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Bears’ Season Summary
The Bears struggled out of the gate to a 2-3 record and were in danger of dropping out of the playoff race early as the Packers and Lions both started 5-0. With their playoff lives on the line, the Bears came roaring back with a five game winning streak, starting with a Sunday night 39-10 thrashing of the Minnesota Vikings. They were playing their best football of the season when Jay Cutler dislocated the thumb on his throwing hand during a 31-20 shoot-out win over the Chargers.
With the Bears only needing three wins in their final six games, Caleb Hanie stepped in as the No. 1 quarterback. With Hanie at the controls the season and its playoff possibilities collapsed. The Bears limped into the offseason to watch the playoffs on television.
Regular Season: 8-8 Third in the NFC North
Playoffs: Missed the playoffs for the fourth time in five seasons (or the first time in two seasons if you’re Lovie Smith).
Positions of Need
Offensive Line: Bears’ qu...
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Brandon Marshall has steadfastly maintained his innocence throughout these new allegations against him that he punched a young woman at a night club. The Chicago Bears have also maintained that they are confident in Marshall and that there was no risk in making this trade.
Now comes from the New York Post reports that the alleged victim in this case has gone into hiding after...
It appears that Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher is still having problems with his knee after likely tearing his PCL and MCL late last season.
According to Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com, Urlacher made an appearance on ESPN 1000 in Chicago and admitted that his knee isn’t completely healthy yet.
Urlacher did admit that he’s taking his time with his recovery, since he had the...
There are plenty of reasons to love the Brandon Marshall trade, Marshall's production as a receiver is among the best in the NFL. Marshall's production has been consistent since he entered the league his receptions and receiving yards are among the best in the league. There's no question that Marshall is at best among the best five receivers in the league at worst...
In an interview done with ESPN’s Outside the Lines, former Chicago Bears’ quarterback, Jim McMahon, tells us of his struggles with his memory. He attributes his issues to the many concussions he suffered during his playing career. McMahon complained of severe short term memory loss, saying, ”Short term memory is not good, I probably won’t remember [...]
Here is a look at what Bears defensive end Israel Idonije has done since taking over as a starter on the defensive line.
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Back in January, With Leather’s favorite quarterbro Jay Cutler announced that he and his fiancée, Kristin Cavallari, were expecting their first child. We’re still a few months away from their blessed birth, and most Chicago Bears fans are probably more concerned with Cutler’s thumb injury and his steady recovery, but we’re talking about J-Cutty’s name legacy here. Let’s...
First reported by KJR Radio's Curtis Crabtree the Seattle Seahawks today announced they have agreed to terms with free agent offensive lineman Frank Omiyale formerly of the Chicago Bears.
He was drafted by the Falcons in the 5th round of the 2005 NFL draft from Tennessee Tech. He's a 6'4" 315lb lineman.
He appeared in 1 game over 2 seasons with the Falcons before...
Brandon Marshall has averaged nearly 100 yards per outing against the Bears’ three division opponents.
In two career games versus each team, he has compiled 19 receptions for 198 yards against the Lions, 13 catches for 201 yards versus the Packers and 14 receptions for 185 yards and one touchdown against the Vikings.
He’s had a 10-reception, 100-yard game against all three clubs...
The Seattle Seahawks agreed to terms with offensive lineman Frank Omiyale.
The 29-year-old Omiyale spent the past three seasons with the Chicago Bears, starting 31 games at three different positions.
Omiyale, who was released by the Bears on March 5, started three games last season.
Did Bears pick Miami's pocket for Marshall? - Moon Mullin: the magnifying glass may have been on the wrong team in the Marshall trade.
Emery: Weems and Hester Will Mix Well - "Coach Tice with his offense may surprise a few people in terms of how he’s going to use Devin." New starter at left tackle? If so, you heard it here first.
Cutler-Marshall: 'Once in a...
Bears already have accomplished two main goals of offseason - Moon Mullin: "Bears have Pro Bowl players at all three primary skill-position spots." Followup comment of "Suck it, Packers, Lions, Vikings!" presumably got editored.
Brandon Marshall move epitomizes Bears’ fading image - The Bears are breaking all their own rules to try and win games. I suspect...
Marshall trade changes Bears draft scenarios - Moon Mullin thinks it unlikely the Bears will go after an OT in the first, though.
With the music about to stop, who isn't going to find a chair? - A few teams are still looking for starting quarterbacks. We're not one of them, which is nice; could Orton or Campbell get traded?
The always thorough team report from USAToday...