Author Archives: Tom Shannon

Bears Might Not Want to Find Themselves to Be Too Much On a Rolle Next Season

Dan Wiederer at the Chicago Tribune reviews the Bears situation at safety: “Both general manager Ryan Pace and coach John Fox were ecstatic to land 10-year veteran Antrel Rolle during free agency, adding talent and stability to the defense’s back … Continue reading

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Bears May Look to Miami as a NFL Draft Trading Partner and Other Points of View.

Bears Will Brinson at CBS Sports rates wide receiver David Terrell as the worst Bears first round draft pick in the last 25 years. I don’t see how he beat out Michael Haynes and Cade McNown but it must have … Continue reading

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Better Than Diet Pills?

I’m not much on the history of the league. What’s happening in the moment interests me more. But I found this article from Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune about the 1983 draft to be really interesting. Here he quotes … Continue reading

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A Shift in Culture: The Bears Team Will Be a Reflection of Its Leaders

Bears offensive guard Kyle Long talks about the culture change inside Halas Hall as offseason workouts begin. Via Chris Boden at csnchicago.com: “The guys we’re playing for now are just older versions of us. They understand what we’re going through … Continue reading

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Shelton the Best Available Based Upon Video. And That Makes Him the Best Available, Period.

Kevin Fishbain at chicagofootball.com evaluates Washington defensive tackle Danny Shelton: “Early on in the draft process, once we knew the Bears would be running a 3-4 defense, Shelton was the sexy choice for Chicago in mock drafts. Several draft analysts … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Drafting a Vic Beasley

Todd McShay at ESPN evaluates pass rushing prospect Vic Beasley: “I’m not as high on Beasley as some others are, because I didn’t see any power element to his game on tape. I also have a hard time putting a … Continue reading

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Gabriel Not a Believer in Jameis Winston

Nate Atkins quotes Pro Football Now draft analyst Greg Gabiel who scouted for the Bears and Giants for 26 years on Jameis Winston: “Bill Parcells used to tell me, ‘You’ve only got to be sprayed by the skunk one time … Continue reading

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When Is Due Diligence Called For and When Isn’t It?

Patrick Finley at the Chicago Sun-Times profiles defensive tackle Danny Shelton: “[G]iven that the team will morph into 4-3 defense on nickel and dime situations, the Bears could be cautious drafting someone who could be limited to two downs.” “The … Continue reading

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Draft Day Trade of Cutler? In Some Ways It Makes Sense.

Josh Alper at profootballtalk.com continues to speculate on the possibility that Jay Cutler will be traded. This is, of course, possible and if it is going to happen, it will most likely be close to or during the draft. But … Continue reading

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What if Marcus Mariota Actually Fell to the Seventh Pick? It’s Not an Easy Question Anymore.

Nate Atkins at chicagofootball.com makes the case for the Bears to draft Marcus Mariota if they get the chance: “Mariota will need time to grow, which is just a continuation of the path he’s been on for years. In the … Continue reading

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