7:35 PM EDT, Fri July 29, 2016

Blackhawks to appear on NHL-high 21 nationally televised games

The Blackhawks announced their 2016-17 regular-season national television schedule on Thursday. Their first nationally televised game will be the season-opener on Oct. 12 when they host the St. Louis Blues on NBCSN. 

Friday pairings: U.S. faces Thailand at Int. Crown

After being swept Thursday by England at the International Crown, the Americans task doesnt get any easier on Friday at the Merit Club.
Windy City Gridiron Jul 19, 2016

Chicago Bears Training Camp Preview: How will the QB depth chart play out

Today kicks off our in-depth look at all the training camp position battles for the Chicago Bears. We begin our 11 part series with the quarterback position, where just like last offseason, the only real battle taking place is for the #3 job. The Chicago Bears haven't had a real quarterback controversy since before the 2008 season, which was the year that the Bears decided to roll with Kyle Orton and two years before they traded for Jay Cutler. Way back when, I thought the Bears were primed for a solid 2009 with Orton at the helm, before they swung the huge deal for Cutler. I was as excited...
Windy City Gridiron Jul 18, 2016

10 Most Important Bears of 2016: #1 Is Jay Cutler still ascending as a player?

For the 8th consecutive year, I'm bringing you who I believe will be the ten most important Chicago Bears for the upcoming season. Next up, back at his customary #1 spot after last season's #4 ranking, quarterback Jay Cutler. The NFL is a quarterback driven league whether we want to believe it or not, and good teams get good play from their QBs. But good is a relative term, as it all depends what each team asks their signal caller to do. The bottom line is that teams with postseason aspirations need their quarterbacks to good solid football, usually in the framework of their offense. Some...

Bears Camping Out 2016: After Matt Forte, Jay Cutler, Bears 'O' need a security blanket

When John Fox was turning the Carolina Panthers into a Super Bowl team and respectable annual contender in the NFC South, he did it not
Windy City Gridiron Jul 18, 2016

Cutler Fact or Fiction: Super Bowl Aspirations

Moving into the fourth article in the series, it's time to get a little riskier. Does Jay's level of play need to find new levels to take the Bears all the way to a title, or has he already shown enough to put the Bears into contention? Fact or Fiction: Jay Cutler cannot play at a level to take a team to the Super Bowl If missed any of the prior articles, check them out here, here, or here. First things first—the only way to definitively invalidate this claim is to see #6 hoisting the Lombardi trophy. However, there are a number of people who cling to the idea that in the modern era,...
CSN Chicago Jul 17, 2016

Bears Camping Out 2016: WRs need to prove durability as well as abilities

The accomplishments of the offense under then-coordinator Adam Gase and quarterback Jay Cutler become all the more impressive when placed in the context of available
Windy City Gridiron Jul 14, 2016

The Bear's Den: July 14, 2016

Questions about about how the Chicago Bears revamped offensive line will fare this year & much more in this Thursday edition of The Bear's Den. BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!! BEARRRSSSS Mayer: Cutler looks to build on 2015 success - ChicagoBears.com - Jay Cutler returns for his eighth year as Bears starting quarterback, looking to build on what was arguably his best season since arriving in Chicago in 2009. Infante: 2016 Chicago Bears game-by-game predictions - Cover32 - The Bears have a fairly easy schedule this year, but how will they fare? Here are game-by-game predictions on...
Northwest Herald Jul 12, 2016

2016 Chicago Bears training camp preview: Quarterbacks

New, better backup plan behind Cutler
Windy City Gridiron Jul 11, 2016

Cutler Fact of Fiction: Accuracy

Sports fans are no strangers to exaggeration. However, in the third part of a series looking at the claims surrounding Jay Cutler, it's time to challenge a long-held belief about his accuracy. After looking at Jay's injury history and red zone struggles, I wanted to tackle one of the biggest complaints made about Cutler. It is stated by casual fans, members of this community, and talking heads that all of the strength in Jay's arm has limited value because he just isn't that accurate with it. "He has a cannon," somehow becomes a putdown, suggesting that he's wild with his throws. Before I...
Music City Miracles Jul 11, 2016

Pro Football Focus ranks the QB situations in the NFL

Pro Football Focus ranked the quarterback situations for every team in the NFL. They ranked the Titans 26th. We will get to the comments in a minute. I want everyone to bookmark this page so that we can point back to it a year from now, when the Titans are in the top 15 of this same ranking, and laugh. I understand why you currently put Marcus Mariota behind guys like Jay Cutler and Sam Bradford, but anyone with eyes has to know that it is a little bit ridiculous. Here are the comments on Mariota from the article: Last season, injuries robbed us of a clearer understanding of what Mariota...
Bucs Nation Jul 8, 2016

Daily Bucs Links: Award predictions

Here's your open thread for today. We may be living in the golden age of Jay Cutler - SBNation.comYou might not have noticed with all the memes and stuff, but Jay Cutler was actually pretty good last season. Can he do it again at age 33? Where things stand with the NFL’s franchise tagged players for 2016 - SBNation.comTeams have until July 15 to negotiate a long-term deal with franchised players. Which NFL quarterback is the next one to get paid? - SBNation.comAndrew Luck signed a mega deal with the Colts, so Stephen White and Ryan Van Bibber discuss the next QBs up for big deals. Oh, and...
Windy City Gridiron Jul 6, 2016

Jay Cutler and The Plunkett Principle

At age 33, with no recent Pro Bowl appearances, can Jay Cutler finally lead the Bears to the Super Bowl? History says no. History also said no to two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback Jim Plunkett. Heed the lessons, Bears fans. Introducing the Plunkett Principle. While answering Ravenous' question about Jay Cutler for the Windy City Gridiron mailbag, I tumbled down the rabbit hole. So the WCG editors decided it best to break this off as its own story. And away we go! Ravenous asks: "Is Jay Cutler the quarterback to take the Bears where they want to be taken?" Hoo boy.... this one will be...
Windy City Gridiron Jul 4, 2016

Cutler Fact or Fiction #2

Sports fans are no strangers to exaggeration. However, in the second part of a series looking at the claims surrounding Jay Cutler, it's time to look at the belief that he can't deliver inside the 20. Last week, I looked at Jay Cutler's injury history and came to the conclusion that Cutler really is injured more than is typical for other quarterbacks with his level of experience. I also pointed out that his injury history has been made worse by the way the Bears have failed to build a team that can succeed when he goes down. The next belief about Cutler that I wanted to investigate was the...
Windy City Gridiron Jul 4, 2016

Born On The 4th Of July: The Long, Strange Journey Of Josh McCown

Josh McCown became a folk hero and Bears legend one Monday night in Green Bay, when he led Chicago to an improbable win over the Packers. What followed may be the biggest QB controversy in Bears history. To say former Bears quarterback Josh McCown's NFL journey has been a long and strange one is an extreme understatement. McCown, who is celebrating his 37th birthday today (born July 4, 1979), is best known to Chicago fans for the magical season he had in 2013, when stepped in for an injured Jay Cutler and put up a 109 passer rating, the best 5-game stretch of his career. His rise to 2013...

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