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The Bears Den: October 24, 2014 - Chicago Bears week 8 news & Bears-Patriots previews

Forte admits he's not sure what offense does best - Bob LeGere: The Bears' talented but underachieving offense is still struggling to achieve an identity and a better balance between run and pass. It’s time to let Matt Forte be the man - Adam L. Jahns: Seven games into a season marred by inconsistency on offense, it’s time for Matt Forte to take over as the focal point of the offense as the Bears gear up to face the Patriots' 24th-ranked defense. To get back in running, Bears need to run - Brad Biggs: Matt Forte has been an integral part of passing game, but the Bears need to get their...
It Is What It Is | WEEI 2 hours ago

Video: ’4th & Goal’ breaks down Bears and Patriots

WEEI.com Patriots writer Chris Price previews the Week 8 matchup between the Patriots and Bears. Find out the keys to the game as well as Chris’ prediction.
New England Patriots Blog | ESPN Boston 4 hours ago

Bears vs. Patriots preview

Has it really been eight years already? The last time the Chicago Bears visited the New England Patriots, on Nov. 26, 2006, quarterback Tom Brady was juking linebacker Brian Urlacher on an unforgettable 11-yard run en route to a hard-fought, 17-13 win. The...
Boston Herald 10 hours ago

Alfonzo Dennard won’t take bait on old fight with Alshon Jeffery

Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard and Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery squared off in a classic matchup in the 2012 Capital One Bowl when Jeffery’s South Carolina Gamecocks defeated Dennard’s Nebraska Cornhuskers, 30-13.Jeffery had four catches for 148 yards and a touchdown before the pair were ejected...
Boston Herald 10 hours ago
Borges: Improved Patriots defense must endure offensive gauntlet

Borges: Improved Patriots defense must endure offensive gauntlet

FOXBORO — As often happens in these parts, the victory party began before the votes had been counted. Or even cast, for that matter.The coronation of the Patriots defense started the day Brandon Browner was signed. When Darrelle Revis was signed two days later, the Patriots hadn’t just improved their defense, they’d become in the eyes of the willingly blind or steadfastly opaque “The Greatest Defense Since The ’85 Bears!” Any suggestion at caution was viewed as high treason.
It Is What It Is | WEEI 20 hours ago

Brian Urlacher: Jay Cutler elite in paycheck only

Former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher, now an NFL analyst for Fox Sports 1, disputed a claim by Chicago GM Phil Emery that Bears signal-caller Jay Cutler ranks among the league’s elite quarterbacks based on his record. In an interview with 87.7 FM The Game in Chicago, Urlacher said that the only thing about Cutler to […]

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Northwestern football player learns he has only one kidney, makes tough decision

It started with abdominal pain. Nothing major, but Dwight White felt discomfort one day last June, enough to request a doctor's appointment.

4 Downs: Who's leading these Bears?

Coming off the Chicago Bears' third straight home loss, our panel weighs in on four issues facing the team: Fact or Fiction: The Bears rotate captains because there are no leaders in the locker room. Jeff Dickerson, ESPNChicago.com Bears reporter: Fiction. Contrary to popular belief, the Bears do have actual leaders on the roster. On offense: Roberto Garza, Jermon Bushrod, Kyle Long, Matt Slauson and Matt Forte have displayed leadership qualities over the course of their respective NFL careers.
Chicago Tribune Oct 23, 2014

Emery's lame defense of Rex Cutler leads to Trestman issues

Say this for Phil Emery and Marc Trestman talking about their stars: They might be shoveling a load of manure, but they keep working at it.

Emery's lame defense of Rex Cutler leads to Trestman issues

Say this for Phil Emery and Marc Trestman talking about their stars: They might be shoveling a load of manure, but they keep working at it.
Northwest Herald Oct 23, 2014

Hub Arkush: Chicago Bears missing a true captain, leader

I really do believe it’s time to put the Bears’ postgame locker room dustup after the loss to the Dolphins behind us.
Chicago Sun-Times Oct 22, 2014

Bears 24, Patriots 21: Wait, what?

RICK MORRISSEY: Bad one week, good the next. If you follow that thinking, the Bears should beat Tom Brady and the Patriots this week because A) they have no business beating Tom Brady and the Patriots, B) the game is on the road and C) the hell if I know.
Chicago Sun-Times Oct 22, 2014

Martellus Bennett says Bears must stay the course

Tight end Martellus Bennett channeled his inner Tom Thibodeau on Wednesday — “DYJ: Do your job,” he said — when preaching consistency after the Bears’ loss against the Dolphins and subsequent locker-room blowup. “When you’re facing adversity, it’s easy for guys to want to change something or try to go a different direction,” he said. “But the whole thing for everyone is to continue to do what we do and fix the issues you have as an individual.”...
Chicago Sun-Times Oct 22, 2014

Tom Brady has earned ‘elite’ distinction; jury still out on Jay Cutler’s worth

It’s a bizarre week to debate whether Bears quarterback Jay Cutler can, will be or already is an elite quarterback. Yet, here we are, and we have Bears fan “Ryan” to thank for broaching the always-steamy topic during a team-run chat with general manager Phil Emery this week. “No matter how you analyze the history of quarterbacks in the NFL,” Emery replied, “if you have a winning record, you are an elite player at that position.” That would include Kyle...
Chicago Sun-Times Oct 22, 2014

Bros Bowl: Vereen brothers will face each other for first time

They came up with excuses, each one more elaborate than the last: It got caught under a chair, it got lost somewhere in the house or a visiting friend broke it. Soon enough, their parents figured out the truth — Brock and Shane Vereen would get so frustrated after losing Madden video games to each other that they’d smash the Xbox controllers on the ­carpet in their home in Valencia, California. They broke 11 of them — Brock six and Shane five, or maybe it was...

Jared Allen not dwelling on reduced action

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears defensive end Jared Allen participated in fewer snaps on defense than key reserve Willie Young in Sunday's loss to the Miami Dolphins, but the five-time Pro Bowler doesn't believe reduced playing time for him is in the team's plans. "It's probably an aberration," Allen said, laughing. "They haven't told me I am on reduced playing time. We'll take it for that." Allen played in 46 of the club's 70 snaps against the Dolphins, while Young participated in 54 snaps.

Brock Vereen excited about family reunion

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears first-year free safety Brock Vereen has had the date circled on his calendar for months. Sunday’s game in New England potentially pits Vereen against old brother Shane -- the Patriots' starting running back and key contributor on offense with 259 rushing yards (one touchdown), and 23 receptions for 185 yards and two scores. The brothers have yet to battle each other during a game -- until now. "After draft day obviously we looked up each other's schedules," Brock Vereen said.

Jared Allen: Bears not missing a locker room leader

Jared Allen has only played six games as a Chicago Bear, not exactly a longstanding presence in the locker room after joining the organization in March. But the veteran defensive end wants it made perfectly clear that his views on leadership in the NFL don’t revolve around tenure or voice...

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