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Breaking Down the Antrel Rolle Signing

With a new GM comes an entirely new approach to free agency, the draft, and even the access the media is given. Looking at Ryan Pace's first free agency we have started to learn more about him as a GM. These free agent grades are based on the following aspects, Impact: What impact will they have on the Bears this season? Upside: What impact will they have on the Bears in 2016 and beyond? Intangibles: What i ...

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Breaking Down: Chicago Bears free agent signing Pernell McPhee

With a new GM comes an entirely new approach to free agency, the draft, and even the access the media is given. Looking at Ryan Pace's first free agency we have started to learn more about him as a GM. These free agent grades are based on the following aspects, Impact: What impact will they have on the Bears this season? Upside: What impact will they have on the Bears in 2016 and beyond? Intangibles: What i ...

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Bears 2014 Rookie Class Review

The Bears have 14 rookies on their roster right now. 12 of which have been on the roster for extended periods of time and have played. I know that it is early to look at the returns on a draft class, but this class has shown enough that I think it can be discussed. After so many drafts that we have preached patience, and wait 3 years, only to not have them pan out, so let’s look at a draft that appears to b ...

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Why I Hate the 2014 Bears

Why I Hate the 2014 Chicago Bears  Let’s set the stage for a moment. The Bears have come out of the gate inconsistent and not really living up to the expectation of the offseason. They have battled to a very solid 2-1 record, before another soul wrenching blowout loss on Soldier Field to the Green Bay Packers.  A good team, a playoff caliber team, would bounce back and beat an inferior team on the road to s ...

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The Week 3 Watch List

Over the first two weeks of the preseason we have started to see the 2014 Bears roster take shape, we have seen different story lines emerge, injuries have started to become a factor, and problem areas have started to reveal themselves. In week 3 we will see the closes thing to a real game, with real Bears players playing significant time. What better place than one of the more difficult stadiums in the NFL ...

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The Evolving Depth Chart Week 2

Week 2 saw a fairly uninspired effort against Jacksonville, which seemed to be taking the game a little more seriously than the Bears. But from the uninspired effort things can still be observed and learned. QB: Cutler, Clausen [2] -Nothing changes here. Clausen was fine against better competition and seemed to handle losing his contact with the sideline well. He just simply has more physical upside than Pa ...

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Post Preseason Game 1 Projected Depth Chart

Throughout the preseason I will be looking at an evolving depth chart based on performance and other factors. This depth chart will have commentary on key battles and what we have seen in the preseason. QB: Cutler, Clausen [2] -I think it is clear that Clauson has more talent than Palmer and has the arm strength advantage, which means you can call a similar game to Cutler. Palmer simply cannot execute any o ...

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Bears Mock Draft One Week Out

[14] S Calvin Pryor [Louisville] 5'11" 207lbs. [4.58 40, 18 reps, 34.5 vertical, 9'8" broad]   Phil Emery in his first 2 drafts has routinely addressed the Bears biggest need with his 1st round pick. With Chris Conte and Ryan Mundy starting right now, and that is if Conte can come back from a shoulder operation in time, I do not see how you cannot argue that S is the Bears biggest need.   The Bears have tal ...

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Bears Mock Draft – Three Weeks Left

This is not what I would do, this is what I think Phil Emery will do 3 weeks from tonight. Guiding Principles  1. Big and Athletic   We know that Emery likes big athletic players who are going to be able to win physically at the NFL level. His history as a strength and conditioning coach seems to have an impact on his scouting as he leans towards players that have the physical upside to dominate at the NFL ...

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The Bears Defensive Big Board

These rankings are specific to the Bears and I tried to take in to account, need, system, value and risk when compiling them. Run the Pick Up 1. DE Jadaveon Clowney [South Carolina]   I am sure concerns about Clowney's attitude are real and that he comes off as not working hard because he won the genetic lottery, but he is a rare talent. Clowney will not be anywhere near where the Bears are picking so there ...

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