Monthly Archives: June 2011

Former Bears Safety Plank Obviously Not Feeling the Love and Other Points of View

Lots of Bears news so there isn’t anything from the “Elsewhere” category today. ESPN‘s NFC North blogger Kevin Seifert pays Bears wide receiver Earl Bennett a nice compliment as e evaluates the division: “Best hands, Earl Bennett: The NFC North … Continue reading

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Adam Schefter: Ochocinco a Possibility for the Bears

ESPN‘s Adam Schefter thinks Chad Ochocinco could end up being a Chicago Bear: “I also wouldn’t completely dismiss the possibility of Chad Ochocinco landing [in Chicago], since Cincinnati is not expected to pay him $6.25 million this season. I will … Continue reading

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Greg Gabriel Thinks Wootton Will Step Up After Recovery from Knee Problems

Former head of college scouting for the Bears Greg Gabriel looks at second year players to watch out for this season.  He highlights Bears defensive end Corey Wootton: “Wootton was the Bears fourth-round pick a year ago. Going into his … Continue reading

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Terrelle Pryor Suffers Most From First Bad Decision

Dan Pompei at the National Football Post has this interesting comment on the spring ratings amongst the players who were possibilities for the supplemental draft: “Cornerback Janoris Jenkins was the highest rated cornerback among all senior prospects and was rated … Continue reading

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Bears Will Probably Continue to Try to Have Training Camp Away From Chicago

Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune explains why the Bears still have training camp in southern Illinois: “While only half of the teams in the league go away for training camp, the Bears remain committed to the experience for a … Continue reading

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The Return to 2009 Unrestricted Free Agency. What Does It Mean for the Bears?

Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune thinks the Bears might have a problem if, as expected, the new free agency rules revert back to 2009 rules.  Under those conditions players with four or more years of service will be unrestricted … Continue reading

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Fundamental Football Still the Path to Victory

Football Outsiders has taken a look at percentages of broken tackles.  This statistic is defined as: “Either the ballcarrier escapes from the grasp of the defender, or the defender is in good position for a tackle but the ballcarrier jukes … Continue reading

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Can the McCaskey’s Avoid Selling the Bears?

Congratulations to NBC Chicago‘s Peggy Kusinski for asking new Bears Chairman George McCaskey the first interesting question since he took over: “Does he ever see the McCaskeys no longer being majority shareholders of the Chicago Bears? “‘No,’ he replied. “The goal … Continue reading

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Ben Roethlisberger Really Does Do All of HIs Thinking Below the Waist. And Other Points of View.

Bears Rob Rang at CBSSports.com reviews the good and bad fits from the NFL draft. He liked the Bears Chris Conte pick: “Quality Fits: “Chris Conte, Chicago Bears: Conte played cornerback for the first three years of his career at … Continue reading

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Does Mike Martz Have Too Much Power? If So He’s Not Alone.

The world is full of compromise.  And no one apparently hates it any more than Timothy Miller of Endwell, N.Y.  Tim is apparently convinced that offensive coordinator Mike Martz is ruining the Bears franchise.  How else do you explain the … Continue reading

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