September 6th, 2014 - 10:11 am
Hoping to put the painful memory of last year’s missed opportunity behind them, the Bears open their 2014 season on Sunday at home against the Buffalo Bills. Last year, in head coach Marc Trestman‘s first season with the franchise, the [...]
Continue reading Game Preview: Buffalo Bills (0-0) at Chicago Bears (0-0)
September 3rd, 2014 - 8:23 pm
A look at four keys for the Bears to beat the Buffalo Bills. 1. Limit big gains on the ground The Bills have one of the best 1-2 punches in the league at running back with C.J. Spiller and Fred [...]
Continue reading Four Downs: Keys to beating the Bills (09/07/14)
September 3rd, 2014 - 9:00 am
Bears veteran linebacker Lance Briggs was excused from Monday’s practice for “personal reasons,” and as we later learned, it was so that he could be present at the opening of his new restaurant in California. The issue brought a wave [...]
Continue reading Briggs absence more drama than substance
August 28th, 2014 - 6:30 pm
There are many theories circulating on why the Bears special teams have been in disarray the past two seasons. One is the loss of special teams guru Dave Toub, who commanded the Bears’ special teams that were perennially in the [...]
Continue reading Bears-Browns preview: Special teams an emphasis in final roster cuts
August 28th, 2014 - 6:00 pm
It’s fair to call the Bears a playoff contender. Any team with a good quarterback and a top offense capable of scoring more than 27 points per game has at least a chance. But if the Bears want to be [...]
Continue reading Bears-Browns preview: Safety position is still most pressing concern
August 28th, 2014 - 5:30 pm
Charles Tillman, like his Class of 2003 alum Lance Briggs, has looked slow and old thus far in the preseason. And like I said in my preview of the linebacker position, I’m not ready to declare with any kind of [...]
Continue reading Bears-Browns preview: How much does Charles Tillman have left?
August 28th, 2014 - 5:00 pm
Of the three levels of the defense — line, linebackers, secondary — a team can perhaps get by best with a subpar linebacking corps on the second level. Does that make it an ideal scenario? No. Because a good defense [...]
Continue reading Bears-Browns preview: Linebackers have to step it up a notch
August 28th, 2014 - 4:30 pm
One of the most critical positional groups for the upcoming Bears season is the defensive line. Last year, the Bears posted historically low numbers, their statistically worst season in franchise history. The run defense was worst in the NFL, giving [...]
Continue reading Bears-Browns preview: How will the defensive line depth and rotation look?
August 28th, 2014 - 4:00 pm
The Bears were fortunate to have great health along the offensive line throughout the 2013 season. They didn’t have to dig into their bag of reserves and juggle multiple groups. That’s not always going to be the case, as we’ve [...]
Continue reading Bears-Browns preview: How many offensive linemen will the Bears carry?
August 28th, 2014 - 3:30 pm
For a brief period early in training camp and into the preseason, it looked like the Bears had the makings of a two tight end formation with the emergence of Zach Miller. Unfortunately, that moment was fleeting as Miller suffered [...]
Continue reading Bears-Browns preview: Do the Bears have enough at tight end?