Found January 01, 2014 on The Sports Bank:
The Chicago Bears’ loss to the Green Bay Packers Sunday represented  a microcosm of their season.  Ranked second in scoring and yards per offensive play in 2013, the Bears were again betrayed by a defense that yielded the most yards per play in the league and the second most points.  The players had not even exited Soldier Filed before attention turned to how the Bears could resurrect a woeful defense in one offseason with the same efficiency with which they overhauled an offense ranked 28th in yards per play in 2012.   The Bears have seven selections  in the 2014 draft that should largely be devoted to adding talent on defense.  We are not huge proponents of using free agency to build the core of a team.  We applaud Bears’ General Manager Phil Emery’s judicious use of multi-year free agency last season to fill two gaping holes on the squad when he signed left tackle Jermon Bushrod and tight end Martellus Bennett.  Otherwise, he limited free agent acquisitions to one-year deals or in

Devin Hester: ‘I want to retire as a Bear’

Three-time Pro Bowl return man Devin Hester wants to know soon if he’s in the Chicago Bears future plans. Hester will be an unrestricted free agent after earning $2,107,523 in the final year of his contract. “I really want to know right away,” Hester said following the Bears’ 33-28 loss to the Green Bay Packers, per “I am the type of guy, I don’t want...

Julius Peppers doesn’t know where he’ll be playing in 2014

    Even though Bears defensive end Julius Peppers is under contract until 2015, he isn’t sure if he’ll be playing in Chicago next season since he’ll account for over $18 million of the Bears cap next season. “I’m not sure, I don’t know [what’s going to happen],” Peppers said via “I’m in a contract. You’ll need...

Jay Cutler signs 7 year extension

Chicago Bears Jay Cutler has signed a seven year extension through 2020!~ BREAKING – #Bears sign Jay Cutler to 7-year extension — 670 The Score (@670TheScore) January 2, 2014   Breaking News: Jay Cutler has signed a 7 year extension! Most figured the extension would be coming very soon for Jay Cutler, but nobody expected 7 years!  Looks like Chicago Bears...

Angry Bears fans attack the wrong Chris Conte on Twitter

Chris Conte is a Chicago Bears safety taking blame for the team's last minute loss to Green Bay on Sunday. He notably had an interception go right through his hands late in the game and of course Aaron Rodgers beat the entire Bears secondary on a long pass play in the final minute. Furthermore, he's been something of a target for fans' ire throughout the season as one...

Teammates hope for Cutler return in 2014

Brandon Marshall broke down the history of the quarterback-starved Chicago Bears franchise on Monday when asked whether Jay Cutler should be brought back in 2014 on a new contract. With Chicago’s season coming to an end Sunday after a 33-28 loss to Green Bay, Cutler’s contract situation remains a hot topic because the quarterback is not signed beyond 2013. As the players cleared...

Jay Cutler Contract: Uncertain About His Future in Chicago

CHICAGO — The quarterback of the future or the failed project that never came to fruition? I was extremely confident that the Chicago Bears would re-sign Jay Cutler a few weeks ago, and his play over the final two weeks did nothing to warrant me to change my stance on this matter. My reasoning is due to the fact that the writing is on the wall. The franchise has went ‘all-in’...

The Bears Gave Jay Cutler A Seven-Year Deal

Details forthcoming, but as for now, Cutty remains the Windy City Sulker for the foreseeable future. Instead of the longstanding Bears M.O. of getting a new quarterback every few years, Chicago has made a long-term investment in the new franchise leader in passing yards, even if he’s had considerable problems staying healthy and beating the Packers.Cutler was about to hit the open...

Cutler Jersey Burning – Chicago Fans React on Facebook

Sports Mockery posted a picture of a Jay Cutler jersey burning to their Facebook page, after the 33-28 loss the Chicago Bears suffered to the Green Bay Packers Sunday night, and it exploded with comments. The Jay Cutler jersey burning picture was sent in by a fan. A lot of people looking to pin the blame on Cutler Sunday, came up short.  Jay Cutler’s stats did include an INT...

Marshall makes strong case for Cutler

Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall lays out in detail why Jay Cutler, who will soon be a free agent, should return as the organization’s long-term quarterback.

Offense Not Enough To Get Bears Into Playoffs

The Chicago Bears are what the stats showed them to be, and it came back to hurt them Sunday vs. the Green Bay Packers. In the game that would decide which team would advance to the playoffs and which team would be clearing out their lockers, it was Bears’ defense, not their offense that let the city of Chicago down. For so many years, the Bears have been known as a defensive team...

Bears Sign Jay Cutler To 7 Year Contract

The Chicago Bears have quietly secured their quarterback of the future.   He just happens to be the quarterback of the present. The Chicago Tribune is reporting that the Bears have signed Jay Cutler to a new 7 year contract. Bears have signed QB Jay Cutler to a 7-year deal. — Dan Wiederer (@danwiederer) January 2, 2014 Terms of the deal have yet to be released.

Jay Cutler will make $54 million over the first three years of his new contract

    The Chicago Bears announced earlier that they’ve signed quarterback Jay Cutler to a seven-year extension that will run through 2020. According to Alex Marvez of FOX Sports,  Cutler will make $54 million over the first three years of the deal. I don't have final numbers yet but am reporting for @FOXSports that #bears qb jay cutler's new...

The Aftermath: Part II

Chicago Bears players react to another lost season and discuss the future of the team. Next up, our final BR Rookie Diary of 2013, with first round offensive lineman Kyle Long.

Bears defenders defend coordinator

To a man, the Chicago Bears defensive players believe coordinator Mel Tucker has earned the opportunity to return next season, despite this year's historically bad results.

Sweet Home Sports Podcast Episode 2

Eric and Justin return to the podcast to discuss the Bears’ week 17 loss to the Packers and whats next for the Bears. Should Jay Cutler be their QB? How can they fix the defense? Click the link below to Subscribe to the Sweet Home Sports podcast and download the latest episode! 5 total views, 5 views today
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