Author Archives: Tom Shannon

Brandon Marshall Isn’t Going Anywhere

From ESPN.com: “When the Chicago Bears restructured Jay Cutler‘s contract to clear cap space, speculation surfaced that it was to enable the Bears to sign All-Pro receiver Brandon Marshall to a long-term extension. “Instead, Chicago signed free-agent DE Jared Allen … Continue reading

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The Buffalo Bills Will Be for Sale

This item was buried in the Chicago Tribune article covering the death of Buffalo owner Ralph Wilson: “According to the Buffalo News, the team will be placed in a trust, which likely will control the franchise for a minimum of a few … Continue reading

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Bears Have Reason to Hope Wilson Will Develop

Last week I wrote that with the release of wide receiver Earl Bennett, the Bears would be in need of a new third wide receiver. Yesterday at the league meetings head coach Marc Trestman confirmed that wide receiver Marquess Wilson … Continue reading

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Mark Sanchez May Be Right for the Bears. Later.

John Mullen at CSNChicago.com addresses the question of whether Mark Sanchez is in the Bears’s future: “The unknown is whether the Bears may take a flyer on Sanchez because [quarterback coach Matt] Cavanaugh knows him from New York, or take a pass for precisely the same reason: because … Continue reading

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Who Was the Most Important Signing So Far?

Pro Bowl linebacker Lance Briggs visited the NFL Network and talked Bears [link]. Amongst his comments, I can completely agree with his statements regarding the signing of cornerback Charles Tillman.  Briggs said he was “the happiest man in Chicago” when Tillman resigned.  If … Continue reading

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Owners to Consider Moving Kickoffs Forward – Again

Apparently moving kickoffs from the 30 yard line to the 35 yard line a few years ago didn’t take things far enough for at least some NFL owners.  Via profootballtalk.com: “The Competition Committee announced today that owners will vote at next … Continue reading

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Third Wide Receiver Officially Becomes a Need for the Bears

Rich Campbell at the Chicago Tribune comments upon the release of number three wide receiver Earl Bennett: “[Marquess] Wilson, a seventh-round pick out of Washington St., is positioned to compete with newly-signed Domenik Hixon for the No. 3 receiver spot. Wilson had two catches … Continue reading

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Projecting the Future

Yesterday, I described the uncomfortable feeling I had about how the Bears were going about “improving” the defense.  Apparently I wasn’t alone. Here’s what Steve Rosenbloom at the Chicago Tribune had to say as he urged the Bears to sign defensive end Jared Allen: … Continue reading

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Why Can’t the Bears Be About the Money? Because It’s All About the Money.

As DeMarcus Ware disappears from the list of free agents, the question presents itself:  how can teams like the Denver Broncos continue to sign high priced veteran free agent after free agent while the Bears are already bumping their heads … Continue reading

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Newcomers To Count for More than Just Statistics

In considering the moves that the Bears have made since December, I find the question of whether they are actually better than they were at the beginning of 2013 to be debatable. Though the offense has been left largely intact, … Continue reading

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