| Aug 18, 2011
| 12:00 PM
There are very few slam-dunk picks in fantasy football. For years, owning LaDainian Tomlinson guaranteed you a spot in the playoffs. Peyton Manning has been an elite fantasy QB for more than a decade. And though he's now in the twilight of his career,...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 1:00 PM
I enjoyed writing the first four days of my Fantasy Fodder 2011 season preview. Today is not as exciting, though, because all that’s left are the kickers and the defense-special teams combinations. You guys know by now that you shouldn’t...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 9:51 PM
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The last time the Bears stumbled out of here in a stupor, their quarterback had a woozy noggin' and their offensive coordinator had a place in NFL history following the most stubborn play-calling imaginable.
There was no...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 9:07 PM
On his first chance in the exhibition season, Roy Williams dropped a third-and-10 pass that would’ve picked up 16. While he gets into football shape, can he also get into catching shape?
No, wait, I think one of the guys with a reputation for drops...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 7:36 AM
Muhsin Muhammad said famously that Chicago was where wide receivers go to die.
Tribune Bears beat monster Brad Biggs brought up that line in this piece about Roy Williams, who is the first Bears receiver to be presented as a No. 1 guy since Muhammad....
| Aug 27, 2011
| 9:58 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Be careful drawing much in the way of conclusions out of preseason play.
Remember, the Bears were 0-4 a year ago and played poorly in getting to that record.
But the offense clicked months ahead of the pace of a year ago and...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 12:00 PM
My apologies for interruptions in this week's blog schedule. I was actually doing real reporting for a change. (I know, crazy talk.) But I still had time to stay on top of my many fantasy football leagues. I completed another draft last week, and I have...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 7:06 AM
And now we come to Lovie Smith’s newest sideline brain cramp:
The Bears coach was too lame to remove either Jay Cutler or Mike Martz from Sunday’s pantsing in New Orleans.
I thought Smith had learned.
I thought wrong.
On Monday, Smith said...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 9:20 AM
MORNING NEWS POLL: Can the Bears win with Mike Martz as offensive coordinator?
MIDDAY NEWS POLL: Should the Bears fire Mike Martz?
NEWS AT NINE POLL:
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| Oct 2, 2011
| 2:38 PM
The Bears played a bad game.
Lucky for them, they faced a worse team.
The ineptitude of the Panthers was just about the only thing that kept the Bears’ season from ending. They couldn’t afford to fall to 1-3. I don’t think they could&...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 7:05 AM
I think I know why the Chicago Bears blow so many timeouts on offense:
Jay Cutler has to get the play from the guy on the sideline, but first, the guy on the sideline has to get it from Mike Martz in the booth, but before that, Martz has to get it from...