Category Archives: Minnesota Vikings

Gabe Carimi Is Not Quite Back Up to Snuff and Other Points of View

Bears Sean Jensen at the Chicago Sun-Times quotes a scout on offensive tackle Gabe Carimi for the Bears Extra section: “He just doesn’t look strong enough. Maybe part of that is the injury. He plays like he’s a 34-year-old.” I … Continue reading

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Will the Bears Show More Zone Blitz with New Defensive End McClellin? And Other Points of View.

Bears Mark Potash at the Chicago Sun-Times on newly drafted tight end Evan Rodriguez: “‘Has he been charged with anything?’ “It’s rarely a good sign when the first question for the general manager after announcing a draft pick is about … 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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The Danger of Jumping to Conclusions and Other Points of View

Bears Former Bears safety Doug Plank comments on the audio of a Gregg Williams pregame speech where he talked about targeting players for injury.  Via Fred Mitchell at the Chicago Tribune: “’I can understand how that is pretty chilling to … Continue reading

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Looking Towards a Defensive Draft and Other Ponts of View

Bears Dan Pompei at the Chicago Tribune answers this interesting question: “If Quinton Coples begins to fall in the draft, should Chicago trade up and select him? If so what would it take for the Bears to move up five … Continue reading

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Bears Shifts Philosophy Under Emery. And Other Points of View.

Bears David Haugh at ‘the Chicago Tribune summarizes everyone’s fears about Brandon Marshall with this quote: “Rasheedah Watley has known Brandon Marshall since he was 12 and laughed when I asked her Wednesday if the Bears can change Marshall in … Continue reading

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Brandon Marshall Acquisition. And Other Points of View.

Bears Sean Jensen at the Chicago Sun-Times points out some of the many positives about the Bears trade of two third round draft picks for wide receiver Brandon Marshall: “The Bears were linked to Vincent Jackson, a two-time Pro Bowl … Continue reading

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Being Careful with Cap Space. And Other Points of View.

Bears Bears linebacker J.T. Thomas faces a misdemeanor charge after police in West Virginia said they caught him driving the wrong way down a one-way street and found marijuana in his car, according to the Associated Press. Dan Pompei at … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks for Bears Ownership. And Other Points of View.

Bears Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune reviews the playing time of all of the NFL players.  Here are some of relevant points he extracts: 1)  Five of Dave Toub’s eight top special teams tacklers are free agents.  It could … Continue reading

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