Monthly Archives: December 2010

Game Comments: Bears Vs. Jets, December 26, 2010

Offense The Bears came out running and the Jets came out playing aggressive man-to-man defense, crowding the line and blitzing a lot.  The Bears struggled and their wide receivers just weren’t getting open in the short passing game.  The Jets … Continue reading

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Peyton Manning Is Getting Some Help and Other News

Bears Rick Morrissey at the Chicago Sun-Times provides us with more good fetish one-liners. Dan Pompei at the Chicago Tribune gives us some insight into the way to beat quarterback Mark Sanchez and the Jets offense: “The best game plan … Continue reading

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A Committee of One Gets Things Done

After quarterback Eli Manning called a players-only team meeting following the Giants collapse against the Eagles, Sam Farmer wrote a column appearing in the Chicago Tribune on the effectiveness of such meetings.  The conclusion was pretty much “not very”.  The … Continue reading

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A Christmas Miracle and Other News

Bears Matt Bowen provides some nice insight into the overload blitz that the Jets will use this week for the Chicago Tribune. Neil Hayes at the Chicago Sun-Times thinks that young players are emerging to take some heat off of … Continue reading

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Football Still King of Television

Bill Carter at The New York Times highlights the NFL’s performance for the on television networks: “Of the 20 highest-rated telecasts of any kind so far this television season, 18 have been N.F.L. games on CBS, NBC or Fox. In … Continue reading

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“Race”-ial Profiling: Under the Radar Phiosophy Minimizes Distractions, Provides a Path to Success

Dan Pompei answers your questions: “Does it seem to you that national media often undercovers the Bears? “Mark Early, Arlington, Va” “The Bears aren’t national media darlings, in part because they aren’t as media friendly as some teams. They like … Continue reading

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The Bears Are a Good Team But Not a Super Bowl Contender. Yet.

Mark Potash at the Chicago Sun-Times thinks that there are ten indispensable players the Bears can’t afford to lose: “The Bears are a legitimate Super Bowl contender — more legit than the 2006 team that actually made it to the … Continue reading

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Stunt Men and the Art of Flight Control

Former Dodgers manager, Tommie Lasorda once said,  “Managing is like holding a dove in your hand.  Squeeze too hard and you kill it.  Not hard enough and it flies away.”  Ask any parent how true that is of raising children.  … Continue reading

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Points of View, December 24, 2010

Bears Neil Hayes at the Chicago Sun-Times on Jay Cutler‘s treatment by Ron Jaworski and Jon Gruden during the Monday Night broadcast: “Some players felt that ‘‘Monday Night Football’’ analysts Ron Jaworski and Jon Gruden were too tough on Cutler … Continue reading

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Like Most People, Mike Martz Is Getting More Flexible with Age

I’ve watched it over time in my parents.  I’ve seen it in my older friends.  Most people get better with age. Once you’ve seen much of what life has to challenge you with on a day-to-day level over a number … Continue reading

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