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

Published August 3, 2011 in News and Rumors
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.

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