Posts tagged "Neil Hayes"

Audibles From the Long Snapper

‘Vanilla’ Approach a Definitive Advantage Neil Hayes writes a very interesting column in the Sun-Times today, claiming the Bears gained a significant advantage by almost pulling a Week Seventeen upset over the Packers while instituting a vanilla scheme.   His players gave every ounce of effort on the field. Smith even risked injuries to quarterback... Read more »

Audibles From the Long Snapper

Bears Make Roster Moves If you’re one of those guys who is interested in the makeup of the practice squad, then this Sean Jensen piece is the article for you.  I wouldn’t read too much into the signing of guard Herman Johnson to the active roster unless you believe Mike Tice is actively (and wisely)... Read more »

Audibles From the Long Snapper

To read about my predicted 27-16 victory for the Chicago Bears, click here. Pompei on the Williams MoveDan Pompei does a nice job in the Trib evaluating the Bears decision to move Chris Williams inside to the guard spot, leaving Frank Omiyale as the starting left tackle (and leaving the young right side alone). So... Read more »
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Audibles From the Long Snapper

Dan Pompei Joins the Over-Reactors.  I’m starting to wonder if the Tribune is ordering their writers and staffers to sound the doomsday alarm over preseason games because it’s getting a bit absurd.  I live in Queens and read the Daily News and New York Post (two of the nation’s most hostile, rabble rousing rags) every... Read more »

DaBlog and Training Camp

Since I won’t be in Bourbonnais this summer due to prior theatrical commitments, I’m going to let the site become a hub for the Twitter feeds of those who are actually there.  The guys we’ll be tracking are: Brad Biggs, Vaughn McClure and David Haugh of the Chicago Tribune. Sean Jensen and Neil Hayes of... Read more »

New Nickname: Orange Julius

CALLING ALL CAMPERS.  DaBearsBlog is calling for all those who are heading to Bourbonnais to send us your photographs and videos in the coming weeks.  Send them directly to jeff@dabearsblog.com and we’ll get them on the site by the end of that day. ORANGE JULIUS.  (By the way, I’m officially coining that nickname for Peppers).... Read more »
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Tilting at the Rumor Mill

It’s a journalistic trick, you see?  Something New York baseball writers have been doing to the Mets for a decade. The Chicago Tribune comes out with a report that Bears management has met with the agent of Julius Peppers and the city of Chicago begins bursting with the hope that a notoriously frugal franchise is... Read more »

Audibles From the Long Snapper

Brandon Marshall: Out in Denver?BM is in great shape and preparing for this weekend’s Pro Bowl to be the last game he plays in a Denver Broncos’ helmet.  Marshall will be trade bait come early March and should fetch a sum that includes a number one draft pick.  While we’d all love to see the... Read more »