Category Archives: New England Patriots

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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The Bears and the NFL Top 100. And Other Points of View

Bears Well, the Bears drew an interesting schedule.  As everyone now knows they will be traveling to London to play Tampa Bay.  I addition to that, they drew a Christmas night assignment at Green Bay. Brad Biggs at the Chicago … Continue reading

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Lovie Smith “Favorites” and Other Points of View

Bears Matt Maicco at CSNBayArea.com has researched the last five drafts and ranked the NFL teams in order.  Not surprisingly the Packers were the best and the worst was the Buffalo Bills.  The Bears were middle of the pack at … Continue reading

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Lots of Bear Potential in Prospects at North Carolina Pro Day and Other Points of View

Bears Larry Mayer at Chicagobears.com answers your questions.  He points out that  the Bears and Jets alternate the 29th and 30th picks in each round. Neil Hayes at the Chicago Sun-Times has been doing some research: “After compiling data for … Continue reading

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Many Prospects Connected to Bears “Overrated” and Other Points of View

Bears For those keeping track the Bears have either worked out or are scheduled to work out Chris Conte (safety, California, via Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune), Willie Smith (offensive line, East Carolina, via Biggs), Steven Friday (defensive end, Virginia … Continue reading

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Five Apps Every Sports Fan Needs and Other Points of View

Bears John Mullin at CSNChicago.com in says the Bears should be proud of their finiancial data. For those who ae still interested in the details there’s also some good lockout-related information here as well as in Sean Jensen‘s report at the … Continue reading

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