Chicago Bears: Remember the champions

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit Last Thursday, ESPN premiered its latest entry into the 30 for 30 series, entitled...
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Matt’s Movie Mondays “30 for 30: The ’85 Bears”

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit ESPN’s hit series “30 for 30,” features several short films that focus on...
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Buddy Ryan and Mike Singletary story in ESPN 30/30 special

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit (image taken from ESPNS 30/30 ‘The ’85 Bears’) ESPN’s 30/30 special titled...
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30 for 30 review- The ’85 Bears

Director – Jason Hehir Length – 120 minutes with commercials (100 minutes without) Installment – #79 of 30 for 30/ESPN Films series Most Similar To – Bad Boys, The Fab Five Grade/Ranking –  Low 20’s Review –  An interesting thought kept popping up in my head while watching The ’85 Bears, another well crafted and compelling 30 for 30 and part of a recent...
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QUIZ: Name every Philadelphia Eagles starting WR since Cris Carter

Can you name every Philadelphia Eagles starting WR since Cris Carter?  (Following the 1989 season, Cris Carter had a falling out with head coach Buddy Ryan, who claimed "all he does is catch touchdown passes.")
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30 for 30 trailer provides emotional update on Buddy Ryan

Buddy Ryan had one of the NFL's sharpest defensive minds during his coaching days. He was the architect behind the famed 1985 Chicago Bears defense, and his twin sons -- Rex and Rob -- are two of the most popular coaches in the league today.Ryan appears in ESPN's new "30 for 30" on the '85 Bears, set to premier on Feb. 4 at 9 p.m. A recently released trailer for the program casts...
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How would Eagles look in a 4-3 defense; and what to do with Connor Barwin?

A defensive coach from an opposing team breaks down how the Eagles would look in a new defensive scheme. All indications, from the hiring of coordinator Jim Schwartz to the contract offer to Vinny Curry, are that the Eagles will switch their defense back to a 4-3 scheme. The Eagles played a 4-3 from the time Buddy Ryan arrived in 1986 until...
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ESPN 30/30 special on ’85 Chicago Bears this Thursday

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit It’s nearly been thirty years since the Chicago Bears haven’t hoisted the trophy...
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Rex Ryan: Bills 'got a lot better' by hiring brother Rob

The Buffalo Bills were inactive on wild-card weekend, but they were plenty busy. In addition to signing general manager Doug Whaley to a contract extension, the Bills also added a new member to the coaching staff.Rex Ryan hired his brother, Rob, to be the assistant head coach for defense -- his first job since being fired as the New Orleans Saints' defensive coordinator. Obviously...
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January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Rob Ryan joining brother Rex’s Buffalo Bills staff

For the first time since 1995, twin brothers Rex and Rob Ryan will be on the same coaching staff. Fox Sports’ Alex Marvez reports that the Buffalo Bills are hiring Rob as a defensive assistant on Rex’s staff: Source tells @NFLonFOX that Rob Ryan is joining @buffalobills defensive coaching staff working under/with his twin brother Rex. — Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez) January 11...
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January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

OJ Simpson, ’85 Bears, Duke Lacrosse lead next round of 30 for 30s

ESPN has just announced a new installment of the acclaimed documentary series 30 for 30 with the confirmation of three new films planned for the next few months.  The headliners include the 1985 Super Bowl winning Chicago Bears, the Duke lacrosse scandal from the mid-2000s, and 30 for 30’s first ever miniseries event on O.J. Simpson. Our newest film airing in February is about...
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January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

DO’s New York Jets Year In Review – Rest In Peace SOJ

TOJ Podcast Host Dalbin Osorio gives his final thoughts on the New York Jets 2015 season. Down 19-17 in the 4th quarter, the New York Jets were driving for a go ahead score that would’ve most likely put them in the playoffs. At worst, it gives them a 24-19 lead over an offense that hadn’t really done much in terms of putting points on the board. Yes, Sammy Watkins was cooking...
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January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles history repeats itself, 30 years later

Philadelphia Eagles fans are a staunch, diehard bunch. They live and fly with their Green Machine.So, forgive them if they they have seen this script before. You know, the one where a coach is fired before the final game of a season.Chip Kelly was fired Tuesday. He has company in Eagles history. In 1985, a nice, round 30 years ago, Eagles management decided it had enough of head...
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December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

