The Bears Beat: Chicago Bears news and views (09.20.11)

September 20th, 2011 - 5:41 pm
Whether by design or necessity, Dane Sanzenbacher is carving out a role for himself on offense.

Whether by design or necessity, Dane Sanzenbacher is carving out a role for himself on offense.

A look at Chicago Bears news and views for September 20, 2011, including the need for balance in Mike Martz’s offense, a few video highlights from the Bears-Saints game Sunday, and Dane Sanzenbacher’s progress.

Bears excelling on special teams early
The Bears have performed well on special teams in the first two games of the season and will look for more of the same Sunday …

What is this week’s top play?
We want the 4th Phase to debate and determine the top play from Sunday’s loss to the Saints in this week’s Bear Down Play of …

Smith: Offense will be more balanced
One day after the Bears called 52 pass plays and 11 runs in a 30-13 loss to the Saints in New Orleans, coach Lovie Smith vowed …

Ex-ND assistant undergoing psychological tests (AP)
Tue Sep 20 17:00:43 2011
An initial hearing for former NFL player Corwin Brown on charges he struck his wife and held her against her will in their home …

New York Life Protection Index shows Bills line allowing Fitzpatrick to shine (AP)
Tue Sep 20 15:48:23 2011
NORTHBROOK, Ill. (STATS) – The lofty numbers the Buffalo Bills offense is putting up are beginning to resemble Ryan …

Four Downs: Can Cutler endure?
Tue Sep 20 15:48:01 2011
<!–photo1–>Flying high after a rout of the Atlanta Falcons in Week 1, the Chicago Bears crashed on Sunday with a 30-13 …

New York Life Protection Index shows Bills line allowing Fitzpatrick to shine
Tue Sep 20 15:46:05 2011
NORTHBROOK, Ill. (STATS) – The lofty numbers the Buffalo Bills offense is putting up are beginning to resemble Ryan …

Fan debate: Brady or Manning – Who is the NFL’s best quarterback of the past decade? (Yahoo! Contributor Network)
Tue Sep 20 15:09:00 2011
While each NFL season brings its own unique series of issues to debate, one topic tends to carry forth from decade to decade; …

Video Of The Day: Dane Sanzenbacher’s First NFL TD and Matt Forte’s 47 Yard Scamper
Tue Sep 20 14:00:51 2011
WR Dane Sanzenbacher went undrafted this year, but the Bears saw enough in him to give him a shot. It sure paid off last …

Bears to wear alternate orange jerseys this week versus Packers
Tue Sep 20 14:00:33 2011
Bears to wear alternate orange jerseys this week versus Packers I know many of you don’t like the orange, but I totally dig it. …

Fox Sports fabricated headlines for Cutler piece
Tue Sep 20 13:42:06 2011
Fox Sports fabricated headlines for Cutler piece

NFL: Sproles TD should have been reviewed
Tue Sep 20 13:40:58 2011
It didn’t affect the outcome of the Chicago Bears’ 30-13 loss to the New Orleans Saints, but an NFL spokesman acknowledged …

Source: Carimi injury not as bad as feared
Tue Sep 20 13:24:54 2011
Chicago Bears rookie offensive tackle Gabe Carimi has a subluxation — which is a partial dislocation — of the right kneecap, …

Lovie Smith needs to rein in Mike Martz’s play calling
Tue Sep 20 13:05:14 2011
In Sunday’s loss to the Saints, Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz called 52 passes and 11 runs. Bears coach Lovie …

Fox Sports admits fabrication of newspaper headlines
Tue Sep 20 12:26:54 2011
During the Bears season opener, Fox Sports wanted to reference some headlines that questioned Jay Cutler’s toughness in …

Week Three NFL Power Rankings, Chicago Bears Edition
Tue Sep 20 11:41:52 2011
Here are the Week Three Bears power rankings from various sites around the web: ESPN: # 10 (Last week: #7) “QB Jay Cutler (six …

Bills have franchise QB in Fitzpatrick
Tue Sep 20 11:18:04 2011
For the first time since the Jim Kelly era, the Bills have a QB to build around.

Lovie Smith realizes Bears offense has to regain balance
Tue Sep 20 11:16:25 2011
After the Bears had 12 rushes and 51 pass plays in …

Tackling 101: Facemask on the football, see what you hit.
Tue Sep 20 11:00:52 2011
No matter what level of football you play at, tackling isn’t that difficult of a skill. It’s part desire, part …

Desmond Clark’s non-profit expands to Chicago
Tue Sep 20 10:40:26 2011
By any measure of a man, Desmond Clark is a success. He graduated from Wake Forest University, he’s played 12 NFL seasons, and …

Takin’ It To The Tweets: Jay Cutler Wishes Ex Good Luck On ‘Dancing With The Stars’
Tue Sep 20 10:40:02 2011
“Good luck babe.” How thoughtful. Despite breaking off their engagement in July, the coals that once glowed brightly from the …

Coach Killers, Week 2: McCown’s magnificent 1.8
Tue Sep 20 09:19:12 2011
Coach Killers, Week 2: McCown’s magnificent 1.8

Game Ball of the Week- RB Matt Forte
Tue Sep 20 09:17:51 2011
It’s always fun to award game balls after a win, but after getting punched in the mouth during a loss, it can seem a …

2011 NFL Week 3 Power Rankings
Tue Sep 20 08:48:31 2011
2011 NFL Week 3 Power Rankings

Sanzenbacher Carving Spot for Himself
Tue Sep 20 07:31:26 2011

Bears rookie Gabe Carimi has knee sprain, will miss a month
Tue Sep 20 02:11:45 2011
Bears rookie right tackle Gabe Carimi has a right …

Injuries start early for Bears, a reversal from 2010’s healthy season
Tue Sep 20 02:11:41 2011
MARK POTASH: With rookie offensive tackle Gabe Carimi out …