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Bears have quantity but do they have quality at safety?

Last season was a disaster at safety for the Bears. Chris Conte was beaten deep time and time again and Major Wright was no better underneath. General manager Phil Emery went out and brought in a bunch of safeties but does this team still have two viable starters? Brock Vereen was an absolute steal in the fourth round. He has a high football I.Q. and great instincts to play the position...
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Analyzing the 2011 Draft: Chicago Bears

When it comes to grading team’s in the NFL Draft, it takes 3 years to properly asses a team’s success. I previously graded the Detroit Lions draft. That article can be found here: Next up is the Chicago Bears. Heading into 2011, the Bears were a team in the thick of contention in the NFC. It could be argued...

Chris Conte Could Go To PUP List

Posted to Chicago BearsChris Conte’s injured shoulder could be a lingering problem that lands him on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list. “My health is doing all right,” Conte said Monday on WGWG-FM 87.7. “I’m still recovering from the surgery and everything, but I’m feeling good.” Conte is a candidate for the physically-unable-to-perform list. A player on PUP...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Pro Bowl candidates for the Chicago Bears in 2014

The 2014 NFL season is right around the corner and in just a couple short weeks training camp will begin. Chicago has to be smarting from its heart-breaking playoff loss to the Packers (thanks a lot Chris Conte) and eager to get back onto the field. The good news is they have perhaps their most talented roster since the 2006 season. Here are five candidates who could make the Pro...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears safety Chris Conte named top-10 in NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

MAILBAG: Is Chris Conte done?

There’s a lot of Brock Vereen love going around these days with good reason. The rookie safety is running with the first team defense and seems to be performing well according to the coaches. Our mailbag focuses on the potential fall out from Vereen’s early success.   Will Chris Conte even make this team? - John in Wrigleyville It’s still too early to speculate but he needs...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Guess How Many Safeties Played Better Than Conte And Wright Last Season?

Posted to Chicago BearsChris Conte had a bad season, so much so that Chicago fans sent death threats to other Chris Conte’s on Twitter. Including a weather man in Tennessee. Major Wright didn’t stand out as much as Conte…but when grading them individually, he was actually worse. Pro Football Focus graded every safety in the NFL for last season, guess where these two finished...
Via Sports Mockery
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: Why drafting safety is Bears’ biggest need

We all know what happened. It was Week 17, and the Chicago Bears had a chance to clinch the NFC North with a win over the rival Green Bay Packers. Safety Chris Conte’s poor play had been the subject of much of the criticism the Bears had gotten all of last year, and the team’s playoff hopes came crumbling down in what was an all too familiar scene for Bears fans — Conte had...
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Dix or Nix? Chicago Bears first round pick is…

It has become widely suggested that the Chicago Bears use their 14th pick on Ha Ha Clinton Dix, the hard hitting free safety out of Alabama. Dix fills the most glaring need for Chicago, the backside of the defense, since the only legitimate starting safety under contract is Chris Conte. The Bears cannot go through another year of bad angles, even worse tackles, and blown coverage’s...
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears' Conte calls out fans

Bears safety Chris Conte pleaded with Chicago fans to support the team during their crucial last two games. See what he said here.

Via The Sports Bank
December 16, 2012  |  2 Comments
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