Monthly Archives: August 2008

Bears-Chiefs postgame thoughts

August 7th, 2008 - 10:23 pm

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 each and every one of …

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10 things to watch in preseason Game 1

August 7th, 2008 - 5:43 pm

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, however, am different. I thirst …

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Addressing the Chad Pennington gossip

August 7th, 2008 - 4:59 pm

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 many Bears fans’ hopes were …

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Favre traded to the Jets

August 6th, 2008 - 11:05 pm

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 pick depending on how Favre …

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And you thought Jerry Angelo was bad?

August 6th, 2008 - 10:39 am

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 ridiculing Angelo and the Bears’ …

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Orton’s start could be Grossman’s advantage

August 5th, 2008 - 9:56 pm

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 the first team offense. What …

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Beekman catching breaks

August 5th, 2008 - 10:41 am

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 teach.  When it comes to …

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Starting QB revealed by week 3?

August 5th, 2008 - 10:10 am

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 competition, so you want to …

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Being optimistic when things look bleak

August 4th, 2008 - 5:28 pm

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 fault. I steadfastly stood behind …

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QB mind games continue

August 3rd, 2008 - 6:59 pm

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 evaluation will be based on …

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