Month: September 2008

Stats update

Posted in News and Rumors on September 16, 2008 at 6:51 pm by

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 […] Read the full article »

Bears LBs show little concern for Delhomme

Posted in News and Rumors on September 16, 2008 at 10:07 am by

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 […] Read the full article »

Last drive a game-killer for the Bears

Posted in News and Rumors on September 15, 2008 at 1:37 pm by

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 […] Read the full article »

Greg Olsen’s rough day

Posted in News and Rumors on September 15, 2008 at 11:38 am by

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

Posted in News and Rumors on September 15, 2008 at 11:30 am by

“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 […] Read the full article »

Bears-Panthers postgame thoughts

Posted in News and Rumors on September 14, 2008 at 3:13 pm by

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 […] Read the full article »

Breakdown of Chicago Bears at Carolina Panthers

Posted in News and Rumors on September 13, 2008 at 10:52 pm by

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 […] Read the full article »

Forte battling sore ankle

Posted in News and Rumors on September 13, 2008 at 3:05 pm by

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 […] Read the full article »

Brian Baldinger on Chris Harris

Posted in News and Rumors on September 13, 2008 at 11:23 am by

“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 […] Read the full article »

Week 2 predictions

Posted in Predictions on September 13, 2008 at 9:18 am by

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 […] Read the full article »