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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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The Phil Emery Draft Checklist

Phil Emery Draft Checklist   1. Athletic   He has shown that he values athletic ability more than anything and with the amount that he talks about his athletic index it gives credence to its importance in his evaluation process. His draft picks have been mostly guys who have shown athletic ability on the field and in the offseason testing process.    Emery's histroy as a strength and conditioning coach seem ...

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Chicago Bears announce 2014 NFL Preseason Schedule

It won't be long before Jay Cutler and the Bears offense takes the field in a few months. Today the team officially announced their 2014 NFL preseason schedule which includes a trip to Seattle to take on the defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks. The team will open the 2014 preseason by hosting the Philadelphia Eagles at Soldier Field between August 7th-10th. The date hasn't been officially determined yet. ...

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Cubs Minor League Report: Week 1

With another sub .500 season expected for the Chicago Cubs in 2014, most attention will be focused on their minor league affiliates. After the Cubs began their season last Monday, the minor league teams got started on Thursday, except for Short-A Boise which will start in June. Here is a look at some of the highlights from the first weekend of play down on the farm.   AAA Iowa Cubs: Iowa is the current home ...

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Bears Sign Brian de la Puente

In an off-season characterized by revamping the defense, the Bears make an addition to the offensive line. The Bears signed center Brian de la Puente to a contract today. Brian de la Puente started for the Saints for 3 seasons at center, receiving grades of +6.1 (2013), +23.0 (2012), and +6.1 (2011) from the website Pro Football Focus. Bears offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer worked with de la Puente in New ...

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Two Week Off Season Report Card: Chicago Bears

Last year, the Chicago Bears defense was once again historic. This time, the once dominant defense did a complete 180, going from best to worst. The team gave up an average of 394.6 yards-per-game, that was good for 29th in the league. The most worrisome statistic comes from the team being ranked dead last against the rush, giving up a startling 2,583 yard total. General manager Phil Emery has already locke ...

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Where the hell have they been? Former Chicago Bears Quarterback Henry Burris 2014

Where the hell have they been is a new weekly article here on ChiCitySports.com, finding random Chicago sports athletes and finding out, well....where in the hell have they been? We did our first "Where the hell have they been?" in 2010 with Bears quarterback Craig Krenzel and followed it up with Rex Grossman, but now we are back and ready to provide more memories of lost Chicago sports athletes. For this e ...

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Bears Sign former Viking DE Jared Allen to a 4-year deal

  Welcome to the Windy City Mr. Allen! The Bears have truly bolstered their defense by bringing in the veteran pass-rusher. Adam Schefter posted on Facebook that "Bears gave DE Jared Allen a four-year, $32M deal that voids down to three years of $24M, of which $15.5M is fully guaranteed."   The Bears on Wednesday bolstered their defense with one of the NFL's most prolific pass rushers, agreeing to ...

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