Author Archives: Tom Shannon

Quick Comments: Jaguars at Bears 8/14/14

Defense The linebackers, including Shea McClellin, played better to my eye. They were more agressive than last week and played down hill to attack the line of scrimmage. Danny McCray had some good open field tackles. That’s a good sign … Continue reading

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Knowing Who to Believe and Other Points of View

Bears Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune answers our questions. He gives his thoughts on something I know many of us are wondering, whether the Bears are going to go with more two tightend personnel groupings with what is a … Continue reading

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Typical Fan Responses and Other Points of View

Bears Rich Campbell at the Chicago Tribune notes this exchange between safeties Danny McCray and Craig Steltz, who are competing for roster spots, on Tuesday at practice during kick return drills: “Safety Danny McCray, who lined up on the return … Continue reading

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On the Use of Twitter and Other Points of View

Bears I was glad to hear tight end Martellus Bennett say that he would have handled the episode that led to his suspension “differently”. And the team seems satisfied with what they see. But I would have felt better about … Continue reading

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Adrian Wilson Strikes a Different Tone and Other Points of View

Bears The highlight of my night Friday was seeing undersized wide receiver Chris Williams beat press coverage off of the line and catch a dead, solid perfect pass from quarterback Jimmy Clausen. The fact that it went for a touchdown … Continue reading

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Pre-Game Wrap Up and Other Points of View

Bears During pre-season games like the one last night, most of us watch the pass rush when we evaluate the defensive line and forget about everything else. But Bears head coach Marc Trestman has his head on straight. Via Rich … Continue reading

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Trestman-Emery Relationship “Bears” Watching

David Haugh at the Chicago Tribune adds another aspect related to the suspension of tight end Martellus Bennett that I didn’t think of: “In acting so boldly, [Phil] Emery did the best thing for the Bears, even if the [general … Continue reading

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Prepare for Disappointment. And Other Points of View.

Bears Adam L. Jahns at the Chicago Sun-Times passes on the fact that Isaiah Frey is out with a hamstring issue. The return of Kelvin Hayden and the pick up of first round draft pick Kyle Fuller already put a … Continue reading

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Martellus Bennett: Himself Alone

When I was in high school I worked part time with a fellow employee, who, like me, was very young. She told me that she was having a hard time with the job because she had a problem “taking orders”. … Continue reading

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It Evidently Doesn’t Take Much in the Heat of Summer and Other Points of View

Bears Patrick Finley at the Chicago Sun-Times on the injury to the collar bone of Marquess Wilson: “When Marquess Wilson crashed to the ground Monday, so did the Bears’ best chance of finding a reliable wide receiver alongside two Pro … Continue reading

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