August 14th, 2014 - 6:00 pm
Last week against the Philadelphia Eagles, there was hardly anything solved in the crowded backfield depth chart. Rookie Ka’Deem Carey got the most carries with 10, but gained just 23 yards on it. Shaun Draughn only had one rush for [...]
Continue reading Bears-Jaguars preview: Do the Bears have a capable backup running back?
August 14th, 2014 - 5:30 pm
Last year the Bears offensive line was healthy and successful in protecting Jay Cutler and paving the way for Matt Forte and the run game. But thus far through a few weeks of training camp, there have been injuries to [...]
Continue reading Bears-Jaguars preview: Protection and cohesiveness a must on offensive line
August 14th, 2014 - 2:00 pm
By virtue of his short tenure with the Bears last year, and the late arrival of Jimmy Clausen to the team, Jordan Palmer got first crack at backup quarterback duties this offseason. But after a subpar performance against the Eagles [...]
Continue reading Bears-Jaguars preview: Can Clausen close the deal against Palmer?
August 8th, 2014 - 3:30 pm
The Bears received a crushing blow earlier this week when third wideout Marquess Wilson went down with a broken clavicle while laying out to make a catch. The “blow” might have been more emotional than statistical, for we don’t know [...]
Continue reading Bears-Eagles preview: Which wide receiver(s) will step up in Marquess Wilson’s absence?
August 8th, 2014 - 2:30 pm
Last season, the Bears added four new pieces to their offensive line in veteran free agents Jermon Bushrod and Matt Slauson as well as rookies Kyle Long and Jordan Mills. Veteran Roberto Garza remained anchored in the middle at center. [...]
Continue reading Bears-Eagles preview: Can the offensive line resume stability from last year?
August 8th, 2014 - 1:30 pm
Welcome to Chicago, the city that cares deeply about its backup quarterback. Although Jay Cutler signed a big contract this offseason and most of the talk should have centered on his progression in Year 2 of Marc Trestman’s offense, all [...]
Continue reading Bears-Eagles preview: Who’ll get the leg up in the Bears backup quarterback derby: Jordan Palmer or Jimmy Clausen?
July 31st, 2014 - 9:13 am
On Wednesday, Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall made headlines when he said that his friend and quarterback, Jay Cutler, could “absolutely” win the Most Valuable Player award this upcoming season. It’s a lofty goal, for sure, and I don’t expect [...]
Continue reading Cutler MVP might be a reach, but Marshall correct to set bar high
July 23rd, 2014 - 4:19 pm
“We asked one hundred Bears fans what’s the biggest storyline surrounding the Bears quarterback position. Top five answers are on the board. Survey SAYS…” Okay, it’s not exactly a game of Family Feud, but while gauging the interest level in [...]
Continue reading Bears Training Camp: Cutler’s progress taking backseat to backup competition
June 18th, 2014 - 2:30 pm
That’s it. I’ve had it. I’m done with this show. I’ve never cared enough about the dramatics to emotionally invest myself, anyway, but I always followed from afar. The plot has run its course. The mystery is nonexistent. All discussion [...]
Continue reading The Cutler Maturity Show has jumped the shark
December 12th, 2013 - 5:07 pm
Following a Josh McCown performance Monday night against the Cowboys that earned him NFC offensive player of the week honors, the talk of the town on Thursday was head coach Marc Trestman’s decision to start a healthy Jay Cutler against [...]
Continue reading McCown or Cutler is the wrong question this week