March 18, 2012
Sorry Bear family to have not been active on my blog, but I’ve been rather busy lately. Good Free agency action for our Bears, picking up Pro Bowler Brandon Marshall, QB Jason Campbell, and Eric Weems, was a pretty good beginning for new General Manager Phil Emery. The resigning of Kahlil Bell and Tim Jennings was a good move also. Me myself, I would like to see more progress on the Matt Forte situation.
Also picking up Linebacker Blake Costanzo was a surprise for me, because the concern is that Corey Graham might not be returning for the Bears next season.
February 11, 2012
Greetings my fellow Bear fans, been a little busy, sorry for my lack of posts the past week.
Back to football, how did you guys enjoy the Super Bowl? It started a bit slow, but turned out to be a pretty good game. Me myself, I had to support the NFC representative the GMEN.
On another note, there’s speculation that Matt Forte will be tagged, which he seems to be receptive to as long as it has a positive impact towards a long term contract, which I hope the Bears will make happen. The Bears hired Jeremy Bates as the quarterbacks coach, reuniting him with Jay Cutler. That reunion should prove beneficial for us this coming season. Tim Holt was also hired as offensive line coach, after spending the last three seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He’ll be working with Mike Tice, who was promoted to offensive coordinator. And just this morning Tim Bream, a Chicago Bear trainer for the last 19 years will be leaving to join his alma mater Penn State.
We shall have to see how all these changes will benefit our beloved Bears. Until next week BEARDOWN!!!
January 27, 2012
Been somewhat of a slow newsweek for Halas Hall, but a few things are going on. Julius Peppers will replace Jason Pierre-Paul at the Pro Bowl.
Mike Tice is out of the running as a candidate for the Raiders head coaching job. The General Manager position is down to two candidates, Phil Emery and Jason Licht.
Brian Urlacher admitted to using the painkiller Toradol, and stated that he would not admit to concussion symptoms.
He also stated that he is not a habitual user of Toradol.
Next on the agenda, finding a Quarterbacks coach. Greg Olson turned down the Bears offer to accept the same position with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
January 20, 2012
Allrighty then Bear fans,let’s see what’s going on with our beloved team. Mike Martz did in fact retire, YaY! Jason Licht interviewed for the GM spot on Monday. They also refused the Vikings request to interview Jon Hoke for their defensive coordinator position, don’t blame them much for that, who wants to let a staff member go to an opposing team in your division?
The Giants college scouting director Marc Ross was interviewed on Wednesday for the GM spot, he was third behind Jason Licht and Jimmy Raye. Tim Ruskell was interviewed today. Mike Tice is being interviewed for the head coaching position after the Raiders released Hue Jackson.
On the Pro Bowl front, Matt Forte is going to attend his fist Pro Bowl, after passing his physical. He will be joined by corner Charles “Peanut” Tillman and special teamer Corey Graham.
January 13, 2012
After last weeks housecleaning, it’s been a slow week at Halas Hall. One of the Bears pressing issues will be the hiring of a new general manager. The candidates are Phil Emery, Chiefs college scouting director, Jason Licht, Patriots director of pro personnel, Jimmy Raye III, Chargers director of player personnel, and Giants college scouting director Marc Ross. President Ted Phillips said it could be February before the job is filled.
Also former Quarterbacks coach Greg Olson interviewed for the same position with the Bears he held in 2003 under Dick Juaron.
Another question for the Bears is will we be able to acquire a 1000 yard season by a wide reciever. Roy Williams made a late season push, but didn’t cut it. Earl Bennett was consistent with Jay Cutler,but couldn’t establish consistency with Caleb Hanie, finally picking up a bit with Josh McCown. Johnny Knox should be able to pick up where he left off before sustaining the back injury late in the season.
January 6, 2012
There was a lot of action beginning Monday at Halas Hall. Jerry Angelo was relieved of his duties, Mike Martz resigned because of philosophical issues. Quarterbacks coach Shane Day was also relieved of his duties. Mike tice was promoted to offensive line coach.
First order of business is a new general manager. Candidates are Eric Decosta, The Baltimore Ravens personnel director, Reggie McKenzie, the Green Bay Packers director of operations, and Tim Ruskell, the current director of personnel for the Bears.
