The Bears Beat: Chicago Bears news and views (10.05.11)

October 5th, 2011 - 7:38 pm
Devin Hester somersaults in the end zone after scoring his record-breaking punt return touchdown against the Panthers.

Devin Hester somersaults in the end zone after scoring his record-breaking punt return touchdown against the Panthers.

A look at Chicago Bears news and views for October 5, 2011, including Devin Hester’s player of the week award, how the defense can correct its mistakes, and an interview with Jerry Angelo.

Hester possessed a passion to be great
ChicagoBears.com senior writer Larry Mayer speaks with general manager Jerry Angelo about the most pressing issues involving …

Hester earns player of the week award
Devin Hester on Wednesday was named NFC special teams player of the week for his performance in last Sunday’s 34-29 win over …

Defense confident it can correct mistakes
The Bears defense yielded 543 yards in Sunday’s 34-29 win over the Carolina Panthers and has struggled in three games …

Panthers’ Shockey misses practice with concussion (The Canadian Press)
Wed Oct 5 17:42:13 2011
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Tight end Jeremy Shockey could be the latest Carolina Panther to miss a game with a concussion.

Hester wins 10th special-teams player of week award
Wed Oct 5 16:37:00 2011
In news that should surprise no one, Chicago Bears receiver/returner Devin Hester has been named NFC Special Teams Player of …

Bears work out Kristick along with Tinoisamoa
Wed Oct 5 16:17:00 2011
Pisa Tinoisamoa was not the only linebacker the Chicago Bears took a look at on Wednesday at Halas Hall.

Is the Bears’ Devin Hester a Hall of Famer?
Wed Oct 5 16:03:15 2011
MARK POTASH: Devin Hester is the most prolific kick returner …

Bears lacking difference-maker at receiver
Wed Oct 5 16:03:15 2011
The Bears move at a glacial pace when it comes to …

Hester Named NFC Special Teams Player Of The Week
Wed Oct 5 15:51:42 2011
Bears WR/KR Devin Hester was named the NFC Special Teams Player Of The Week today. Its the 10th time Hester has won the award, …

Hot Corner: One-on-one with Bears defensive backs coach Jon Hoke
Wed Oct 5 15:42:40 2011
On Saturday, the Hoke brothers will be doing what …

Devin Hester named NFC special teamer of the week for 10th time
Wed Oct 5 15:23:19 2011
We’re running out of superlatives to describe Devin Hester’s work as a punt returner, so we’ll just let the …

Speak Up: Jerry Angelo Discusses The Defense’s Struggles
Wed Oct 5 14:58:42 2011
Bears GM Jerry Angelo was just as disappointed as everyone about the Bears performance on defense last Sunday against …

Johnson Presents Unique Challenge
Wed Oct 5 14:30:43 2011

Please Help me Understand How the Chicago Bears are Ranked
Wed Oct 5 14:13:30 2011
Disclaimer…I know these polls are all kinda BS. That being said…I was sitting here this morning looking over ESPN and Fox …

An honor 25 years in the making
Wed Oct 5 13:56:52 2011
<!–video–> CHICAGO — Jay Hilgenberg remembers sitting on the edge of the bed in his Honolulu hotel room, getting …

Charles Tillman: Calvin Johnson is the best receiver in the NFL
Wed Oct 5 13:50:23 2011
Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan got egg on his face after saying last week that his players practice against better …

Lions on Cover of Sports Illustrated – Can Bears Benefit from Jinx?
Wed Oct 5 13:17:11 2011
Can the Bears benefit from the SI cover jinx? Don’t look now, but the 4-0 Detroit Lions have made the big time and in big …

Film Room: Panthers vs. Saints preview
Wed Oct 5 13:13:17 2011
Film Room: Panthers vs. Saints preview

NFL Winners/Losers and experts live chat
Wed Oct 5 12:05:23 2011
NFL Winners/Losers and experts live chat

Angelo on Bears’ defense: ‘We’re going to rebound’
Wed Oct 5 11:45:00 2011
Although the Chicago Bears’ defense was torched for 29 points and 543 yards of total offense by Carolina, general manager Jerry …

Angelo: Titans nearly drafted Hester before Bears
Wed Oct 5 11:40:35 2011
Devin Hester nearly was a Tennessee Titan. In an exclusive interview with Bears.com senior writer Larry Mayer, Bears general …

Hester wins NFC special teams award
Wed Oct 5 11:27:54 2011
The Chicago Bears’ Devin Hester was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week after returning an NFL-record 11th career punt …

Lovie Smith: Bears hustle more than others on special teams
Wed Oct 5 11:09:47 2011
Special teams were the difference for the Bears on Sunday against the Panthers, with Devin Hester chipping in a 73-yard kickoff …

Carpenter: Lions not buying into the hype
Wed Oct 5 11:09:23 2011
The undefeated Detroit Lions are six-point favorites to beat the Chicago Bears in their first home Monday Night Football game …

Hasselbeck more than passing test with Titans (Yahoo! Sports)
Wed Oct 5 10:52:00 2011
QB Matt Hasselbeck’s surprising release from Seattle has become a boon for 3-1 Tennessee.

Tales from the Tape: Defense
Wed Oct 5 10:30:46 2011

2011 NFL Week 5 Power Rankings
Wed Oct 5 09:49:49 2011
2011 NFL Week 5 Power Rankings

Pisa Tinoisamoa could return to Bears this week (The National Football Post)
Wed Oct 5 08:50:15 2011
The Chicago Bears know Pisa Tinoisamoa well, they just want to make sure his right knee checks out when they…