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Mike Mulligan is a veteran sports reporter who is now the co-host of "Mully & Hanley" on WSCR-AM 670. He has covered six NBA Finals, 16 ...

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Mike Mulligan

Mike Mulligan

Bears bereft of leadership and victories

Bears bereft of leadership and victories

October 21, 2014

When Brandon Marshall attempted to insert himself into the Bears leadership void Sunday, you couldn't help but think of poor old Carlos Zambrano. The volatile former Cubs pitcher once mistook confrontation for leadership too. It didn't work out well for him or his team.

  • Dolphins discard Michael Ola coming up aces for Bears

    October 14, 2014

    Michael Ola laughs and shakes his head when asked if he feels like the Kurt Warner of Bears offensive linemen. OK, so it's a stupid question: Warner could play only quarterback while Ola already has started at left guard, left tackle — and if you count the preseason — right tackle too.

  • Chris Williams takes turn as Devin Hester heir

    October 7, 2014

    Many old teammates will be eager to catch up to Devin Hester on Sunday in Atlanta, especially if the Bears are foolish enough to kick or punt to him.

  • Bears' red-zone failures surprising, costly

    September 30, 2014

    Bears cornerback Tim Jennings nodded his head when asked to name the toughest red-zone threat he has faced in the NFL.

  • Packers and Bears appear headed in different directions

    September 24, 2014

    It's comical to imagine the Bears can exact fierce revenge Sunday against the Packers at Soldier Field. Even an Old Testament-style "smiting" by the home team isn't going to return any yesterdays or erase past disaster.

  • Marc Trestman shares blame for poor special teams play

    September 16, 2014

    It takes a certain type of mentality to play special teams.

  • Bears must get physical, and quickly against 49ers

    September 9, 2014

    Bills coach Doug Marrone reportedly got into it pretty good with management late in the preseason before his team tarnished the Bears' season. Word is, by the time general manager Doug Whaley and team President Russ Brandon intervened in an expletive-filled argument between the coach and the director of pro personnel, Marrone was overheard daring his bosses to fire him.

  • Don't expect Bears defense to be fixed overnight

    September 2, 2014

    Maybe the greatest fallacy surrounding the Bears in 2014 is the idea that the offseason rebuild of the defensive line will have the same effect that rebuilding the offensive line did last season.

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