The Bears Beat: Chicago Bears news and views (08.19.11)

August 19th, 2011 - 5:36 pm
Monday's preseason game against the Giants could be a make-or-break game for Lance Louis.

Monday's preseason game against the Giants could be a make-or-break game for Lance Louis.

A look at Chicago Bears news and views for August 19, 2011, including how far apart the Bears and Matt Forte are on a contract extension, the importance of Monday’s preseason game for Lance Louis, and Lovie Smith’s expectations for the 2011 Bears.

Adams among those to get special look
Fri Aug 19 15:55:50 2011
<!–photo1–>BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — Generally speaking, if a player hopes to make the Bears’ 53-man roster as a reserve, he …

Bears, Forte have “dramatically different numbers”
Fri Aug 19 15:03:19 2011
John Mullin, the latest member of the CSN family to join PFT Live, covers the Bears for CSNChicago.com. As to running back …

Angelo makes peace with Ravens’ Harbaugh
Fri Aug 19 14:51:00 2011
Jerry Angelo said Friday he has cleared the air with Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh, who was critical of the Chicago …

Fan’s take: All eyes will be on the Bears O-line against the Giants (Yahoo! Contributor Network)
Fri Aug 19 14:18:00 2011
In a storyline that’s becoming as hackneyed as “the Chicago Bulls need a shooting guard,” all eyes – or at least all the eyes …

Giants could be decisive test for Louis
Fri Aug 19 14:06:22 2011
<!–photo1–>BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — Lance Louis strolled off the practice field Thursday night knowing Monday’s game …

Bears’ Wootton ‘had all my burst back’ before latest injury
Fri Aug 19 13:45:00 2011
BOURBONNAIS — Corey Wootton slowly walked out of the dining hall Friday without crutches or a cane.

Undrafted rookie DE Mario Addison stands out
Fri Aug 19 13:16:53 2011
Thanks to an active offseason, the Bears have a lot of depth along the defensive line. The club picked defensive tackle Stephen …

Angelo doesn’t want Forte talks to drag on
Fri Aug 19 12:44:48 2011
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — Chicago Bears general manager Jerry Angelo said Friday there is a sense of urgency to finalize a contract …

Lovie Smith: Bears can be better than last year
Fri Aug 19 11:56:49 2011
In a quiet moment during an otherwise hectic training camp …

Kreutz says it will be tough to play against Bears (The National Football Post)
Fri Aug 19 10:20:12 2011
As Olin Kreutz continues to learn the offense for the New Orleans Saints, the veteran center has one thing he…

Bears Team Report (Yahoo! Sports)
Fri Aug 19 09:35:21 2011
The Bears’ offensive line may be new, but it’s hardly improved, at least not if its play in Saturday night’s preseason-opening …

Bears’ o-line still has miles to gain
Fri Aug 19 09:08:33 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 …

Strategy And Personnel
Fri Aug 19 09:08:33 2011

Smith downplays Knox losing starting job
Fri Aug 19 09:08:33 2011
Roy Williams in the starting lineup, Johnny Knox is still a vital part of the Bears’ offense — and of the special teams]]>

WCG Film Tourney:(1)Rudy vs (5)Everybody’s All-American
Fri Aug 19 09:07:23 2011
Samwise vs. The Dad from the Parent Trap remake.(1)Rudy vs (5)Everybody’s All-AmericanMake yourself heard! Vote and discuss …

Jim McMahon Sues NFL over Concussions; At Least He Thinks He Did
Fri Aug 19 07:58:43 2011
McToast. Jim McMahon hopes things will turn out right, so he says. PHILADELPHIA (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) Former …

Harvey Unga leaves Bears for personal reasons
Fri Aug 19 07:44:34 2011
Bears running back Harvey Unga has left the team to attend to a personal matter. It’s the second time in training camp …

Kreutz: ‘It will be tough to play against’ the Bears
Fri Aug 19 07:15:00 2011
Olin Kreutz is keeping tabs on his old team, but as far as he is concerned, he wishes his old team would not be focusing on …

Bears conclude camp at ONU
Bears conclude camp at ONU

Hanie shines under the lights Thursday
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. &ndash; After struggling in training camp as well as last Saturday’s preseason opener, Caleb Hanie …

Competition fueling deep defensive line
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. &ndash; The Bears were pleased with how starting defensive linemen Julius Peppers, Israel Idonije, …

The Bears Den: August 19, 2011
Fri Aug 19 07:01:19 2011
“…where we got a little pop-pop today.” Hanie shines under the lights Thursday | chicagobears.com Larry Mayer: After …

STRATEGY AND PERSONNEL
Fri Aug 19 05:34:57 2011
PLAYER NOTES –FS Major Wright is making a smooth transition to the starting lineup. The 2010 third-round pick was outstanding …

NOTES, QUOTES
Fri Aug 19 05:34:54 2011
Even though he has been replaced by Roy Williams in the starting lineup, Johnny Knox is still a vital part of the Bears’ …

INSIDE SLANT
Fri Aug 19 05:34:51 2011
The Bears’ offensive line may be new, but it’s hardly improved, at least not if its play in Saturday night’s preseason-opening …

Bears continue ‘optimistic’ negotiations with RB Forte
Fri Aug 19 05:31:00 2011
The Chicago Bears are “optimistic” about reaching a long-term contract extension with running back Matt Forte, general manager …

Report: Bears may have made an offer for Taylor Mays
Fri Aug 19 04:12:25 2011
The San Francisco 49ers recently sent an e-mail to all other teams offering second-year safety Taylor Mays in trade. Matt …

Fantasy Football Rankings by the DeCon – QBs
Fri Aug 19 03:49:31 2011
Tick tock…your draft is coming up and I’ve got you covered with the DeCon’s player rankings. Let’s …

DJ Moore of the Chicago Bears Chimes in on the Quality of the CFL…
Fri Aug 19 03:00:05 2011
Over the past week or so, I have been dealing with the wrath of Canada. I suggested that the CFL isn’t as good as the NCAA and …

Bears can save Vernon Gholston if he just keeps listening
Fri Aug 19 02:21:38 2011
JOE COWLEY: Bears defensive end Vernon Gholston isn’t very …

Lance Louis knows he must step up when Bears meet Giants
Fri Aug 19 02:21:34 2011
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — After a disappointing …

Idonije just getting started
Fri Aug 19 00:05:00 2011
BOURBONNAIS – The Bears’ media guide asserts that Israel Idonije is a 30-year-old defensive end about to begin his ninth season …