BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!
Pompei: Tom Waddle talks Mike Ditka, Jay Cutler, post-Super Bowl Bears – The Athletic - On a shelf in Tom Waddle’s home office is a Bears helmet. A chinstrap is attached. The chinstrap is torn, and bloodstained. He last wore it Nov. 6, 1994, the day Bucs safety Thomas Everett destroyed Waddle on a crossing route. The hit tore Waddle’s knee, injured his hip and split his chin open. Twenty stitches were required to close the gash.
Eurich: Jordan Howard runs on 'Walter Payton Hill' with Payton's son - 247sports.com - Jordan Howard just followed in the footsteps of Walter Payton.
Hatten: Falcons' Schedule Breakdown - At Chicago Bears (Week One) - Cover32 - To open the season, the Falcons travel to Chicago to play the Bears at 1pm EST on September 10th. This should be a nice game to open the season with considering that the Bears aren’t expected to put up much of a fight. Ken's Note: Falcons win 41-16? In our house? Really? OK, I'm down with this amount of overconfidence, 100 percent...
Gil Brandt's greatest: Chicago Bears all over Gil's list of top defensive ends of all time - NFL.com - NFL Media senior analyst and personnel guru Gil Brandt ranks the greatest defensive ends in NFL history. Take a look at how they stack up.
Finley’s Podcast: Analyzing Bears WR corps - Chicago Sun-Times - The Chicago Sun-Times' Patrick Finley continues his position-by-position analysis of the Bears with a look at their wide receivers:
Infante & Cover32 staff: How Much Value Do Running Backs Have? - Cover32 - Cover32 newest series will focus on debates done by two national writers. First up, the debate is how much value do running back have,
Jordan Howard was among the elite at the running back position in a number of ways, including short yardage situations pic.twitter.com/8P9yAjab3b— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) June 28, 2017
Thompson: Meet the Urlachers: Brian and Jennipher talk football, anniversary and, of course, that hair - Chicago Tribune - Some Bears fans still may not have warmed up to Brian Urlacher having a head full of hair, but wife Jennipher was all for it.
Mayer: Family Fest tickets go on sale Thursday - Tickets for the 2017 Meijer Chicago Bears Family Fest Aug. 5 at Soldier Field will go on sale at 11 a.m. Thursday. The event will give fans their first chance to see the 2017 Bears in their home stadium.
Orr: Where will Zach Orr play next? LB 'eager to see' - NFL.com - Zach Orr announced his intention to return to the NFL on "Good Morning Football" just a few months after he was forced to retire due to a congenital spine condition. But where will he end up?
KNOW THY ENEMY
Orr: Martellus Bennett 'I'm not a downgrade from anyone' - NFL.com - Martellus Bennett reiterated Wednesday on "Good Morning Football" he'll make the Packers better. "I'm not a downgrade from anyone. I'm like Beyonce, let me upgrade you baby."
Western: Former Ravens ILB Zachary Orr plans to return to the NFL with neck condition - Acme Packing Company - At first, Orr might seem to be an appealing player for the Packers, but his play last year suggests he isn’t a great fit even if he is cleared to play.
Gates: Vikings Offensive Line Gets Surprisingly High Ranking From PFF - Daily Norseman - Average? Well, all things considered, that’s not bad.
Reisman: All-Pro LB Zach Orr visiting the Lions on Thursday - Pride Of Detroit - Detroit could be adding a lot of talent to their linebacker corps.
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Wiltfong: 30 Day Challenge - All time favorite Bears defensive back - Windy City Gridiron - Every day in the month of June we'll ask a different Chicago Bears related question to our readers. Make sure you guys participate the entire month so we can all get to know the WCG community a...
Silverstein: Jim McMahon talks with fans on Twitter about how his Packers teammates reacted when he wore a Bears jersey to the White House - Windy City Gridiron - The Punky QB shared his thoughts on the 1980s Bears, playing for the Packers and Vikings, and the physical toll the game took on him.
Wiltfong: PFF ranks the Chicago Bears’ roster 18th in the NFL - Windy City Gridiron - According to Pro Football Focus, the Chicago Bears, who went 3-13 a year ago, are now the 18th best team in the NFL.
Silverstein: The WCG All-Bears Post-Ditka Team: Special Teams Specialists - Windy City Gridiron - Here’s a question: how many roster spots can you justify for a player simply because of his special teams skills?
Sunderbruch: NFC North Roster Comparison - Running Backs - Windy City Gridiron - Compared to the NFC North, the Bears are lacking at firepower at QB, and they don’t have a clear edge on offensive weapons - at least not until the ground game is considered.
Mateo A: 2017 Bears Sleeper Nick Kwiatkoski - Windy City Gridiron - Nick Kwiatkoski is expected to be a starter early in 2017. If Danny Trevathan was healthy right now I'd be writing about someone other than Nick Kwiatkoski as a Bears sleeper for 2017. But the...
NormalFan: Thinking about the new Camp Cut Rule - Windy City Gridiron - While I have not posted in a long while, I'm still here - lurking and reading! This morning I was planning my annual pilgrimage to Bourbonnais for Training Camp. Then I was reading WCG comments...
PowerTool: The Nagging Narrative of a 3 Win Team - Windy City Gridiron - Last offseason there was some optimism behind the Chicago Bears. Coming off of a 6-10 2015 and with unanimous media praise behind the 2016 draft, commentators spoke of a team on the upswing. A year...
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