Xs and Os

A chalkboard look at the Chicago Bears playbook.

Grading Bears' rookies Long and Mills against N.Y.

106

I take a look at the Chicago Bears and New York Giants game tape in detail, and grade the play of the two Bears rookie offensive linemen, Kyle Long and Jordan Mills.

Bears can (and must) right the pass rush Thursday

54

The Bears defensive line is having some trouble getting going. The Giants offensive line is bad. This could be the week. And it has to be.

Breaking down the tape: Sackwatch Week 5

51

Another week for the Sackwatch, and another three sacks to breakdown. The blitzes from the Saints caught the Bears off guard in the first half, but it wasn't all on the offensive line. Continue on...

Watch out for Sproles in the pass game

46

The Saints have a heck of a passing game, and them having a small, shifty, glue-handed running back who is a beater in space doesn't help the opponents. We look at Sproles in the pass game here.

Breaking down the tape: Sackwatch Week 4

50

The pass protection of the Chicago Bears had their worst day of the young season against the Detroit Lions. Let's take a look at how Detroit picked up their three sacks.

Bears Playbook - Bad Luck and Briggs

18

The ball doesn't always bounce your way, a fact the Bears proved figuratively and literally last Sunday. Here's how Lance Briggs' off day and some bad bounces cost Chicago the win.

Breaking down the tape: Matt Forte's 53 yard TD

14

The bright spots for the Chicago Bears were few and far between on Sunday against the Detroit Lions. One exciting moment early in the 2nd quarter was the 53 yard touchdown run by Matt Forte, but it...

Breaking down the tape: Sackwatch Week 3

47

On Sunday night, the Chicago Bears faced the many defensive fronts and blitz schemes of Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau. They didn't come out unscathed, but only allowing two...

Bears Playbook - Trestman by the Numbers

43

It doesn't take too much time looking at Marc Trestman to guess that this guy is a total geek. Here's a peek at the numbers Trestman is running to manage risk in games.

Debunking the Peppers double-team myth

90

We always say, "Oh, Peppers is getting double-teamed", but what if he isn't? What if he's just not as good, and is getting effectively game-planned out?

Ticketmaster-nfl_300x250_generic.v39e3305
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Windy City Gridiron

You must be a member of Windy City Gridiron to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Windy City Gridiron. You should read them.

Join Windy City Gridiron

You must be a member of Windy City Gridiron to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Windy City Gridiron. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker