Tag: Nathan Vasher

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 »

Living Without McKie, Vasher

Two weeks ago the Chicago Bears made a statement to the NFL by cutting $100 million in paychecks in one twenty-four hour period.  This week they made a statement to fans by cutting Jason McKie and Nathan Vasher.  The statement?  “We’re sorry.” How many times did Ron Turner turn to Jason McKie on third-and-short or... Read more »

A Wednesday Rodeo

There will be no more words wasted on this site about the Chicago media’s current infatuation with Jay Cutler’s facial expressions.  Writers like the Tribune’s Rick Morrissey are why most people around the country have little respect for the town’s sports writers.  Morrissey, like Mariotti before him, think dour is interesting and prey upon the... Read more »

Thoughts on the Defense...

I’m obsessed with the offense, primarily because there’s something to be obsessed with.  But upon second viewing of last night’s ballgame, there’s a lot to discuss on the other side of the ball. 1. Pisa Tinoisamoa and Kevin Payne will give the Bears better protection against tight ends and screen games than the club has... Read more »

Players to Watch Tomorrow Night

If you’ve ever had bed bugs, you know why I’ve been one-and-done posting the last couple days.  Needless to say I’m looking forward to getting the Bears on the television set tomorrow night and watching the entire first half in slow motion. (Not kidding about this.  It’s the only way to evaluate linemen.) Here are... Read more »

Pre-Fake Game Final Thoughts

I’ll be on here throughout the early part of the game tonight, providing my stirring mix of comic musings and football commentary.  Tomorrow morning I’ll be watching the recording of the game and doing some more in-depth stuff. A few day-of things to think about… Vaughn McClure has a pretty interesting piece about Jamar Williams’... Read more »

Five Quick Thoughts

Just wrapped up watching the entirety of this ballgame and here’s five thoughts. 1. On the quarterbacks.  (1) Don’t worry about Jay Cutler’s performance.  Without Matt Forte and Greg Olsen (the team’s other two dynamic weapons), it is nearly impossible to gauge how this offense is going to look.  (2) I was quite impressed with... Read more »

Three Players Under a Microscope

David Haugh presents the five players he believes need to play well on Saturday night against the Buffalo Bills.  They are Adrian Peterson, Craig Steltz, Marcus Harrison, Rashied Davis and Frank Omiyale.  Peterson is a coach’s favorite and a stellar special teams performer.  Steltz and Harrison will be on this roster but need to prove... Read more »

Vasher: The Defensive Player to Watch

Nobody.  Not Zack Bowman.  Not Danieal Manning or Craig Steltz or Al Afalava.  No player on this team’s defense is about to undergo a more important run of preseason games than Nathan Vasher.  And reading the start of David Haugh’s disappointing, yet unsurprising Trib column doesn’t breed a great deal of optimism: On a sweep... Read more »

The Peanut Aftermath

First, two links: 1. David Haugh doesn’t think the Bears need to go the retread route.  He’s possibly right, especially in terms of the Mike McKenzies and Patrick Surtains of the world.  The one player of interest might be former-Raven Chris McAlister – still a free agent.  Then again, why would a capable cornerback still... Read more »