The Bears Beat: Chicago Bears news and views (08.11.11)

August 11th, 2011 - 4:55 pm
Mike Martz says he's not ready to be a starter and Darryl Drake defends him against the media; Johnny Knox has been the center of attention recently.

Mike Martz says he's not ready to be a starter and Darryl Drake defends him against the media; Johnny Knox has been the center of attention recently.

A look at Chicago Bears news and views for August 11, 2011, including Mike Martz’s assessment of Gabe Carimi, Darryl Drake’s rant at the Chicago media, and Jay Cutler’s evolution into the leadership role.

Carimi earns high marks from Martz
Carimi earns high marks from Martz

Steltz intercepts two passes in practice
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. – After a power failure midway through Wednesday night’s practice caused the Bears to move to …

Power outage latest obstacle for Bears
Power outage latest obstacle for Bears

Hot Routes 8.11.11: Osi could return Monday
Thu Aug 11 15:27:18 2011
Hot Routes 8.11.11: Osi could return Monday

NFC North Preview: Where do the Bears Rank?
Thu Aug 11 15:19:46 2011
The NFC North is going to be one of the most competitive divisions in the NFL this season. The Green Bay Packers, Chicago …

Phillips: Cutler developing into leader
Thu Aug 11 15:18:57 2011
<!–photo1–>Chicago Bears president Ted Phillips said on Thursday that Jay Cutler is developing into a team leader and …

Chat alert: Dick Butkus, 1:30 Friday
Thu Aug 11 15:15:06 2011
Bears Hall of Fame linebacker Dick Butkus will take your questions during a live chat at 1:30 p.m. CT Friday. Click here to …

VIDEO: Bears Training Camp – Day 10
Thu Aug 11 14:35:00 2011
Bear Report was on the sidelines for the 10th practice of Chicago Bears training camp from Bourbonnais, Ill. Click below to …

Darryl Drake blasts newspaper story on Johnny Knox
Thu Aug 11 14:23:38 2011
Ever-passionate Bears wide receivers coach Darryl Drake was irked by a Chicago Tribune story Thursday that cited sources …

Phillips expects Forte to play Saturday
Thu Aug 11 13:53:12 2011
BOURBONNAIS — Chicago Bears president Ted Phillips doesn’t anticipate running back Matt Forte sitting out of Saturday’s …

Fellow Bears tune out Cutler scrutiny (Yahoo! Sports)
Thu Aug 11 13:47:00 2011
The fallout of Jay Cutler’s removal from the NFC title game is a dead issue to his teammates.

Bears receiver Knox intent on reclaiming starting spot
Thu Aug 11 13:25:47 2011
Johnny Knox was demoted from his starting job, but the Bears’ leading receiver from a year ago isn’t ready to give up just like …

Bears’ Knox says he’s not seeking trade
Thu Aug 11 13:18:00 2011
BOURBONNAIS — Chicago Bears receiver Johnny Knox, who was demoted in favor of newcomer Roy Williams, said Thursday he has no …

Jets vs. Pats pushes AFC East to top
Thu Aug 11 11:17:37 2011
Heated rivalry spotlights AFC East.

Hester has been star of Bears camp to date
Thu Aug 11 11:08:28 2011
Roy Williams and Sam Hurd, along with running back Marion Barber has piqued interest in a Bears offense that was essentially …

Strategy And Personnel
Thu Aug 11 11:08:28 2011

If Jay Can’t Cut It, Bring Tim Tebow to the Chicago Bears
Thu Aug 11 10:58:44 2011
With all the doomsday hype surrounding 2012, I figured why not jump in with a 2012 prophecy of my own that will leave some …

NFC free-agent moves, by team (ProFootballWeekly.com)
Thu Aug 11 10:54:53 2011
Updated at 9:32 a.m. ET, Thursday, Aug. 11 Note: UFA means unrestricted free agent; RFA means restricted free…

Chicago Bears Release First Depth Chart; Fan’t Take (Yahoo! Contributor Network)
Thu Aug 11 10:52:00 2011
We’re still extremely early in the whole process, with the preseason not even having started, but it doesn’t stop all of us …

Cutler ready to fill Bears’ leadership void
Thu Aug 11 10:27:00 2011
BOURBONNAIS — Losing Olin Kreutz is going to make the Chicago Bears’ offensive linemen more accountable, according to Jay …

Knox could push for trade if he’s not a starter
Thu Aug 11 09:37:37 2011
The Bears made official this week what started to become obvious in training camp: Johnny Knox is behind Roy Williams on the …

Fantuz Can’t Wait for Saturday
Thu Aug 11 07:33:46 2011

The Bears Den: August 11, 2011
Thu Aug 11 07:02:37 2011
“…where we’re a tempest in a teapot, a storm in a glass of water, waves in a ladle.” Steltz intercepts two passes in …

Roy Williams finds a rookie to carry his pads in Chicago
Thu Aug 11 06:28:27 2011
Last summer, a controversy brewed in Dallas after rookie receiver Dez Bryant refused to carry the pads of teammate Roy …

Chris Conte confident despite crash course with Bears
Thu Aug 11 02:18:10 2011
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — Destiny brought the Bears to …

Bears providing more protection for Jay Cutler
Thu Aug 11 02:18:04 2011
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler didn’t finish the 2010 season, …

Martz says Knox not ready for starting job
Thu Aug 11 00:21:00 2011
Bears offensive coordinator urges wide receiver to work to earn playing timeBears offensive coordinator urges wide receiver to …