Archive for August 2011

SI's King is wrong about the Bears

So it begins. The national media didn’t show the Bears any love last season. Don’t expect the sentiment to change around the defending NFC North Champs this season. Sports Illustrated’s Peter King predicts the Bears will finish 8-8. Here’s why he’s wrong: Jay Cutler is in his second season under Mike Martz. Cutler has played... Read more »

Again... Forte Needs To Get Paid

If you caught the Bears-Titans game, Matt Forte is continuing to show why he deserves to get paid. Forte rushed for 74 yards, averaged 4.4 yards per carry and caught one pass for 15 yards. Not to mention, he blocked and pancaked a blitzing Cortland Finnegan, one of the league’s most annoying players on the... Read more »

Bears convert on third downs, protect Cutler in loss

The Bears' offensive line continues to progress. This offense is only as good as they are.
The Bears lose to the Titans but who cares? The offense looked good. The defensive line showed their depth. Matt Forte continues to prove that he’s deserves to get paid. 1st Phase The first team offense converted 5-of-7 on third down. The offensive line protected Jay Cutler as he threw for 171 yards and was... Read more »
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What to look for as Bears prepare for the regular season

The offensive line protected Cutler relatively well against the Giants' stout defensive line. The season rides on the o-line's ability to protect Cutler consistently.

Bears Players Introduction On Madden NFL 12

Madden Day is August 30th. From the Madden NFL 12 demo, here is the Bears intro. I usually skip the intro and get on with the game but there are some cool features: - The inflatable Bear that covers the tunnel in the northwest corner of the field. - Staley leading the cheers and Bears... Read more »

Bears Rated 85 In Madden NFL 12

The ever-so-coveted ratings in this year’s edition of Madden were released earlier this week. According to EA, the Bears are rated 85. By comparison to our arch-rivals, the Packers are rated 92, the highest in the game. At the end of last season, the Bears were rated 88. The current roster is out-dated as the... Read more »
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Forte Needs To Get Paid

The truth about Mike Martz’s offense is that it calls for the quarterback to take five- and seven-step drops to chuck it down field. The problem with this is that it leaves the quarterback vulnerable to big hits. We’ve seen Jay Cutler get his brains beat in last season. Against the Giants, for the most... Read more »

Bears vs. Giants: Offensive line needs to improve

We all remember the game against the Giants last season all too well. In front of a national audience, the Bears’ weaknesses were exposed as the offensive line let Jay Cutler get sacked nine times in the first half. The unit suffered a colossal butt whoopin’. Other than to get your football fix, preseason games... Read more »

Enderle with the twos, Hanie upset

Rookie quarterback, Nathan Enderle took over second team reps after his debut performance against the Bills this past Saturday. The fifth rounder completed 7 of 10 passes for 110 yards, threw one interception and was sacked five times. Although Hanie remains the number two, Enderle replaced him to take all the snaps in the 7-on-7s... Read more »
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Win The '85 Bears Shirt from Chitown Clothing

Check out the latest design from my friends at Chitown Clothing. The ‘85 Bears team was truly a team of destiny. From Sweetness to the Super Bowl Shuffle, from Iron Mike’s backhand to Jim McMahon’s headband – they were arguably the best team in NFL history. Sport this 1985 Bears T-shirt to remind yourself, though... Read more »
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