Category Archives: Points of View

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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Wishing for More Honor Among Men and Other Points of View

Bears Hub Arkush at chicagofootball.com never makes half-hearted statements: “Fans and some media who keep suggesting if the defense can just be a little better, maybe just average, that it makes the Bears a contender are nuts. “Average defenses don’t … Continue reading

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The Bears Offense Is Taking Shape and Other Points of View

Return man Devin Hester sounds like a man who is trying to convince himself that he’s still got it. Via Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune: “‘I look at my past history and I know what I am capable of … Continue reading

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Phil Emery Is a Hipster and Other Points of View

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler and his wife Kristin Cavallari only allow their kid to where “organic” clothes.  Via monstersandcritics.com. Hipster Phil Emery shuns the conformist NFL.  From Dan Berstein at CBSChicago.com. Bill Belichick and Greg Schiano are bringing their staffs together to discuss “coaching topics”. … Continue reading

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