Posts tagged "Matt Forte"

The Play That Wasn't There: Forte Underneath

The Play That Wasn't There: Forte Underneath
This is a new feature on DaBearsBlog to compensate for what is usually the Wednesday doldrums. Each week I will provide a breakdown of a single play from the previous game that didn’t work and try to see a bigger picture. The play: 1st and 10, Chicago at the Bengals 23 yard line 11:59 remaining... Read more »

Rapid Fire Reactions to the Second Meaningless Game

Rapid Fire Reactions to the Second Meaningless Game
The second meaningless game is in the books. Here are some thoughts of varying importance. (The thoughts vary from completely unimportant to mildly unimportant.) Note: This is a long piece and will hopefully sustain the end til middle of next week. Starting then, I return to daily writing here on da blog. I have respect... Read more »

Chicago Bears at Tennessee Titans Game Preview

Chicago Bears at Tennessee Titans Game Preview
DaBearsBlog – myself and Noah – are traveling to Nashville this weekend Bears vs. Titans and staying at the swanky hotel seen above. We are arriving with a mission: good food, great drink and the world’s best Honky-Tonkin’. We’ll be focused and driven. Will the Bears? I think so. WHY DO I LIKE THE CHICAGO... Read more »
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2010 Chicago Bears: Final Evaluation

2010 Chicago Bears: Final Evaluation
Evaluating the 2010 Chicago Bears was a difficult proposition.  There seemed to be a success ultimatum as we believed we were looking at the end of tenures for both Lovie Smith and GM Jerry Angelo.  Make the playoffs or else.  Win a playoff game or else.  The season brought two new coordinators and one of... Read more »

Coaching Continuity a Must This Offseason

Editor’s Note: If this were a non-fiction book, the full title would be Coaching Continuity a Must This Offseason, or The Stupidity of Steve Rosenbloom. I wake up this morning and check out the Tribune sports website and see that Steve Rosenbloom has decided Mike Martz needs to be fired as offensive coordinator of the... Read more »

Cutler & The Moronic Toughness Issue

Toughness, when it comes to football players, is non-negotiable.  These are hundreds upon hundreds of men who earn their living, far less than the other “major” sports, running the chimney stacks they call bodies at full speed into the brick shit houses of others.  Our quarterback is now being criticized by a bunch of couch-dwellers,... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

The Three Potential Opponents: Volume One

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. Now we begin breaking down the reasons why the Chicago Bears would and would not want to face their three potential opponents in the... Read more »
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Thoughts on a Meaningless, Injury-less Game

I spent the majority of yesterday afternoon laughingly rooting for Rex Grossman on the second television, half-afraid of looking at the Bears v. Packers game and seeing Peppers or Urlacher or Cutler being carted off the field with the sadness towel draped over their head as they headed into the tunnel.  As the game progressed... Read more »