The Bears Beat: Chicago Bears news and views (08.25.11)

August 25th, 2011 - 5:40 pm
In the midst of Roy Williams' struggles, Johnny Knox continues to push to get his starting job back.

In the midst of Roy Williams' struggles, Johnny Knox continues to push to get his starting job back.

A look at Chicago Bears news and views for August 25, 2011, including Johnny Knox’s push for a starting job, the latest on injuries and how long certain Bears will be out, and how Major Wright hopes to rebound from Monday’s poor performance.

Knox pushing for starting position
Knox pushing for starting position

Sanzenbacher still excelling on field
Undrafted rookie receiver Dane Sanzenbacher has consistently impressed his coaches and teammates since the very first time he …

Briggs, Adams will miss Titans game
Briggs, Adams will miss Titans game

What if Jay Cutler awkwardly wore stupid sweaters and loved cats?
Thu Aug 25 17:08:01 2011
While doing a Google Image search for “Jay Cutler” I came across an image that damn near made me fall out of my chair …

Bears WR Hurd ruled out vs. Titans
Thu Aug 25 16:38:00 2011
Bears receiver Sam Hurd has been ruled out of Saturday’s exhibition game against the Titans with a sprained right ankle, coach …

Soldier Field to install new field for Bears’ home opener
Thu Aug 25 16:29:00 2011
The Bears are getting new grass.

Stiff back sidelines Bears’ Davis
Thu Aug 25 16:09:05 2011
LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Chicago Bears starting tight end Kellen Davis was sidelined Thursday with a stiff back. Davis tweaked …

Dan Pompei’s Bears mailbag
Thu Aug 25 16:01:00 2011
The Tribune’s Bears columnist answers your questions weekly. This week: Roy Williams, Marion Barber as a fullback and retiring …

Chicago Bears WR Corps: Former Buckeyes Dane Sanzenbacher In?
Thu Aug 25 15:39:08 2011
When it comes to Chicago Bears wide receivers news this week, it’s all about former Dallas Cowboys wideout and alleged #1 …

On paper, Bears schedule not too bad
Thu Aug 25 14:10:37 2011
<!–photo1–> LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Calling the Bears’ 2011 schedule difficult might be somewhat of a stretch, based on …

Wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher impressing Bears: Fan’s take (Yahoo! Contributor Network)
Thu Aug 25 14:10:00 2011
Aside from having the coolest name of the Chicago Bears wide receivers, former Ohio State Buckeye Dane Sanzenbacher has been …

Wright hopes to learn from Monday’s miss
Thu Aug 25 13:58:11 2011
<!–photo1–>LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Just one season removed from college, Chicago Bears safety Major Wright has already …

Eye for an Eye: Most important position in sports
Thu Aug 25 10:52:45 2011
Eye for an Eye: Most important position in sports

Bears Team Report (Yahoo! Sports)
Thu Aug 25 10:50:23 2011
Bears general manager Jerry Angelo realizes if his team is going to surpass what last season’s team accomplished by reaching …

Injuries, offensive line improvement precurse Chicago Bears’ third preseason game: Fan’s take (Yahoo! Contributor Network)
Thu Aug 25 10:30:00 2011
Considering the Chicago Bears are coming off a game that saw them utterly embarrassed at the hands of the New York Giants, …

Cutler says maligned offensive line is improving
Thu Aug 25 10:08:08 2011
Bears general manager Jerry Angelo realizes if his team is going to surpass what last season’s team accomplished by reaching …

Deep backfield puts Taylor on roster bubble
Thu Aug 25 10:08:08 2011
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Chicago Bears Lance Briggs and Anthony Adams to Miss Remainder of the Preseason
Thu Aug 25 08:18:17 2011
Both Lance Briggs and Anthony Adams are major cogs in the Chicago Bears defense. Adams was hurt the first day of training camp …

Question Jay Cutler’s toughness? Never a doubt at Vanderbilt
Thu Aug 25 07:40:40 2011
When the Bears face the Tennessee Titans at LP Field on …

Darryl Drake puts heat on Bears WR Roy Williams
Thu Aug 25 07:40:40 2011
Mike Martz on Roy Williams: ‘‘Roy is fine. We’re …

Bears’ offensive line looks better, but it’s all relative
Thu Aug 25 07:40:40 2011
Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz lauded a …

STRATEGY AND PERSONNEL
Thu Aug 25 06:47:00 2011
Corey Wootton was the clear-cut leader as the top backup to starters Israel Idonije and Julius Peppers before he suffered torn …

NOTES, QUOTES
Thu Aug 25 06:46:57 2011
General manager Jerry Angelo has always been a proponent of having depth at running back, and this year’s team appears to have …

Bears safety not worried about 41-13 loss, channels Iverson
Thu Aug 25 02:34:00 2011
The Bears gave up five touchdowns and 380 yards against the Giants Monday night without recording a sack or a takeaway.

Roy Williams’ Drops Should Come As No Surprise
Thu Aug 25 01:13:08 2011
First came some rumblings that he came to camp out of shape.  Then he has a rough game against the Giants.  Now he’s …