September 15th, 2014 - 2:31 pm
After hours and days of studying, reviewing game film, analyzing rosters and projecting strengths and weaknesses of each team in the NFL, I think we can say this much is certain: There is nothing certain in the NFL. I think [...]
Continue reading Monday Morning Quarterback: Bears-49ers (09.14.14)
September 6th, 2014 - 10:11 am
Hoping to put the painful memory of last year’s missed opportunity behind them, the Bears open their 2014 season on Sunday at home against the Buffalo Bills. Last year, in head coach Marc Trestman‘s first season with the franchise, the [...]
Continue reading Game Preview: Buffalo Bills (0-0) at Chicago Bears (0-0)
August 28th, 2014 - 3:30 pm
For a brief period early in training camp and into the preseason, it looked like the Bears had the makings of a two tight end formation with the emergence of Zach Miller. Unfortunately, that moment was fleeting as Miller suffered [...]
Continue reading Bears-Browns preview: Do the Bears have enough at tight end?
August 28th, 2014 - 9:15 am
Last year, the Chicago Bears finished second in the NFL in points per game with 27.8. With the emergence of second-year wide receiver Alshon Jeffery paired with No. 1 wideout Brandon Marshall, the Bears possessed arguably the best 1-2 wide [...]
Continue reading Will Jay Cutler be a top fantasy football quarterback?
August 14th, 2014 - 4:00 pm
With Bears starting tight end Martellus Bennett suspended and off the grid, the Bears turned to backup Zach Miller last week against the Philadelphia Eagles. Miller turned in one of the best performances of the first week of the preseason [...]
Continue reading Bears-Jaguars preview: Can Zach Miller have an encore performance?
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 [...]
Continue reading Bears-Eagles preview: Does the defensive line have enough depth and talent to rush the passer?
August 8th, 2014 - 3:00 pm
Based on Martellus Bennett’s reaction to being spun to the ground by Kyle Fuller, you would have thought the rookie cornerback broke off the Black Unicorn’s horn. Bennett, who also dubs himself the Orange Dinosaur, is in danger of going [...]
Continue reading Bears-Eagles preview: What’s behind Martellus Benentt on the tight end depth chart?
August 6th, 2014 - 12:32 pm
The Bears have had a busy start to the first “game week” of their season, but it hasn’t been sunshine and roses. First, they had to endure the loss of promising second-year receiver Marquess Wilson, who fractured his clavicle while [...]
Continue reading Bennett drama far more concerning than Wilson loss
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
June 4th, 2014 - 9:45 am
On a hot, late spring day in Lake Forest, the Bears added a little spice to an otherwise dull organized team activity practice. Tempers flared between the gregarious tight end Martellus Bennett and newly acquired defensive end Lamarr Houston, as [...]
Continue reading Houston-Bennett scuffle tame, but meaningful