Archive for September 2011

Walter Payton was a regular person just like us

Mike Ditka called Walter Payton the greatest football player he’s ever seen. For many of us, especially in Chicago, he was indeed just that. Not only is Payton beloved in the city, but also admired by the NFL as the league named the Man of the Year award after the late great. As a sports... Read more »

Bears need to build team around Cutler

Since the beginning of football time, the Bears have been defined by a strong running game and an intimidating defense. This organizational philosophy has worked through the 1980’s but it doesn’t work anymore. After losing to the Packers for the third straight time in the past nine months, it’s apparent the Bears are lacking an... Read more »

The Most Incredible Play That Didn't Count

Aaron Rodgers called the Devin Hester/Johnny Knox fake punt return “the most incredible play” he’s ever seen. It was a work of art and drawn up by special teams coach, Dave Toub. If it hadn’t been for Corey Graham’s holding call that nullified the play, it would’ve have brought the Bears within one score with... Read more »

#4thPhase Tweets: Packers outclass the Bears in all three phases

This game started out very much like the NFC Championship game as the Packers marched down the field and scored a touchdown on their first drive as Aaron Rodgers picked the Bears’ Cover 2 apart. Not much came out of this game in what was supposed to be part of the revenge campaign against the Bears’ most hated rivals.... Read more »

National media hates on Cutler... Time to move on

Okay, this is old news. Shut up already. We all know the national media hates Jay Cutler, they even make up false headlines about him. Even some Bears “fans” still complain about his demeanor. If you’re one of these people, what does that say about yourself? Are you upset with Cutler because you think he’s... Read more »

#4thPhase Tweets: Bears destroy the Falcons

For those who doubted the Bears… take that! The Bears dominated all three phases of the game. This game was over by half time. The Bears offense looked like a polished, well-oiled machine; the defense looked too fast and intimidating ; and the special teams pinned the Falcons deep in their own territory. 1st Phase... Read more »

Important information about the Bears game vs. the Falcons

From an email to Bears season ticket holders (STH): We look forward to kicking off the 2011 regular season with you this weekend. We encourage you to come in to Soldier Field early this Sunday, September 11 so you don’t miss a special league-wide tribute on the 10th anniversary of 9/11/01. Player introductions will begin... Read more »

Predicting the 2011 Bears

Predictions are meaningless, especially from the national media. Each team’s season depends on the health of their players, overall team depth and their ability to manage on- and off-field distractions. When looking at strength of schedule, you can forget about that too. Each season is different and teams that weren’t good last season, might be... Read more »

Briggs makes his case to the media

Lance Briggs is in the middle of the six-year, $36 million contract he signed in 2008. Briggs still has three years left on a contract that has paid him $21.6 million. He is scheduled to make $3.9 million this year, $4 million next year and $6.5 million in 2013, the final year of the deal.... Read more »

Bears Players to Follow on Twitter

Anthony Adams -- @spiceadams
The great thing about social media is that it gives people access to information they normally would not have access to in real time. Through social media, players get to speak their minds, at times to the dismay of management. Fortunately, the Bears (for the most part)  have not had to put out fires for... Read more »
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