August 28th, 2014 - 2:30 pm
Matt Forte is coming off the best statistical season of his career, and there’s no reason — injuries aside — why he can’t continue that string of success in head coach Marc Trestman‘s second season at the helm. But from [...]
Continue reading Bears-Browns preview: Bears have tough decision to make at running back
August 28th, 2014 - 2:00 pm
With the release of backup quarterback Jordan Palmer, the Bears have decided on Jimmy Clausen this week as the No. 2 option behind starter Jay Cutler. Now that the competition between Palmer and Clausen is over, the Bears want to [...]
Continue reading Bears-Browns preview: Fales auditioning for a roster spot
August 28th, 2014 - 9:15 am
Last year, the Chicago Bears finished second in the NFL in points per game with 27.8. With the emergence of second-year wide receiver Alshon Jeffery paired with No. 1 wideout Brandon Marshall, the Bears possessed arguably the best 1-2 wide [...]
Continue reading Will Jay Cutler be a top fantasy football quarterback?
August 25th, 2014 - 11:00 am
The Bears released veteran defensive tackle Nate Collins in the first wave of cuts this weekend, and while Collins wasn’t exactly a Pro Bowl player, he was a solid veteran with a good motor who had a fair amount of [...]
Continue reading Paea, rookie defensive tackles need to fulfill a role
August 14th, 2014 - 6:30 pm
No matter how many times I hear from fans that preseason games are pointless and boring, I can’t respond enough that they’re not purely for our own entertainment. Now, if you’re complaining about full-price game tickets, I can’t blame you. [...]
Continue reading Bears-Jaguars preview: Key depth battles are tight, intriguing
August 14th, 2014 - 6:00 pm
Last week against the Philadelphia Eagles, there was hardly anything solved in the crowded backfield depth chart. Rookie Ka’Deem Carey got the most carries with 10, but gained just 23 yards on it. Shaun Draughn only had one rush for [...]
Continue reading Bears-Jaguars preview: Do the Bears have a capable backup running back?
August 14th, 2014 - 5:30 pm
Last year the Bears offensive line was healthy and successful in protecting Jay Cutler and paving the way for Matt Forte and the run game. But thus far through a few weeks of training camp, there have been injuries to [...]
Continue reading Bears-Jaguars preview: Protection and cohesiveness a must on offensive line
August 14th, 2014 - 5:00 pm
When Marquess Wilson went down with a broken clavicle during training camp, the Bears expressed their sadness over the injury. Wilson was emerging as a legitimate No. 3 receiver, if only in practice situations. There was much hope for him, [...]
Continue reading Bears-Jaguars preview: Who’s going to step up into that #3 wide receiver role?
August 14th, 2014 - 4:30 pm
The Bears’ biggest off-season addition will make his debut with the team Thursday against the Jaguars. After sitting out last week’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles a few days after his wife gave birth, new defensive end Jared Allen will [...]
Continue reading Bears-Jaguars preview: Progress and pressure from Jared Allen-led defensive line
August 14th, 2014 - 4:00 pm
With Bears starting tight end Martellus Bennett suspended and off the grid, the Bears turned to backup Zach Miller last week against the Philadelphia Eagles. Miller turned in one of the best performances of the first week of the preseason [...]
Continue reading Bears-Jaguars preview: Can Zach Miller have an encore performance?