Author Archives: Tom Shannon

The Need for Help and Other Points of View

Bears Rich Campbell at the Chicago Tribune reads my mind on the problems that the Bears have had defending the run: “Dating to last season, we’ve heard coach Marc Trestman, defensive coordinator Mel Tucker and various players refer to problems … Continue reading

Posted in Chicago Bears, Points of View | Leave a comment

The Balance of Power and Other Points of View

Bears Patrick Finley at the Chicago Sun-Times quotes Bears linebacker Lance Briggs: “Asked on his Comcast television show about a radio report he was out partying until 4 a.m. Saturday, linebacker Lance Briggs said that ‘what I do on my … Continue reading

Posted in Chicago Bears, Points of View | Leave a comment

Don’t Jump! And Other Points of View.

Bears Adam L. Jahns at the Chicago Sun-Times didn’t exactly come out and say it. But the messages was clear in the headline: “Bears’ defensive miscues felt like a mistake to the heart“: “It was running back Fred Jackson’s 38-yard … Continue reading

Posted in Chicago Bears, Points of View | Leave a comment

Game Comments: Buffalo at Chicago 9/7/14

Defense The Bills came out running which is the natural thing to do when facing what was one of the worst run defenses in the NFL. They didn’t hide it with some straight out power run formations and the Bears … Continue reading

Posted in Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Game Comments | Leave a comment

Lesson Learned and Other Points of View

Bears Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune answers your questions: “Why was Kelvin Hayden re-signed and not offensive line depth given the current situation? Did Phil Emery explain the thought process behind this? — @BDGDEB from Twitter “Good question. One … Continue reading

Posted in Chicago Bears, Points of View | Leave a comment

Leadership? I Don’t See It. And Other Points of View.

Bears Patrick Finley at the Chicago Sun-Times quotes Jay Cutler when asked about his 86 rating on Madden 15: “You guys are bored.” Amen. Hub Arkush at chicagofootball.com asks some timely and relevant special teams questions: “The Bears are clearly … Continue reading

Posted in Chicago Bears | Leave a comment

A Guess at the Final Cuts

With the final preseason game upon us, I thought it might be interesting to take a look and see if I could come up with a list of 22 final cuts to get the roster down to 53. Here’s a … Continue reading

Posted in Chicago Bears | Leave a comment

Cutting the Defense Some Slack and Other Points of View

Bears Defensive end Willie Young explains the catch 22 when it comes to generating a disciplined pass rush to keep a quarterback like Russell Wilson in the pocket while generating sufficient pressure. Via Dan Wiederer at the Chicago Tribune: “‘It’s … Continue reading

Posted in Chicago Bears, Points of View | 3 Comments

Overcoming Injuries Is a Major Factor and Other Points of View

Bears Probably a lot of people were surprised at some of the cuts from Saturday thinking that players like Adrian Wilson and Nate Collins would stick until the final round. But the Bears were doing these guys a favor by … Continue reading

Posted in Chicago Bears, Points of View | Leave a comment

Some Teams Are Just Better and Other Points of View

Bears Dan Wiederer at the Chicago Tribune nails perhaps the biggest problem with the defense Friday night right on the head: “On the Seahawks’ final touchdown of the first half Friday night, quarterback Russell Wilson might as well have been … Continue reading

Posted in Chicago Bears, Points of View | Leave a comment