Monthly Archives: December 2008

Angelo’s message loud and clear

December 30th, 2008 - 6:53 pm

Jerry Angelo gave his end-of-the-year press conference on Tuesday and expressed disappointment that the Bears were unable to make the playoffs for the second straight season. During the 30-minute conference, Angelo said many intriguing things, seeking to reassure Bears fans [...]

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Wilks’ dismissal first of off-season changes

December 30th, 2008 - 4:52 pm

The first casualty of the Bears’ second-straight season without a playoff berth was defensive backs coach Steven Wilks, who was dismissed on Tuesday. With injuries to starters Charles Tillman, Nathan Vasher, and Mike Brown throughout the season, the depth and [...]

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Process of elimination will bring inevitable change

December 29th, 2008 - 7:37 pm

At Lovie Smith’s season-ending press conference Monday, several questions were asked of him regarding what the team needed to do to improve for next season. Smith’s response, although vague, summed up a process that will undoubtedly bring change to the [...]

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Monday Morning Quarterback: Week 17

December 29th, 2008 - 12:00 am

In the final edition of Monday Morning Quarterback, I will be spending just a little bit of time addressing Sunday’s loss to the Texans, but the major focus will be on the season as a whole. A loss is a [...]

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Bears-Texans postgame thoughts

December 28th, 2008 - 3:10 pm

That’ll do it. Curtains close. Turn off the lights. The Bears’ season has come to a conclusion. It was fun while it lasted, and even though the Bears finished with the 9-7 record I predicted in the preseason, they did [...]

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Bears-Texans halftime thoughts

December 28th, 2008 - 1:32 pm

Stranger things have happened, but things are not looking good for the Bears right now. In this game alone, the Bears are not all that out of the game. Thanks to back-to-back mistakes by Danieal Manning — blown coverage a [...]

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Breakdown of Chicago Bears at Houston Texans

December 27th, 2008 - 10:44 pm

Bears offense vs. Texans defense Sometimes things go beyond rational thought and I want to immediately lay on the table my belief that the Bears’ offense Sunday will more closely resemble the one we saw at the beginning of the [...]

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Week 17 predictions

December 27th, 2008 - 10:35 am

I’ve heard that Week 16 is historically difficult to predict, and it’s a good thing, too, because I finished with a poor, 9-7 record last week. The most difficult games to predict were Washington’s upset over Philadelphia, Oakland and Seattle’s [...]

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Brown fails to finish season yet again

December 26th, 2008 - 6:44 pm

Bears safety Mike Brown was lost for the season yet again, albeit with just one game left this year. It’s because of this inability to finish a season healthy that could make Brown expendable this coming off-season. Brown aggravated his [...]

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Fantasy Friday: Week 17

December 26th, 2008 - 10:56 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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