The Bears Beat: Chicago Bears news and views (09.16.11)

September 16th, 2011 - 5:33 pm
Matt Forte will be looking to have a good homecoming game when the Bears take on the Saints.

Matt Forte will be looking to have a good homecoming game when the Bears take on the Saints.

A look at Chicago Bears news and views for September 16, 2011, including Matt Forte’s return to New Orleans, the importance of the defensive line getting to Drew Brees, and how Saints running back Darren Sproles will factor into the game.

Forte eager to return home to Louisiana
Running back Matt Forte, a New Orleans area native, returns to the stadium where he played his college ball this weekend with …

Defensive line looks to pressure Brees
As they prepare for Sunday’s game in New Orleans, the Bears are hoping for a repeat performance from their defensive line, …

Urlacher returns to the practice field
Three days after the death of his mother, Brian Urlacher returned to Halas Hall Thursday and was back on the practice field in …

Week 2 NFC Starts & Sits (The National Football Post)
Fri Sep 16 15:35:15 2011
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS at PITTSBURGH STEELERS START: None. SIT: Tarvaris Jackson, Marshawn Lynch, Mike Williams,…

Saints’ Olin Kreutz says he won’t hold grudge vs. Bears on Sunday
Fri Sep 16 15:10:02 2011
Olin Kreutz knows this isn’t going to be just …

Brian Urlacher’s return pumps up Bears
Fri Sep 16 15:09:33 2011
Even when Brian Urlacher left the Bears to grieve with his …

Bears ready for Sproles challenge
Fri Sep 16 15:05:05 2011
<!–photo1–>LAKE FOREST, Ill. — For all the concern over the Chicago Bears special teams in the preseason, Atlanta …

Olin Kreutz looking forward to facing Bears (The National Football Post)
Fri Sep 16 14:50:12 2011
Olin Kreutz is gearing up to face the team he played for during 13 seasons on Sunday when the Chicago Bears…

Bears vs Saints – 5 Questions with Who Dat Dish
Fri Sep 16 14:26:29 2011
It’s a Week 2 matchup between a couple of NFC contenders, as the Chicago Bears march into the Superdome to take on former …

Melton making name for himself on DL
Fri Sep 16 14:12:29 2011
LAKE FOREST — Forget the sack dance. If Chicago Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton matches the performance against the New …

Why the Atlanta Falcons will win the Super Bowl: Fan’s take (Yahoo! Contributor Network)
Fri Sep 16 14:00:00 2011
It’s about that time for me to be a homer and write about why I think the Falcons will win the Super Bowl this season. Unlike …

Video: Waddle on Urlacher’s return
Fri Sep 16 13:06:04 2011
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Bears’ Lance Louis: Struggles growing up in New Orleans made me stronger
Fri Sep 16 12:48:15 2011
Growing up in the West Bank of New Orleans, Lance …

Chicago Bears vs. New Orleans Saints Week 2 Injury Report
Fri Sep 16 11:09:25 2011
Will Marion Barber be ready for the Bears Week 2 matchup against the Saints? As the Chicago Bears inch closer to their Week 2 …

Five Questions With: Canal Street Chronicals
Fri Sep 16 10:37:45 2011
After defeating what some would consider the toughest team in the NFC South last week, the Bears get to move on to a team that …

Urlacher’s teammates surround him in support
Fri Sep 16 10:13:05 2011
Urlacher’s teammates surround him in support

Report: Barber to miss second straight game with calf injury
Fri Sep 16 09:41:00 2011
Chicago running back Marion Barber reportedly will miss his second game of the season because of a strained left calf muscle …

Jay Cutler Dominates: Celebrating Jay Cutler’s Week 1 Dominance Against the Atlanta Falcons
Fri Sep 16 08:25:10 2011
NFL football has returned, and do you what that means Chicago Bears fans? Watching yet another year of Jay Cutler dominating …

Williams has high praise for Bears squad
Fri Sep 16 08:16:39 2011
Coach Lovie Smith has said that, with conviction, on many occasions. But he reserves “best” distinctions (he did tell …

Contract year Bears can’t get comfortable
Fri Sep 16 07:41:29 2011
Florio told you on Thursday to beware the Bears. One reason Chicago could be more dangerous than expected this year: They have …

Pats secondary can expect to be busy Sunday
Fri Sep 16 07:26:14 2011
FOXBORO (AP) — Devin McCourty was prepared for the challenge as a rookie cornerback last season, ready for any team to test …

Scorecard: By the numbers
Fri Sep 16 07:25:53 2011
Basketball WNBA PLAYOFFS (best of 3). x-if necessary WESTERN CONFERENCE (semifinals) (1) LYNX vs. (4) SAN ANTONIO …

Bears??? Lance Louis: Struggles growing up in New Orleans made me stronger
Fri Sep 16 07:09:36 2011

Olin Kreutz says he won’t hold a grudge Sunday
Fri Sep 16 07:09:36 2011

The Bears Den: September 16, 2011
Fri Sep 16 07:00:12 2011
“…where the old, cranky vets bark at the chippy, indefatigable youngsters.” Bears preparing for a difficult road test …

Bears/Saints: Game Snapshot
Fri Sep 16 06:32:41 2011

Urlacher’s return pumps up players
Fri Sep 16 05:27:45 2011
Even when Brian Urlacher left the Bears to grieve with his family after the sudden death of his mother, Lavoyda Lenard, it was …

Stopping Brees no easy task
Fri Sep 16 00:15:00 2011
LAKE FOREST – At the first mention of Drew Brees’ name Thursday, Bears linebacker Lance Briggs took a deep breath and sighed …