Tag: Dan Pompei

Audibles From the Long Snapper: Cutler's Maturation, Garlin, Deadspin on ESPN

Audibles From the Long Snapper: Cutler's Maturation, Garlin, Deadspin on ESPN
POMPEI WRITES LOVELY PIECE ON CUTLER This is an article about how the evolution of a human being, a man, and less about football. (Thanks to Michael C. Wright for spreading the word on Twitter.) It is an absolutely must read and it contains passages like this: Trestman, McCown and Marshall were among the guests... Read more »

More Audibles From the Long Snapper

Pompei Has Warped Priorities Dan Pompei wrote a few weeks ago that the Bears were not in need of a wide receiver and now he’s writing that their off-season priority is acquiring of a second defensive end or solid under tackle.  I liked Dan’s work very much in the regular season but what has he... Read more »

Audibles From the Long Snapper

Audibles From the Long Snapper
It’s the slowest time of the NFL season, unless you get excited about franchise tags and press releases from the mediators of collective bargaining sessions.  In Bearsland, it’s no different.   My Thoughts on the Release of Tommie Harris I saw the announcement and I did not care and that, that more than anything, tells... Read more »
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Even More Audibles From the Long Snapper

I guess it’s that kind of week.  That kind of game.  For the first time since it’s initial debut, here comes the third Audibles in a single week. Chris Harris/Major Wright – Bears Weakness to Watch The Bears have put no starters on IR this season and are heading into the NFC Championship Game with... Read more »

Audibles From the Long Snapper: Bears Edition

Method to Angelo’s Madness? Dan Pompei writes an interesting piece in the Trib, analyzing the appropriation of finances over the past year that enabled Jerry Angelo to build an intriguing roster of bona fide stars and workmanlike role players.   The Bears got more out of players this year because part of their vision was... Read more »

Audibles From the Long Snapper

Mannelly Gets Contract Extension The man who gave birth to the name of this column has signed a two-year extension to stay with the Bears and we here at DaBearsBlog would like to congratulate him.  I don’t think the story itself is all that interesting but the possible subtext might be.  Brad Biggs wonders whether Danieal... Read more »
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Audibles From the Long Snapper

Worst Case Scenario I had this thought this morning.  Imagine a scenario where Julius Peppers sacks Donovan McNabb in the fourth quarter, knocking him out of the game.  And Rex Grossman enters, leading his team on a game-winning drive.  My God.  That would feel like the end of the world. Dan Pompei quotes the former... Read more »

Audibles From the Long Snapper

To read about my predicted 27-16 victory for the Chicago Bears, click here. Pompei on the Williams MoveDan Pompei does a nice job in the Trib evaluating the Bears decision to move Chris Williams inside to the guard spot, leaving Frank Omiyale as the starting left tackle (and leaving the young right side alone). So... Read more »

Audibles From the Long Snapper

Dan Pompei Joins the Over-Reactors.  I’m starting to wonder if the Tribune is ordering their writers and staffers to sound the doomsday alarm over preseason games because it’s getting a bit absurd.  I live in Queens and read the Daily News and New York Post (two of the nation’s most hostile, rabble rousing rags) every... Read more »
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Chud Passes

Dan Pompei is reporting that Rob Chudzinski is passing on the opportunity to run the Chicago Bears offense for a season: Chudzinski finished the season as the assistant head coach and tight ends coach of the Chargers. His contract is expiring, and it is believed the Chargers want him back. Chudzinski also could be drawing... Read more »