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Bears need better backup RB to replace injured Jones

September 5th, 2009 - 12:54 pm

Friday’s news of running back Kevin Jones’ season-ending ankle injury was disturbing news, about as unsettling to hear as the injury was to see in Thursday’s preseason finale against the Browns. What’s even more disconcerting is what might become of …

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Monday Morning Quarterback: Preseason Game 2

August 23rd, 2009 - 9:27 am

It’s another Sunday edition of Monday Morning Quarterback, and this one surely has better items to report. Just as I cautioned last week that Bears fans shouldn’t get too low on Jay Cutler and the Bears’ offense following a mediocre …

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Ten things to watch in Bears-Giants preseason game

August 22nd, 2009 - 1:43 pm

The Bears are done with training camp and will face the Giants Saturday night in their second preseason game. It’ll mark the Soldier Field live-action debut for quarterback Jay Cutler. Here are ten things to watch in Game 2:

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Monday Morning Quarterback: Preseason Game 1

August 16th, 2009 - 9:51 am

Welcome to the Sunday version of Monday Morning Quarterback. Let’s not waste any time and jump right into it. I have no doubts that much of Chicagoland is feeling melancholy right now. The Jay Cutler debut was far from spectacular …

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Give me five: Reasons Bears will/won’t win NFC

July 26th, 2009 - 3:42 pm

The countdown to the start of the 2009 campaign is rapidly dwindling. Although the NFL has become a 12-month sport in the past two decades, in my mind the official kickoff for the new season does not begin with free …

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Bears re-sign RB Jones to 2-year deal

March 6th, 2009 - 11:57 pm

The Bears signed a veteran backup running back to complement Matt Forte, and they didn’t have to look very far to do it. The team agreed to a 2-year contract with free agent Kevin Jones, who played sparingly on offense …

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Cedric Benson on Matt Forte’s success

December 16th, 2008 - 10:00 am

“He is having a great year, but when I see the highlights, I see holes.  I see them using him in the slot, something they didn’t do with me. If I was there right now with the holes I see, …

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Friday’s news and tidbits

December 5th, 2008 - 6:40 pm

Five Bears players appeared on the injury report Friday, including defensive tackle Dusty Dvoracek, who is out for the season. Fullback Jason McKie (quadricep) is listed as doubtful, Anthony Adams (foot) and Adewale Ogunleye (shoulder) are both listed as questionable, …

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Forte named Rookie of the Week

November 29th, 2008 - 2:29 pm

Bears running back Matt Forte was named Diet Pepsi Rookie of the Week for his performance in the Bears’ 27-3 victory over the St. Louis Rams last week. Forte rushed for 139 yards and two touchdowns on 21 attempts. He …

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What happened to the two-back system?

November 25th, 2008 - 10:23 pm

The plan was to use two running backs. It’s something Lovie Smith has stressed since he became Bears head coach five years ago. “You need at least two good running backs to make it through a season,” Lovie has said. …

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