Archive for the 'Chicago Bears News' Category

PFT: No Respect for Bears

During this slow time of the year for football (I am desperately working on a Lovie Smith article myself while it’s “slow”-stay tuned), is ranking all the teams in the NFL. Today, they ranked the Bears in the bottom half of the league-not a playoff team-at number 18. Talk about no respect; the St. [...]

Gabe Carimi: Next Marc Colombo?

I’m very sorry to see it have to come to this, as I had very high hopes for the “Bear Jew”. But after just two seasons with the Chicago Bears, 2011 first-round tackle Gabe Carimi has been traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a sixth-round draft pick. Looks like Carimi will need to find [...]

Brian Urlacher Retires

Will have to find the time to write a proper tribute to Brian Urlacher, who retired on Wednesday after an illustrious career as a Chicago Bear. Despite his resorting to frequent insults of the fans in defense of Lovie Smith late in his career, and calling the Bears’ final offer of $2.5 million for [...]

Gabe Carimi: Hope or Bust?

A lot of coverage in the media has been devoted to Gabe Carimi deciding to stay away from the Chicago Bears’ “voluntary” organized team activities. The decision was justified by former NFL center LeCharles Bentley, with whom Carimi is training rather than attending Bears practices. It seems that odds are on Carimi at least making [...]

Bears’ New Philosophy on OL

As the Chicago Bears’ rookie minicamp opens today, Dan Pompei of the Chicago Tribune writes about the new philosophy the Bears have developed on the offensive line. Seems they have brought in the same philosophy used by new Bears offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer in New Orleans. The philosophy is that interior linemen, guards in particular, [...]

Chicago Bears 2013 NFL Draft

The 2013 NFL Draft commences tonight at 7 p.m. central. By the end of this evening, barring a trade down, the Chicago Bears will have selected a new player with their 20th overall pick. As of now, the Bears have only one selection on Friday, then pick in rounds 4-6 on Saturday. Instead of making [...]

Chicago Bears 2013 Mock Draft

No mock draft is ever spot on. Mel Kiper, Todd McShay, Mike Mayock, and others make a lot of their money on the draft, but it never quite works out. Mel Kiper was not a fan of Russell Wilson coming out of Wisconsin last year, and Mike Mayock loves Manti Te’o this year, which goes [...]

2013 Chicago Bears Schedule

The 2013 Chicago Bears schedule was released last night. I have my thoughts-would like to hear yours. What is interesting to me: – Great to see two games at home to start the season for the first time since 1999. I’m afraid to ask when the other shoe is going to drop. I had been [...]

Newcomer Gets Legendary Number 50

To me, this is news. The Chicago Bears have retired the most numbers of any team in the NFL, and second most in professional sports behind the New York Yankees. They’ve retired so many numbers, in fact, that in 1987 team president Michael McCaskey initially told Walter Payton that #34 would be worn again. Because [...]

Jack Pardee’s Passing

Former Bears coach Jack Pardee (1975-1977), shown at left greeting Bears WR James Scott after Pardee left the Bears, died on April 1st at the age of 76. Pardee departed the Bears under questionable circumstances, but regardless his life story is pretty remarkable in my opinion. Pardee was one of Paul “Bear” Bryant’s “Junction Boys” [...]