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Chicago Bears Training Camp: Notes and Observations

Chicago Bears Training Camp: Notes and Observations
Your loyal CBH contributor and avid Bears backer attended Chicago Bears Training Camp on Monday and Friday of last week and came away with some observations, though it’s clear that the games will be a somewhat better barometer of things to come. No, lives aren’t at stake here, but jobs certainly are, so it’s a... Read more »

Marquess Wilson must make huge strides for the Chicago Bears

Marquess Wilson must make huge strides for the Chicago Bears
Halfway through a weather-shortened practice on Friday morning (the forecasted rain never actually came), the Chicago Bears broke out of 11-on-11 work and centered attention on Marc Trestman, Jay Cutler and the skill position players, as the No. 1 offense and No. 1 defense focused in on the passing game in 7-on-7s. Eyeballs tend to... Read more »

Chicago Bears best chance for Super Bowl run is now

Chicago Bears best chance for Super Bowl run is now
For years, the Bears fan collective has screamed that “the McCaskeys are cheap,” or that “they don’t care about winning.” Don’t worry, I am one of you. You are my people. I’m an angry Bears tweeter, who has for a long time disliked the way the family has run the show. But since hiring one... Read more »
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Chicago Bears Training Camp notes: Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Chicago Bears Training Camp notes: Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Standard reminder: Individual practice observations rarely hold the keys to the upcoming season or the answers to the questions of the Chicago Bears universe. While reading — and hopefully enjoying the insight — keep everything in perspective and remember that this team hasn’t even gone live in practice, in terms of hitting, and probably never... Read more »

Optimism riding high at Camp Trestman despite injuries

Optimism riding high at Camp Trestman despite injuries
For those who suggest the Chicago Bears injuries in camp so far are cause for concern, I say hogwash. The spirits are high at Camp Trestman, and rightfully so. It’s the dawn of a new (and hopefully improved) offensive era for our Bears, and that optimism train will keep right on rollin’ no matter what.... Read more »

Depth along defensive line a concern for Chicago Bears

Depth along defensive line a concern for Chicago Bears
Following the sudden retirement of DT Sedrick Ellis and a likely season-ending injury to DE Turk McBride, the back end of the Chicago Bears defensive line depth chart is suddenly wide open. While Julius Peppers and either Corey Wootton or Shea McClellin will be the starters at defensive end, and Henry Melton and Stephen Paea... Read more »
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Few meaningful implications following Chicago Bears first padded practice

Few meaningful implications following Chicago Bears first padded practice
There’s something fitting about having to dig out a sweater for the Chicago Bears first padded practice of Training Camp. Sure, it’s supposed to be the dead of summer and a long sleeve shirt and a sweater should be a heat stroke waiting to happen, but if the sounds and sights are what we’ve become... Read more »

Chicago Bears safety Brandon Hardin healthy and looking to rebound

Chicago Bears safety Brandon Hardin healthy and looking to rebound
As a hulk-like safety with legitimate 4.5 40 speed, Brandon Hardin certainly has the measurables to get people excited. Through the first couple weeks of camp last season, Hardin looked as though he might be a factor in the Chicago Bears’ two-deep. However, on August 18, while trying to tackle tight end Logan Paulsen in... Read more »

"Average" Joe Anderson working toward making Chicago Bears roster

"Average" Joe Anderson working toward making Chicago Bears roster
Last year, in an effort to make an impression as an undrafted free agent, rookie wide receiver Joe Anderson stayed late after virtually every single practice. Working with a few other young skill players and quarterback Matt Blanchard, a crew of mostly unheralded players organized throwing sessions to get a few valuable extra reps in... Read more »
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Chicago Bears Training Camp notes: Sunday, July 28, 2013

Chicago Bears Training Camp notes: Sunday, July 28, 2013
As always, when we get around to individual training camp observations there is rarely anything of note that holds imminent meaning for the team’s regular season outlook save for injures and the like. So, keeping that in perspective, here are my notes from the Chicago Bears’ first padded practice of camp, Sunday, July 28, 2013:... Read more »