Category Archives: Points of View

Overcoming Injuries Is a Major Factor and Other Points of View

Bears Probably a lot of people were surprised at some of the cuts from Saturday thinking that players like Adrian Wilson and Nate Collins would stick until the final round. But the Bears were doing these guys a favor by … Continue reading

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Some Teams Are Just Better and Other Points of View

Bears Dan Wiederer at the Chicago Tribune nails perhaps the biggest problem with the defense Friday night right on the head: “On the Seahawks’ final touchdown of the first half Friday night, quarterback Russell Wilson might as well have been … Continue reading

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Adrian Wilson Strikes a Different Tone and Other Points of View

Bears The highlight of my night Friday was seeing undersized wide receiver Chris Williams beat press coverage off of the line and catch a dead, solid perfect pass from quarterback Jimmy Clausen. The fact that it went for a touchdown … Continue reading

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Pre-Game Wrap Up and Other Points of View

Bears During pre-season games like the one last night, most of us watch the pass rush when we evaluate the defensive line and forget about everything else. But Bears head coach Marc Trestman has his head on straight. Via Rich … Continue reading

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On the Value of Player Introductions and Other Points of View

Bears I’m sure that Jared Allen was due for a veteran’s day off. But they had to give it to the new defensive end that everyone wants to see on Family Night at Soldier Field? Jeremiah Ratliff also got the … Continue reading

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Under the Radar Players and Other Points of View

Bears Gavin Crowell and Stephanie Stremplewski at the Chicago Sun-Times ask Bears rookies which veterans have been most helpful: “David Fales, quarterback: ‘‘Jay Cutler has been great. Anytime you have someone with the experience he does, with that ability and … Continue reading

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Technology for the Sake of Having Technology? And Other Points of View

Bears Rich Campbell at the Chicago Tribune makes thinks this is a good sign. I would agree: “I want to single out defensive end Jared Allen for two stops he made against the run in third-and-short situational drills. Allen’s affinity … Continue reading

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Defense Helps Offense and Other Points of View

Bears Rich Campbell at the Chicago Tribunenotes a few observations from Hall of Fame reciever Michael Irvin: “Irvin pointed out how Marshall uses his size and speed to separate on horizontal routes. At 6-foot-5, Marshall is imposing. So when Marshall … Continue reading

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Being Tougher Than Tough and Other Points of View

Bears Mark Potash at the Chicago Sun-Times quotes linebackers coach Reggie Herring on Jon Bostic: “Right now, his ability to play any position and be effective — to me, he’s more valuable than any guy I got. He’s the only … Continue reading

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The Underdog Hype Machine Revs Up and Other Points of View

Bears John Mullin at CSNChicago.com points out an interesting fact I hadn’t read anywhere else: “The Bears also introduced a second practice to run simultaneously with the regular one, so that twice the number of players are getting live action … Continue reading

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