Month: January 2009

No Excuses Left: Lovie to call defense

Posted in News and Rumors on January 13, 2009 at 2:12 pm by

Bears defenders better take notice: they are the final piece to the enigma that has become their defense since their loss to the Colts in Super Bowl XLI. There have been many fingers pointed in […] Read the full article »

Monday Musings: Dungy retires as Colts coach

Posted in News and Rumors on January 12, 2009 at 8:22 pm by

I’ve had an awful lot on my mind with all the action that’s occurred around the NFL and with the Bears this weekend. To me, perhaps nothing is more interesting than Indianapolis Colts head coach […] Read the full article »

It’s official: Marinelli to join Bears’ coaching staff

Posted in News and Rumors on January 10, 2009 at 6:00 pm by

The Bears received a major boost to an area of need when former Lions head coach Rod Marinelli agreed to join the Bears as defensive line coach and assistant head coach. The move had been […] Read the full article »

Divisional Round predictions

Posted in Predictions on January 10, 2009 at 9:22 am by

I wound up splitting my predictions from the wild card round with Sunday’s games falling as planned while Saturday’s resulted in disappointment. I did pick the correct score of the Colts-Chargers game; I just picked […] Read the full article »

Trust in Lovie remains, but wearing thin

Posted in News and Rumors on January 8, 2009 at 7:53 pm by

I’m a patient, trusting guy by human nature who is willing to give a head coach the benefit of the doubt. Take the Chicago Bulls’ Vinny Del Negro, for instance, who was hired by the […] Read the full article »

Is Lee’s firing bait for Marinelli?

Posted in News and Rumors on January 7, 2009 at 9:15 am by

The Bears’ firing of linebackers coach Lloyd Lee on Tuesday may have had more to do with Rod Marinelli than any kind of failure on Lee’s part, although it was probably a combination of both. […] Read the full article »

2009 off-season wish list

Posted in News and Rumors on January 6, 2009 at 9:20 pm by

It’s the time of the year when every beat writer, analyst, and football junkie likes to offer remedies for his team’s misfortunes. And while that advice is seldom accurate and never sought by the team […] Read the full article »

Off-season focus should be shifting to offense

Posted in News and Rumors on January 5, 2009 at 8:15 pm by

For most of the 2008 season, the Bears’ offense carried the defense. When was the last time you could say that about a Bears team? Not only did the defense ride the offense’s coattails, but […] Read the full article »

Wild Card predictions

Posted in Predictions on January 2, 2009 at 12:35 pm by

I finished out the regular season with a good Week 17, but now the difficult season begins. The playoffs aren’t always as easy to predict as the regular season and we begin with some tough […] Read the full article »

2009 Bears New Year Resolutions

Posted in News and Rumors on January 1, 2009 at 7:37 pm by

Every new year brings fresh hope, great expectations, and, most of all, a new beginning. There’s a time-honored tradition when the calendar year turns for people to make their New Year resolutions, which are tasks […] Read the full article »