Found December 09, 2011 on
Inside the Bears:
Leaning on your defense and special teams to cover for an inexperienced quarterback is not the way to win in the NFL. But the Bears are better equipped to do it than most. Against the San Diego Chargers on Nov. 20, the Bears nearly made up 80 yards of field position over two offensive possessions — from their 9 to the Chargers’ 11 — while the offense gained seven yards on six plays. The punt teams and defense did most of the work: ◆ Adam Podlesh had a 55-yard punt from his end zone downed by Zack Bowman. ◆ Devin Hester returned …
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The Bears will be without Matt Forte this Sunday, due to a MCL sprain in his right knee.
Forte hasn’t been able to practice all week. With Forte out, Marion Barber and Kahlil Bell will likely split the carries.
In nine games this season Barber has carried the ball 76 times for 281 yards and five touchdowns.
Bell has appeared in nine games as well. He’s carried the ball 15 times...
1. I’m surprised at myself. I did think that at some point in the year I would consider the ramifications of the Greg Olsen trade. But I’m surprised I’m just thinking of this now. When the trade went down, I agreed with it based on the fact that it was a necessary step in the “Martzification” of the Bears offense. Fair enough, the Martz offense requires large blocking...
During an appearance Wednesday on ESPN 1000's 'Waddle and Silvy Show' in Chicago, Bears quarterback Jay Cutler discussed his thumb injury, the one thing Caleb Hanie needs to do better and much more:
Mike Florio on whether Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck will play together, if there is a tie for the worst record in the league, could Andrew Luck’s fate be decided by a coin flip and will Mike Martz and Caleb Hanie remain in Chicago if the Bears fail to make the postseason?
1Second go-around with Hanie not so sweetWhen Jay Cutler fractured a thumb three weeks ago, the belief was former Colorado State quarterback Caleb Hanie would just pick up where he left off when