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Why Bears Fans Can Trust John Fox With Jay Cutler

After six seasons of play that has hovered between mediocre and bad, interspersed with only the occasional really good, Bears fans have just about had their fill of Jay Cutler as their quarterback.  The same goes for the assurances from the team brass that they can get the most out of his immense talent. In fairness, GM Ryan Pace has given no such promises.  He has only stated...
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How much cap room do the Chicago Bears have left over for next season?

The Chicago Bears have been aggressively re-making their roster since Ryan Pace and John Fox took over in the front office. Brandon Marshall is gone but Antrel Rolle, Pernell McPhee and Mason Foster have all joined the defense. Still, the Bears have a lot of holes to fill. With the NFL Draft one month away, now is a good time to ask how much room they have left… AROUND COVER32...
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Why It’s Perfectly Logical The Bears Want Kyle Long At Tackle

When GM Ryan Pace and head coach John Fox arrived on the Chicago Bears, rumors began to pick up that there were rumblings the duo had eyes for moving guard Kyle Long to tackle.  It was confusing both to him and a lot of fans. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” That was his line anyway.  So what could possibly be compelling the new brass to want to move the young blocking...
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bears draft preview: 3 players Chicago might take at No. 7

The Chicago Bears hold the No. 7 overall pick in the NFL Draft. In our continuing series, FOXSports.com takes a look at their roster post-free agency and delivers a plan of attack for the last day in April. First-year general manager Ryan Pace has been very active in his first few months at Halas Hall. Aside from landing a respected head coach in John Fox and committing to quarterback...
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Juice This: Criminal Culture and Camera Work

We have said this before and we’ll say it again: you pay hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars for tickets to NFL games to see guys play who have been accused of domestic abuse. But you get frisked and searched at the gate. Who’s the freakin’ criminal here? The NFL doesn’t need its own security personnel; it needs parole officers. And in case you’re wondering how...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Proof Jay Cutler Wins When The Bears Actually Run The Ball

A lot of people weren’t happy with the news that GM Ryan Pace and head coach John Fox dropped when they stated 31-year old Jay Cutler would remain the starter moving forward for the team.  After six seasons of interception, moody facial expressions and underwhelming play, many were content to let him walk. In the end finances and a lack of secondary options have made that scenario...
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Quarterback Controversy Brewing with the Chicago Bears

It doesn’t matter how much money a team has committed to a specific player. If he’s unable to perform at even a mediocre level, said player will find himself riding the pine. This is obviously the case with Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, who signed a ridiculous seven-year, $126.7 million extension with the team last January. Cutler, 31, has turned the ball over a whopping...
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John Fox: Jay Cutler will have to earn starting QB job

For the life of me I still don’t understand why the new Chicago Bears front office didn’t just cut quarterback Jay Cutler, but at least they’re not giving him the quarterback keys without some due diligence… AROUND COVER32 Bold Predictions: Five things that will happen as March comes to a close First and 10: Ten teams that would be great on Hard Knocks According to...
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The New Chicago Bears Defense According To Pro Football Focus

It would be hard to quantify exactly whether or not the Chicago Bears defense has gotten better or worse throughout the course of NFL free agency.  Opinions vary and there are other factors involves besides simple stats such as leadership and other intangible things. However, there may be one way to illustrate how this new defensive lineup GM Ryan Pace and head coach John Fox have...
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Have the Chicago Bears Narrowed the Gap in NFC North?

The Chicago Bears had a miserable 2014 season, finishing 5-11, placing them last in the NFC North and became a national laughing stock in the NFL. The Bears flushed away their GM and entire coaching staff and now new GM Ryan Pace and coach John Fox take over, looking to lead Chicago back to being a winning franchise. By the sole firing of Marc Trestman and Phil Emery, you’d think...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

John Fox says Jay Cutler the starter but declares job an ‘an open competition’

New Chicago Bears head coach John Fox arguably was talking out of both sides of his mouth when he said Jay Cutler is the team’s presumptive starting quarterback but then said the job will be decided by “an open competition.” Fox made the comments regarding the Bears’ quarterback position on Wednesday while speaking with reporters...Read More The post John Fox says Jay Cutler...
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Chicago Bears Insist Clausen Can Beat Out Cutler, No Joke

Ryan Pace put to bed the trade rumors and said that quarterback Jay Cutler is the starter moving forward for the Chicago Bears.  Given the state of his contract and a limited number of options who might take it, that really wasn’t a big surprise. No, the surprise came when head coach John Fox clarified the situation by stating Cutler is #1 on his preliminary depth chart but by...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Chicago Bears head coach John Fox really call wide receiver Alshon Jeffery fat?

