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The long-awaited day has finally arrived. Football is upon us! Okay, so it’s not quite that exciting. It may only be the preseason, but it’s real football with real scrubs and real plays and real tackling. It’s better than six months of nothing. Most of the best players won’t be playing, or at least playing much, […]The post Chicago Bears gear up for Carolina Panthers by Jon Vander Woude appeared first on WCSN - The Water Cooler Sports Network.
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I loathe preseason football, even if the Chicago Bears are playing. It might be the biggest tease that comes every a year.There are guys on my television wearing football gear. They're definitely on a football field. There's even a pigskin out there. But what in Sam Hill are those guys doing with it?Preseason football kind of looks like a football game, but it really isn...
Chicago Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton suffered a concussion during Friday night's preseason game against the Carolina Panthers, and as a precaution, we may not see him again until the strat of the regular season.
Melton, who's currently playing under the franchise tag, left in the first quarter and didn't return. "Henry has a concussion and he'll be in...
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Carolina’s backfield might be an infuriating mess for fantasy owners, but, to their credit, they can carry a tune. C’mon White Mike![via]
With an exciting season coming up for the Carolina Panthers, they took a little break from practice and decided to debut their “other” talents at the local Waffle House in Spartansburg, SC. The Panthers Running Backs, started up a jukebox and sung “Just My Imagination” and yes… with choreography. And get ready for Tolbert, he def gives you a show.
Its great to see players...
After two weeks of training camp, the Bears and Panthers will be putting on the pads and playing football for real Friday night in Charlotte (or as real as football gets in the first preseason game. The Bears finished 2012 with a 10-6 record but lost on the tiebreaker to the Minnesota Vikings for the final Wild Card spot in the playoffs.The Panthers tripped over the starting in line...
Victimized by another pick-six by the Chicago defense Panthers quarterback Cam Newton can take solace in the fact he won’t have to face the Bears in the regular season.
Newton played three series and accounted for two touchdowns – one for the Bears on an interception that rookie linebacker Jonathan Bostic returned for a score – in the Panthers’ 24-17 victory in the exhibition...
We already know that the 2013 season is awfully important for Bears quarterback Jay Cutler's future. He's in the final year of his contract and he most likely won't be receiving a long-term extension before the end of the season (so says general manager Phil Emery who did however choose Cutler over former coach Lovie Smith).
And it makes sense to pay Cutler his $8.47...
Does Devin Hester, sans the wide receiver’s gloves, suddenly offer too little potential production to survive in today’s NFL given his hefty salary cap figure? With the advent of the hard salary cap in 1994, management became asked with finding as many versatile players as possible.
While the salary cap era spawned a significant increase in dual punt and kick returners–their...
Panthers rookie running back Kenjon Barner has been impressive so far during the training camp, but it's a crowded backfield in Carolina.Fantasy Spin:With DeAngelo Williams, Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert already under contract, and quarterback Cam Newton running for touchdowns himself, there isn't much room for a rookie to make an immediate fantasy impact.
Bear Report goes one-on-one with Bears rookie wide receiver Marcus Rucker, who discusses his progress in training camp, his need to play well in the preseason games and much more.
Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton left Chicago's first preseason game after suffering a concussion.Fantasy Spin:Melton set a career-high in tackles with 43 last season though his sack total fell from seven in 2011 to six in 2012. He's still expected to be ready for Week 1.
The best Chicago Bears podcast on the web brings you the latest news from training camp and previews the Bears first preseason game versus the Carolina Panthers. Is J'Marcus Webb really in danger of losing his starting job to Eben Britton? How do the young linebackers look? How far away from starting is Kyle Long? All this and more in this latest edition of Bear Report Radio.
Most fans dream of calling plays and giving a pep talk to their favorite team. For 8-year-old Jack Bolton, that dream became a reality Saturday when he was signed as an honorary coach for the Carolina Panthers’ Fan Fest.
As a part of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Bolton arrived at the Panthers’ training facility to sign his contract and meet with players, according to Panthers...
It certainly wasn't all smiles for the Chicago Bears in their preseason debut against the Carolina Panthers.
Of course losing 24-17 in the preseason isn't a big deal, but it would have been nice to see the Bears have a little more continuity.
That's what the preseason is for. To smooth things out and find those role players a the back-end of your roster.