Author Archives: Tom Shannon

A Question of Style and Other Points of View

Bears Rick Telander at the Chicago Sun-Times on quarterback Jay Cutler after the Bears loss to the Dolphins Sunday: “You know what’s sad? This from Dolphins intercepting safety Reshad Jones: ‘After watching film all week, we saw [Cutler] was looking … Continue reading

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Game Comments: Dolphins at Bears 10/19/14

Defense The Bears defense game out playing mostly cover 1. They were trying to stop the run with the standard 6 or 7 in the box (depending on the personnel) and they were getting run over. They eventually had to … Continue reading

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Not a Good Sign and Other Points of View

Bears I’ll be attending the game Sunday so whatever Game Comments there will be, if any will be brief. Sorry. Its tough to take notes under those circumstances. Maybe some day someone will give me credentials for the press box. … Continue reading

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Something for Everyone and Other Points of View

Bears Amongst the less than stellar performances for the Bears on Sunday against the Falcons, that of right tackle Jordan Mills stood out. Rich Campbell at the Chicago Tribune elaborates: “The starting right tackle committed a false start before the … Continue reading

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Game Comments: Bears at Falcons 10/12/14

Offense The Bears have had a lot of trouble with zone defenses, especially the cover two. But to my great surprise the Falcons came out in man defense. They were only playing zone on third down. Personally I thought it … Continue reading

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Game Comments: Bears at Panthers 10/5/14

Defense The Bears came out looking to stop the run early, keeping an extra player near the line of scrimmage with three wide receivers and a back on the field. I thought the Bears got more pressure on the quarterback … Continue reading

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Is It Simply “Fundamentals and Technique” or Something Deeper?

Hub Arkush at chicagofootball.com asks some good quesions after the Bears loss to the Packers Sunday: “‘I think that, fundamentally, we’ve got to be better,’ Trestman said. ‘We had some missed assignments back there, we had some guys where they … Continue reading

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Game Comments: Packers at Bears 9/28/14

Offense The Bears came out ready to establish the run. The Packers knew it and keyed on Forte but stayed with a standard seven in the box. So the Bears were able to get it going. They also came out … Continue reading

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Just How Far Can Coaching Take You? And Other Points of View.

Bears Mark Potash at the Chicago Sun-Times quotes safety Ryan Mundy on the Bears excellent red zone defense last Sunday: “‘It doesn’t have to get to that point. I was kind of saying that to our defense throughout the first … Continue reading

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Why Not Both? And Other Points of View

Bears There won’t be any Game Comments for the Jets contest tonight. I’ll have the game on tape but its unlikely that I’ll have time to watch it before tomorrow afternoon. Looking forward to seeing what you all have to … Continue reading

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