Author Archives: Tom Shannon

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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Interesting Points From a Well-Done Mock Draft

As I wrote earlier in the month, I participate in a yearly mock draft with representatives from the 31 other teams. Though not any better than most mock drafts in terms of the specifics, this draft has annually done a … Continue reading

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Bears Draft Party a Good Time for Everyone Except the Players Who Attend

Dan Wiederer at the Chicago Tribune quotes defensive end Akiem Hicks on what he thinks of the NFL draft: “Asked Tuesday whether he at least takes a glance at the ubiquitous prognostications of whom the Bears might select with the … Continue reading

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ESPN Predicts that the Bears Will Go 0-16. Let’s Start Planning the Parade Now!

Of all the “news” that the NFL releases to great fan fare throughout the year, I’ve always found revealing the league schedule to be the most worthless. Not that it isn’t important – fans all over the country are planning … Continue reading

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Thankfully, Nagy Can’t Be “Candid” About What He Doesn’t Know

Adam Jahns at the Chicago Sun-Times on new head coach Matt Nagy’s apparent lack of willingness to talk about the Bears position in the 2018 NFL draft. “As candid and open as Bears coach Matt Nagy was during his news … Continue reading

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Rashaad Coward Move to Guard Shows the Right Kind of Thinking

Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune answers your questions: “Can you give us a little information about Rashaad Coward moving to guard? How often do things like this work out? I can’t think of any Bears moving positions like this … Continue reading

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Many Factors to Consider When Thinking About Bears Decision Not to Match the Offer For Cam Meredith

Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune answers your questions: “Can you please explain this whole restricted free-agent thing? So the Bears tendered an offer to Cameron Meredith. He goes looking for an offer sheet. What would have happened if no … Continue reading

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Welp. At Least the Bears Future Doesn’t Depend on Mike Maccagnan.

Manish Mehta at the New York Daily News answers your questions: “Did they trade three second-rounders to move up three slots to take a pipsqueak QB from a spread offense? They should be sued for gross negligence if that is … Continue reading

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Would the Bears Trade Jordan Howard?

Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune answers your questions: What’s up with these Jordan Howard trade rumors again? He deleted every picture off of his Instagram relating to the Bears, how serious might this situation be? — @zberg034 You might … Continue reading

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The Bears Need to Think Seriously About Extending Eddie Goldman

Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune answers your questions: “What’s your thoughts on the Bears signing Johnathan Hankins? I think it would be great to see him with Akiem Hicks and Eddie Goldman. Is the DL depth for the Bears … Continue reading

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