Chicago Bears free agency preview: Jay Cutler poses cap problem

General manager Ryan Pace and head coach John Fox attempt to assemble a roster that has a good blend of veterans and youth, while enhancing it with players who fit their philosophies. Fox, who hired Vic Fangio to be his defensive coordinator, will employ a 3-4 defense, which is stark contrast from the type of scheme that was run in Chicago a season ago. On the other side of the ball...
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All Is Quiet On the Chicago Bears Front

Fans are left wondering at this point whether the Chicago Bears still exist as an NFL franchise.  That is how much inactivity the team has had since the arrival of GM Ryan Pace and head coach John Fox.  If you don’t believe that, here is just an overview of the past week regarding roster info across the NFC North division. Green Bay Packers Released A.J. Hawk Released Brad...
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Chicago Bears: Prep work intensifies as draft nears

Transitioning from a 4-3 defense to a 3-4 is no easy task, but defensive coordinator Vic Fangio will make an enormous impact from the get-go. That being said, the prep work for head coach John Fox and newly-minted GM Ryan Pace is only intensifying with exactly a month until Draft day, and frankly the work is only made harder with not a lot of talent on the defensive side to get...
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Chicago Bears tagged as new home for former first round QB

NFL free agency is right around the corner.  With close to $30 million in salary cap space, the Chicago Bears are fully expected to do some shopping in hopes of upgrading their roster for 2015.  By all accounts every expert and fan sees them focusing on rebuilding a defense that has finished 30th or worse the past two seasons. However, there are some rumblings about whether or...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Clock ticks as Bears face looming decisions

As the calendar flips to March and the start of the new league year and free agency awaits, General Manager Ryan Pace and head coach John Fox will soon begin putting their stamp on the Chicago Bears. While teams can huddle with players agents next weekend, the official free agency signing period begins March 10. Ahead of that, the Bears [...]
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5 Keys For Bears To Rebuild the Defense In One Off-Season

Fans are prepared for a long process towards getting another shot at a championship, but one thing they’d love to see done regarding the Chicago Bears is the return to playing great defense.  Back-to-back years of historic awfulness under the Marc Trestman regime can do that. There is no question the presence of head coach John Fox and defensive coordinator Vic Fangio will help...
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Brandon Marshall Now Linked To AFC Powerhouse

With free agency fast approaching, experts know it’s just a matter of time before GM Ryan Pace and head coach John Fox begin to execute their plan for making over the Chicago Bears roster.  Who will be cut?  Who will be traded?  There are several names that have drawn lots of discussion on both fronts, and perhaps none more so than Brandon Marshall. After a season pockmarked...
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John Fox’s Top Ten Draft Picks Have All Been Home Runs

John Fox has been coaching football since 1978 when he appeared at San Diego State as a graduate assistant. He’s held three NFL head coaching jobs in his career, most recently hired by the Chicago Bears. Fox has had the luxury of drafting in the top 10, as a head coach, three times – twice with Carolina, once with Denver. Each pick of his, while drafting in the top 10 as a head...
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Chicago’s Private Combine Meetings Revealed

If Chicago Bears fans were getting anxious about finding out who their team might be targeting in the NFL draft this April, they got some major league hints when word came out they requested interviews with certain players attending the scouting combine. So far the #Bears have met with DT Danny Shelton, OLB Bud Dupree, RB Tevin Coleman, S Cody Prewitt DT Mario Edwards. — Aaron...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Will Switch to 3-4 Defense in 2015

Although newly-hired Chicago Bears coach John Fox is still evaluating players on the roster, one thing is certain; the Bears will be playing in a 3-4 defense next year. "We're going to be out of a 3-4 terminology-wise," Fox said at the NFL Combine on Wednesday. "We haven't had our players on the grass yet, so until we evaluate that, they'll help us define what we're going to be and...
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Jared Allen HATES the 3-4 Defense

Chicago Bears coach John Fox and GM Ryan Pace didn’t really say much during their media sessions Wednesday at the NFL Combine, but they did confirm what type of defense they will operate from starting this season. In what resulted from a series of odd events last month from the San Francisco 49ers, Chicago ended up with Vic Fangio as its defensive coordinator and although there...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Wednesday’s top storylines from NFL combine

On Wednesday, the NFL Scouting Combine began to hit the mainstream with coaches stepping up to the podium in front of legions of reporters. While some of the gatherings were tame and uninteresting, a handful were fairly explosive. Here’s a quick rundown of the main storylines: Gruden committed to Griffin Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden made it known Robert Griffin...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears GM Ryan Pace not committing to Jay Cutler, Brandon Marshall

There is a new regime in charge of the Chicago Bears, and these guys are not as committed to some of the team’s cornerstone players as the previous leadership group. That much is obvious. Both new head coach John Fox and new GM Ryan Pace spoke with the media Wednesday from the NFL combine in...Read More
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John Fox won't give Jay Cutler vote of confidence

