Archive for December 2011

Six Bears Selected As Pro Bowl Alternates

Six Bears were named as Pro Bowl alternates — Jay Cutler, Robbie Gould, Roberto Garza, Devin Hester, Henry Melton, and Julius Peppers. They join Brian Urlacher, Lance Briggs, Charles “Peanut” Tillman, Matt Forte and Corey Graham as they were voted in. Cutler and Forte were recently place on injured reserved but are eligible to play... Read more »

Can't Blame Anyone For The Bears Collapse

With the Bears now out of playoff picture, most want to point the blame. It’s easy to blame Jerry Angelo for assembling the roster. It’s easy to point the finger at Lovie Smith for his commitment to the Cover 2. How about Mike Martz and his offensive play calling during the five game slide? What... Read more »

Five Bears voted into the Pro Bowl; two selected as alternates

Bitter sweet news for Bears fans. While the Bears will miss the post season, five players were selected for the Pro Bowl and two are alternate selections. Charles Tillman, Brian Urlacher, Lance Briggs, Matt Forte and Corey Graham were all voted into the Pro Bowl. Julius Peppers and Devin Hester were selected as alternates. This... Read more »
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Bears' Season Over: Potential Offseason Headlines

Is a recap of the game really needed here? The Bears go into Lambeau and get spanked against the Packers, their fourth straight loss to their oldest rivals. With the Bears now officially eliminated from the post season, it’s time to look at the upcoming offseason. Does Mike Martz Stay Or Go? — If he... Read more »

Help me Josh McCown. You're my only hope.

Josh McCown - the Bears new neckbeard?
McCown? Josh McCown? He of the 12-19 career record with a mark of 1-11 on the road? He who was coaching a high school football team about a month ago and hasn't started an NFL game in four seasons? Really? He's the one who's gonna stick his hands up Garza's butt when the Bears line up on Sunday? ...

Angelo will have to emphasize roster changes

Angelo will have to emphasize roster changes
I hate to write posts about what needs to happen in the off season while this season is still going on but with the Bears having less than a 5 percent chance of making the playoffs, it’s hard resist. The free fall has everyone on edge, including the most optimistic and hopeful. With rumors swirling around Jerry... Read more »
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Hanie has played himself out of the NFL

Hanie has played himself out of the NFL
After stepping in for Todd Collins, who stepped in for Jay Cutler, in the NFC Championship game last January, Caleb Hanie looked to have a bright future in front of him. Hanie re-signed with the Bears for a one year contract to remain the backup. Although it was only two quarters of playoff football, most of us... Read more »

#4thPhase Tweets: Bears playoff chances are now on life support

#4thPhase Tweets: Bears playoff chances are now on life support
After a promising 7-3 start and with the offense rolling and Jay Cutler and Matt Forte playing at a Pro Bowl level, we were witnessing a Bears team that was capable of lighting up the scoreboard and ready to race towards a championship. After Cutler went down, then Forte, the Bears have dropped four straight... Read more »

Jerry Angelo did his due diligence on Sam Hurd

Jerry Angelo did his due diligence on Sam Hurd
The Bears waived Sam Hurd less than 48 hours after he was arrested on federal drug charges. According to a federal complaint, Hurd agreed buy 5-10 kilograms of cocaine and 1,000 pounds of marijuana per week for distribution from an undercover agent. He allegedly agreed to pay $25,000 for each kilogram of cocaine and $450 a... Read more »
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Dear Martz, Stop Playing Scared on Offense

Dear Martz, Stop Playing Scared on Offense
After last week’s loss to Denver, there have been a lot of different headlines ranging from Marion Barber losing the game for the Bears to Tim Tebow officially being anointed as successor to the pope (maybe not, but he’s close). Though these were both integral parts of the game, no football game is won or... Read more »
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