Archive for April, 2012

Chicago Bears 2012 Draft 2 and 3

Catching up on the Chicago Bears’ activities in rounds two through four of the 2012 NFL Draft: The second and third rounds of the draft were gambling picks for the Bears, according to the Chicago Tribune. In the second they took 6’3″, boom or bust receiver Alshon Jeffery from South Carolina. In the third, they [...]

Other Chicago Bears Draft Surprises

I’ve been paying a great deal of attention to the NFL Draft and the Bears’ selections for about 20 years now. The Bears’ selection of DE Shea McClellin was a huge surprise to me, as it seems it was to many. The other Bears early draft surprises over the last 20 years have no bearing [...]

Bears Select DE Shea McClellin

Surprising pick, to me, with more heralded names still on the board. With the 19th pick in the first round of the NFL draft, the Chicago Bears selected Boise State DE Shea McClellin. My first reaction is I hope McClellin is a lot closer to JJ Watt (Houston Texans first round DE in 2011) than [...]

Knox and Bennett Autograph Signing

Chicago Bears receivers Johnny Knox and Earl Bennett will be signing autographs in Rockford, IL this Saturday (4/21/12) for charity. Please check out the details on the Facebook event page if interested. Share

2012 Chicago Bears Schedule Released

No use in me manually typing the 2012 Chicago Bears schedule here, since it can be obtained from a thousand other places online, like on the Bears website. My initial thoughts: – Glad to see another opening day at Soldier Field, which I thoroughly missed from 2005-2009. This year the Bears host the Indianapolis Colts [...]

Briggs, Urlacher, Forte

Today the Chicago Bears added an additional year onto often-disgruntled linebacker Lance Briggs’ contract, which results in a new three-year, $17.5 million contract. Profootballtalk breaks it down here. As they note, the market for linebackers is down as it is for running backs, so Briggs should be happy with what he has gotten. Anyone wonder [...]

Bears Shore up Corner Depth

One of my personal concerns since the Bears haven’t made any major signings on defense has been the state of the cornerback position. Top corner Charles Tillman made his first Pro Bowl in 2011, and the hope is that despite the beating his body has taken over his nine-year career, he will continue to perform [...]