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What's next for the Bears? 10 offseason predictions

With the season ending debacle, we’ll need to look forward to the offseason and wait and see what the Bears will do to solidify their roster for another run next season. Phil Emery has plenty of work ahead of him. He’ll have to use the same magic he used to rebuild the offense but this... Read more »

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 »

#4thPhase recap: Bears lose to Broncos in a meaningless game

Bears fans wanted their football and they finally got it. After 8 months since the last game and an offseason filled with excitement and anticipation, the beloved get trounced 31-3 to the Broncos in front of the 4th Phase. Before jumping off the ledge, remember, it’s preseason. This game doesn’t matter. It doesn’t count. 1st... Read more »

Bears need to focus on signing Jackson or Williams

This past Monday, 21 players were franchise tagged and officially off the board. With the beginning of free agency less than a week away, we can only wait in anticipation as to what the Bears might do. This team is not far from contending, despite the obvious holes in the roster. We all know what the needs are and what the Bears need to do... 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 »

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 »

Five Bears voted into the Pro Bowl; two selected as alternates

Bitter sweet news for Bears fans. While the Bears will miss the post season, five players were selected for the Pro Bowl and two are alternate selections. Charles Tillman, Brian Urlacher, Lance Briggs, Matt Forte and Corey Graham were all voted into the Pro Bowl. Julius Peppers and Devin Hester were selected as alternates. This... 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 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 »

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 »
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