Posts tagged "johnny knox"

Emery all about dynamic playmakers and winning championships

During the Bears interactive conference call with season ticket holders, there’s one thing that’s clear about Phil Emery. He has vision. Emery didn’t divulge too much information about what positions or players they were targeting on draft day but he did make it clear that he was looking for dynamic playmaking players to help the team win championships.... 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 »

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 »
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#4thPhase Tweets: Bears embarrass themselves against the Chiefs; lose Forte

#4thPhase Tweets: Bears embarrass themselves against the Chiefs; lose Forte
Given the confidence everyone had in Caleb Hanie and what looked to be his in-game progression against the Raiders, there was hope the Bears would tomahawk the Chiefs if Hanie played steady, didn’t make mistakes and if the Bears were able to pound the ball. No one thought that a Tyler Palko-led Chiefs team would... Read more »

Cutler's return is up in the air

Cutler's return is up in the air
Last season, Jay Cutler was sacked a career high 52 times. Despite being knocked around, Cutler has been durable and fortunate enough to have not been lost for the season. This season, before Cutler injured his thumb against the Chargers, he was playing at an All Pro level. Now, there’s a possibility that he could... Read more »

#4thPhase Tweets: Bears win fifth in a row but lose at the same time

#4thPhase Tweets: Bears win fifth in a row but lose at the same time
The Bears beat the Chargers for their fifth straight, the first time since the 2005. While we should be celebrating, many of us are panicking because Jay Cutler could be out for the rest of the regular season. If he can’t go, I’m confident in Caleb Hanie. Hanie showed us something last season against the... Read more »
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Was Soldier Field's surface to blame for Cutler's injury?

Was Soldier Field's surface to blame for Cutler's injury?
What would’ve happened if Johnny Knox didn’t slip on that slant route? Does Jay Cutler still throw an interception? Probably not. Phil Simms pointed out that Knox was leaning which could have caused him to lose his footing. I’m not a wide receivers coach so I’m not going to dissect Knox’s technique. Did Knox slip... Read more »

The Most Incredible Play That Didn't Count

Aaron Rodgers called the Devin Hester/Johnny Knox fake punt return “the most incredible play” he’s ever seen. It was a work of art and drawn up by special teams coach, Dave Toub. If it hadn’t been for Corey Graham’s holding call that nullified the play, it would’ve have brought the Bears within one score with... Read more »

Knox emerging into big time player

Chicago Tribune When I talked to Johnny Knox over the summer, he said he said that he and the Bears wide receivers were out to silence the critics. In three games, Knox has 232 receiving yards and is gobbling up huge chunks of yards as he’s averaging 21.2 yards per reception. This former 5th round draft pick, 140th overall... Read more »
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Bears are stacked with Pro Bowlers

A 6-time Pro Bowler, Kreutz is a little older but is still an undisputed leader and calls the shots on the offensive line.
I saw this post, Top Ten Bears Who Might Suck in 2010, by Matt Olsen, fellow ChicagoNow blogger and just had to write a response.  There’s a ton of pessimism these days about the Bears. Bears fans are sick of Jerry Angelo and Lovie Smith and they’re not happy about the winless preseason. Last time I checked,... Read more »
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