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  • Well, that's settled: season on scrap heap, playoff scenarios a mirage

    Well, that's settled: season on scrap heap, playoff scenarios a mirage
    DETROIT — After sacking Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford late in the third quarter of Thursday's 34-17 loss to the Lions at Ford Field, Bears defensive end Willie Young started performing for the Thanksgiving Day crowd. Young cast an imaginary...
  • Bears need to get Brandon Marshall much more involved in their offense

    Bears need to get Brandon Marshall much more involved in their offense
    You don't need the three-fingered grip of Odell Beckham Jr., to grasp that change is constant in the NFL. Just because you could do something one year, doesn't mean it's promised to you the next. Strengths can become weaknesses, dizzying success quickly...
  • What has caused Marc Trestman to be more conservative in his play-calling?

    What has caused Marc Trestman to be more conservative in his play-calling?
    What has caused Marc Trestman to be more conservative in his play-calling this year versus last? -- @rmper05 from Twitter This is a fair question and something I think a lot of people have been wondering about. The offense has failed to generate big...
  • Look for Jay Cutler to take some shots downfield against Bucs' Cover-2

    Look for Jay Cutler to take some shots downfield against Bucs' Cover-2
    Jay Cutler and the Bears can take some shots down the field to target the top of the Buccaneers Cover-2 defense by creating vertical opportunities out of a 3-by-1 formation on the "Seattle" concept. As shown here, the Bears have their Posse/11 personnel...
  • Bears recap: Turnovers burn Lovie this time

    Bears recap: Turnovers burn Lovie this time
    Thanksgiving week often is packed with drama, football-fueled or otherwise. The Bears gave Chicago a jump-start on that emotional roller coaster Sunday. Sure, the matchup against old coach Lovie Smith and Tampa Bay was a scheduling coincidence, but it...
  • With few more seasons, can Matt Forte make a case for Hall of Fame?

    With few more seasons, can Matt Forte make a case for Hall of Fame?
    If Matt Forte can stay healthy for three more seasons, he should be on a smooth track for 10,000 rushing yards and 5,000 receiving yards. Obviously three seasons for a high mileage back is no gimme, and I know this is extremely premature, but as a...
  • Fantasy start/sit for Week 12: What Lovie Bowl lacks in quality, it could make up in quantity

    Oh, bless you, Lovie Smith, your legacy is our fantasy football harvest. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Bears -- the former, Smith's current team, and the latter his previous team -- meet on Sunday in what has been dubbed the Lovie Bowl. Alas, the...
  • Was the Bears' offensive line the best it has been all season?

    Was the Bears' offensive line the best it has been all season?
    Was that the Bears’ best offensive line combination last week? -- @TomOMalley23 from Twitter I don’t think so. For starters, left guard Matt Slauson is out of the lineup and given the choice between him or center Brian de la Puente playing...
  • If you know what Bears' offensive identity is, please tell Marc Trestman

    If you know what Bears' offensive identity is, please tell Marc Trestman
    The Choice (and remember, death is not an option): Marc Trestman’s play-calling at the end of the first half or Marc Trestman’s play-calling at the end of the first drive of the third quarter? Let’s examine both to see how inexplicable...
  • It's all on the line for Marc Trestman

     It's all on the line for Marc Trestman
    Nothing sums up the state of Sunday night's NFC North rivalry game better than this: While Packers coach Mike McCarthy stands within five victories of Vince Lombardi, Bears counterpart Marc Trestman reminds Chicagoans of Neill Armstrong more every week....
  • What is Matt Forte's trade value?

    What is Matt Forte's trade value?
    This team has a lot of holes. Would there be a market to trade Matt Forte to a contender for a late first-round or second-round pick next year? -- @plo1921 from Twitter Now you’re talking about taking the most reliable part of the offense away....