Monthly Archives: August 2009

Bears-Broncos postgame thoughts

August 30th, 2009 - 9:40 pm

In the third preseason game of the season, on the road in a hostile environment, the Bears played about as well as you could expect them to play.  Sure, there’s always room for improvement, but the important thing is that …

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Five things to watch in Bears-Broncos preseason game

August 30th, 2009 - 10:04 am

It’s been talked about since “the trade” went down and the schedule was released in April. It’s been hyped since training camp opened and has been built up over the past week. And now, the most anticipated Bears preseason game …

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No surprise: Dvoracek done for year with torn ACL

August 28th, 2009 - 11:48 am

It was reportd by a few sources earlier this week that Bears defensive tackle Dusty Dvoracek would miss the season after tearing his ACL in Saturday’s preseason game against the Giants.  Dvoracek and the Bears refused to confirm that report …

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Roundup: Addition of McClover a curious one

August 26th, 2009 - 7:44 am

The Bears signed linebacker Darrell McClover to a one-year contract Tuesday.  McClover spent three seasons with the Bears from 2006 to ’08.  He was a solid special teams contributer and blocked a punt in Carolina last year that Brandon Lloyd …

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Monday Morning Quarterback: Preseason Game 2

August 23rd, 2009 - 9:27 am

It’s another Sunday edition of Monday Morning Quarterback, and this one surely has better items to report. Just as I cautioned last week that Bears fans shouldn’t get too low on Jay Cutler and the Bears’ offense following a mediocre …

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NFL going overboard with QB protection

August 23rd, 2009 - 8:11 am

In last Saturday’s preseason game against the Buffalo Bills, Bears defensive tackle Dusty Dvoracek delivered a shot to Ryan Fitzpatrick after the quarterback had released the ball. Fittingly, a flag was thrown on the play and replays clearly showed that …

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Bears-Giants quarterly thoughts

August 22nd, 2009 - 6:44 pm

First Quarter analysis: The Bears began the game with the ball and marched right down the field on 10 plays for 50 yards, which resulted in a Robbie Gould field goal. With Matt Forte and Greg Olsen in the lineup, …

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Ten things to watch in Bears-Giants preseason game

August 22nd, 2009 - 1:43 pm

The Bears are done with training camp and will face the Giants Saturday night in their second preseason game. It’ll mark the Soldier Field live-action debut for quarterback Jay Cutler. Here are ten things to watch in Game 2:

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Ochocinco kicks extra point, kickoff

August 20th, 2009 - 9:34 pm

Love him, like him, or hate him, Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco is certainly a talented player. But now he’s making headlines for more than catching passes. The Bengals held out kicker Shayne Graham as a precaution because of a …

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Favre signing, subsequent fallout a good distraction

August 19th, 2009 - 5:54 pm

The best plays in all of football are ones that use misdirection. If set up properly and initiated at the right time, they are difficult to stop and can be very effective. On Saturday night against the Bills, Jay Cutler …

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