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TEAMS: Chicago Bears


Lance Briggs thinks new additions make Bears a contender - Doesn't see an aging D, only a more explosive offense to help overcome GB and Detroit.

NFL Network giving Lovie motivational fuel for Cutler, Marshall? - Moon Mullin points out the popularity contest that is the top 100 list.

Urlacher will be ready for start of training camp 'for sure' - Recovering from knee injury in dying moments of meaningless finale. Good jorb, Lovie.

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[Video] NFL32OT - Mortensen addresses the weaknesses and unknowns facing the Bears this season.

Three Years of Pass Rushing Productivity: LBs - PFF looks at the most productive pass rushing LBs of recent years. Two divisional rivals' are on the top 20; good thing the Packers kept the underwhelming AJ Hawk instead of Nick Barnett...

Know thy enemy - Vikings QB Christian Ponder adds 19 pounds to frame for second season.

Know thy enemy - Vikings' Frazier eyes Peterson return for opener. Could yet start season on PUP list.

Know thy enemy - Packers CB Tramon Williams still dealing with serious shoulder injury. 50% strength, 15% nerve function.

Know thy enemy - Lions CB Aaron Berry gained 10 pounds this offseason to increase his chances of becoming a starter in 2012. Quit Twitter after calling Lions fans "broke and miserable".

Know thy enemy - Lions CB Aaron Berry charged with DUI, accidents involving unattended vehicles, and failure to stop and render aid. Whoops.

Know thy enemy - Brad Biggs: Sometimes when players run into personal conduct issues, they eventually take a trip to New York to visit with Commissioner Roger Goodell. Perhaps it would be more cost effective if Goodell visited the Lions. Given their repetitive nature, the Lions' mea culpas are beginning to ring hollow - "The perception is that the Lions are a franchise out of control. They publicly insist that these are isolated incidents, and that's not a fair assessment ... Perception becomes reality at some point. The Lions have crossed that threshold, and all the statements in the world won't change that."

League should take draft picks from teams with a rash of off-field issues - Mike Florio: When it comes to players who dispense illegal hits, fines are met with shrugs. The same can be said for teams that employ players who engage in illegal acts.

Know thy enemy - Chris Burke: The Lions have to be asking themselves, at least privately, “Is Schwartz capable of getting this roster under control?” If he’s not - and, so far this offseason, the evidence is not great - then the ceiling might be lower for him than Detroit wants to believe.


Know thy enemy - History suggests the Lions' success may stutter, and that's without taking all the off-field issues into account.

Know thy enemy - How did the unfancied Chiefs take down the 13-0 Packers in week 15 of the 2011 season?

People use this to try to get laid? I bought the album way back when. Disappointing. I meant the album, though in retrospect and with the benefit of Just Dave's wisdom, its effectiveness on my lovelife was also underwhelming.


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The 10 Most Important Bears for 2012 - #10 Shea McClellin

A rookie kicking off my top 10 Most Important Bears list? I'll admit it took me by surprise a bit too, but in listing them, then re-listing, and moving guys around, I just couldn't leave the rookie defensive end off the list. The Bears need Shea McClellin to play like the 1st round pass rushing specialist he was drafted to be. Last year the pass rush was a glaring need...

Chicago Bears Film Evaluation: RB Michael Bush

What type of player did the Chicago Bears get when they signed Michael Bush to a four year contract in March?  There's a lot of misconceptions on what type of player Bush is and what type of player he can be in Chicago.  Is Bush the type of player who can come in and be a starter if Forte decides to hold out part of the season?  To answer those questions I broke Bush'...

Interesting Study Of True Value: Chicago Bears, Matt Forte Contract Dispute

It isn’t often I look at an NFL contract dispute and take the side of the franchise. Holdouts are nothing new in the realm of the National Football League. Big name franchise players are doing so as I type (Drew Brees, Maurice Jones-Drew, possibly Darrell Revis). But there’s one contract situation that’s gotten too out of control: the Chicago Bears vs. RB Matt Forte.  I get...

Chicago Bears Offense: Reason For Concern

Martz is out. That miserable old system that just begs to have Jay Cutler carted off the field in pieces is a thing of the past. Now he can rest behind a more solid offensive line scheme. The new coordinator has stated that now Jay Cutler will be given more freedom to change plays, make adjustments and work his magic. Bears fans everywhere are breathing a sigh of relief and preparing...

Briggs: Bears could have best team he's played on

(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated.) By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer Lance Briggs envisions big things for the Chicago Bears this coming season. The Pro Bowl linebacker says it ''definitely could be'' the best team he's played on after sweeping changes during the offseason that sent expectations soaring. He's not quite ready to plan a parade, though. ...

Briggs: On paper, Bears look like champions

As we previously reported today, Lance Briggs says he would not be upset and would understand if Matt Forte held out this season. Briggs has been making the radio rounds today and he had another interesting comment about the team today. When asked about the upcoming season, Briggs had some strong words for the team’s outlook. “On paper, we look like a champion, but we have a...

Lance Briggs will not be upset if Forte holds out

Earlier this month, Bears quarterback Jay Cutler said he would be “shocked” if running back Matt Forte did not sign his franchise tender by July 16. Cutler went on to say, “I would be shocked if he doesn’t sign his tender by July 15, or whenever it is, and he shows up. It would really be a surprise to me,” Cutler said. “At the end of the day, I think Matt knows it...

Brian Urlacher says he’s ready to go for training camp

Getty Images According to Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune,  Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher was asked on Tuesday if he’ll be ready for the start of training camp. Urlacher replied, ”For sure.” Urlacher has been held out of the Bears’ offseason program this year after spraining his MCL and PCL during their week 17 win over the Vikings last season. “I could have...

Urlacher 'for sure' he'll be ready for camp

Two weeks ago, Bears coach Lovie Smith said he fully expected Brian Urlacher to be on the field when training camp begins in Bourbonnais on July 25. Urlacher told the Chicago Tribune he'll be back "for sure" after missing offseason workouts and minicamp recovering from a sprained MCL and PCL in his left knee on Jan. 2 at Minnesota. "I could have participated...

Matt Forte admits contract talks have left him “Scarred”

The Chicago Bears star running back has stopped feeling the love, and started to feel the wounds. In a drawn out contract negotiation, Forte and his agent have been fighting for a fair contract. Forte might be the most versatile running back in the NFL. A running back, who doubles as a receiver, could be the hardest player to defense in the NFL. After watching Chris Johnson,...

Brandon Marshall: The key to Jay Cutler's ignition

The Chicago Bears had arguably the worst corps of receivers in the NFL last season. Even after missing four games, Matt Forte still led the team, from the backfield, with 52 receptions. The top two receivers on the depth chart, Johnny Knox and Roy Williams, caught 37 balls a piece, good for 109th in the league. Knox finished with a team-high 727 receiving yards. More importantly...

Did You Know? 6-27-12

Bears WR/KR Devin Hester is arguably the greatest returner of all time. Which teams has he returned the most kicks for touchdowns against you might ask? Well the answer isn’t too surprising considering the Bears play this team two times a year. Hester has brought back four kicks for touchdowns against the Minnesota Vikings. He has also returned two each against the Packers, Lions...
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