Found August 02, 2010 on Bears Brain Trust:
Bears Brain Trust will go over each position and see how the Bears did. We’ll look at how the Bears finished in 2009, what they tried to do during the offseason, and how well they executed -- and if they should have done anything differently.__________Still here: Hunter Hillenmeyer: Played in 14 games (started in 13) at both strongside linebacker and middle linebacker; made 65 tackles; had 2.5 sacks and one interception.Nick Roach: Played in 16 games (started in 15) at both strongside linebacker and middle linebacker; made 50 tackles; had two sacks.Out:Jamar Williams: Played in 16 games (started in three); was the primary back-up at both outside linebacker positions.2009 review: Eh, but it wasn’t entirely their fault.The Bears' linebacker depth is on the outside -- entirely on the outside.So when Brian Urlacher went down, the Bears robbed from the strongside to fill the hole. Neither Roach or Hillenmeyer are great Cover-2 middle linebackers. Hillenmeyer struggled with the coveri...

Angelo puts it on Cutler

Bears general manager Jerry Angelo, talking on the Mully and Hanley Show on WSCR-AM 670 this morning put the burden on quarterback Jay Cutler to make the offense better this year. “Jay has got to play better irrelevant is what is around him,” Angelo said. “You have to adapt to what is around you. Our offense is going to be different. We’re going to be attacking downfield...

Totally random stuff from my day at Bears training camp

On Sunday, I attended my first-ever Bears training camp practice. The players went full pads and only one guy did not participate (Chris Harris). There was a lot to digest, but with almost everyone in action, I jotted down some random observations. I know it’s only one practice and I don’t want to make any broad generalizations…but I will anyways since it makes for better reading…...

Bears Rookie S Major Wright Suffers Groin Injury

The Chicago Bears made it their top objective in the offseason to solve some of the woes they've been experiencing in the secondary, particularly at the safety position. They traded for one-time Bear Chris Harris by picking up the veteran safety in a deal with the Carolina Panthers, and finally they spent their top draft pick – No. 75 overall – on Florida safety Major Wright...

Training Camp Tidbits: August 3

Monday was Day 4 and practice No. 5. Now for some links and tidbits:Injured List:It's never too early to have two injured safeties. Major Wright joined Chris Harris on that list; Wright injured his groin muscle. [ESPN Chicago]Marcus Harrison left practice early for the second straight day. Just "a little dehydrated," said Love Smith. [Chicago Tribune]Thoughts and Tidbits...

Bears SS Chris Harris Misses Second Straight Day With Back Injury

Chicago Bears safety Chris Harris will miss a second day of practice as he recovers from a strained back. Harris left Saturday morning's walk-through after planting his foot and straining his back. He missed the Bears' first workout in pads on Saturday night and will skip Sunday's session. "I'm getting treatment three times a day, as much as I possibly can so...

Training Camp Tidbits: August 2

Sunday was day 3, practice No. 4 and the second day the Bears were in full pads. Now, for some links and tidbits:Injured ListHarvey Unga (hamstring) and  Juaquin Iglesias (groin) left practice early. [Chicago Breaking Sports] The Sun-Times says that Marcus Harrison didn't finish practice either. [Chicago Sun-Times]Chris Harris sat out again, too. And if ESPN (or anyone else...

Bears already knew what back could do

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. – Lovie Smith had firsthand knowledge of what Chester Taylor could do on a football field long before the running back arrived at Bears training camp.

Ex-Bear Richardson out of prison

Former Chicago Bears cornerback Mike Richardson was released from a California prison after an Orange County appellate court found that he did not violate the terms of his probation, The Orange County Register reports.

Anderson hopes to pair with Peppers

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. – Expectations are high for prized free-agent acquisition Julius Peppers, who joins the Bears after averaging over 10 sacks a year during eight seasons with the Carolina Panthers.

Search on in Carolina to find Peppers' replacement

When the remaining individual game tickets for the Carolina Panthers went on sale Saturday, the return of Julius Peppers with the Chicago Bears was the only one to immediately sell out.

Tice says Bears O-Line is "Quite a ways away"!

In 1998 when the Minnesota Vikings drafted a center out of Harvard with the 6Th pick, Mike Tice put him to work. After three days of workouts Tice was fed up and said the kid "can't play". Thirteen years later Matt Birk is still playing in the National Football League and still starting just as he did his rookie season. That's when Mike Tice realized he needed...

Training Camp Tidbits: August 4

Tuesday was Day 5 and practice No. 6. Now for some links and tidbits:Injured List:Brian Iwuh was carted off the field with a knee injury. Other players who did not practice: Chris Harris, Major Wright, Hunter Hillenmeyer, Juaquin Iglesias and Marcus Harrison. [Chicago Tribune]Thoughts and Tidbits:Brett Favre says he's going to retire; the Bears will believe it when they see it...
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