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During his season ending press conference Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery let it be known that he utilizes unorthodox statistical and metrical analysis to enhance his scouting. Emery specifically mentioned ProFootballFocus and STATS Inc. during the press conference and more recently hired a manager from STATS to be the newly created position director of analytics. Another site that metrically analyzes the NFL is the website FootballOutsiders.com which now works in conjunction with ESPN.com and ESPN Stats and Information.
Recently FootballOutsiders released their annual Almanac which is a review of their 2012 game charting data with a preview and metric prediction of the 2013 season. A lot of what metrics do is evaluate the true impact of players in the game and they plays they make based on situation and assign an overall value to the play. As an example a running back who averages 4.5 yards per carry, is he getting those yards based on good blocking, or is he get...
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One Bears legend tells another that it's time to move on from the team and get on with his own life.
So it comes down to this, the direction of the Chicago Bears franchise for the next five years comes down to Jay Cutler's contract year. If Cutler falters the Bears can completely blow up the roster and go 180-degrees in a different direction and the team will look completely different a year from now. If he finally lives up to the expectations of a franchise quarterback...
There have been several different NFL defensive lineman grouped under the name of the Fearsome Foursome. The most famous of this group were the 1963 Los Angeles Rams. With a starting defensive line that consisted of DT Lamar Lundy, DT Rosie Grier, DT Merlin Olsen and DE Deaon Jones. These men were feared on the field for their pass rush damage.During the 1963-1967 seasons, the Los...
Brian Urlacher recently told Dave Dameshek of NFL.com that he’d pretty upset if the Bears won the Super Bowl this season.
Mike Ditka is now telling Urlacher to be thankful for your time in the league.
“My advice would be to put it behind you,” Ditka said. “Brian has been such a great player for the Bears and an ambassador for the team. Not many guys get to play 13 years...
Rejoice, WCSN brethren! The long offseason is almost over, and actual football activities are back upon us! Before the real games begin in September, or even the preseason games in August, we have training camp to look forward to. This is the first in a three-part series previewing the Chicago Bears as they begin their [...]The post Chicago Bears 2013 Training Camp Preview: Key...
The Chicago Bears face some tought decisions following the 2013 season with 3/4 of their secondary playing for new contracts, writes John Mullin of CSNChicago.com.
Cornerbacks Tim Jennings and Charles Tillman , as well as safety Major Wright are in the final year of their contracts, and the Bears will look to see how this season plays out and take it from there. All are coming...
Earlier in the week, Brian Urlacher told NFL.com’s Dave Dameshek that he would be “really pissed” if the Chicago Bears won a Super Bowl this year without him.
A former Bear himself, Mike Ditka had a few words for Urlacher.
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With the opening of Chicago Bears training camp just days away, let’s take a look at five “under the radar” prospects who, with some luck and under the right circumstances, could crack the Bears final 53 man roster. 1. Michael Ford, RB…the undrafted rookie free agent from LSU offers the Bears something they don’t have. Pure speed to the edge. [...]
The Chicago Bears have never had a wide receiver like Brandon Marshall, and if they aren't careful they may not have him for very long. During the 2012 season no wide receiver was targeted at a higher percentage of a teams pass attempts than Brandon Marshall. If the Bears were passing 40-percent of the time the ball was going to Marshall, higher than any percentage since...
We're a week away from the start of training camp, and as such we did a complete run down of all the important training camp battles. While there is a pretty good handle on who the starting 22 will be, there is still a lot of fluidity with the 53-man roster. We covered the most important training camp battles of 2013 and went in depth discussing the importance of the Trestman...
Brian Urlacher spent 13 seasons with the Chicago Bears but was unable to capture a Super Bowl championship. He came close when Chicago won the NFC Championship Game in 2006, but Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts were too much to overcome. Now, the Bears will be looking to win a ring without him. Last [...]
Can Devin Hester once again be a dominant kick and punt returner for the Chicago Bears now that he’s been stripped of his duties as a wide receiver in Marc Trestman’s offense?
Legendary former Chicago Bears tight end and coach Mike Ditka has some advice for the recently retired Brian Urlacher: Get over it.
We break down all the top story lines heading into 2013 Chicago Bears Training Camp, including the Marc Trestman/Jay Cutler dynamic, positional battles to watch and much more.