The Bears Beat: Chicago Bears news and views (08.12.11)

August 12th, 2011 - 5:57 pm
President Barack Obama, a Bears fan, welcomes the Super Bowl champion Packers to the White House.

President Barack Obama, a Bears fan, welcomes the Super Bowl champion Packers to the White House.

A look at Chicago Bears news and views for August 12, 2011, including the Green Bay Packers’ visit to the White House and Bears fan Barack Obama, the amount of playing time the starters figure to have on Saturday against the Buffalo Bills, and how Matt Toeaina feels about being a swing defensive tackle.

NFL uses Calvin Johnson non-TD in video explaining rules to players
Fri Aug 12 16:19:16 2011
Calvin Johnson’s apparent game-winning touchdown catch in the Lions’ Week One game against the Bears last season …

Bears fan Obama welcomes Packers to White House, suggests a bad trade (Yahoo! Sports)
Fri Aug 12 16:14:25 2011
He probably didn’t want to do it, but form and style dictated that President Barack Obama, a longtime Chicago Bears fan, …

Bears fan Obama hosts champion Packers at White House
Fri Aug 12 16:10:00 2011
President Barack Obama was forced to eat a slice of humble pie Friday when America’s most famous Bears fan welcomed the Super …

Bears fan Obama hosts Packers at White House (The Canadian Press)
Fri Aug 12 15:56:14 2011
WASHINGTON – Welcoming the Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers to the White House was no easy task for Barack Obama.

Bears fan Obama gracious to Pack
Fri Aug 12 15:53:13 2011
WASHINGTON — Welcoming the Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers to the White House was no easy task for President Barack …

Packers make their White House visit, Obama wants Rodgers on the Bears
Fri Aug 12 14:17:11 2011
Bears fan Barack Obama welcomed the Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers to the White House on Friday, and in his comments …

Snaps figure to be limited for starters
Fri Aug 12 12:39:35 2011
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — Don’t expect too much deviation from the norm when it comes to the number of snaps the Chicago Bears …

News from Bears camp on the eve of preseason opener: Fan’s look (Yahoo! Contributor Network)
Fri Aug 12 11:24:00 2011
On the eve of their first preseason game, the Chicago Bears had a bit of news swirling around camp. Some of the news came via …

Cutler doesn’t expect an apology from Jones-Drew
Fri Aug 12 10:41:00 2011
Maurice Jones-Drew said this week that he won’t apologize for questioning Jay Cutler’s toughness during the NFC …

Olsen denies he told Bears to trade him; Angelo says TE did
Fri Aug 12 10:26:00 2011
Greg Olsen and the Bears have differed on many things. The latest is Bears general manager Jerry Angelo’s contention that the …

Stock falls for Bears’ Johnny Knox
Fri Aug 12 09:12:01 2011
RICK MORRISSEY: It turns out that, once the last flecks of …

WCG Film Tournament: Round 2 Matchups
Fri Aug 12 09:04:20 2011
The first round of the WCG Tournament is complete! There were some close matches, there were some blowouts, but we now have the …

N.F.L. All Time Draft – The Draft
Fri Aug 12 07:40:01 2011
N.F.L. All Time Draft – The Draft

Bears??? Matt Toeaina tackles swing role with relish
Fri Aug 12 07:08:28 2011

The Bears Den: August 12, 2011
Fri Aug 12 07:07:34 2011
“…where we don’t care what he said, he said.” Tillman picks off trio of passes in practice | chicagobears .com Larry …

Stock falls for Bears WR Johnny Knox
Fri Aug 12 03:08:14 2011

Thoughts from Chicago Bears Training Camp
Fri Aug 12 02:19:11 2011
I had a wonderful afternoon in Bourbonnais yesterday watching the Chicago Bears training camp. I decided to focus on the wide …

Bears’ Matt Toeaina tackles swing role with relish
Fri Aug 12 02:18:58 2011
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — Even newcomers on the Bears’ …

Bears, Matt Forte experiencing contract complications
Fri Aug 12 02:18:38 2011
This much we know: running back Matt Forte wants an …

Thomas learning from veteran stars
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BOURBONNAIS, Ill. – The first time he entered the linebackers room, rookie J.T. Thomas probably wanted to ask …

Tillman picks off trio of passes in practice
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. – Charles Tillman had been fairly quiet during the first 10 days of training camp, but the veteran …

Knox doesn’t want Bears to trade him
Knox doesn’t want Bears to trade him

Obama hosts Packers, lobbies for Rodgers trade to Bears
Fri Aug 12 14:59:00 2011
Plenty of current and former players piled on Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler when the team’s season ended in an NFC …

Sean jensen ON THE bears;Contract complications;Several factors make it hard for Bears, Forte to
Fri Aug 12 01:26:15 2011
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. – This much we know: running back Matt Forte wants an extension, and the Bears want to give him one. …

Stock falls for Knox;Receiver wants to remain a Bear, despite losing starting job to Williams
Fri Aug 12 01:25:39 2011
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. – It turns out that, once the last flecks of spittle leave his lips, Darryl Drake can be a pretty calm guy. …

BEARS IN BRIEF;Toeaina tackles swing role with relish
Fri Aug 12 01:25:34 2011
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. – Even newcomers on the Bears’ defensive line have more name-recognition than Matt Toeaina. But some of …

Bears WR Coach Daryl Drake Goes Off on Johnny Knox Trade Rumor
Fri Aug 12 01:09:29 2011
Does Johnny Knox want to get traded? Who needs HBO’s Hard Knocks when the Chicago Bears have their own version – …