Daily Archives: December 10, 2010

Points of View, December 10, 2010

Bears Fred Michell and David Kaplan at the Chicago Tribune got this quote from Bears safety Chris Harris on what the Bears will do against the Patriots: “‘It’s not really what our opponents do, in our eyes, especially on defense,’ Harris said. ‘It’s about … Continue reading

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The Key to Winning the Patriots Game – Speed, Speed, Speed.

Its not often that you can boil a game down to one specific aspect that will determine who wins.  That isn’t the case this Sunday either.  But its close.  Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune puts his finger on the biggest problem … Continue reading

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Players Agree Not to File a Collusion Claim. For Now. Joy.

In what he claims is a “somewhat positive sign”, Aaron Wilson writes that the players won’t be filing a collusion claim right now for the National Football Post: “‘The NFL & NFLPA have agreed to extend the deadline for the players’ to file … Continue reading

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Turf for Soldier Field? Ask the Players.

A column for Chicago Sun-Times weighed in on the natural grass Vs. artificial turf debate at Soldier Field: “Soldier Field may be the league’s worst, but that doesn’t mean Bears players want the team or park district to do anything about it. … Continue reading

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In Defense of Jeff Fisher

I always like reading Mike Florio’s profootballtalk.com blog because he isn’t just aggregating news.  He bring sometimes very strong opinions.  And he feels pretty strongly about Titans coachJeff Fisher: “Some think that, if Fisher is fired in Tennessee, he’ll end up getting the job … Continue reading

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Lockout Threat Has Owners Hiring “Interim” Head Coaches Early

Jaguars owner Jerry Richardson is promising changes in a letter to PSL holders in Jacksonville (via Steve Reed at the Gaston Gazzette).  But Mike Florio at profootballtalk.com questions Richardson’s commitment: “‘I want all of you to know that we plan to look at every aspect of our organization,’ … Continue reading

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Urlacher Confident Despite Big Plays by Lions

From Brian Urlacher via Vaughn McClure at the Chicago Tribune: “I was pissed off a halftime (of the Lions game), too. But it was three plays: the long run by Jahvid Best and the two passes, with the Calvin Johnson touchdown. That’s all they had … Continue reading

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Penalty or Not, Lions Lack of Discipline Yet Another Reason Why They Don’t Win

Kudos to Brian Van Ochten writing for the Grand Rapids Press at mlive.com for nailing the real issue behind Ndamukong Suh’s unnecessary roughness penalty: “In the fourth quarter, referee Ed Hochuli didn’t hesitate to toss his flag upon seeing Lions superstar rookie defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh take what appeared … Continue reading

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Bears Ability to Stop the Run Huge in Lions Victory

That may sound like a rather obvious and mundane headline.  But its not.  Here’s why via Dan Pompei at the Chicago Tribune: “The Bears played their nickel defense on 72 percent of the Lions’ snaps. “The Bears used nickel in … Continue reading

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Bears Road Game Against the Lions Had Home Game Feel

From The Detroit News: “Chants of ‘Let’s go, Bears,’ rang throughout the day, occasionally getting shouted out by Lions fans. At several points Bears defensive players were imploring the crowd to make some noise. “‘Chicago is a close town, only … Continue reading

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