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Vic Fangio ranked No. 2 for top defensive coordinators in NFL

New Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio built his reputation with the vaunted 49ers defense and now he's trying to the same thing in the Windy City. Fangio's passion for good defensive play is trickling over to the players, who say they love working with the coach. “Vic is the ultimate defensive coach,” outside linebacker Sam Acho said, via the Chicago Sun-Times...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Break Minicamp Knowing Work Left to be Done

Chicago Bears defensive end Lamarr Houston (99) walks off the field with teammates Michael Ola (70) Sam Acho (49) and David Bass (91) after NFL football minicamp, Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in Lake Forest, Ill. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) The first minicamp for the Chicago Bears’ new general manager Ryan Pace and head coach John Fox is in the books and just as it always is...
Via The Sports Journal
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

DC Vic Fangio winning over Bears defense: 'Vic is the ultimate defensive coach'

New Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio built his reputation with the vaunted 49ers defense and now he's trying to the same thing in the Windy City. Fangio's passion for good defensive play is trickling over to the players, who say they love working with the coach. “Vic is the ultimate defensive coach,” outside linebacker Sam Acho said, via the Chicago Sun-Times...
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June 10, 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

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

Sam Acho's Departure

After being signed to the Chicago Bears it’s time for Arizona Cardinals fans to say happy trails to linebacker Sam Acho. Acho was drafted from the University of Texas and tore into the league with seven sacks. His fibula broke in 2013 and Acho didn’t replicate his premier season, only totaling 6 sacks in three years. However, Acho is an example of a player with class. He wrote...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Bears agree to 1-year deals with LB Acho, CB McManis

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears agreed Wednesday to one-year contracts with linebacker Sam Acho and cornerback Sherrick McManis. A fourth-round draft pick by Arizona in 2011, he spent four seasons with the Cardinals. He had a career-high seven sacks as a rookie, but has just six since then. A broken left fibula limited Acho to three games in 2013. He appeared in 16 games...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Bears agree to deals with Sam Acho, Sherrick McManis

The Chicago Bears agreed Wednesday to one-year contracts with linebacker Sam Acho and cornerback Sherrick McManis. A fourth-round draft pick by Arizona in 2011, he spent four seasons with the Cardinals. He had a career-high seven sacks as a rookie, but has just six since then. A broken left fibula limited Acho to three games in 2013. He appeared in 16 games last season and made four...
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April 01, 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

Bears Sign LB Sam Acho To A One-Year Deal

The Chicago Bears announced that they’ve signed former Cardinals LB Sam Acho to a one-year contract. #Bears have signed LB Sam Acho to a one-year contract. pic.twitter.com/Li8yjxQzxG — Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) April 1, 2015 Acho, 26, is a former fourth-round pick of the Cardinals back in 2011. He played out his four-year, $2,514,428 rookie contract with ... The post Bears...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Despite Quiet Offseason Steelers May Attract Bargain OLBs

The first two weeks of free agency hasn’t gone well for the Pittsburgh Steelers, at least at outside linebacker. Despite re-signing Arthur Moats to a team-friendly three-year, $7.5 million deal, Pittsburgh shockingly lost Jason Worilds to retirement (!) and missed out on signing a replacement like Brian Orakpo (four years, $32 million with Tennessee), Derrick Morgan (four years...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Which Arizona Cardinals Free Agents Could Return to the Team?

We’re on the cusp of free agency and it’s time to take a look at who the Arizona Cardinals all have as free agents. We’ll also discuss their possibility of returning to the team.The list is from the data at Spotrac.com, per usual. Darnell Dockett DE 33 ARI TBD $8,750,000 UFA Antonio Cromartie CB 30 ARI TBD $4,000,000 UFA John Abraham OLB 36 ARI TBD $3,925,000 UFA Ted Ginn Jr...
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March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals 2015 NFL Off-Season Preview

Positions of Need Outside Linebacker With John Abraham playing just 37 snaps thanks to a serious concussion, the Cardinals really struggled to rush the passer this season, particularly from the outside linebacker position. Alex Okafor led the position in snaps played, but graded out 45th out of 46 eligible 3-4 outside linebackers. Sam Acho was better, but he only played 483 snaps...
Via The Football Fan Spot
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals Offseason Review: Sam Acho

Sam AchoHeight: 6’3 Weight: 257 D.O.B.: Sept. 6, 1988School: Texas Experience: 4 Position: OLBGoing Into Season: Before anything is said about Sam Acho’s performance on the field, can anyone pronounce his middle name Onyedikachi? Anyway, the 2013 season didn’t go as Acho nor Arizona Cardinals fans would have hoped. Acho and Jonathan Cooper both broke their fibulas and it...
Via Pro Football Spot
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Who Are the Arizona Cardinals 2015 Free Agents?

