Category Archives: Chalk Talk

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, Bears 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 [...]

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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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Regular officials back in action; whining can stop

September 27th, 2012 - 8:33 am

When word of an agreement between the officials and the NFL hit the wire yesterday, I let out a deep sigh of relief. Not because I was angry at the replacement officials. Not because I was upset with commissioner Roger [...]

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Cutler gains measure of vindication from Packers-Seahawks game

September 25th, 2012 - 10:59 am

Eight sacks. Several more quarterback hits. Countless defenders in his face. Limited time to throw the ball or even set up in the pocket. Only 86 passing yards and his team trailed 7-0 at the half. Bears fans, this is [...]

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Cutler critics need to formulate blame more accurately

September 20th, 2012 - 4:06 pm

I just wanted to take this opportunity to make an attempt to clear up some confusion that seems to be circulating among the media and select fans about Jay Cutler. For whatever reason, those who are most critical of the [...]

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Urlacher owes no explanation to the media

August 23rd, 2012 - 9:31 am

For those who have been reading me long enough, you know of my shortage of respect for the members of the Chicago media. Specifically the Chicago sports media. Specifically Chicago Tribune columnist David Haugh, who fulfills his job as required [...]

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