Category Archives: Chalk Talk

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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Bears’ Mannings related after all

July 30th, 2008 - 9:54 am

In a piece written by Mike Mulligan, whom I respect a great deal, of the Sun-Times, it is revealed that the Bears’ Ricky Manning Jr. and Danieal Manning are, in fact, related. They are distant cousins. Any time two players [...]

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Bears face tough choices over muddled receiving corps

July 29th, 2008 - 1:15 pm

As I see it, the Bears have two problems at wide receiver: they don’t have a clear No. 1, and they have too many 2s and 3s. Essentially, Devin Hester is the only receiver who has the potential to be [...]

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Bears, Hester need to ‘compromise’

July 25th, 2008 - 9:34 am

Devin Hester surprised a few teammates by reporting to training camp this morning and will participate in activities today, but that doesn’t mean they resolved his contract status. Perhaps somebody told him, “Hey, Devin, if you hold out for a [...]

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Would the Bears really trade Hester?

July 24th, 2008 - 2:56 pm

It’s an idea that has been floated around since Hester first expressed dissatisfaction with his contract at the end of last season. The first football analyst floated the idea of trading Hester while at his peak, and then the idea [...]

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