Tag: Joe Tidei

Jay Cutler: A Tribute

Jay Cutler: A Tribute
I remember, as I’m sure you can too, exactly where I was and what I was doing when the news broke that the Bears had traded for Jay Cutler. I was at work and when I saw a text from my buddy. I thought he was screwing with me (he’s a Packer fan). Low and... Read more »

Cup of Joe: Hedging My Bets

Cup of Joe: Hedging My Bets
Written by Joe Tidei/Special to Bears Backer Last week, I wrote about the Bears need to check the expiration date on John Fox to see if he’s gone sour. I’d like to double down on that and it has nothing to do with Sunday’s shellacking vs. Washington. Listening to Chicago sports radio and reading articles... Read more »

Cup of Joe: Check the Expiration Date

Cup of Joe: Check the Expiration Date
Written by Joe Tidei/Special to Bears Backer You’ve heard all the cliche’s, ‘NFL is not for long’, ‘coaches are hired to be fired’, etc. There’s some truth to them. Most NFL coaches have a shelf life, unless you’re Bill Belichick, Mike Tomlin or John Harbaugh. Every year, multiple jobs open after Black Monday, the day... Read more »
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Cup of Joe: More than lightning in a bottle?

Cup of Joe: More than lightning in a bottle?
Written by Joe Tidei/Special to Bears Backer Raise your hand if you thought Matt Barkley was going to struggle mightily when he took over as the starter before the Tennessee game. It’s okay to admit it, I’m guilty too. Barkley looked bad against Green Bay earlier this year and had been on two teams in... Read more »

Cup of Joe: 2016 Draft – A Nice Air Freshener

Cup of Joe: 2016 Draft – A Nice Air Freshener
Written by Joe Tidei/Special to Bears Backer One of the most important things I’ve learned watching sports; beware of garbage time. Teams and players who become good during and at the end of bad seasons. That was exactly my perspective going into Sunday’s game against San Francisco. I’ve never believed in tanking, but I’ve also... Read more »

Cup of Joe: The Quarterback Mirage

Cup of Joe: The Quarterback Mirage
Written by Joe Tidei/Special to Bears Backer Forget the injuries, forget the bad luck, forget all that stuff. The Bears are a bad football team that consistently finds different ways to lose. Yesterday’s game didn’t come as a surprise to me and it shouldn’t to you either. No one person deserves all the blame. Collectively,... Read more »
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Cup of Joe: NFL, Leonard Floyd has arrived

Cup of Joe: NFL, Leonard Floyd has arrived
Written by Joe Tidei/Special to Bears Backer The last 48 hours for the Bears have been an absolute nightmare. An embarrassing performance in Tampa Bay, Alshon Jeffery suspended 4 games for a PED violation and Kyle Long ruled out for the season so I figured it would be good to shine a bit of light... Read more »

Cup of Joe: A Letter to John Fox

Cup of Joe: A Letter to John Fox
Written by Joe Tidei/Special to Bears Backer Dear Coach Fox, Sunday was one of the worst Bears games I can remember as a fan. That’s not an exaggeration. With the exception to Leonard Floyd, Jerrell Freeman, Jordan Howard, Pernell McPhee and a few others; it was a train wreck performance. That may sound like hyperbole,... Read more »

Cup of Joe: Emergence of a Leader

Cup of Joe: Emergence of a Leader
Written by Joe Tidei/Special to Bears Backer One of the biggest questions coming into 2016 for the Bears was the contract status of Alshon Jeffery. General manager Ryan Pace and Jeffery’s agent Tory Dandy went back and forth throughout the off-season on a long term contract. Pace’s biggest question marks were about Jeffery’s health and... Read more »
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Cup of Joe: A starting standard

Cup of Joe: A starting standard
Written by Joe Tidei/Special to Bears Backer I know what you’re thinking; not another Brian Hoyer vs Jay Cutler article, but this one is different. So before you click off, first hear me out. This is less about Hoyer vs Cutler as it is about holding Hoyer to a higher standard; a starting quarterback standard.... Read more »