Posts tagged "lovie smith"

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 »

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 »

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 »

Run-first Tice Will Still Need To Air It Out

Run-first Tice Will Still Need To Air It Out
Last offseason, the Bears denied the Titans from interviewing Mike Tice for their offensive coordinator position. With Mike Martz being on a short leash and signed for only one more year, Lovie Smith knew that if Martz were to leave he would promote Tice in Martz’s place. Promoting Tice was the logical choice for Smith... Read more »

Reading Between The Lines: George Flexed His Muscle

If you look at all the managers/coaches that have won championships in Chicago, there’s one characteristic they all had in common. No, it wasn’t that they had superior talent or that they made timely game time decisions that won the ball game… they all had mustaches. The power of the mustache. Chicago is known for... 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 »

Angelo and Smith face their toughest challenge

Angelo and Smith face their toughest challenge
I’ve been a Jerry Angelo fan. Ive been called an Angelo apologist among other things. When he came in, he made Dick Jauron earn his job and he responded by leading the Bears to a 13-3 record in 2001. When he didn’t live up to his expectations, Angelo canned him. He brought in Lovie Smith... Read more »

Lovie's glass is half-full, is yours?

Lovie's glass is half-full, is yours?
Lovie Smith met with the media today and confirmed everyone’s worst fears — Jay Cutler will miss an extended period of time. Smith was optimistic that Cutler will return before the end of the season. He was also optimistic in Caleb Hanie‘s ability to lead the Bears offense. As we know, Hanie came in for... 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 »
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