Why the Chicago Bears are better off with a fresh start in 2015

The Chicago Bears have already started making major changes to their roster and it may be for the best. After it was reported that wide receiver Brandon Marshall was on the block, the Bears reportedly got a trade in place sending him to the New York Jets for a fifth-round draft pick: Bears have agreed to trade WR Brandon Marshall to the Jets pending a physical, per league source...
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Lance Briggs Will Not Return to the Chicago Bears

Seven-time Pro Bowl linebacker Lance Briggs will not return to the Chicago Bears for a 13th season. According to CSN Chicago, the Bears have told Briggs that they will not be offering him a contract when free agency starts on Tuesday. This isn’t too much of a surprise considering that Briggs himself indicated back in November that he would likely be moving on from Chicago following...
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13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bears Tell Lance Briggs He Won’t Be Back

Lance Briggs has spent 12-years with the Bears and Jen Lada of CSN Chocago has reported that Briggs is set to become a free agent after the Bears decided not to bring him back. Sources confirm Lance Briggs will not be returning to the #Bears next season. #NFL — Jen Lada (@JenLada) March 5, 2015 Lance Briggs made seven straight Pro Bowls from 2005 to 2011 and even though he...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bears inform Lance Briggs that he will not be offered a contract

The Chicago Bears have informed veteran linebacker Lance Briggs that he will not be offered a contract with the team for 2015, according to CSN Chicago. Sources confirm Lance Briggs will not be returning to the #Bears next season. #NFL — Jen Lada (@JenLada) March 5, 2015   The seven-time Pro Bowler has spent his entire 12-year career with the Bears. He will become a...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Former Bears coaches rip Jay Cutler, anonymously

Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports Chicago Bears new head coach John Fox and general manager Ryan Pace remain uncommitted to Jay Cutler as the team’s starting quarterback for 2015. If Cutler is on the Bears’ roster on March 12, $10 million of his 2016 salary is guaranteed. The reason the new Bears staff remains uncommitted could be because at least 10 former Bears staffers from...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears brass want Brandon Marshall to give up role on ‘Inside the NFL’

Photo: Amanda Kwok/SHOWTIME If Brandon Marshall wants to continue playing football in Chicago, he will need to give up his analyst job on Showtime’s “Inside the NFL.” New head coach John Fox and general manager Ryan Pace expressed Wednesday that the players’ focus should only be on football. “I just want to make sure that we understand the Chicago Bears and football...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: Accountability first of many keys to Bears’ success

Six days before the season opener against the Buffalo Bills, linebacker Lance Briggs requested the day off. Head coach Marc Trestman granted the request, not knowing it was so Briggs could attend the grand opening of his new restaurant, the Double Nickel Smokehouse. From the minute this news leaked, there was a sense Trestman was going to fail in holding his players accountable and...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

The Chicago Bears Have Rebuilt Quickly Before

Before addressing the dreaded “R-word” it’s important to clarify why it’s being brought up in the first place.  The Bears finished last season 5-11.  Was it all on the players?  No but teams don’t finish with those kinds of records without having issues with personnel.  In this case the Bears are simply too old.  Hub Arkus of Chicago Football put it crystal clear perspective...
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Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs would never stoop to playing for Packers

Lance Briggs represents what Chicago Bears football is all about… AROUND COVER32 Five Things: NFL players should avoid during the offseason 2015 NFL Draft Preview: The top 10 running backs Hard hitting. Strong linebacker play. Veteran toughness. And most importantly, hating the Green Bay Packers. When Briggs was asked on Twitter a couple days ago whether he would ever consider...
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Lance Briggs Gives Blunt and Clear Response When Asked About Joining Packers

Lance Briggs was under a tad bit of scrutiny this past season for his lack of performance as a supposed “leader” on the Chicago Bears defense. Briggs has shown recently that he would like to come back to the Bears for the 2015 season since the new coaching changes bring a fresh look to the revamped coaching staff. But he was also asked if he is interested in joining the Bears...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Players who have to take over leadership roles for the Chicago Bears

One of the obvious issues that plagued the Chicago Bears last season was a lack of leadership. Injuries to key veterans on the defense left young players to look to the sidelines for guidance, and offensively can we really say that Jay Cutler holds the reins? In order to attempt a turnaround, the chaos that occurred last season both on the field and off it cannot take place. Chicago...
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Lance Briggs Open To Re-Signing With Bears, Willing To Move To ILB If Needed

Impending free agent OLB Lance Briggs says he’s open to returning to the Bears the next season now that they have a new GM and head coach in place. According to Briggs, the previous regime had indicated that he wouldn’t be brought back next season, but the veteran linebacker is now “hopeful” that he could continue his career with the Bears. “The closure I had there was...
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January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Lance Briggs’ BBQ Joint Receiving Terrible Reviews On Yelp

