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?
August 14th, 2014 - 3:30 pm
If NFL team units were a family, think of special teams as the little brother to the twin brothers of offense and defense. They often get left out and don’t pull as much weight as their more prominent siblings. But [...]
Continue reading Bears-Jaguars preview: Cleaner special teams a must
August 14th, 2014 - 3:00 pm
At the time of this writing, it’s unknown if safety Chris Conte will make his first appearance of the preseason, but if he sees the field, rest assured that all eyes will be upon him and his every minuscule move. [...]
Continue reading Bears-Jaguars preview: Continued focus on the safety depth chart
August 14th, 2014 - 2:30 pm
The “Release Shea McClellin” bandwagon seems to be gaining passengers at a rapid pace, but don’t expect to see general manager Phil Emery or head coach Marc Trestman aboard anytime soon. I’ll admit, I’ve been as discouraged as most that [...]
Continue reading Bears-Jaguars preview: McClellin, Bostic need to show progress
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?