Tag Archives: Kyle Orton

Packers take leap of faith, extend Rodgers

November 1st, 2008 - 12:29 pm

The Green Bay Packers felt they saw enough promise from first-year starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers that they extended his contract through 2014 after just seven games this season. Immediately upon seeing this news, my first thought was: Here we go …

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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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Don’t pay Orton for half-finished job

October 21st, 2008 - 3:53 pm

It’s the middle of the season and there are talks from both of Chicago’s major newspapers — the Tribune and the Sun-Times — about how it’s time to ante up and give quarterback Kyle Orton a hefty payday. If you …

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Lloyd out for Detroit game

October 3rd, 2008 - 4:17 pm

Bears wide receiver Brandon Lloyd, who has been the most steady receiver for the team this year, has been ruled out for Sunday’s game in Detroit. Lloyd sprained his knee in last week’s victory over the Eagles and has not …

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First quarter awards

September 29th, 2008 - 6:48 pm

Lovie Smith likes to break the season up into quarters, and with the first quarter of the season in the books, here’s a look at some of the Bears’ top players and the awards I would give out if I …

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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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Bears-Eagles halftime thoughts

September 28th, 2008 - 9:04 pm

For the third time in four weeks, the Bears head into halftime with a lead.  It’s now up to them to finish the game.  If I had to guess what word was being tossed around in the locker room right …

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Bears’ 2005 Draft class all but wiped out

September 24th, 2008 - 6:47 am

With the release of wide receiver Mark Bradley, the Chicago Bears’ 2005 Draft class is just about dried up.  The lone remaining player from one of, if not the worst of Jerry Angelo’s draft classes is current starting quarterback Kyle …

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Stats update

September 16th, 2008 - 6:51 pm

I’m not a big stat man.  In fact, I hate stats.  I think statistics are for fantasy geeks, not football analysts.  Stats are often misleading and seldom forthright. However, with that said, I know a lot of people do enjoy …

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Last drive a game-killer for the Bears

September 15th, 2008 - 1:37 pm

It’s easy to second-guess playcalling, but it’s not always the smart thing to do.  What it does is make fans and analysts feel better because they have somebody on whom to lay the blame. But holding Ron Turner accountable for …

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