Author Archives: Tom Shannon

Quick Comments: 49ers at Bears 2017-12-03

Defense The Bears went from playing the best team in the NFC to the worst but it looked the same at the line of scrimmage early. The Bears were dominated. They struggled to stop the run and they couldn’t get … Continue reading

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Quick Comments: Bears at Eagles 11/26/17

Defense The Eagles come out mixing it up. They executed pretty well all game, to say the least. The Bears pass rush was anemic all game unless they were blitzing. Speaking of the blitz, Wentz is pretty elusive in the … Continue reading

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Vic Fangio May Not Be With the Bears Much Longer and Other Points of View

Pete Dougherty at packersnews.com thinks Jason Spriggs might be near the end of his tenure in Wisconsin. At this point, Spriggs might have to move to guard to try to salvage his career. Regardless of where he plays, you have … Continue reading

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John Fox and Ryan Pace Should Share Responsibility for the Bears State and Other Points of View

It must have been a pretty good question and answer column from Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune because I’ve got a lot of comments to make in my free time this Thanksgiving day: Here’s question number one: Can you explain … Continue reading

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Quick Game Comments: Lions at Bears 11/19/17

Offense The Lions came out stacking the line of scrimmage just like everyone else. The Bears responded by throwing the ball more, apparently deciding that they could actually beat the Lions defensive backs. They also threw some Mitchell Trubisky runs … Continue reading

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Quick Game Comments: Packers at Bears 11/12/17

Offense The Packers did the smart thing and stacked the line of scrimmage as everyone has before them. The Bears tried to loosen up the Packers by passing a bit more on first and second downs, something new for them, … Continue reading

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Was Releasing Gould a Mistake? Depends on Your Point of View.

Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune answers more of your questions: I was baffled when the Bears cut Robbie Gould and felt it would come to haunt them. Now it seems obvious it was a mistake. Your thoughts? — @stewart_errol … Continue reading

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The Bears and Drops. The Ultimate Circular Argument.

Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune answers your questions: I’ve expected more out of the short screen game to get Tarik Cohen in space. Seems every other team runs it more effectively. Is that true? — @fols54 from Twitter That’s … Continue reading

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Quick Game Comments: Bears at Saints 10/29/17

Defense The Saints are a really nice offensive ball club that came out executing. They did a nice of mixing it up on the Bears defense. It all started with the running game and the screen game with the Saints. … Continue reading

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Quick Comments: Panthers at Bears 10/22/17

Defense The Bears started this game stacking the run on first down but eventually the Panther’s started spreading them out, then attacking them up the middle. Presumably they were going after Christian Jones. To a certain extent, it worked. Other … Continue reading

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