Posts tagged "Julius Peppers"

Chicago Bears Huddle draft notebook: Evaluating the defensive line

Chicago Bears Huddle draft notebook: Evaluating the defensive line
Kicking off my Chicago Bears Huddle draft notebook, I look at the Bears’ top needs, my top 15 prospects for the team, my opinion on the defensive line, and a quick six round mock draft: 2014 Draft Big Board HaHa Clinton-Dix – Safety, Alabama Khalil Mack – DE/OLB, Buffalo Kony Ealy – DE, Missouri Louis... Read more »

Chicago Bears in a good position after win over Ravens

Chicago Bears in a good position after win over Ravens
The Chicago Bears found a way to get a comeback win Sunday over the defending champion Baltimore Ravens in the eye of a storm, and with their backup quarterback starting under center. Despite what seemed liked insurmountable odds, the Bears found a way to pull out a victory that might have saved their season and... Read more »

Bears-Packers preview with help from Tony the Packers Fan and Back to the Future

Bears-Packers preview with help from Tony the Packers Fan and Back to the Future
I first met Tony the Packers Fan in the fall of 1996, right around the time of Brett Favre’s apex. I mistakenly invited Tony to my Super Bowl XXXI party in January of 1997, making him the only person in my parents’ house (they had a party, too) who left happy that night. We’ve been... Read more »
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Chicago Bears quarterly review: Debunking 4-0, assessing the scene, handing out awards

Chicago Bears quarterly review: Debunking 4-0, assessing the scene, handing out awards
It’s 7:00 a.m. Friday morning and the sun is rising slowly over Chicago. Out the window on my quiet block I can see folks heading to work, or running with their dogs, but I’m inside thinking about that fire-starter Drew Brees and his band of Saints coming to Soldier Field. The Bears haven’t lost to... Read more »

Chicago Bears season preview part one of two: The defense

Chicago Bears season preview part one of two: The defense
Week-1 of the National Football League season is here, and for football fans it’s often the single greatest week of the year. It brings a time of preternatural optimism for fans in just about every city, and a chance at a new start for the 32 teams around the league. The Chicago Bears, being one... Read more »

Chicago Bears depth chart projection series: Defensive end

Chicago Bears depth chart projection series: Defensive end
Next up in our Chicago Bears depth chart projection series, we take a look at the defensive end position: Starters Starting RDE (right defensive end): Julius Peppers One of the main reasons why there’s confidence that the Chicago defense won’t have a drop off is because they still have No. 90 on the edge. Peppers... Read more »
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Bears' talent gives Tucker more to work with

Bears' talent gives Tucker more to work with
It’s likely that new Chicago Bears’ defensive coordinator Mel Tucker will stick to the 4-3 Cover-2 as the team’s base defense. However, there’s a possibility that he’ll throw his own wrinkles into the scheme now that he’s working with better personnel. It will definitely be interesting to see how Tucker uses Julius Peppers and second-year... Read more »

Chicago Bears' roster projection: defensive end

Chicago Bears' roster projection: defensive end
Today we take a look at the DE position in our roster projection series and see where they will project on the official depth chart opening week. Active DEs on the roster: Chauncey Davis – 8th-year veteran Thaddeus Gibson – 2nd-year player Israel Idonije – 9th-year veteran Cheta Ozougwu – 2nd-year player Julius Peppers – 11th-year veteran... Read more »

Julius Peppers Named NFC Defensive Player of the Month

Julius Peppers Named NFC Defensive Player of the Month
LAKE FOREST, IL – Chicago Bears DE Julius Peppers has been named NFC Defensive Player of the Month after recording six tackles, four sacks, one tackle for loss, 10 quarterback pressures and three pass break ups in November. Peppers’ four sacks were tied for most in the NFC and his 33 sack yards were tops... Read more »
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Bears Must Draft for the Future of the Franchise

Getty Images With a majority of key players on the Chicago Bears roster – particularly on defense – already in their 30s, General Manager Jerry Angelo needs to start looking for long-term replacements. And he needs to do it now. Consider that Charles Tillman, Israel Idonije, Lance Briggs, Anthony Adams, Julius Peppers, Brian Urlacher, and... Read more »