A lot of NFL general managers tend to have a draft “pipeline” to certain conferences, teams or even coaches. Is this true for Chicago Bears GM Phil Emery?
The idea of a draft pipeline isn’t so farfetched. Keep in mind one of the running beliefs throughout the world of NFL front offices is that highly respected Baltimore Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome favors taking players...
The Chicago Bears drafted rookie defensive tackles Ego Ferguson and Will Sutton to help add youth to an aging defensive line. Ferguson is more of a running game clogger and Sutton a pass rush specialist. Against the New York Jets this past Monday, Sutton earned extended snaps with the injury to Jeremiah Ratliff and showed a lot of promise. In limited snaps, Ferguson showed his ability...
No team should ever apologize for winning football games, but the latest stock report does raise a few mild concerns on the Chicago Bears roster.
Jared Allen – Stock: Down
It’s important to remember reputation counts for a lot and knowing Jared Allen is on the defensive front has made life easier for other Bears linemen to collect sacks. Unfortunately he was paid a lot of...
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Since the Pac-10 became the Pac-12 and split into two divisions in 2011, the Arizona State-UCLA game has eventually determined the South Division champion.
In three of those four years, bad luck has befallen the Sun Devils. ASU has lost two of the last three matchups in heartbreaking fashion (four of the last five to the Bruins overall). Sometimes the heartbreak occurred...
Well, its my favorite post of the week because it involves zero effort by me. Its know your enemy: Chicago Bears. Here to dish the dirt on the Bears is Lester A. Wiltfong Jr. from the SB Nation Chicago Bears site Windy City Gridiron. Enjoy and tell a friend!
1) From looking at the Bears stats from last year, it seemed like running the football was the defense’s biggest efficiency...
There has been a lot of excitement and anticipation of the upcoming 2014/2015 NFL season around Chicago. Phil Emery put together an elite offense last year and is attempting to fix the worst defense in Bear’s history this year. Let’s take a look at all three units that make up your Chicago Bears and project their season win total.
Emery signed a nice group of Defensive...
(AP) - Arizona State's offense has been explosive in two seasons under coach Todd Graham and has a chance to be even better this season with so many playmakers returning.
But as the Sun Devils head into the 2014 season, it seems all anyone wants to talk about is the defense.
And for good reason. With just two returning starters, even Graham understands why there's so much...
Via AP on Fox
August 25, 2014
Chicago Bears third-round rookie defensive tackle Will Sutton got his first taste of NFL action in Friday's preseason opener. We talked with Ferguson after the game about the victory over the Eagles.
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Since his arrival at ASU, coach Todd Graham maintained the philosophy that his best players should play on special teams. All-American defensive tackle Will Sutton, for example, played on punt shield last season.
This season, that philosophy will evolve.
Graham on Wednesday night said his best players must be able to play special teams but they won't be relied...
The New York Giants announced the signing of veteran DL Israel Idonije Tuesday.
Idonije became expendable in Chicago after the team drafted defensive tackles Ego Ferguson and Will Sutton.
New York will have the luxury of moving Idonije around, as he does have experience playing every position along the defensive front, as well as on special teams.
Idonije, 33, signed with the...
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Often in college football, a new coach needs until his third season to get his program rolling. Todd Graham sped up the process at Arizona State, leading the Sun Devils to the Pac-12 Championship Game in his second season.
But now, after reaching new heights as a program in 2013, ASU faces the challenge of avoiding a drop-off in Year 3.
With the start of fall camp...
Bears Score Big Upgrading Defensive LineBy: Alex CroweFootball is a game that is won and lost in the trenches. On any given play, at any given time, the outcome is determined by how the players on the line step up and take charge.On offense, those players in the trenches have systematic schemes, blocking packages, and prior knowledge of where the football is going. Their job is to...
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State has lost another key 2014 signee, as top-ranked junior college defensive tackle Dalvon Stuckey won't enroll at ASU due to academic reasons.
