Author Archives: Tom Shannon

Updated: Typical Cutler. And Other Points of View.

Bears Rich Campbell at the Chicago Tribune interviews former Bears consultant Ernie Accorsi. “Then, the two coordinators, I was thrilled when I saw that we got those two guys. That’s really the beginnings of a great staff, right there.” That … Continue reading

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Managing Expectations and Other Points of View

Bears Dan Wiederer at the Chicago Tribune reports this nugget: “[New Bears head coach John] Fox asserted Monday that one of his biggest attractions to the Bears job was to work for a storied franchise in a city that oozes … Continue reading

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Fox Clashing Too Much with Management-Types? Well, You Can Hardly Blame Him for This One…

Neil Hayes at the Chicago Sun-Times recalls covering the Raiders in 1996. New Bears head coach John Fox quit as the defensive coordinator late in the exhibition season after an apparent dispute with owner Al Davis. This one should make … Continue reading

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Jay Cutler Gone or Less Relevant? Either Way the Bears Are Better.

I couldn’t agree more with what John Mullin at csnchicago.com writes here: “The Seattle Seahawks are going to a second consecutive Super Bowl with a quarterback they didn’t need. The New England Patriots are going to their sixth with one … Continue reading

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Why Could the Bears Be Winners as Soon as 2015 And Other Points of View

Bears Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune quotes former Panthers defensive tackle Brentson Buckner on what new Bears head coach John Fox said in his first team meeting after taking over the 1-15 team: “‘He said, ‘You were 1-15 and … Continue reading

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John Fox Initiates A Warming Trend

Its 41°F  here in Chicago. Though that may not seem to be very warm compared to the usual temperatures in most of the habitable world, it counts as toasty here relative to the single digit readings which have been closer … Continue reading

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Reeling in the “Big Fish”? And Other Points of View

Bears Steve Rosenbloom at the Chicago Tribune has started calling new general manager Ryan Pace “Harry Potter”. Very amusing. Hub Arkush, writing for the Chicago Sun-Times, uses flawed logic to discourage too much consideration of John Fox as the Bears … Continue reading

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Inside The Mind of Ryan Pace and Other Points of View

Bears New Bears general manager Ryan Pace takes his first step on to the slippery slope that is quarterback Jay Cutler. Via the Chicago Tribune: “The quarterback obviously is a critical, critical position to achieve sustained success. But it’s not … Continue reading

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An Ironic Twist Makes Eric DeCosta a Likely GM Candidate

The most interesting name coming out of the Bears general manager search is Eric DeCosta of the Baltimore Ravens. DeCosta has shown little desire to leave his position with the Ravens and has turned down interview requests for GM jobs before. … Continue reading

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Some Personal Favorites for Bears Head Coach and Other Points of View

Bears Matt Forte‘s thoughts after the Minnesota game were probably very pertinent to the Bears current situation. Via Dan Wiederer at the Chicago Tribune: “Sometimes we line up in a formation that we ran a specific play out of a … Continue reading

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