Monthly Archives: October 2013

Jay Cutler’s Value to the Bears

Mark Potash at the Chicago Sun-Times writes this mea culpa. But it could have just as easily been me writing it: “When Jay Cutler was injured in 2011, I made a tremendous blunder in predicting that Caleb Hanie would thrive … Continue reading

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Response to Injuries: Coach ‘em Up

Mark Potash at the Chicago Sun-Times quotes Bears general manager Phil Emery and head coach Marc Trestman on the Bears response to the rash of injuries to veterans that is now plaguing the team: “‘It really comes down to fundamentals … Continue reading

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Game Comments – Bears at Redskins 10/20/13

Defense The Redskins came out in running formations and everything was based around that.  They packed into the middle with two running backs and Robert Griffin III and ran variations in the running game with play actin pass.  The Bears … Continue reading

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Bears Will Be Facing More Eight Man Fronts

Tom Thayer at chicagobears.com explains the role of fullback Tony Fiammetta in running against an eight man front. Thayer mentions several times that the Bears will be facing eight men in the box for much of the rest of the … Continue reading

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Trending Up. Trending Down.

Mark Potash‘s column in the Chicago Sun-Times this morning was a study in contrasts. He first addresses wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, a now rapidly improving player in the Bears offense: “Wide receiver Alshon’s Jeffery’s 15-yard gain on an end around … Continue reading

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The Rise of the Tight End

Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune answers your questions: “Is the rise of tight ends like Jimmy Graham and Rob Gronkowski the response to the Cover-2 defense? @santucci_john from Twitter “Offenses are doing their best to spread defenses out and … Continue reading

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Quick Game Comments – Giants at Bears 10/10/13

Defense The Bears came out mixing their defense up quite a bit nothing too fancy but it didn’t look like there was any one form that they stuck to initially. Perhaps they were trying to confuse the Giants offense and … Continue reading

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Game Comments: Saints at Bears 10/6/13

Offense The Saints came out in a standard looking 4-3. The game plan was apparently to keep the Bears off balance with some well-timed blitzes. The Bears tried to counter by running the ball. Unfortunately it didn’t work early as … Continue reading

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Saints Might Be What Struggling Bears Defensive Line Needs

I haven’t been looking forward to this match up with the high octane Saints offense this week. But Dan Wiederer at the Chicago Tribune is doing his best to give me and people like me a little hope: “There is … Continue reading

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