Category Archives: Chalk Talk

McCown or Cutler is the wrong question this week

December 12th, 2013 - 5:07 pm

Following a Josh McCown performance Monday night against the Cowboys that earned him NFC offensive player of the week honors, the talk of the town on Thursday was head coach Marc Trestman’s decision to start a healthy Jay Cutler against [...]

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Cutler remaining in game was fine … only if play calling remained the same

November 10th, 2013 - 3:20 pm

Between Daryl Johnston in Fox’s broadcast booth, friends and family who texted me, and the masses sending their thoughts on Twitter, the general consensus was that the Bears should have benched Jay Cutler sometime in the third quarter and handed [...]

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So, how do the Bears beat the Packers, truthfully?

November 4th, 2013 - 5:14 pm

As we rapidly approach the kickoff for the Bears-Packers Monday Night Football game, I’m still amazed at the large contingent of fans and analysts who think it’s inevitable that the Packers will run away with this game. I picked a [...]

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The “comparison game” doesn’t always add up

October 25th, 2013 - 11:21 am

After Armageddon occurred on Sunday and Jay Cutler and Lance Briggs left the Redskins game with injuries that’ll keep them out of action for significant periods of time, the “sky is falling” mentality struck Bears Nation. Callers into sports talk [...]

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Bears’ failed fourth-down conversion had nothing to do with close finish

October 11th, 2013 - 10:47 am

One of my biggest pet peeves in the analysis of football games is when someone claims that something that happened early in a game had a direct effect on something that happened at the end of the game. There is [...]

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Big night for Devin Hester vs. Giants?

October 10th, 2013 - 4:45 pm

We haven’t seen much from Bears kickoff and punt returner Devin Hester since Week 2 against the Vikings, when he set a Bears single-game record with 249 kickoff return yards. Typically, it’s been because he hasn’t had the opportunity to [...]

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Marshall isn’t a problem until he’s actually a problem

October 9th, 2013 - 10:05 am

The Chicago sports media, ever eager to stir up controversies for the benefit of their own columns and inflated egos, is loving Brandon Marshall speaking his mind. Across the board, nearly every news outlet centered on delivering you Bears news [...]

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Picking the Bears’ 53-man roster

August 29th, 2013 - 7:18 pm

As I sat down to start “predicting” what the Bears’ 53-man roster would be when final cuts are made in the next few days, it occurred to me that it’d be more worth my time to assemble my 53-man roster [...]

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Cutler doesn’t see need to force-feed other receivers

August 20th, 2013 - 5:51 pm

A lot of pundits make a habit of pointing out how often Jay Cutler targets Brandon Marshall with the football. In Thursday’s preseason game against the Chargers, for instance, the ESPN crew mentioned that last year, of Cutler’s 255 completions, [...]

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Bears Notes: Things that remain a concern

August 15th, 2013 - 7:27 am

The Bears wrapped up training camp Tuesday in Bourbonnais and will now enter regular preseason mode with their second practice game coming Thursday against the Chargers. The team has plenty to work on to get ready for regular season action, [...]

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