Monthly Archives: August 2010

Power structure in disarray in Minnesota

August 19th, 2010 - 1:51 pm

I thought this was an interesting story by Yahoo! Sports’ Jason Cole. With insight from an unspecified Vikings player, Cole reports that Vikings head coach Brad Childress told his assistant coaches to lie about three Vikings players that went down …

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Mike Martz on what kind of tight end he was

August 17th, 2010 - 3:09 pm

“I was a triple threat – stumble, fumble and fall. That summed it up. I was really a glorified lineman. I caught a couple passes.” -Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz on what kind of tight end he was in his …

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Hanie’s injury not a cause for concern

August 17th, 2010 - 9:12 am

It seems like the biggest news surrounding the Bears at the moment is what they will do about their quarterback situation now that Caleb Hanie suffered a shoulder injury in Saturday’s preseason opener against the Chargers. Will they sign a …

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Mike Martz interview with Chicago Tribune

August 17th, 2010 - 8:17 am

Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz sat down with the Chicago Tribune and discussed a range of  topics. He answers questions about everything from what defenses give his scheme the most difficulty, the difference in his mentality from his St. Louis …

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Bears-Chargers recap

August 15th, 2010 - 9:54 am

It turns out Lovie Smith wasn’t bluffing when he said the starters could play longer than usual in the preseason opener against the Chargers. For the most part, anyway. Jay Cutler and Olin Kreutz departed after the first series, a …

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Bears should take preseason seriously

August 14th, 2010 - 7:59 am

When the Bears hit the field Saturday night in San Diego for their first preseason action of the 2010 season, they should do so with the intent to beat the Chargers. I don’t mean win the game, although that would …

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Bears linebackers sporting Mohawks

August 13th, 2010 - 9:32 am

In a unique training camp twist, Bears linebackers, led by Lance Briggs, have decided to go with Mohawks, according to Sean Jensen of the Sun-Times. “I spearheaded the movement,” Briggs said. “Hopefully, the whole city of Chicago will have them.” …

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Mike Martz on coaching the offensive line

August 12th, 2010 - 8:10 am

“He says, ‘Hey, Mike, Jim Erkenbeck has throat cancer. He’s going to be out a little bit. By the way, you’ve got the offensive line.’ He walked out of my office. I checked my seat to see if there was …

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Training camp notes: Hester returns with flare

August 11th, 2010 - 9:08 am

When one of your team’s best playmakers sits out practices for nearly a week, it’s perfectly normal to feel a touch of anxiety, especially when your team has missed the playoffs in three straight years. But, as it turns out, …

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Garza fighting for a starting job

August 9th, 2010 - 9:30 am

Apparently the coaching staff has enough faith in their younger linemen that Roberto Garza will not be handed a starting job like Olin Kreutz and Chris Williams. Garza, who has been a model of consistency though not spectacular during his …

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