Found December 15, 2011 on Bears Beat:
Bears wide receiver and special teams contributor Sam Hurd was arrested Wednesday night on drug charges, reactions from Bears players and Lovie Smith to the arrest, and running back Marion Barber breaks his silence. Feds: Bears’ Sam Hurd tried to buy huge amounts of cocaine, pot Thu Dec 15 17:21:10 2011 Chicago Bears wide receiver Sam Hurd wanted to distribute … I believe in Tebow (The National Football Post) Thu Dec 15 17:15:00 2011 I witnessed NFL magic last Sunday afternoon. Tim Tebow was 2 for 16 passing to start the game and the Denver… Lovie Smith: Hurd drug arrest ‘total surprise’ (AP) Thu Dec 15 17:09:29 2011 Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith says the arrest of wide receiver Sam Hurd is a disappointment and “total surprise.” Hurd was … Bears WR Hurd facing federal drug charges (AP) Thu Dec 15 16:59:30 2011 Chicago Bears wide receiver Sam Hurd was in federal custody Thursday, charged with trying to set up a drug-dealing network … Bears RB Barber breaks his silence – sort of Thu...

Bears believe Barber will bounce back

Bears players expressed confidence Wednesday that Marion Barber would rebound from the mistakes he made late in last Sunday's loss.

Smith: Hurd will not be a distraction

To a person, the heard of Sam Hurd's arrest on drug charges has shocked the Chicago Bears. Yet coach Lovie Smith says the incident will not compromise the team's focus going forward.

NFL Games To Watch: Week 15 Edition

Sunday, 1:00pm ET Seattle Seahawks vs. Chicago Bears   Last week, even if CBS didn’t jump nationwide coverage over, we heard about Chicago's epic collapse. But those fortunate enough to have seen the Denver comeback were in awe of Tebow…or Marion Barber. However it should be noted that for 58 minutes the Chicago defense did what it does, stop teams cold. With the offense...

Smith on Bears: “We have so much football left to go.”

In conference calls with Seattle-area reporters this morning, both Chicago head coach Lovie Smith and quarterback Caleb Hanie were asked about the mood in the Windy City in the aftermath of the Bears losing three straight to fall to 7-6 on the season. “I couldn’t really tell you,” Hanie said. “I’ve been locked up in a hole trying to study and get ready for Seattle, really...

Barber finally speaks, but has little to say

Bears back relies on banality in avoiding details of costly miscuesMarion Barber broke his silence Thursday when the Bears running back spoke to a radio reporter the organization hand-picked and a writer from the team's website.

Marion Barber Speaks ... Sort Of

Marion Barber is notoriously media-shy. Since coming to Chicago, he has talked to the media exactly twice. Once during pre-season, and today, when the NFL threatened to fine him for his silence. He spoke with the Bears website and WBBM Newsradio reporter Zach Zaidman, and (kind of) addressed Sunday's game.  How tough was last game? “I’m looking forward to this week....

Can’t bury news that Bears have mess at quarterback

In other news . . . the Bears’ season is on the line Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks at Soldier Field. After a tumultuous week that was unusual even by Halas Hall standards — the aftermath of getting Tebowed by the Denver Broncos, Marion Barber vs. the media and Sam Hurd’s arrest on federal...

And Sundsy’s winner is....

seahawks at bears Time: Noon. Line: Bears by 31/2. Records (overall/ATS): Bears 7-6/7-6; Seahawks 6-7/8-5-1. Outlook: Bears thrive on adversity — with everyone leaving them for dead and the Marion Barber episode, they’ll have a laser focus today. Pick: Bears 17, Seahawks 10. …

Barber's Silence Could Cost Him

Good morning and welcome to Bear Bites, your morning rundown of Bears news. Read on for injury updates on Forte and Cutler, what Barber's silence could cost him, a Pro Bowl campaign for Henry Melton, and more Bears news. Though Lovie Smith hinted that Matt Forte could be available on Sunday, Forte wasn't so confident. (ESPN Chicago) Jay Cutler says there is...

Matt Prater named AFC special-teams player of the week

Contrary to popular belief, Tim Tebow didn’t force Marion Barber to run out of bounds late in regulation.  Likewise, Tebow didn’t cause Barber to fumble in overtime. Tebow also didn’t kick a 59-yard field goal to force overtime.  Or a 51-yard field goal to win the game. Instead, Matt Prater made those kicks. And Prater…

The Giants and the NFL after Week 14

Some thoughts to finish up this past weekend..1) The Sunday night win was sweet, but let's remember that Dallas was very generous to our team's cause.  Is the NFC East making us better or simply camouflaging our own shortcomings?  Here is a recommended read back from 2008 that the NY Times picked up. 2) That was dizzying, how many games went wild down to the end...

Bears-Seahawks preview and game breakdown (12.18.11)

The story of the game will be containing Marshawn Lynch ... and whether the Bears offense can put up enough points to help the defense. A preview and breakdown of the matchup between the Bears and Seahawks on Dec. 18, 2011. Bears offense vs. Seahawks defense Last week against the Broncos, the Bears rode Marion Barber and Kahlil Bell for 148 yards on 36 carries, a respectable 4.1...

Bears React to Sam Hurd Arrest

If the federal drug charges against Sam Hurd prove true, then he had everyone in the NFL and the Bears organization fooled. Since joining the team, the wide receiver was described by teammates as a nice guy and a team player. In his interviews, he repeatedly praised God. Coach Lovie Smith "I'm in shock over it. I never saw it coming. My dealing with Sam here .... has...
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