Found June 09, 2012 on The Football Fan Spot:
Matt Forte is one of the few still unsigned franchise players out there. Today he made it clear that is he “definitely” not looking to be the league’s highest paid running back, just to “be given a contract” where he is paid “among some of the top running backs.” That might be a shot at Ray Rice, another unsigned franchise player who reportedly wants Adrian Peterson money, which would make him the league’s highest paid back. Forte definitely deserves to be paid among the league’s best running backs, which is what he is. LeSean McCoy, Arian Foster, DeAngelo Williams, Chris Johnson, and Marshawn Lynch all have gotten deals worth about 7-9 million per year over 4-5 years over the last calendar year and Forte likely wants to join that club. However, the Bears are playing major hardball with him, signing Michael Bush to a 4 year deal to potentially replace him if necessary and saying they are concerned about Forte’s knees holding up. There is some contact between the two sides, but unlik...

Matt Forte looking for respect, not to be the highest paid back

Getty Images As Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte waits for the long-term extension he desires, he wants to make it clear that he feels like he’s earned enough respect for the Bears to pay him what he deserves. “All you can ask for is respect, and you go out there and you do your best to earn it. Respect isn’t given to anybody,” Forte said Wednesday via

Jay Cutler still concerned about the Bears offensive line

Getty images Just last month quarterback Jay Cutler expressed his concern over the Chicago Bears’ offensive line heading into this coming season.  Cutler  at the time said the line was ”definitely going to be a concern.” One of Cutler’s supporters since he aired his concerns, has been center Roberto Garza. “I talked to Garza about it and asked if anyone was offended...

Chicago Bears: Three Questions Heading into Training Camp

The 2012 football season is not far away. The Bears have finished OTAs and are about to start Training Camp on July 25th. The team is looking really good for the 2012 season but every fan knows what looks good on paper does not translate to the playing of a real game. That being said, there are three questions that every Bears fan should be asking themselves as we get closer to...

Jay Cutler has concerns regarding Chicago Bears offensive line

Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler recently expressed his concerns regarding the team’s offensive line, and rightfully so after being planted in the turf 110 times in the last three seasons. Chicago has been very slow to address a situation which has been lingering for some time with the Bears. While Mike Martz was the offensive coordinator, he schemed more short, quick routes in order...

Dom DeCicco will man the MIKE during mini-camp

Brian Urlacher is absolutely irreplaceable, even if a linebacker that's still in college is a top five pick in the NFL draft in the next decade, there's a 95% chance he won't be as good as the future hall of famer.  Urlacher is the face of the franchise, one of the all-time greats and when he retires the void in Chicago will be one that may NEVER be filled. With that...

Chicago Bears: Projected 2012 Starting Lineups after OTAs

The Chicago Bears have finished OTAs and some players have moved up or are still healing from injuries obtained last year. OTAs have showed us a glimpse of what the starting roster could actually look like and the ideas the coaches are playing with.  Offense Quarterback Jay Cutler - After his injury in 2011, there were thoughts that he might not be able to grip the ball like...

The myth of the death of the running back

I was listening to NFL Total Access on the radio last night and caught a snippet on the supposed death of the running back. For starters, yes, the league has shifted to pass first in many instances – this has been a part of the rhetoric for the last few years but it has been backed [...]

VIDEO: Evan Rodriguez at OTAs

Film work and commentary from recent organized team activities on Chicago Bears fourth-round rookie tight end Evan Rodriguez.

Jennings again must earn starting spot

The Chicago Bears have informed cornerback Tim Jennings, a starter the past two years, that he’ll once again this offseason have to earn his position with the first team.

Chicago Bears 2012 Roster Breakdown

The Bears are ready for a playoff push in 2012. So the basis of this post came out of Peter King’s Monday Morning Quarterback, where King broke down the Houston Texans‘ offseason moves and referenced their general manager, Rick Smith’s, philosophy for running the team. In it, Smith reference’s former GE CEO Jack Welch‘s philosophy about workers: Smith said he...

NFC North news, notes and quotes

Lance Briggs supports RB Matt Forte’s stance to skip workouts while in a contract dispute, the Lions have been talking with Roger Goodell about their troubled players, and Packers DL Mike Neal isn’t giving up hope after his first appeal to the NFL was shot down.

NFL ends D.U.I. prevention program, Michael Brockers to lead Rams & more in NFL Daily Digest

Safe No More: The NFL makes a lot of money off the backs of its players. The players make a lot of money off the existence of the league. The owners make a lot of money off of…, we could go on. For a situation to be organized for all of its pieces to be dependent on each other, it’s almost implausible to figure out why the NFL has... To read this feature, please click the link below.

Former NFLer Sam Hurd’s Cousin Jesse Tyrone Chavful Arrested in Drug Conspiracy Case

Sam Hurd is about to learn the same thing Michael Vick learned. When the Feds start to tighten the screws, family and friends will be quick to turn on you to save themselves. If you have forgotten Hurd was getting his Tony Montana on while he was playing for the Bears and Cowboys (Sam Hurd Formally Indicted on Federal Drug Conspiracy and Possession Charges). Now, the Feds have...
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