The Chicago Bears have a whole lot riding on wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, now that Brandon Marshall is out of the picture and Jeffery looks to be the new number one. New head coach John Fox wants to make sure that they use Jeffery as well as possible, which is why he wants him to shed a few pounds… AROUND COVER32 QB Rankings: All 32 NFL starters, rated by how fun they’d be...
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7 Signs John Fox Is Right For The Chicago Bears

A lot of people wondered why Ryan Pace, so short into his stint as the new general manager of the Chicago Bears didn’t at least do a little more exploring instead of swiftly making a deal with former Broncos head coach John Fox as soon as he became available a few months ago. Rex Ryan admitted during an interview that he was surprised the Bears never even called him, especially...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Fox: McDonald must meet Bears’ standard

Chicago Bears coach John Fox said Wednesday that defensive end Ray McDonald will be held accountable in all aspects after signing a one-year contract with the storied franchise a day earlier.
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NFL Notes: 49ers, Bears, Buccaneers, Packers, & Panthers

49ers New 49ers HC Jim Tomsula said that he believes Reggie Bush can be an every down back: “He’s a runner, he’s not a gadget guy.” (Marc Sessler) Bears Bears HC John Fox said that they spoke to QB Jay Cutler about redoing his contract back in February before they named him the starting quarterback. (Ian Rapoport) Buccaneers ... The post NFL Notes: 49ers, Bears, Buccaneers...
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John Fox Is A Shea McClellin Fan

Considering the disaster known as “The Trestman-Emery Era in Chicago,” Shea McClellin may never be thought of as first round talent no matter what happens moving forward. That being said, there’s still hope for the young buck – one more year of hope. McClellin is set to become a unrestricted free agent in 2016, leaving him one season with the new regime to finally prove...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears to sign defensive end Jarvis Jenkins to one-year deal

The defensive rebuild continues for the Chicago Bears. #Bears have agreed to terms with DE Jarvis Jenkins on a 1-year contract. It will be official after he passes his physical later today. — Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) March 24, 2015 The Bears are also in play for free-agent linebacker Mason Foster, with whom Jenkins has been exchanging messages via Twitter. Such as it is in today’s...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Has Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid lost a bunch of weight?

Is it just me or does Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid look skinnier? This picture surfaced from NFL Owners’ meetings in Phoenix on Monday. John Fox, a fashionable Andy Reid and Sean Payton walk out of NFL meetings pic.twitter.com/OXnGxulKIV — Wes Hodkiewicz (@WesHod) March 23, 2015 Side note: John Fox is probably like “look, a cloud!” AROUND COVER32 Five Things...
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Forgotten Bears Players Who Will Emerge With New Coaching Staff

There is a lot of concern, and rightfully so that the Chicago Bears still have a ton of roster holes to fill and only so much money and draft picks to do so with.  There really isn’t much hope to cover everything in one off-season.  At least not entirely with outside talent coming in. This mean they will have to seek out possible gems already on the roster and hope a new coaching...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Antrel Rolle is a Serious Upgrade to Bears’ Secondary

The Chicago Bears signed safety Antrel Rolle to a three-year, $11.25 million deal last week. The Bears not only signed a great safety but also someone who will provide some veteran leadership in new head coach John Fox’s locker room.Although the 32-year-old is most likely past his prime and doesn’t provide a long-term answer to the safety position the Bears haven’t seen since...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Chicago Bears submit proposal to change the NFL’s rules for overtime

If anybody can appreciate how brutal the NFL’s current overtime possession rules work, it should be Chicago Bears head coach John Fox, and his new team is trying to do something about it. According to a report by Tom Pelissero of USA Today, the Bears have submitted a proposal to the competition committee that would guarantee a possession for each team in overtime: RT @TomPelissero...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

How The Bears Defense Would Look If Season Started Today

What if the season started today?  Already Chicago Bears fans have begun to question exactly how the current roster will shake out into a serious starting lineup, particularly on defense what with their transition under John Fox and Vic Fangio to a base 3-4 system.  Such turnovers can often create some big surprises in terms of who was a starter one year and who is the next. So...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Free agent Stevie Johnson will visit with the New England Patriots next week

The New England Patriots are on top of the football world, but they never stop trying to improve. In that spirit they are hosting a meeting next week with one of the best wide receivers on the open market… AROUND COVER32 First and 10: The 10 best value free agent signings so far in 2015 Bold Predictions: Five things that will happen during the second wave of NFL free agency According...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: New Bears head coach John Fox drinks like a true Chicagoan

I have doubts about new head coach John Fox’s ability to turn the Chicago Bears around, but at least now we know that he can drink like a true Chicagoan… AROUND COVER32 First and 10: The 10 best value free agent signings so far in 2015 Bold Predictions: Five things that will happen during the second wave of NFL free agency Check out this photo that’s circulating the interwebs...
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