The Bears Beat: Chicago Bears news and views (08.14.11)

August 14th, 2011 - 4:56 pm
The performances of Marion Barber and Kahlil Bell (above) could push Chester Taylor out of a job.

The performances of Marion Barber and Kahlil Bell (above) could push Chester Taylor out of a job.

A look at Chicago Bears news and views for August 14, 2011, including analysis of the offensive line’s performance against the Bills, Kahlil Bell’s push for a roster spot, and backup quarterback Caleb Hanie’s performance.

Offensive line is still a work in progress
CHICAGO – The Bears offensive line opened holes for the running game but struggled with pass protection in Saturday …

Run game, defense fuel Bears to win
CHICAGO – Fueled by a strong running game and a stingy defense, the Bears defeated the Buffalo Bills 10-3 in …

Larry Mayer’s Bears-Bills game blog
Larry Mayer’s Bears-Bills game blog

Bears RB Bell impresses with game-high 73 yards
Sun Aug 14 15:17:00 2011
One bright spot for the Bears’ offense Saturday night was running back Kahlil Bell, who rushed for a game-high 73 yards on 13 …

Bears bypass NFL’s new rule, kick from 30-yard line
Sun Aug 14 14:05:43 2011
The Chicago Bears weren’t interested in adhering to the NFL’s new rule. Chicago elected to kick off from its 30-yard line on …

Sacks painful, but O-line opened running lanes
Sun Aug 14 13:44:39 2011
Chicago Bears guard Lance Louis twisted his ball cap to the back and listened to questions, seemingly disgusted with his own …

Bottom line: Great to see Bears football
Sun Aug 14 13:24:16 2011
CHICAGO — Besides the Soldier Field turf holding up against the precipitous “northern climate” that stadium general manager …

Soldier Field grass makes the grade (The National Football Post)
Sun Aug 14 12:55:15 2011
For all of the controversy that surrounded the Soldier Field turf – consider new Mayor Rahm Emanuel let…

What we learned: Preseason night No. 3
Sun Aug 14 11:53:37 2011
By popular demand, we’re going to keep these preseason recaps rolling. (My mom likes them.)  Here’s a look back …

Preseason Week One Game Ball
Sun Aug 14 11:00:57 2011
Who deserves the game ball for Saturday night’s win over the Bills? Poll Who deserves the game ball for Saturday …

Lights Out turns it on for Bills in debut (The National Football Post)
Sun Aug 14 10:45:14 2011
Claimed by the Buffalo Bills last Nov. 3, it took a long time for Shawne Merriman to make his debut.

10 things to take from Bears’ preseason win
Sun Aug 14 10:28:00 2011
Ten things we learned from the Chicago Bears’ 10-3 victory Saturday over the Buffalo Bills in the preseason opener at Soldier …

Bears Grab First Win But Have Work to Do
Sun Aug 14 10:22:30 2011
On Saturday, the Chicago Bears beat the Buffalo Bills, 10-3 on their home field. While many plays gave fans and the team hope …

Bears’ Webb: I didn’t match Merriman’s intensity
Sun Aug 14 07:38:23 2011
We noted during Saturday night’s Bills-Bears game that Buffalo linebacker Shawne Merriman looked great. The flip side of …

Notes, Scribbles, and Things Jotted Down: Bills Preseason Edition
Sun Aug 14 07:00:45 2011
Like I’ve been saying any time I talk about these preseason games, that’s all they are, preseason. Or as Allen Iverson …

Citing need to judge players, Bears ignore new kickoff rule
Sun Aug 14 05:15:00 2011
The Chicago Bears, presumed to be one of the six teams that voted against the NFL’s new kickoff placement rule, ignore it twice …

Reviews mixed as discussion over Soldier Field turf goes on
Sun Aug 14 03:43:00 2011
The oft-criticized Soldier Field surface gets mixed reviews after Saturday’s preseason opener.

Slimmer, trimmer Jay Cutler appears to care more
Sun Aug 14 03:08:17 2011

Bears RB Marion Barber impressive in debut
Sun Aug 14 03:08:17 2011

Slimmer, trimmer Jay Cutler appears to care more
Sun Aug 14 02:26:01 2011
NFL Department: After watching the Bears-Bills …

Bears RB Marion Barber impressive in debut
Sun Aug 14 02:25:53 2011
Hard-running Marion Barber gave the Bears’ offense …

Bears Beat Bills 10-3 to Open 2011 Preseason
Sun Aug 14 01:35:27 2011
Lance Briggs tips his cap as he and Tim Jennings exit the field followin the Bears’ 10-3 win over the Bills at Soldier …

Bears’ offensive line fails to impress in 10-3 win over Bills
Sun Aug 14 00:44:06 2011
The Bears’ starters only made a cursory appearance in the …

N.F.L. All Time Draft – The Draft
Sun Aug 14 00:28:34 2011
N.F.L. All Time Draft – The Draft

Bears upend Bills despite spotty play from offense
Sun Aug 14 00:15:00 2011
CHICAGO – If indeed he was experiencing flashbacks, Jay Cutler wasn’t saying. Who could blame him if he did, though?

Offensive line leaves us with plenty of questions
Sun Aug 14 00:15:00 2011
CHICAGO – After one series that consisted of six snaps, Bears quarterback Jay Cutler traded his helmet for a baseball hat and …

Hanie: Room for improvement
Sun Aug 14 00:13:00 2011
CHICAGO – Bears backup quarterback Caleb Hanie described his performance as average in Saturday’s 10-3 win against the Buffalo …

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