Category Archives: Chicago Bears

All Triumphs Great and Small

I’m not one to put much stock in training camp reports. It’s a time of year when everything is sunshine and rainbows and unless you live in southern California, the sun doesn’t shine every day. Having said that, I very … Continue reading

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You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby. But Not Long Enough.

Groucho Marx once famously said that “Women should be obscene and not heard.” Fortunately, women have never taken his advice. At least not the second part. The recent news that Jen Welter will join the Arizona Cardinals coaching staff for the … Continue reading

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The Bears May Learn the Real Meaning of the Term “Accountability” in 2015

John Mullin at csnchicago.com surprises me as he writes about where the Bears will find leadership this year. Near the end of the article, he addresses the change in the coaching staff in uncharacteristically forthright terms: “If you don’t think … Continue reading

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Surprising New Positional Placements Already Show Themselves as Training Camp Opens

John Mullin at csnchicago.com posts the intriguing idea that some of the draft picks from the Phil Emery era that appeared to have been on their way to busting might actually benefit from the scheme change on defense. In particular … Continue reading

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Are the Bears Really the Worst Team in the NFL?

I’m sorry for my long absence from this space but they’ve been asking me to work for a living this summer and my life has been busy.  You may, however, rest assured that I’ve been following Bears news very closely. … Continue reading

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Disconnect #1: The Bears Will Have Offensive Success Running the Ball

I’ve never been one to post too this site simply for the sake of posting. And I haven’t posted much lately largely because there isn’t much to post about. The offseason is just that and if you need any evidence … Continue reading

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The One-Sided Nature of the NFL Compensation Structure Explained

John Mullin at csnchicago.com takes a thoughtful and interesting look at the contract situations of both running back Matt Forte and tight end Martellus Bennett. One general statement that he makes stands out to me: “Understand that the matter of … Continue reading

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The Bears, Ray McDonald, and Another Example of How Nice Guys Finish Last

English journalist Evan Davis once said, “Nice guys finish last. But we get to sleep in.” You’d like to think that this was true of Bears chairman George McCaskey on the Memorial Day holiday yesterday. But given that now former … Continue reading

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A Matter of (the Wrong?) Opinion

Sam Monson at profootballfocus.com reviews what he thought were the biggest reaches in the draft. I think this one might surprise most Bears fans: “Eddie Goldman, DT, Florida State #39 Overall to Chicago. “Goldman is the classic example of a … Continue reading

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NFC North Starters and Other Points of View

Bears Blair Sheade at the Chicago Sun-Times relays Kevin White potential rookie of the year talk. Nothing like managing expectations. Jeff Dickerson at ESPN asks new special teams coordinator Jeff Rogers if he likes any of the players you inherited … Continue reading

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