Archive for 2012

2013 NFL Draft tentative first-round section order

2013 NFL Draft tentative first-round section order
The NFL announced the complete, tentative first-round selection order for the 2013 NFL Draft on Monday. The first round will be held on Thursday, April 25, with the second and third rounds set for Friday, April 26. Rounds four through seven will be held on Saturday, April 27. While picks one through 20 are set,... Read more »

Change isn't always a bad thing

Change isn't always a bad thing
Up until this morning, when news broke that Lovie Smith was out as Chicago Bears’ head coach, a lot of Bears fans still believed Phil Emery was just a puppet for the McCaskey family, who like Smith immensely. It should be clear now that Emery is pulling the strings, and he and Gorge McCaskey are... Read more »

Bears fire Lovie Smith

Bears fire Lovie Smith
The Chicago Bears have fired head coach Lovie Smith, the team confirmed Monday. General manager Phil Emery will hold a press conference on Tuesday at 10 A.M. CT in the George “Mugs” Halas Auditorium at Halas Hall. Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times cited sources who pointed to starting the season 7-1 while ultimately missing the playoffs as large... Read more »
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Eulogizing Lovie Smith's career in Chicago

Eulogizing Lovie Smith's career in Chicago
Lovie Smith was a player’s coach. Rex Grossman was his quarterback. Terry Shea, Ron Turner, Mike Martz and Mike Tice were his offensive coordinators. Tony Dungy is his friend. For nine seasons he coached the Chicago Bears. For nine seasons we waited. He didn’t even grow a mustache. Now, as the Lovie Smith era seems... Read more »

Jay Cutler's stubbornness hurts Bears' offense

Jay Cutler's stubbornness hurts Bears' offense
If you would have told me this time last year that at the conclusion of the Chicago Bears’ 2012 season I’d be sitting down to my computer to complain about how Brandon Marshall came to town for a couple measly third-round draft picks, checked his off-field baggage at the door, caught 118 passes for 1,508... Read more »

Bears eliminated from playoff contention

Bears eliminated from playoff contention
In 2010, the Bears beat the Vikings on December 20, to get to ten wins and advance to the playoffs. Today, the Bears needed a win against Detroit to get to ten, including a loss from Minnesota. Chicago did their part, defeating the Lions 26-24 on the road, but the Vikings had other plans. Adrian... Read more »
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Bears-Lions, Packers-Vikings game predictions

So here’s the deal: the Bears may take on the Lions in Detroit on Sunday, and they may need a win to keep their playoff hopes alive. But, just as important is that the Packers beat the snot out of the Vikings up in Minnesota later in the afternoon. Without that second component, a win... Read more »

NFL fans rejoice, Samsung Galaxy Note II scores extra points

NFL fans rejoice, Samsung Galaxy Note II scores extra points
As you guys and gorgeous gals are aware, I scored a deal with Verizon Wireless this NFL season to continue my Chicago Bears coverage while using some of their products and offering my honest to goodness opinions on them. Through the deal, we were able to let you in on an autograph signing with Matt... Read more »

Charles Tillman nominated for Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award

Charles Tillman nominated for Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award
Chicago Bears’ cornerback Charles Tillman is the Bears’ nominee for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award. The award, of course, is named after the legendary Bears’ running back, who tragically passed away from advanced bile duct cancer in 1999. The award strives to recognize an NFL player’s off-the-field community service, as well... Read more »
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No need for Melton, Wright to motivate the Lions

No need for Melton, Wright to motivate the Lions
The Detroit Lions may be back back in a familiar spot—last place—but there is at least one important footnote this time: the spectacular season WR Calvin Johnson is having, breaking Jerry Rice’s single-season reception yards record. The Lions have been abysmal, and they are now in a position to land another top-three pick in the upcoming... Read more »