Four Chicago Bears who looked really impressive against the Colts

It’s only a preseason game but there were a lot of positive signs in the Chicago Bears’ win over the Indianapolis Colts this past weekend. Last night I re-watched the game and came away impressed by a number of players. Here are the top four performers… 1. Pernell McPhee McPhee made his presence felt right away. On the first series he got to on Andrew Luck multiple times. First...
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WATCH: Chicago Bears DL Pernell McPhee Slings Andrew Luck Down For The Sack

When the Chicago Bears lured Pernell McPhee away from the Baltimore Ravens with a $38.75 million contract they were hoping to see a lot of the guy that recorded a career high 7.5 sacks last season. During preseason action against the Indianapolis Colts Saturday they certainly did. The big man ended up recording four tackles and a sack, but kept the pressure on all day.Not bad. Not...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears position preview: Linebackers

This will be one of a series of team previews highlighting each position group for the Chicago Bears, keep an eye on the team page for more from our isportsweb team. Check out the defensive backs preview here. What we know Pernell McPhee is the only true lock to start at linebacker for the Chicago Bears this season. Not much to be honest. It’s hard to analyze where the Chicago...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears preview (No. 30): Can Fox fix an aging roster?

Our 2015 NFL preview series ranks every team, from worst to first. Today: the No. 30 Bears. 2014 record: 5-11 Head coach: John Fox (first year, 119-89 overall coaching record, 8-7 playoffs) Key arrivals: Eddie Royal (wide receiver), Pernell McPhee (linebacker), Antrel Rolle (safety), Mason Foster (linebacker), Jarvis Jenkins (defensive end), Alan Ball (cornerback), Will Montgomery...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Mills and Pernell McPhee go to battle at Bears camp

A great head-to-head battle between right tackle Jordan Mills and outside linebacker Pernell McPhee has been on display at Chicago Bears training camp."He has really strong hands, and he’s elusive," Mills said of McPhee, via Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune. "Just knowing his shiftiness and that he has strong hands, you’ve got to get your hands on him. That’s one key I...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bears, Panthers, Patriots, & Raiders

Bears Dan Pompei mentions that free agent acquisition OLB Pernell McPhee has looked like “the real deal” and believe the Bears may have signed him at “just the right time in his career.” Pompei expects WR Eddie Royal to have a big year for the Bears in 2015. According to Pompei, Chicago could be in the market for a quarterback ... The post NFL Notes: Bears...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

LB Pernell McPhee wants Bears' defense to 'put fear in other teams' offenses'

Chicago Bears linebacker Pernell McPhee signed a five-year, $40 million contract to play in the Windy City and the free agent prize said he's learning a new defense that has a lot of 'secrets.' However, one thing he doesn't want to keep a secret is how he wants the opposing offenses to view the unit. "That's what we're going to do this year: put fear in other teams' offenses...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the Bears Have the League’s Worst Defense?

Below is an excerpt from Jake Schyvinck’s NFL Defensive Power Rankings article.  Chicago Bears Power Ranking: 30 Click here to see full rankings View image | Having the Bears this low is very hard to imagine, considering how good this defense has been.  Throughout the past decade, the Bears have been the monsters of the midway for a reason.  When Marc...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

McPhee sees Bears striking fear in opponents

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) Linebacker Pernell McPhee envisions a day when the Chicago Bears strike fear in opposing offenses, and he sees it happening sooner rather than later. Considering the way the defense performed the past two years, that is one lofty picture. But this is a different group of Bears from last season. They have a defensive-minded coach in John Fox, a new coordinator...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

TGS 2015 Preview: Chicago Bears

Between now and the end of August, TGS will offer up a quick snapshot of every NFL team heading into the 2015 regular season. Today, the Chicago Bears. 2014 in a nutshell: After a 3-3 start, the Bears limp to only two victories over the final 11 weeks of what was their worst season since 2004. The culprit? A sloppy, injury-ravaged offense. Why 2015 could be different: According to...
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July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

TGS 2015 Preview: Chicago Bears

Between now and the end of August, TGS will offer up a quick snapshot of every NFL team heading into the 2015 regular season. Today, the Chicago Bears. 2014 in a nutshell: After a 3-3 start, the Bears limp to only two victories over the final 11 weeks of what was their worst season since 2004. The culprit? A sloppy, injury-ravaged offense. Why 2015 could be different: According to...
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July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Three best offenses the Bears must face in 2015

The Chicago Bears have had the league’s third-worst defense in the past couple years, and new general manager Ryan Pace made the necessary moves to ensure improvement in 2015. In came defensive-minded head coach John Fox and one of the league’s premier defensive coordinator in Vic Fangio, who had a very successful stint with the San Francisco 49ers. They also brought in veterans...
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July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Tuesday web roundup: Chicago Bears

