Tag: Danieal Manning

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 »

The Three Potential Opponents: Volume Two

Fantasy Playoffs start this week with a chance to win a guest column this offseason.  For Rules & Regulations, check here.  You’ll be able to select your players starting Friday morning If the weekend goes as I think it’ll go, the Green Bay Packers will beat the Eagles in Philadelphia.  That would bring our old buddies... 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 »

From Famine to Feast at Receiver, Line, Safety

Yesterday, at Soldier Field, the Chicago Bears won the type of football game I never imagined they could win.  They got into an old fashioned shootout with a good Jets offense, scored thirty-eight points and after refusing to tackle all game saved their best defensive effort for the final minutes.  But yesterday was not about... Read more »

Executing/Altering the Big Blueprint

Congrats to JAB and FRESNO, CA BEAR FAN – both are headed to the Bears v. Eagles game Sunday.  The decision was not easy and the entries were terrific but I went with a combination of good story and site loyalty.  JAB will be bringing his eight year-old son and FRESNO his father, set to... Read more »

Bears Have Championship Defense

We all wondered, heading into the bye week, whether Lovie Smith and Mike Martz could fix their offensive struggles.  To a certain extent they did, committing to the run and minimizing the risks Jay Cutler takes down the field.  But what’s been even more impressive is that since the bye week the Bears have been... Read more »

Hester to Kickoff Returns. Now.

The following is a column I have written about 92 times. The Bears converted Devin Hester to wide receiver because they wanted him to touch the ball more than the half dozen times a game he would on special teams.  (He has 25 touches on offense this season, a tad more than 3 a game).... Read more »

Many Thoughts on the Canadian Escape

This was exactly the game Cutler/Martz needed to have and they were aided by an improving offensive line (although we’ll learn how improved next Sunday).  Cutler was efficient and smart with the football, making a couple spectacular throw when he had a chance to set his feet and hurl it.  Those few extra seconds the... Read more »

Redskins at Bears Game Preview

It is the game that will let us know what to expect from the remainder of the 2010 campaign.  Are the Chicago Bears capable of holding their division lead over the next two months, keeping the charging Packers and Vikings at bay?  Or are the Chicago Bears bound for a season’s worth of scoreboard watching,... Read more »

Lovie On the Rocks

I don’t know how to write about Lovie Smith anymore.  But I keep trying.  I don’t know if I’m allowed to criticize his scheming on the Calvin Johnson fake touchdown without crediting him for a series of perfectly-designed blitzes throughout the game.  (Both Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs were untouched on stunts.)  I don’t know... Read more »