Category Archives: Chalk Talk

10 Bears story lines to pay attention to in Bourbonnais

July 22nd, 2013 - 8:15 am

It’s training camp week! I enjoyed a nice summer break from the nitty gritty of the business of professional football. We got to enjoy an admirable playoff run from the Bulls and an even better one from the Blackhawks, the …

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Bears can go in any number of directions in first round of 2013 draft

April 25th, 2013 - 12:39 pm

After weeks — and even months — of speculation, rumors and mock drafts, the 2013 NFL Draft will finally commence tonight at 7 p.m. Central from Radio City Music Hall in New York. For me, the kickoff of the draft …

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Bears should reallocate Melton money

March 1st, 2013 - 3:38 pm

The deadline for applying the franchise tag is fast approaching and the Bears will have to make a decision on free agent defensive tackle Henry Melton. Should they choose to apply the tag on Melton, the Bears would not only …

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Where Bears now stand in giving Jay Cutler what he needs

January 21st, 2013 - 1:43 pm

In 2008, Jay Cutler was selected to the Pro Bowl as a member of the Denver Broncos after throwing for 4,526 yards and 25 touchdowns with an 86.0 quarterback rating and a completion percentage of 62.3. It was not an …

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Emery, Trestman appear to be good match

January 18th, 2013 - 12:09 pm

There is no guarantee that a general manager of a professional sports organization, particularly in the NFL where tolerance for slow turnaround is low, will get more than one chance at hiring the right head coach for the ball club. …

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Patience will pay off in Bears head coach search

January 8th, 2013 - 6:18 pm

Some Bears fans and a handful of media are growing restless as the search for the next Bears head coach enters its second week and the list of candidates that have been or will be interviewed surpasses a dozen. The …

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Lucky 7: Bears players fortunate to have been coached by Lovie Smith

January 2nd, 2013 - 1:56 pm

Here’s a look at seven current Bears players that should be thankful for their time working with Lovie Smith. 1. Charles Tillman Would Peanut Tillman be a two-time Pro Bowler and considered the greatest cornerback in Bears history if not …

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“Don’t tell me about our problems, give me solutions.”

December 17th, 2012 - 5:43 pm

As was expected,┬áBears head coach Lovie Smith’s job security was the discussion around the Chicagoland area on a Monday following a sixth consecutive loss to division rival Green Bay and a fifth loss in six weeks that has left the …

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Approaching playoffs are bringing out the crybaby revisionists

December 5th, 2012 - 9:17 am

It’s December now. There’s one quarter of the season remaining. The Seahawks are clinging to a wild card spot and the Packers are trying to get a first-round bye in the postseason but are currently behind the 49ers for that …

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Bowman’s return, if only minimally, offers an upgrade

October 18th, 2012 - 9:02 am

The Bears released former first round offensive tackle Chris Williams this week and in his place they signed cornerback Zack Bowman, who was with the team for four seasons. As trivial as the addition seems, it still remains an upgrade …

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