Author Archives: Tom Shannon

Quick Comments: Eagles at Bears 1/6/19

Defense Looked to me like the Eagles thought they might be able to spread the Bears out and run up the middle. It didn’t work. What did work was the mid range passing game. The Eagles burned the Bears passing … Continue reading

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Quick Comments: Bears at Vikings 12/30/18

Defense The Vikings came out in the no huddle, evidently thinking that they could take the Bears by surprise. It didn’t work as they went three and out. The Bears defensive line is pretty good. The Vikings offensive line is … Continue reading

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Bears Chances of Keeping Fangio Not as Remote as Fans Might Assume

Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune suggests that its possible that the Bears could keep defensive coordinator Vic Fangio happy in Chicago: “The Bears aren’t in the business of ripping up contracts for players or coaches but they might have … Continue reading

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Packers Game Evidence of Mitch Trubisky’s Growth

Rich Campbell at the Chicago Tribune comments upon Mitch Trubisky’s performance in their 24-17 win over the Packers at Soldier Field: “No one should be surprised that Trubisky completed 20 of 28 passes in putting a division championship on his … Continue reading

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Quick Game Comments: Packers at Bears 12/16/18

Offense It seems evident that the Packers wanted to play the game as the Rams did last week. They came out light in the box and dared the Bears to run. The Bear responded by running Jordan Howard right at … Continue reading

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Quick Game Comments: Rams at Bears 12/9/18

Offense The Rams started the game without a spy on Mitch Trubisky. Trubisky ran for 9 yards on the first snap. You had a feeling that the Rams were going to have to do something about that. The Rams were … Continue reading

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Bears Will Need to Address the Guard Position in the Offseason

It’s a little early with what we all hope will be playoff football yet to be played but Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune gives some brief consideration to some things that the Bears need to consider in the offseason: “The … Continue reading

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Quick Game Comments: Bears at Giants 12-2-18

Offense The Bears obviously came out wanting to run the ball and failed miserably early. They eventually did better but I still don’t think the running game is on point yet. They evidently liked the match up of Allen Robinson … Continue reading

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Criticism of FOX Announcing Team a Little Over the Top

Phil Rosenthal at the Chicago Tribune continues to harp on one of FOX’s announcing teams even when they aren’t doing the game: “Still unanswered is whether Mitch Trubisky will be healthy enough to play. But there’s a collective sigh of … Continue reading

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Improved Pass Rush Makes Offenses Predictable, Increases Turnover Opportunities

Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune answers your questions: “The Bears’ interceptions have skyrocketed this season. They’ve only had one game this year without one. If you assigned responsibility for this improvement, how much credit would go to the scheme, … Continue reading

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