Category Archives: Chalk Talk

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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Wootton, McClellin still battling for starting DE job

August 13th, 2013 - 7:29 am

According to new defensive line coach Mike Phair, there remains an open competition for the starting defensive end spot opposite Julius Peppers. Fourth-year pro Corey Wootton finished the 2012 season with the first-string defense but second-year man Shea McClellin will [...]

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Webb moved to second string

August 12th, 2013 - 7:22 am

Well, my concerns didn’t last for long. Immediately after writing of my concern of right tackle J’Marcus Webb’s issues and lack of improvement at right tackle, we’ve learned that Webb was demoted to the second team and replaced by rookie [...]

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Webb’s woes are biggest cause for concern among offensive line play

August 11th, 2013 - 10:09 am

The offensive line as a unit was not the most productive it could be in Friday night’s preseason loss to the Panthers, but that’s to be expected for a group with a few new faces in new places which hasn’t [...]

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Things to watch in the Bears-Panthers preseason game

August 9th, 2013 - 2:00 pm

It’s finally here. Football is back. Sure, it’s just preseason and we’re not likely to see much of the starters — or much from them — but it’s football. The crack of the pads, the thrill of the pursuit, the [...]

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Gould needs to shut up and kick

July 26th, 2013 - 9:53 am

I’ve always personally liked Robbie Gould. First and foremost, as a former kicker myself, there’s always a brotherhood among them, even among those who play on different levels. Secondly, when the Bears first signed him as a free agent early [...]

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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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