Monthly Archives: August 2011

10 things to watch in the Bears-Giants preseason game

August 21st, 2011 - 10:48 pm

Last week’s preseason opener against the Bills offered some insight into what this year’s team is going to look like, but there’s still a long way to go before the football means anything. The starters should get a little more [...]

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The Bears Beat: Chicago Bears news and views (08.21.11)

August 21st, 2011 - 7:41 pm

A look at Chicago Bears news and views for August 21, 2011, including what to watch in the second preseason game against the Giants, predictions for how the offensive line will fare in its second outing, and Johnny Knox’s push [...]

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The Bears Beat: Chicago Bears news and views (08.20.11)

August 20th, 2011 - 5:37 pm

A look at Chicago Bears news and views for August 20, 2011, including Roy Williams’ growing comfort with his new surroundings, Chris Williams’ growth at left guard, and Sam Hurd’s push to be a part of the offense. Williams making [...]

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

August 19th, 2011 - 5:36 pm

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 [...]

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The Bears Beat: Chicago Bears news and views (08.18.11)

August 18th, 2011 - 5:43 pm

A look at Chicago Bears news and views for August 18, 2011, including Jerry Angelo’s expectations for the offense, Julius Peppers’ view on the defensive line, and Roy Williams struggles with conditioning. Angelo wants to see improved offense Angelo wants [...]

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Bears Notebook: Devin Hester’s alleged involvement in University of Miami scandal changes nothing

August 17th, 2011 - 6:56 pm

News broke Wednesday morning about a scandal at the University of Miami in which more than 70 players from 2002-2010 had received benefits from a booster. According to the article by Charles Robinson, the benefits given to athletes “included but [...]

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The Bears Beat: Chicago Bears news and views (08.17.11)

August 17th, 2011 - 5:31 pm

A look at Chicago Bears news and views for August 17, 2011, including Devin Hester’s role in the University of Miami scandal, where Caleb Hanie ranks on the depth chart, Chris Spencer’s fight for playing time and where he could [...]

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Bears coach Lovie Smith on the NFL Network’s ranking of Lance Briggs

August 17th, 2011 - 9:31 am

“One of the biggest injustices I’ve ever seen. After I saw that, I quit looking because there couldn’t be any type of validity to that at all. Are there that many better football players in the NFL than Lance Briggs?” [...]

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The Bears Beat: Chicago Bears news and views (08.16.11)

August 16th, 2011 - 5:31 pm

A look at Chicago Bears news and views for August 16, 2011, including whether the Bears will take on another failed first round pick in linebacker Aaron Maybin, Marion Barber’s views on playing a supporting role to Matt Forte, and [...]

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Bears Notebook: Bears free of blame kicking off from 30-yard line

August 15th, 2011 - 6:49 pm

Prior to kickoff Saturday night, I tweeted a report from Zach Zaidman that the Bears intended to kick off from the 30-yard line instead of the 35-yard line, where the new rule change mandates the ball be placed. The idea [...]

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