Archive for January 2012

Bears' statement to the STH

In a letter to Bears’ season ticket holders and the 4th Phase: We are excited to announce that an agreement has been reached with Phil Emery today to become the team’s fifth general manager in franchise history. Phil joins the Bears after spending 14 seasons in the NFL, including the last three as the Kansas... Read more »

Bears hire Emery as their new GM: Give him a chance

Bears hire Emery as their new GM: Give him a chance
For one, he’s not Jerry Angelo. Some fans may have wanted dramatic changes at the top but in all honesty, they should have expected this. As long as the McCaskeys own the team, dramatic changes will never come. Throughout the history of the franchise, the Bears have always hired familiar names and past employees who... Read more »

Cutler and Cavallari Expecting 1st Baby

I don’t normally write/cover topics about a player’s personal life unless it impacts the team. I’m more interested in the condition of Jay Cutler’s thumb and how the recovery is progressing. With that, maybe this does impact the team as we continue to see Cutler’s progression, not only as a football player, but also a... Read more »

Tillman up for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award

Despite not making it to the playoffs, it’s been successful season for Charles Tillman. First, Tillman was named to his first Pro Bowl. Now he’s being recognized as a finalist for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award. The award celebrates a player’s off-the-field community service in addition to their performance on the... Read more »

Bears 2012 Free Agency Watch List: Defensive Ends

When Jay Cutler and Matt Forte were lost for the season, the defense knew they had to step their game up. For the most part they did, but in the end, they didn’t make enough plays to make up for the lack of production from the offense. Lovie Smith’s Cover 2 lives and dies by... Read more »

Bears 2012 Free Agency Watch List: Offensive Lineman

Bears 2012 Free Agency Watch List: Offensive Lineman
It’s hard to tell who the Bears should go after because anything could happen from now to the start of free agency. A player could re-sign with their current team, they may get franchise tagged or they may be a competitive market. With the Bears needing to upgrade several positions, there’s no telling who could... Read more »

Bears 2012 Free Agency Watch List: Wide Receivers

The Bears’ depth chart was exposed last season. After Jay Cutler and Matt Forte went down, so did the entire season. The defense knew they had to step up if the Bears had any chance. For the most part, they held up to their part of the bargain but the the offense didn’t. In the... Read more »

Bears thank their fans. Fans expect more.

There are plenty of reasons why I’m a Bears fan. I grew up watching Walter Payton, the 85 Bears, Da Coach. It’s the most storied franchise in the league and maybe of all professional sports. I like the colors — navy blue and orange. Navy blue is a classy and distinguished color. It’s not Carolina... Read more »

Run-first Tice Will Still Need To Air It Out

Run-first Tice Will Still Need To Air It Out
Last offseason, the Bears denied the Titans from interviewing Mike Tice for their offensive coordinator position. With Mike Martz being on a short leash and signed for only one more year, Lovie Smith knew that if Martz were to leave he would promote Tice in Martz’s place. Promoting Tice was the logical choice for Smith... Read more »

Be The OCNN Super Bowl Reporter

The Bears aren’t going to the Super Bowl but it doesn’t mean that you can’t. This year, Motorola will send one lucky fan/aspiring sports reporter to Indianapolis for the Super Bowl as Chad Ochocinco’s OCNN Super Bowl reporter. The winner will help him cover the hottest events and parties and have access to Media Row... Read more »
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