Monthly Archives: September 2012

Some Perspective on “The Replacements” and Other Points of View

Bears Cole Schultz at Pro Football Focus points out something I’ve also noticed: “The offensive line may be the common scapegoat in Chicago, but the interior only gave up one quarterback disruption (108 pass blocking snaps), compared with the three … Continue reading

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Quick Game Comments: Bears Vs. Rams, September 23, 2012

Offense The Bears game plan was pretty solid. They came out running and throwing the short pass to protect the offensive line in pass protection. The Rams came out in a standard 4-3 and played that for most of the … Continue reading

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The Qualities of Leadership and Other Points of View

Bears Despite the absence of running back Matt Forte I think you should expect the Bears to get off the bus running this week. The Rams apparently would agree. Jim Thomas at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch quotes linebacker James Laurinaitis: … Continue reading

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A Very Dangerous Opponent

People say to expect the unexpected. What the Packers did to the Bears last week is a prime example as the Bears undoubtedly practiced against the usual Packers press man defense and got two man instead. What the Rams will … Continue reading

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A Dash of Optimism and Other Points of View

Bears Its a funny world. I spent most of the offseason trying to talk the Bears down while the rest of Bears fandom was sky high over thier prospects this season. Now that they lost in embarrassing fashion in front … Continue reading

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Playing the “Jay Game”

One of the many reasons why football fascinates me is that it’s a game of adjustments. No one game is ever quite the same. Whether its playing in a domed stadium, playing on artificial turf, or trying to take a … Continue reading

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Quick Comments: Packers at Bears, September 13, 2012

Defense The Bears went standard defense, mostly cover two for this game. Nothing fancy. Green Bay responded with all of the standard cover two beaters. They ran the ball and attacked the middle. Unfortunately attacking the middle meant attacking Brian … Continue reading

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The Bears Are in a Good Position Heading into the Packer Game and Other Points of View

Bears Sean Jensen at the Chicago Sun-Times points out that Aaron Rogers hasn’t been as successful against the Bears defense as other NFC North teams: “Rodgers’ rating against the Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings is over 115. Against the Bears, … Continue reading

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Stuff Chicago Bears Fans Say and Other Points of View

Bears A “positive” Steve Rosenbloom at the Chicago Tribune puts the Bears win yesterday in perspective: “Sure, Mr. Negative might complain about the Bears’ getting only two field goals off four turnovers, and he should gripe about a lack of … Continue reading

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Quick Comments: Bears Vs Colts

Offense The Colts came out and eventually played pretty standard 3-4 defense. There were some blitzes but nothing really fancy. They did occasionally try to challenge the Bears with tight coverage, especially early. But they were living dangerously and they … Continue reading

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