Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Bears Beat (01.09.12): Urlacher, Briggs back out of Pro Bowl with injuries

January 9th, 2012 - 4:39 pm

Both of the Bears’ Pro Bowl linebackers, Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs, have backed out of the Pro Bowl with separate injuries, speculation continues to mount that the Bears could consider Tim Ruskell for the general manager position, and an …

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The Bears Beat (01.07.12): Could Bears really consider Ruskell for GM?

January 7th, 2012 - 6:17 pm

The Bears have been working tirelessly behind the scenes, doing their homework on potential candidates for their general manager vacancy and requesting interviews. There hasn’t been a lot of public disclosure about their plans, leaving open the frightening possibility of …

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Ravens’ DeCosta removed from Bears’ GM list

January 6th, 2012 - 11:26 am

Coming on the heels of reports that Green Bay Packers Director of Football Operations Reggie McKenzie was set to be announced as the new general manager of the Oakland Raiders, another name atop the Bears’ list of potential GMs has …

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Mike Tice promoted to offensive coordinator

January 6th, 2012 - 10:49 am

According to multiple sources including NFL insider Jay Glazer, Bears offensive line coach Mike Tice will be promoted to offensive coordinator, filling the vacancy created by the departure of Mike Martz. Apparently the arrangement will involve another voice, with Glazer …

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2011 NFL Predictions: Wild Card Round

January 6th, 2012 - 8:28 am

A look at my NFL weekly predictions for the wild card round of the playoffs. Point spreads come from bovada.lv on Friday morning. Last Week: 11-5 Last Week against the spread: 11-4-1 This Week: 2-2 This Week against the spread: …

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The Bears Beat (01.05.12): Smith says Cutler had no say in Martz departure

January 5th, 2012 - 7:02 pm

Bears head coach Lovie Smith insisted that quarterback Jay Cutler had no say in the decision for offensive coordinator Mike Martz and the team to part ways. Martz refused to air dirty laundry after his exit. And the organization will …

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The Bears Beat (01.03.12): Jeff Fisher has eyes for Bears

January 4th, 2012 - 9:23 am

Former Titans coach and one-time Chicago Bear Jeff Fisher reportedly has an interest in the Bears, but is not likely to land with the club considering management’s ringing endorsement of current head coach Lovie Smith. Plus, analysis of the fallout …

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Bears take step in right direction with departure of Angelo, Martz

January 3rd, 2012 - 7:32 pm

The angry mob that has stormed the bastille with flaming sticks and pitchforks have finally been heard. General manager Jerry Angelo has been held accountable for allowing the talent on the Bears fall considerably behind those of their divisional counterparts. …

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Reports: Jerry Angelo out as Bears general manager

January 3rd, 2012 - 9:42 am

UPDATED 10:21 a.m. – The Bears website did confirm that Angelo has been relieved of his duties, saying: Bears President and CEO Ted Phillips informed Jerry Angelo Tuesday morning that he will not return as the team’s general manager for the …

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Monday Morning Quarterback: Bears-Vikings (01.01.12)

January 2nd, 2012 - 12:27 pm

And just like that, the season is over. The Bears concluded their 2011 season with a 17-13 victory over the Minnesota Vikings, wrapping up the once-promising campaign with an 8-8 record. And that’s the last I’ll speak of the pointless …

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