Monthly Archives: April 2011

Bears select defensive tackle Paea, safety Conte on Day 2

April 30th, 2011 - 8:41 am

The Bears continued to address needs on the second day of the 2011 NFL Draft by selecting Oregon State defensive tackle Stephen Paea in the second round and safety Chris Conte from California. I couldn’t be more thrilled about the [...]

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Bears select offensive tackle Carimi in first round

April 29th, 2011 - 8:30 am

Any Bears fan who has paid close attention to games the past two years knows that offensive line was the biggest weakness on the team and should have been the highest priority heading into the draft on Thursday. The Bears [...]

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Offensive line, receiver and secondary among positions of need for Bears

April 27th, 2011 - 11:13 pm

In the midst of Bulls and Blackhawks playoff runs as well as a prolonged NFL lockout, it’s easy to overlook a trivialized event such as the NFL Draft. But the procedure will go on and the Bears have plenty of [...]

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Judge denies NFL’s request for stay

April 27th, 2011 - 9:21 pm

U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson denied the NFL’s request for a stay of her decision to lift the owners’ lockout of the players. The owners will take their case to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, but the [...]

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NFL lockout lifted

April 25th, 2011 - 6:04 pm

The NFL owners received a setback Monday when Judge Susan Nelson ordered an end to their lockout with no stay to the decision. That means, in effect, that unless the owners can successfully appeal the decision in a higher court, [...]

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Bears’ 2011 schedule features tough bookends

April 19th, 2011 - 9:04 pm

The 2011 NFL schedule was released and assuming there is no interruption to the football season, the Bears face a daunting start — and finish — to their schedule. It was rumored to be a possibility that the Bears could [...]

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Bears to face Buccaneers in London

April 14th, 2011 - 5:03 pm

The Bears were selected as one of the representatives to play in the fifth annual regular season NFL game in London. Despite the franchise’s rich history and strong support around the world, one has to wonder whether the crowd will [...]

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Obtaining assets more important than reaching for needs

April 11th, 2011 - 9:41 pm

Chicago Tribune columnist Dan Pompei wrote a piece this weekend about how the Bears might not be in the best position at the end of the first round and trading down to acquire more picks might be a better option [...]

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Year 3 of the Cutler roller coaster begins

April 2nd, 2011 - 5:08 pm

Two years ago today the Chicago Bears made a trade that some in the media and many in the public considered the biggest deal in Chicago sports history. After two decades of a revolving door at the quarterback position and [...]

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