Monthly Archives: December 2013

The Moment that Stood Out about the Lions in 2013

Michael Rothstein at espn.com describes the 10 moments that stood out about the Lions in 2013: “4. Schwartz and the fans. Maybe this is too high because it is fresh in the mind, but Schwartz yelling at the Lions fans … Continue reading

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Everyone Sees the Problem. The Question Is How to Solve It.

The Bears problems on defense are complex. But almost everyone agrees that what made them the worst defense in the NFL this season really boils down to one play from the last game. Rich Campbell at the Chicago Tribune comments: … Continue reading

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Getting the Calls

Patrick Finley at the Chicago Sun-Times quotes quarterback Jay Cutler on defensive end Shea McClellin’s unnecessary-roughness penalty in the second quarter Sunday: “Cutler was asked whether a flag would have been thrown if he had been the victim of the … Continue reading

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A Man to Keep an Eye On

Rich Campbell at the Chicago Tribune profiles Bears head coach Marc Trestman as he reaches the end of his first regular season: “Trestman addressed his team [after a devastating loss to Minnesota on Dec. 1], lauding players’ effort and preparation … Continue reading

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No Pressure, Jay

David Haugh at the Chicago Tribune quotes former Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman on current Bears quarterback Jay Cutler: “The better [Green Bay quarterback Aaron] Rodgers plays Sunday, the smarter Cutler must. Yet after visiting a “relaxed” Cutler on Friday at … Continue reading

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Brandon Marshall for the Win

Dan Wiederer at the Chicago Tribune on wide receiver Brandon Marshall: “The eighth-year receiver already has topped 1,000 yards for the seventh consecutive season and is headed to his fifth Pro Bowl next month. One place Marshall never has been, … Continue reading

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Not the Most Satisfactory of Responses

Dan Wiederer at the Chicago Tribune provides us with some weird quotes from Jay Cutler. For instance, here’s Cutler’s response to the return of Aaron Rogers to the field for the Packers this Sunday: “I play offense.” OK. But its … Continue reading

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Quo Vadis Safeties

Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune answers your questions: “Both safety positions have to be a top priority in the offseason surely. How have Chris Conte and Major Wright regressed so much this season? — @Vik469 from Twitter “I would … Continue reading

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Trestman Has No “Experience” with Cutler and Packers

John Mullin at CSNChicago.com quotes Bears head coach Marc Trestman: “I don’t have any experience with [(Jay) Cutler’s Packers problems],” Trestman said this week. “So it would be really hard for me to comment on that. I don’t know that there’s trends or historical … Continue reading

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Game Comments (in Advance): Packers at Bears

Unfortunately with the Bears move from a noon kickoff Sunday to 3:30 PM, I will miss the game.  I have a flight back into Chicago scheduled late that afternoon.  It was set up many months ago and was going to … Continue reading

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