Month: April 2012

Analyzing the Bears’ 2012 draft class

Posted in News and Rumors on April 30, 2012 at 3:51 pm by

(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 […] Read the full article »

McClellin a curious pick for Bears at No. 19

Posted in News and Rumors on April 26, 2012 at 9:48 pm by

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 […] Read the full article »

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

Posted in News and Rumors on April 25, 2012 at 10:59 pm by

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 […] Read the full article »

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

Posted in News and Rumors on April 24, 2012 at 5:46 pm by

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 […] Read the full article »

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

Posted in News and Rumors on April 23, 2012 at 5:33 pm by

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, […] Read the full article »

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

Posted in News and Rumors on April 20, 2012 at 4:32 pm by

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 […] Read the full article »

The Bears Beat (04.19.12): Bears sign LB Hayes

Posted in News and Rumors on April 19, 2012 at 5:38 pm by

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 […] Read the full article »

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

Posted in News and Rumors on April 18, 2012 at 5:57 pm by

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. […] Read the full article »

Analyzing the 2012 Bears schedule

Posted in News and Rumors on April 18, 2012 at 1:35 pm by

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 […] Read the full article »

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

Posted in News and Rumors on April 17, 2012 at 5:10 pm by

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 […] Read the full article »