The Bears Beat: Chicago Bears news and views (08.09.11)

August 9th, 2011 - 4:43 pm
Jay Cutler could have a much better season in 2011 due to this being his second season in Mike Martz's offense as well as his improved physical condition.

Jay Cutler could have a much better season in 2011 due to this being his second season in Mike Martz's offense as well as his improved physical condition.

A look at Chicago Bears news and views for August 9, 2011, including how much playing time the starters could see in the preseason, what to expect from Jay Cutler in 2011, and the Bears passing on free agent cornerback Kelvin Hayden.

Starters could see more playing time
Starters could see more playing time

McCaskey shares his thoughts with media
Speaking to reporters at training camp Monday, Bears chairman of the board George McCaskey discussed last Friday night’s …

Look for a new and vastly improved Jay Cutler for the Chicago Bears in 2011
Tue Aug 9 14:14:14 2011
The Bears have improved in the off-season on both the offensive line and at WR, which should make 28-year old Jay Cutler a …

Emanuel wants solution to Soldier Field turf problem after Family Night debacle
Tue Aug 9 13:53:14 2011
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday he has directed the …

Deep Posts: Thank you, Marcus Allen (Yahoo! Sports)
Tue Aug 9 13:38:35 2011
Before we get to the links, a bit of business. When Marcus Allen spoke with us about Shannon Sharpe, Richard Dent and Marshall …

Drawing a Line in the Mud
Tue Aug 9 13:25:07 2011
Today we have guest writer Francisco’s latest contribution about the debacle at Soldier Field. I’m glad more people are …

Preseason power rankings (ProFootballWeekly.com)
Tue Aug 9 13:24:04 2011
Preseason Power Rankings 1. Green Bay Packers With all of their “losses,” what did they really end up…

Quick-study Garza at center of storm
Tue Aug 9 13:14:55 2011
<!–photo1–>BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — Roberto Garza plans to channel his inner-Olin in taking over at center this season, as …

Is Devin Hester Poised to Have a Breakout Season at Wide Receiver?
Tue Aug 9 13:03:34 2011
Devin Hester makes a great one-handed catch against the Cowboys. Devin Hester has reached the top of the mountain in the return …

Power Rankings: Bears take a plunge
Tue Aug 9 12:27:10 2011
<!–photo1–>BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — So, let’s get this right here: The Chicago Bears dropped seven spots from ESPN’s final …

Bears decide not to sign former Colts cornerback Hayden
Tue Aug 9 11:54:22 2011
The Chicago Bears have decided not to sign free-agent cornerback Kelvin Hayden at this time, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Bears taking a pass on free-agent CB Hayden
Tue Aug 9 09:43:00 2011
BOURBONNAIS – The Chicago Bears have decided not to sign free-agent cornerback Kelvin Hayden at this time, according to …

WCG Film Tourney: (4)The Program vs. (5)We Are Marshall
Tue Aug 9 09:01:12 2011
James Caan coaches the big money making football program, and we see its sordid details. Matthew McConaughey leads a program to …

Tice Declares Offensive Line is Set
Tue Aug 9 07:31:18 2011
Tice Declares Offensive Line is Set Potash reported yesterday in the Sun-Times that the line is set unless someone proves they …

Dent snubbed Ryan and Ditka
Tue Aug 9 07:28:45 2011
At first listen, defensive end Richard Dent’s Hall of Fame induction speech didn’t include any mention whatsoever …

Bears will remain a grass act
Tue Aug 9 07:08:40 2011

Bears G.M. defends o-line: “You can’t have stars at every position”
Tue Aug 9 06:58:25 2011
Bears fans were hoping heading into free agency that the team would make a signing or two to improve the offensive line. As it …

McCaskey: Bears will monitor Soldier Field closely, but no turf
Tue Aug 9 03:36:00 2011
Chicago Bears chairman George McCaskey is rebuffing his players’ call for a switch to artificial turf at Soldier Field.

Mike Tice confident in Bears offensive line
Tue Aug 9 02:11:18 2011
It doesn’t make sense that the Bears would invite so much …