Illini Football: Peanut Tillman Sees Improvement for Lovie Smith in Year Two (Exclusive)

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The preseason prognosticators are not very high on 2017 Illini football. That’s been well documented.

However, given the much more favorable schedule that they have this season, one could reasonably expect the Illini to win more games this fall than they did last year. Chicago Bears legend Charles “Peanut” Tillman sees his former Head Coach Lovie Smith taking the program in the right direction this season.

“I definitely see improvement,” Tillman said during our exclusive conversation with him. 

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Chicago Bears TE Zach Miller is Going to Have a Major Milestone Offseason

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This offseason will be as eventful as possible for Chicago Bears Tight End Zach Miller. Organized Team Activities wrap up June 15th, with Camp Bourbonaiss opening up July 26th. In between, Zach Miller and his family will experience something that is much more meaningful than football.

We caught up to Miller at the fifth annual Charles Tillman Celebrity Pro BOWLer Tournament at Kings Bowl in Rosemont. During our exclusive interview we asked him about his off-season plans:

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Chicago Bears True Star Player Could be Jordan Howard Says Zach Miller

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The Chicago Bears are severely lacking in star power and it remains to be seen if that will change in 2017. There is certainly no true “face of the franchise” individual player right now.

“Kyle Long is probably the most popular person on the team and he’s an offensive lineman, so they got to get some superstars,” said legendary Chicago Bears cornerback Charles “Peanut” Tillman during our exclusive conversation.

“He is a funny guy, but I don’t think an offensive lineman should be the franchise, face of the team. That’s not good marketing. It shouldn’t be ‘Kyle Long and the Chicago Bears,’ it should be a skill position player, or maybe a defensive player, c’mon.”

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Charles Tillman Describes His Early Broadcasting and Acting Misadventures (Exclusive)

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Former NFL Cornerback Charles Tillman is wearing many different hats during his retirement. He’s certainly keeping busy, whether it’s being a self-described “Mr. Mom,” making a foray into acting or his broadcasting gig with FOX Sports.

He’s encountered a bit of misadventure within the show-business/media realm.

We caught up with the Chicago Bears legend Thursday night as he hosted the fifth annual Charles Tillman Celebrity Pro BOWLer Tournament at Kings Bowl in Rosemont. Proceeds from the evening’s festivities support the Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation.

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2018 NFL Mock Draft 6-5-17

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Welcome to the 2018 NFL mock draft. Order was based on an amalgam of NFL power rankings from across the internet. If you have issue with the order, well so do many others. That’s what the comments section is for! Just keep it above board and professional in your criticism.

Team needs were not taken into account for the 2018 NFL mock draft as it’s just too early. 2017 NFL Draft picks were mostly not taken into account for our projections.

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Ron Rivera, Andre Dawson Among Chicago Cubs Honored Guests this Home Stand

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Every time the Chicago Cubs begin a new home stand, the club sends out a release listing all the promotions, breads and circuses, and celebrity guests that will be a part of it. It’s always fun to peruse through the list of who’s throwing out the first ball and/or singing the stretch this time around?

The co-headliners this time are club legend Andre Dawson and former Chicago Bears Linebacker/Carolina Panthers Head Coach Ron RiveraMila Kunis was no doubt the highlight of the season thus far.

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What’s the Future for Jay Cutler? Tony Romo Decision Today Provides Clues

Tony Romo, and his shock decision to retire from the NFL and become a broadcaster was the A Block/front page national news story on Tuesday. It was a big bold move that might convey the current status of the NFL free agent market for quarterbacks, and thus the future of Jay Cutler.

Romo and Cutler are two players that have been incessantly compared to one another during their NFL careers and it seems like kismet that they both hit the open free agent market after completing their tenures at the respective primary NFL teams.

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Jay Cutler Now a Broadcaster: Many Football Fans are Displeased with this Development

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When Tony Romo made his retirement announcement back on April 6th, along with the revelation that he was to immediately transition into broadcasting, we knew this preluded the future for Jay Cutler. Romo just didn’t fit in with the Houston Texans, and he simply couldn’t find the right place to continue his NFL playing career.

That day, we then went ahead and predicted that Jay Cutler would soon go down the same exact road as Tony Romo. Today we were proven right, as FOX Sports sent out a press release announcing the deal this morning.

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Witness to Jay Cutler DON’T CARE incident SPEAKS (exclusive)

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(UPDATE: Jay Cutler and FOX Sports both release statements announcing the former QB has retired and thus become a broadcaster; and a social media backlash ensues)

An eye-witness to the legendary Jay Cutler DON’T CARE bathroom incident. This is an exclusive interview, and to my knowledge, the first direct witness of this “event” to ever speak on the record. My source, who we’ll refer to moving forward as “The Informant,” has chosen to remain anonymous.

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Jay Cutler “DON’T CARE!” story goes mainstream

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(UPDATE: Jay Cutler and FOX Sports both release statements announcing the former QB has retired and thus become a broadcaster; and a social media backlash ensues)

If you don’t like Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler, you will now, because this story makes Jay Cutler a million times more likable.

It’s taken over three years but…the underground, urban legend of Jay Cutler has finally gone mainstream. For years, my friends and I have discussed this AWESOME story. I’ve hinted about knowing it in past articles, but never published any details.

Well here it is in all it’s glory:

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Infamous Jay Cutler Middle Finger Photo’s Supposed Backstory

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(UPDATE: Jay Cutler and FOX Sports both release statements announcing the former QB has retired and thus become a broadcaster; and a social media backlash ensues)

From the people who brought you the Jay Cutler “DON’T CARE” bathroom incident; comes the sequel! This next story seems to be originating from the same circle of people. The Jay Cutler middle finger picture has been circulating around the internet for some time.

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Chicago Bears 2017 Draft Grade: Participant Trophy

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Chicago Bears General Manager Ryan Pace will either a.) be ultimately proven a genius for his outside the box 2017 NFL Draft selections or b.) soon looking for a new gig.

Coming off a 3-13 season in which the Bears hit rock bottom, Pace went with a very high risk/very high reward strategy which yielded just five total picks, out of a draft that lasts seven rounds. The end result will be extremely hit-or-miss, sink-or-swim, choose your all-or-nothing cliche.

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