Can these coaches get the best out of the previously dominant unit? Will the likes of Nathan Vasher, Mark Anderson and Dusty Dvoracek start to perform as we know or suspect they can? Can the young unproven players come in and perform if the first string go down, like we did on the road to Superbowl XLI?
Unlike last year, after months of painstaking research culminating in correctly predicted the first 15 picks in the Bear Down live chat, I’m just not that into this year’s NFL Draft. Perhaps it’s upheaval at work, or maybe it was the very relaxing week in Barbados from which I’ve just returned? Nah, the reason I’ve […]
I’ll keep the scene setting brief, illness and an unusually high workload have curtailed my preparation for this blog. The Bears enter this free agent period needing to address all the major positional needs they faced last year – plus a lot more. The Bears sat last year’s free agency period focusing instead to reward […]
To open my 2009 NFL Free Agency Preview blog series I have analysed the Bears own crop of out of contract players. In the past Jerry Angelo has preached the mantra of ‘looking after our own guys’ but after missing out on the playoffs for two consecutive seasons and watching a string of players take […]
I read a brad biggs article earlier on and this question from his mailbag caught my eye: “Q: In Tampa, Rod Marinelli struggled to develop several first-round draft picks such as Regan Upshaw, Marcus Jones and Eric Curry into reliable pass rushers. This eventually forced Tampa to go out and sign Pro Bowler Simeon Rice […]
The addition of Rod Marinelli to the Bears coaching staff has drawn howls of criticism from sections of the media and fans – cronyism, nepotism….0-16ism. However, Rod Marinelli brings something to the table that far too few of the Bears coaching staff have – prior NFL coaching experience. Departed assistants Brick Haley (D line), Lloyd […]
I’m not sure what to make of the 2009 Chicago Bears