Category: Bear Breakdown

Bear Breakdown: Bears Add Versatility In Spurlock and Edwards

Bear Breakdown: Bears Add Versatility In Spurlock and Edwards
The Bears haven’t found their next Devin Hester and they haven’t yet found their legitimate No. 3 receiver to replace Earl Bennett. On Tuesday, the Bears announced the signings of Armanti Edwards and Michael Spurlock to one-year deals. Both players are versatile in that they can return kicks and punts as well as serve as... Read more »

Bear Breakdown: Earl Bennett & Jeremiah Ratliff Have Been Solid As Of Late

Bear Breakdown: Earl Bennett & Jeremiah Ratliff Have Been Solid As Of Late
Quietly, Chicago Bears defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff and wide receiver Earl Bennett have showed up in a big way as of late. Over the past couple of weeks, the two veterans have played major parts in two straight wins. Bennett, 26, has reeled in touchdown grabs in back-to-back games. He caught all four of his... Read more »

Bear Breakdown: Emery's Upgrades At Receiver Have Paid Off In A Big Way

Bear Breakdown: Emery's Upgrades At Receiver Have Paid Off In A Big Way
General manager Phil Emery has turned things around offensively for the Bears since his arrival in 2012, specifically the receiving core. Through 12 games, Chicago’s receivers as a whole rank ninth in the league in total yards (3,369), eighth in yards per game (280.8) and eighth in total receptions (287). Led by starting wide receivers,... Read more »
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Bear Breakdown: Defense Needs To Stay In Gaps Rather Than Take Chances

Bear Breakdown: Defense Needs To Stay In Gaps Rather Than Take Chances
The Chicago Bears’ defense doesn’t resemble Lovie Smith’s gang or even the unit that took the field in the Week One win over the Bengals. The Bears (6-5) held Cincinnati to 63 yards on the ground and only three yards per carry. Since that opening game, the Bears’ defense has been pathetic. The injuries took... Read more »

Bear Breakdown: Forte Is Being Used Very Effectively This Season

Bear Breakdown: Forte Is Being Used Very Effectively This Season
The Chicago Bears are a much better team when Matt Forte is getting the ball consistently. The proof is in the pudding. Chicago is 6-1 this season in games where Forte receives 20 or more touches. The other three losses this year have come where Forte was held under the 20 touch mark. The sixth-year... Read more »

Bear Breakdown: Injuries and Adversity Won't Make Things Easy On Monday Night

Bear Breakdown: Injuries and Adversity Won't Make Things Easy On Monday Night
The Chicago Bears take the field on Monday night against a Green Bay Packers team that has won four straight games. They’ve posted a perfect 3-0 record at Lambeau Field this season. The Bears (4-3) have won only one game in their last four outings, but they have hung tough in every game in 2013... Read more »
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