Author Archives: Tom Shannon

One More Bears Question Before Training Camp

It’s going to be an interesting summer and there’s a lot to look forward to as we all observe what the Bears do. Leave it to Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune to provide just enough insight into the state … Continue reading

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Patience with New Bears Head Coach May Be More Than Usually Necessary

Rich Campbell at the Chicago Tribune quotes Bears head coach Matt Nagy after a recent practice on the difficulties involved in getting the Bears new offense up and running: “[The Bears players] understand that in Kansas City it took us … Continue reading

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30 Years Later Loss of the Honey Bears Is No Loss

Another day, another complaint from another set of NFL cheerleaders over working conditions. This time three former cheerleaders filed a class-action lawsuit against the Houston Texans franchise and its director of cheerleading. They allege that team officials forced them to … Continue reading

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Is the NFC North the Toughest Division in Football?

Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune answers your questions: “Best case scenario if everything goes right and the Bears stay healthy this year … what does that look like and translate into around wins and playoffs? — @illini_loyalty “The over/under … Continue reading

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Will Bears Have a Pro Bowler? It Will Take More Than Being Popular to Accomplish It.

Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune answers your questions: “Will the Bears finally have a Pro Bowl player this year? Seems like there are some defensive guys who could make it. If the offense performs better, I think that also … Continue reading

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The More I Think of Daniels at Guard the More I Like It

New Bears rookie offensive lineman James Daniels talks about why it may be better for him to play guard this year: “’(Guard) is hard, but you don’t have to make the calls and you don’t have to snap, which are … Continue reading

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Who Will Enter Camp as the Starting Wide Receivers?

Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune answers your questions: “Who do you project to be the Bears’ starting three receivers Week 1 vs. Green Bay? Personally, I see Allen Robinson and Kevin White starting on the outside, Anthony Miller in … Continue reading

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Lamar Jackson Could Be Great. But Don’t Hold Your Breath.

Mike Florio at profootballtalk.com comments on Ravens first round draft pick Lamar Jackson: “Before the draft, the NFL’s media company pushed this opinion from an unnamed offensive coordinator regarding quarterback Lamar Jackson: ’He will not be able to play [quarterback] … Continue reading

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Bears Thoughts on the Second Day of the 2018 NFL Draft

A couple thoughts on yesterday’s second round haul: What I liked: The James Daniels pick. I’m a “football games are won and lost at the line of scrimmage” guy and I always love to see offensive linemen taken reasonably high … Continue reading

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Roquan Smith a Good, Not Great Pick for the Bears

When media experts describe Roquon Smith, the Bears first round selection of the 2018 NFL draft, one word comes up time and again: “instinctive”. Instinct. It’s a magical word suggesting that a player has this mystical quality that can overcome all other … Continue reading

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