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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 »

Who Will Step Up To Be The Leader Of The Bears' Locker Room?

Urlacher is a future Hall Of Famer and still one of the best in the game. He's been more vocal to the media and still the face of the franchise.
The Bears filled Olin Kreutz’s void by signing former Seahawks center, Chris Spencer. A player will have to step up to fill his void in the locker room. With a shortened offseason and new players signed through free agency, someone will have to keep the locker room in order.

Players that deserve Pro Bowl consideration

Looks like he has finally found a home. This has been his best season as a pro.
Three Bears were voted into the Pro Bowl. To no ones surprise, Julius Peppers and Brian Urlacher, both earned a trip to Hawaii as both should be in the running for Defensive Player of the Year. Devin Hester, the GOAT, earned a trip as well. For the Bears to only have three Pro Bowlers doesn’t... Read more »

Israel Idonije nominated for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award

Israel Idonije has having one heck of a year. First, he won the starting job at defensive end over Mark Anderson, who was later released. Since then, Idonije has 5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, 2 passes defended, 1 field goal block and 25 tackles. He has been the Bears most productive defensive line man the... Read more »

Israel Idonije stepping up for the Bears Rush Men

Much has been said about how Julius Peppers will affect the way offense game plan against the Bears defense. Sure enough, teams false start and double and triple team when they line up against Peppers. The attention that Peppers commands will naturally force one-on-one match ups against the other defensive lineman. It’s up to Peppers’... Read more »

Who deserves a Pro Bowl vote?

His sack numbers are down but still dominant.
Let’s face it… the 4-3 Bears are atop the NFC North but stumble into the bye week. The Seahawks game should’ve been won but a kick return was nullified because of a phantom holding call on Rod Wilson. The outcome of the Redskins would’ve been different but Lovie Smith didn’t challenge a goal line fumble.... Read more »

Bears win convincingly against the Panthers

Getty Images – Geoff Burke This performance was the kind the Bears needed to get back on track. While many will say “well this was against the Panthers” no win is guaranteed in the NFL. The Bears were without Jay Cutler but they still managed to control the game and dominated from start to finish.... 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 »

Rush Men need to be dominant

Rush Men need to be dominant
When talking to the press, Lovie Smith said that he expects the Bears to score more points and that he wants to bring back the “Monsters of the Midway” brand of football. To bring back the “Monsters of the Midway”, the Rush Men need to be dominant. For the second consecutive year, the Bears made... Read more »

Three role players that will be important to the defense's success

Manning is in his contract year.
There’s no secret on who the Bears need to step up on defense to restore the respect they once had and to make to serious run at Super Bowl XLV. Julius Peppers needs have double digit sack numbers, Brian Urlacher needs to stay healthy, and the secondary needs to make plays. These “needs” are all... Read more »
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