Monthly Archives: February 2010

Lovie Smith on his job security

February 28th, 2010 - 7:30 am

“My glass is half full. I’m excited about this opportunity that we have. And when we do well this year, everything will take care of itself. It’s as simple as that.” -Bears head coach Lovie Smith on his job security [...]

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Could Bears really be pursuing Julius Peppers?

February 24th, 2010 - 8:44 am

Bears president Ted Phillips recently claimed in an interview that the Bears would not be going “hog wild” in free agency despite the inevitable uncapped year that will officially begin in March. He maintained that the Bears will stick to [...]

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2010 off-season wish list

February 21st, 2010 - 7:42 pm

With free agency on the horizon it’s time to revisit a feature I did last off-season, my wish list. Every fan has his or her own idea of what the Bears need to do to improve for next season and [...]

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Torry Holt on Mike Martz’s offense

February 15th, 2010 - 8:35 am

“In [Mike Martz's] system, you gotta be able to run. You’d better be cerebral, you’d better be able to learn and you’d better have thick skin because he’s so demanding. You’re working with a perfectionist. If you can’t do those [...]

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Although unlikely, signing Holt makes perfect sense

February 13th, 2010 - 6:30 pm

Torry Holt said it best in a recent interview on WMVP AM-1000. “I think it’s a match made in heaven if they were to bring someone like me in to actually show these guys how to run this system, efficiently, [...]

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Mike Martz on Devin Hester as a slot receiver

February 9th, 2010 - 11:45 am

“Devin Hester in that role could just be stupid good.” -Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz on how wide receiver Devin Hester would do as a slot receiver in his offense, the same role that Az Hakim played when Martz was [...]

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2009 Weekly Predictions: Super Bowl XLIV

February 6th, 2010 - 10:23 am

I had two goals entering this season as it pertained to my predictions. First, I wanted to finish with less than 100 losses, which I’ve accomplished. Second, I wanted a better record than last year’s 166-99 mark. I’ve improved that, [...]

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Larry Coyer on the Cover-2 defense

February 4th, 2010 - 8:20 am

“The talent level you need to play the Cover-2 truly the way it was designed is extreme. You’ve got to have the Sapps, the pass rushers and linebackers who are physical and fast. It has become very difficult to put [...]

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Bears took their time, got it right with Martz

February 2nd, 2010 - 8:46 am

About the only thing puzzling about the Bears’ decision to hire Mike Martz as their new offensive coordinator was the length of time it took to make it official. Surely, Martz was head coach Lovie Smith’s first choice for more [...]

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Cutler nowhere near as involved in coordinator search as some speculate

February 1st, 2010 - 12:58 pm

In a world of cynicism, pessimism and distrust, I sometimes feel like an odd man out. Such a feeling makes me wonder if I’m the only one who thinks it is perfectly acceptable and reasonable for the Bears to want [...]

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