Monthly Archives: January 2016

Why Isn’t Greg Olsen Still a Bear?

Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune writes a nice, balanced retrospective on the trade of tight end Greg Olsen to the Panthers. The trade doesn’t look too good in 2016 as Olsen has been a Pro Bowler and is playing … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Five Year Anniversary of the “Open Season on Jay Cutler” Game

Jeff Dickerson at ESPN “celebrates” the fifth anniversary of the Bears playoff loss to the Green Bay Packers. Bears fans will remember the game as much for the Jay Cutler knee injury as for the loss. Dickerson points out yet … Continue reading

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Kiper Regrades the Bears 2015 Draft

Mel Kiper at ESPN regrades the 2015 draft. Not surprisingly, the Bears came out pretty well. “Post-draft grade: B-plus “Give the Bears’ front office a lot of credit, because it was a bad break to lose Kevin White for an … Continue reading

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Coaches Need to Inspire Trust of Only One Particular Kind

Mike Florio at profootballtalk.com interviews former Bears offensive coordinator and new Dolphins head coach Adam Gase on how to get the best out of his quarterbacks: “‘I think it starts with the group of guys that you’re working with,’ Gase … Continue reading

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Bears Will Face Stiff Competition for a Guard in Free Agency

Dave Birkett at the Detroit Free Press thinks the Lions could be big spenders in free agency: “With a projected cap north of $150 million, and the likelihood they free up more room with cuts or retirements, the Lions have … Continue reading

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Draft May Lack Linebackers but Other Defensive Positions Look Strong

Eric D. Williams at ESPN comments upon Mel Kiper‘s first mock draft: “Kiper said he felt cornerback, offensive guard and defensive line — both defensive end and defensive tackles — are deep position groups in this year’s draft. “Twenty of … Continue reading

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Vic Fangio and The “Head Coach Type”

Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune answers your questions. this one was about why Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio didn’t get an interview for a head coaching position: “Fangio is 57 but we have seen older coaches get their first … Continue reading

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At Some Point the Bears Need to Enter Draft “Crap Shoot” for a Quarterback

Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune answers your questions: “Do you see the Bears picking a quarterback in the first three rounds? — @albert80 “I think the bigger question is would the Bears pull the trigger on a quarterback in … Continue reading

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Bears Chances of Finding an Inside Linebacker at the 11th Spot in the Draft May Not Be Good

Mark Potash at the Chicago Sun-Times comments on the upcoming NFL draft: “ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper has the Bears taking Alabama inside linebacker Reggie Ragland with the No. 11 pick in the first round of his first mock draft. … Continue reading

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Special Problem

Mark Potash at the Chicago Sun-Times makes a good point about the Bears special teams: “The Bears have obvious priorities in signing their own free agents this offseason: wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, cornerback Tracy Porter, running back Matt Forte, linebacker … Continue reading

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