Category Archives: Chalk Talk

“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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Bears-Giants preseason game could literally break season

August 20th, 2012 - 9:32 am

All right, Bears fans, it’s time to hold your breath. Well, you don’t have to hold it all week, but you can start that inhale at about 7 p.m. Friday night. That’s about when the Bears’ first-string offense will take [...]

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Recurring injuries to young defenders a discouraging issue

August 13th, 2012 - 8:39 am

After a terrific beginning of training camp that landed him atop the depth chart as a starter opposite Henry Melton, second-year defensive tackle Stephen Paea is now expected to miss up to two weeks with a sprained ankle, which he [...]

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10 things to watch in Bears-Broncos preseason Game 1

August 9th, 2012 - 9:37 am

Here are 10 players, positions, or story lines to watch in the meaningful meaningless preseason game between the Chicago Bears and Denver Broncos on Thursday. Brandon Marshall and his possible connection with Jay Cutler Is it possible that Mike Tice [...]

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