Archive for November 2011

Melton and Okoye are the Bears' most productive defensive lineman

Melton and Okoye are the Bears' most productive defensive lineman
For the Bears Cover 2 to be successful, Rod Marinelli’s Rush Men need to apply pressure on the quarterback and force him into making bad decisions. The system requires the defensive line to be quick at the snap and be disruptive in the gaps. Over the past couple seasons, Jerry Angelo has made improving the... Read more »

Cutler's return is up in the air

Cutler's return is up in the air
Last season, Jay Cutler was sacked a career high 52 times. Despite being knocked around, Cutler has been durable and fortunate enough to have not been lost for the season. This season, before Cutler injured his thumb against the Chargers, he was playing at an All Pro level. Now, there’s a possibility that he could... Read more »

#4thPhase Tweets: Raiders loot Hanie for 3 interceptions

#4thPhase Tweets: Raiders loot Hanie for 3 interceptions
Honestly, I’m not really upset the Bears lost to the Raiders at the Black Hole. They’re a tough team and Oakland is a tough place to play. At the end of the day, the Bears still hold the top Wild Card spot. At the same time, they failed to separate themselves from the pack of... Read more »
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Angelo and Smith face their toughest challenge

Angelo and Smith face their toughest challenge
I’ve been a Jerry Angelo fan. Ive been called an Angelo apologist among other things. When he came in, he made Dick Jauron earn his job and he responded by leading the Bears to a 13-3 record in 2001. When he didn’t live up to his expectations, Angelo canned him. He brought in Lovie Smith... Read more »

In Hanie we trust

In Hanie we trust
They say when you are under duress, your true colors come out. When the Bears are bad or have a losing record, fans revolt and want to Occupy Halas Hall. As an optimistic Bears fan, it’s a tough pill to swallow but the sentiment is understood. When news started to spread Sunday night about Jay... Read more »

Lovie's glass is half-full, is yours?

Lovie's glass is half-full, is yours?
Lovie Smith met with the media today and confirmed everyone’s worst fears — Jay Cutler will miss an extended period of time. Smith was optimistic that Cutler will return before the end of the season. He was also optimistic in Caleb Hanie‘s ability to lead the Bears offense. As we know, Hanie came in for... Read more »
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#4thPhase Tweets: Bears win fifth in a row but lose at the same time

#4thPhase Tweets: Bears win fifth in a row but lose at the same time
The Bears beat the Chargers for their fifth straight, the first time since the 2005. While we should be celebrating, many of us are panicking because Jay Cutler could be out for the rest of the regular season. If he can’t go, I’m confident in Caleb Hanie. Hanie showed us something last season against the... Read more »

Was Soldier Field's surface to blame for Cutler's injury?

Was Soldier Field's surface to blame for Cutler's injury?
What would’ve happened if Johnny Knox didn’t slip on that slant route? Does Jay Cutler still throw an interception? Probably not. Phil Simms pointed out that Knox was leaning which could have caused him to lose his footing. I’m not a wide receivers coach so I’m not going to dissect Knox’s technique. Did Knox slip... Read more »

Cutler injured: Not the end of the season

Cutler injured: Not the end of the season
As a Bears fan, you have to be shocked about Jay Cutler’s injury that will sideline him for the rest of the regular season. If you’ve been living in a cave, Cutler broke his thumb while he was in pursuit after he threw an interception. I’ve already seen tweets from national media guys about how... Read more »
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Tillman has been deserving of a Pro Bowl for a long time

Tillman has been deserving of a Pro Bowl for a long time
For the Bears Cover 2 scheme to be effective, defensive lineman need to pressure the quarterback consistently. If the lineman can get pressure, in theory, the quarterback will make bad decisions as defenders sit back in coverage with their eyes on the quarterback. Because of the importance the guys upfront, Jerry Angelo and Lovie Smith... Read more »
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