Category Archives: New England Patriots

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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Ryan Mallett: Are the Patriots Right, Again?

Dan Pompei at the National Football Post addresses this interesting issue: “There are two Ryan Malletts floating around out there. The first is the one most people think he is. The second is the one the Patriots think he is.” … Continue reading

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More Preparation Time Gives Some Teams Big Lockout Advantage But Not Bears

Dan Pompei had this comment in last week’s Sunday Blitz at the National Football Post that stuck in my mind: “Some people around the league are anticipating some interesting game planning and scheming early in the season, more so than … Continue reading

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Lovie Smith the Victim of High Expectations and Other Points of View

Bears There was plenty of lockout news that I won’t be talking about at the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Tribune. J’Marcus Webb and Anthony Adams are your Piccolo Award winners. This is notable because Adams is not curently a … Continue reading

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Saying It All About the Draft and Other Points of View

Bears Mike Mulligan at the Chicago Sun-Times says that the Bears are lowballing special teams coordinator Dave Toub.  Word is that Toub turned down a contract extension.  I agree with Mulligan in that this sounds like a pretty stupid move … Continue reading

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