3:06 PM EST, Sun December 21, 2014
Windy City Gridiron 43 mins ago
Chicago Bears vs Detroit Lions 3rd Quarter Open Thread

Chicago Bears vs Detroit Lions 3rd Quarter Open Thread

Join us below for live updates and instant analysis of today's Chicago Bears game! **SCORE UPDATE** Chicago Bears 7 Detroit Lions 7 ----------------------------- Entering today's game versus the Bears, quarterback Matthew Stafford held the NFL's longest streak of passes without an interception. In the first half versus Chicago, however, that came to an end. Stafford threw two interceptions to the Bears defense, but Chicago was unable to convert either of them into points. There's been little offensive production so far for the Bears, which is on par with how the majority of the season has...
Windy City Gridiron 1 hour ago

Chicago Bears vs Dteroit Lions 2nd Quarter Open Thread

Join us below for live discussion and instant analysis of today's Chicago Bears game! **SCORE UPDATE** Chicago Bears 0 Detroit Lions 7 ----------------------------- Today is the final game of the season at Soldier Field, and the Bears fans that decided to attend have come out for the second week in...
Windy City Gridiron 2 hours ago

Chicago Bears vs Detroit Lions 1st Quarter Open Thread

As the season winds down, join us below for live updates and instant analysis of today's Bears game! Two more games... Win or lose, let's just get this thing over with. The Chicago Bears return to Soldier Field this afternoon for what can only be assumed will be a day full of boos, with a lot of empty...
Grand Rapids Press 32 mins ago

Halftime analysis: Lions 7, Bears 7

The Lions (10-4) torched the Bears (5-9) for 34 points just three-and-a-half weeks ago, but have scored just seven in the first half of the rematch due to an array of mistakes, including a pair of red-zone interceptions from Matthew Stafford.
Sander Philipse / Bucs Nation 22 hours ago

Major Wright goes on injured reserve, Buccaneers sign cornerback CJ Wilson

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have placed safety Major Wright on injured reserve, and they've signed cornerback C.J. Wilson to the active roster. Wright has started seven games this playing in twelve total, and mostly filling in for Mark Barron after the former first-round pick was traded to the St. Louis Rams. Wright has played reasonably well, neither standing out nor being exploited by opposing offenses. But Bradley McDougald has replaced him without missing a beat over the past couple of weeks. Wilson joins the roster from the team's practice squad and has bounced around the Bucs' and Bears'...

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Most Bears informed of Jay Cutler benching through social media

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman detailed Thursday what sounded like a meticulous approach in making the decision to bench quarterback Jay Cutler, but most of the players found out about the move through social media instead of from the man in charge. “We’d like for everything to come from in-house first, but at the end of the day, it didn’t work out like that,” said left tackle Jermon Bushrod, who added the team held a meeting Thursday “to cover up what got out yesterday.

Lions vs. Bears preview

When: 1 p.m. ET, Sunday Where: Soldier Field, Chicago TV: Fox The Chicago Bears' brass spewed plenty of tough talk after Lovie Smith’s firing about plans to close the gap on the Green Bay Packers in the NFC North. But while Chicago was talking grand plans, the rest of the division was actually executing them, which is how we’ve come into Sunday’s matchup at Soldier Field with the last-place Bears hosting the NFC North-leading Detroit Lions.
Northwest Herald Dec 19, 2014

Hub Arkush: Is Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler the culprit or victim?

I began covering the NFL in 1977 and started to focus on the Bears in 1979. Over those 38 seasons, I’ve seen some inept football operations, teams that made dysfunction a way of life.
Chicago Tribune Dec 18, 2014

Marc Trestman: Benching Jay Cutler 'was a coaching decision'

Bears coach Marc Trestman’s decision to bench starting quarterback Jay Cutler in favor of inexperienced backup Jimmy Clausen for Sunday's game against the Lions is the latest chapter in the ongoing drama at Halas Hall.

Marc Trestman: Benching Jay Cutler 'was a coaching decision'

Bears coach Marc Trestman’s decision to bench starting quarterback Jay Cutler in favor of inexperienced backup Jimmy Clausen for Sunday's game against the Lions is the latest chapter in the ongoing drama at Halas Hall.
Northwest Herald Dec 18, 2014

Marc Trestman announces Jimmy Clausen as Chicago Bears starting QB

LAKE FOREST — Jimmy Clausen took the first-team reps in the portion of practice open to the media, and Marc Trestman confirmed Thursday that Clausen will start against the Lions on Sunday.

Live blog: Phil Emery, Marc Trestman and Jimmy Clausen

A day after naming Jimmy Clausen as the starting quarterback over Jay Cutler, the Bears will hold a news conference with GM Phil Emery, coach Marc Trestman and Clausen. Follow along with ESPN's Michael C. Wright, Jon Greenberg and Jeff Dickerson as they dispatch live updates from Chicago beginning around 2:50 p.m. ET .

Prediction: Lions will beat Bears

CHICAGO -- Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman dropped a bombshell Wednesday when he decided to start quarterback Jimmy Clausen on Sunday against the Detroit Lions, instead of Jay Cutler. From a performance standpoint, Cutler deserved to be benched, especially following a dreadful, three interception game versus the New Orleans Saints on Monday night that raised the quarterback’s season turnover total to a league-worst 24. Clausen is not considered an upgrade.
Chicago Tribune Dec 18, 2014

Ranking the college football bowl games from No. 38 to No. 1

The postseason is one "Kokomo Bowl" from becoming the next verse in a Beach Boys song: "Miami, Bahamas, come on pretty mamma, Camellia, and Boca, this is not a joke-a." Four new bowl games plus the extra championship game means the process of picking winners has become a title of a movie...

Ranking the college football bowl games from No. 38 to No. 1

The postseason is one "Kokomo Bowl" from becoming the next verse in a Beach Boys song: "Miami, Bahamas, come on pretty mamma, Camellia, and Boca, this is not a joke-a." Four new bowl games plus the extra championship game means the process of picking winners has become a title of a movie...
Chicago Tribune Dec 17, 2014

Bears benching of Jay Cutler confirms it's time to turn out lights on era

In a stunning act of either ignorance or defiance — perhaps both — Bears coach Marc Trestman benched quarterback Jay Cutler in favor of backup Jimmy Clausen.

Bears benching of Jay Cutler confirms it's time to turn out lights on era

In a stunning act of either ignorance or defiance — perhaps both — Bears coach Marc Trestman benched quarterback Jay Cutler in favor of backup Jimmy Clausen.
Northwest Herald Dec 17, 2014

Hub Arkush: Do Bears really think Clausen is answer?

For reasons that are unclear to me, Marc Trestman elected to give his players an extra day off Wednesday, confusing his apparent belief that by going overly easy on his players it will make them play better with the job of being a head football coach.

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