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With Marinelli Out, Attention Turns Defensive

With Marinelli Out, Attention Turns Defensive
I don’t know the details surrounding Rod Marinelli leaving the Chicago Bears and, to the best of my knowledge, those details have not been reported elsewhere. Marinelli could certainly have remained the defensive coordinator and led one of the top ten units in the league next year. Did he not want to work for Marc... 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 »

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 »
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Audibles From the Long Snapper

Hillenmeyer on Injured ReserveHunter Hillenmeyer’s 2010 season has met its end as the Bears placed him on IR with an undisclosed illness believed to be concussion-related.  If Nick Roach is unable to play in Dallas, that would leave Brian Iwuh, talented but inexperienced, as the only backup linebacker on the active roster.  It’s a sad... Read more »

Use Your Delusion

So the Chicago Bears send their fans an invoice for season tickets and Ted Phillips uses it as an opportunity to once again display the fact that the organization has a president who knows very little about the sport. “The need to bring in new ideas, energy and passion has never been more apparent, and... Read more »

(More) Audibles From the Long Snapper

Panthers Won’t Franchise PeppersFlorio is reporting at PFT that due to the exorbitant cost to the organization ($21.8 million in 2010) the Panthers will choose to let Julius Peppers wade in free agent waters.  While the move would improve this organization in 2010, I’m not quite sure the Bears are an elite defensive end from... Read more »
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Audibles From the Long Snapper

Will Olsen Fit With Martz?PFT writes that Mike Martz seems to like “his receivers to catch and his tight ends to block” as they ponder what role Greg Olsen might serve in the new system.  Martz is mad but he recognizes the mismatch Greg Olsen creates on linebackers and safeties.  Expect to see Desmond Clark... Read more »

Does Peppers Add Up?

I spent most of last off-season calling for the Bears to sign free agents and make trades.  They made the brilliant Cutler deal but balked at signing Darren Sharper and Brian Dawkins – two men that would have made the 2009 Bears infinitely better.  They also attempted in vain to acquire Anquan Boldin on draft... Read more »

Marinelli: Par For the Couse

The Rod Marinelli hiring equates to one thing and one thing only: arrogance.  By promoting a coach from the staff of one of the worst defenses in the history of this organization, Lovie Smith has announced that the troubles of the 2009 campaign were not his own.  He is passing the buck of recent failures. ... Read more »
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