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Why the Patriots Don't Particularly Scare Me

I know this headline is going to have some folks raising an eyebrow or two.  I recognize that the Patriots are clearly the class of the AFC and look to be unbeatable at home.  I understand they may possess the best head coach/quarterback combination in the history of the sport.  But I think the normal,... 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 »

Bears at Dolphins Game Preview

The 6-3 Chicago Bears have had one of the strangest seasons in recent memory, losing when they should win and winning when they should lose.  Who are they?  Who knows.  But stringing together three straight wins heading into the Thanksgiving holiday would surely announce them as contenders not only for the NFC North but the... Read more »

The Bears Have Life

Quick turnaround for us and the site this week.  Here are my thoughts on yesterday’s ultra-fulfilling contest. Two mistakes cost this from being a masterpiece.  Chris Harris can’t blow deep coverage on the Percy Harvin touchdown grab.  He has only one assignment on the play and Harvin was the only viable receiver on the Vikings... Read more »

Three Ways To Beat the Vikings

Prevent the Big AP Run I never believe in the statistics when it comes to the Bears rush defense, especially against AP.  Peterson has had a knack for playing possum throughout a first half and then breaking an 85 yarder and breaking open the football game.  For me, this responsibility falls squarely on the shoulders... 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 »

Audibles From the Long Snapper

I should be back to full strength by tomorrow. Cut Todd Collins If Jay Cutler is not cleared to play Sunday, the Chicago Bears can under no circumstances allow Todd Collins to be the starting quarterback.  They should not even allow Collins to occupy a spot on the roster.  Collins was supposed to be the... Read more »

Camp Thoughts From an Outsider

I’m basing the following impressions on smatterings of video, coach interviews, Tweets galore, first-hand accounts from friends and articles from everybody who has set foot in Bourbonnais. The Bears seem completely settled at the tackle positions, with Frank Omiyale set to start on the right side.  This immediately becomes the spot to watch for the... Read more »

Audibles From the Long Snapper

Lovie Smith Dines With Nate Allen Reports are out there that Lovie Smith shared breakfast (orders unknown) with South Florida’s flying-up-the-draft-board safety Nate Allen.  The continued focus of the Bears organization on locating a top quality safety reveals at the very least that they’ve realized the mistake of 2009 and vowed not to line up for... Read more »

Because Albert in Tuscon Said I Have To

I am now going to write a list of thoughts I am either having or forcing myself to have about the Chicago Bears. I’ve read a ton about the possibility of trading Alex Brown for Rob Sims but it just doesn’t hold water for me.  Rob Sims is a middle of the road interior lineman... Read more »