August 14th, 2014 - 2:00 pm
By virtue of his short tenure with the Bears last year, and the late arrival of Jimmy Clausen to the team, Jordan Palmer got first crack at backup quarterback duties this offseason. But after a subpar performance against the Eagles [...]
Continue reading Bears-Jaguars preview: Can Clausen close the deal against Palmer?
August 8th, 2014 - 6:00 pm
Remember Mike Brown? Of course you do. A player doesn’t return overtime interceptions for touchdowns in back-to-back weeks in miracle fashion and become forgotten. Brown will live in Bears lore not only for those great moments back in the 2001 [...]
Continue reading Bears-Eagles preview: Can we get some clarity in the muddled safety depth chart?
August 8th, 2014 - 5:30 pm
When the first depth chart was released by the Bears this preseason, it listed D.J. Williams and Jon Bostic as co-starters at middle linebacker. Williams probably has the edge because of his veteran experience in the game and Bostic is [...]
Continue reading Bears-Eagles preview: Who will win the starting middle linebacker spot: D.J. Williams or Jon Bostic?
August 8th, 2014 - 5:00 pm
As an eternal optimist, I’ve been willing to give the benefit of the doubt to Shea McClellin since the Bears drafted him with the 19th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. Rather than dwell on some of his question [...]
Continue reading Bears-Eagles preview: Is Shea McClellin a capable linebacker?
August 8th, 2014 - 4:30 pm
To see a Bears defense rank last against the run is as bad as seeing the Green Bay Packers hoist the Lombardi Trophy after winning the Super Bowl. It’s like a punch in the gut. The Bears have long been [...]
Continue reading Bears-Eagles preview: Can the defensive line improve their woeful run defense?
August 8th, 2014 - 3:30 pm
The Bears received a crushing blow earlier this week when third wideout Marquess Wilson went down with a broken clavicle while laying out to make a catch. The “blow” might have been more emotional than statistical, for we don’t know [...]
Continue reading Bears-Eagles preview: Which wide receiver(s) will step up in Marquess Wilson’s absence?
August 8th, 2014 - 3:00 pm
Based on Martellus Bennett’s reaction to being spun to the ground by Kyle Fuller, you would have thought the rookie cornerback broke off the Black Unicorn’s horn. Bennett, who also dubs himself the Orange Dinosaur, is in danger of going [...]
Continue reading Bears-Eagles preview: What’s behind Martellus Benentt on the tight end depth chart?
August 8th, 2014 - 2:30 pm
Last season, the Bears added four new pieces to their offensive line in veteran free agents Jermon Bushrod and Matt Slauson as well as rookies Kyle Long and Jordan Mills. Veteran Roberto Garza remained anchored in the middle at center. [...]
Continue reading Bears-Eagles preview: Can the offensive line resume stability from last year?
August 8th, 2014 - 2:00 pm
Don’t tell Matt Forte that the focus will be on which player will sub in for him and eventually replace him altogether. Forte defiantly stated that he still has a lot left in the tank. “I want to break the [...]
Continue reading Bears-Eagles preview: How will the running back depth chart play out?
August 8th, 2014 - 1:30 pm
Welcome to Chicago, the city that cares deeply about its backup quarterback. Although Jay Cutler signed a big contract this offseason and most of the talk should have centered on his progression in Year 2 of Marc Trestman’s offense, all [...]
Continue reading Bears-Eagles preview: Who’ll get the leg up in the Bears backup quarterback derby: Jordan Palmer or Jimmy Clausen?