Month: August 2008

Bears-Chiefs postgame thoughts

Posted in News and Rumors on August 7, 2008 at 10:23 pm by

While watching the Bears’ preseason game against Kansas City tonight, I took some notes during the game. I jotted down about 66 different tidbits, some good and some bad. Of course, I won’t go through […] Read the full article »

10 things to watch in preseason Game 1

Posted in News and Rumors on August 7, 2008 at 5:43 pm by

The preseason is a time of the year when most football fans are teased with some action from their favorite teams. Stadiums never sell out and fans rarely stay up to watch entire games. I, […] Read the full article »

Addressing the Chad Pennington gossip

Posted in News and Rumors on August 7, 2008 at 4:59 pm by

Following the New York Jets’ acquisition of Brett Favre from the Green Bay Packers, the Jets had a surplus of quarterbacks and released veteran Chad Pennington on Thursday. The rumor mill was abuzz immediately. Because […] Read the full article »

Favre traded to the Jets

Posted in News and Rumors on August 6, 2008 at 11:05 pm by

ESPN is reporting that Brett Favre has been traded to the Jets. In a previous report, the Jets were rumored to be offering a conditional fourth round draft pick that could become a second round […] Read the full article »

And you thought Jerry Angelo was bad?

Posted in News and Rumors on August 6, 2008 at 10:39 am by

For years, cynical Bears fans have lamented Jerry Angelo for his inability to draft offensive players, a franchise quarterback in particular. Websites have been launched and homemade signs have been put on display at games […] Read the full article »

Orton’s start could be Grossman’s advantage

Posted in News and Rumors on August 5, 2008 at 9:56 pm by

Lovie Smith announced after practice today that Kyle Orton will start the preseason opener against Kansas City on Thursday, but indicated that both Orton and Rex Grossman will get an equal number of reps with […] Read the full article »

Beekman catching breaks

Posted in News and Rumors on August 5, 2008 at 10:41 am by

When the Bears drafted Josh Beekman last year, I was excited because I knew the Bears were getting a good player. Sure, he’s undersized, but the man plays with a mean streak, something you can’t […] Read the full article »

Starting QB revealed by week 3?

Posted in News and Rumors on August 5, 2008 at 10:10 am by

Did the Bears coaching staff inform quarterbacks Rex Grossman and Kyle Orton when they’d name the starter? David Haugh reports on ChicagoSports.com that Rex Grossman said the following in an interview: “This is obviously a […] Read the full article »

Being optimistic when things look bleak

Posted in News and Rumors on August 4, 2008 at 5:28 pm by

Those who know me best understand I’m not a pessimist. In fact, I sooner can be mistaken as overly optimistic than pessimistic. I try to look for the good in every situation almost to a […] Read the full article »

QB mind games continue

Posted in News and Rumors on August 3, 2008 at 6:59 pm by

The one criterion offered by the Bears’ coaching staff that would help them determine who’d be this year’s starting quarterback was consistency. “Just perform consistently and efficiently at a high level,” Ron Turner said. “The […] Read the full article »