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Bears Defense Must Be About Pressure, Not Punches

Bears Defense Must Be About Pressure, Not Punches
Charles Tillman could punch the whiskey out of a drunkard’s hand. But that doesn’t mean the Bears defense should rely on he and his band of merry men’s remarkable ability to create turnovers as a sound defensive strategy. Turnovers are to defensive football what fifty-yard plus touchdown passes are to offensive football: thrilling, momentum-shifting moments.... Read more »

The Season Begins Tonight...(and Opening Night Game Thread)

The Season Begins Tonight...(and Opening Night Game Thread)
Tonight’s game prediction: Denver Broncos 27, Baltimore Ravens 13 I am re-running my ruminations/predictions column from August 27. This column will also serve as tonight’s opening game thread. I do it every year and have been 50% or better on predictions each year I’ve done em. This year I mix and match prediction with ruminations.... Read more »

Bears Season Preview Part II: L'Emergence et Sante de Jeffery

Bears Season Preview Part II: L'Emergence et Sante de Jeffery
Alshon Jeffery is unstoppable. Almost. The second year man from St. Matthews, South Carolina… …is  one of the most physically imposing receivers in the game at 6’3″ and more than 215 pounds. His sub-4.5 speed makes him hell to deal with down the sideline and a realistic threat over the top on every snap. The... Read more »
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Bears Season Preview Part I: Shea & Corey Keys to Defensive Greatness

Bears Season Preview Part I: Shea & Corey Keys to Defensive Greatness
This is Part I of a three-part series previewing the upcoming Chicago Bears series. The New York Giants constantly change the way things are done in the NFL. Lawrence Taylor did not only alter the type of athletes general managers sought on the defensive side of the ball but also – as you can read... Read more »

A Final Weekend of Peace...

A Final Weekend of Peace...
This weekend, Labor Day weekend, is for many NFL fans a final weekend of peace.  A final weekend without trying to appease the gods of suburbia on Saturday in a desperate attempt to free the Sunday calendar. A final weekend of slept-through Saturday nights, free from the mind’s breakdown of covering the deep middle and... Read more »

55 Ruminations/Predictions for the 2013 NFL Season

55 Ruminations/Predictions for the 2013 NFL Season
I do it every year and have been 50% or better on predictions each year I’ve done em. This year I mix and match prediction with ruminations. Every team gets at least one mention with an overwhelming emphasis on your 2013 Chicago Bears. I think the Bears win the NFC North. Without Nicks and Cruz... Read more »
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My Thoughts & Hopes for the 2013 NFL Schedule

My Thoughts & Hopes for the 2013 NFL Schedule
The league did not wait as long as many believed, announcing the 2013 schedule will be released Thursday evening at 8 PM in a live special on the NFL Network and on NFL.com. While this has been a difficult week to focus my mind on football (or sports in general) it will be a welcomed... Read more »

Tackling the NFL's "Gay Problem"

Tackling the NFL's "Gay Problem"
Two things should be stated at the outset of this column. Item #1. I have no evidence nor have I read any evidence that former Notre Dame linebacker and future NFL millionaire Manti Te’o is homosexual. For the purposes of this piece that is actually unimportant. When Katie Couric asks you if you’re gay on... Read more »

Time For Real NFL Ownership To Step Up

Jumped onto PFT this morning and found this quote from Cowboys celebrity owner Jerry Jones:  “I didn’t spend $1.2 billion to build a stadium and not have the Cowboys playing football in it this year.” No, Jerry, you did not.  But you and thirty-one of your colleagues have the opportunity to ensure there are football... Read more »
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Jason Whitlock's Unique Approach to Lockout

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