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A total of 15 teams remained standing as the clock struck 1 PM EST on Sunday afternoon, the day before New Year's Eve.From there, in three or four hour increments, that list whittled down to the mandated 12 necessary to form a playoff pool.We here at the Football Nation Medical Examiner's Office know how difficult this last week of post-mortem examination can be.Well, not from an emotional standpoint; that's left for the fans, players, and others to digest. I'm referring to the layers of broken optimism that need to be scraped off the cadavers before we can begin working. Sometimes it's like trying to chip through five inches of solid ice with a plastic spork.These are the teams that needed just one or two breaks to go their way, and they'd be alive today, vying among a field of a dozen for a trophy awarded only to one.Instead, they plot their next move, bitterly vowing that they'll be back, better than ever.But until such opportunity arises, embrace the ...
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Bears GM Phil Emery is in the process of interviewing candidates to replace Lovie Smith. One thing is clear: the next head coach better have a plan to help Jay Cutler reach his potential.
Upon hearing the news that his head coach Lovie Smith had been fired, Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler tweeted, “Change isn’t always a bad thing. Sometimes change can be good.” Oh. Gonna help coach pack his bags and drive him to the airport, Jay? Say this for the current Bears’ brain trust, [...]
Too little, too late is all can be said about how the Chicago Bears ended the 2012 season at 10-6 and now the potential Chicago Bears offseason moves need to be assessed. What will the Chicago Bears do to get better in the 2013 season? The first place to look to where they need to improve, is by examining the players that will be possibly be saying sayonara to the Chicago Bears in...
It was somewhat a surprise when after a 10 win season the Chicago Bears decided to part ways with Lovie Smith. Smith became one of several “Black Monday” victims joining multiple other NFL coaches who were fired. The question now for the Bears becomes who? Who will be the next head coach in Chicago? What about Andy Reid?
After 14 seasons Reid has been fired as the head...
To say that the Chicago Bears 2012 season was a disappointment would be a huge understatement. A team once hyped as Super Bowl contenders truly proved to be pretenders as they became the first NFL team since 1999 to start a season at 7-1 and miss the playoffs. Plenty of shortcomings can be cited as the reasons behind the Bears demise but looking ahead to 2013 there are several...
Here we go...
Jay Cutler seems to have fallen on the sword a little bit, but admits change might be good for the long term...
Here's the noon lead in Buffalo after the firing of Chan Gailey and his staff...
And, now, Kansas City and Crennel...
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Another year, another let down for the Bears and Cowboys. When will these two organizations realize they don't need their QBs? I'm not saying that these teams are horrible. Both teams have enough talent to win a Super Bowl without their respected quarterbacks. NFL teams have been committed to their QBs over the years, but teams have won Super Bowls because they parted...
While Vanderbilt isn't known for pumping out talented in the SEC outside of Jay Cutler, the Commodores have a handful of NFL talent on deck as they face off against NC State. After firing coach Tom O'Brien, it won't be an easy task facing off against one of the best young coaches in James Franklin, but Mike Glennon, Tobais Palmer, and NC State have the talent offensively...
Do not be afraid, but I am from the future. It's a magical place where gas is only $2.50 per gallon, the Kardashian's fifteen minutes are already over and the phrase "fiscal cliff" is nowhere to be found. It is February 3, 2014 and I find myself braving one of the worst snowstorms in Chicago history to be at O’Hare Airport on this historic day. I am just one...
Pro Football Talk reports that the Chicago Bears are “currently interviewing” Saints offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael for their head-coaching vacancy.
This is actually the first that we’ve heard regarding Carmichael and the Bears. Chicago is reported to have interest in other candidates such as: Broncos OC Mike McCoy, Buccaneers OC Mike Sullivan, Falcons ST coordinator...