The Bears Beat: Chicago Bears news and views (09.09.11)

September 9th, 2011 - 5:43 pm

A look at Chicago Bears news and views for September 9, 2011, including Kahlil Bell’s opportunity for playing time with Marion Barber out for the Falcons game with a calf injury, Winston Venable’s fine for unnecessary roughness against the Browns, and Lance Briggs’ red, white and blue attire for Sunday’s game on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Bell eager to make most of opportunity
With running back Marion Barber ruled out of Sundays opener against the Falcons, Kahlil Bell will move up to No. 2 on the depth …

Williams will never forget Sept. 11
Ten years ago an ordinary day quickly turned into a nightmarish one that Edwin Williams will never forget.

Many factors figure in salary cap space
There’s recently been a lot of talk about how much room the Bears have under the salary cap.

Bears S Venable fined $20,000
Friday, September 09, 2011 5:03:09 PM
Chicago Bears safety Winston Venable will appeal a $20,000 fine he received Friday for a preseason hit on Cleveland wide …

Bears QB Jay Cutler has ‘The Look’ of a leader
Friday, September 09, 2011 4:58:06 PM
Jay Cutler has endured a litany of criticisms, and his …

Will Bears fans give Roy Williams a chance to succeed?
Friday, September 09, 2011 4:57:21 PM
AFTERNOON SPORTS CLUB: Will Chicago give the Bears’ Roy …

NFL approves 9/11 gear for Kickoff Weekend (The National Football Post)
Friday, September 09, 2011 4:40:11 PM
It won’t be a costly for Lance Briggs and other NFL players to honor the 10-year anniversary of 9/11 by…

Video: What’s your Bears prediction?
Friday, September 09, 2011 4:35:35 PM
<!–video–>Whether it’s 8-8 or 9-7, Bears fans tell ESPNChicago.com’s Sarah Spain about what they think could be a …

Briggs expects fine for Sept. 11 uniform (The Canadian Press)
Friday, September 09, 2011 4:27:13 PM
CHICAGO – Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs says he expects to be fined for violating the NFL’s uniform policy on Sunday.

NFL lets players wear Sept. 11 cleats, gloves (PA SportsTicker)
Friday, September 09, 2011 4:14:42 PM
The NFL has relaxed its normally rigid uniform policy, which will allow players to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the …

Barber confirmed out; Wootton unlikely to play
Friday, September 09, 2011 4:14:00 PM
Chicago Bears running back Marion Barber was confirmed out for Sunday’s regular-season opener against the Atlanta Falcons, and …

Week 1: Chicago Bears Face Atlanta at Home
Friday, September 09, 2011 4:08:46 PM
The Bears gear up this week ready for a challenging season. They will play three of four of their first games at home, …

Bears’ ticket prices rise 8.5 percent
Friday, September 09, 2011 3:26:26 PM
CHICAGO — A trip to the NFC Championship Game coupled with the smallest stadium in the National Football League equals one …

Report: NFL Notifies All 32 Teams That Players Can Wear Red, White, and Blue Attire For 9/11 Tribute
Friday, September 09, 2011 3:01:36 PM
On Thursday, Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs made it clear that not even a possible fine from the NFL could stop him from …

NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel
Friday, September 09, 2011 2:25:58 PM
NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

Briggs won’t face fine for wearing 9/11 gear
Friday, September 09, 2011 2:23:00 PM
Lance Briggs won’t face repercussions from the NFL for honoring the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

Bears vs Falcons – 5 Questions with Blogging Dirty
Friday, September 09, 2011 1:57:01 PM
We’ll try to do a quick Q&A with our network partners from that week’s opponent.  Due up first, Atlanta Falcons …

Dan Pompei’s Bears mailbag
Friday, September 09, 2011 1:40:00 PM
The Tribune’s Bears columnist fields questions about the cornerback position, Lance Briggs’ trade prospects, the status of …

It’s official: Barber out vs. Falcons
Friday, September 09, 2011 1:03:09 PM
LAKE FOREST, Ill. — The Chicago Bears officially declared backup running back Marion Barber out with a calf injury for …

Strategy And Personnel
Friday, September 09, 2011 11:09:30 AM
Tyler Clutts was signed off the Browns’ practice squad to fill out the 53-man roster.]]>

Roy Williams says he will produce
Friday, September 09, 2011 11:09:30 AM
Roy Williams has an abundance, and he believes everyone else should have confidence in him as well.]]>

Jay Cutler embraces the onslaught
Friday, September 09, 2011 9:03:44 AM
In today’s paper, I focused on Jay Cutler and his leadership. Many analysts have taken swipes at him about him lacking in that …

Bear Goggles Staff Predicts All 16 Chicago Bears Games
Friday, September 09, 2011 7:52:47 AM
We had some fun with this last year, so I figured we’d try it again in 2011.  Here are our staff picks for all 16 Chicago …

The Bears Den: September 9, 2011
Friday, September 09, 2011 7:01:23 AM
“…where we’ll give you…The Look.” Many factors figure in salary cap space | chicagobears.com Larry Mayer: Reports that …

Bears’ Johnny Knox will see plenty of action
Friday, September 09, 2011 2:22:23 AM
The Roy Williams-Johnny Knox saga seems like an …

In openers, count on ‘D’;Under Lovie, defense only has allowed average of 12 points
Friday, September 09, 2011 1:28:46 AM
Facing Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday in the season opener will put the  Bears immediately on the spot. But it’s …

EAST NORTH SOUTH WEST
Friday, September 09, 2011 1:28:34 AM
PHILADELPHIA  2010: 10-6, 1st in East  Last year in playoffs: 2010  Rewind: The Eagles’ 2010 season ended the way it …

Harbaugh’s situation good for a Week 1 win
Friday, September 09, 2011 1:28:28 AM
falconsat bears  Time: Noon, Fox-32. Line: Falcons by 3. Total: 401/2. 2010 records (overall/ATS): Falcons 13-3/11-5; …

Bears’ Meriweather 
is a quick learner
Friday, September 09, 2011 12:33:00 AM
LAKE FOREST – Bears defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli has been impressed with his newest player, two-time Pro Bowl safety …

Bears’ defense has hands full
Friday, September 09, 2011 12:20:00 AM
LAKE FOREST – It’s tough whenever the Bears face a very dangerous offense.