Author Archives: Tom Shannon

Jay Cutler Gone or Less Relevant? Either Way the Bears Are Better.

I couldn’t agree more with what John Mullin at csnchicago.com writes here: “The Seattle Seahawks are going to a second consecutive Super Bowl with a quarterback they didn’t need. The New England Patriots are going to their sixth with one … Continue reading

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Why Could the Bears Be Winners as Soon as 2015 And Other Points of View

Bears Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune quotes former Panthers defensive tackle Brentson Buckner on what new Bears head coach John Fox said in his first team meeting after taking over the 1-15 team: “‘He said, ‘You were 1-15 and … Continue reading

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John Fox Initiates A Warming Trend

Its 41°F  here in Chicago. Though that may not seem to be very warm compared to the usual temperatures in most of the habitable world, it counts as toasty here relative to the single digit readings which have been closer … Continue reading

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Reeling in the “Big Fish”? And Other Points of View

Bears Steve Rosenbloom at the Chicago Tribune has started calling new general manager Ryan Pace “Harry Potter”. Very amusing. Hub Arkush, writing for the Chicago Sun-Times, uses flawed logic to discourage too much consideration of John Fox as the Bears … Continue reading

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Inside The Mind of Ryan Pace and Other Points of View

Bears New Bears general manager Ryan Pace takes his first step on to the slippery slope that is quarterback Jay Cutler. Via the Chicago Tribune: “The quarterback obviously is a critical, critical position to achieve sustained success. But it’s not … Continue reading

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An Ironic Twist Makes Eric DeCosta a Likely GM Candidate

The most interesting name coming out of the Bears general manager search is Eric DeCosta of the Baltimore Ravens. DeCosta has shown little desire to leave his position with the Ravens and has turned down interview requests for GM jobs before. … Continue reading

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Some Personal Favorites for Bears Head Coach and Other Points of View

Bears Matt Forte‘s thoughts after the Minnesota game were probably very pertinent to the Bears current situation. Via Dan Wiederer at the Chicago Tribune: “Sometimes we line up in a formation that we ran a specific play out of a … Continue reading

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One for the Optimists…

Martellus Bennett‘s comments after head coach Marc Trestman and general manager Phil Emery were fired were profound. From Dan Wiederer at the Chicago Tribune: “On whether there’s any reason to be optimistic about next season: “‘That should be a rhetorical question. At … Continue reading

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…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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