The Bears Beat: Chicago Bears news and views (09.27.11)

September 27th, 2011 - 7:26 pm

A look at Chicago Bears news and views for September 27, 2011, including a review of the punt return that nearly resulted in a Bears touchdown against the Packers on Sunday, the dysfunction surrounding the Bears offense, and what the Bears need to do to get better moving forward.

Key aspects of fake went as planned
Even though Johnny Knox’s 89-yard punt return touchdown in Sunday’s loss to the Packers was nullified by a holding penalty, …

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Bears must improve in all three phases
While the Bears offense has received much of the criticism in the wake of Sunday’s 27-17 loss to the Packers, the defense and …

Jay Cutler and the Bears Miss Greg Olsen
Tue Sep 27 18:38:09 2011
Greg Olsen celebrates a TD in the Panthers’ win over the Jaguars. (Photo courtesy of Neil Redmond A/P) 12 receptions. 169 …

Looking Back at the Bears Punt Return from Week 3
Tue Sep 27 18:01:45 2011
I would bet by now almost everyone has seen the video of the amazing punt return the Chicago Bears pulled off on Sunday. Devin …

Bears Team Report (Yahoo! Sports)
Tue Sep 27 16:55:35 2011
Panthers rookie head coach and former Bears linebacker and assistant coach Ron Rivera doesn’t attempt to deny the significance …

Aaron Curry hints he’s on the trading block
Tue Sep 27 16:36:27 2011
In August, when we pointed out that Seahawks linebacker Aaron Curry had given up $5 million in guaranteed money under the …

Cutler, Cavallari said to be ‘working it out’
Tue Sep 27 16:19:00 2011
First came the revelation that Jay Cutler was tweeting “good luck” to former fiance Kristin Cavallari before her appearance …

NFP Power Rankings (The National Football Post)
Tue Sep 27 15:35:17 2011
Every week, the National Football Post brings you our Power Rankings: a breakdown of how we stack up the…

Bucs closing in on snapping local television blackout streak (The National Football Post)
Tue Sep 27 15:15:15 2011
If you win, eventually they will come. That is what the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are discovering.

Imbalanced Offense an Issue, but not the Biggest Concern
Tue Sep 27 15:00:49 2011
After three weeks the Bears have proved a few things, not all great obviously, but not all bad as well. A 1-2 start …

Coach Killers, Week 3: Ochocinco’s rough patch
Tue Sep 27 14:40:25 2011
Coach Killers, Week 3: Ochocinco’s rough patch

Eye on Football NFL Awards: Week 3
Tue Sep 27 14:36:41 2011
Eye on Football NFL Awards: Week 3

Four Downs: Seen enough of Roy?
Tue Sep 27 14:20:57 2011
<!–photo1–>The Bears’ brutal three-game stretch to open the season ended Sunday with a 27-17 loss to the Green Bay …

Jay Cutler Dominates: Jay and Aaron Rodgers go H2H
Tue Sep 27 14:18:49 2011
This week’s installment of “Jay Cutler Dominates” features an exclusive battle between Chicago Bears’ QB Jay Cutler and the …

Jerry Angelo taking increased heat in Chicago
Tue Sep 27 14:11:58 2011
Back-t0-back beatdowns of the Bears are bound to cause a lot of finger pointing in Chicago. The fans are up in arms about Mike …

bears in brief;Injuries to Harris, Wright might thin ranks at safety;Kicker | deck in here and here
Tue Sep 27 13:25:40 2011
Despite missing plenty of practice time, the Bears and Green Bay Packers are expected to field most of their key players for …

MARK POTASH ON THE BEARs;’D’ has antidote against Aaron;Patient cover-2, familiarity have kept
Tue Sep 27 13:25:31 2011
The way Brian Urlacher explains the Bears’ success against Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers’ offense, it’s a wonder …

Bears Tumble in Week 4 Power Rankings
Tue Sep 27 13:04:41 2011
Clipped from: www.nfl.com (share this clip) Thanks to a 2-game losing streak, the Bears took a tumble in this week’s …

Isaacson: Bears’ offense is out of control
Tue Sep 27 11:27:30 2011
LAKE FOREST, Ill. — This is what makes a defense angry. :09, 1:36, 1:02, 1:33, :54, :49, :47, :10, 2:22, 1:40. The Bears’ …

First and third quarters yield no offense
Tue Sep 27 11:09:15 2011
Bears’ offense got warmed up in Sunday’s 27-17 loss to the Packers, it worked just fine]]>

Free Head Exam: Chicago Bears
Tue Sep 27 10:37:24 2011
After the Chicago Bears’ 27-17 loss Sunday to the Green Bay Packers, here are three issues that merit further …

Fox Sports drops the ball in the Jay Cutler fake headline fiasco
Tue Sep 27 10:30:38 2011
Every Chicago Bears fan knows the story by now. Fox Sports, in an effort to drive home the company’s anti Jay …

Lovie: At 6-5, Panthers QB Newton ‘looks like Julius Peppers’
Tue Sep 27 10:16:00 2011
One week it’s Matt Ryan, then it’s Drew Brees. Last Sunday it was Aaron Rodgers: The Chicago Bears can’t seem to …

Do you think Jay Cutler wishes he had stayed in Denver?
Tue Sep 27 10:13:13 2011
Bears’ general manager Jerry Angelo and director of player …

The Bears Den: September 27, 2011
Tue Sep 27 07:00:43 2011
“…where we’re never at a loss for words.” Bears must improve in all three phases Mayer: While the Bears offense has …

Upon further review, Bears’ ‘D’ doesn’t match up so well with Packers
Tue Sep 27 02:00:00 2011
Green Bay’s 2 most dangerous receiving threats have field daySo much for the theory that the Bears’ defense matches up well …

Lovie Smith on Bears’ season so far: Less panic, more practice
Tue Sep 27 00:03:52 2011
Coach Lovie Smith acknowledged the Bears’ obvious …

Ron Rivera: No hard feelings toward Bears coach Lovie Smith
Tue Sep 27 00:03:52 2011
Former Bears linebacker and defensive coordinator …