Monthly Archives: July 2014

Defense Helps Offense and Other Points of View

Bears Rich Campbell at the Chicago Tribunenotes a few observations from Hall of Fame reciever Michael Irvin: “Irvin pointed out how Marshall uses his size and speed to separate on horizontal routes. At 6-foot-5, Marshall is imposing. So when Marshall … Continue reading

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Depth a Concern at What Some Might Consider to Be a Surprising Position

Potash also notes that reciever Chris Williams had some first-team reps in practice. On a related note, Potash apparently isn’t ready to concede the third reciever positon to Marquess Wilson like the rest of us: “Still waiting for someone to … Continue reading

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Cutler for MVP Talk Just That: Talk

David Haugh at the Chicago Tribune on wide reciever Brandon Marshall‘s “Jay Cutler for MVP” talk: “Offseason signs of growth in Cutler depict the man Marshall describes. But as good as Marshall’s intentions were, casting Cutler the player as a … Continue reading

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Being Tougher Than Tough and Other Points of View

Bears Mark Potash at the Chicago Sun-Times quotes linebackers coach Reggie Herring on Jon Bostic: “Right now, his ability to play any position and be effective — to me, he’s more valuable than any guy I got. He’s the only … Continue reading

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The Things That Make Us Tick and Other Points of View

Bears Bears running backs coach Skip Pete on Matt Forte. Via Dan Wiederer at the Chicago Tribune: “‘The guy has an unbelievable feel for the game. And once he’s seen something, he doesn’t forget it. So early in a game, … Continue reading

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The Underdog Hype Machine Revs Up and Other Points of View

Bears John Mullin at CSNChicago.com points out an interesting fact I hadn’t read anywhere else: “The Bears also introduced a second practice to run simultaneously with the regular one, so that twice the number of players are getting live action … Continue reading

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Wishing for More Honor Among Men and Other Points of View

Bears Hub Arkush at chicagofootball.com never makes half-hearted statements: “Fans and some media who keep suggesting if the defense can just be a little better, maybe just average, that it makes the Bears a contender are nuts. “Average defenses don’t … Continue reading

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Two Sides of the Same Coin and Other Points of View

Bears Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune follows my own thoughts on the back up quarterback competition: “The battle figures to be between [Jordan] Palmer and [Jimmy] Clausen, with performances in exhibition games weighing significantly. Palmer remains in the lead … Continue reading

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Just “Skip” “Bayless” and Other Points of View

Bears I’ve paid as little attention as possible to the Chris Kluwe situation because in all liklihood, neither side will turn out to be in the right. Kluwe sounds, and has always sounded, like he’s a little less than balanced … Continue reading

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The Way to Answer a Simple Question and Other Points of View

Bears Dan Wiederer at the Chicago Tribune interviews Bears head coach Mark Trestman. Its pretty evident that Trestman is reticent about talking relationships with individual players. But ask him about team building and you get a soliloquy. I thought this … Continue reading

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