Monthly Archives: September 2008

Thursday roundup

September 25th, 2008 - 6:01 pm

Fines levied on pair of Bears A pair of Bears were fined this week for penalties in Sunday’s Buccaneers game. Cornerback Charles Tillman was fined $5,000 for his unnecessary roughness penalty in overtime, which gave the Bucs a first down …

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Bears continue to fall in power rankings

September 24th, 2008 - 4:39 pm

Last week, the Bears hardly moved in the power rankings because most national experts knew they played the Panthers tough and it was a game they should have won. This week, while most of those same experts acknowledge they should …

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Millen regime over in Detroit

September 24th, 2008 - 11:42 am

Several media outlets are reporting that Matt Millen is leaving his post as the Detroit Lions’ president and general manager. All I can say is… it’s about time. Under Millen’s watch, which extends back to 2001, the Lions have an …

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Bears’ 2005 Draft class all but wiped out

September 24th, 2008 - 6:47 am

With the release of wide receiver Mark Bradley, the Chicago Bears’ 2005 Draft class is just about dried up.  The lone remaining player from one of, if not the worst of Jerry Angelo’s draft classes is current starting quarterback Kyle …

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Bears claim CB Hamilton, waive WR Bradley

September 23rd, 2008 - 7:35 pm

The Bears claimed cornerback Marcus Hamilton off waivers from the Buccaneers and waived wide receiver Mark Bradley on Tuesday. Hamilton, in his second season, made his NFL debut this week against the Bears after spending all of last year on …

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Agent: Packers CB Harris likely done for season

September 23rd, 2008 - 3:29 pm

The agent for Green Bay Packers cornerback Al Harris said his client suffered a torn spleen on Sunday night against the Dallas Cowboys and is likely done for the season. Sure, I’ve made fun of the guy before because of …

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Mike Brown has career game?

September 23rd, 2008 - 9:57 am

As reported by the Sun-Times’ Brad Biggs, Bears safety Mike Brown was credited with a career-best 17 tackles in Sunday’s loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after coaches reviewed the game film. Tackles are not an official NFL statistic and, …

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Bears traveling down familiar path?

September 22nd, 2008 - 10:15 am

A lot of people like to compare this year’s Bears with the 2005 version. Kyle Orton was under center, an elusive running back (Thomas Jones then, Matt Forte now) was in the backfield, the receiving corps was a question mark …

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Bears-Buccaneers postgame thoughts

September 21st, 2008 - 3:57 pm

They blew it.  They simply blew it.  For the second straight week, they had control of the ballgame and they wrapped it up in gift wrap and presented it to the other team. I don’t care about cliches.  I know …

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Hester out, Peterson up

September 21st, 2008 - 10:37 am

Lovie Smith was on Bears Gameday Live, a pregame show on Fox, and he confirmed that Devin Hester will be out for this game against the Buccaneers and Adrian Peterson will suit up in his place. At receiver, Marty Booker, …

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