Author Archives: Tom Shannon

Game Comments: Buccaneers at Bears 11/23/14

Offense The Bears started in their usual fashion failing to give the ball to Matt Forte on a run play. A false start by Brandon Marshall and a drop from Marquess Wilson helped force a three and out. It was … Continue reading

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Bears Matchup Poorly Against the Bucs and Other Points of View

Bears Dan Wiederer at the Chicago Tribune asks the question of the week in regards to Sunday’s Vikings game: “[Bears quarterback Jay] Cutler admitted the Bears knew to challenge [5’10” Josh] Robinson more than fellow Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes, who … Continue reading

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Game Comments: Vikings at Bears 11/16/14

Defense Surprisingly the Bears came out playing the pass with seven in the box, allowing the Vikings running game to get going. It looked to me like the Bears came out well prepared scheme-wise this week. They looked like they … Continue reading

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The Value of Hope and Other Points of View

Bears David Haugh at the Chicago Tribune has a point: “‘We’ve got to … put the San Francisco game on, the Jets game on and see why we were able to play four quarters against Atlanta in competitive football games,’ … Continue reading

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Game Comments: Bears at Packers 11/9/14

There’s absolutely nothing I could possible say here that wouldn’t be a waste of both your time and mine. See you next week.

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The Best News You’ve Heard All Week. And Other Points of View.

Bears I probably shouldn’t be surprised by this. But Patrick Finley and Adam L. Jahns at the Chicago Sun-Times report that there are “Lovie guys” in the locker room who, apparently, still haven’t moved on. Hub Arkush at chicagofootball.com on … Continue reading

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The Season Isn’t Over. Yet. And Other Points of View.

Bears Mark Potash at the Chicago Sun-Times quotes Bears safety Ryan Mundy after the Bears blow out loss to the Patriots last Sunday: “‘We’re definitely frustrated, ­upset and disappointed — all those emotions,’ Mundy said. ‘We’ve just got to stick … Continue reading

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What Leadership Looks Like

Some rube wrote in with this question for Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune: “Is any player stepping up to provide leadership on that side of the ball? — Tom S., Chicago, from email” “I thought Jared Allen did a … Continue reading

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Bears to Get Run Game Going as Packers Try to Stop It

John Mullin at csnchicago.com thinks that the move of Michael Ola to right tackle will improve the Bears run game: “Coaches were clearly pleased with the results in the run game with Ola at right tackle. Matt Forte rushed for … Continue reading

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Game Comments: Bears at Patriots 10/26/14

Offense The Bears came out running right away. The Patriots didn’t even disguise the fact that they knew it was coming, putting an extra guy in the box from the get go. Quarterback Jay Cutler was not accurate again this … Continue reading

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