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This topic is especially important this week, since the smart money is on the Bears to take a defensive tackle in the first round in May’s draft. After a good start to free agency, a top prospect on the interior of the defensive line could really help sure up the line which struggled greatly last season.
Through the Bears’ storied history, they’ve featured some of the all-time greats on defense. When it comes to the tackle position, the best is a combination end/tackle in Dan Hampton.
“Danimal” as he’s known to Bears fans, was the fourth overall selection in the 1979 draft out of Arkansas. He earned that pick by totaling 18 sacks and 98 tackles as a senior for the Razorbacks, earning Southwest Conference Defensive Player of the Year and All-American honors.
As a pro, Hampton played in three decades for the Bears from 1979-1990. He was a force on the defensive line, helping anchor one of the best lines in league history. He played in 157 career games, starting 152 of them.
BEST OF MAXIM
This week, the NFL made news during their annual owners’ meetings in Orlando by making some subtle changes to the rulebook. A tweak here and there, all of which are fairly good ideas, got everyone talking about how the game was adapting.
But in the end, none of the suggestions were revolutionary. None of them will cause much more than a minor bit of confusion early in the season...
In 1991, the Bears selected Stan Thomas from the University of Texas with the 22nd overall pick in the draft. The pick was not well received by then Bears coach and legend Mike Ditka.
In a 2006 interview, Ditka voiced his displeasure with the Bears front office at that time and their choice to draft Thomas:
“Maybe we should have won another Super Bowl, but the problems started...
Is Lance Briggs a Leader or Cancer for the Chicago Bears?
Lance Briggs was on the Around the League Podcast on NFL.com a few days ago, and in listening to his interview we came away with one question: “Is Lance Briggs a leader or a cancer to the Chicago Bears?”
He says in the interview that he’s in Los Angeles looking for a job, that his job is temporary, and that the NFL stands...
Sports Mockery - Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has been referenced in a random article from a bartender that says he was a prick at his establishments. The quote from his article “20 Bartenders Reveal What Your Drink Says About You” explains:
15. You have absolutely no couth
“Former Bronco quarterback Jay Cutler used to come sit at my bar and order appletinis and fruity...
Did you know that the record for the most points scored by one team in a NFL game was set in the playoffs? The Chicago Bears dismantled the Washington Redskins with an astonishing score of 73-0! The National Football League Championship Game was the eighth in league history and was the first National radio telecast of the game.
This game marked the beginning of a four-year run...
The Bears defense has seemingly gotten better with Phil Emery's free agency moves, but it hasn't necessarily gotten younger.
Wednesday morning's wakeup call involving the signing of 32-year-old Jared Allen makes him the sixth projected defensive starter 30 or older. Lance Briggs is 33 (34 in November) heading into the final year of his contract. Charles Tillman recently...
I feel like someone’s playing a cruel joke on me, and it’s someone I would never expect. It’s like I’m attending my grandmother’s funeral, and while I’m saying my goodbyes up close and personal, she sits up and punches me in the face. Then, she laughs at me because I soiled myself.
If you haven’t heard, Jared Allen has joined the Chicago Bears–not the Seahawks–on...
The Bears made some big news this morning by signing former Vikings defensive end Jared Allen. We immediately got some questions about Allen and how he fits into this team. What better way to kick of this week’s mailbag than start right there.
How will Jared Allen fit into this defensive line? -Arlene in Downtown
Well Arlene, Allen even turning 32 next month is still a premier...
The Chicago Bears announced earlier this morning that they have reached an agreement with DE Jared Allen on a four-year contract worth $32 million.
LM: #Bears bolster defense by agreeing to terms on 4-year deal with DE Jared Allen, one of NFL’s most prolific pass rushers.
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) March 26, 2014
Just two years and $15.5 million of Allen’s contract...
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The Bears Defense has just made a big improvement. They have just added the best remaining free agent of the off-season. The Bears recently lost Julius Peppers and Defensive Tackle, Henry Melton, and added two of the top Defensive Ends of this off-season in Jared Allen and Lamarr Houston. The Bears have done a very nice job of adding to their defensive line...
All-Pro defensive end Jared Allen has signed a 4-years and $32 million with the Chicago Bears. Allen is 32-years-old and has been in the NFL since 2004. He has spend 4 seasons with the Chiefs and 6 seasons with the Vikings.
Allen is highly decorated, as he has been selected to 5 Pro-Bowls and 4 1st team All-Pro teams. He has also lead the NFL in sacks twice...
With the Chicago Bears signing free agent pass rusher Jared Allen, the market is thinning for impact guys who can get after the quarterback.
On SportsNet Central, Patriots insider Tom E. Curran suggested ex-Charger and Bronco Shaun Phillips could be someone the Pats would look at. Phillips, 6-3, 255 pounds, who turns 33 in May, played in Denver last season.
When asked what remains...
When some NFL players become free agents all they want to do is chase the money and get the biggest paycheck possible, well not Jared Allen as it would appear.Allen, who just signed a $32 Million deal with the Bears was offered $9 Million per year to play for the Oakland Raiders which is at least $1 Million more a year than he will earn in Chicago.It seems that Allen would rather...
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) Defensive end Jared Allen agreed to a four-year contract with the Chicago Bears on Wednesday.
What better way to get back at your team for letting you walk, than by signing with a bitter rival.
Jared Allen has agreed to terms with the Chicago Bears.
The #Bears announce they signed Jared Allen to a 4-year deal. Wow.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 26, 2014