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Lost in all the Matt Forte and Brian Urlacher free agent talk is the player who might be the most important player on the Bears defense over the next decade, Henry Melton. Lovie Smith has stated publicly that the three technique DT is the most important position in his Tampa-2 defense and Henry Melton fills that role. Melton is also a free agent after the 2012 season and if he duplicates his 2011 performance or even improves upon it, his stock will go up dramatically.
Melton had seven sacks last year and was the second most productive pass rushing DT in the NFL last year behind only Geno Atkins. Melton showed flashes in his first full year playing in 2010 and was talked up prior to the 2011 season and did not disappoint. In only his second full year playing, his first full year starting Melton had 34 quarterback pressures to go with the seven sacks.
So the question now becomes why haven't we heard any talk about a Henry Melton extension? Why aren't the Bears getting...
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The mantra of the Bears has been that these next two seasons is about winning a championship that Lovie Smith faces a playoffs or bust year. Smith must win to save his job or he will be entering the final year of his contract as a lame duck head coach. The Bears were defending NFC North champions and played in the NFC title game in 2010 and 7-3 before Jay Cutler went down. ...
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Israel Idonije has spent his eight NFL seasons as a Chicago Bear playing defensive tackle and defensive end.
In his first six seasons, he appeared in 86 games making 123 tackles, 8.0 sacks and one forced fumble.
Since taking over as the starting left defensive end two seasons ago, the 6’6″ Canadian born player has really stepped up his game.
He’s started 32 games, recording...
Film work and commentary on Chicago Bears wide receiver Devin Hester from the most recent OTA practice session.
Our second round of film work and commentary on Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall from the most recent OTA practice session.
In a move expected after his hiring, the Chicago Bears and General Manager Phil Emery have announced the organizational structure of the Player Personnel Department. “Our personnel department is a team of evaluators with a wide and diverse background,” Emery said. “Our scouts, coaches and support personnel will work together to shape a roster in an effort to win championships. [...]
Special teams play has been described as the “third phase”, a complimentary but necessary component for NFL title contenders. The Chicago Bears have always valued those players, and this year has been no exception, evidenced by General Manager Phil Emery’s offseason spree which netted special teams standouts Blake Constanzo, Eric Weems, and Devin Thomas. To be sure, the Bears title [...]
Hopes are high in Chicago as the season draws ever nearer. Dare I say that hope might well have been superseded by a sense of expectation in the windy city. Everything looks pretty good right now, and there is a lot of positivity regarding our offence. We definitely have some of the best weapons in terms of receivers than we have for a long time. But there is one man who might...
The final day of media access for Chicago Bears OTAs is tomorrow afternoon. Here are five things we’ll be watching for during one of the last team practices before training camp.
The Chicago Bears and General Manager Phil Emery have announced the organizational structure of the Player Personnel Department.
Besides team captain Brian Urlacher, the Chicago Bears will have decisions to make on the following group of players, whose contracts all will end after the upcoming season.
Brian Urlacher’s contract is due to expire after this season. He’s made it clear he wants to retire a Bear, and he’s discussing his excitement about possibly being a free agent, something he’s never been in his career.
Dan Pompei seems worried about the possibility of Urlacher leaving town and spending a year or two in another uniform in the mold of Olin Kreutz, Mike Ditka...
And now we get to the most... ahem, interesting positions for the Chicago Bears, as well as throughout the NFC North. The 2011 Bears might have turned in one of the worst offensive line performances in the history of the NFL, but one would be hard-pressed to say that any of the division's lines are at the top of the NFL.
So where do the 2012 Bears stack up? Hit the jump and...