Archive for September 2016

Five Bears to Watch: Week 4 vs. the Detroit Lions

Five Bears to Watch: Week 4 vs. the Detroit Lions
The Bears enter Week 4 winless and still beaten up. After two rough performances in primetime against Philadelphia and Dallas, the Bears welcome rival Detroit to town. Five players were listed as doubtful by head coach John Fox in running backs Ka’Deem Carey, Jeremy Langford, quarterback Jay Cutler, defensive tackle Eddie Goldman and linebacker Danny... Read more »

Unnecessary Roughness Podcast Ep. 15: Lions-Bears Week 4 preview and predictions

Unnecessary Roughness Podcast Ep. 15: Lions-Bears Week 4 preview and predictions
Welcome to the Unnecessary Roughness podcast page. You can listen/stream the show in the attached link here. Also listen on Spreaker. It is up on iTunes as well, so make sure to subscribe (link here) or on Google Play (link here). On the 15th episode, Jake Perper (@BearsBacker) and Eli Hershkovich (@EliHershkovich) dive into the... Read more »

John Fox: Feeling the heat

John Fox: Feeling the heat
Written by Joe Tidei/Special to Bears Backer When John Fox took over as Bears’ head coach in 2015, he held a team meeting. His message to his players, ‘get ready to win championships.’ Easier said than done, but looking at Fox’s track record in Carolina and Denver, he gets his teams to the Super Bowl.... Read more »
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Final Thoughts: The Bears are headed down a rough path

Final Thoughts: The Bears are headed down a rough path
It wasn’t all ugly for the Bears on Sunday night in Dallas, in a losing effort, 31-17. Yes, they lost their third straight game to open up the season, but Brian Hoyer moved the ball a bit especially in the second half and Zach Miller and Kevin White finally got going. The defense struggled mightily... Read more »

Unnecessary Roughness Podcast Ep. 14: Bears-Cowboys Week 3 preview and predictions

Unnecessary Roughness Podcast Ep. 14: Bears-Cowboys Week 3 preview and predictions
Welcome to the Unnecessary Roughness podcast page. You can listen/stream the show in the attached link here (Episode 14) or Spreaker. It is up on iTunes as well, so make sure to subscribe (link here) or on Google Play (link here). On the 14th episode, Jake Perper (@BearsBacker) and Eli Hershkovich (@EliHershkovich) the Week 3... Read more »

Bears Coaching Insight: Is the experiment over with Dowell Loggains?

Bears Coaching Insight: Is the experiment over with Dowell Loggains?
Written by Joe Tidei/Special to Bears Backer Before the Bears season started, there was plenty of room for optimism. Not necessarily that they would make the playoffs, but they would be improve from a year ago and build something for 2017 and beyond. Everything was lining up. John Fox’s teams historically being much better in... Read more »
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Final Thoughts: Injuries and rough night plague the Bears

Final Thoughts: Injuries and rough night plague the Bears
Monday night could have been Jay Cutler’s last game for the Bears. Lamarr Houston very well may be on his way out of town after this season. Eddie Goldman and Danny Trevathan are likely to be out for an extended period of time. Those are just some of the thoughts and concerns the Bears are... Read more »

Week 2 NFL Game Preview: Philadelphia Eagles at Chicago Bears

Week 2 NFL Game Preview: Philadelphia Eagles at Chicago Bears
Monday Night Football, it just sounds right for the Bears to be playing under the bright lights against the visiting Philadelphia Eagles. The Bears have won four of their last five games on Monday night and five of their last six in the primetime slot at Soldier Field dating back to 2008’s wild 20-17 victory... Read more »

Five Bears to Watch: Week 2 vs. the Philadelphia Eagles

Five Bears to Watch: Week 2 vs. the Philadelphia Eagles
The Bears have been crummy at home lately, to say the least. Last season, John Fox’s group posted a franchise worst 1-7 record at Soldier Field. It’s time to put the past behind them and coming off an up and down performance in Sunday’s 23-14 loss in Houston, the Bears should be happy to be... Read more »
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Bears Coaching: Cause for Concern or Anamoly

Bears Coaching: Cause for Concern or Anamoly
Written by Joe Tidei/Special to Bears Backer John Fox thought his team was close against the Texans and his comments in Tuesday’s presser echoed it. “I think [they are] things that we can clean up,” the second-year Bears head coach told ChicagoBears.com. “We created it, we just didn’t finish it. Much like our whole outing... Read more »