INSIDE THE PLAYOFF: Clemson playing for history: 15-0

Clemson is playing for something never done in college football history: 15-0. Granted, teams play more games now than ever before, but the significance of being the first to 15 isn't lost on the Tigers. There's been five teams in the last 15 years to go 14-0, two others that went 14-1 (including national champion Ohio State last season), but the Tigers have a shot at going to...
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December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Rex Ryan hints Rob Ryan is in Buffalo: 'Probably some truth to the rumor'

When defensive coordinator Rob Ryan was fired by the New Orleans Saints in November, Bills head coach Rex Ryan joked that he'd be interested in bringing his brother to Buffalo. "Not going to lie, it would be fun," Rex said last month.On Monday, Rex again again hinted at the possibility of adding Rob to the Bills' coaching staff."There's probably some truth to the rumor that Rob...
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December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Three Things Chicago Bears Fans Are Thankful For

Welcome to Thanksgiving 2015, hopefully you’re spending today with the ones you love while stuffing your face with turkey and football. In this recent dismal spell the Chicago Bears have been under I find it easier to reflect on the better days, and those things I have been thankful to bear witness to. See, I’m not old enough to recall the 1985 Bears, so when those gathered...
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November 26, 2015  |  Discuss

FTT Off-Topic: Ten Thanksgivings Past

Yup, YupNot sports, big Internet, move along or not.This year, to be blunt, Thanksgiving is a bit of a challenge. It's been a difficult year with work instability, the challenges of raising 10 and 15 year old kids that, to be blunt, get in their own way a lot... and the usual fun of being, well, in your mid to late '40s, with issues in re time and energy and so on. Combine that with...
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November 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Biggest NFL villains on Thanksgiving Day

A coach, a referee, a player and a body part. What do they have in common? Infamy! Despite the reason for the season, there have been a handful of NFL villains that have ruined Thanksgiving for the rest of us. Of course, considering the league has been playing games on Thanksgiving for nearly a century, that’s not half bad. The NFL has featured Thanksgiving day games dating...
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November 24, 2015  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every Philadelphia Eagles head coach in the Super Bowl era

The Philadelphia Eagles have had 13 coaches since the start of the Super Bowl era (11 full-time, 2 interim). How many can you name?
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Rex Ryan: 'It would be fun' to bring brother Rob Ryan to Buffalo

The New Orleans Saints have had trouble stopping just about every quarterback this season, putting them on pace shatter the NFL record for touchdown passes allowed. Needless to say, that's not a good sign, which led the team to fire defensive coordinator Rob Ryan.Ryan may not have had a great deal of success this season, but his brother, Rex, would be open to adding him to his coaching...
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November 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Historically speaking, the Eagles and Jets are pretty much the same

As much as we may choose to not acknowledge the possibility one of our own is strikingly similar to a team with New York in its name, it is impossible to not recognize the similarities between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Jets. They are so similar in so many ways it is almost sickening. They both wear green. They both have fans that for some reason cling to the Ryan...
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September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

New team, same Rex: Ryan takes Buffalo by storm

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) Rex Ryan had just finished wrapping up his daily post-practice session with reporters at training camp when a Bills fan in the nearby stands delivered what has become a common message to the team's new coach. ''We love you, Rex!'' the woman yelled. ''Thank you,'' Ryan responded. Smiling, he added as an aside for only a few to hear: ''We haven't lost yet.'' There...
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August 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Rating The St. Louis Rams Coaching Staff

The St. Louis Rams finished 6-10 in 2014. They had hoped to improve upon their record of 7-9 in 2013 but failed. One of the reasons they failed to do so was continued injury to Quarterback Sam Bradford. Another reason may lie in coaching. This piece will grade the Rams coaching staff and attempt to speculate where they might improve in 2015.Jeff Fisher, the Rams head coach, has been...
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July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 10 Philadelphia Eagles of all-time

Although the current world of football is on life support due to the fact that most teams have been enjoying their mandatory few weeks of time away from the game, there is still plenty of time to sit back and recollect at who might the best of the best. This week, we look at who were the greatest Philadelphia Eagles of all time. From 1933 to 2015, we will look at the top ten greatest...
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July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Can Rex Ryan's Buffalo Bills surpass '85 Bears defense as NFL's best ever?

The Buffalo Bills are setting the bar high for their first season under new head coach Rex Ryan.  After ranking fourth in total defense last season, the Bills plan on fielding the best defense in NFL history. That, of course, would require Ryan to supersede his father, Buddy, who coordinated the legendary Chicago Bears defense of 1985. "We want to be the best (defense) in history—one...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss
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