Monthly Archives: April 2012

Analyzing the Bears’ 2012 draft class

April 30th, 2012 - 3:51 pm

(Editorial note: My apologies for the tardiness of this analysis. I was in Las Vegas for the weekend) Bears general manager Phil Emery wanted to make a splash in his first draft with the team and he seemed to do …

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McClellin a curious pick for Bears at No. 19

April 26th, 2012 - 9:48 pm

The Bears could have drafted almost any position outside of quarterback or running back in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft and no one would have questioned the decision. Which particular player they selected would be the subject …

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The Bears Beat (04.25.12): RB Bell signs one-year tender with Bears

April 25th, 2012 - 10:59 pm

Bears running back Kahlil Bell signed his one-year restricted free agent tender on Wednesday. Plus, mock drafts and a lot more draft news on the eve of the 2012 NFL Draft. Bell signs his one-year tender offer Wed Apr 25 …

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The Bears Beat (04.24.12): Uncertainty still engulfs Bears’ first-round pick

April 24th, 2012 - 5:46 pm

Thanks to some shrewd offseason moves by new Bears general manager Phil Emery, the Bears are in a great position entering the draft on Thursday and can go in a number of different directions with the 19th pick in the …

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The Bears Beat (04.23.12): Emery holds pre-draft press conference

April 23rd, 2012 - 5:33 pm

Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery held a pre-draft press conference on Monday to discuss the Bears’ flexibility entering the draft and what he perceives to be the strengths of this year’s draft class. Also, the team finalized the contract …

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The Bears Beat (04.20.12): Emery schooled in ‘Patriot Way’

April 20th, 2012 - 4:32 pm

In today’s Bears Beat: background information on Phil Emery’s familiarity with the “Patriot Way,” a look at how Brandon Marshall will upgrade the wide receiving corps, and the latest rumors regarding Brian Urlacher and Jenny McCarthy. Bears GM Phil Emery …

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The Bears Beat (04.19.12): Bears sign LB Hayes

April 19th, 2012 - 5:38 pm

The Bears signed linebacker Geno Hayes on Thursday to add depth to the position. Hayes last played with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Also, Sports Illustrated features two Bears games as the best of the upcoming 2012 season. And Mel Kiper …

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The Bears Beat (04.18.12): Bears sign G Chilo Rachal

April 18th, 2012 - 5:57 pm

The Bears have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with veteran free agent guard Chilo Rachal. The Chicago Tribune’s Dan Pompei says that while it’s unlikely to happen, trading Matt Forte is not impossible. And much more NFL draft …

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Analyzing the 2012 Bears schedule

April 18th, 2012 - 1:35 pm

The NFL released the 2012 regular season schedule Tuesday night and like most ardent fans and analysts, I have taken the time to dissect and break down the schedule. Despite the fact that predicting NFL games in April is about …

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The Bears Beat (04.17.12): Latest mock drafts have Bears selecting defensive tackle, wide receiver in first round

April 17th, 2012 - 5:10 pm

The predictable unpredictability of NFL mock drafts continues as two new ones have the Bears selecting a defensive tackle and a wide receiver in the first round. Also, the NFL is set to release the 2012 NFL schedule on Tuesday. …

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