Defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli has high expectations for the Bears defense in 2011.
Defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli has high expectations for the Bears defense in 2011.

A look at Chicago Bears news and views for August 4, 2011, including defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli’s expectations for the defense, how Nick Roach is handling the Lofa Tatupu rumors, and what the Bears are hoping for from second-year safety Major Wright.

Marinelli has high expectations for D
Marinelli has high expectations for D

Martz hopes to use same run/pass mix
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. – After the Bears decided during the middle of last season to create more balance on offense by …

Upon further review, Olin Kreutz might not be done
Thu Aug 4 16:55:04 2011
AFTERNOON SPORTS CLUB: While Olin Kreutz told the Sun-Times …

Can Mike Martz offense work in Chicago?
Thu Aug 4 16:44:31 2011
The quick answer is no. Mike Martz offense did not take off last season until it became balanced with the run. It was not the …

Major addition to starting defense Bears watching
Thu Aug 4 16:42:07 2011
Is Major Wright ready for his close-up? The second-year safety from Florida played better in the second half of the season in a …

Bears’ D looks to take one more step
Thu Aug 4 16:30:54 2011
<!–photo1–>Bears defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli laments his unit was “one step away” from reaching the Super Bowl, …

Chicago Bears on the Search for a Diamond in the Rough
Thu Aug 4 16:20:57 2011
The final thing that is going to give Williams an edge in Chicago is Mike Martz. Martz was the offensive coordinator for …

Bears Team Report (Yahoo! Sports)
Thu Aug 4 16:20:12 2011
The biggest decision in the minds of many Bears watchers, was the decision to part ways with 13-year veteran center Olin …

Bears’ Roach unconcerned with Tatupu talk
Thu Aug 4 15:35:00 2011
BOURBONNAIS — Nick Roach figured the Bears would look into available linebackers whether he re-signed with the team or not. …

NFC free-agent moves, by team (
Thu Aug 4 15:34:01 2011
Updated at 2:13 p.m. ET, Thursday, Aug. 4 Note: UFA means unrestricted free agent; RFA means restricted free…

Osi not worth pick in 1st or 2nd round
Thu Aug 4 15:30:50 2011
<!–photo1–>BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — Should the Bears go after Osi Umenyiora? Probably, since he would make a nice …

N.F.L. All Time Draft – The Draft
Thu Aug 4 14:40:22 2011
N.F.L. All Time Draft – The Draft

Marinelli: ‘I feel very good about these guys’
Thu Aug 4 14:03:13 2011
Bears defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli speaks softy and carries a very small stick when it comes to media interviews, …

Overweight Bears DT Harrison expects to miss another practice
Thu Aug 4 13:16:00 2011
BOURBONNAIS — Chicago Bears defensive tackle Marcus Harrison, who remains on the non-football injury list after not passing …

Thu Aug 4 12:18:11 2011
–C Olin Kreutz wanted $4.5 million. The Bears offered $4 million, and when Kreutz didn’t accept it, the Bears said bye-bye to …

Thu Aug 4 12:18:08 2011
General manager Jerry Angelo took exception to media reports that said there was a divide between the front office and the …

Makeover grades: Boldness doesn’t guarantee success
Thu Aug 4 11:08:42 2011
Who made out the best in the free-agency frenzy? Pete Prisco says the Eagles and Cardinals, but before their fans make Super …

WCG Film Tourney: (3)All The Right Moves vs (6)The Junction Boys
Thu Aug 4 09:01:22 2011
A young kid fighting against his coach. A coach brutalizing his players to see who was the toughest.(3)All The Right Moves vs …

Olin Kreutz to Join Competing Team?
Thu Aug 4 07:45:49 2011
Olin Kreutz to Join Competing Team? From Brad Biggs: “Kreutz’s agent Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports would not reveal the …

Bears expecting contributions from Major Wright
Thu Aug 4 05:10:00 2011
Major Wright should have had an interception. At the very …