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  • What part of 'pass rush' don't Bears understand?

    What part of 'pass rush' don't Bears understand?
    OK, so Julius Peppers was sick. What’s the excuse for the rest of the Bears' defensive line? Right now, that appears to be the worst unit on the Bears. I mean, it looks like the pass rush is being coordinated by Fox. I’ve heard that the...
  • NFL: How players with Virginia connections fared in regular-season Week 3

    Listed by jersey number (if still applicable), name, connections and statistics: Arizona Cardinals: LT 75 Levi Brown (Granby High, Penn State): Started; no stats. TE 87 Jeff King (Va. Tech, Pulaski High): On reserve/injured list. LS 82 Mike Leach (W&M):...
  • NFL: How players with Virginia connections fared in regular-season Week 4

    Listed by jersey number (if still applicable), name, connections and statistics: Arizona Cardinals: LT 75 Levi Brown (Granby High, Penn State): Started; penalized 5 yards for false start. Reportedly traded to Pittsburgh for draft picks Wednesday. TE 87...
  • Bears fans cheered. And sighed. And cringed.

    Bears fans cheered. And sighed. And cringed.
    The undefeated New Orleans Saints marched into Soldier Field on Sunday—and they sprinted out with a 26-18 victory over the Bears. The Bears went from winning three in a row at the start of the season to losing back-to-back games, first against...
  • Time not on Peppers' side

    Time not on Peppers' side
    After the Bears failed to pressure Drew Brees into an interception in a conference loss at home, defensive end Julius Peppers was asked how to fix the pass rush or change things or make it all better. Pepper said he didn’t have a lot of time to...
  • NFL: How players with Virginia connections fared in regular-season Week 5

    Matt Schaub continues to struggle, along with his Houston Texans. Can they turn it around? Listed by jersey number (if still applicable), name, connections and statistics: Arizona Cardinals: TE 87 Jeff King (Va. Tech, Pulaski High): On reserve/...
  • Nate Collins' Whale of a business

    Nate Collins' Whale of a business
    During training camp, they were everywhere: Bears players rocking navy blue tees adorned on the front with a small bear face and an arrow pointing down. On the backs, in big orange, jagged letters: "BEAR DOWN." Everyone was wearing them, from Jay Cutler...
  • Giant sigh of relief

    Giant sigh of relief
    NFL organizations always preach about the "perfect fit." There's a lot to get right for a team to win a Super Bowl. It's even more important when you have to adjust midseason. Just ask the Bears. They entered Thursday's game against the N.Y. Giants with...
  • 6 ways to fix the Bears' defensive line

    6 ways to fix the Bears' defensive line
    The most frustrating part of watching Bears games this season comes when they're on defense, a 180 from every year in recorded history. More specifically, the weak spot is the very center of the defense. Season-ending injuries to tackles Henry Melton...
  • NFL: How players with Virginia connections fared in Week 6 (updated with injury news and reflects Falcons' bye week)

    In a painful season for the Houston Texans, Matt Schaub is injured on a fellow former U.Va. alum's sack ... Listed by jersey number (if still applicable), name, connections and statistics: Arizona Cardinals: TE 87 Jeff King (Va. Tech, Pulaski High): On...
  • Reader Q&A: Brad Biggs' Bears mailbag

    Reader Q&A: Brad Biggs' Bears mailbag
    Do you think the Bears should try to sign Jay Ratliff, if not for this season, then looking ahead to 2014-2016? -- Kashif K. That is a bad idea right now, in my opinion. I am not saying Ratliff will not be a contributor for a team in 2014 but if the...