Posts in category "NFL"

If Patriots are guilty of cheating, they should be removed from the Super Bowl

If Patriots are guilty of cheating, they should be removed from the Super Bowl
I understand that by now just about all of you are sick of hearing about Deflate-Gate. I understand that the media coverage of it takes away from, what is for many football fans, the single best sporting event of the year. I also understand that in the grand scheme of what’s really important in our... Read more »

Chicago Bears close out the preseason with a loss to the Cleveland Browns

Chicago Bears close out the preseason with a loss to the Cleveland Browns
I have never watched my favorite NFL team play a game as calmly as I did on Thursday night. It goes without saying (but I will) that there is no doubt the Chicago Bears can beat the Cleveland Browns any day. Heading into the game, the Chicago Bears were 2-1 in the preseason, while the... Read more »

Chicago Bears GM Phil Emery leaves questions to be answered following pre-draft press conference

Chicago Bears GM Phil Emery leaves questions to be answered following pre-draft press conference
Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery is, in a word, cryptic. Emery is an enigma; especially when it comes to the NFL Draft. And, on Thursday, he did nothing with his press conference except to insure that none of us have any clue what is going on in his head. His “briefing” lasted 45 minutes,... Read more »
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Chicago Bears at Oakland Raiders: Breaking down the box score

Chicago Bears at Oakland Raiders: Breaking down the box score
The Chicago Bears played last Friday in Oakland for their second-to-last preseason game against the Raiders. It was the last time you’ll be seeing the starters until the start of the regular season. Jay Cutler and company will sit the fourth and final game at Soldier Field this Thursday against the Cleveland Browns. The starters... Read more »

Jon Bostic fined; NFL walking dangerous line on player safety

Jon Bostic fined; NFL walking dangerous line on player safety
The YouTube comments underneath the most popular video of Jon Bostic’s hit on Thursday night against Mike Willie of the San Diego Chargers reads like a Reddit thread. That’s because the hit — the spectacular, bone-crushing, jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring hit — has already gone viral with over 114,000 views. It’s taken a particularly entertaining turn since news... Read more »

NFL sideline concussion assessment tool

NFL sideline concussion assessment tool
Chicago Bears’ quarterback Jay Cutler suffered a concussion in a Week-10 loss against the Houston Texans and was subsequently removed from the game at the half. Following the concussion announcement, speculation began to arise as to whether or not the Bears followed proper protocol in their assessment of Cutler on the sidelines. “Our office reviewed... Read more »
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NFL officials to return to the field Thursday night

NFL officials to return to the field Thursday night
The NFL and the NFL Referees Association agreed to an eight-year collective bargaining agreement late Wednesday night that will return the regular game officials to the field for Week-4, beginning Thursday night. The agreement must still be ratified by the NFLRA membership. NFL owners, however, do not have to vote, as the commissioner has authority... Read more »

Chicago Bears' current and future core players

Chicago Bears' current and future core players
Chicago Bears’ owner George McCaskey and team president Ted Phillips hired Phil Emery this off-season in hopes that he will close the talent gap within the NFC North. With Emery making some drastic roster upgrades this off-season, here’s an in-depth look at what he is working with not only this year, but in the years... Read more »

NFL relaxes blackout rule: explained

NFL relaxes blackout rule: explained
According to an article from the Wall Street Journal, NFL owners have passed a resolution that will allow for local broadcasts of NFL games to continue when as few as 85% of available tickets are sold. Prior to the resolution, teams were forced to sellout or face getting blacked-out. Notwithstanding, the NFL has continually “looked... Read more »
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NFL schedule change

NFL schedule change
The National Football League announced on Thursday that the kickoff times for Sunday afternoon games previously beginning at 3:15 p.m. CST will be moved to 3:25 p.m. CST; a difference of 10 minutes. Currently, there will be no change to any games beginning at 3:05 p.m. CST. Likewise, evening kickoffs will remain as currently scheduled.... Read more »