Author Archives: Tom Shannon

Bears May Have a Natural Leader in Matt Slauson

Bears offensive guard Matt Slauson (above) talks to Adam L. Jahns at the Chicago Sun-Times about the leadership void on the Bears offensive line with the release of center Roberto Garza: “‘One of his most incredible strengths was bringing us all … Continue reading

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Sorry, “Source”, But the Bears Are Not the Browns

Jason Cole at the Bleacher Report says that the idea of trading quarterback Jay Cutler to the Tennessee Titans to take Marcus Mariota with the second overall pick is “gaining traction” within the Bears organization in the video below. Cole … Continue reading

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Whose Problem Is It Really?

Gregg Rosenthal at quotes runningback LeSean McCoy (above) on his former Eagles head coach Chip Kelly: “‘[Buffalo] is more of a NFL type of feel,’ McCoy told NFL Media’s Kimberly Jones on NFL Network’s NFL Total Access. ‘Being with Coach … Continue reading

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Some Creativity May Be Required For Teams Seeking Tight Ends in the Draft

Tom Carpenter at ESPN highlights one of the more interesting things to look for inthe upcoming draft: where Minnesota tight end Maxx Williams (above) will go. Anyone who watched the combine knows that the tight end class is pretty grim and … Continue reading

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Hidden Quarterback Gems? There Might Be Some for the Bears.

East Carolina’s Shane Carden (above) is a puzzle to me. I get the impression talking to many fans that they like Carden because they think he’s an underdog – a small guy who could make the kind of story that can … Continue reading

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On the Vanishing Fullback Position

Troy E. Renck at the Denver Post says that the Broncos are going old school under new head coach Gary Kubiac by bringing back the fullback: “‘Everyone wants to be an innovator. No one thinks you can get a head … Continue reading

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Totally Inept… And Still Better?

I’ve been as tough as anyone on the Browns.  And its well deserved because they really are the definition of dysfunctional. Pat McManamon at ESPN elaborates: “From general manager Ray Farmer being suspended four games because of illegal in-game texting, … Continue reading

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Better Lives Through Chemistry

Michael C. Wright at ESPN is asked about his thoughts on the Bears offseason moves. I find one aspect of his response to be interesting: “What’s a little troubling for me is the fact the Bears have added 12 new … Continue reading

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Road to Front Office Relationship Success Filled with Potholes

Michael David Smith at is surprisingly definitive after highlighting former 49er Jeff Garcia‘s comments on the current state of the team: “Garcia said the decision of [owner Jed] York and [general manager Trent] Baalke to fire Harbaugh reminds him … Continue reading

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Bears-Bucs Philosophical Clash – Who Will Be More Competitive in 2015?

According to Michael David Smith at the Buccaneers have thrown away $50 million on defensive backs over the last couple years: “Friday’s trade of safety Dashon Goldson became the third time the Bucs have cut bait on a secondary … Continue reading

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