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2015 Chicago Bears Grades: Coaching staff performs miracles

2015 Chicago Bears Grades One of the strengths of the Bears in 2015 was the coaching staff assembled by John Fox. The coaching staff minimized mistakes through their game plan, got players to believe and kept games close. It was a huge turnaround from a season ago when former coach Marc Trestman lost the locker room. While Fox didn't take the team to the playoffs, it's still a step in the right direction fo ...

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2015 Chicago Bears Grades: Special Teams ‘special season’

2015 Chicago Bears Grades Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | Offensive line | Defensive line | Secondary When the Chicago Bears were competing for division titles, one of their hallmarks was a solid special teams groups heralded by Robbie Gould as a kicker. Gould is perhaps the best symbol of the downturn the Bears have experienced on special teams in recent years. The Bears special te ...

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2015 Chicago Bears Grades: Secondary in transition phase

2015 Chicago Bears Grades Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | Offensive line | Defensive line The Bears big money additions failed to make a substantive impact to the secondary for the 2015 season. Nearly every free agent signing flamed out or ended in injury, however there remains hope for 2016 that the Bears secondary based off of the contributions of younger players and veterans that ...

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2015 Chicago Bears Grades: Offensive line struggles hurt Bears

2015 Chicago Bears Grades Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | As the Chicago Bears continue to pick up the pieces from their 6-10 season, it's time to assess how the offensive line preformed and where the Bears can improve on the offensive line for 2016. We'll start on the left side and then finish off with the ride side of the line. Left Tackle Jermon Bushrod — Bushrod signed with the ...

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Bears Starting Jimmy Clausen

The Chicago Bears have benched Jay Cutler and will start Jimmy Clausen  at quarterback Sunday vs. the Lions according to a  report by Adam Schefter. Jay Cutler had started all 14 games this season for the first time since 2009. This move comes as a shock to many outside of the organization and raises many questions about job security at Halas Hall. It also could mean the end of Cutler in Chicago. It's expec ...

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Blackhawks Defeat Stars in Shootout

The Chicago Blackhawks began their pursuit of a third Stanley Cup Championship in six years with a 3-2 win in Dallas. First star Corey Crawford stood tall and stopped 32 of 34 shots on the night, including all 3 shootout attempts. Duncan Keith scored in the first period with 19 seconds remaining, but Dallas responded quickly with two goals in the second. The Blackhawks were outshot 24-11 in the first two pe ...

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Bulls to re-sign Kirk Hinrich, Sign Nikola Mirotic

Captain Kirk Hinrich will be back for the 2014-15 season, according to KC Johnson. Hinrich is expected to be the backup swing guard and has been a mainstay in the Bulls organization since being drafted by the Bulls in 2003. Nikola Mirotic also tweeted today that he will be playing for the Chicago Bulls in the 2014-15 season. Mirotic was acquired in the first round of the 2011 draft and was playing for Real ...

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Bulls Working Towards Deal with Pau Gasol

The Chicago Bulls are reportedly working towards a deal with Lakers power forward Pau Gasol. Gasol would be acquired via a sign and trade, however its being reported that the Lakers wouldn't take Carlos Boozer back in a sign and trade. Other assets the Bulls have include draft picks, Jimmy Butler, Tony Snell, Mike Dunleavy, non-guaranteed contracts including Ronnie Brewer and Mike James, and Taj Gibson. Thi ...

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Carmelo Anthony and Pau Gasol May Play Together Next Season

According to Marc Stein, Pau Gasol is going to wait for Carmelo Anthony to sign with a team before Gasol signs his next contract. Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that Anthony and Gasol have had discussions in recent days about playing together on the New York Knicks. Phil Jackson coached Gasol in Los Angeles and the Lakers won two titles with a Jackson/Gasol pairing. If Anthony and Gasol are a package deal ...

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Carmelo Anthony to Meet with Bulls first

According to Marc Stein of ESPN the Chicago Bulls will meet with Carmelo Anthony first in Chicago on July 1st. Anthony, the 7 time all-star will be testing the free agent market for the first time in his career. After his visit to Chicago, Melo will also visit the Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Lakers. A report stated he would like to make his decision within the second week of July. ...

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