Category Archives: Preseason

Bears first string looks sharp against Raiders

August 24th, 2013 - 8:44 am

For anyone who puts an ounce of emphasis on the preseason as an indicator for where a team’s preparation and game-readiness is, you had to be pleased with how the Bears’ first-string offense and defense looked Friday night against the [...]

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Mr. “Boom”-Bostic: Linebacker Jon Bostic blows up Mike Willie

August 16th, 2013 - 11:05 am

Bears rookie linebacker Jon Bostic blows up Chargers wide receiver Mike Willie.

Bears Notes: Things that remain a concern

August 15th, 2013 - 7:27 am

The Bears wrapped up training camp Tuesday in Bourbonnais and will now enter regular preseason mode with their second practice game coming Thursday against the Chargers. The team has plenty to work on to get ready for regular season action, [...]

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Wootton, McClellin still battling for starting DE job

August 13th, 2013 - 7:29 am

According to new defensive line coach Mike Phair, there remains an open competition for the starting defensive end spot opposite Julius Peppers. Fourth-year pro Corey Wootton finished the 2012 season with the first-string defense but second-year man Shea McClellin will [...]

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Webb moved to second string

August 12th, 2013 - 7:22 am

Well, my concerns didn’t last for long. Immediately after writing of my concern of right tackle J’Marcus Webb’s issues and lack of improvement at right tackle, we’ve learned that Webb was demoted to the second team and replaced by rookie [...]

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Webb’s woes are biggest cause for concern among offensive line play

August 11th, 2013 - 10:09 am

The offensive line as a unit was not the most productive it could be in Friday night’s preseason loss to the Panthers, but that’s to be expected for a group with a few new faces in new places which hasn’t [...]

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Things to watch in the Bears-Panthers preseason game

August 9th, 2013 - 2:00 pm

It’s finally here. Football is back. Sure, it’s just preseason and we’re not likely to see much of the starters — or much from them — but it’s football. The crack of the pads, the thrill of the pursuit, the [...]

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10 things to watch in Bears-Browns preseason Game 4

August 30th, 2012 - 9:26 am

Here are 10 players, positions, or story lines to watch in the meaningful meaningless preseason game between the Chicago Bears and Cleveland Browns on Thursday. Do Bears need Josh McCown? The first question is whether the Bears even choose to [...]

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From the Notebook: Thoughts and observations while watching Bears-Giants preseason game

August 25th, 2012 - 7:37 pm

The following are notes I took while reviewing the Bears-Giants preseason game from Friday night. –First impression: It depends on if your glass is half full or half empty whether you view any positives from the game. The critics will [...]

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10 things to watch in Bears-Giants preseason Game 3

August 24th, 2012 - 10:04 am

Here are 10 players, positions, or story lines to watch in the meaningful meaningless preseason game between the Chicago Bears and New York Giants on Friday. Which team will “take out” Jay Cutler? As previously noted, the NFL schedule makers [...]

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