The Double Nickel Smokehouse is owned by Chicago Bears legend Lance Briggs, and it’s located in Elk Grove, California. Most Bears fans are familiar with this place due to the publicity it received when Briggs skipped practice to attend the opening, but that’s not here nor there. When recently reviewing the comments on Yelp, it’s apparently not a restaurant worth recommending...
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January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Lance Briggs Wants Back With The Bears

Lance Briggs heartfelt goodbye might not have lasted that long. While coming on CSN’s Sports Talk Live, hosted by David Kaplan, good old number 55 mentioned that he wants back with the Bears and is awaiting coach Fox’s phone call. Briggs Wants Back With The Bears Your browser does not support iframes. Although Briggs has been hurt for the majority of the last two seasons, it...
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January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Starters Who Will Not Be Back in 2015

With a new general manager and coaching staff, the Chicago Bears roster could see a pretty big overhaul this offseason. Familiar faces of the organization will not be re-signed. Especially since all signs point to defensive coordinator Vic Fangio implementing a transition to a 3-4 scheme or at least a hybrid version this season for the defense. Here are five players who will not...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Three biggest holes the Chicago Bears need to address this offseason

Tim Jennings The Chicago Bears have officially entered a rebuilding period after two consecutive seasons featuring historically bad defenses and a 2014 campaign that failed to live up to offensive expectations. With new general manager, Ryan Pace and his newly appointed head coach, John Fox helming the rebuilding process, the success of this offseason is vital to the immediate performance of...
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

What’s next for Ryan Pace and the Chicago Bears?

Ryan Pace After a season which failed to live up to the off-season hype, optimism and Super Bowl aspirations quickly turned to pessimism and confusion about the team’s future. At the conclusion of the regular season, both head-coach/offensive guru Marc Trestman and General Manager Phil Emery were fired, leaving questions about the direction the Chicago Bears were going to move...
January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Lance Briggs’ Heartfelt Goodbye to Chicago: “I Bleed Blue and Orange”

The video below is from the finale of The Lance Briggs Show which featured a guest appearance from former running mate Brian Urlacher. Your browser does not support iframes. Courtesy of Comcast SportsNet Chicago, the following is a transcript of Lance Briggs’ heartfelt goodbye to the City of Chicago and Bears fans around the world. It may not have ended pretty, but No. 55 was a...
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December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: Do Players Hold a Grudge?

Chicago Bear fans have been calling for the firing of Marc Trestman since they suffered back-to-back losses against the Patriots and Packers while giving up 50 points in both games. And after the loss to the Lions on Thanksgiving day the calling for Trestman’s job have only gotten bigger. The city is not pleased with a 5-7 start or the offense that was suppose to be among the...
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: Headlines to Look For in Chicago

After the Thanksgiving loss, the Chicago Bears fell to 5-7, putting them three games back in the NFC Wildcard with only four games remaining. Any playoff hopes Chicago had could end with a loss this Thursday against the Cowboys, depending on what the rest of the NFC does on Sunday. Players will be playing to win but also trying to prove their worth to remain in the teams future...
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: Lance Briggs Placed on Injured Reserve

The Chicago Bears have lost linebacker Lance Briggs for the season after the team placed him on season ending injured reserve one day after losing to the Detroit Lions. One has to wonder if Briggs has played his last snap as a Chicago Bear or even in the NFL. Briggs and Brian Urlacher were two of the great linebacker duo’s in franchise history. He didn’t have a particularly...
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Lance Briggs Has No Plans To Retire, Will Test Free Agent Market

Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune reports that impending free agent OLB Lance Briggs has no plans to retire next year, and is instead expected to test the open market next year. Chicago officially placed Briggs on season-ending injured reserve Friday with a groin injury. He was expected to miss a few weeks due to the injury, so it really wasn’t all that surprising to his...
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November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Surprising Lance Briggs Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

Everybody knows how great Lance Briggs was for the Chicago Bears during the glory years.  Here are some fascinating tidbits they might not know. Failed To Record An INT In Just Two Of Twelve Seasons One of the surprising things about Briggs was that for all the great things he did as a tackler and hitter up front, he was almost equally as dangerous in coverage.  For his career...
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November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears place veteran LB Briggs on the IR with groin injury

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears placed linebacker Lance Briggs on the reserve/injured list Friday because of a groin injury. Briggs has 63 tackles, including 2 1/2 tackles, and an interception, a forced fumble, two pass breakups and a quarterback pressure this season. The seven-time Pro Bowl player is in his 12th season in the NFL, all with the Bears.
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November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Briggs Bears career likely over after landing on IR

As the Chicago Bears 2014 season tailspins to a disappointing finish, one of the club’s veteran defensive playmakers is staring at the conclusion of his Bears career. LB Lance Briggs was placed on injured reserve Friday, ending his season and likley putting a wrap on his Bears tenure. The team’s official press release is below: The Chicago Bears placed LB Lance [...]
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November 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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