Author Archives: Tom Shannon

Congratulations to the Bucs On Hiring Lovie Smith. Maybe.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers has hired former Bears coach Lovie Smith as their new head coach. Smith is a good head coach with a solid defensive mind who got the most out of his players on on that side of the … Continue reading

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Erin Henderson Makes a Good Impression

The Vikings’ Erin Henderson was arrested for a second DWI in two months. Good luck with the new coach, buddy.

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Picture of a Dysfunctional Franchise

As it’s the off-season and Bears news is slowing down, I’m starting to get around to catching up on the news on other teams. In this respect, the conflict within the organization that is developing over what to do about … Continue reading

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The Age Old Question

With the season over, so begins the discussion of the central off=season event: The NFL Draft. And its never too early to debate the age-old question – “best available” or “position of need”. Hub Arkush at hubarkush.com comments: “What I … Continue reading

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Biggest Disappointment of 2013

When the writers at the Chicago Sun-Times reviewed the 2013 season, they broke it down into categories. Most Valuable Player (Adam L. Jahns – Josh McCown, Patrick Finley – Matt Forte, Mark Potash – Brandon Marshall), Biggest surprise (Janhs – … Continue reading

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The Moment that Stood Out about the Lions in 2013

Michael Rothstein at espn.com describes the 10 moments that stood out about the Lions in 2013: “4. Schwartz and the fans. Maybe this is too high because it is fresh in the mind, but Schwartz yelling at the Lions fans … Continue reading

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Everyone Sees the Problem. The Question Is How to Solve It.

The Bears problems on defense are complex. But almost everyone agrees that what made them the worst defense in the NFL this season really boils down to one play from the last game. Rich Campbell at the Chicago Tribune comments: … Continue reading

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Getting the Calls

Patrick Finley at the Chicago Sun-Times quotes quarterback Jay Cutler on defensive end Shea McClellin’s unnecessary-roughness penalty in the second quarter Sunday: “Cutler was asked whether a flag would have been thrown if he had been the victim of the … Continue reading

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A Man to Keep an Eye On

Rich Campbell at the Chicago Tribune profiles Bears head coach Marc Trestman as he reaches the end of his first regular season: “Trestman addressed his team [after a devastating loss to Minnesota on Dec. 1], lauding players’ effort and preparation … Continue reading

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No Pressure, Jay

David Haugh at the Chicago Tribune quotes former Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman on current Bears quarterback Jay Cutler: “The better [Green Bay quarterback Aaron] Rodgers plays Sunday, the smarter Cutler must. Yet after visiting a “relaxed” Cutler on Friday at … Continue reading

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