January 2, 2012
The Chicago Bears finished their 2011 season on Sunday,beating the Minnesota Vikings 17 13. They ended this season with a record of 8-8.
Quarterback Josh McCown made enough plays against the league’s worst pass defense,which resulted in a 22 yard touchdown pass to Roy Williams. Jared Allen reached a 22 sack record against the Bears,until they got Jamarcus Webb some tight end help. Charles “Peanut” Tillman picked off a Christian Ponder pass that bounced off Toby Gerhart’s hands. Robbie Gould hit a 27 yard field goal,and Julius Peppers blocked a 48 yard field goal attempt by Ryan Longwell.
Israel Inonije lived in the Vikings backfield,and he knocked ponder out of the game with a hip injury. Joe Webb played okay, but he was picked off twice. Toby Gerhart left later in the game with a sprained mcl in his left knee.
The scariest moment by far was the accidental hit on Brian Urlacher by Major Wright,in which urlacher landed awkwardly on his knee. He is scheduled for a MRI on Monday.
December 27, 2011
At first I’ll admit to being very gun shy about the upcoming Bears vs Packers game, but I’m an optimist.
First thing,Josh McCown was a huge surprise,and my thoughts were hmmmm what if he had started a game or two sooner?
He had a 19 for 28 performance for 242 yards and one touchdown. He showed a lot of poise in the pocket and looked like a more season quarterback than you know who. And I have to give Kahlil Bell his props,he ran his tail off last night, getting 121 yards
Our defense started out so strong, but eventually let Aaron Rodgers pick us apart,especially during the second half. Nick Roach seemed to be owned all night long. They ran a lot of slant and over the shoulder plays that tested our corners,and really exposed some weaknesses,but what thee heck do I know?
With a final score of 35-21, I guess our Bears need to reevaluate some of these guys at certain positions,so that we can have depth on our roster,because once we lost Cutler and Forte we really became a struggling team.
December 20, 2011
As a die-hard Chicago Bear fan,this post is especially painful to write.
Caleb Hanie threw three of the team’s four interceptions and was sacked four times,although it looked to me as if were more. The first half wasn’t that bad with Hanie buying time with his feet,but by the second half,the Seahawks made obvious adjustments to keep the pressure on for most of the second half. He was later replaced by Josh McCown who finished 10 of 23 for 111 yards and an interception. Kahlil Bell tried but had a dismal 15 carry 65 yard day. The defensive play was not adequate enough to even keep the Bears in the game this week.
The injury bug hit the Bears again with Johnny Knox sustaining a back injury which required surgery on Monday morning. Also Chris Conte left the game with a foot injury.
All we can hope for is a little Christmas cheer on Sunday,when we play the Packers, and I know that’s a lot to ask santa for but here it goes.
December 19, 2011
Chicago Bears wide receiver Johnny Knox will undergo back surgery Monday to stabilize vertebrae in his back, the team announced.
Coach Lovie Smith was upbeat about Knox’s situation after the game.
“Johnny has total movement thoughhout his body,” Smith said. “Has total use of all of his extremities, which is good. He is not paralyzed or anything like that.”
While no announcement has been made, it’s fair to assume Knox’s 2011 season has ended with just two regular-season games remaining.
In the first quarter, Knox fumbled on a third-down reception after he was stripped by Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor. During the scramble for the ball, Seahawks defensive tackle Anthony Hargrove delivered a crushing blow to Knox on the ground that replays showed bent back his upper torso.
The game was delayed for more than five minutes while Knox was tended to on the field by medical personnel. He was strapped to a hard board and placed on a cart. Knox was moving his arms and hands and his helmet was removed.
The cart took Knox to an ambulance and he was transported to a hospital according to the WBBM-AM 780 broadcast. Sideline reporter Zach Zaidman reports Knox is moving hands and fingers.
The loss of Knox leaves the Bears with only four wide receivers for the remainder of the game as Sam Hurd was waived Friday and the Bears entered Sunday with five on the roster.
“While no announcement has been made, it’s fair to assume Knox’s 2011 season has ended with just two regular-season games remaining.