Archive for October 2011

List of Bears free agents at the end of the season

Here’s a list of Bears players who will become free agents at the end of the season: Player | Position | Current Contract Earl Bennett | Wide Receiver | 4 yr/$2,526,000 Zackary Bowman | Cornerback | 4 yr/$1,555,000 Kellen Davis | Tight End | 4 yr/$1,680,000 Matt Forte | Running Back | 4 yr/$3,781,000 Roberto... Read more »

Forte Not Looking Forward To Being Franchised

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the Bears will franchise tag Matt Forte if the two sides can’t come to an agreement over Forte’s contract extension. On “Rome is Burning”, Forte said: “That’s not something I’m looking forward to…I don’t want a one-year deal. I want a long-term extension. I think if they use the franchise... Read more »

#4thPhase Tweets: Bears Rush To Victory Over Bucs

The Bears left for London on Thursday night because they didn’t want to take away from the team’s weekly routine. Many thought the players would be jet-lagged and too tired to give the game their best effort. For the Bears, it was business as usual and got off the plane running. For the 4th Phase,... Read more »

Forte Is An Early MVP Candidate

Going into the game against the Bucs, Matt Forte led the league in total yards from scrimmage with 908 yards. Check out what Forte has done this season: 9th in NFL in rushing yards 9th in carries 6th in average 4th in receptions 9th in receiving yards 0 fumbles Against the Bucs, Forte rushed for... Read more »

Does The New Kickoff Rule Hurt Or Help Hester?

The 4th Phase was not happy when the NFL decided to move up the kickoff this past offseason. The 3rd Phase, special teams, is such an important part of the game for the Bears and the new rule would result into deeper kickoffs, more touchbacks, less returns and less kick returns for touchdowns. While the... Read more »

Hester, Cutler And Paea Recognized For Player Of The Week Honors

Following the 39-10 route of the Vikings, three Bears are being recognized for their stellar performances. The Greatest Of All Time, Devin Hester, has won his eleventh NFC special teams player of the week for the second time in three weeks. Hester returned a kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown, returned a punt 27 yards... Read more »

Urlacher Named In Forbes NFL's Most Liked Player List

Forbes recently named the NFL’s 10 most liked players from a recent E-Poll/Nielsen poll that scored  the highest in public appeal. According to the poll, Brian Urlacher was the 8th most liked. Here’s the entire list: Ndamukong Suh Detroit Lions Appeal: 71%     A defensive lineman No. 1? Apparently a unique name and an... Read more »

Cutler's Leadership Skills Are On Display

The Bears have played in front of a national audience for the past two weeks. This Sunday, they travel to London to play the Buccaneers and in front of a global audience. While there is little doubt in Cutler’s toughness or desire, some people still question his leadership and decision making skills. In the past... Read more »

#4thPhase Tweets: Bears Leave Vikings Pondering

After last Monday night’s debacle against the Lions, the Bears played they’re second straight game in front of a national audience. This time around, the Bears played a near perfect game and showed everyone what they’re made of. 1st Phase The Bears made changes to the offensive line by replacing Frank Omiyale with Lance Louis... Read more »

Opportunity Knocks For Wright And Conte

After poor safety play this past Sunday, veteran safeties Brandon Meriweather and Chris Harris were benched. Major Wright and Chris Conte will step in their place. For Meriweather and Harris, I’m sure their disappointed. Both can play at a high level and they’ve been the victims of a lack of a pass rush. They’re veteran... Read more »
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