Category Archives: Preseason

The Bears Beat: Chicago Bears news and views (08.16.11)

August 16th, 2011 - 5:31 pm

A look at Chicago Bears news and views for August 16, 2011, including whether the Bears will take on another failed first round pick in linebacker Aaron Maybin, Marion Barber’s views on playing a supporting role to Matt Forte, and …

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Bears Notebook: Bears free of blame kicking off from 30-yard line

August 15th, 2011 - 6:49 pm

Prior to kickoff Saturday night, I tweeted a report from Zach Zaidman that the Bears intended to kick off from the 30-yard line instead of the 35-yard line, where the new rule change mandates the ball be placed. The idea …

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The Bears Beat: Chicago Bears news and views (08.15.11)

August 15th, 2011 - 5:43 pm

A look at Chicago Bears news and views for August 15, 2011, including the fallout from the Bears’ decision to kick from the 30-yard line instead of the 35 against the Bills, more on Corey Wootton’s injury, and what kind …

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The Bears Beat: Chicago Bears news and views (08.14.11)

August 14th, 2011 - 4:56 pm

A look at Chicago Bears news and views for August 14, 2011, including analysis of the offensive line’s performance against the Bills, Kahlil Bell’s push for a roster spot, and backup quarterback Caleb Hanie’s performance. Offensive line is still a …

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Notes from Bears-Bills preseason Game 1

August 14th, 2011 - 10:00 am

The following are a few notes I took while watching the Bears’ preseason opener against the Bills on Saturday. – The Bears came out of the gates in style with an end-around to Devin Hester on their first offensive snap …

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Bears-Bills recap: Defensive line looks deep, solid

August 14th, 2011 - 12:53 am

It’s impossible to make any definitive assessment about anybody’s performance after one preseason game, but perceptions can be cemented. They say that football starts up front with the offensive and defensive lines and both sides caught our attention, but for …

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10 things to watch in the Bears-Bills preseason game

August 12th, 2011 - 10:38 pm

Preseason games are not for the casual fans, especially not the first one on the schedule. The starters play maybe a series — some not at all — and before long the announcers are reading the names of players you …

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The Bears Beat: Chicago Bears news and views (07.25.11)

July 25th, 2011 - 5:31 pm

A look at Chicago Bears news and views for July 25, 2011, including an agreement between the owners and players on a new CBA — effectively ending the lockout — free agent wide receiver Mike Sims-Walker’s view on joining the …

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NFL Players stalling labor vote to avoid laborious preseason work

July 22nd, 2011 - 10:24 am

The NFL owners approved a new 10-year collective bargaining agreement on Thursday and lifted the lockout against the players, based on the condition that the players recertify as a union and vote to ratify the CBA. The players balked and …

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Hall of Fame Game still on – for now

July 16th, 2011 - 8:13 am

The Chicago Sun-Times recently reported that, according to two sources, the NFL had decided to cancel the Hall of Fame Game in which the Bears were scheduled to face the St. Louis Rams. That report has now been denied by …

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