The Bears Beat (03.28.12): Smith discusses Forte, Hester, offensive line

March 28th, 2012 - 5:41 pm

Bears head coach Lovie Smith commented on a range of topics from Matt Forte’s contract situation to possible changes to the offensive line to Devin Hester’s role in Mike Tice’s offense. Also, news on the NFL’s newest rule changes and the buzz around the league surrounding the Bears’ offseason moves.

Speak Up: Lovie Smith Discusses Offensive Line and Devin Hester’s Role
Wed Mar 28 15:33:39 2012
Bears head coach Lovie Smith talked to the media this morning at a breakfast at the NFL annual meetings. He discussed the …

Bears’ Smith unconcerned with Forte stalemate
Wed Mar 28 12:30:00 2012
PALM BEACH, Fla. — Although Matt Forte’s contract stalemate with the Chicago Bears lingers, coach Lovie Smith said Wednesday …

Official WCG Mock Draft – Pick #14: Dallas Cowboys
Wed Mar 28 15:00:22 2012
Earlier today Cutler6 came off the bench to make the pick for the Arizona Cardinals (great job by the way), and as a reminder …

Playoff OT rules to apply during season
Wed Mar 28 13:48:00 2012
NFL owners voted Wednesday at the NFL Annual Meeting to change the regular-season overtime rules to match the playoff format …

Bear Goggles On Reader’s Mock Draft: Minnesota Vikings On the Clock
Wed Mar 28 13:10:32 2012
The first two picks of our Reader’s Mock draft pretty much went as expected, with Andrew Luck going #1 to the Colts and …

Bears being lauded for offseason moves
Wed Mar 28 12:50:00 2012
National football analysts have been impressed with the moves the Bears have made to bolster their roster since the free agent …

No Excuses For The Chicago Bears This Season
Wed Mar 28 12:22:00 2012
More than any other time in recent years, It seems likely that the Bears will be one of the teams making the …

Top Five Cards from the 1948 NFL Leaf Set, the Most Valuable NFL Card Set (Yahoo! Contributor Network)
Wed Mar 28 12:10:00 2012
Topps, a prominent trading card company, has recently announced a deal with the NFL Players Association. For two decades now, …

NFL changes OT, replay rules
Wed Mar 28 11:56:00 2012
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Bears’ Smith keeping busy eyeing prospects
Wed Mar 28 11:27:00 2012
PALM BEACH, Fla. — Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith has been traveling around the country to look at draft prospects like an …

Official WCG Mock Draft – Pick #13: Arizona Cardinals
Wed Mar 28 11:00:51 2012
So far our member mock draft is going off without a hitch, we’ve only had to move to the back-up drafter on two occasions, and …

Top-100 free-agent tracker (ProFootballWeekly.com)
Wed Mar 28 10:57:19 2012
Rank Player Position 2011 Team 2012 Team 1 Drew Brees (franchised) QB New Orleans Saints 2 Mario…

All turnovers to be reviewed
Wed Mar 28 10:22:43 2012
All turnovers will be reviewed from the booth with no coaches’ challenges needed and overtime periods in the regular season …

Did Bears get any compensatory draft picks?
Wed Mar 28 10:03:23 2012

Lovie not concerned with Forte’s stance
Wed Mar 28 09:44:25 2012
Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith considers the offseason “the time to go through the negotiation and get what you feel you …

Chicago Bears 2012 Draft Central
Wed Mar 28 09:35:00 2012
Bear Report is pouring over film and researching prospects in this year’s draft, attempting to find the best fits for the …

Lovie vague on WR Knox’s return
Wed Mar 28 08:51:16 2012
Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith said Wednesday it’s “a little early” to cast accurate predictions on the potential return for …

Lovie on upset Forte: ‘It’s not about one person’
Wed Mar 28 08:45:00 2012
Matt Forte isn’t happy. Lovie Smith doesn’t seem worried. That’s because the unflappable Bears coach believes his running back, …

Marshall is raising awareness for BPD
Wed Mar 28 08:03:32 2012

Chicago Bears 2012 Draft Central
Wed Mar 28 06:30:44 2012

Bears try again for backup running back
Wed Mar 28 03:03:31 2012
Bears hope the third time is a charm.]]>

Mike Shanahan: Brandon Marshall will be a hit in Chicago
Wed Mar 28 02:20:05 2012
PALM BEACH, Fla. — During his illustrious coaching …

Bears Team Report (Yahoo! Sports)
Wed Mar 28 02:10:19 2012
The Bears hope the third time is a charm. For the third time in as many seasons they have signed a free-agent running back who …