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 [...]
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August 25th, 2014 - 11:00 am
The Bears released veteran defensive tackle Nate Collins in the first wave of cuts this weekend, and while Collins wasn’t exactly a Pro Bowl player, he was a solid veteran with a good motor who had a fair amount of [...]
Continue reading Paea, rookie defensive tackles need to fulfill a role
August 14th, 2014 - 4:30 pm
The Bears’ biggest off-season addition will make his debut with the team Thursday against the Jaguars. After sitting out last week’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles a few days after his wife gave birth, new defensive end Jared Allen will [...]
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August 8th, 2014 - 4:30 pm
To see a Bears defense rank last against the run is as bad as seeing the Green Bay Packers hoist the Lombardi Trophy after winning the Super Bowl. It’s like a punch in the gut. The Bears have long been [...]
Continue reading Bears-Eagles preview: Can the defensive line improve their woeful run defense?
August 8th, 2014 - 4:00 pm
Give Bears general manager Phil Emery credit. While he may not always make the right move — but, really, no GM ever does — he at least recognizes problems and moves quickly to improve them. When the Bears were offensively [...]
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June 4th, 2014 - 11:15 am
I’m not a fortune teller, nor am I a gambling man, but from years of analysis and instincts, my gut tells me that the Bears will be much improved along the defensive line in 2014. For starters, the Bears are [...]
Continue reading Defensive line will be a different beast this season
April 1st, 2014 - 12:45 pm
As a lifelong Bears fan, as well as a humble man who appreciates humility and grace both on and off the football field, I have no qualms saying that I once hated Jared Allen. Everything from the redneck mullet he [...]
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November 3rd, 2009 - 6:38 pm
The Bears’ offensive line has been under heavy scrutiny all season and with just cause. What was supposed to be a vastly improved position with three new starters, including a red-shirt first round draft pick and a future Hall of [...]
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