Posts tagged "caleb hanie"

Cutler and Briggs out but the season isn't over

Marc Trestman has stressed the “next man up” mentality of this football team. First Kelvin Hayden in the preseason. Then Henry Melton, then Nate Collins and D.J. Williams. Now Jay Cutler and Lance Briggs. Today’s news disappointed Bears fans, some even declaring the season over… well, the season isn’t over and Cutler and Briggs are... 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 »

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? ...
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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 »

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 »
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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 »

Beat the Beast

Beat the Beast
I don’t want to write about the Bears offense and what they need to do in order to beat Seattle. Just thinking about Caleb Hanie under center depresses me, and trying to place trust in Marion Barber makes my head hurt. Sure, I could lie and tell myself that Johnny Knox has more magic up... Read more »

#4thPhase Tweets: Bears fumble away a victory and get Tebowed

#4thPhase Tweets: Bears fumble away a victory and get Tebowed
With the Bears losing to the Broncos and both the Lions and Falcons winning, they are now  outside of the playoff picture looking in. With a 10 point lead with five minutes left in regulation, the Bears were Tebowed. 1st Phase When you look at the stat sheet and see the Bears rushed for 159... Read more »
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A 'must win' against the Broncos is an understatement

A 'must win' against the Broncos is an understatement
After watching one of the most disappointing performances in recent memory, the Bears need to bounce back in a major way against the Broncos. On paper, when you look at the rosters, the Bears have too much star power, speed and discipline on defense to allow Tim Tebow and his disciples to gallop all over... Read more »
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