Archive for November 2016

Unnecessary Roughness Podcast Ep. 20: Talking the latest state of the Bears

Unnecessary Roughness Podcast Ep. 20: Talking the latest state of the Bears
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), on Google Play (link here) or TuneIn Radio (link here). On the 20th episode, Jake Perper (@BearsBacker) and Eli Hershkovich... Read more »

Week 13 NFL Power Rankings, Chicago Bears Edition

Week 13 NFL Power Rankings, Chicago Bears Edition
The Bears nearly came back to beat the visiting Titans with Matt Barkley under center on Sunday. Here are the Week 13 NFL power rankings from various media outlets around the web: ESPN: 30 (Last week: 29) “Eight drops. Eight! That would be too much for any quarterback to overcome, let alone Matt Barkley in his first... Read more »

Cup of Joe: The Quarterback Mirage

Cup of Joe: The Quarterback Mirage
Written by Joe Tidei/Special to Bears Backer Forget the injuries, forget the bad luck, forget all that stuff. The Bears are a bad football team that consistently finds different ways to lose. Yesterday’s game didn’t come as a surprise to me and it shouldn’t to you either. No one person deserves all the blame. Collectively,... Read more »
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The Bears nearly rally, but drops did them in against Tennessee

The Bears nearly rally, but drops did them in against Tennessee
The Bears almost pulled off the unimaginable against Tennessee on Sunday. With Matt Barkley under center in his first career start, the Bears were set up at the Titans seven-yard line with 47 seconds left. Starting the drive on its own 35, Barkley hit Marquess Wilson on three passes to get the Bears inside the... Read more »

Five Bears To Watch: Week 12 vs. the Titans

Five Bears To Watch: Week 12 vs. the Titans
As each week goes on, the tougher it gets for the Chicago Bears. Here in Week 12, the Bears will be without their starting quarterback, left guard, right guard and inside linebacker. Don’t forget that Kyle Fuller has been out all season, Kevin White is on injured reserve and Week 1 starter Mitch Unrein could... Read more »

Week 12 NFL Power Rankings, Chicago Bears Edition

Week 12 NFL Power Rankings, Chicago Bears Edition
The Bears are looking worse in terms of injuries and suspensions following a 22-16 loss to the Giants. Here are the Week 12 NFL power rankings from various media outlets around the web: ESPN: 29 (Last week: 29) “Kevin White, Zach Miller and Leonard Floyd are all injured. Alshon Jeffery is suspended. It has been a... Read more »
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Beat up Bears fall flat in the second half against New York

Beat up Bears fall flat in the second half against New York
No one will talk about how hard Jay Cutler played on Sunday afternoon in New York. Instead, everyone will say, “there’s the old Jay” who threw an interception into triple coverage as the Bears fell on the road 22-16 to the Giants. Already playing without his top two wide receivers in Alshon Jeffery and Kevin... Read more »

Unnecessary Roughness Podcast Ep. 19: Preview and predictions for Bears-Giants

Unnecessary Roughness Podcast Ep. 19: Preview and predictions for Bears-Giants
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), on Google Play (link here) or TuneIn Radio (link here). On the 19th episode, Jake Perper (@BearsBacker) and Eli Hershkovich... Read more »

Five Bears to Watch: Week 11 vs. the New York Giants

Five Bears to Watch: Week 11 vs. the New York Giants
The 2-7 Bears travel to New York to battle the 6-3 Giants. It’s all about assessing the roster now with the Bears’ playoff chances almost non-existent. Injuries continue to be an issue for the Bears with 10 players listed on Friday’s injury report. Defensive tackle Eddie Goldman (ankle), cornerback Deiondre’ Hall (ankle) and defensive tackle... Read more »
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The Chicago Bears All-Futures Team

The Chicago Bears All-Futures Team
With seven games left in the regular season, the 2-7 Bears are going nowhere. Injuries, poor play and weak team chemistry have played a part in the struggle. The team is rather young with only nine players 30 or older led by 33-year-old quarterback Jay Cutler. Six players will be 30 by the time next... Read more »