Posts in category "Pre-Season"

Notably; Taylor and Clark Cut, Sanzenbacher Stays

Dane Sanzenbacher, A Dynamic 3rd WR
With the final cuts all but completed, the Bears retained undrafted free agent WR Dane Sabzenbacher alone with 5 other URFAs.  As expected, both Chester Taylor and Desmond Clark were cut.  Taylor’s fate was pretty much sealed when Marion Barber put in two back-to-back strong performances during the pre-season.  Kahlil Bell also showed some flashes... Read more »

Who Should Stay, and Who Should Go???

Tonight the Bears wrap the pre-season with a home game against the Cleveland Browns.   We will get a good look at those players who are on the bubble, giving them a chance to make the final 53.   I’ll get right to it and place my chips on the following players: WR-Earl Bennett:  Honestly,... Read more »

Hanie's Duck, and Lady Luck Propel Titans Over The Bears

In the first half the Bears started off hot and jumped out to a 10-0 lead over the Titans.  Just before the half ended, Tennessee put together an 80 yard drive which ended with a 9 yard TD run by RB Jamie Harper who slipped passed a weak tackle attempt by Safety Major Wright. Thus,... Read more »

Do We Have Another Angelo Disaster Waiting To Happen???

The fury behind some of the “Bears-Brass” moves is beginning to get dangerously close to the boiling point.  Roy “Cheapo” Williams dropped 16 yard pass on Monday night seemed to set off a chain reaction of daggers being thrown from beat writers, but mostly in the direction of the front office.  Tribune writer Dan McNeil’s... Read more »

Martz Still "Stuck" In The 20th Century....

During our usual daily discussion about the Bears, Bill pointed out that Martz offense does not allow the QB to audible.  At first I was stunned, then it hit me “this is why his system is not getting much traction in the post season”…  Yes, Martz system can run up some stats as it did... Read more »

Real "Player-Maker" Is What The Bears Still Need....

Though last nights game (as most agree) was meaningless, the Bears showed that they still are in need a sure “Play-Maker”.   The Bears continued struggles in the red-zone was not the only proof, but Roy Williams drop in the first quarter was enough to prove the point I made a while back.  Yes, the... Read more »

Hanie Storms Off Practice Field After Monday's Session.

When Calab Hanie made his quick exit off the practice field Monday, it didn’t take long for the media to start shouting “Controversy!” (see Vaughn McClure’s Tribune article). Rookie QB Nathan Enderle took reps with the second unit during Monday’s practice, but much to the dismay of Hanie.   Here’s where I come down on... Read more »

Hanie, Barber, Knox, and Okoye Shine In Pre-Season Opener

What I read on paper, did not accurately characterize what I saw on the field of play in this pre-season opening game.  Calab Hanie drove the Bears offense into the endzone for their lone TD of the game which gave us a 7-3 lead at the half.  The Bears defense looked extremely impressive and protected... Read more »

Bear Football Kicks Off Tonight!

The first pre-season games thus far have showed a few flashes here and there from the teams to watch for (PHIL, NO, NE, etc.).   Most of the scoring came during the latter portions of the games played by 2nd and 3rd string units.  Four teams in particular got my attention, and they were: the... Read more »