The Bears Beat: Chicago Bears news and views (08.03.11)

August 3rd, 2011 - 5:32 pm
Bears safety Major Wright has high confidence and expectations for his second season.

Bears safety Major Wright has high confidence and expectations for his second season.

A look at Chicago Bears news and views for August 3, 2011, including Mike Martz’s view on the progress of the offensive line, the Packers’ planned visit to Bears-fan Barack Obama’s White House, and safety Major Wright’s personal expectations for this season.

Martz encouraged with line’s progress
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. – It typically takes some time for an offensive line to gel. But Bears offensive coordinator Mike …

Bears re-sign tight end Desmond Clark
Bears re-sign tight end Desmond Clark

Mike Martz impressed with Jay Cutler’s footwork
Wed Aug 3 16:26:29 2011
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler isn’t ready to face the Atlanta …

Olin Kreutz leans toward retirement after talks with Bears fall apart
Wed Aug 3 16:20:46 2011
23 at Soldier Field. Injury-free for the first time in years, Kreutz initiated intense workouts to get in optimal shape and …

Packers finally get White House visit Aug. 12 (The Canadian Press)
Wed Aug 3 15:41:10 2011
GREEN BAY, Wis. – Denied the traditional Super Bowl champions’ visit to the White House during the NFL lockout, the Green Bay …

NFC free-agent moves, by team (ProFootballWeekly.com)
Wed Aug 3 15:35:47 2011
Updated at 4:35 p.m. ET, Wednesday, Aug. 3 Note: UFA means unrestricted free agent; RFA means restricted free…

Revealing the Full 2001-2010 All-Bears Team
Wed Aug 3 15:00:40 2011
It’s been a long winding road to get here. Some blowouts, some close calls, and some “Why is this even a poll?” Some …

Martz defends end-around call in NFC title game
Wed Aug 3 14:33:20 2011
Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz leaned on the default response for bad play calls when finally asked about the Earl …

Chicago Bears: What It Will Take to Return to the Super Bowl in 2011
Wed Aug 3 14:21:46 2011
If Hester plays the slot, Earl Bennett can take over the primary X-receiver and Johnny Knox can man the Z. It’s no mystery the …

Martz ‘stunned’ by Jay Cutler’s footwork
Wed Aug 3 14:21:28 2011
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler isn’t ready to face the Atlanta Falcons, but he probably could make the first cut on Dancing With …

Video: First Take on Cutler’s image
Wed Aug 3 13:28:40 2011
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Obama invites Packers to White House
Wed Aug 3 13:06:41 2011
Obama invites Packers to White House

What Has You Worried, Bears Fans?
Wed Aug 3 13:00:47 2011
As the preseason flies by, it seems like things change by the hour.  Free agent signings, trades, and players being …

2011 NFL Free Agency Tracker
Wed Aug 3 12:50:14 2011
2011 NFL Free Agency Tracker

Olsen’s exit opens door for Bears TE Davis
Wed Aug 3 11:05:00 2011
BOURBONNAIS — It was interesting to hear Mike Martz talk about the evolution of the tight end position for the Chicago Bears …

Wright expects ‘a lot of picks’
Wed Aug 3 11:04:04 2011
<!–photo1–>BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — Chicago Bears safety Major Wright considers his interception of Jay Cutler in Tuesday’s …

Dan Pompei’s Bears mailbag
Wed Aug 3 09:55:00 2011
How many sacks was Olin Kreutz responsible for last season? Why not leave Gabe Carimi at left tackle, his college position? …

Report: Bears, Tatupu have mutual interest
Wed Aug 3 08:22:44 2011
Three days ago, the Seahawks and middle linebacker Lofa Tatupu parted ways.  And with Tatupu looking for his next job in the …

Bears not risking much by acquiring former top-10 picks
Wed Aug 3 02:13:50 2011
Over two days during an unprecedented free agency, the Bears …

Martz praises QB Cutler, upbeat about Bears offense in 2011
Wed Aug 3 01:35:00 2011
With another year of familiarity for quarterback Jay Cutler and some new weapons, offensive coordinator Mike Martz is feeling …

Bears In Brief;Martz not in tight spot with trade of Olsen
Wed Aug 3 01:24:55 2011
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. – It wasn’t about Greg Olsen, Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz said. ”This is more about Kellen …

Spencer in position to improve
Wed Aug 3 01:24:51 2011
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. – Chris Spencer isn’t going to try to be Olin Kreutz. He’s going to try to be better. ”My goal is to make …

For Bears, timing is everything
Wed Aug 3 00:26:00 2011
BOURBONNAIS – A half step separated an incompletion from a 20-yard reception Tuesday.

Bears and Lofa Tatupu Showing Mutual Interest
Wed Aug 3 00:24:36 2011
Could Lofa Tatupu reunite with Tim Ruskell? Stop me if you’ve heard this before – the Bears are interested in …

Bears Training Camp – Day 4 Report
Wed Aug 3 00:16:36 2011
Day 4 of Bear-bonnais 2011 is in the books.  I’m not lucky enough to make it to camp, but thanks to the power of Twitter …

Dent finally gets his Hall moment
Wed Aug 3 00:16:00 2011
CHICAGO – Richard Dent had just joined the Bears, and Dan Hampton was a little less than impressed.