Monthly Archives: December 2012

Quick Game Comments: Bears at Lions

Defense The Bears were playing a lot of two deep coverage – probably because of Calvin Johnson. Nevertheless, as they have been doing all season, they didn’t hesitate to sneak an eighth guy up into the box whenever they suspected … Continue reading

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What the Pro Bowl Roster Tells Us and Other Points of View

Bears Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune stresses that the reception gap between Brandon Marshall and the rest of the receivers isn’t good for the team. This passage might be a telling one: “The Bears sorely miss a presence in … Continue reading

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There’s Something to Be Said for Consistency And Other Points of View

Bears Fred Mitchell at the Chicago Tribune quotes Cutler on the play calling during the two minute drill at the end of the first half. The rather efficient drive resulted in a touchdown: “‘We go back and forth. If we’re … Continue reading

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The Tale of the Tape

It was in 1928 when Notre Dame head coach Knute Rockne, his team down to undefeated Army, delivered the death bed quotation of runningback George Gipp to his team in what eventually became a legendary half time speech: “I’ve got … Continue reading

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Quick Game Comments: Bears at Cardinals

Defense The Bears were once again showing cover two but sneaking that eighth guy up into the box and transitionsing to cover one. They stacked the line and playing the run and challenging rookie Ryan Lindley to beat them. The … Continue reading

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Fumbling the Snap And Other Points of View

Bears From Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune, Devin Hester did his best not to point the finger after the game Sunday when it came to who was to blame for the interception to him from quarterback Jay Cutler. Wide … Continue reading

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The Price of Success

Former defensive tackle Trevor Price, who played four seasons under Jets head coach Rex Ryan evaluates Ryan as a head coach for The New York Times. This is a wonderful column that spends about 3/4 of the space talking about … Continue reading

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Not the Most Likable Bunch and Other Points of View

Bears Sean Jensen at the Chicago Sun-Times quotes Devin Hester on the Jay Cutler interception thrown to him last Sunday: “‘Uh, the route I ran was the route I was supposed to run. It was just …’ Hester said, pausing. … Continue reading

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Quick Comments: Packers at Bears

Offense The Packers started the game with seven in the box and two deep safeties just like the game at Lambeau earlier in the year. They tried to hold the line on that. However, the Bears ran the ball well … Continue reading

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Can I Hear an Amen? And Other Points of View

Bears Mark Potash at the Chicago Sun-Times reviews comments from some of the Packers that have angered Brandon Marshall: “What did [Charles] Woodson and [Tramon] Williams say that riled Marshall? Woodson tweaked Jay Cutler in a post-game interview, telling ESPN’s … Continue reading

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