Monthly Archives: February 2009

Bears RT Tait expected to retire

February 14th, 2009 - 9:53 am

The Bears’ off-season to-do list just got a little bit longer as right tackle John Tait has informed the Bears he is strongly contemplating retirement. As reported by the Sun-Times’ Brad Biggs and the Tribune’s Vaughn McClure, Tait is expected …

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Bears say goodbye to Booker once more

February 13th, 2009 - 3:22 pm

The Bears parted ways with wide receiver Marty Booker for the second time in his career, opting to cut the receiver after just one disappointing season with the team. Booker spent the first five seasons of his career with Bears, …

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Trio of top-tiered receivers seeks trades

February 12th, 2009 - 11:23 pm

Don’t expect the Bears to pursue any of Rosenhaus’ three disgruntled wide receiver clientele. If the Bears are serious about upgrading at wide receiver, which was arguably their worst position last year, they surely must have taken notice of the …

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Nothing special: Bears fall from top spot

February 8th, 2009 - 2:18 pm

It comes as no surprise that the Bears’ special teams has fallen from the top spot in the NFL rankings compiled by Rick Gosselin of The Dallas Morning News.  The Bears have held the top spot the past two years, …

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Angelo has given no reason for optimism

February 6th, 2009 - 12:00 am

Contrary to the impression the headline leaves, I consider myself an optimistic, glass is half-full kind of guy. But every now and then, I like to turn up the heat and play a different role. Allow me to indulge myself …

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Brett Basanez on whether he can handle the weather

February 4th, 2009 - 4:46 pm

“I said if they need to test me I’ll come out there in February and wear nothing but my skivvies out there if they want.” -New Bears quarterback Brett Basanez’s response to a question from the Bears’ organization about whether …

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Bears sign QB Basanez

February 3rd, 2009 - 5:38 pm

The Bears made their first player move of the off-season by signing former Northwestern and Carolina Panthers quarterback Brett Basanez to a two-year contract. The move is hardly worth mentioning as it doesn’t make the Bears any better heading into …

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SB43 Verdict: Good game, but overhyped

February 2nd, 2009 - 7:40 pm

Was anybody as surprised to see the guy on the right walk off the field disappointed as they were watching the guy on the left? I wasn’t. I greatly respect and admire Chicago Sun-Times columnist Mike Mulligan, who also has …

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Super Bowl XLIII Prediction

February 1st, 2009 - 8:47 am

Here we go. It’s the biggest game of the year and, sadly, the last real game of significance before we become devoid of football for the next six months. I have 99 losses on the season and I’m hoping to …

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