Author Archives: Tom Shannon

Quick Game Comments: 49ers at Bears 12/4/16

Defense The 49ers came out mixing it up but it was evident form the beginning that they were going to be much better running the ball and before long that’s what they concentrated on. The blocking up front in terms … Continue reading

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Quick Game Comments: Titans at Bears 11/27/16

Offense Some surprises  on the Bears first possession.  First play of the game is a long bomb that draws a pass interference call.  So much for easing Matt Barkley into the game the way that most teams would do. Second … Continue reading

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Some Random NFL Thoughts as Week 11 of the Season Comes to a Close

I haven’t had a chance to post much other than game thoughts lately.  Things have been a bit hectic at work and though they show no signs of slowing down, I thought I’d try to get a post up on … Continue reading

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Quick Game Comments: Bears at Giants 11-20-16

Offense The Bears came out running the ball on three of the first four plays.   In total, they ran the ball 17 times in the first half compared to 14 pass plays. The Bears made some yardage throwing to Jeremy … Continue reading

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Quick Comments: Vikings at Bears 10/20/16

Defense The Vikings came out running on first down, probably in an effort to slow the pass rush and keep the Bears from blitzing.  The Bears were doing a pretty good job of stopping it with seven in the box.  … Continue reading

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Quick Comments: Bears at Packers 10/20/16

Offense Brian Hoyer came out and looked at Alshon Jeffery three times in the first five plays.  It looked like the Packers plan was to get physical with him and the other receivers with tight man coverage.  It was effective … Continue reading

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Quick Game Comments: Jaguars at Bears 10/16/16

Offense The offensive line once again did a good job protecting Brian Hoyer.  Even when the Jaguars brought the blitz on occasion they did a nice job of picking it up. Unfortunately once again I can’t say the same for … Continue reading

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Previewing the Jaguars and Other Points of View

• Next up for the Bears is the Jacksonville Jaguars. My first thought is that this is a very mineable game for the Bears. Even though Jacksonville beat the Colts in a sloppy, penalty filled game in London, they don’t … Continue reading

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Quick Game Comments: Bears at Colts

Offense The Bears came out running no huddle.  The Colts came out playing 6 in the box and daring the Bears to run, something which they generally struggled to do, especially in the first half. The problem is that the … Continue reading

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Quick Comments: Lions at Bears

Offense Brian Hoyer picked up where he left off last week going to tight end Zach Miller on the first play. That connection continued all game. Bears were apparently determined to run the ball. Jordan Howard doesn’t look like much … Continue reading

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