Monthly Archives: November 2009

Monday Morning Quarterback: Bears-Eagles (11.22.09)

November 23rd, 2009 - 12:24 pm

What was already abundantly clear to most of Bear Nation for the 2009 season up to this point was hopefully brought to the attention of the coaching staff and the front office.  The Bears’ 24-20 loss to the Eagles signified …

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Postgame Thoughts: Bears vs. Eagles (11.22.09)

November 22nd, 2009 - 11:12 pm

What can you say about the Bears’ loss to the Eagles but… at least I nailed my prediction to the exact score. Seriously speaking, though, the game didn’t play out exactly as I expected, but the core principles for why …

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Game Breakdown: Eagles at Bears (11.22.09)

November 22nd, 2009 - 10:08 am

Bears offense vs. Eagles defense The Bears are tenth in the league in passing offense, but the Eagles are tenth in the league at stopping it. Philadelphia’s secondary is banged up and if given time, Jay Cutler could pick it …

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2009 Weekly Predictions: Week 11

November 21st, 2009 - 7:00 pm

Ouch. Last week was my first below .500 week of predictions of the season and the worst since Week 2. I don’t have a good answer for why they went awry. I didn’t expect the Redskins to upset the Broncos …

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Four Downs: Keys to beating the Eagles

November 20th, 2009 - 4:20 pm

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat this week’s opponent. 1. Win the turnover battle By now, we’re all well aware of Jay Cutler’s struggles in prime time games. He’s thrown 11 of his league-high 17 interceptions …

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Former Bear Gary Fencik on current wide receivers

November 18th, 2009 - 8:09 am

“He has a bunch of Smurfs at wide receiver.” -Former Bear Gary Fencik, on 670 The Score, on the weapons with which current quarterback Jay Cutler has to work.

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Offense’s problems stem from the front office

November 17th, 2009 - 8:15 pm

The Chicago Tribune’s Fred Mitchell wrote an article Tuesday that featured scathing comments made by Dan Grossman, Rex Grossman’s father, about how the Bears’ organization has handled fielding a competent offense over the years. My initial thoughts were that Dan …

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Monday Morning Quarterback: Bears-49ers (11.16.09)

November 16th, 2009 - 10:29 am

The term Monday Morning Quarterback was derived from criticizing and second-guessing performances the day after a game, typically Monday.  Hence, I could have written this article on Friday, but I figured my postgame thoughts would suffice. Waiting a few days …

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2009 Weekly Predictions: Week 10

November 14th, 2009 - 6:22 pm

After missing just two games in Week 8, I went 8-5 last week. Tampa Bay’s victory over Green Bay, the Giants’ fourth-straight loss against the Chargers, Cincinnati’s win over Baltimore, Tennessee’s victory over San Francisco, and Dallas’ win over the …

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Jay Cutler, bruised and battered

November 13th, 2009 - 12:00 pm

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler reacts after getting hit in the head during a game against the San Francisco 49ers. Cutler, who hasn’t been protected by his offensive line well in 2009, has got to be feeling the effects of a …

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