Archive for August 2016

Kevin White: Before Stardom, Patience

Kevin White: Before Stardom, Patience
Written by Joe Tidei/Special to Bears Backer Seeing is believing, at least for me it is. Without being able to watch a player, it can be hard to get an honest evaluation of how they look, especially for someone like Kevin White who is coming off an injury that forced him to miss his entire... Read more »

Unnecessary Roughness Episode 7

Unnecessary Roughness Episode 7
Welcome to the Unnecessary Roughness podcast page. You can listen/stream the show in the attached link here, Unnecessary Roughness Podcast Episode 7 or head to archive.org. Episode 7 Summary: Jake Perper (@BearsBacker) and Eli Hershkovich (@EliHershkovich) break down the Bears’ first preseason game against the Broncos. Podcast breakdown: -How concerning is a shutout in the... Read more »

The Bears get shutout in the preseason for the first time since 1981

The Bears get shutout in the preseason for the first time since 1981
It had been almost 35 years since the Bears had been shutout in a preseason game. The last time it happened was August 15, 1981 in Kansas City. On Thursday night it happened again. The Bears were blanked by the visiting Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos 22-0 and it didn’t look pretty in all three... Read more »
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5 Players To Watch In The Bears Preseason Opener

5 Players To Watch In The Bears Preseason Opener
After breaking down the five storylines to watch in the Bears preseason opener on Thursday night, I decided to rattle off the five players to watch as well. The Bears are getting back to football and Soldier Field will look pretty packed even though the fans and media know it is only a preseason matchup.... Read more »

5 Storylines To Watch In The Bears Preseason Opener

5 Storylines To Watch In The Bears Preseason Opener
The NFL season is finally back. Yes, it is only the preseason, but it is football nonetheless. Bears head coach John Fox met with the Chicago media one last time on Tuesday afternoon following the 10th and final training camp practice in Bourbonnais this summer. He laid out the plans for Thursday’s home preseason opener... Read more »

Leonard Floyd: Unleashing the Beast

Leonard Floyd: Unleashing the Beast
Written by Joe Tidei/Special to Bears Backer Some players can flip a switch. When they strap on their helmet, they turn into something that is quite different than who they are off the field. Leonard Floyd has that switch, according to linebackers coach Clint Hurtt. “He definitely has an edge to him that a lot... Read more »
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News and Notes from Practice No. 10

News and Notes from Practice No. 10
The Bears wrapped up training camp on Tuesday with the 10th and final practice at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais. A day after the team had to deal with the changes at center with Hroniss Grasu out for the season and Ted Larsen now at the position, the big news was Alshon Jeffery’s participation in... Read more »

News and Notes from Practice No. 9

News and Notes from Practice No. 9
The Bears returned to Bourbonnais after a day off and a Saturday afternoon practice at Soldier Field. Practice No. 9 took place at Olivet Nazarene University and the biggest news on the forefront was the season-ending injury to center Hroniss Grasu. Grasu, the second-year center suffered a torn right ACL that was confirmed by head... Read more »

News and Notes from Bears Family Fest 2016

News and Notes from Bears Family Fest 2016
An injury, a brawl and a standout showing from the Bears’ top active wide receiver highlighted Family Fest 2016. Starting with the most prevalent news regarding second-year center Hroniss Grasu. The Oregon product went down and had to be helped the sideline before being carted off to the locker room. Head coach John Fox called... Read more »
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Former Bears LB Otis Wilson Predicts Season Ahead and More

Former Bears LB Otis Wilson Predicts Season Ahead and More
A Super Bowl champion stopped by the campus of Olivet Nazarene University this week. Linebacker Otis Wilson, who spent eight of his nine seasons donning a Bears uniform from 1980-87 came by Bourbonnais on Wednesday. He partnered with the NFL Network for the Fan Zone Experience where he met with fans and media members for... Read more »