Monthly Archives: January 2012

Mike Martz Can’t be Blamed – Bears Offensive Line Still the Worst in the NFL

Larry Mayer at chicagobears.com answers your questions: “You recently stated that wide receiver is the Bears’ biggest offseason need. However, with the Bears being near the top of the league in sacks allowed again, wouldn’t the offensive line be a … Continue reading

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Some Grim Thoughts on Mike Tice and Other Points of View

Bears Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune on new Bears general manager Phil Emery: “The question now is where Emery, who worked under Angelo, will differ and be an improvement over his predecessor. “’Phil is going to have his own … Continue reading

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Do the Bears Regret Trading Greg Olsen? And Other Points of View.

Bears Sean Jensen at the Chicago Sun-Times thinks it might be best for the Bears if offensive coordinator Mike Tice didn’t get the Raiders head coaching job: “Despite what he said immediately after the season, Smith probably wouldn’t be too … Continue reading

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Former Bear Chris Harris Was “Too Outspoken” and Other Points of View

Bears Dave Toub is still in the mix for the Miami Dolphins job. We’d all hate to see him leave. But I have to say that, based upon what I’ve seen on the field from patch work personnel, I think … Continue reading

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Angelo’s Relationship with Ownership May Have Led to His Demise and Other Points of View

Bears John Mullin at CSNChicago.com suggests that there may be an in-house candidate for that passing game coordinator job: “An intriguing figure here is Bears receivers coach Darryl Drake.” “[Drake] has a good relationship with [Mike] Tice, shares a smash-mouth philosophy that … Continue reading

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Mike Tice Will Be Challenged to Adapt to His Situation

It was 1990 and I was attending a luncheon with football head  coach Bob Stull at the University of Missouri when he was asked by someone in the audience about Colorado coach Bill McCartney.  Stull thought for a moment before … 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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