Category Archives: Baltimore Ravens

Some Perspective on “The Replacements” and Other Points of View

Bears Cole Schultz at Pro Football Focus points out something I’ve also noticed: “The offensive line may be the common scapegoat in Chicago, but the interior only gave up one quarterback disruption (108 pass blocking snaps), compared with the three … Continue reading

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The Qualities of Leadership and Other Points of View

Bears Despite the absence of running back Matt Forte I think you should expect the Bears to get off the bus running this week. The Rams apparently would agree. Jim Thomas at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch quotes linebacker James Laurinaitis: … Continue reading

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Forte Deal Was Best for Everybody

My first thought when I heard via Sean Jensen at the Chicago Sun-Times that running back Matt Forte got a long-term deal done with the Bears was that it was well deserved and couldn’t have been given to a better … Continue reading

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Quick Comments: NFL Draft First Round

Did the Vikings play the Browns?  Hard to tell. Tampa Bay may have been threatening to move into the pick.  Trent Richardson was considered to be the best prospect in the draft by some analysts. Why so many trades?  It’s … Continue reading

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Some Phil Emery Guess Work and Other Points of View

Bears Dan Pompei at the Chicago Tribune describes the kind of player the Bears need from this draft and one reason why new GM Phil Emery might be able to deliver him: “But it is a young defender who can … Continue reading

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Some Grim Thoughts on Mike Tice and Other Points of View

Bears Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune on new Bears general manager Phil Emery: “The question now is where Emery, who worked under Angelo, will differ and be an improvement over his predecessor. “’Phil is going to have his own … Continue reading

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Do the Bears Regret Trading Greg Olsen? And Other Points of View.

Bears Sean Jensen at the Chicago Sun-Times thinks it might be best for the Bears if offensive coordinator Mike Tice didn’t get the Raiders head coaching job: “Despite what he said immediately after the season, Smith probably wouldn’t be too … Continue reading

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Will the Bears Players Organize Offseason Workouts? And Other Points of View.

Bears Nolan Nawrocki at Pro Football Weekly gives his comments on the Bears selection of Stephen Paea in the second round: “The Bears cut DT Tommie Harris this offseason and needed to find a three-technique tackle to replace him. They … Continue reading

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Jerry Angelo Needs to Be the “Manager”

The Peter Principle states that “in a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence”, meaning that employees tend to be promoted until they reach a position at which they cannot work competently. The problem with climbing … Continue reading

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The Significance of “Scheme Versatility” and Other Points of View

Bears ESPN‘s Mel Kiper rates the Bears draft: “Top needs: OL, DT, CB, OLB “Summary: The top needs I saw for the Bears were on the offensive line and along the defensive interior, where they’ve had some recent attrition. [Gabe] Carimi … Continue reading

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