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GM Phil Emery Demonstrates The Skills He Seeks In New Coach

A day after teary-eyed Chicago Bears players faced cameras (or in the case of Devin Hester, his locker) and decried the firing of Lovie Smith as head coach, the team’s General Manager, Phil Emery, took the podium at Halas Hall and without a hint of regret thanked the former coach for his work and then detailed why he decided to making a coaching change. Emery pointed out the obvious – an ineffective offense ...

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LIFE AFTER LOVIE

The Lovie Smith era is over and no one is really crying about it except for the Bears’ players. Lovie was never despised by Chicago sports fans, but he was never really loved either. The first African-American coach to lead his team to a Super Bowl (along with Tony Dungy), he never followed up on his promise to return and win the Lombardi Trophy. And, he never was able to overcome the great challenge facing ...

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Monday Night Nightmares

The first time the Chicago Bears appeared on Monday Night Football was against the Detroit Lions at old Tiger Stadium in 1970. It was the third game in the history of what would become a sports television phenomenon – football on a weeknight during primetime.  For me, a young Chicago sports fan, I was thrilled to see the Bears in a nationally televised prime-time game. The previous season, my second as a fa ...

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GREEN BAY READY TO PACK IT IN?

In the world of our beloved Chicago Bears what’s happening to our unloved rivals up north, the Green Bay Packers, is as special as the Tillman-Briggs weekly touchdown show. The Packers came into the season as the heavy favorite to win the NFC North and are now facing the potential of finishing last. That might be wishful thinking but the reality is that this upcoming Sunday the Pack might suffer their fourt ...

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FUNKY QB’S SILENT TREATMENT MAKES NOISE

  On Monday Night, in Dallas’ sterling football stadium against a less than polished Cowboys team, the Chicago Bears looked like a team capable of winning the all-silver Vince Lombardi Trophy. They did it by executing a game plan that called for pressuring Cowboys’ QB Tony Romo into turnovers and a balanced offensive game plan. The five interceptions Romo threw weren’t all the work of a dominating defe ...

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