Author Archives: Tom Shannon

Being of Two Minds and Other Points of View

Bears David Haugh at the Chicago Tribune petty much sums up why Brandon Marshall isn’t a Bear: “The Bears questioned where Marshall’s focus was, or he never would have been dealt. According to [Bears head coach John] Fox‘s football glossary, … Continue reading

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Some Combine Thoughts and Other Points of View

Bears I considered this comment from Adam L. Jahns at the Chicago Sun-Times to be interesting news: “The Bears have plenty of defensive holes, but that doesn’t mean Pace and Co. are being narrow-minded. “Some offensive lineman at the combine … Continue reading

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A Scary Choice and Other Points of View

Bears According to Rich Campbell at the Chicago Tribune cornerback Tim Jennings had minor arthroscopic surgery on his knee. He’s expected to be fine for the beginning of the Bears offseason workout program April 6. But then there’s this: “Jennings … Continue reading

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The Bears Will Have the Opportunity to Draft Their Quarterback. If They Want Him.

One of the most consistent reasons I’ve heard for not dumping quarterback Jay Cutler is that neither of the two top prospects in the draft will be there when the Bears pick in the first round. Greg Gabriel at the National Football … Continue reading

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Keeping the NFL Combine in Perspective

The NFL Combine is upon us and as freaks like me set up their television recorders for the event, Field Yates at ESPN has a timely reminder for us: “32 players NOT invited to 2014 Combine were drafted, while 111 players … Continue reading

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The Price of Spectacle and the Spectacle of Price

The Chicago Tribune thinks that its hard to justify all of the trouble that having the NFL Draft in the city will bring. I’m having a hard time getting in line with their thinking. What the Tribune isn’t considering is … Continue reading

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Why Bears Fans Should Be Thankful. And Other Points of View.

Bears Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune answers your questions. Included is the annual call for running back Matt Forte to be traded: “I don’t know how much the Bears could get in return for Forte when you consider he’s … Continue reading

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Bears Biggest Need? It Says Linebacker Here. And Other Points of View.

Bears The Bears have re-signed cornerback Al Louis-Jean to a two year contract according to Dan Wiederer at the Chicago Tribune. Louis-Jean will be one of the more interesting players to keep an eye on. He’s got all the tools … Continue reading

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Super Bowl Lessons and Other Points of View

Bears Former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher once again fails to convince me that his contentious exit from the Bears had to do with anything other than his own pride. Via Rich Campbell at the Chicago Tribune Jared Allen thinks quarterback … Continue reading

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Updated: Typical Cutler. And Other Points of View.

Bears Rich Campbell at the Chicago Tribune interviews former Bears consultant Ernie Accorsi. “Then, the two coordinators, I was thrilled when I saw that we got those two guys. That’s really the beginnings of a great staff, right there.” That … Continue reading

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