Archive for March, 2010

Brown, Hester in the News

Couple of Bears articles from the Chicago Tribune during this mini-lull preceding the NFL draft. Brad Biggs writes that the seemingly foregone conclusion to trade or release Alex Brown really came down to Brown or Tommie Harris going.  It’s a shame: Harris has done virtually nothing following a $40 million contract extension he received in […]

Sims, Brown or Not

Over the weekend, Dan Pompei of the Chicago Tribune wrote that the Seattle Seahawks may be interested in trading guard Rob Sims for Bears’ defensive end Alex Brown straight up.  This was the first item I’m heard about divesting in Brown that actually made a bit of sense. But then Sean Jensen of the Sun-Times […]

Bears “Shopping” Dependable Brown

“Shopping” in quotes because it doesn’t seem like they’ll get anything for him, but hot news this morning from Brad Biggs is that the Bears are looking to deal defensive end Alex Brown, one of the most consistent performers of the Jerry Angelo era.  And frankly, a guy that seems to be a real good […]

Sexy Rexy Is Back

Or at least he’s ready to tear it up according to a comment-poster at  You have to love the ability for anyone to leave any comment anonymously these days.  In an article quoting new Redskin coach Mike Shanahan talk about his quarterback situation, commenter “Rex Grossman” (what else) writes:  Yes! Sexy Rexy Gunslinger Grossman […]

Smith’s March Thoughts

I’m doing my best to find things to post, but it’s not easy these days. Today Sean Jensen of the Sun-Times has some Lovie Smith comments from the NFC Coaches’ breakfast in Orlando.  Among other things, Smith tries to say that the Bears will still be a running team under Mike Martz.  (Martz’ offenses have […]

Bears are the Bears, After All

Of course I’m happy that the Bears seem to have spent the extra $180 they’re getting from me this year and every year going forward after they increased my ticket prices when they signed Peppers, Taylor and Manumaleuna. And of course I’m hopeful that Mike Martz will rediscover his magic here and Lovie’s pathetic defense […]

Bears Drop Interceptor

No surprise there…the Bears have cut six-year veteran cornerback Nathan Vasher.  Vasher turned out to be one of the steals of the 2004 draft when Jerry Angelo selected him for the Bears in the fourth round.  In 2004, 2005 and 2006 his play was strong.  Then after he signed a $28 million contract extension (of […]

What an Absence….

So, I haven’t taken much of any vacations in the last 10 years or so.  And the last time the Bears splurged in free agency was 2000, 10 years ago.  OK, maybe they splurged a little in 2004 but that would be the most recent time. So of course, the day I left for 12 […]

NOT Hog Wild, Now Hog Wild?

Soon after Cardinals safety Antrel Rolle was released by the Cardinals earlier today, it was reported that the Bears are already in negotiations with his agent Drew Rosenhaus.  And just two weeks after CEO Ted Phillips stated publicly that the Bears wouldn’t go “hog wild” in free agency, it also appears that the Bears may […]

Pace, Marshall, Olsen

Catching up on a plethora of Bears news. On Monday the Bears released veteran OT Orlando Pace.  Nice knowing you Orlando, but I kind of which this move came in the middle of the 2009 season instead of now. Neal Hayes writes that there is buzz around the NFL that Broncos receiver Brandon Marshall will […]