Tag: Julius Peppers

2010 Bears Could Become 1984 Bears

Those of you yearning for the Bears to become a more consistent franchise, here’s a question: has any team in the NFC been consistently great over the last decade?  Consistently good, even?  The answer is simple.  No, unless you consider Andy Reid’s inevitable postseason failings each year good.  Peter King actually included an interesting tidbit... Read more »

Five Reasons The Bears Are Finished Playing

It is a game I’ll spend a few weeks thinking about, not sure quite how to wrap-up a performance so surreal and often downright bizarre.  But there were several key factors leading up to the Bears loss yesterday. Jay Cutler’s First-Half Inaccuracy.  Cutler missed an open Devin Hester on two throws early and both could... Read more »

Packers at Bears NFC Championship Preview

I won’t sleep Saturday night and I might not sleep Friday night without the aid of my old friend Ethyl Alcohol.  If this were the Falcons on the opposing sideline, the Saints…who knows?  But it is the Green Bay Packers, the oldest rival of our beloved franchise, and I can’t stomach the notion of Aaron... Read more »

The Sackman Cometh: Julius Peppers

Julius Peppers signed a six-year $91.5 million contract with the Bears in the spring – $42 million of that deal guaranteed.  Peppers signing in Chicago marked the arrival of the first certifiable sack man since perhaps Richard Dent to Lake Shore Drive and his presence improved the entirety of the defensive line, especially Israel Idonije... Read more »

Seahawks at Bears Divisional Round Preview

It is why we argue and debate from mid-February until early-September about the make-up of the roster and alignment of the coaching staff.  It is why we spend that sleepless night before opening day, like an eight year-old on Christmas Eve, anticipating the action figure he’s coveted for the weeks and months previous.  It is... Read more »

Audibles From the Long Snapper

Hasselbeck Says Briggs Takes Game to “Another Level” Matt Hasselbeck wants to carry over the confidence from their early-season victory at Soldier Field but believes Lance Briggs being on the field squelches that a bit: “He’s huge,” Hasselbeck said. “I think he’s arguably one of the best defensive players in the game. I think he’s... 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 »

Bears Should Rest Starters at Lambeau

Joe Webb and the Minnesota Vikings – in defense of every beagle, labrador and collie of this nation – thoroughly dominated the Philadelphia Eagles last night and handed the Chicago Bears a first round bye.  Shortly thereafter a collective groan was heard in and around the New York metropolitan area.  Giants fans, who never stopped recounting their fourth-quarter meltdown during... Read more »

New Jersey Jets at Bears Game Preview

With the second seed in their sights, the Bears host the freaky foot fetishist New York Jets at Soldier Field.  In 2010 the Bears have been a far superior team on the road, often looking lost in front of the adoring home fans.  Sunday that must change in a prelude to playoff atmosphere. YOUR NFC... Read more »

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 »