Archive for August 2017

Predicting the Bears' 53-man roster after the preseason finale

Predicting the Bears' 53-man roster after the preseason finale
You don’t learn much from the final preseason game, typically. On Thursday night, Cleveland came to Soldier Field and blanked the Bears 25-0. Veterans Lamarr Houston and Victor Cruz left with knee injuries. Deiondre’ Hall never returned after suffering a leg injury and Connor Shaw hurt his leg late in the game forcing Mitchell Trubisky... Read more »

What to watch for in the Bears' preseason finale against Cleveland

What to watch for in the Bears' preseason finale against Cleveland
The summer is over and the preseason is nearly complete as well. It’s rather amazing how time has flown by, but the regular season starts with a primetime matchup between Kansas City and New England in eight days. Three days after that, we have our first Sunday with NFL football and the Bears will play... Read more »

Final thoughts following the Bears' dress rehearsal win

Final thoughts following the Bears' dress rehearsal win
The Bears seem satisfied with Mike Glennon after his turnaround performance in Sunday’s dress rehearsal against Tennesse. Personally, I wouldn’t anoint Glennon the Week 1 starter after his showing in the 19-7 victory. Yes, he completed 11-of-18 passes for 134 yards and a touchdown but he was 7-of-9 for 84 yards on the team’s opening touchdown... Read more »
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5 Things To Watch: Preseason Game No. 3

5 Things To Watch: Preseason Game No. 3
The most important preseason game is upon us. It is called the dress rehearsal. Game No. 3 serves as the matchup with the most extensive playing time for the starters on both sides of the ball. Role players and backups will see action in the second half limiting their time, but it is crucial for... Read more »

Getting to know Bears undrafted rookie FB Freddie Stevenson

Getting to know Bears undrafted rookie FB Freddie Stevenson
The fullback position may be viewed as a dying breed in the NFL, but for the Chicago Bears, they clearly value lead blockers. Three-year veteran Michael Burton and rookie Freddie Stevenson are battling it out for a spot on the 53-man roster. For Stevenson, an undrafted rookie from Florida State, he’s loaded with experience. The... Read more »

One issue will hold back the Bears from success this season

One issue will hold back the Bears from success this season
It has become more evident with each snap, each throw and each game that Mike Glennon is not the answer. Personally, I wasn’t a fan of the Bears’ decision to sign the veteran to a three-year, $45 million ($18.5 million guaranteed) this off-season. They moved on from Jay Cutler after eight years and many thought... Read more »
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10 things to watch in the Bears' second preseason tilt on Saturday night

10 things to watch in the Bears' second preseason tilt on Saturday night
The Bears head out west to face the Arizona Cardinals on Saturday night in preseason game No. 2. Kickoff is scheduled for 9 p.m. CT/10 p.m. ET. Not everyone will be spending their Saturday night watching what is viewed as a meaningless game. But for the diehard Bears and NFL fans, there is plenty of... Read more »

Don't ignore what the Bears did in the preseason opener

Don't ignore what the Bears did in the preseason opener
It was a rocky start. The Bears first team offense didn’t pick up a first down until Tarik Cohen burst down the left sideline for an 11-yard gain with 3:19 left in the opening quarter. Mike Glennon’s second throw of the night was a pick-six as left tackle Charles Leno Jr. allowed a quarterback pressure... Read more »

Here's where to focus your attention on for the Bears' preseason opener

Here's where to focus your attention on for the Bears' preseason opener
When the Bears hit the field tonight for its preseason home opener against Denver, plenty will be monitored. 15 rookies are seeing their first NFL action for the Bears. A quarterback room features three new faces, question marks remain at wide receiver, while tight end and safety will be the focus for much of the... Read more »
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