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With Orton in place, receivers on deck

August 19th, 2008 - 5:17 pm

With the starting quarterback position resolved, the next most pressing position battle on the agenda would appear to be at receiver. The Bears are deep at the position with 10 guys possibly battling for six spots. With the Bears likely [...]

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Kyle Orton on the Bears’ offense

August 19th, 2008 - 9:24 am

“You guys can get negative about quite a bit of stuff, but this is the preseason,” Orton said. “In some areas we’ve done well. In some areas we have struggled. But all and all, as a unit, I think we’re [...]

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Orton named starter

August 18th, 2008 - 3:21 pm

In a widely expected move, Lovie Smith announced today that Kyle Orton will start the season opener Sept. 7 in Indianapolis. The move comes as a relief to a lot of Grossman-bashers, one of whom I work with who just [...]

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Is QB competition all but over?

August 18th, 2008 - 11:23 am

There’s an overwhelming feeling around Chicago — and even throughout the national media — that the competition between Rex Grossman and Kyle Orton is all but over. It is widely believed that Orton already has secured the starting quarterback job [...]

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Technical difficulties

August 17th, 2008 - 7:28 pm

Many of you who have visited the blog the past few days may have noticed that I’m experiencing some technical difficulties. None of the categories, links, or monthly archives are showing up in the right column. And none of the [...]

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Bears-Seahawks postgame thoughts

August 16th, 2008 - 11:51 pm

There were a lot of things to be proud of while watching the Bears preseason game against the Seahawks Saturday night, but still enough nuances to irk me. For instance, the defense played much better than they did during the [...]

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10 things to watch in preseason Game 2

August 16th, 2008 - 10:43 am

The Bears concluded their training camp in Bourbonnais on Thursday with a light, free-spirited practice in which players exchanged jerseys and had a walkthrough preparing for tonight’s second preseason game in Seattle. Much like last week’s preseason opener against the [...]

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Bears QBs atop the one important statistical category

August 15th, 2008 - 4:33 pm

Say what you want about the Bears’ quarterbacks: they lack consistency, one doesn’t have the arm to make the necessary NFL throws but won’t make mistakes, the other has a cannon for an arm but suffers from brain farts. But [...]

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Bears set to close training camp

August 13th, 2008 - 11:14 pm

The Bears will have their final practice of the 2008 training camp Thursday, and it will be closed to the public. Even though there are still three and a half weeks of preseason remaining until the Bears kick off the [...]

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Bears absorbing cheap shots, verbal abuse

August 12th, 2008 - 3:54 pm

I love the Internet. I always have and always will. It’s one of my biggest passions in life. And yet, with every good thing, there must be at least some negative. One of my least favorite things about the Internet [...]

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