Posts tagged "Henry Melton"

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 »

Next man up, Jon Bostic

Henry Melton, IR. Next man up, Nate Collins, ditto. D.J. Williams. He gone. Next man up, Jon Bostic. Bostic made quite an impression on the 4th Phase during the preseason. Fans wanted him to start probably for a couple reasons. He played well enough to earn the starting job and fans may have wanted to... Read more »

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 »

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 »

Give Angelo credit for assembling a winning team

Give Angelo credit for assembling a winning team
After the Bears started out 2-3, the “Fire Lovie, Fire Jerry” chants were getting louder from the 4th Phase. While the chant isn’t as loud as it was a month ago, there are still a few that haven’t changed their stance. The reality is, the players who Jerry Angelo brought in for Lovie Smith’s system... Read more »

2011 Bears are better than last season's team

2011 Bears are better than last season's team
We’re at the half way point of the season and the Bears’ record is exactly what it was last season, 5-3. Although the Bears have the same record, this season’s team is better than they were last season. Improved Protection The improved play of the offensive line, is the primary reason for allowing Matt Forte... Read more »

Anderson's release presents opportunity

Ready for prime time?
Mark Anderson was given his pink slip yesterday. The coaching staff had high hopes for him but he was never able to live up to expectations after his breakout rookie season when he recorded 12 sacks. There are three players that come to mind that will need to step up in his place. From all... Read more »

Bears continue their busy offseason... Pack your bags Gabriel

This past Tuesday, the Bears fired Greg Gabriel, the director of college scouting. His job description was to schedule scouting visits, coordinate scouting meetings, evaluate collegiate players and play a major role in the development of the Bears draft plan. Bottom line… find the best players to draft.  To his credit, he did bring in... Read more »
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