Monthly Archives: November 2013

Quo Vadis Christian Cutler

Dan Wiederer at the Chicago Tribune summarizes the Vikings revolving door at quarterback:   “[Christian] Ponder entered his third season as the undisputed starter, then struggled during an 0-3 start with more turnovers (seven) than TD passes (two) and a … Continue reading

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Fool Me Once…

Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune reminds me of a point I've been meaning to make as he answers your questions: “Why is Marc Trestman emphasizing Jay Cutler has a high ankle sprain? Is it to stress his groin is … Continue reading

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The Problem is One of Discipline

Rick Morrissey at the Chicago Sun-Times tells us that we shouldn't be surprised that the run defense stinks: “The term of the moment in the NFL is ‘‘run fits.’’ It refers to defensive players being in proper position to make … Continue reading

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Packers Josh Sitton Calls Lions Dirt Bags

Packers left guard Josh Sitton tells WSSP radio in Milwaukee exactly what he thinks of the Lions. Via Rob Demovsky at ESPN: “Sitton was asked whether the Lions might try to knock out Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers with a hit … Continue reading

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There’s More to Holding the Ball for a Kicker Than Meets the Eye

Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune runs through the subtleties of holding the ball for a kicker with punter Adam Podlesh: “In perfect conditions, like the Bears had Sunday in the Edward Jones Dome, Podlesh tilts the ball slightly toward … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Head Coach

Rick Morrissey at the Chicago Sun-Times on the state of the Bears: “The 6-5 Bears are still tied for first place in the NFC North, thanks to Detroit’s loss to Tampa Bay on Sunday. It doesn’t mean they’re playing well. … Continue reading

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Game Comments: Bears at Rams 11/14/13

Defense The Bears came out playing 8 in the box on first down but still could stop the Rams from running the ball. The Rams scorred 14 points and never commpleted a pass. So much for the improved gap discipline … Continue reading

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Do the Bears Miss Cutler in the Red Zone?

I thought Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune made an interesting point at the end of his answer to this question: “What do you think about Marc Trestman’s recent goalline play selection?” – @KtrainExpress from Twitter “The Bears failed with … Continue reading

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A Non-denial Denial

I loved this non-answer from Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune: “Can't people aim higher when thinking Josh McCown is better or as good as Jay Cutler? Cutler at top of his game is by far better option, right? –@RexyFan8 … Continue reading

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Fisher Thinks the Bears Pass Rush Is Disciplined

Adam Rams coach Jeff Fisher comments upon the Bears pass rush. Via Adam L. Jahns at the Chicago Sun-Times: “Rams coach Jeff Fisher said it was difficult to judge the Bears’ pass rush against the Ravens because of the field … Continue reading

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