Shortly after 10 AM this morning, former Chicago Bears legend and middle linebacker announced his retirement on his Twitter account. … [Read more...] about Former Chicago Bear Brian Urlacher Announces Retirement
I graded the new and improved coaching staff for the Chicago Bears pretty highly in part one of my off-season recap. Do the additions the team made in free agency match up? Hint: absolutely. Part 1: Coaching Staff … [Read more...] about Chicago Bears Full Offseason Recap Part 2: Free Agency
Imagine, if you will, Troy Polamalu returning a fumble he forced himself for a touchdown; Aaron Rodgers lofting up 50-yard bombs with pinpoint accuracy; and Maurice Jones-Drew dissecting a defense with his explosive speed. Now, imagine all of those things happening… with those players wearing Bears jerseys. Call it crazy if you’d like, but the draft records show that former … [Read more...] about Chicago Bears Hindsight Draft
It’s no secret at this point. The most glaring need that the Chicago Bears need to address this offseason is their offensive line. You can copy and paste the 2 sentences above into a description of the Bears heading into last offseason. And in 2010… And in 2009… You get my point. Unfortunately for Jay Cutler, he had to get dragged to the turf 148 times over the past 4 … [Read more...] about What’s the 2nd biggest problem the Chicago Bears have?
Injuries have played a role in the Bears recent struggles. But this version of the Bears yearly collapse has many other factors. One way or another, the Bears always seem to find a way to fall short of their potential. Whether it be injuries, play calling, personnel, or Father Time, every aspect seems to make a yearly appearance at one point or another and derail the … [Read more...] about It’s Deja Vu All Over Again for the Chicago Bears
With win number 5 in the books after Monday night, the Bears are enjoying an early 1.5 game lead on the rest of the NFC North through 6 games this season. Fortunately for us Bears fans, we don’t have to go too far back in our memories to find the last time the Bears started out this hot. Flashback to 2006: the Bears steamrolled through their first 6 opponents to a 6-0 record … [Read more...] about Comparing Then and Now: 2006 Chicago Bears Vs. 2012 Chicago Bears
I’m not a guy who relates every sports argument back to stats. We all know that guy, though. He can usually be found saying ignorant things such as: “Well, the stats say X so you guys don’t have a chance tonight.” It’s so gratifying to me when their statistically based predictions go wrong. That’s why the game isn’t played on paper. But I’m aware stats do … [Read more...] about Statistically Breaking Down the Chicago Bears Defense
8 pm CT has come and gone on August 31st. The Chicago Bears roster received some serious cosmetic surgery in the hours approaching the NFL mandated roster deadline. After signing one veteran, former Bear DT Amobi Okoye, the Bears carved away from 76 players down to 53. The final roster is set… for now. The Bears can still sign and release players, but they must also make … [Read more...] about Chicago Bears 53-Man Roster