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The Bears Beat (03.07.12): Smith meets with WR prospect

March 7th, 2012 - 5:52 pm

Bears head coach Lovie Smith dined with wide receiver prospect Stephen Hill of Georgia Tech. Also, more regarding the departure of Caleb Hanie and the backup quarterback situation. And Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts officially part ways. Bears’ Smith [...]

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Smith, like Cutler, also received premature criticism in conference championship

January 25th, 2011 - 9:48 am

Jay Cutler wasn’t the only Bear to receive criticism for Sunday’s NFC Conference Championship game. Head coach Lovie Smith, always the punching bag for Bears fans and local media, was receiving national criticism for his timing of pulling Todd Collins [...]

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Hanie’s injury not a cause for concern

August 17th, 2010 - 9:12 am

It seems like the biggest news surrounding the Bears at the moment is what they will do about their quarterback situation now that Caleb Hanie suffered a shoulder injury in Saturday’s preseason opener against the Chargers. Will they sign a [...]

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Countdown to Camp: Cutler, Martz hold the keys to the season

July 12th, 2010 - 3:25 pm

This is Part 1 of the 10-part position analysis leading up to the start of the Bears’ 2010 training camp in Bourbonnais. If you thought Jay Cutler had the weight of the world on his shoulders last year entering his [...]

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Bears do need a veteran backup quarterback

May 7th, 2010 - 8:52 am

I usually like to reserve my rebuttal blog entries for incomprehensible drivel written by the Chicago Tribune’s David Haugh. However, this morning, it is another Tribune writer that has earned that right to appear here. Dan Pompei wrote an article [...]

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Martz: Veteran backup QB “would make us all feel a little easier”

May 3rd, 2010 - 8:32 am

New Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz essentially confirmed what most of us have felt since last year, when the Bears carried just two quarterbacks on the active roster: adding a veteran backup would provide valuable insurance should the worst happen [...]

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Bears wrap up first day of 2009 training camp

July 31st, 2009 - 8:25 pm

As the first day of the 2009 training camp comes to a close, let’s take a look at some of the news, observations, sights and sounds from Bourbonnais. Cutler has slow start: New Bears quarterback Jay Cutler began training camp [...]

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10 things to watch in preseason Game 4

August 27th, 2008 - 11:24 pm

In keeping with my previous entries, we’ll take a look at some of the things to watch in Thursday night’s preseason finale against the Cleveland Browns. It’s a bit harder to find ten distinct things in a meaningless fourth game, [...]

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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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Thoughts and observations from Bourbonnais

August 10th, 2008 - 9:46 am

I made the 2-hour trek down south to Bourbonnais Saturday night to watch the Bears practice, and, I have to admit, while I appreciate the opportunity to watch them in person and get a good feel for what they’re doing, [...]

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