Author Archives: Tom Shannon

Tough Fans, Tough Teams

Mike Florio on the problems the Vikings will face as they play the next two seasons outside while their new stadium is being built: “For the Vikings, the bigger problem will be playing home games outdoors for two years before … Continue reading

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“Don’t Let Familiarity Rob You of Your Joy”

Dan Wieder at the Chicago Tribune on soon to be free agent quarterback Josh McCown: “[McCown] remembers an expression [Bears head coach Marc] Trestman often recites: ‘Don’t let familiarity rob you of your joy.’” “That’s the reminder to savor every moment, no matter … Continue reading

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Bears Offensive Line Needs to Get Better, Too

John Mullin at CSNChicago.com argues that resigning center Roberto Garza makes the Bears offensive line unit better than the sum of its parts: “…Garza has quietly become a player who makes players around him better. He has a comfort level with quarterback … Continue reading

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Point Well Taken

Steve Rosenbloom at the Chicago Tribune makes a good point: “Maybe it’s me, but when Bears general manager Phil Emery says that new Bears linebacker Shea McClellin was the team’s best ‘pass disruptor’ when he played defensive end, everyone looks stupid.” “He’s … Continue reading

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Bears Promote New Offensive Line Coach

The Bears have removed offensive line coach from offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer's title and promoted assistant offensive line coach Pat Meyer. Rich Campbell at the Chicago Tribune quotes head coach Marc Trestman: “The move will allow Aaron to still be … Continue reading

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Defensive Line Needs More Size in 2014

John Mullin at CSNChicago.com addresses the Bears defensive line: “Strategies: Besides specific personnel decisions, the Bears need to decide whether their defensive front is big enough. Injuries were not the only reason the Bears were being blown off the ball. … Continue reading

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Ultimately It’s About the Players

Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune answers your questions: “I read that defensive coaches Reggie Herring and Paul Pasqualoni have backgrounds as coaches on teams that play 3-4 defensive fronts. It's a known fact that the defensive coordinator Mel Tucker … Continue reading

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Defense Wins Championships?

Steve Rosenbloom at the Chicago Tribune compares the Bears defense to the Seahawks by claiming that there is no comparison: “The more I watched the Seahawks defense in the Super Bowl, the more embarrassed I was for the Bears defense. … Continue reading

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Ndamukong Suh ‘Uncontrollable’ in Locker Room

From Brian Manzullo at the Detroit Free Press: “Heath Evans, a former NFL fullback now working as an analyst for Fox’s NFL coverage, says three unnamed Lions last fall told him stories of [defensive tackle Ndamukong] Suh trying to establish … Continue reading

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Bears and Dolphins Have Common Reason to Rejoice

Armando Salguero at the Miami Herald gives Miami fans an unusual reason to feel better about their team. And Bears fans should share the feeling: “The reported departure of Dolphins linebacker coach George Edwards to Minnesota to become the Vikings … Continue reading

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