Category Archives: Chicago Bears

Mel Tucker and Reggie Herring Send Conflicting Schematic Signals. Sort of.

Bears defensive coordinator Mel Tucker did a far ranging interview with Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune on a wide variety of subjects.  Much of the focus was on a few tantalizing details about some of the schematic changes the defense is headed for. … Continue reading

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Finding (Dis)Comfort with Teddy Bridgewater

Dan Pompei at Sports on Earth describes how the Minnesota Vikings found comfort with drafting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater: “Physical skills are necessary to play quarterback, but through the years [offensive coordinator Norv] Turner has come to value the mental aspects of the game … Continue reading

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The Underrated Matt Forte and Other Points of View

The writers at the Chicago Tribune are interviewing the former college coaches of the various Bears draft picks. I particularly liked this one from Dan Wiederer with Minnesota defensive backs coach Jay Sawvel on safety Brock Vereen. It went beyond … Continue reading

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Bears Roster Moves Likely Still Aren’t Over

Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune answers your questions: “Out of the eight draft picks and nine undrafted rookie free agents, the Bears came away with only one safety. Are they set at safety? — @rodegu from Twitter “The Bears … Continue reading

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What the Bears Draft Picks Tell Us about the 2014 Defense and Other Points of View

Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune interviews current LSU and former Bears defensive line coach Brick Haley about second round pick Ego Ferguson: “Q: Does he project as a nose tackle in this defense in your opinion? “BH: “I would … Continue reading

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Ha Ha Clinton-Dix Obviously Thrilled to Be a Packer

Pay close attention to what Alabama head coach Nick Saben says as he comes out of the green room.  Classic.

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Bears in a Tough Spot at #14

Rich Campbell at the Chicago Tribune reviews his choices for the six defensive players that might be on general manager Phil Emery’s list topic at #14: Aaron Donald Ra’Shede Hageman Ha Ha Clinton-Dix Calvin Pryor Kyle Fuller Darqueze Dennard There … Continue reading

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Bears Starting to Look Seriously at Highly Regarded Cornerback Prospects

Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune on the Bears history of drafting cornerbacks: “If you don’t count Devin Hester, who was listed as a cornerback in 2006 but was drafted as a returner in the second round with the plan to … Continue reading

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Faster Than the Speed of Television

I was talking to a friend the other day about Game of Thrones.  I told him that, as is the case most of the time, the books are better than the show and that he should consider reading them.  He … Continue reading

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Safety May Not Be in the Bears’ First Round Future

Hub Arkush, writing for the Chicago Sun-Times, looks at the Bears situation in round 1 of the 2014 NFL draft: “Half the world wants to match three-technique defensive tackle Aaron Donald with the Bears, but for every list you’ve got … Continue reading

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