Monthly Archives: December 2015

Cleaner Play, Better Defense the Real Key to Packers Success

Michael Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel explains what happened on the Packers offensive line in Sunday’s blow out loss to the Arizona Cardinals: “[David] Bakhtiari is out, [Brian] Bulaga goes down, [T.J.] Lang and [Corey] Linsley both miss portions … Continue reading

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Buccaneers Game a Highlight for the Coordinators

Rich Campbell at the Chicago Tribune reviews the Bears victory over the Buccaneers Sunday: “I-formation: The Bears used two tailbacks in an I-formation on some short-yardage plays, including both of Carey’s touchdowns. “Carey was the up back on both scores, … Continue reading

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Quick Game Comments: Bears at Buccaneers 12/27/15

Offense Tampa Bay played a familiar Lovie Smith-style bend but don’t break defense but the blitzed more than is usual, presumably to put pressure on the somewhat weak Bears offensive line. It was reasonably effective. The Bears responded by trying … Continue reading

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The Chip Kelly Conundrum

Darius Walker at comments upon the disconnect between the offensive system and running back Demarco Murray, who the Eagles gave a $40 million contract to in the offseason: “Chip Kelly‘s high-powered spread offense revolves around spacing. The majority of … Continue reading

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Only Limited Similarity Between John Fox and Lovie Smith

David Haugh at the Chicago Tribune praises former Bears head coach Lovie Smith but at the same time under-states the positives of current head coach John Fox by stating that there’s not much difference between the two: “The praise heaped … Continue reading

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Bears 2015 Draft Was Very Good but 2016 Needs to Be Better

Former Bears director of college scouting Greg Gabriel takes a “first look at the 2016 NFL draft”. It is, in fact, more of a look back at 2015: “In the 2015 Draft, the Bears got four players who already have … Continue reading

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Decision on Class Act Matt Forte Can’t Come Until the Offseason

Dan Wiederer at the Chicago Tribune quotes running back Matt Forte on the Bears letting his contract run out before making a decision on what to do moving forward: “Forte expressed his desire for a contract extension last offseason, even … Continue reading

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Will Trent Baalke Be the Owner, Too?

Anyone wondering what the problem is with the 49ers need wonder no longer. Darin Gantt at comments: “Trent Baalke’s apparently doing more than delivering players such as defensive backs Jimmie Ward and Jaquiski Tartt for the 49ers. “He’s apparently … Continue reading

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Brandon Browner Sets the NFL record for Penalties

There are two weeks to play yet but Saints cornerback Brandon Browner has already broken the NFL record for penalties. Browner was flagged for the 23rd time this season (21 accepted) on Monday night. The previous record was set by … Continue reading

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Average Fan Loses in Network Prime Time Choices

Paul Schwartz at the New York Post comments upon the state of the Giants: “Gee, wonder how happy the NFL and TV network suits are about their decision to flex Sunday’s Giants-Vikings game to the prime time Sunday Night Football … Continue reading

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