Monthly Archives: January 2009

Super Bowl XLIII prop bet predictions

January 31st, 2009 - 8:19 am

It’s hard enough predicting the winner of the Super Bowl — which will come either later today or tomorrow — let alone prognosticating things like who scores first and which quarterback will have more yards, as well as other incalculable, [...]

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Too much risk involved in pursuing Cassel

January 28th, 2009 - 7:27 pm

As the Bears prepare to enter the 2009 off-season with the quarterback position still unsettled, armchair GMs across Chicagoland are offering solutions to fix the decades-long problem. One of the most common names brought up by fans is Matt Cassel, [...]

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Super Bowl XLIII has tough act to follow

January 26th, 2009 - 5:39 pm

Have you ever had to step into the limelight to deliver a speech or make a presentation immediately following one which was so good that you knew yours would pale in comparison? I was faced with that at least twice [...]

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Fixing special teams can help other units

January 22nd, 2009 - 12:00 am

Through all the talk about fixing a stagnant offense devoid of any playmakers at wide receiver, or at last finding that elusive franchise quarterback who can be depended on for a full 16 games, there’s a unit in need of [...]

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Shades of SB37 in this year’s championship

January 21st, 2009 - 11:01 am

If the NFL’s best offense competed against the best defense, who would win? It’s a hypothetical question commonly asked annually to seek the answer to another question, “Who is more apt to win a championship, a good offense or a [...]

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Proof is in the Pudding: Bears need a QB

January 18th, 2009 - 7:17 pm

Twice since the end of the regular season, I’ve heard Bears general manager Jerry Angelo address the quarterback as a position the team “needs to stabilize,” and each time that comment was met by criticism from cynics who wondered about [...]

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Conference championship predictions

January 17th, 2009 - 9:39 am

It’s a good thing I don’t bet, because with my playoff predictions, I’d be out of a lot of cash. After going 2-2 in the wild card round, I went 1-3 last week. We’ve had quite a few upsets and [...]

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Jerry Angelo’s interview on the Score

January 16th, 2009 - 5:44 pm

Bears general manager Jerry Angelo joined Mike Mulligan and Brian Hanley Friday morning on WSCR 670 the Score. Here’s the transcript of what he had to say in the interview. You can listen to the audio here. Mulligan: Where are [...]

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Thursday news and tidbits

January 15th, 2009 - 7:04 pm

Charles Tillman did not have one of his best seasons, and as of Thursday, we officially know why. Tillman has undergone surgery on his shoulder, correcting an injury he suffered in a Week 4 victory over Philadelphia. It is a [...]

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Angelo can’t lose focus of quarterback, offense

January 13th, 2009 - 3:51 pm

Fixing the problems on defense were — and remain — a priority for Jerry Angelo this off-season because the defense’s play the past two years has been inexcusable. The Bears have upgraded all three position coaches on defense, and, with [...]

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