Stuckey's status had been uncertain in recent weeks as he attempted to get academically qualified, and he indicated via social media Monday he had enrolled at NCAA Division II University of West Georgia....
Posted to SuperBears SuperBowlThe Chicago Bears rookie class is already showing off their knowledge before Training Camp gets into full swing.
The Bears rookies traveled to Aurora, Ohio, to take on the NFC’s rookies in a competition of trivia, as well as take in presentations on mental health awareness, domestic violence prevention, and substance abuse among other things.
We are back with our mailbag. A few things have happened since we last answered questions so let’s tackle a few topics including the draft and Brandon Marshall’s new deal.
Who starts at safety for the Bears going into next season? -Jason in Miami
Well Jason, If I had to guess right now I think it would be Chris Conte at free safety and Ryan Mundy at strong. I do believe...
We’re one week closer to training camp; to help you pass the time the best columns from the cover32 universe this week.
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Everybody has gotten a chance to digest last weekend’s draft. The Bears were the first team in the league to get all of their picks under contract. Here’s what you might have missed this week from us. Don’t forget, tomorrow you will get the rewind from our friends on the national side.
Will Sutton has the odds stacked against him. (Read)
Bears experimenting with Jordan Lynch...
With the final stroke of a pen, the Chicago Bears 2014 draft class is under contract. The team’s official statement of DT Will Sutton’s signing follows: The Chicago Bears have agreed to terms with DT Will Sutton on a four-year contract and now have the entire 2014 Bears draft class under contract. The 6-0, 303-pound Sutton was selected by the [...]
Here’s our rookie 2014 Rookie Signings Tracker.
Bears signed third-round pick DT Will Sutton to a four-year contract. (NFLTR)
Bills signed fourth-round pick CB Ross Cockrell to a four-year contract. (NFLTR)
Bills signed seventh-round pick LB Randell Johnson to a four-year contract. (NFLTR)
Bills signed seventh-round pick OT Seantrel Henderson to a four-year...
The Chicago Bears are the first team to get their first-round draft pick under contract.
The Bears announced Tuesday that cornerback Kyle Fuller has agreed to terms on a four-year deal with a fifth-year option. Chicago has now agreed to terms with seven of its eight draft picks. Third-round pick Will Sutton is the only unsigned rookie.
Financial terms of the deal have yet to be...
The Chicago Bears announced Thursday that they signed third-round pick DT Will Sutton to a four-year contract.
#Bears have agreed to terms with 3rd-round pick Will Sutton (4-year deal). All of the club’s 2014 draft picks are now under contract.
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) May 15, 2014
Chicago has now signed their entire 2014 draft class and are the first team to come...
The Chicago Bears have agreed to terms on a four-year deal with defensive tackle Will Sutton, the eighth and final player in the team’s 2014 draft class to reach a contract agreement.
Sutton was the team’s third round pick last weekend, selected 82ndoverall in the NFL draft.
A two-time Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, Sutton had 37 tackles for loss and 17 sacks over his...
The Chicago Bears have signed the final member of their 2014 draft class in third round pick, defensive tackle Will Sutton.
Bears reached agreement with 3rd-rd pick Will Sutton; Chicago exec Cliff Stein is first one this year to have his full draft class signed.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 15, 2014
It’s really amazing that the Bears were able to sign all of their players...
Chicago Bears negotiator Cliff Stein continued his express signing of draft picks, inking a deal with first-round pick Kyle Fuller, the CB from Virginia Tech on Wednesday. Fuller’s signing means third-round choice Will Sutton remains the only Bears rookie from the eight-man draft class without a contract. The Bears official release is below: The Chicago Bears have agreed to terms [...]
And then there were two. Only top pick Kyle Fuller and third-round choice Will Sutton remain unsigned as the Chicago Bears look to seal the deal with their eight man draft class prior to this weekend’s rookie mini-camp. The Bears official releases are below: The Chicago Bears have agreed to terms with DT Ego Ferguson and P Patrick O’Donnell on four-year [...]