Monthly Archives: February 2011

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

February 28th, 2011 - 5:31 pm

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, particularly the release of Harris [...]

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

February 25th, 2011 - 9:00 am

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 entry a few weeks ago [...]

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Upgrade at receiver is a need, not a want

February 23rd, 2011 - 9:10 am

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 to his last name, doesn’t [...]

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Bears need to move on without Maynard

February 21st, 2011 - 8:39 am

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 his future with the team, [...]

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Extensions for Bears assistants well deserved

February 17th, 2011 - 12:41 pm

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 — by offensive line coach [...]

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Bears should deny Tice permission to speak with Titans

February 14th, 2011 - 8:42 am

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 week when Mike Munchak took [...]

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2010 Weekly Predictions: Super Bowl

February 5th, 2011 - 1:47 pm

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 the spread, it was my [...]

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Forte deserves bigger contract — next year

February 4th, 2011 - 9:09 am

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 raise. It seems logical to [...]

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