Tag: Joe Tidei

Cup of Joe: Carrying the torch

Cup of Joe: Carrying the torch
Written by Joe Tidei/Special to Bears Backer Indianapolis, Indiana: Bears 2008 season opener against Peyton Manning and the Colts. First quarter, a rookie named Matt Forte takes the handoff from quarterback Kyle Orton, gets to the second level, makes a ridiculous cut on cornerback Antoine Bethea and takes it to the house for a 50-yard... Read more »

A glimpse in the mirror: Who are these Bears?

A glimpse in the mirror: Who are these Bears?
Written by Joe Tidei/Special to Bears Backer The worst thing you can do as a fan and as a writer is to sensationalize every game and overreact. The NFL is a week-to-week business.  The Pittsburgh Steelers were embarrassed in Philadelphia eight days ago.  A week later, they destroyed a good Kansas City team at home... Read more »

John Fox: Feeling the heat

John Fox: Feeling the heat
Written by Joe Tidei/Special to Bears Backer When John Fox took over as Bears’ head coach in 2015, he held a team meeting. His message to his players, ‘get ready to win championships.’ Easier said than done, but looking at Fox’s track record in Carolina and Denver, he gets his teams to the Super Bowl.... Read more »
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Bears Coaching Insight: Is the experiment over with Dowell Loggains?

Bears Coaching Insight: Is the experiment over with Dowell Loggains?
Written by Joe Tidei/Special to Bears Backer Before the Bears season started, there was plenty of room for optimism. Not necessarily that they would make the playoffs, but they would be improve from a year ago and build something for 2017 and beyond. Everything was lining up. John Fox’s teams historically being much better in... Read more »

Bears Coaching: Cause for Concern or Anamoly

Bears Coaching: Cause for Concern or Anamoly
Written by Joe Tidei/Special to Bears Backer John Fox thought his team was close against the Texans and his comments in Tuesday’s presser echoed it. “I think [they are] things that we can clean up,” the second-year Bears head coach told ChicagoBears.com. “We created it, we just didn’t finish it. Much like our whole outing... Read more »

2016 Bears Preview: Three Degrees of Approximation

2016 Bears Preview: Three Degrees of Approximation
Written by Joe Tidei/Special to Bears Backer Variable change is the hardest part of season projections. How do you account for everything in terms of health, opponent performance, individual performance and just pure luck? Unforeseen variables will always have an impact on the season. This is why my season preview is broken down into three... Read more »
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Bears Front 7: Designing the Blueprint

Bears Front 7: Designing the Blueprint
Written by Joe Tidei/Special to Bears Backer Games are won and lost in the trenches. Defense wins championships. These aren’t clichés. The 2015 Broncos stymied Tom Brady in the AFC Championship and Von Miller made life hell for Cam Newton in the Super Bowl. The Seahawks dominated the Broncos and Peyton Manning in the Super... Read more »

Kyle Long: Evolution of the Guard

Kyle Long: Evolution of the Guard
Written by Joe Tidei/Special to Bears Backer Nate Collins. Does that name ring a bell? He was a defensive tackle with the Bears for two seasons. Collins didn’t make much of an impact on the field because of injuries, but his name lives on in Bears lore for one reason; 2013 training camp. Collins went... Read more »

The Third Phase: Kicking the Bears to Success

The Third Phase: Kicking the Bears to Success
Written by Joe Tidei/Special to Bears Backer January 14th, 2007. It was a frigid Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field as the Bears took on the Seahawks in the divisional playoffs. Robbie Gould tied the game late in the 4th quarter and had a chance from 49 yards out in overtime to send the Bears to... Read more »
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Bears Backer Roundtable: Joe Tidei and I discuss the latest concerns surrounding the Bears

Bears Backer Roundtable: Joe Tidei and I discuss the latest concerns surrounding the Bears
The start of the regular season is nearly upon us. 21 days to be exact for the Chicago Bears, who will open things up in Houston on Sept. 11. There’s a lot going on with the Bears lately in terms of injuries, depth concerns and overall talent. Here to discuss the latest with me in... Read more »