Category Archives: Offseason

Jared Allen shows ability to win you over

April 1st, 2014 - 12:45 pm

As a lifelong Bears fan, as well as a humble man who appreciates humility and grace both on and off the football field, I have no qualms saying that I once hated Jared Allen. Everything from the redneck mullet he …

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Allen, other additions immediately upgrade defense

March 26th, 2014 - 12:52 pm

The Bears continued to overhaul their defense on Wednesday with the signing of free agent defensive end Jared Allen. The former Minnesota Viking agreed to a four-year deal with the Bears and will immediately upgrade not only the stagnant pass …

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Bears should reallocate Melton money

March 1st, 2013 - 3:38 pm

The deadline for applying the franchise tag is fast approaching and the Bears will have to make a decision on free agent defensive tackle Henry Melton. Should they choose to apply the tag on Melton, the Bears would not only …

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Where Bears now stand in giving Jay Cutler what he needs

January 21st, 2013 - 1:43 pm

In 2008, Jay Cutler was selected to the Pro Bowl as a member of the Denver Broncos after throwing for 4,526 yards and 25 touchdowns with an 86.0 quarterback rating and a completion percentage of 62.3. It was not an …

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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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Bears hire Marc Trestman to be next head coach

January 16th, 2013 - 8:39 am

The Bears broke news overnight when they agreed to terms with Marc Trestman to be the team’s 14th head coach in franchise history. Early indications are that the Bears went an unconventional, yet strategically smart route in hiring their guy. …

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Analyzing the 2012 Bears schedule

April 18th, 2012 - 1:35 pm

The NFL released the 2012 regular season schedule Tuesday night and like most ardent fans and analysts, I have taken the time to dissect and break down the schedule. Despite the fact that predicting NFL games in April is about …

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Premier pass rusher or No. 1 wide receiver?

March 13th, 2012 - 2:42 pm

The 2012 NFL free agency period is set to kick off at 3 p.m. Central time on Tuesday and there have been multiple reports stating that the Bears could be in pursuit of defensive end Mario Williams and wide receiver …

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Rumors, reality not addressing Bears’ top need

July 29th, 2011 - 10:22 am

The official time when free agents can begin signing contracts with their teams of choice will arrive early Friday evening, at which point players who have already agreed to deals in principle over the last three days can finally sign …

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Rookies Paea, Conte agree to contracts

July 29th, 2011 - 9:07 am

The Bears on Friday announced the signings of defensive tackle Stephen Paea and safety Chris Conte. Paea was drafted in the second round out of Oregon State and Conte was a third-round pick from California. Offensive lineman Gabe Carimi, selected …

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