Author Archives: Tom Shannon

With Jared Allen Gone One Way or the Other Willie Young Is the Next Man Up

Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune gives 10 thoughts on Seattle’s win over the Bears. He addresses the fact that linebacker Willie Young was a healthy scratch for the game: “Young was on the field for 19 of the defense’s … Continue reading

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The Truth Behind the Lies

Benjamin Disraeli once said, “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” Bearing that in mind, Ian Rapoport at tweets this little “statistical” tidbit: In a result obvious for everyone who watched #Packers QB Aaron Rodgers last … Continue reading

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The Once and Future Offense

Rich Campbell at the Chicago Tribune quotes head coach John Fox on the conservative approach that the Bears took on offense on Sunday: “‘We need to generate more than zero points to win games,’ Fox said Monday.” “Asked Monday whether … Continue reading

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Charles Leno Could Yet Be a Bears Building Block

A day after a 26-0 wipe out of the Bears by the Seattle Seahawks, the fashionable thing is to bash the team for a conservative offensive effort and poor special teams play. So, of course, I’m not going to do … Continue reading

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Quick Game Comments: Chicago at Seattle 9/27/15

Offense The Bears came out ready to run with triple tight ends on the first possession. They packed into tight formations and made no secret of what they were doing. Of course, the Seahawks were expecting that and were ready … Continue reading

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Fales or Clausen? The Debate Continues.

Adam Jahns at the Chicago Sun-Times doesn’t have a problem with starting quarterback Jimmy Clausen this week but believes that the Bears eventually should get a good look at back up David Fales. “The difference is that Clausen, who’s 28 … Continue reading

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Connor Cook Is a Draft Prospect You Should Know

Most Bears fans will be looking for the team to draft a potential starting quarterback next year, potentially with a pretty high draft pick. Recent discussions amongst friends left me in the mood to seek out and give some preliminary … Continue reading

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Detroit Lions Are Down but Far From Out

Dave Birkett at the Detroit Free Press comments upon the improvement of tight end Eric Ebron this year: “Ebron has been a revelation in the Lions’ offense through two games, leading the team with two touchdowns and ranking third behind … Continue reading

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Redskins Potential Once Again Limited with No Answers at the Quarterback Position

Conor Orr has the unenviable task of writing up a blog post on the Redskins – Giants game for “Where do we begin with Kirk Cousins? Perhaps it was the two times he missed Jordan Reed wide open in … Continue reading

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Quick Comments from Thursday Night’s Game

The Giants had a hard time rushing Kirk Cousins. They obviously are missing Jean Pierre-Paul. I was surprised to see Washington come out spreading the field instead of playing to their strength with the run. They went to the running … Continue reading

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