Monthly Archives: January 2012

2011 NFL Predictions: Conference Championships

January 21st, 2012 - 8:05 am

A look at my NFL weekly predictions for the conference championship round of the playoffs. Point spreads come from bovada.lv on Saturday morning. Last Week: 2-2 Last Week against the spread: 3-1 This Week: 2-0 This Week against the spread: …

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The Bears Beat (01.20.12): Bears interview last of suspected candidates for GM

January 20th, 2012 - 5:45 pm

The Bears interviewed Kansas City Chiefs director of college scouting Phil Emery, a one-time Bears scout, for their general manager opening. Barring any last-minute surprises, Emery was the last of the candidates the Bears are expected to interview for the …

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The Bears Beat (01.19.12): Forte cleared for Pro Bowl, still unhappy about possible franchise tag

January 19th, 2012 - 5:58 pm

Bears running back Matt Forte, selected to his first Pro Bowl despite missing the last month of the season with a knee injury, has been cleared to participate in the game. He also made it clear in a recent interview …

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The Bears Beat (01.18.12): Bears interview Giants’ Ross for GM

January 18th, 2012 - 5:37 pm

The Bears on Wednesday interviewed Giants director of college scouting Marc Ross, my preferred candidate of choice at this point, for their vacant general manager position. Mike Tice will interview for the Oakland Raiders head coaching position and the effects …

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The Bears Beat (01.17.12): Bears extend Toub two years

January 17th, 2012 - 5:33 pm

The Bears signed special teams coordinator Dave Toub to a two-year contract extension on Tuesday. Jimmy Raye III of the San Diego Chargers interviewed for the general manager position and the Giants’ director of college scouting, Marc Ross, will interview …

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The Bears Beat (01.16.12): Bears interview Patriots’ Licht for general manager job

January 16th, 2012 - 4:58 pm

The Bears interviewed New England Patriots director of pro personnel Jason Licht for their vacant general manager position. They have three other interviews planned. Former offensive coordinator Mike Martz has told NFL Network’s Jason LaCanfora that he is retiring from …

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2011 NFL Predictions: Divisional Round

January 14th, 2012 - 9:01 am

A look at my NFL weekly predictions for the divisional round of the playoffs. Point spreads come from bovada.lv on Saturday morning. Last Week: 2-2 Last Week against the spread: 2-2 This Week: 2-2 This Week against the spread: 3-1 …

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Bates-Cutler reunion apparently not going to happen

January 13th, 2012 - 3:40 pm

According to Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune, Jay Cutler’s former quarterbacks coach in Denver, Jeremy Bates, will not be interviewed for the available passing game coordinator/quarterbacks coach position with the Bears. The Bears requested to interview Bates two years …

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The Bears Beat (01.12.12): Bears to interview Olson for quarterbacks coach/passing game coordinator

January 12th, 2012 - 5:41 pm

The Bears were scheduled to interview one-time quarterbacks coach under Dick Jauron, Greg Olson, for the current quarterbacks coach/passing game coordinator position. Former coach and current NFL analyst, Brian Billick, says the Bears made the right decision in promoting Mike …

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The Bears Beat (01.11.12): Bears set to interview four candidates for general manager

January 11th, 2012 - 6:19 pm

Sean Jensen of the Sun-Times reports the Bears will interview four candidates for the general manager vacancy created by the firing of Jerry Angelo. Sports Illustrated’s Andrew Perloff is predicting the Bears will take a receiver in April’s draft. And …

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