Tag: Bears-Jaguars preview

Bears-Jaguars preview: Key depth battles are tight, intriguing

Posted in News and Rumors on August 14, 2014 at 6:30 pm by

No matter how many times I hear from fans that preseason games are pointless and boring, I can’t respond enough that they’re not purely for our own entertainment. Now, if you’re complaining about full-price game […] Read the full article »

Bears-Jaguars preview: Do the Bears have a capable backup running back?

Posted in News and Rumors on August 14, 2014 at 6:00 pm by

Last week against the Philadelphia Eagles, there was hardly anything solved in the crowded backfield depth chart. Rookie Ka’Deem Carey got the most carries with 10, but gained just 23 yards on it. Shaun Draughn […] Read the full article »

Bears-Jaguars preview: Protection and cohesiveness a must on offensive line

Posted in News and Rumors on August 14, 2014 at 5:30 pm by

Last year the Bears offensive line was healthy and successful in protecting Jay Cutler and paving the way for Matt Forte and the run game. But thus far through a few weeks of training camp, […] Read the full article »

Bears-Jaguars preview: Who’s going to step up into that #3 wide receiver role?

Posted in News and Rumors on August 14, 2014 at 5:00 pm by

When Marquess Wilson went down with a broken clavicle during training camp, the Bears expressed their sadness over the injury. Wilson was emerging as a legitimate No. 3 receiver, if only in practice situations. There […] Read the full article »

Bears-Jaguars preview: Progress and pressure from Jared Allen-led defensive line

Posted in News and Rumors on August 14, 2014 at 4:30 pm by

The Bears’ biggest off-season addition will make his debut with the team Thursday against the Jaguars. After sitting out last week’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles a few days after his wife gave birth, new […] Read the full article »

Bears-Jaguars preview: Can Zach Miller have an encore performance?

Posted in News and Rumors on August 14, 2014 at 4:00 pm by

With Bears starting tight end Martellus Bennett suspended and off the grid, the Bears turned to backup Zach Miller last week against the Philadelphia Eagles. Miller turned in one of the best performances of the […] Read the full article »

Bears-Jaguars preview: Cleaner special teams a must

Posted in News and Rumors on August 14, 2014 at 3:30 pm by

If NFL team units were a family, think of special teams as the little brother to the twin brothers of offense and defense. They often get left out and don’t pull as much weight as […] Read the full article »

Bears-Jaguars preview: Continued focus on the safety depth chart

Posted in News and Rumors on August 14, 2014 at 3:00 pm by

At the time of this writing, it’s unknown if safety Chris Conte will make his first appearance of the preseason, but if he sees the field, rest assured that all eyes will be upon him […] Read the full article »

Bears-Jaguars preview: McClellin, Bostic need to show progress

Posted in News and Rumors on August 14, 2014 at 2:30 pm by

The “Release Shea McClellin” bandwagon seems to be gaining passengers at a rapid pace, but don’t expect to see general manager Phil Emery or head coach Marc Trestman aboard anytime soon. I’ll admit, I’ve been […] Read the full article »

Bears-Jaguars preview: Can Clausen close the deal against Palmer?

Posted in News and Rumors on August 14, 2014 at 2:00 pm by

By virtue of his short tenure with the Bears last year, and the late arrival of Jimmy Clausen to the team, Jordan Palmer got first crack at backup quarterback duties this offseason. But after a […] Read the full article »