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Bears really active in Free Agency

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.

Bear Changes

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!!!

Bears GM Hunt

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.

Bears vs Vikings

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.

#Beardown Fans!!!!

Bears vs Packers

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.

Bears vs Seahawks

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.

Preview of Bears vs Seahawks

December 17, 2011

After the crazy week that was “Hurd”, we still have a game to play on Sunday.

Henry Melton (shin) with one sack in the last three consecutive games,is not expected to play on Sunday. Amobi Okoye, who has four sacks will make his first start in place of Melton. Devin Hester (ankle) is also listed as questionable,but is expected to play. Cornerback Charles Tillman (knee), Safety Major Wright (shoulder), and left guard Edwin Williams (calf) are all listed as probable.

On another note, runningback Marion Barber remained mum towards the media, in spite of fine threats, and Josh McCown will be moved to number 2 on the quarterback depth chart Sunday.

Here’s hoping that our beloved Bears can pull it together on Sunday,and go for the playoff berth. Hey if Tebow’s doing what he’s doing, then anything is possible!! #BEARDOWN

Tim Tebow rallies Broncos to late tie, past shocked Bears in OT

December 12, 2011

DENVER —  Tim Tebow led the Denver Broncos to another comeback victory, with Matt Prater‘s 51-yard field goal with 8:34 left in overtime giving the Denver Broncos a 13-10 win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday.

Prater’s 59-yarder with 2 seconds left in regulation tied the score.It was Denver’s sixth straight win, and half of them have come in OT since Tebow was promoted to starter.

After failing to score on their first 11 possessions, the Broncos (8-5) erased a 10-0 deficit in the final 2:08 of regulation.

Tebow hit Demaryius Thomaswith a 10-yard touchdown pass, then got the ball back with 58 seconds left and drove Denver downfield for Prater’s kick.

The Bears (7-6) won the toss in overtime and were in field goal range when Marion Barber coughed up the football at the Broncos 34 and Elvis Dumervil recovered.

Quick Recap: Bears fall to Chiefs at Soldier Field

December 4, 2011

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Jonathan Daniel – Getty Images

On the bright side, back-up QB Caleb Hanie did have a couple good drives late in the game… Unfortunately, neither of those ended up generating any points. The Chicago Bears have dropped two in a row since Jay Cutlerbroke his thumb, losing 3-10 to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Also lost was RB Matt Forte, who left the game in the 1st quarter with a knee injury. Sean Jensen says that itmight only be a sprain, but further tests will be done to determine the actual severity. Safety Major Wright was also banged up later in the game, and did not return.

 

Three Keys Against the Chiefs: Defense

December 3, 2011

1) No Pot Of Gold For The Dwayne-Bowe

Horrible joke aside, Dwayne Bowe remains the key playmaker for the Chiefs‘ offense with the injuries to rising-fast-running-back Jamaal Charles and starting quarterback Matt Cassel. Bowe’s 14.9 YPC ranks highest on the team, and his 55 receptions are 12 more than the next-highest receiver (Steve Breaston) and 23 more than the next (32, Dexter McCluster). He remains a solid target despite the atrocity of quarterbacking displayed by Tyler Palko, and Charles Tillman will have his hands full.

2) Force Palko into Bad Decisions with Pressure
The line finally showed some damn signs of life, and for a quarterback who’s thrown six interceptions to zero touchdowns, pressure isn’t a welcome thing. So don’t make it easy for him. Either get in his face and force a bad throw (like he needs much forcing) or add to his four sacks taken (and 26 team sacks allowed). Who knows, Palko may not last deep into the game if he struggles.
3) Stop The Run and Force Palko or Orton to Win
The Chiefs have 341 passing attempts (and 26 sacks) on the season compared to 330 rushing attempts. In the last two games, the Chiefs has 28 passing attempts and 34 rushing attempts against Pittsburgh and 37 passing attempts to 27 rushing attempts against New England. That doesn’t seem like much of anything – in fact, it might contradict the key. However, in those games combined Tyler Palko is 42 for 65 for 64%, but for only 397 yards and six interceptions and his longest pass is 28 yards. And Orton’s only had a week of practice. Look for theBears to load the box and make whoever’s at quarterback make some play

This is Tyler Palko. Doesn't he look more like a Hawaii 5-0 extra than a quarterback?