Chicago Bears single game tickets on sale Thursday CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 21: The Chicago Bears take the field prior to the game against Detroit at Soldier Field on December 21, 2014 in Chicago, ... Chicago Bears: five most important defensive backups Lake Forest, IL, USA; New Chicago Bears head coach John Fox speaks during a press conference at Mugs Halas Auditorium. Mandatory...
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July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: Why Pernell McPhee will have a breakout year in 2015

It’s no secret that the Chicago Bears‘ defense has been historically bad the past few seasons, ranking 30th in the NFL in total defense in both 2013 and 2014. At the conclusion of last season, the Bears immediately decided they needed to get back to old school Chicago Bears football. To do that they needed to rebuild the coaching staff and roster to fit more of a “run the football...
July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Expect Big Things from Pernell McPhee In Chicago

It’s no secret the Bears struggled on defense in 2014, after losing their defensive identity and ranking 30th overall. The Bears fixed their defensive coordinator problem by hiring Vic Fangio who transformed the San Francisco 49ers’ defense to one of the league’s elite. However, no matter who is on the sideline, they aren’t the ones making the plays on the field.That’s...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Positional Preview: Outside Linebacker

The linebacking corps of the Chicago Bears has expanded with the shift from the 4-3 to 3-4 defense. Let's take a look at who will be plugging up offenses from the outside linebacker position this season.Jared AllenAt 33 years of age, the 12-year veteran will be making the transition from defensive end to outside linebacker in the new defensive format for the Bears.Last season was...
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July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

New Faces for Chicago Bears Shoot for Defensive Rejuvenation

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – DECEMBER 28: Teddy Bridgewater #5 of the Minnesota Vikings gets sacked by Jeremiah Ratliff #90 of the Chicago Bears in the fourth quarter on December 28, 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images) The 2014 season was an all-around disappointment for the Chicago Bears, especially on the defensive side of the ball...
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: Position battles to monitor in training camp

The Chicago Bears‘ roster has endured a major turnover this offseason, with plenty of new faces in Chicago. Entering training camp, their roster will boast up to forty players that either did not make the roster last season or were not even in camp with the Bears a year ago at this time. A roster that goes through that much change undoubtedly offers a few interesting positional...
June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

OLB Pernell McPhee will do more than pass-rush for Chicago Bears

Outside linebacker Pernell McPhee became a hot commodity on the open market mostly for his ability to rush the passer. However, the Chicago Bears signed McPhee in free agency with intentions of him doing much more for their defense.McPhee recently touched on how his new role with the Bears differs from the old one he held with the Baltimore Ravens, according to Nate Atkins of Chicago...
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June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Bears will need more than new schemes to be successful on defense

The Chicago Bears defense is in the middle of a restructuring with new defensive coordinator Vic Fangio and hope is springing eternal, but without the proper supporting cast, that high spirit could quickly sink into despair. According to Matt Bowen of the Chicago Tribune, much has been made about Fangio's defensive mind, but there are only so much a coach can do drawing up brilliant...
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June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Weekend web roundup: Chicago Bears

Bears sign 2 to 1-year pacts LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have signed safety Sherrod Martin and ... The Bears also announced they had waived kicker Jeremiah Detmer, ... Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte calls NFL "Hypocritical League" Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte wants a new contract, but he understands what would've happened in the media had he decided to...
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June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Ranking the Chicago Bears defensive position groups

Last week I ranked the Chicago Bears offensive position groups, this week it’s the defense’s turn. The newly revamped 3-4 defense will be littered with question marks until we finally are able to see them play in a few games. That will make ranking the defensive position groups much harder than the offensive, but based on the talent and projection of the players on the roster...
June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

New-look Chicago Bears show evidence of team chemistry

John Mullin of CSN Chicago likens the rebuilt Chicago Bears to "the first day of high school for freshmen" and cites an exchange between veteran pass-rusher Jared Allen and 2015 free agency acquisition Pernell McPhee as evidence of building chemistry. "You know Pernell the other day gave me a tip," Allen told CSN Chicago. "I thought, 'Oh that makes so much sense,' and things kind...
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June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Ranking Which 1-Year Players Will Stick To The Chicago Bears Roster

If one were to stop for a second and look back at the meat of the off-season in order to make an assessment of first-year GM Ryan Pace, a big thing that would stick out almost immediately was how he operated in free agency.  Outside of a couple of longer deals for Pernell McPhee and Antrel Rolle, he showed no fear of the lacking long-term security by signing every other free agent...
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June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Pace Super Bowl Expectations Has A Fixed Timeline

Noted expert Hub Arkush, analyst for Chicago Football was posed the question recently in one of his mailbag sessions with fans about when he thinks the Bears will compete for the Super Bowl again.  His answer was in his usual style:  blunt and honest. “The better question, or at least the one we have to answer first may be, are Ryan Pace and John Fox the guys to get it done...
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June 07, 2015  |  Discuss
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