Category Archives: Minnesota Vikings

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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Lovie Smith Apparently Thinks We’re Morons. And Other Points of View.

Bears The Bears hired Jeremy Bates last week as the quarterbacks coach.  Matt Bowen at the Chicago Tribune thinks that just having a guy he is comfortable with in the locker room as his position coach could make a big … Continue reading

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The Real Fight and Other Points of View

Bears It was a surprise to me when Mike Florio at profootballtalk.com included Lovie Smith in the “Possibly Fired” coaches category. Florio says he wouldn’t be but, to say the least, I’d be shocked. Dan Pompei at The National Football Post … Continue reading

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Quick Game Comments: Bears at Vikings

Defense The Bears came out and showed blitz on the first play. They continued to do it judiciously all day, including in the final series with less than two minutes left. No prevent defense there. The Bears generally kept a … Continue reading

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