Author Archives: Tom Shannon

Bears Forced to Pay with Ultra-Short Turn Around Time. Where was the Player’s Union?

Prince Amukamara shares his thoughts on the Bears game against the Vikings this week being flexed from noon to Sunday night. Via Dan Weiderer at the Chicago Tribune: “’Honestly, I was so excited, Amukamara said. ’Just like: ‘Oh, man! They’re … Continue reading

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Cody Parkey Hasn’t Been Practicing Kicks at Soldier Field. Why?

Colleen Kane at the Chicago Tribune reports on Bears head coach Matt Nagy’s reaction to kicker Cody Parkey missing two field goals and two extra points during the Bears win over the Lions yesterday: “Nagy understood the fans’ disgruntlement but … Continue reading

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Quick Game Comments: Lions at Bears 11/11/18

Offense It wasn’t hard to figure what the Bears were going to try to do here. They kept only 4 wide receivers on the game day roster with both Kevin White and Jevon Wimms inactive. They kept fullback Michael Burton … Continue reading

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What Is Decreasing Jordan Howard’s Effectiveness?

Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune answers your questions: ” Jordan Howard has five touchdowns, on target for 10. Can we stop talking about how many yards the guy has and talk about bottom line: TDs and effectiveness? His influence … Continue reading

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Quick Game Comments: Bears at Bills 11/4/18

Offense The Bulls evidently didn’t have much respect for the Bears running game going in. They were playing 6 in the box including a second and one in the first series. That was probably fine with the Bears as their … Continue reading

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Quick Game Comments: Jets at Bears 10/28/18

Defense The Bears came out in the 3-4 against 3 wide. They were obviously thinking to stop the run first. The Jets ran into the teeth of it obviously thinking that they could run anyway. You figured play action passing … Continue reading

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Khalil Mack Has to Sit for Himself as Well as For the Good of the Team

Dan Wiederer at the Chicago Tribune on the Bears injury situation: “[Bears head coach Matt] Nagy continued to characterize outside linebacker Khalil Mack and receiver Allen Robinson as “day-to-day” with their injuries. Mack has played through a right ankle issue … Continue reading

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Quick Game Comments: Patriots at Bears 10/21/18

Defense The Patriots came out attacking the edges of the Chicago defense with a lot of success. They also came out with a lot of short passing, challenging the Bears to converge and make the tackle. There was still some … Continue reading

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Quick Game Comments: Bears at Dolphins 10/14/18

Defense The Dolphins came out running at the Bears right up the middle. They had moderate success early and probably planned to wear the Bears defense out over time. It may have worked as the Bears looked a little tired … Continue reading

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Quick Game Comments: Buccaneers at Bears 9/30/18

Offense Good job by Mitch Trubisky finding a wide open Trey Burton on the opening drive. Once again, we see the Bears trying to keep Trubisky comfortable by putting him in shot gun and letting him run, which he did … Continue reading

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