The Bears Beat: Chicago Bears news and views (08.06.11)

August 6th, 2011 - 7:35 pm
Former Bears defensive end Richard Dent finally got his day in the sun as he entered the Hall of Fame.

Former Bears defensive end Richard Dent finally got his day in the sun as he entered the Hall of Fame.

A look at Chicago Bears news and views for August 6, 2011, including Richard Dent’s entrance into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, players’ desire to have artificial surface at Soldier Field, and Johnny Knox’s second straight missed practice.

Richard Dent enters Hall of Fame (PA SportsTicker)
Sat Aug 6 19:07:30 2011
By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer

Bears want artificial surface at Soldier Field (The Canadian Press)
Sat Aug 6 18:54:11 2011
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. – Chicago Bears players, including linebacker Brian Urlacher, are calling for the team to ask the Chicago …

Bears Camp Confidential: Day Seven
Sat Aug 6 18:02:46 2011
Under sultry conditions at Olivet Nazarene, head coach Lovie Smith put his troops through a two hour plus workout. Wide …

Sat., Aug. 6 practice observations
Sat Aug 6 17:35:56 2011
The Bears’ mid-afternoon practice was as spirited as it could be on a steamy day in Bourbonnais Saturday – exactly a week from …

Knox misses second straight practice
Sat Aug 6 17:35:42 2011
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — Chicago Bears wide receiver Johnny Knox sat out his second consecutive practice on Saturday with a lower …

N.F.L. All Time Draft – The Draft
Sat Aug 6 17:25:28 2011
N.F.L. All Time Draft – The Draft

Brian Urlacher: Soldier Field Playing Surface is a Joke
Sat Aug 6 14:40:03 2011
The Chicago Bears had to cancel their Family Fest event because of the poor condition of Soldier Field. Outspoken Bears …

Bears WR Knox expected to miss 2nd straight practice
Sat Aug 6 13:47:00 2011
BOURBONNAIS — Chicago Bears receiver Johnny Knox is expected to be held out of Saturday’s practice with what it believed …

Photos: Richard Dent, Hall of Fame Class of 2011
Sat Aug 6 13:33:50 2011
Photos: Richard Dent, Hall of Fame Class of 2011

Brian Urlacher calls Soldier Field snafu “a joke”
Sat Aug 6 13:20:36 2011
Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher has been a vocal critic of the turf at Soldier Field, and he didn’t hold back after conditions …

Disgusted Urlacher lobbies for FieldTurf
Sat Aug 6 13:11:00 2011
“We’re a fast team. We play fast on FieldTurf.”BOURBONNAIS — Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher voiced his displeasure with the …

Brian Urlacher wants field changes
Sat Aug 6 12:28:40 2011
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — There shouldn’t even be a Soldier Field playing surface debate, according to Chicago Bears perennial Pro …

Jay Cutler finally sells his Denver house
Sat Aug 6 07:04:12 2011
In March of 2009, when Jay Cutler was insisting he wouldn’t play for the Broncos again and the Broncos were insisting …

Righting a Wrong: Patrick Mannelly
Sat Aug 6 07:00:50 2011
Apparently in the creation of the 2001-2010 All-Bears Team, I made a horribly egregious error punishable by Coach Ditka …

Bears Newcomers Gallery
Sat Aug 6 05:47:07 2011
There are a bunch of new faces at Bears training camp.   I thought I’d help you put some faces to the names and numbers: …

Lions GM Mayhew: ‘We feel like we can compete for our division’
Sat Aug 6 04:43:00 2011
In a rare media briefing, Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew admits the team’s is thinking big, as in at least a …

Olin Kreutz signs for less with Saints
Sat Aug 6 02:07:16 2011
Last weekend, Olin Kreutz told the Sun-Times he was …

Poor turf conditions cancel Bears Family event, fans left seething
Sat Aug 6 00:35:02 2011
If the Soldier Field turf is just like any other outdoor …