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NFL owners voted on Wednesday to approve several rule changes, the most controversial of which is the league’s decision to prohibit offensive players from initiating contact with defensive players outside the tackle box by using the crown of their helmets. Running backs around the league are understandably upset with the change, as it will force many of them to completely alter their running style.
Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte has been one of the most outspoken players about the new rule. He has been tweeting about it all week long, and now that the helmet rule has passed Forte is basically saying he’s not going to follow it.
Wow so they really passed that rule…last time I checked football was a contact sport. Calling bank now to set up my lowering the boom fund
— Matt Forte (@MattForte22) March 20, 2013
Guess I’ll get my fine money ready #loweringtheboomfund
— Matt Forte (@MattForte22) March 20, 2013
Next year they’ll probably be a no jumping over defenders rule… #lower...
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One of the many running backs that isn’t happy about the new rule that the NFL passed which prohibits offensive players from striking defenders with the crown of their helmets, is Bears’ running back Matt Forte.
After finding out that the rule passed, Forte tweeted that he’s going to open a bank account to pay his fines.
The Chicago Bears announced Wednesday that the team was unable to reach an agreement on a new contract with unrestricted free agent middle linebacker Brian Urlacher.
Marc Trestman understands that Chicago Bears fans anxiously want to know whether iconic middle linebacker Brian Urlacher will be returning for a 14th NFL season.
Unfortunately for them, Chicago's new head coach doesn't have an update.
Urlacher remained unsigned Wednesday as Trestman spoke with the media Wednesday morning at the NFL owners meeting.
The fact Urlacher hasn...
Orlando Pace is a former professional football player who played offensive tackle in the NFL for thirteen seasons. Pace was the first overall pick in the 1997 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams. He played for the Rams for twelve years from 1997 to 2008. He then went on to play for the Chicago Bears in 2009, his last NFL season. Pace started 154 consecutive games and started 165 of the...
After the Chicago Bears announced tonight that they weren’t going to be re-signing linebacker Brian Urlacher, he made it clear that he was given an ultiminatium.
The Bears reportedly made Urlacher a one-year, $2 million offer and said take it, or leave it.
“It wasn’t even an offer, it was an ultimatum,” Urlacher told the Chicago Tribune. “I feel like I’m a decent football...
Not trying to resign linebacker Brian Urlacher is a move that is going to be widely looked upon as a little crazy; at least by many Bears fans. However, what might really be crazy is what the team is reported to have offered the long time veteran--
One year for $2 million.
Yes, he is not a spring chicken. Yes, he has had some injuries over the last few years, but $2 million...
The days of Devin Hester playing wide receiver are over. New Bears coach Marc Trestman said on Wednesday that the explosive Hester will only be used as a return man for the team.
This news is hardly surprising as Hester has been a liability in the passing game and the Bears have also had a turnover on their coaching staff.
Under Lovie Smith the Bears attempted to get Hester more...
When athletes go to Miami in the offseason, bad things seem to happen.
Normally, they happen after 3am. In the case of Bears TE Evan Rodriguez, he was hitting the clubs a little too hard and according to CBS Miami was arrested for resisting arrest.
He was released on $1500 Bond.
According to Dan Pompei of the Chicago Tribune, Bears’ head coach Marc Ttrestman told him that they plan on running the read-option with Jay Cutler in 2013.
I guess Trestman is confident in Cutler’s mobility. I would do my best to keep him out of harms way after all of the big hits he’s taken over the years. He’s not the most durable quarterback.
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Of course, we've all seen this video before. I feel like Brady has one of these surprisingly athletic but not really that athletic moves every year. Last year it might've been either his scramble for a TD against Buffalo or when he kicked Ed Reed in the balls, can't decide which I liked more.
Anyway, Brian Urlacher is leaving Chicago after they basically told him they...
Brian Urlacher is in search of a new team after the Bears chose to part ways and not re-sign him. Many experts figure the Minnesota Vikings would be a logical landing spot.
The Vikings and Urlacher’s camp have had some initial conversations, and there seems to be mutual interest. Pro Football Talk is reporting that the interest won’t be serious until Urlacher comes down in...