Category Archives: Chalk Talk

Comparing Jay Cutler may be easy, but it’s pointless

October 24th, 2014 - 12:36 pm

While listening to a podcast of The Mully and Hanley Show show on 670thescore.com this morning, I heard Brian Hanley nearly have a coronary while screaming about Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. And in doing so, he invoked the name of [...]

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Cutler’s good performances fly under the radar

October 14th, 2014 - 3:45 pm

Jay Cutler completed 26 of 38 passes for 381 yards, a touchdown and no interceptions on Sunday against the Falcons. He completed nearly 70% of his passes and finished with a 109.6 passer rating. Short of being a Cutler fan, [...]

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Punishments for broadcasters using a team’s official name are unjust

October 1st, 2014 - 9:10 am

In an effort to avoid confusion on where I stand about the morality of the team name “Redskins”, I’ll be upfront in saying I believe it’s a racist name, no more or less racist than calling African Americans “Blackskins” or [...]

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Briggs absence more drama than substance

September 3rd, 2014 - 9:00 am

Bears veteran linebacker Lance Briggs was excused from Monday’s practice for “personal reasons,” and as we later learned, it was so that he could be present at the opening of his new restaurant in California. The issue brought a wave [...]

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The Cutler Maturity Show has jumped the shark

June 18th, 2014 - 2:30 pm

That’s it. I’ve had it. I’m done with this show. I’ve never cared enough about the dramatics to emotionally invest myself, anyway, but I always followed from afar. The plot has run its course. The mystery is nonexistent. All discussion [...]

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Jared Allen shows ability to win you over

April 1st, 2014 - 12:45 pm

As a lifelong Bears fan, as well as a humble man who appreciates humility and grace both on and off the football field, I have no qualms saying that I once hated Jared Allen. Everything from the redneck mullet he [...]

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What’s more important to a defense? Stopping the run or rushing the passer?

March 27th, 2014 - 9:30 am

Chicago Tribune’s David Haugh, following the Bears’ signing of defensive end Jared Allen, wrote: “Bringing Allen aboard tied all the other moves together because, in the NFL, nothing else matters to a defense if it cannot sack the quarterback. Not [...]

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Allen, other additions immediately upgrade defense

March 26th, 2014 - 12:52 pm

The Bears continued to overhaul their defense on Wednesday with the signing of free agent defensive end Jared Allen. The former Minnesota Viking agreed to a four-year deal with the Bears and will immediately upgrade not only the stagnant pass [...]

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Why the Cutler deal was the right move

January 3rd, 2014 - 9:45 am

So here we are. After a full year of speculation and scrutinization regarding Jay Cutler’s development under Marc Trestman and whether the Bears should have extended his contract to keep him in Chicago, we now have a resolution. Cutler is [...]

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It’s a brand new season for the Bears

December 17th, 2013 - 8:00 am

Hey, Bears fans, do you remember that awful loss to the woeful Redskins earlier this season? Or how about when that bad Rams team trounced the Bears? Or that disheartening loss to the lousy Vikings? The answer to all these [...]

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