Category Archives: New England Patriots

The Emery-Smith “Marriage” May Result in More of the Same. And Other Points of View.

Bears Pro Football Focus rates the tackling done by the safeties in the NFL.  It’s a wash for the Bears.  Brandon Merriweather was near the bottom.  Craig Steltz was near the top. Pro Football Focus also gives their all-NFC North … Continue reading

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Some Grim Thoughts on Mike Tice and Other Points of View

Bears Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune on new Bears general manager Phil Emery: “The question now is where Emery, who worked under Angelo, will differ and be an improvement over his predecessor. “’Phil is going to have his own … Continue reading

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Do the Bears Regret Trading Greg Olsen? And Other Points of View.

Bears Sean Jensen at the Chicago Sun-Times thinks it might be best for the Bears if offensive coordinator Mike Tice didn’t get the Raiders head coaching job: “Despite what he said immediately after the season, Smith probably wouldn’t be too … Continue reading

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Former Bear Chris Harris Was “Too Outspoken” and Other Points of View

Bears Dave Toub is still in the mix for the Miami Dolphins job. We’d all hate to see him leave. But I have to say that, based upon what I’ve seen on the field from patch work personnel, I think … Continue reading

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The Bottom Line on the Bears Problems and Other Points of View

Bears Dan Pompei at the Chicago Tribune when asked if a veteran quarterback could have prevented Marion Barber‘s mistakes against the Chiefs and Broncos: “It is possible a veteran quarterback might have been able to prevent Barber from committing his … Continue reading

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Lovie Smith: Doing More with Less. And Other Points of View

Bears Mike Mulligan at the Chicago Tribune credits defensive backs coach Jon Hoke for disguising coverages more with the Bears.  I’m not sure that this was so much Hoke’s doing as it is a general recognition by Lovie Smith and … Continue reading

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Should Gabe Carimi Start Monday? And Other Points of View

Bears Mark Potash at the Chicago Sun-Times quotes Lovie Smith on the possibility that Gabe Carimi might start at right tackle Monday: ‘‘’We don’t have to make any of those decisions yet,’ coach Lovie Smith said. ‘We’ll let him tell us … Continue reading

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Release of Chris Harris As a Personal Matter and Other Points of View

Bears Vaughn McClure at the Chicago Tribune comments upon the Bears safety situation: “Letting [Chris] Harris go, Lovie Smith and the coaching staff put a lot of faith in a pair of unproven players. [Major] Wright, a third-round draft pick in 2010, has started four career … Continue reading

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Settle Down, Bear Fans. And Other Points of View

Bears Not much interesting in the Sun-Times today.  Or so I thought.  Walter Payton?  Ancient history.  Cam Newton?  Enough already.  Hellooooo strippers. Glad to see that Marion Barber will be back tomorrow.  He should look like a freight train to … Continue reading

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Bear’s Olsen Was on the Trading Block for Eleven Minutes and Other Points of View

Bears Neil Hayes and Sean Jensen at the Chicago Sun-Times report that the Bears have interest in Brad Smith in free agency. Bob LeGere at the Daily Herald explains why Oregon State center Alex Linnenkohl and Ohio State wide receiver … Continue reading

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