Found September 04, 2013 on The Sports Bank:
Former San Diego Chargers and New England Patriots safety Rodney Harrison works as a studio analyst for NBC Football Night in America. He sized up the NFC North division yesterday on conference call. And Rodney Harrison is not expecting much out of the Chicago Bears. He’s not very high on Jay Cutler either. “I would almost have to say at this point I wouldn’t fear the Bears. Just too much inconsistent play at the quarterback position,” Harrison said. He was asked who he thinks could stop the Green Bay Packers from winning the NFC North for the third straight season: “I would say Minnesota. You know Detroit is a very undisciplined team. They’ve been up and down,” Rodney Harrison said. “They’ve got the best receiver in football, but from an injury standpoint on the defensive side, they’ve been inconsistent. They just have a lack of discipline. We’ve seen it the last couple years.” Rodney thinks the Vikes are the Packers biggest threat: “Christian Ponder, he’s good enough – not rig

Report: Saints on the verge of signing Robert Meachem

According to Bill Williamson of,  the Saints are close to bringing back wide receiver Robert Meachem.  He was released by the Chargers this past weekend. Breaking: Former #Charger WR Robert Meachem on verge of signing with #Saints. — Bill Williamson (@BWilliamsonESPN) September 3, 2013 Meachem was a bust for the Chargers, but was a solid contributor for the Saints at...

Bears restructure Peppers' contract

Chicago Bears defensive end Julius Peppers restructured his contract with the Bears in a move to create more salary room a source confirmed. The Bears converted $3 million of Peppers’ base salary ($12.9 million) into a signing bonus ($3 million) which reduces his base salary for 2013 to $9.9 million. The move creates $2 million in salary-cap space for the Bears and reduces the...

The Bears Must Do The Smart Thing And Start Williams Over Bostic In Week One

The 2013 Chicago Bears’ defense is still a very good unit. There’s no way around that fact. However, the middle of the Bears’ defense will look a whole lot different this season without recently retired Brian Urlacher. Nine-year veteran D.J. Williams was signed this off-season to take Urlacher’s place at middle linebacker. Williams returned to practice this week after sitting...

Martellus Bennett backs up Urlacher’s dive claim

Chicago Bears great Brian Urlacher continues to make comments which brings heat on the squad that he just retired from. Urlacher is now an analyst for Fox 1 Sports Network and revealed during a college football discussion that the Bears used to fake injuries as a method to slow down up-tempo offenses. One current  Bear that has semi-sorta stepped up to support his claim, is tight...

WR Brandon Marshall says 'all systems go,' ready to play in season opener

Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall has been careful this offseason after having hip surgery, but as the season opener nears, he says he is ready to go.

Brian Urlacher Says Chicago Bears Coaches Had Players Fake Injuries to Slow Down Fast-Paced Offenses (Video)

The Chicago Bears had a game plan when they matched up against fast-paced offenses in recent years: to fake it. Former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher recently said that that his team’s defense was instructed to fake injuries when they looked gassed and needed a break, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Urlacher retired this offseason and made the comments in his new role as an...

Bennett hopes to play Sunday

Bears wide receiver Earl Bennett, who has been recovering from a concussion the past month, is hopeful he can play this Sunday in the regular season opener against the Bengals.

Shame On You Brian Urlacher!

I totally understand why ESPN and now FOX Sports 1 want to have athletes on as studio analysts. People still remember these players from their playing days and will want to tune in to see their favorite former superstars talk about the game since they can't see them play it anymore. They need to stop it. Too many of these guys just aren't any good at it. @BUrlacher54...

Bears OG Kyle Long, meet Bengals DT Geno Atkins

When the Chicago Bears rookie lineman Kyle Long looks up on the line of scrimmage Sunday, there is a good chance he will see Geno Atkins staring back. Long has done more than enough to earn the start at right guard in week one, but the level of competition he faced in the preseason was below average. In roughly three quarters against the starting defenses for San Diego and Oakland...

Brian Urlacher Says Bears Faked Injuries

There has been a lot of talk in college about players faking injuries and even Kirk Herbstreit claimed that teams are practicing it. We haven’t heard that much about it in the NFL though since teams typically aren’t able to run quite as many plays as in college. That changed when Brian Urlacher decided to give his thoughts on Fox Sports 1′s Fox Football Daily. “We had a...

Week One Power Rankings, Chicago Bears Edition

Here are the Week One power rankings from various sites around the web: ESPN: #14 (Last year: #13) Analysis, "New offensive-minded head coach Marc Trestman has work to do. The Bears' offense has finished above the bottom 10 in total yards once in the past 11 years." #12 (Last year: #13) Analysis, "Sketchy details are just now coming in about some...

Bear Breakdown: Changes At Offensive Line Will Likely Pay Off This Season

13-year veteran Roberto Garza is the only current Chicago Bears' offensive lineman who was on the active roster to start the 2012 season. The 34-year old center was joined on the 53-man roster by guard James Brown and tackle Jonathan Scott after the season opening win against the Indianapolis Colts. Starters Jermon Bushrod, Matt Slauson, Kyle Long, Jordan Mills and reserves...
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