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What’s more important to a defense? Stopping the run or rushing the passer?

March 27th, 2014 - 9:30 am

Chicago Tribune’s David Haugh, following the Bears’ signing of defensive end Jared Allen, wrote: “Bringing Allen aboard tied all the other moves together because, in the NFL, nothing else matters to a defense if it cannot sack the quarterback. Not [...]

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Urlacher owes no explanation to the media

August 23rd, 2012 - 9:31 am

For those who have been reading me long enough, you know of my shortage of respect for the members of the Chicago media. Specifically the Chicago sports media. Specifically Chicago Tribune columnist David Haugh, who fulfills his job as required [...]

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Mike Martz interview with Chicago Tribune

August 17th, 2010 - 8:17 am

Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz sat down with the Chicago Tribune and discussed a range of topics. He answers questions about everything from what defenses give his scheme the most difficulty, the difference in his mentality from his St. Louis [...]

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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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Cutler option not feasible, but veteran backup needed

March 3rd, 2009 - 3:18 pm

As of the time of this post, the lead story on the sports page of ChicagoTribune.com was a column written by David Haugh preaching that the Bears need to pursue Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler. Ironically, the story immediately below that [...]

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Angelo can’t lose focus of quarterback, offense

January 13th, 2009 - 3:51 pm

Fixing the problems on defense were — and remain — a priority for Jerry Angelo this off-season because the defense’s play the past two years has been inexcusable. The Bears have upgraded all three position coaches on defense, and, with [...]

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Bears could be alone atop NFC North this week

November 19th, 2008 - 11:34 pm

It’s a funny league sometimes. I’ve spoken often this year about how balanced the NFL is and how no team is unbeatable. The Titans currently hold the league’s best record, and yet, there’s nothing flashy about them. They’re not nearly [...]

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Problem with pass defense? Just not good enough

November 11th, 2008 - 5:34 pm

The Bears have been inexplicably bad defending the pass all season. They’re 30th in the league in that category, which makes you wonder what fans of the Seattle Seahawks and San Diego Chargers — the two teams ranked below the [...]

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Will “Bear weather” hinder Orton, passing game?

October 25th, 2008 - 12:48 pm

We’re about to enter the third month of the season and the antiquated notion of “Bear weather” is beginning to settle in. It’s getting colder on the lakefront and soon the brisk wind chill will make it more difficult to [...]

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Bears Beat: The buzz about the Bears

September 29th, 2008 - 10:13 am

After a big prime time victory over one of the preseason NFC favorites, the media is buzzing. Here is some commentary following the Bears’ victory over the Eagles Sunday night: The Bears had the ball at their own 39-yard line [...]

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