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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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...
6 days ago  |  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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11 days ago  |  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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12 days ago  |  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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13 days ago  |  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...
21 days ago  |  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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23 days ago  |  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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25 days ago  |  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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26 days ago  |  Discuss

LB Pernell McPhee says defense is full of 'secrets' and 'very creative'

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.' New defensive coordinator Vic Fangio has run some of the NFL's top defense the past four seasons, but McPhee sometimes stops and wonders why the coach does what he does. “Sometimes...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekend web roundup: Chicago Bears

Ranking the Chicago Bears offensive position groups ► The Chicago Bears offense is coming off a disastrous season, where it seemed like everything went wrong. The quarterback play was disappointing, the skill ... Pernell McPhee: 'Secrets' of Chicago Bears defense makes it unpredictable ► Vic Fangio's new defense doesn't always make sense to pricey pass-rusher Pernell McPhee...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Pernell McPhee: 'Secrets' of Chicago Bears defense makes it unpredictable

Vic Fangio's new defense doesn't always make sense to pricey pass-rusher Pernell McPhee, acquired by the Chicago Bears in free agency this spring. On about 80 percent of McPhee's snaps at outside linebacker, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times estimates, the noted QB-chaser is...dropping into coverage."Sometimes I wonder, 'Why the hell you got me doing this?'" McPhee said, per...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Pernell McPhee Said Some Stupid Things About Ray McDonald

The Chicago Bears are trying to move on from the disaster that was the free agent signing of Ray McDonald. Only a couple of months after signing a one-year deal with the Bears, the defensive lineman was arrested for another domestic violence incident on Memorial Day. The Bears released him the same day. We’ve heard the 9-1-1 call that was made to report the incident and recently...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Why The Bears Defense Will Recover, But Needs More Time

In this modern NFL, expectations for improvement are always accelerated.  What was once a 3-5 year project has become 1-3 year rush jobs.  Owners just can’t afford to stay patient with coaches like back in the ’70s and ’80s because of a fan society that has sped up significantly during the Information Age, gaining instant gratification with the rise of new technologies. Yet...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Expert Sees Brilliance In Bears Signing Pernell McPhee

Most of the focus of late has centered on the six new additions to the Chicago Bears roster via the NFL draft, particularly wide receiver Kevin White and his infectious enthusiasm to show why the team got a steal in him with the 7th overall pick.  Buzz has already started building on what he can do in the offense, but it also overshadows earlier moves made by GM Ryan Pace in free...
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May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Bears GM Ryan Pace Is Building A “Winning” Front Office

All the focus is on the players that he brings in, but Chicago Bears GM Ryan Pace is not an idiot.  If he’s going to build a great team that can win a championship, he’ll need people who are just as smart (or even smarter) than he is to do it.  Hiring personal friends to front office positions doesn’t always accomplish that.  Sometimes going on reputation more than familiarity...
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May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Ignoring New Bears QB Pat Devlin? You Shouldn’t

Right away it’s becoming clear that new Chicago Bears GM Ryan Pace has an eye for the intriguing.  It was evident in his free agency choices like Pernell McPhee, evident in his underrated but solid draft choices and now is appearing again in his latest string of roster moves.  After signing East Carolina star Shane Carden as an undrafted free agent, a move that had some draft...
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May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Ravens sign Za’Darius Smith

The Baltimore Ravens have signed  former Kentucky Wildcats defensive end Za’Darius Smith to his first NFL contract. Smith will get a four-year, $2.763 million contract with a $483,124 signing bonus. Smith is viewed as a replacement for Pernell McPhee, who left this offseason to sign a five-year deal with the Chicago Bears. This past season, Smith […]
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May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Ravens fill 2 more needs in 4th round of NFL draft

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) The Baltimore Ravens found potential replacements for two departed players in the fourth round of the NFL draft. The Ravens had three picks in the round, including the one they got in the trade for Haloti Ngata and a compensatory selection. General manager Ozzie Newsone took Kentucky outside linebacker Za'Darius Smith with the 122th overall pick Saturday,...
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May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Why The Bears Should Draft Kevin White

With the 2015 NFL Draft rapidly approaching, it’s time for the Bears to start narrowing down their draft board. The thing that makes this year’s draft so interesting for Chicago fans is not only the fact that the draft is being held in their hometown, but there are so many different things that the organization could decide to do when the clock starts ticking at the number seven...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Defensive Lineman Preston Smith Could be a Great Fit for Steelers

Prior to the start of free agency many Steelers fans (including myself) thought that free agent linebacker Pernell McPhee would be a great addition to the Steelers’ defense to replace Jason Worilds. McPhee was a big bodied linebacker that was capable of playing on the edge, as well as moving inside and playing with his hand in the dirt, and in some cases even playing in the middle...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Chicago Bears have pre-draft meeting with Mississippi State linebacker

The Chicago Bears have already made a couple of signigicant upgrades at linebacker this offseason by signing Mason Foster and Pernell McPhee, but apparently they aren’t done adding depth at the position just yet… AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: Rating the best jersey investment on each NFL team from 1-32 NFL Draft Preview: The top-10 cornerbacks on the board According to a report...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Interest In Dynamic Pass Rusher Growing

There is an adage these days that “there is no such thing as too many pass rushers.”  It may sound cliché but at least a dozen head coaches around the NFL would throw their support behind it almost instantly. It seems new Chicago Bears GM Ryan Pace and head coach John Fox are a part of that group.  Despite adding a number of free agent rushers such as Pernell McPhee and Sam...
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April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Keep Adding To Deep Linebacker Group

Ryan Pace is developing quite the reputation for finding quality young talent in low places and at cheap prices too.  Mason Foster, Jacquizz Rodgers, Jarvis Jenkins and Pernell McPhee are just some of the examples. It seems the young gun GM is at it again. #Bears sign OLB Sam Acho to a one-year deal. Has 13 sacks in four seasons, but only two in the last two years. — Matt Eurich...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

First Round Pick Analysis By Division: NFC North

Chicago Bears:Expected to make the switch to a 3-4 defensive scheme, this team is further riddled with holes, as if it weren't already. Free agents Jarvis Jenkins, Ray McDonald, and Mason Foster should do fine in part-time roles while Pernell McPhee looks primed for the starting gig, but beyond that this defense is filled with a bunch of misfits. Nose tackle, inside linebacker, and...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss
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