Monthly Archives: September 2008

Stats update

September 16th, 2008 - 6:51 pm

I’m not a big stat man. In fact, I hate stats. I think statistics are for fantasy geeks, not football analysts. Stats are often misleading and seldom forthright. However, with that said, I know a lot of people do enjoy [...]

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Bears LBs show little concern for Delhomme

September 16th, 2008 - 10:07 am

In a great story from the Chicago Tribune’s Vaughn McClure, Bears linebackers Lance Briggs and Brian Urlacher showed little compassion for Panthers quarterback Jake Delhomme. On a play that has been called the turning point of the Bears-Panthers game on [...]

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Last drive a game-killer for the Bears

September 15th, 2008 - 1:37 pm

It’s easy to second-guess playcalling, but it’s not always the smart thing to do. What it does is make fans and analysts feel better because they have somebody on whom to lay the blame. But holding Ron Turner accountable for [...]

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Greg Olsen’s rough day

September 15th, 2008 - 11:38 am

Ex-Bear and current Panthers safety Chris Harris strips the ball from Bears tight end Greg Olsen. It was Olsen’s second lost fumble of the game. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Marty Booker on failed third-down conversion

September 15th, 2008 - 11:30 am

“Coulda, shoulda, woulda. If ‘if’ was a fifth, we’d all be drunk. That’s how it goes.” -Bears wide receiver Marty Booker on Kyle Orton’s decision to switch a 3rd-and-1 run play into an incomplete pass to Booker in the fourth [...]

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Bears-Panthers postgame thoughts

September 14th, 2008 - 3:13 pm

Two things, above all else, stood out during this game. The first was that the game played out almost precisely as I thought it would. The final score was 20-17 — and I predicted 20-16 — and the Bears ultimately [...]

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Breakdown of Chicago Bears at Carolina Panthers

September 13th, 2008 - 10:52 pm

Bears offense vs. Panthers defense Things do not play into the Bears favor this week at Carolina. In Week 1 against the Colts, the Bears were able to gash a defense similar to theirs, one which is susceptible against the [...]

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Forte battling sore ankle

September 13th, 2008 - 3:05 pm

Bears rookie running back Matt Forte is battling a sore ankle and is listed as probable on the injury report for Week 2. Forte’s appearance on the list as well as his reduced reps during practice this week caused a [...]

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Brian Baldinger on Chris Harris

September 13th, 2008 - 11:23 am

“Nobody can strip a ball in this league better than Chris Harris.” -FOX NFL color commentator Brian Baldinger after Harris stripped Antonio Gates of the ball in Week 1. I believe this quote should be plastered in the Bears’ locker [...]

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Week 2 predictions

September 13th, 2008 - 9:18 am

I got off to hot start last week, finishing 7-3 through the early games, but the late games killed me. Carolina’s comeback win, the Bears’ upset victory, and the Vikings’ loss to the Packers were three games that hurt my [...]

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