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So, apparently all you have to do to become an elite quarterback is say that you are an elite quarterback. This worked well for Eli Manning last year, and to be fair he kind of backed it up by leading his team to the a Super Bowl victory. Joe Flacco's name was also bandied around as someone who might be taking the next step up, but I for one remain a little unconvinced of that.

So what of Jay Cutler? Is it time for the Bear's QB to rise to the next level and stake his claim as one of the NFL's elite passers?

Just exactly who are the best quarterbacks in the league. You would have to be looking at names like Rodgers, Brady, Brees and Eli Manning, to name a few. I suppose everyone's definition of elite is a different one. But I take it to mean someone who consistently puts up big numbers, is a leader on the field and can play well under pressure. You have to be the type of player who can rally late in the game and lead a game winning drive with only seconds to go in the fourth quarter. That's what separates the great from the good.


Can Mike Tice bring some familiar magic to the Bears offense?

The Chicago Bears and former offensive coordinator Mike Martz departed ways at the end of the 2011 regular season and in 2012 Mike Tice will take over the reins.  Can he recapture the offensive magic from his Minnesota days? Say what you will about the somewhat troubled tenure of Mike Tice as the Vikings‘ head

WR: Rice would've been bad in Miami

New Chicago Bear Brandon Marshall says even the greatest wide receiver of all-time would not have been effective in the Dolphins offense last season. 

Bears sign first-round pick McClellin

The Bears signed first-round pick Shea McClellin to a four-year deal with a fifth-year option on Friday, the fifth draft pick signed by Chicago since the April draft. McClellin, the 19th overall pick in the 2012 draft, is likely to earn approximately $8.3 million based on the contract signed by 2011 19th overall pick Prince Amukamara of the Giants. McClellin's humble past...

Bears sign rookie Evan Rodriguez

Chicago has agreed to terms with the team's fourth-round selection, tight end Evan Rodriguez. The Bears have now signed three of their six 2012 draft picks.

WR Brandon Marshall understands trade to the Chicago Bears

When the Miami Dolphins traded with the Denver Broncos, the franchise thought they were finally obtaining their deep threat that the team had been lacking. Just two seasons later, the relationship between the two sides ended and WR Brandon Marshall now has a new home with the Chicago Bears. Miami acquired Marshall at the same time they believed that QB Chad Henne was starting to...

Bears CB Frey agrees to 4-year deal

Cornerback Isaiah Frey agreed to a four-year deal with the Bears. Financial terms were not disclosed. The 184th overall pick in the sixth round of last month's NFL Draft, Frey had 141 tackles and seven interceptions in 51 career games with Nevada.

D.J. Moore: Mr. Underappreciated

While he doesn’t get the same amount of publicity as his defensive teammates, Bears nickelback D.J. Moore’s has more impact on defense than any other member of the secondary.

Bears ink first-rounder Shea McClellin

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Alshon Jeffery on tape

Amongst NFL analysts there are widely varying opinions on Bears second-round pick Alshon Jeffery. We dissected hours of film to help decipher what type of player he’ll be at the next level.

Tice shows Bears' new offense to rookies

New Chicago offensive coordinator Mike Tice wants to see the Bears play faster and with more explosiveness. He will have to wait a bit to see all of the options at his disposal. Tice and head coach Lovie Smith got only an abbreviated look Friday at wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, one of their top draft picks. Jeffery, whose conditioning was an issue last season at South Carolina,...

The Bears Den: May 09, 2012

Bears agree to deals with Rodriguez, McCoy - Bears hope to have all of their draft picks under contract by Monday. Time to bring Tommie Harris back - Dan Pompei: Would come cheap as a fourth DT in a rotation, could be effective if used for 10-15 snaps a game. Larry Mayer's Chalk Talk - Discusses the Bears' WR depth, McClellin's role as a rookie, and a biting, critical...

The Bears Den: May 11, 2012

Marshall understands trade, takes parting shot at Dolphins QBs - Was it a parting shot? They (over)drafted Tannehill 8th overall, so it looks like their front office agrees that they don't have a QB... Bears add DTs John McCargo, DeMario Pressley - Part of a tryout that included Trey Lewis and last year's Mr Irrelevant. USAToday's Team Report - Your weekly round-up...

Can Mike Tice Bring the Bears that Viking Magic?

Say what you will about the somewhat troubled tenure of Mike Tice as the Vikings' head coach, but he and offensive coordinator Scott Linehan had a three-year run of offensive dominance. In 2002, the Vikings led the NFL in rushing, and by 2003, they led the league in total offense. They stayed equally hot in 2004, riding their fourth-ranked offense into the playoffs and then...
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