Author Archives: Tom Shannon

…And One for the Pessimists

I like George McCaskey. I really do. I like his passion. I like his candidness. Like most of the McCaskey family that I’ve been exposed to, I get the impression that he’s a genuinely good, quality person raised by quality … Continue reading

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Game Comments: Bears at Vikings 12-28-14

Offense They mixed it up but you knew that Minnesota wasn’t going to make the mistake of playing extensive man-to-man against Jay Cutler and the Bears offense. They came out in the kind of soft zone that has defeated them … Continue reading

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The Top of the Discard Pile

Michael C. Wright at ESPN.com summarizes what he thinks was the Bears major problem in 2014: “I think what sticks out the most is how badly Bears general manager Phil Emery miscalculated in terms of the contributions this team would … Continue reading

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The Worst Day the Bears Organization Had All Year

Despite their poor record, Vikings fans have confidence that their team is on the rise and that is largely due to the continued development of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. Mark Craig, the Vikings writer and NFL columnist for the Minneapolis Star … Continue reading

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Being Human. And Other Points of View.

Bears I knew the minute I saw the headline that Rick Morrissey at the Chicago Sun-Times had written this. Similar to Hub Arkush, Morrissey’s cynicism can be refreshing when you want someone to write a hard truth. But both tend … Continue reading

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Kyle Long Has the Right Idea. And Other Points of View.

Bears David Haugh at the Chicago Tribune produces this interesting tid bit that could be an indication of what general manager Phil Emery‘s future might hold: “Quietly, the Bears have begun exploring potential replacements for Emery in the event they … Continue reading

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Bears Fans in for a Grim Finale with Cutler Back at QB. And Other Points of View.

Bears Alshon Jeffery didn’t seem to have a good explanation for why he was dropping passes all over the field Sunday. Via Dan Wiederer at the Chicago Tribune: “‘You’ve got to catch the ball,’ Jeffery said. ‘Some of them probably … Continue reading

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Game Comments: Lions at Bears 12/21/14

Offense I wasn’t very happy with the body language I saw from Martellus Bennett early. I got the impression that he wasn’t too happy with the new offensive situation with Jimmy Clausen at quarterback. I don’t know if he figured … Continue reading

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The “Serial” Murder of Bears Season and Other Points of View

Bears Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune thinks Monday’s debacle was finally the end for Bears head coach Marc Trestman. Its the first time all year the veteran reporter has said so and he’s probably the reporter in town whose … Continue reading

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Trestman to Exit on His Own Terms

Like David Haugh in my last post, Michael C. Wright at ESPN.com and I rarely see eye-to-eye. But I think he was spot on as he compares Marc Trestman‘s decision to bench Jay Cutler with a similar decision made by former … Continue reading

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