Month: August 2012

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

Posted in News and Rumors on August 16, 2012 at 5:27 pm by

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 […] Read the full article »

Devin Hester on Bears using tall weapons in red zone

Posted in News and Rumors on August 16, 2012 at 8:19 am by

“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 […] Read the full article »

Urlacher knee scope a necessary procedure

Posted in News and Rumors on August 14, 2012 at 12:06 pm by

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 […] Read the full article »

Recurring injuries to young defenders a discouraging issue

Posted in News and Rumors on August 13, 2012 at 8:39 am by

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 […] Read the full article »

A lot left to be desired in first preseason game

Posted in News and Rumors on August 10, 2012 at 11:26 am by

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 […] Read the full article »

Bears DE Shea McClellin on fan expectations and concern

Posted in News and Rumors on August 9, 2012 at 4:56 pm by

“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 […] Read the full article »

10 things to watch in Bears-Broncos preseason Game 1

Posted in News and Rumors on August 9, 2012 at 9:37 am by

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 […] Read the full article »

Hold your officiating gripes until they matter

Posted in News and Rumors on August 7, 2012 at 5:17 pm by

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 […] Read the full article »

Bears vs. Packers: Offensive comparison

Posted in News and Rumors on August 6, 2012 at 5:12 pm by

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 […] Read the full article »

Urlacher’s extended rest a cause for concern

Posted in News and Rumors on August 6, 2012 at 9:20 am by

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 […] Read the full article »