Monthly Archives: October 2011

Mike Martz on technical difficulties of headset communication

October 14th, 2011 - 10:49 am

“We’ve always had that problem here for some reason. Like I had the defense on my headset during the game when they were talking and I was trying to call plays.” -Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz on the technical difficulties …

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Bears-Vikings prop picks (10.16.11)

October 14th, 2011 - 7:03 am

Here is a look at hypothetical propositional wagers between the Bears and Vikings. First team to score Bears. Although their performance may not be that much more clean than it was against the Lions, I expect a better effort out …

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The Bears Beat: Chicago Bears news and views (10.13.11)

October 13th, 2011 - 5:40 pm

A look at Chicago Bears news and views for October 13, 2011, including the benching of Chris Harris and Brandon Meriweather in favor of Major Wright and Chris Conte, an update on the team’s injuries, and Jay Cutler’s desire for …

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Four Downs: Keys to beating the Vikings (10/16/11)

October 12th, 2011 - 3:50 pm

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat the Minnesota Vikings. 1. Focus on containing the run In football, they say that players don’t age gradually over time, rather it happens in an instant. Might that be what …

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1000 Words: Jay Cutler’s troubles hearing the play call

October 11th, 2011 - 3:45 pm

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) covers his ears on a drive in the first quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field in Detroit on Monday. (Chris Sweda, Chicago Tribune / October 10, 2011)

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Monday Morning Quarterback: Bears-Lions (10.10.11)

October 11th, 2011 - 10:54 am

Monday night’s 24-13 loss to the Lions confirmed what many of us fear the Bears have become. They’re old, tired, undermanned and overmatched. Lovie Smith’s defensive system has run its course in this league and Mike Martz’s offense never had …

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Seven reasons the Bears can beat the Lions

October 10th, 2011 - 1:16 pm

I am typically an optimist by nature, particularly when it comes to my glass-is-half-full mentality whenever the Bears enter another week and a new game. Despite cases of extreme frustration and disappointment with the Bears’ performance on any given Sunday, …

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The Bears Beat: Chicago Bears news and views (10.09.11)

October 9th, 2011 - 6:56 pm

A look at Chicago Bears news and views for October 9, 2011, including predictions for Monday night’s game against the Lions, watch to watch for in the game, and other game analysis and previews. Don’t Forget About The Bears Backer …

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2011 NFL Weekly Predictions: Week 5

October 8th, 2011 - 5:44 pm

A look at my NFL weekly predictions for Week 5. Point spreads come from bodog.eu as of Saturday night. Last Week: 13-3 Last Week against the spread: 6-10 This Week: 9-4 This Week against the spread: 8-5 Overall: 55-22 Overall …

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Bears-Lions preview and game breakdown (10.10.11)

October 8th, 2011 - 8:58 am

A breakdown of the matchup between the Bears and Lions on Oct. 10, 2011. Bears offense vs. Lions defense The Bears saw an opening last week against the Carolina Panthers and took it. They noticed a team ranked No. 25 …

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