Month: February 2011

Bears do veteran housecleaning by parting ways with Harris, Hillenmeyer and Shaffer

Posted in News and Rumors on February 28, 2011 at 5:31 pm by

The Bears on Monday parted ways with veterans Tommie Harris, Hunter Hillenmeyer and Kevin Shaffer as the three were released in what amounted to housecleaning by the organization. None of the moves came by surprise, […] Read the full article »

Bears extend Lovie Smith’s contract, make the right decision

Posted in News and Rumors on February 25, 2011 at 9:00 am by

The Bears on Friday announced that the team has reached a two-year contract extension with head coach Lovie Smith that will keep him under contract with the Bears through the 2013 season. I wrote an […] Read the full article »

Upgrade at receiver is a need, not a want

Posted in News and Rumors on February 23, 2011 at 9:10 am by

Dan Pompei wrote a column in the Chicago Tribune in the past few days stating his opinion that wide receiver is a position of want, not need. He then proceeded to pompously — sounds similar […] Read the full article »

Bears need to move on without Maynard

Posted in News and Rumors on February 21, 2011 at 8:39 am by

The Bears signed punter Richmond McGee to a two-year contract last week which could spell the end of Brad Maynard’s career in Chicago. Maynard, an unrestricted free agent, has not heard from the Bears about […] Read the full article »

Extensions for Bears assistants well deserved

Posted in News and Rumors on February 17, 2011 at 12:41 pm by

News came from Halas Hall regarding contract extensions for Bears coaches, but Lovie Smith was not one of them. At least, not yet. These deals were given — although a better word might be earned […] Read the full article »

Bears should deny Tice permission to speak with Titans

Posted in News and Rumors on February 14, 2011 at 8:42 am by

The Chicago Tribune’s Brad Biggs reported that the Tennessee Titans have interest in Bears offensive line coach Mike Tice for their vacant offensive coordinator position. Mike Heimerdinger, who formerly held the position, was fired last […] Read the full article »

2010 Weekly Predictions: Super Bowl

Posted in Predictions on February 5, 2011 at 1:47 pm by

Well, no matter the result of the Super Bowl, I’ll finish with a better record than I had the previous year of predictions. I’ll fall short of my 70% goal, though. As for picks against […] Read the full article »

Forte deserves bigger contract — next year

Posted in News and Rumors on February 4, 2011 at 9:09 am by

After finishing a season in which he became the first Bears running back since Walter Payton to gain 1,000 rushing yards and 500 receiving yards, Matt Forte is seeking a contract extension and a significant […] Read the full article »