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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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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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Chicago Bears release Earl Bennett

Earl Bennett's time in Chicago is officially coming to an end. ESPN's Jeff Dickerson is reporting that the Bears will release the wide receiver after he declining a pay cut the team offered him. Bennett was due $2.5 million this season. Bennett essentially became the fifth option in the Bears offense after the emergence of second-year wide receiver Alshon Jeffery and the signing of tight end Martellus Benne ...

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NFL Free Agency: Bears sign Safety Ryan Mundy

  According to Brad Biggs, the Bears have signed safety Ryan Mundy to a 2-year deal. The 29-year old safety spent last season with the New York Giants as he recorded 50 tackles, 1 sack and an INT in 16 games played. The Bears were known to be in the market for a safety this off-season with their struggles last season. Mundy will be in the mix to compete for a starting job. ...

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2014 Chicago Bears Mock Off Season

With Free Agency just over five days away, each fan base dreams of what their team(s) will accomplish this off season. The salary cap jumped up exactly $10 million from a year ago, with that comes more cash to spend. While the Chicago Bears appear to be strapped for space, there are many ways the team can create extra space. As of right now, the team currently projected to have right around $9.36 million to ...

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A Bears Draft Defensive Big Board

Run the Card Up/Trade Up   1. DE/OLB Khalil Mack [Buffalo] 6'3" 251lbs., 4.65 [40], 23 reps, 40" vertical   Mack could be the best defensive player in this draft as his physical tools are off the charts. Add that to top level intangibles and work ethic and you have a potential star.   2. DE Jadeveon Clowney [South Carolina] 6'5" 274lbs., 4.53 [40]. 21 reps, 37" vertical   I rank him lower because I do not l ...

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Chicago Bears 2014 Cap Breakdown

    Yesterday, ESPN's Adam Schefter announced that the NFL will raise it's 2014 salary cap 5 percent. This means that the cap will move from a touch over $126 million to $130 million. The cap rise will help cap strapped teams such as the Dallas Cowboys and the New Orleans Saints but it will also help the Chicago Bears. The extra $4 million in space may raise asking prices from the initial Free Agent ru ...

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