It’s another trip to Spotrac for the source of the potential free agents the Arizona Cardinals will be looking at in 2015. Antonio Cromartie CB UFA ARI TBD 30 8 $4,000,000 John Abraham OLB UFA ARI TBD 36 14 $3,925,000 Dan Williams DT UFA ARI TBD 27 4 $2,185,000 Robert Housler TE UFA ARI TBD 26 3 $1,602,023 Sam Acho OLB UFA ARI TBD 26 3 $1,549,607 Mike Leach LS UFA ARI TBD 38 14...
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January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Cardinals, Colts, Ravens, Redskins, Steelers

Cardinals Josh Weinfuss isn’t sure if the Cardinals will re-sign OLB Sam Acho next year However, Weinfuss can see Arizona bringing back CB Antonio Cromartie for a salary worth about $5.5 million or so given how important he’s been for their defense. Based on the money the Cardinals have already committed to QB Carson Palmer, Weinfuss expects them to move forward with him...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles linebacker Emmanuel Acho looking forward to facing off against brother, Cardinals linebacker Sam Acho

PHILADELPHIA — Eagles linebacker Emmanuel Acho and his brother Sam talk every day, but football is one topic that's off the table this week. That's because the brothers Acho will be squaring off with one another for the first time in their..   CONTINUE READING: "Eagles linebacker Emmanuel Acho looks forward to playing against brother Cardinals LB Sam Acho"
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October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Acho's emergence key to Cardinals' pass-rushing hopes

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Let's face it: the Cardinals linebacker situation is a mess. Karlos Dansby is in Cleveland, Daryl Washington is suspended for at least a year and John Abraham is MIA until at least next week, with a possible suspension coming his way after a DUI charge. All those feel good vibes about the Jared Veldheer and Antonio Cromartie signings, and the return of Jonathan...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Twitter Tuesday: Arizona Cardinals Release First Depth Chart

The Cardinals released their first depth chart of the season yesterday and it has quite a few surprises on it. The release came from Mark Dalton, Director of Media Relations, via Twitter. Week 1 is here & so are your #HOUvsAZ game notes fresh from the desktop of @AZCardinals Mike Helm http://t.co/gpV03pSx3m — MarkDalton (@CardsMarkD) August 4, 2014 You’ll have to scroll down...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Analyzing the 2011 Draft: Arizona Cardinals

When it comes to grading team’s in the NFL Draft, it takes 3 years to properly asses a team’s success. I previously graded the St. Louis Rams draft. That article can be found here: http://utnsports.com/2014/07/31/analyzing-the-2011-draft-st-louis-rams/ Up next is the Arizona Cardinals. Heading into 2011, the Cardinals were a team rebuilding. After a nice run in the mid 2000′s...
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August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals Training Camp Preview: Linebackers

This is the biggest question mark on the defense and quite possibly the entire team. Karlos Dansby took his talent and bolted to Cleveland for a four-year deal in free agency. Daryl Washington was suspended for at least a year in late May for multiple violations of the league’s substance abuse policy. It left a big hole in the middle of the Arizona 3-4 scheme and is going to force...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals notebook: Familiarity fosters increased expectations

TEMPE, Ariz. -- What a difference a year makes. When the Cardinals reported for OTAs last year, a new coaching staff greeted a new roster that had turned over nearly half its players. That lack of familiarity carried right over into training camp.  "Nobody was talking. Everybody was just quiet," said linebacker John Abraham, who invented a word to describe the scene. "You could...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals Roster Reivew: Linebackers

The Arizona Cardinals have two problems at the linebacker position. First, they have a wealth of talent up the middle but need more support on the outside. Second, they have a couple players coming back off of injuries which adds depth to the team and makes it difficult to decide who stays and who goes. Let’s take a look at the position and see how the players stack up for 2014...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals season review: Outside linebackers

Over the next several weeks, FOX Sports Arizona will conduct a position-by-position analysis of the Arizona Cardinals, examining their personnel's strengths and weaknesses, the team's free agents at that position and the team's draft or free-agent needs. STARTERS Lorenzo Alexander, Sam Acho: It is difficult, if not impossible to evaluate either player since they both went down with...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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