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Chicago Bears Wild Cards Who Could Steal A Starting Spot

Coaches may not affirm anything yet, but smart money says most of the starting jobs across the Chicago Bears roster are already spoken for.  Jay Cutler will be the quarterback.  Matt Forte will be the running back.  Kyle Long will be the right guard and so on down the line.  However, like with every other team there are some positions that are up for grabs, and with a new coaching...
Via Sports Mockery
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 NFL running backs

Today’s NFL is merely about defense and an air attack, with running backs becoming more of a secondary option. However, the elite teams have a running back they can trust to grind out the tough yards when they matter the most. Here is a look at the top 10 NFL running backs. 10) Eddie Lacy of the Green Bay Packers, cracks my top ten for best running backs, and is a man who after...
Via EndZoneScore
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chicago's Matt Forte to host third annual youth football camp

Young athletes will have the chance to learn from none other than Chicago Bears star running back Matt Forte next month. He's hosting the third annual Matt Forte Football ProCamp in Addison, Ill., on June 13-14, the Bears website announced. Campers from Grades 1-8 will learn "fundamental football skills" at Forte's event. And no one leaves empty-handed. In addition to interacting...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens See Pass-Catching Potential in Rookie RB Buck Allen

When the Baltimore Ravens selected former USC running back Buck Allen in Round 4 of the 2015 NFL draft, they saw far more than just a player capable of carrying the football—they also saw a receiver. And for good reason. In college, he totaled 63 receptions for 710 yards and two scores in two years, adding to his 417 career carries for 2,306 yards and 25 touchdowns. And, based...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears looking to reinstate '1-2 punch' at running back under Fox, Gase

The Chicago Bears have gotten away from handing off to the No. 2 running back the last couple seasons. John Mullin of CSN Chicago notes that 100-carry seasons for backup ball-carriers used to be the norm in Chicago, but Michael Bush's 63 carries in 2013 and Ka'Deem Carey's 36 in 2014, combined, fall below that threshold.Mullin would consider it a "surprise" if fourth-round selection Jeremy...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Forte Tagged As Perfect Dallas Cowboys Trade Target

For the past month or so all anybody can talk about regarding the Dallas Cowboys was their lack of action is trying to replace NFL rushing champion DeMarco Murray after left in free agency to join the Philadelphia Eagles.  Their biggest addition was Darren McFadden, the former top 10 pick who never really got off the ground in Oakland, suffering a series of injury setbacks. That...
Via Sports Mockery
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cowboys Looking to Trade for Bears RB Matt Forte?

The Cowboys are not sold on Darren McFadden as their top running back. I repeat: the Cowboys are not sold on Darren McFadden as their starting running back heading into 2015.That's not breaking news to anyone as rumors continue to abound that the Cowboys are still looking to add another runner to a crowded backfield.Chris Johnson has lobbied to be added to the Cowboys offense. If...
Via Pro Football Spot
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears make scouting hires official

Ryan Pace is quickly building a staff that will mold a competitive team, and they could be on a faster track to that goal than one might think. Chicago Bears poach scouts from Broncos, Ravens Earlier Friday, the Chicago Bears GM hired Anthony “Champ” Kelly as director of pro scouting, Joe Douglas as director of college scouting and Christopher Prescott as an area scout. Kelly...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Expert Warns Bears Will Regret Passing On Rookie Running Back

Not every pick made by the Chicago Bears in the NFL draft was going to earn lots of praise from the expert legions.  That came to pass soon enough when Bleacher Report released an extensive piece detailing a singular player every team will likely regret not taking when they had the chance. For Chicago, the name that turned up was Boise State running back Jay Ajayi. “Matt Forte is...
Via Sports Mockery
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam Gase says Jay Cutler’s play has evolved: ‘He’s so mature now’

Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports New Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase believes Jay Cutler has evolved since he entered the NFL. “I think most of us would say when he first came into the league he was that gunslinger-type mentality and I see a more patient guy,” Gase said Friday, via the team’s website. “We’ve just got to get him there for 60 minutes. I think that’s...
Via Sports-Glory
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin White had dominant rookie camp with Bears

The Chicago Bears selected wide receiver Kevin White with the seventh overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, and it is a pick that could end up being a steal. White showed superstar potential during his time with the West Virginia Mountaineers, and reports have come out that he was dominant during the Bears’ rookie camp. 1. Kevin White had a dominant rookie camp. He had a lot...
Via Sports-Glory
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Jeremy Langord Matt Forte's Long Term Replacement?

Ryan Pace's first draft as the Chicago Bears' GM was solid and steady, if not spectacular.The best player available philosophy tends to be employed by teams who have several holes in their roster. The thought process is that new GMs and head coaches of John Fox's ilk have one or two drafts left to rectify things before job security becomes a term that is brought into the lexicon...
Via Football Nation
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Bears QB Jay Cutler prove the critics wrong in 2015?

