Category Archives: Chalk Talk

Bears QBs atop the one important statistical category

August 15th, 2008 - 4:33 pm

Say what you want about the Bears’ quarterbacks: they lack consistency, one doesn’t have the arm to make the necessary NFL throws but won’t make mistakes, the other has a cannon for an arm but suffers from brain farts. But [...]

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Bears absorbing cheap shots, verbal abuse

August 12th, 2008 - 3:54 pm

I love the Internet. I always have and always will. It’s one of my biggest passions in life. And yet, with every good thing, there must be at least some negative. One of my least favorite things about the Internet [...]

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Offensive line troubles spell bad news for season

August 9th, 2008 - 11:34 am

It’s a common fact for all levels of football: It all starts up front for the offense. A team can’t sustain a running game without a good offensive line, and it can’t pass the ball without the defense respecting the [...]

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10 things to watch in preseason Game 1

August 7th, 2008 - 5:43 pm

The preseason is a time of the year when most football fans are teased with some action from their favorite teams. Stadiums never sell out and fans rarely stay up to watch entire games. I, however, am different. I thirst [...]

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Addressing the Chad Pennington gossip

August 7th, 2008 - 4:59 pm

Following the New York Jets’ acquisition of Brett Favre from the Green Bay Packers, the Jets had a surplus of quarterbacks and released veteran Chad Pennington on Thursday. The rumor mill was abuzz immediately. Because many Bears fans’ hopes were [...]

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And you thought Jerry Angelo was bad?

August 6th, 2008 - 10:39 am

For years, cynical Bears fans have lamented Jerry Angelo for his inability to draft offensive players, a franchise quarterback in particular. Websites have been launched and homemade signs have been put on display at games ridiculing Angelo and the Bears’ [...]

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Being optimistic when things look bleak

August 4th, 2008 - 5:28 pm

Those who know me best understand I’m not a pessimist. In fact, I sooner can be mistaken as overly optimistic than pessimistic. I try to look for the good in every situation almost to a fault. I steadfastly stood behind [...]

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Bears defensive tackles in good company

August 1st, 2008 - 4:38 pm

Last season, injuries to Tommie Harris, Dusty Dvoracek, and Darwin Walker depleted the middle of the defensive line and left the Bears vulnerable against the run. Upgrading the tackle position was an off-season requirement, one that was solved simply by [...]

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Bears’ running game center of attention

July 31st, 2008 - 1:18 pm

When the season kicks off in Indianapolis on September 7, it won’t matter to me who’s taking snaps from center. Nor do I care who is catching passes or even the ratio of offensive plays to kick returns for one [...]

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Favre to a division rival?

July 31st, 2008 - 9:12 am

Brett Favre in a Bears jersey? It’ll never happen, right? Favre donning the purple helmet of the Vikings? Also unlikely. Or is it? ESPN.com, among other media outlets, is reporting that the Packers are considering sending Favre to a division [...]

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