Monthly Archives: April 2013

Is Gabe Carimi a Failed Right Tackle?

Another good question for Dan Pompei from the Chicago Tribuune: “Is Gabe Carimi destined to become the next Chris Williams — a first round “left tackle” who couldn’t play either tackle position and had to be switched inside to save his … Continue reading

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Is Alec Ogletree Worth the Risk?

Dan Pompei at the Chicago Tribune answers your questions: “Don’t you think the Bears will be worried about character concerns with Alec Ogletree? –@TCBullfrog, from Twitter “Yes I do. I think 31 other teams will be as well.  But that doesn’t man … Continue reading

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The Horizontal Draft Approach and How Teams Don’t Pick the Best Available Player

Armando Salguero at the Miami Herald says that, though all general managers say they are taking the best available player, many are  actually drafting horizontally and not vertically: “Drafting horizontally basically means the Dolphins want to give themselves space to … Continue reading

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Bear Played It Safe with D.J. Williams

Well, financially at least. ESPN NFC North blogger Kevin Siefert gives the specifics of D.J. Williams‘ contract: The contract does not include any guaranteed money. Williams’ base salary is $900,000, and there are two sets of roster bonuses that will pay him $23,437 … Continue reading

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Will We See More Zone Blitz from the Bears in 2013?

While reading this interesting article from Andy Benoit at ESPN, on NFL teams and their “pillar needs”, the comments regarding the Cincinnati Bengals and their need for athletic defensive linemen caught me eye: “A critical component of defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer’s scheme, … Continue reading

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The Kansas City Chiefs Make a Special Announcement

The Sports Pickle “reports” that one team has made a progressive announcement: The Kansas City Chiefs bravely stepped forward today and announced they are gay, becoming the first team in major professional sports to come out as homosexual. I can’t … Continue reading

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Nawrocki Evaluates the Bears 2012 Draft

Nolan Nawrocki at Pro Football Weekly reviews the Bears 2012 draft: “Far from a great debut for GM Phil Emery’s first draft class, but it’s too soon to call it a failure.” The pick that kills this draft? Brandon Hardin … Continue reading

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Dan Pompei’s Mock Draft Has the Bears in a Good Position

Dan Pompei‘s mock draft at the Chicago Tribune works out well for the Bears: 20. Bears: Alec Ogletree, ILB, Georgia. If he makes it this far, Ogletree seems like an easy pick. A trade down remains a viable possibility, as the Bears … Continue reading

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Nolan Nawrocki Rips Geno Smith

It the time of year when everyone, including me, starts paying more attention to player scouting reports and this one by Nolan Nawrocki at Pro Football Weekly reads like a bad movie review: Started the season red-hot with the help of two … Continue reading

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A Bit of a Reboot

I took some time off from writing this blog in part because its a slow time for the NFL and in part because I wanted to think about how I was writing it. I have a suspicion that people didn’t … Continue reading

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