Month: August 2010

Power structure in disarray in Minnesota

Posted in News and Rumors on August 19, 2010 at 1:51 pm by

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 […] Read the full article »

Mike Martz on what kind of tight end he was

Posted in News and Rumors on August 17, 2010 at 3:09 pm by

“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 […] Read the full article »

Hanie’s injury not a cause for concern

Posted in News and Rumors on August 17, 2010 at 9:12 am by

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 […] Read the full article »

Mike Martz interview with Chicago Tribune

Posted in News and Rumors on August 17, 2010 at 8:17 am by

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 […] Read the full article »

Bears-Chargers recap

Posted in News and Rumors on August 15, 2010 at 9:54 am by

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 […] Read the full article »

Bears should take preseason seriously

Posted in News and Rumors on August 14, 2010 at 7:59 am by

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 […] Read the full article »

Bears linebackers sporting Mohawks

Posted in News and Rumors on August 13, 2010 at 9:32 am by

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 […] Read the full article »

Mike Martz on coaching the offensive line

Posted in News and Rumors on August 12, 2010 at 8:10 am by

“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 […] Read the full article »

Training camp notes: Hester returns with flare

Posted in News and Rumors on August 11, 2010 at 9:08 am by

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. […] Read the full article »

Garza fighting for a starting job

Posted in News and Rumors on August 9, 2010 at 9:30 am by

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 […] Read the full article »