Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Bears Beat (10.31.11): Carimi, Bennett closer to returning to action

October 31st, 2011 - 5:41 pm

Rookie offensive tackle Gabe Carimi and wide receiver Earl Bennett have taken closer steps toward returning to action, the Eagles look like a much tougher team than the one that started the season 1-4, and former Bears quarterback Erik Kramer’s …

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The Bears Beat (10.30.11): Per reports, Forte likely to receive franchise tag

October 30th, 2011 - 3:27 pm

Adam Schefter of ESPN tweeted Sunday morning that the Bears are likely to apply the franchise tag on Matt Forte next year, the Bears’ offensive line is not playing as poorly as it did at the outset of the season, …

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2011 NFL Weekly Predictions: Week 8

October 29th, 2011 - 8:32 am

A look at my NFL weekly predictions for Week 8. Point spreads come from bodog.eu as of Saturday morning. Last Week: 7-6 Last Week against the spread: 8-1-1 This Week: 9-4 This Week against the spread: 5-5-1 Overall: 81-35 Overall …

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Bears release Chris Harris

October 27th, 2011 - 8:58 am

As first reported by Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Bears have released veteran safety Chris Harris Thursday morning. Harris was on his way out the door following a poor performance against the Detroit Lions, after which he …

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The Bears Beat (10.26.11): Wilbon says Bears should sign Terrell Owens

October 26th, 2011 - 6:04 pm

ESPN’s Michael Wilbon makes the case that the Bears should sign free agent wide receiver Terrell Owens, Lance Briggs was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against the Buccaneers in London, and Jay Cutler discusses how …

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Is Terrell Owens coming to Chicago?

October 26th, 2011 - 4:33 pm

As written in the Yahoo! Sports blog, Shutdown Corner, free agent wide receiver Terrell Owens has received a contract offer to play football in Chicago. Before you jump out of your seat with either excitement or skepticism, let me clarify …

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Chris Harris on getting beat for fourth-quarter touchdown against Buccaneers

October 25th, 2011 - 9:38 am

“It was a great throw and a great catch. That is a little dead spot in Cover-2, the coverage we play, and [Josh Freeman] found it. He threw a laser in there. Touchdown. Me and [Charles Tillman] are both responsible …

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Bears Notebook: Bears sitting pretty in Forte contract situation

October 24th, 2011 - 7:01 pm

Just how big a victory for the Bears was their 24-18 triumph over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in London on Sunday? Apparently not so much considering talk of Matt Forte’s contract situation dominated print and the airwaves on Monday. With …

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The Bears Beat (10.24.11): Are Bears contenders or pretenders?

October 24th, 2011 - 5:30 pm

As the Bears enter the bye week with a 4-3 record, are they considered contenders or pretenders at this point? Also, the four takeaways the defense recorded are a good sign, and D.J. Moore feels the Bears can finish the …

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Monday Morning Quarterback: Bears-Buccaneers (10.23.11)

October 24th, 2011 - 8:18 am

It turns out the Bears’ workmanlike itinerary served them well in defeating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 24-18, in London on Sunday. Lovie Smith drew a lot of unnecessary heat from fans and the media for departing for London late in …

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