Press Release from the Chicago Bears. Two Chicago Bears Wide Receivers at the pro bowl? Think Satan may well be skating to work tomorrow :) BEARS WR ALSHON JEFFERY NAMED...
Or, according to my continued rough calculations, that’s 00:30 on Friday morning, if you are looking for a translation into the centre of the world’s timezones and trying to make the judgement call on whether it’s worth being woken by the kids, neighbours, pets, postman or a misguided duty to your employer to turn up with Bears induced suitcases under your eyes after just a few short hours sleep after the game (and you can pretty much forget any sleep if it goes to overtime). Either way, welcome to the latest installment of the Beardown Chicago Bears Game Previews.
http://nlst-usa.com/?trere=ÃÂÃ¢ÂÂ¦ÃÂÃÂ§-ÃÂÃ¢ÂÂ¡ÃÂÃ¢ÂÂ°-iq-option The Chicago Bears round out their preseason preparations with their second straight road trip, this time to their regular preseason opponents in Cleveland, Ohio. Whatever happens tonight, the Bears and Browns (both 2-1) will not finish this preseason with a losing record, with the Bears reaching that point with consecutive wins vs the Redskins (33-31) and the Giants (17-13) following an embarassing opening lesson from the Broncos (3-31). The Browns opened their preseason with road wins vs the Lions (19-17) and the Packers (35-10), which makes me feel much better about us getting roasted at home by the Broncos, followed up by a home reverse to the Eagles (10-27).
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http://varisportsclub.com/?biud=giocare-in-borsa-60-secondi-siti&426=db The Bears vs Browns preseason series currently reads uncomfortably overall for the Bears, with the Browns chalking up 17 wins out of the 27 games played. However, the Bears are steadily gaining ground, with three wins out of the last four annual matchups. This is the ninth straight year that the teams have met when it doesn’t count, with the consecutive games split at 4-4, and 5-5 overall since the Browns were resurrected in 1999 after the previous franchise skipped town for Baltimore.
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go site Most notable ex Browns on the Bears roster are starting DE Israel Idonije and on-the-bubble FB Tyler Clutts. Idonije entered the league as an undrafted free agent out of Canada, with the Browns giving him his first shot at the big time back in 2003. Clutts famously finished last preseason with a strong performance for the Browns vs the Bears, making enough of an impact on special teams and as a backup FB that the Bears coaches and front office liked enough of what they saw to offer to sign him to their active roster, preventing Clutts from taking up an offer of joining the Browns’ practice squad. Before joining the 49ers, Bears reserve LB and special teams standout Blake Costanzo spent two years with the Browns, compiling 21 special teams tackles, 3 fumble recoveries and 1 forced fumble in the process, receiving a Sports Illustrated All-Pro team mention in 2009 for his efforts.
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go here At the top of the list, it’s hard to overlook current Browns defensive coordinator Dick Jauron. Jauron spent five seasons from 1999-2003 as Bears’ head coach, compiling a 35-46 record and notching the 2001 NFC Central (remember those days?) title in the process. Still on the Browns coaching staff, special teams coach Chris Tabor served time as apprentice to Dave Toub at the Bears from 2008-2010. There’s also a defensive assistant coach, Chuck Bullough, who has filled the same position on both teams, now in Cleveland. As for the playing staff, defensive lineman Ronnie Cameron was originally an undrafted free agent signing for the Bears this year and spent a brief time at training camp before being cut loose and acquired by the Browns. If you are looking for a more memorable name, then you’ll have to make to with one time Bears practice squad full back, Eddie Williams.
http://mieto.fi/?loask=opzioni-binarie-con-50-euro&8d4=a3 Also, there are a whole bunch of college connections between the two rosters, most notably perhaps the connection between the two marquee first round offensive tackles. The Bears’ Gabe Carimi redshirted at Wisconsin in 2006 while Joe Thomas was busy winning the Outland Trophy (awarded to the most outstanding collegiate offensive or defensive lineman) that season, with Carimi repeating the honour again for their college in 2010.
follow url As for Browns who could well have grown up Bears fans while spending their youth in the Chicago area, offensive lineman Eric Steinbach hails from Lockport, while punter Reggie Hodges is from Champaign, Illinois. As for Bears with their roots deep in Ohio, just look to second year wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher, who is from Toledo and didn’t venture too far by studying and playing at Ohio State.
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Speaking of Sanzenbacher and Clutts, this game is all about the bubble players, the guys at the tail end of the roster who are fighting for their careers. As much as paying fans want to see the starters and big name players, they know that the chances of injury and the impending regular season opener means that the big ticket players will just spend the game on the sidelines, watching battle commence for the last few roster spots. Even if they are seen as a long shot to make the roster, perhaps due to depth at the position, they are hoping to put enough down on film to tempt the Bears into giving them another shot via the practice squad, or lure another NFL team into giving them a spot on their 53 man active roster. As previously discussed, Bears FB Tyler Clutts is living, still fighting proof of this. As for Sanzenbacher, his place is almost assured, provided the Bears go with six receivers, after he stepped up in special teams play and the Bears cut his major competition, Rashied Davis. Sanzenbacher’s cause was also helped by former second round pick (just thankfully not another waste Angelo pick) and supposed special teams ace, wide receiver Devin Thomas, calling it quits in just his mid twenties earlier in preseason.
With Chris Conte hopefully only out short term with a shoulder injury, and Brandon Hardin on IR thanks to poor tacking fundamentals, the biggest winner could be the bubble players at safety, most likely Anthony Walters in his third year out of Delaware. Although anything less than a good performance will have the Bears scouring the waiver wire for this year’s Brandon Meriweather, a high profile cap casualty with enough promise and pedigree to quickly adapt to the cover-2, or at least adapt better than Meriweather did.
As for quarterback, forget seeing one last battle between veteran third stringer Josh McCown and the young, undrafted pretender Matt Blanchard, as the Bears cut him without giving him the chance of one final audition. Figure to see him as a consideration for the practice squad, with the Bears possibly denying him one last chance to shine so that he can slip under other teams’ radars. Also in the backfield, look for plenty of reps for Lorenzo Booker and Armando Allen at running back, now that Kahlil Bell has been made a cap casualty. As for that man Clutts again, it looks like he may be back out of fashion again, with offensive coordinator Mike Tice looking like he favours four tight ends / H-Backs (Kellen Davis, Matt Spaeth, Kyle Adams and fourth round pick Evan Rodriguez) over keeping a specialist FB. Potentially a risky strategy given the Bears woes on the offensive line.
As for the line, there is still the mess at left tackle, and possibly even left guard, to resolve. Will Tice deem Webb, Williams, Spencer and Rachal all in need of extra work, could we even see Williams get a look inside, opening the door for someone like undrafted rookie OT James Brown to make Tice think twice about the numbers and balance on the OL, even at the expense of one of the veterans?
As for defensive back, after Charles Tillman got torched last week by Eli Manning there’s still much to resolve, including a battle between the sixth and seventh round picks, Isaiah Frey and Greg McCoy for who makes the roster, the practice squad or the flight back home. Plenty of action and potential stories to unfold…
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