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY SportsJay Cutler and the Chicago Bears are entering a 2015 season that should be a major turnaround from the embarrassment that they suffered last year. It has been a long offseason with quite a few changes, but the one player that has to step up and prove himself this year is Cutler himself. He has yet to show the Bears that he can be a legitimate franchise...
Via Sports-Glory
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Offense Is A Lot Faster Than Last Year

One of the popular sayings in the NFL is you can teach a player how to run routes, use his hands and feet properly and understand where and when to run.  The one thing you can’t teach them is speed.  That comes from their own natural DNA, bestowed upon them via countless generations before him. Nothing creates more fear in a pro defender than a fast running back or receiver with...
Via Sports Mockery
15 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Post-Draft Power Rankings: How Good is the Bears Offense?

View image | gettyimages.com The NFL Draft is now over.  This means teams are just about finished assembling their 90-man rosters. Also, teams are beginning to prepare their offseason programs. With the draft recently concluding, we at TopSportsReport thought it’d be a good time to evaluate where each team stands in comparison to the other 31 NFL teams. After taking that...
Via TopSportsReport
16 days ago  |  Discuss

John Fox on Kevin White: ‘He’s infectious’

Chicago Bears coach John Fox is very pleased with how the NFL draft turned out. “I thought it went outstanding,” Fox told former Bears quarterback Jim Miller and Pat Kirwan Tuesday on SiriusXM NFL Radio. “[General manager] Ryan [Pace] is a very sharp evaluator. I think we stayed true to our board. I thought our scouting staff did a great job. The process went unbelievably...
Via Sports-Glory
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Expert Insists Chicago Bears Drafted Matt Forte Replacement

With all the hoopla surrounding other notable rookie drafted by the Chicago Bears like Kevin White, Eddie Goldman and Adrian Amos it was easy to overlook 4th round pick Jeremy Langford.  Initial assumptions claimed the Michigan State running back would be nothing more than a quality backup to Matt Forte. However, at least one prominent expert in Todd McShay of ESPN believes the...
Via Sports Mockery
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears GM explains why he didn’t draft a QB

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports The Chicago Bears reportedly included Jay Cutler in a deal to acquire the No. 2 pick in the draft from the Tennessee Titans, but the Titans wouldn’t budge. The Bears had their sights set on quarterback Marcus Mariota, but once he was off the board, the Bears declined to use any of their six picks on a different QB. “It never locked in to where...
Via Sports-Glory
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Draft Concludes With Highway Robberies

Part of Day 3 of the NFL draft involves finding the value picks.  That means collecting the talent either nobody knows about or the talent that slips through the cracks.  It’s not easy to do, even for the best GMs in the league.  So how did Ryan Pace do in his very first go-round as the man in charge of the Chicago Bears draft room? Pretty damn good. Okay, maybe that’s a little...
Via Sports Mockery
21 days ago  |  Discuss

New Chicago Bears RB Jeremy Langford Thanks Michigan State Fans For Support: “I Will Bleed Green Forever”

Jeremy Langford didn’t enter the NFL Draft with the hype of some of the other running backs, like Todd Gurley or Melvin Gordon, but he was a fantastic rusher for Michigan State during his career. He ran for 2,944 yards and 40 touchdowns over the last two seasons, and this fall he will be behind star back Matt Forte as a member of the Chicago Bears. After being picked, Langford...
Via College Spun
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears GM Ryan Pace having A+ first draft so far

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports When the Chicago Bears brought Ryan Pace in to be their general manager, many weren’t sure what to think. Obviously, the last signing of a GM didn’t work out at all, as Phil Emery only lasted three years in his first stint as the main decision-maker in the organization. However, Pace brought a different kind of energy with him, and a different...
Via Sports-Glory
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears draft DT Eddie Goldman with No. 39 pick

Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports The Chicago Bears selected Florida State defensive tackle Eddie Goldman with the 39th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Goldman will fill a major need for the Bears’ on the defensive side of the football, and will likely see plenty of playing time during his rookie season. At 6-foot-4 and 320 pounds, he is going to be a huge force to be reckoned...
Via Sports-Glory
22 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Matt Forte, David Kaplan Argue Over Piccolo Ceremony

Chicago Bears’ running back Matt Forte is in the last year of his contract and before the season starts he’d like a new deal. The 29-year-old has not attended the team’s voluntary minicamp, which is no big deal, but observers were shocked to see Forte skip the Brian Piccolo Award ceremony on Tuesday. Each year the Piccolo Award is given to one veteran and one rookie on the...
Via Sports Mockery
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears select Kevin White with No. 7 pick

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports The Chicago Bears selected Kevin White with the seventh overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. White came through with a huge season at West Virginia last season, and is an excellent fit for the Bears alongside of Alshon Jeffery. White ended up catching 109 passes for 1,447 yards and 10 touchdowns. At 6’2″ and 215 pounds, he is an extremely physical...
Via Sports-Glory
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Forte Is Looking For A New Contract, But Has No Plans To Hold Out

Bears veteran RB Matt Forte confirmed that he would like a new contract extension from the team, but made it clear that he has no plans to holdout. “Like I told Ryan [Pace] when we talked about it. I told him I wouldn’t hold any grudges or anything. Everybody says you could hold out and ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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