Tag Archives: Lance Briggs

Random thoughts on the state of the Bears

November 10th, 2014 - 6:42 pm

What the heck did we witness Sunday night in Green Bay? And where the heck do the Bears go from here? Sunday’s absolute beat down in embarrassing fashion in front of a national audience left all of Bears Nation with [...]

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Game Preview: Chicago Bears (0-1) at San Francisco 49ers (1-0)

September 13th, 2014 - 1:07 pm

The Bears will try to avenge their season-opening loss to the Buffalo Bills when they take on the San Francisco 49ers this coming Sunday night, but it will take quite the upset to accomplish that feat. The Niners open their [...]

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Briggs absence more drama than substance

September 3rd, 2014 - 9:00 am

Bears veteran linebacker Lance Briggs was excused from Monday’s practice for “personal reasons,” and as we later learned, it was so that he could be present at the opening of his new restaurant in California. The issue brought a wave [...]

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Bears-Browns preview: How much does Charles Tillman have left?

August 28th, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Charles Tillman, like his Class of 2003 alum Lance Briggs, has looked slow and old thus far in the preseason. And like I said in my preview of the linebacker position, I’m not ready to declare with any kind of [...]

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Bears-Browns preview: Linebackers have to step it up a notch

August 28th, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Of the three levels of the defense — line, linebackers, secondary — a team can perhaps get by best with a subpar linebacking corps on the second level. Does that make it an ideal scenario? No. Because a good defense [...]

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Bears-Eagles preview: Can the defensive line improve their woeful run defense?

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 [...]

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Briggs has high expectations for defense

May 29th, 2014 - 9:45 am

Statistically, the Bears defense was one of the worst in the NFL last year in an injury-marred campaign. They finished 30th in both points and total yards, and were also dead last against the run, yielding 161.4 yards per game [...]

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Countdown to the 2014 NFL Draft: State of the Bears linebackers

April 27th, 2014 - 8:15 am

A look at the state of the Bears’ linebackers as the 2014 NFL Draft fast approaches. The Good: Perhaps no position on the team seems as boom or bust as the Bears linebackers. At first glance, it doesn’t appear the [...]

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The “comparison game” doesn’t always add up

October 25th, 2013 - 11:21 am

After Armageddon occurred on Sunday and Jay Cutler and Lance Briggs left the Redskins game with injuries that’ll keep them out of action for significant periods of time, the “sky is falling” mentality struck Bears Nation. Callers into sports talk [...]

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Bears Notes: Things that remain a concern

August 15th, 2013 - 7:27 am

The Bears wrapped up training camp Tuesday in Bourbonnais and will now enter regular preseason mode with their second practice game coming Thursday against the Chargers. The team has plenty to work on to get ready for regular season action, [...]

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