August 28th, 2014 - 6:30 pm
There are many theories circulating on why the Bears special teams have been in disarray the past two seasons. One is the loss of special teams guru Dave Toub, who commanded the Bears’ special teams that were perennially in the [...]
Continue reading Bears-Browns preview: Special teams an emphasis in final roster cuts
August 28th, 2014 - 6:00 pm
It’s fair to call the Bears a playoff contender. Any team with a good quarterback and a top offense capable of scoring more than 27 points per game has at least a chance. But if the Bears want to be [...]
Continue reading Bears-Browns preview: Safety position is still most pressing concern
August 28th, 2014 - 5:30 pm
Charles Tillman, like his Class of 2003 alum Lance Briggs, has looked slow and old thus far in the preseason. And like I said in my preview of the linebacker position, I’m not ready to declare with any kind of [...]
Continue reading Bears-Browns preview: How much does Charles Tillman have left?
August 28th, 2014 - 5:00 pm
Of the three levels of the defense — line, linebackers, secondary — a team can perhaps get by best with a subpar linebacking corps on the second level. Does that make it an ideal scenario? No. Because a good defense [...]
Continue reading Bears-Browns preview: Linebackers have to step it up a notch
August 28th, 2014 - 4:30 pm
One of the most critical positional groups for the upcoming Bears season is the defensive line. Last year, the Bears posted historically low numbers, their statistically worst season in franchise history. The run defense was worst in the NFL, giving [...]
Continue reading Bears-Browns preview: How will the defensive line depth and rotation look?
August 28th, 2014 - 4:00 pm
The Bears were fortunate to have great health along the offensive line throughout the 2013 season. They didn’t have to dig into their bag of reserves and juggle multiple groups. That’s not always going to be the case, as we’ve [...]
Continue reading Bears-Browns preview: How many offensive linemen will the Bears carry?
August 28th, 2014 - 3:30 pm
For a brief period early in training camp and into the preseason, it looked like the Bears had the makings of a two tight end formation with the emergence of Zach Miller. Unfortunately, that moment was fleeting as Miller suffered [...]
Continue reading Bears-Browns preview: Do the Bears have enough at tight end?
August 28th, 2014 - 3:00 pm
When the Bears brought in veteran wide receiver and former Super Bowl MVP Santonio Holmes, they wanted to see what the 30-year-old still had left in the tank. Through one preseason game, Holmes hasn’t had much time to display what [...]
Continue reading Bears-Browns preview: Can Santonio Holmes still play and contribute?
August 28th, 2014 - 2:30 pm
Matt Forte is coming off the best statistical season of his career, and there’s no reason — injuries aside — why he can’t continue that string of success in head coach Marc Trestman‘s second season at the helm. But from [...]
Continue reading Bears-Browns preview: Bears have tough decision to make at running back
August 28th, 2014 - 2:00 pm
With the release of backup quarterback Jordan Palmer, the Bears have decided on Jimmy Clausen this week as the No. 2 option behind starter Jay Cutler. Now that the competition between Palmer and Clausen is over, the Bears want to [...]
Continue reading Bears-Browns preview: Fales auditioning for a roster spot