Archive for September, 2009

Urlacher Done for 2009

As we all already know, Brian Urlacher is done for the season with the wrist injury he suffered in Green Bay.  The Bears website states that he will be replaced by Hunter Hillenmeyer.  Unless Hillenmeyer plays leaps and bounds better in the middle than he did in 2004, we’re in trouble. Word has it the […]

Wrist Surgery for Urlacher

WSCR is reporting that Brian Urlacher will have wrist surgery this week and will miss “significant” time this season.  It is also being reported that strongside linebacker Pisa Tinoisamoa will miss 3-6 weeks with his knee injury. Wow.  Not good. I was impressed at how the defense continued to shut down the Packers-a dynasty in […]

Bears at Packers 2009

The Green Bay Packers beat the Chicago Bears 21-15 tonight. Disappointing, yes.  Frustrating, hell yes, especially since the Bears had countless chances to pull this game out. Jay Culer threw 4 interceptions-a career high.  I’m sure we’re going to hear some fans calling for his head and calling him a fraud.  Jeez, I’ve already seen […]

“Experts”: Bears Have No Chance Against Pack

About 6 hours to go….man I’m happy to have football back. As everyone probably knows, virtually everyone in the world gives the Bears no chance against the Packers tonight. This includes: Everyone on NFL Network.  (Incidentally, Michael Irvin actually said he thinks the Packers are on the verge of a dynasty based on their play […]

Let’s Go Bears 2009

So here we are, the Friday before what is the equivalent of Christmas (or insert non-Christian holiday of your choice), and it feels good.  NFL kickoff weekend is always bittersweet to me.  I love that real football is starting-especially when the Cubs shoot themselves in the feet in August-but it’s also the signal that the […]

Get Don Banks a Drool Cup

In case you haven’t heard today, Sports Illustrated’s Don Banks moved the Green Bay Packers from 19th to 3rd in his NFL power rankings based on their performance in the preseason.  Let me repeat, based on the performance in the preseason, facing vanilla defenses fielded by teams that don’t care whether they win the game […]

Big Year for Manning, Eh?

Sun Times columnist Mike Mulligan writes today that 2009 may be a big year for Danieal Manning.  In fact, this is the year he could become a star, Mulligan says. We’ve been waiting…and while we’ve been waiting we’ve seen crazy, maddening blown coverages that helped cost a Super Bowl victory in 2006 and a playoff […]

Marcus Freeman Cut, no Practice Squad

Last year’s surprising fifth-round pick cut was Zack Bowman.  But Bowman was later added to the practice squad, got some experience before going on injured reserve, and now he’s a starter (until unfortunately he will probably be hurt again). I don’t profess to know much about 2009 Bears fifth-round pick LB Marcus Freeman, but I […]

Preseason 2009 Complete

The Chicago Bears finished the 2009 preseason 3-1 after beating the Cleveland Browns 26-23.  Time to get ready for Green Bay, who surely will provide a huge test for the Bears defense. Tainting the Bears victory were injuries to running back Kevin Jones and starting corner Zackary Bowman, who had just come back from an […]

Dysfunctional Bears

In 2001 when it was announced that Bears’ VP of Personnel Mark Hatley would be leaving based on a “mutual parting of ways”, team President Ted Phillips was asked by a reporter if the Bears were an “organization in disarray.”  Phillips took obvious offense to the comment, but one couldn’t argue with the reporter after […]