Monthly Archives: August 2012

The Bears Beat (08.16.12): Urlacher intends to play Week 1 vs. Colts

August 16th, 2012 - 5:27 pm

Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher said he still plans on being back on the field by the first week of the regular season following his arthroscopic knee surgery. Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III figures to be a good test [...]

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Devin Hester on Bears using tall weapons in red zone

August 16th, 2012 - 8:19 am

“I’ve seen it done with one, but not with two. Unstoppable? You already know that.” -Bears wide receiver Devin Hester on offenses using tall receivers in the red zone and the possibility the Bears will use two in Brandon Marshall [...]

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Urlacher knee scope a necessary procedure

August 14th, 2012 - 12:06 pm

Veteran middle linebacker Brian Urlacher reportedly underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on Tuesday, ending more than a week of speculation regarding his absence from the practice field. After taking part in practices from the beginning of camp, Urlacher missed several days [...]

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Recurring injuries to young defenders a discouraging issue

August 13th, 2012 - 8:39 am

After a terrific beginning of training camp that landed him atop the depth chart as a starter opposite Henry Melton, second-year defensive tackle Stephen Paea is now expected to miss up to two weeks with a sprained ankle, which he [...]

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A lot left to be desired in first preseason game

August 10th, 2012 - 11:26 am

There was some good, some bad, and some ugly in the Bears’ 31-3 loss to the Broncos Thursday night. Without four of their best players, the Bears exhibited more of the latter. Bears fans finally got their first glimpse of [...]

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Bears DE Shea McClellin on fan expectations and concern

August 9th, 2012 - 4:56 pm

“People can think whatever they want. I’m just going to go out there and give 100 percent every day and just get better, and if that’s not fast enough for them, oh, well. I’m going to go as fast as [...]

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10 things to watch in Bears-Broncos preseason Game 1

August 9th, 2012 - 9:37 am

Here are 10 players, positions, or story lines to watch in the meaningful meaningless preseason game between the Chicago Bears and Denver Broncos on Thursday. Brandon Marshall and his possible connection with Jay Cutler Is it possible that Mike Tice [...]

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Hold your officiating gripes until they matter

August 7th, 2012 - 5:17 pm

As the NFL officials continue to be locked out by the league in a contract dispute, there is a growing sense of consternation among fans, analysts, and — most importantly — coaches and players about the quality of the replacement [...]

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Bears vs. Packers: Offensive comparison

August 6th, 2012 - 5:12 pm

An NFL Network panel recently compared the 2012 Bears and Packers offenses, giving the edge to the Packers but speaking highly of how much the Bears have narrowed the gap. Watch: Offensive tale of the tape: Chicago vs. Green Bay

Urlacher’s extended rest a cause for concern

August 6th, 2012 - 9:20 am

When Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher sat out of practice for the first time last week, no rational person thought anything of it. After all, veteran players are often given days off from training camp as both courtesy to them [...]

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