Monthly Archives: September 2008

Breakdown of Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Chicago Bears

September 20th, 2008 - 11:09 pm

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 Bears have to play equally …

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Week 3 predictions

September 20th, 2008 - 6:56 am

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 a moment of insanity for …

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Friday roundup: LaRocque promoted, Hester questionable

September 19th, 2008 - 4:31 pm

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 upgrade the special teams coverage, …

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Fantasy Friday: Week 3

September 19th, 2008 - 8:45 am

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 kiddin’, Sherlock. Warning: I’m not …

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On the injury front: McGowan done for season

September 18th, 2008 - 1:58 pm

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 like to see anybody get …

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Joey Porter on Matt Cassel

September 18th, 2008 - 12:21 pm

“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.” -Miami Dolphins linebacker, Joey Porter …

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Reassessing Aaron Rodgers, Philadelphia Eagles

September 18th, 2008 - 11:22 am

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 TV above my bed and …

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Bears slide, but remain steady in rankings

September 17th, 2008 - 4:56 pm

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 Week 1 rankings, and less …

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Benson back in the NFC North?

September 17th, 2008 - 1:58 pm

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 with the team. I’m sure …

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Bears coaches Hamilton, Wilks friends as kids

September 17th, 2008 - 9:32 am

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 Wilks was a star quarterback …

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