Author Archives: Tom Shannon

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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Leading the Leader and Other Points of View

Bears Rich Campbell at the Chicago Tribune points out that Cutler continues to overthrow receivers and attributes it to poor mechanics. But he then offers no specifics about what is wrong with those mechanics and gives us nothing to look … Continue reading

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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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