DE Jared Allen already having positive impact for Bears

Jared Allen isn’t trying to be a leader. The Bears already have linebacker Lance Briggs and cornerback Charles Tillman for that. So Allen prefers to sell himself as a new guy just trying to contribute, not as the Pro Bowl defensive end with the extroverted personality. Still, Allen’s impact, only one day into training camp, is palpable. Teammates and coaches already are lauding...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: Why to watch Christian Jones during camp

While Lance Briggs is the only linebacker to be guaranteed a starting linebacker spot with the Chicago Bears, there are still two more spots on the depth chart to be figured out. Training camp will be a perfect time for this, as each potential starter will get an adequate amount of consideration for a starting spot. Out of all the names to be put out there as options at linebacker...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears outside linebacker Lance Briggs ranked top-20 in the NFL

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 outside linebackers in the NFL today, there were some people angry about their favorite team’s top pass rusher not making the list. It made for a bit of spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. And it also begged another question: How close was Mr. Irate Fan’s OLB to making the list? To provide an answer, the...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 in 2014: The outside linebackers on the brink of breaking in

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 outside linebackers in the NFL today, there were some people angry about their favorite team’s top pass rusher not making the list. It made for a bit of spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. And it also begged another question: How close was Mr. Irate Fan’s OLB to making the list? To provide an answer, the...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

WEEKLY REWIND: Bennett can be better, Briggs on his worst behavior and Trestman with a Lovie problem

We hope you had a happy and safe Fourth of July. One more summer holiday down means we inch closer to the start of training camp. Here’s what you might have missed this week.   Martellus Bennett can be better. (Read) Lance Briggs is on his worst behavior. (Read) Marc Trestman could have a Lovie problem. (Read) Bears will bring the fireworks. (Read) You may also be interested in...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Power Rankings: At 2014 midpoint, Chicago Bears rated top-10 team in NFL

The calm before the storm; that’s what the NFL is in the midst of at the moment. As July dawns, it’s a sign that football season is almost here. After all, training camps open around the league this month. But until teams gather for two-a-days, all is quiet. Minicamps are over. Offseason conditioning in winding down. Players are essentially on their own for the next few weeks...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Lance Briggs is on his worst behavior

If you follow Lance Briggs then you know he has been anxiously awaiting the start of the 2014 season for quite some time now. He has been counting down the days on his twitter account using the hashtag #WorstBehavior as his campaign message. “Worst Behavior” is the title of a popular song from Hip Hop superstar Drake. It’s likely Briggs is taking the motivation from the track...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Lance Briggs Signs Tuna Can For Twitter Fan

Posted to SuperBears SuperBowlChicago Bears (Future Hall of Fame) Linebacker Lance Briggs is pretty savvy on social media, but every once in a while still has to deal with a curve ball. That curve ball came in the form of an autograph request. Sure, he receives a LOT of those on social media, but not on this item. A tuna can. Yes, a tuna can. Katelyn Rossiter tweeted to Briggs on...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss Selects The Face Of The Chicago Bears

Posted to Chicago BearsThe “face of the franchise” is a term used when describing the player that represents your team, the guy that takes the fall when things don’t go right. Who is that person for the Chicago Bears? made their selection: Chicago Bears: Lance Briggs “Defense has been Chicago’s backbone since the days of “Papa Bear,” George Halas. Briggs was...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

10 Biggest Draft Steals in Chicago Bears History

The Chicago Bears over the years have actually made a lot of very good draft choices over the years. Some of this picks are better than others for sure and in fact you would probably call some of them steals.Below I have put together a list of the 10 biggest draft steals in Chicago Bears history. I have ranked them in reverse order from 10 to 1. I have listed the players name, position...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

LB Jon Bostic in comfort-zone defense

It was a minor dispute between two linebackers on a hot day during organized team activities. But it also signaled linebacker Jon Bostic’s newfound comfort level in his second season. Playing on the weak side with Lance Briggs absent, an animated Bostic pointed at one hole and shouted instructions at middle linebacker D.J. Williams, who emphatically pointed at another gap. Confusion...
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June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Mel Tucker discusses Bears defensive scheme, personnel

Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Mel Tucker says the team’s defensive scheme will look different this year. “There are some alignments that we’re going to use with our defensive linemen that are going to look different, and the technique those guys will play also will be different. Some of our run fits will be different as well,” Tucker said to the team’s official website...
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May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears sign first-round pick Kyle Fuller to four-year deal

The Chicago Bears announced Wednesday that they have signed first-round draft pick Kyle Fuller to a four-year contract with a fifth-year option. “This is one tough football player,” general manager Phil Emery said after the Bears selected Fuller last Thursday night with the 14th pick in the draft. “This is a player with length, skill, athleticism, versatility, productivity...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Lance Briggs Ribs New Chicago Bears Teammate Will Sutton On Twitter

Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs begrudgingly welcomed new teammate Will Sutton via Twitter.
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: Lance Briggs and Charles Tillman’s Last Stand

The current state of the Chicago Bears once-proud defense is best defined as a unit in transition. Injuries to starters Lance Briggs, Charles Tillman, Henry Melton and D.J. Williams forced developing rookies Khaseem Greene and Jon Bostic to take more responsibility than they could handle, and the rest of the Chicago starters were exposed….badly. The interior of the Bears’ defensive...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Bears likely to pass on Jernigan, Conte has surgery and Briggs is one of the best

We are five weeks away from the NFL draft. The Bears finally slowed down in the free agent market but they still made some news. Here’s this week’s recap.   The Bears don’t need an outside linebacker. (Read) Lance Briggs is the best outside linebacker in Bears history. (Read) Chris Conte will be out 4-5 months. (Read) Bears might skip Timmy Jernigan if he’s still on the...
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April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Lance Briggs goes down in Bears history

Some things just go together, like peanut butter and jelly, ham and cheese, the Kentucky Derby and mint juleps, and finally, linebackers and the Bears. Brian Urlacher will most likely be the next Bear inducted to the Hall in coming years, but longtime teammate Lance Briggs is making his case as the best outside linebacker in franchise history. Briggs was a third round pick in 2003...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears GM says signing Jared Allen ‘was a little bit right out of a movie’

The Chicago Bears were able to surprise everyone with the signing of free agent defensive end Jared Allen by treating the pursuit like a covert operation. “It was a little bit right out of a movie,” Bears general manager Phil Emery said Monday at Halas Hall. “It was very quiet. Just to give you a little aside; [Allen's agent] Ken Harris came to the hotel at the NFL Owner’s...
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears are stacked at outside linebacker

As we continue to preview each position in the draft, we shift our focus to outside linebackers. It’s a very talented crop this year led by Khalil Mack and Anthony Barr. The Bears also have their own talented group. Lance Briggs will look to lead this new look defense. He’s still one of the best outside linebackers in the league even going into his 12th season. It’s up in the...
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Lance Briggs a Leader or Cancer for the Chicago Bears?

Is Lance Briggs a Leader or Cancer for the Chicago Bears? Lance Briggs was on the Around the League Podcast on a few days ago, and in listening to his interview we came away with one question: “Is Lance Briggs a leader or a cancer to the Chicago Bears?” He says in the interview that he’s in Los Angeles looking for a job, that his job is temporary, and that the NFL stands...
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Lance Briggs loves him some Peanut

Lance Briggs was just like a Bears fan last week. He too was nervous when he saw cornerback Charles “Peanut” Tillman visiting former Bears head coach Lovie Smith down in Tampa Bay. Everybody was shocked to see Tillman leave without a deal from the Bucs. Then, last Saturdary, news broke of Tillman’s return to the Bears. Briggs took to Twitter to voice his over joyous feelings...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Lance Briggs: “It’s Not Gonna Hurt My Feelings When I Leave”

Over the last couple seasons the Chicago Bears have moved on from players that the team, city, and fans have come to love and appreciate. Prior to the 2013 season the Bears decided to give a low-ball offer to Brian Urlacher who chose to retire over re-signing or signing with another team. This off-season the […]
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Devin Hester’s departure another bummer for Bears’ Lance Briggs

Lance Briggs lamented the departure of another long-time teammate Friday and hoped cornerback Charles Tillman wouldn’t join kick returner Devin Hester in playing on a different team next season. Speaking publicly for the first time this offseason, the Bears linebacker told WGWG-FM (87.7) it was hard to see Hester not re-signed a year after linebacker Brian Urlacher retired. ‘‘It’s...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

“Bring My Brothers Back” – Lance Briggs to Chicago Bears

Chicago Bears Football - The Chicago Bears need help on defense and Lance Briggs has the solution.  Briggs joined The Game 87.7 and talked about his solution to the Bears defensive problems. “Trade all the draft picks and bring my brothers back,” Briggs Briggs, of course, is referencing Charles Tillman, Devin Hester, Julius Peppers and Brian Urlacher when he mentions his ...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Do the Bears need to make a move at linebacker?

As our own Ross Read pointed out, the Bears have decided to stick with their 4-3 system.  Brian Orakpo, widely regarded as the best free agent linebacker, was given the franchise tag by the Redskins on Monday.  The Bears meanwhile, have veteran Lance Briggs coming back in 2014, along with three young players, including Shea McClellin who was moved from defensive end to linebacker...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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