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The Chicago Bears came into the 2012 NFL Season with a goal, to once again become Super Bowl Champions. The Bears missed the playoffs last season due to a handful of injuries and a poor offense. They lacked an elite play making WR and a consistent Quarterback.
So the Bears made a statement in the past NFL off-season. They went out and snagged a top-notch WR in Brandon Marshall from the Miami Dolphins. Marshall had a Pro Bowl season with his short stint in Miami, as he recorded 81 catches for 1,214 yards and six scores.
The Chicago Bears went out and filled their biggest hole in the offense. Brandon Marshall has played with Bears starting QB Jay Cutler before. With the Denver Broncos, in 2008, Cutler and Marshall hooked up for 104 passes for 1,265 yards and six TD’s. They rent into the 2012 Season looking to repeat the same success that they had with each other in Mile High stadium.
Now that there is chemistry and an elite WR on the once struggli...
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The Chicago Bears started the 2012 season on fire rolling to a 7-1 record. Since that point, the Monsters of the Midway have lost five of their last six games. While there have been plenty of places for Bears fans to point their fingers, the biggest issue goes to coaching. The offense and the offensive line has struggled mightily despite having Jay Cutler at quarterback and...
According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Chicago Bears don’t plan offering head coach Lovie Smith a contract extension now that the they’re in the middle of a free fall as we get closer to the end of the regular season.
At the midpoint of the season, with his team boasting a 7-1 record, Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith seemed to be improving his odds of getting a contract...
It's over for Lovie Smith. He knows it, too. He's no dummy. He is never going to win a Super Bowl with the Chicago Bears. He's never going to get there with Jay Cutler. Even his pet defense, now aging and easy to dupe, is never going to win one for him.
It's not that he has been awful for nine years. He has done some excellent things. But when you keep driving in...
(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) Lovie Smith isn't going to get caught up in any outside discussion about his job security with the Bears scuffling along and in danger of missing the playoffs after a 7-1 start.
Chicago's coach says his only focus is on trying to get a wild-card spot by beating Arizona this weekend and then winning the regular-season finale at Detroit.
After watching the San Francisco 49ers win their biggest game of the season on the road against the New England Patriots Sunday night, Jim Harbuagh probably feels a little better about his decision to go with Colin Kaepernick over Alex Smith. Kaepernick threw some perfect deep balls and helped hold off New England’s improbable comeback, proving the Niners are a legitimate Super...
When Lovie Smith took over as head coach of the Chicago Bears he was given one task to complete by Bears President Mike McCaskey.Beat the Packers.Why? The Packers had defeated the Bears 20 of the previous 23 meetings before Smith took over and had generally reigned supreme over the NFC Central during that time.Smith changed that. From his rookie campaign in 2004 to 2008 Smith guided...
When Aaron Rodgers was drafted in 2005, it was 23 spots behind the No. 1 pick, Alex Smith, who was picked by Rodgers’ hometown 49ers.
Instead of getting a chance to start and being recognized for his ability, Rodgers took the clipboard behind Brett Favre, while Smith was given the run of the San Francisco offense in his first season.
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Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher was upset with the media for criticizing coach Lovie Smith, and with the fans for booing the team after Sunday's loss to the Green Bay Packers. Teammate Lance Briggs said he understands why Urlacher believes the Bears are the most booed team in the NFC North.
"I understand where he's coming from," Briggs said. "I'...
Brian Urlacher had an interesting view of the Chicago Bears loss to the Green Bay Packers yesterday. His view from IR was quite opinionated. Maybe this is the end of his days with the Bears? Or the end of his NFL career? During his weekly appearance on the local Chicago FOX news program he had some choice words for Bears fans, the media and those who think Bears coach Lovie Smith...
The San Francisco 49ers have shown they can win no matter who is under center as they now own a 10-3-1 record. The 49ers started off the year 6-2 with Alex Smith starting at quarterback, then after an injury second year player Colin Kaepernick took over and the team has since gone 4-1-1. The Niners are coming off a big win vs. the New England Patriots in Week 15 that was almost...
The rapid descent of the Chicago Bears from playoff contender to also rans highlights the agenda on the next edition of “Bears Claws.” Join the guys as they dissect Sunday’s disappointing 21-13 loss to the Packers, search for answers, and breakdown the playoff picture. They’ll also debate the future of Bears head coach Lovie Smith. This week’s special guest is [...]