John Fox was given the opportunity to say something positive about Jay Cutler, perhaps a comment that indicates the new Chicago Bears head coach has some semblance of faith that the talented but erratic quarterback can seize the starting role and lead the team heading into next season. He refused to do so. In fact,...Read More The post John Fox won’t give Jay Cutler vote of confidence...
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John Fox Addresses Bears Fans Big Questions At Combine Presser

Before the NFL Combine begins all the coaches from across the league are addressing the media. That includes new Chicago Bears coach John Fox. Fox touched on basically every topic a Bears fan could want to hear about. It was refreshing to see a coach not fill a presser with PR statements. Fox got right to it and Bears fans should appreciate that. Fox On The Bears Defense Since...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears reboot begins at scouting combine

A month into their tenure as the new Chicago Bears brain trust, General Manager Ryan Pace and head coach John Fox get ready to roll up their sleeves as the NFL Scouting Combine unfolds this week in Indianapolis. Besides the evaluation of over 300 prospects and the important interviews that accompany them, Pace and Fox will likely reveal their thoughts on the Bears [...]
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Simple Steps To Bring The Monsters Back To Chicago

After witnessing the atrocities labeled “defense” by the Chicago Bears over the past two seasons in which they gave up more yards (12,346) and points (920) than in any other two-year stretch in franchise history, fans are wondering if they might ever see the return of the Monsters of the Midway to the Windy City again.  Granted it seems like a monumental task that could take...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears hiring John Fox named a key moment from the 2014 NFL season

It was an uneventful season for the Chicago Bears on the field. Head coach Marc Trestman was swiftly dismissed after the Bears finished with a 5-11 record, good for last place in the NFC North division… AROUND COVER32 QB Rankings: Rating all 32 starters if needed for just one game Power Rankings: Rating NFL owners from 1-32s Not long after the Bears announced the hiring of John...
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Brandon Marshall Has Met With Ryan Pace & John Fox About Future With Bears

Bears WR Brandon Marshall mentioned on Wednesday that he has already met with new GM Ryan Pace and HC John Fox, per Rich Campbell. Marshall added that he understands its a business and they didn’t assure him anything about his future with the team. “I wasn’t expecting anything,” Marshall said, per Campbell. Marshall did say that the communication with the regime has been...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Sports Illustrated: John Fox and Ryan Pace Don’t Want Brandon Marshall

There have been several rumors over the last few months about the possibility of Brandon Marshall getting cut from Chicago, as time passes it’s gaining more steam rather than dying down. Most recently, Sports Illustrated’s Don Banks wrote about the likeliness of Marshall wearing out his welcome in Chicago just like he did in Denver and Miami. Here’s an excerpt from the article...
Via Sports Mockery
21 days ago  |  Discuss

The Chicago Bears Coaching Staff Is Loaded With Winners

What does it take to create a good coaching staff in football?  Experience?  Youth?  Intelligence?  Heart?  Sure, all of those are important but one thing that tends to tip off whether or not a staff may have the capability of turning a team into a winner is whether or not they’ve had similar success elsewhere. That seems to have become, intentional or not, the overriding...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears hire Ohio State RB coach

Chicago Bears coach John Fox reached into the collegiate ranks to round out his coaching staff, naming Ohio State running backs coach Stan Drayton to coach the same position with the Bears. Drayton’s hiring completes Fox’s position group coaches, leaving a handful of quality control spots open on his inaugural Chicago staff. As for Drayton, he’s a veteran with  22 years [...]
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Stan Drayton Hired by Chicago Bears to Coach Running Backs

Outside of the University of Houston hiring Tom Herman as it’s new head coach, it looked like the Buckeye coaching staff would return for the 2015 campaign unscathed. Today was a firm reminder that there will always be head coaches on the hunt for the best available assistants to fill their staffs. New Chicago Bear head coach John Fox is further proof of that, as he has hired Ohio...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Expect the 2016 Chicago Bears To Look Totally Different

It’s no surprise that people will stay focused on what the Chicago Bears will do in 2015 in regards to picking up the pieces from what was a painful 5-11 season.  However, anybody who might be expecting sweeping changes to the roster from the get go by GM Ryan Pace and head coach John Fox need to settle down. There are any number of reasons why they will want to maintain the status...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears head coach John Fox gets ripped in latest Power Rankings

This week, cover32′s Buck Stanton used his weekly power rankings to break down and rate the NFL’s 32 head coaches. From best to worst, he ranks the men in charge of leading each franchise. Shockingly, Chicago Bears head coach John Fox didn’t fare very well. Given his track record in Denver, plus winning seasons in Carolina, it makes no sense. But Fox finished near the bottom...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss
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