Category Archives: Offseason

Bears shuffle Tim Jennings and Kyle Fuller

May 28th, 2014 - 10:15 am

In a move that is somewhat surprising at first mention, but understandably sensible the more you hear it, the Bears moved veteran Pro Bowl cornerback Tim Jennings from the outside into the middle at nickel back. Rookie Kyle Fuller lined [...]

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D.J. Williams absent from OTA

May 28th, 2014 - 9:45 am

Veteran middle linebacker D.J. Williams was absent from Tuesday’s OTA. There was no reason disclosed for his absence, but these practices are voluntary, anyway. Typically, although a player’s presence is not required, it does them no favors to skip the [...]

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McClellin finds himself in the right spot

May 28th, 2014 - 9:15 am

One of the hottest story lines of this offseason was the switch of 2012 first-round draft pick Shea McClellin from defensive end to linebacker. Given his high draft status and the large expectations placed upon him, it’s safe to say [...]

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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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