Month: September 2008

Breakdown of Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Chicago Bears

Posted in News and Rumors on September 20, 2008 at 11:09 pm by

Bears offense vs. Buccaneers defense We’ve seen this script before. The Bears enter a game against a physical opponent who likes to run the football and try to stop the run. To counter it, the […] Read the full article »

Week 3 predictions

Posted in Predictions on September 20, 2008 at 6:56 am by

I had a terrible week of predictions in Week 2; there’s no way to sugarcoat it. I could blame Ed Hochuli for blowing a critical call as so many Chargers fans have. I could blame […] Read the full article »

Friday roundup: LaRocque promoted, Hester questionable

Posted in News and Rumors on September 19, 2008 at 4:31 pm by

The Bears on Friday promoted linebacker Joey LaRocque from the practice squad to replace the injured Brandon McGowan, who was placed on IR after sustaining a season-ending injury. LaRocque’s activation to the 53-man roster will […] Read the full article »

Fantasy Friday: Week 3

Posted in News and Rumors on September 19, 2008 at 8:45 am by

Here’s this week’s look at good and bad fantasy matchups. Note: I try to pick less obvious players. I’m not going to tell you to play Peyton Manning or LaDainian Tomlinson or Randy Moss. No […] Read the full article »

On the injury front: McGowan done for season

Posted in News and Rumors on September 18, 2008 at 1:58 pm by

The status of two injuries from the Bears-Panthers game became a little bit clearer recently. Brandon McGowan, who was helped off the field Sunday, will undergo season-ending surgery to repair an ankle injury. You never […] Read the full article »

Joey Porter on Matt Cassel

Posted in News and Rumors on September 18, 2008 at 12:21 pm by

“Treat him like you prepare for a backup. … Throw the kitchen sink at him. We’re going to come after the guy. It will be good to go out there and get our first victory.” […] Read the full article »

Reassessing Aaron Rodgers, Philadelphia Eagles

Posted in News and Rumors on September 18, 2008 at 11:22 am by

Early this morning, around 1 a.m., as I was laid up in a hospital bed with a separated shoulder sustained during a softball game, I got the opportunity to watch the NFL Network on the […] Read the full article »

Bears slide, but remain steady in rankings

Posted in News and Rumors on September 17, 2008 at 4:56 pm by

Despite the Bears’ loss to the Panthers on Sunday, they’ve remained firmly in the middle-to-top of the pack in most national power rankings. In fact, the Bears made a bigger jump between preseason rankings to […] Read the full article »

Benson back in the NFC North?

Posted in News and Rumors on September 17, 2008 at 1:58 pm by

There’s a rumor picking up intensity that Cedric Benson could sign with the Detroit Lions soon. According to the Detroit Free Press, Austin, Texas, city council member Mike Martinez says Benson is about to sign […] Read the full article »

Bears coaches Hamilton, Wilks friends as kids

Posted in News and Rumors on September 17, 2008 at 9:32 am by

In a good story from ChicagoBears.com, Bears quarterbacks coach Pep Hamilton and defensive backs coach Steven Wilks — 5 years Hamilton’s elder — were friends growing up. Hamilton used to follow Wilks in awe because […] Read the full article »