How good can Amobi Okoye be for the Bears? Much better than last year's No. 91.
How good can Amobi Okoye be for the Bears? Much better than last year's No. 91.

A look at Chicago Bears news and views for August 15, 2011, including the fallout from the Bears’ decision to kick from the 30-yard line instead of the 35 against the Bills, more on Corey Wootton’s injury, and what kind of impact Amobi Okoye can have this season.

Bears say league granted permission to kick from 30 vs. Bills
Mon Aug 15 16:14:00 2011
The Chicago Bears’ decision to kick off from the 30-yard line against the Buffalo Bills wasn’t just sour grapes. The league …

Bears defeat Bills 10-3 in preseason opener, but O-line still a problem: Local fan’s opinion (Yahoo! Contributor Network)
Mon Aug 15 15:47:00 2011
The Chicago Bears and the Buffalo Bills met in their first preseason game on August 13. While this time of year is usually not …

Bears hope Wootton will return from injury in time for opener
Mon Aug 15 15:26:25 2011
Chicago Bears defensive end Corey Wootton is out at least four weeks after suffering a knee injury in the preseason opener that …

Umenyiora runs with first team in return to Giants practice
Mon Aug 15 15:09:00 2011
Bad news for Jay Cutler: It didn’t take long for right defensive end Osi Umenyiora to return to the good graces of the New York …

Chicago’s offensive line is in midseason form, and that’s not good (Yahoo! Sports)
Mon Aug 15 14:48:27 2011
Just as there are good things to be taken away from any loss, there are negatives to be drawn from any victory. In the case of …

Bears’ Bell makes noise in crowded backfield
Mon Aug 15 14:45:00 2011
Chicago Bears running back Kahlil Bell made sure he was noticed in Saturday’s 10-3 preseason victory over Buffalo.

Bears defensive end Corey Wootton out four weeks (The National Football Post)
Mon Aug 15 14:40:10 2011
Chicago Bears defensive end Corey Wootton is expected to miss about four weeks after suffering cartilage damage…

2011 NFL Free Agency Tracker
Mon Aug 15 14:35:59 2011
2011 NFL Free Agency Tracker

Jay Cutler-Kristin Cavallari Wedding Is Off Notice Finally Arrives
Mon Aug 15 13:52:04 2011
While other individuals that splurged on wedding gifts for Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler got their “Regret to inform you…” …

How good can Amobi Okoye be for the Bears?
Mon Aug 15 13:42:58 2011
AFTERNOON SPORTS CLUB: Amobi Okoye looked like a top-10 …

Bears’ Toub defends decision to kick off from 30-yard line
Mon Aug 15 13:41:00 2011
BOURBONNAIS — The Chicago Bears had approval in advance from the NFL office during the offseason to kick off from the 30-yard …

Tales from the Tape – Offense
Mon Aug 15 12:33:18 2011

The Chicago Bears lose DE Corey Wootton for a while
Mon Aug 15 11:05:49 2011
The Chicago Bears have lost 24-year old DE Corey Wootton for the next 4 weeks due to knee surgery. He injured his knee in the …

Where to start:? New kickoff rules
Mon Aug 15 10:41:05 2011
As NFL returns, Newton’s pro debut among the storylines that caught our fancy.

Chester Taylor Is Most Likely Going To Be Cut By Bears
Mon Aug 15 10:40:56 2011
Chester Taylor’s days with the Chicago Bears might already be over according to The Bears already have Matt …

Despite salary cap space, Angelo insists Bears have plan for success
Mon Aug 15 09:48:48 2011
There’s one point general manager Jerry Angelo wants to make …

Knox Still Vital to Offense
Mon Aug 15 08:31:16 2011

Strategy And Personnel
Mon Aug 15 08:08:45 2011

Bears’ o-line still has miles to gain
Mon Aug 15 08:08:45 2011
Bears’ offensive line may be new, but it’s hardly improved, at least not if its play in Saturday night’s preseason-opening 10-3 …

RB Bell doing all he can to get noticed
Mon Aug 15 02:11:18 2011
Three proven veterans top the Bears’ depth chart at …

How Can the Bears Fix Their Offensive Line
Mon Aug 15 00:31:50 2011
Jay Cutler lines up behind the new-look Chicago Bears offensive line. (Photo courtesy of Chicago Tribune) The knee jerk …

Corey Wooten Expected to be Out Four Weeks
Mon Aug 15 00:06:00 2011
We can’t ever get enough of this one, can we? The Bears thumbed their nose at the new kickoff rule by kicking off from the …