Monthly Archives: November 2011

Blaming the Play Caller Is the Easy Way Out and Other Points of View

Bears Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune give his perspective on the state of Caleb Hanie by drawing this interesting comparison: You can count on Lovie Smith to say one thing at the start of the preseason and the regular season: A team usually … Continue reading

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Game Comments: Bears at Raiders 11/27/11

Offense The Raiders came out with eight in the box on first down.  No surprise.  As usual you want to force the Bears to throw, especially with the inexperienced Caleb Hanie at quarterback. The Raiders also took the standard tack … Continue reading

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The Exact Moment Jay Cutler Was Injured and Other Points of View

Bears The Bears exepct the Raiders to do a great deal of blitzing against the inexperienced Caleb Hanie. According to Sean Jensen at the Chicago Sun-Times, they’re pretty good at it: “The Oakland Raiders’ defense doesn’t distinguish itself in many … Continue reading

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Suh’s Behavior Is a Simple Reflection of His Coach’s Personality

I was not surprised, by what I saw on my screen yesterday from Ndamukong Suh when he repeatedly banged the head of Packers guard Evan Dietrich-Smith into the ground three times and then stomped on him. The debate has been … Continue reading

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The Mind of Caleb Hanie from the Outside Looking In

I’m not always a big fan of the Chicago Tribune‘s David Haugh. But he’s right on point when he says that the moment is unlikely to overwhelm new Bears starting quarterback Caleb Hanie on Sunday. Confidence is not his problem. … Continue reading

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Quick Game Comments: Chargers at Bears

Offense The Chargers didn’t mess around and put eight in the box on first down immediately. No surprise. They seem to like playing single coverage and you definitely want to make the Bears beat you through the air. That didn’t … Continue reading

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Lovie Smith: Doing More with Less. And Other Points of View

Bears Mike Mulligan at the Chicago Tribune credits defensive backs coach Jon Hoke for disguising coverages more with the Bears.  I’m not sure that this was so much Hoke’s doing as it is a general recognition by Lovie Smith and … Continue reading

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Quick Game Comments: Bears at Eagles

Offense The Eagles started the game playing seven in the box.  The Bears came out running effectively against it.  To their credit, it didn’t take the Eagles long to start dropping the safety into the box to try to stop … Continue reading

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Ndamukong Suh’s Performance Doesn’t Match Big Mouth and Other Points of View

Bears Former NFL safety Matt Bowen makes some interesting points about the Bears-Eagles matchup on Chicago Tribune Live on CSN: John Mullin at CSN Chicago also makes the point that the key to slowing down the Eagles will be to stop the run.   I … Continue reading

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Is Matt Forte Getting Good Advice?

Bob LeGere at the Daily Herald comments on Matt Forte‘s contract situation: “However, I’m beginning to think Forte is getting bad advice by not accepting the Bears’ offer for a contract extension. He’s not going to get Chris Johnson-type money ($53.5 million for four years … Continue reading

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