Tag Archives: Olin Kreutz

Garza fighting for a starting job

August 9th, 2010 - 9:30 am

Apparently the coaching staff has enough faith in their younger linemen that Roberto Garza will not be handed a starting job like Olin Kreutz and Chris Williams. Garza, who has been a model of consistency though not spectacular during his …

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Countdown to Camp: High hopes for Tice to improve offensive line

July 20th, 2010 - 8:00 am

This is Part 5 of the 10-part position analysis leading up to the start of the Bears’ 2010 training camp in Bourbonnais. It was only a year ago that one of the best position coaches in the NFL was brought …

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Olin Kreutz on the state of the organization

December 21st, 2009 - 12:51 pm

“There is a lot wrong with the whole organization, but it is not Lovie.  You can’t concern yourself with their job, but you can’t help but think about it.  It has to be fixed from top to bottom.  You can’t …

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Cutler earns respect, role of captain

September 9th, 2009 - 3:48 pm

The role of team captain isn’t always reserved for a team’s best player.  That explains why guys like Lance Briggs and Devin Hester aren’t and haven’t been captains for the Bears. What’s more important in determining who should be a …

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Orton named a team captain

September 1st, 2008 - 5:55 pm

For the Bears to name a quarterback — a position of instability for more years than I can count on my fingers and toes — a team captain, it speaks volumes about how the Bears players and coaches view starter …

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Offensive line troubles spell bad news for season

August 9th, 2008 - 11:34 am

It’s a common fact for all levels of football: It all starts up front for the offense.  A team can’t sustain a running game without a good offensive line, and it can’t pass the ball without the defense respecting the …

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Beekman catching breaks

August 5th, 2008 - 10:41 am

When the Bears drafted Josh Beekman last year, I was excited because I knew the Bears were getting a good player.  Sure, he’s undersized, but the man plays with a mean streak, something you can’t teach.  When it comes to …

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Bears’ running game center of attention

July 31st, 2008 - 1:18 pm

When the season kicks off in Indianapolis on September 7, it won’t matter to me who’s taking snaps from center. Nor do I care who is catching passes or even the ratio of offensive plays to kick returns for one …

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News and tidbits for Monday

July 28th, 2008 - 4:44 pm

With Olin Kreutz still out with a sore Achilles’ tendon, second-year pro Josh Beekman, a personal favorite of mine because of his mean streak, has been gaining reps with the first team offense.  It’s never good for your All-Pro center, …

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Williams suffers back injury

July 24th, 2008 - 4:49 pm

It’s still early in training camp — the second day, after all — but already there is cause for concern on the injury front. In addition to injuries to Olin Kreutz, Dusty Dvoracek, and Kevin Jones, rookie offensive tackle Chris …

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