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Laurence Holmes

Laurence Holmes joined 670 The Score in 1998 as a part-time producer after interning for Jeff Joniak and producing “The Sports Huddle” at WMAQ radio.

Through five years of producing he was named Executive Producer of “The Les Grobstein Show”, “The Tommy Williams Show”, “McNeil & Jiggetts” and “Murph & Fred”.

Laurence Holmes

Laurence Holmes

In 2002, Holmes picked up an A.I.R. award for both “commerical production” and “Talk Show production.”

While working as a producer, Holmes served as a weekend and fill-in host. He teamed up with Jonathan Hood to host “Wrestlemaniacs” and Dan Zampillo to host “Me & Z”. Soon, his solo show followed.

In 2003, Holmes was promoted to beat reporter, assigned to the Bears, which he covered from 2003-2008 on a daily basis.

A 1997 Graduate of DePaul University, Holmes joined Zach Zaidman in 2006 as the play-by-play tandem for 670 The Score’s broadcast of Blue Demons games, which he did for six seasons. In 2007, Holmes was named to DePaul’s prestigious “14 Under 40″ Alumni list.

In 2008, Holmes joined Dan Hampton to host the mid-day show and the Score’s Bears pre-game coverage.

In 2009, Holmes returned to hosting his night time solo show. In addition to hosting his own show, he is a frequent guest host for the Score’s mid-day and afternoon shows. Along with hosting, Holmes still covers the Bears and writes his weekly “24-Blog” for 670TheScore.com.

Laurence resides in Chicago and is a proud graduate of Homewood-Flossmoor High School, where he had his first talk show when he was 16.

Follow Laurence on Twitter @LaurenceWHolmes.

Lovie Smith. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Holmes’ Mailbag: How Much Stock Should We Put Into Preseason?

Laurence Holmes takes your Bears questions every week in his mailbag.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2011

Lovie Smith. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Holmes: Bears-Giants Post Game Notebook

Lovie Smith didn’t pull any punches when expressing how he felt about the Bears performance vs. the Giants. It’s not about winning and losing in a preseason game, but it is about improvement.

670 The Score–08/23/2011

J'Marcus Webb and Chris Williams. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Holmes: What To Watch For – Bears vs Giants

The second preseason game is here and there is plenty to look at. Here’s what I’ll be watching for tonight as the Bears face the Giants in New York.

670 The Score–08/22/2011

Lance Briggs

Holmes: Briggs Out For Giants Game

Lance Briggs missed practice on Thursday with a knee bruise. He will not practice on Friday and will not play in the Bears’ second pre-eason game vs. the Giants on Monday.

670 The Score–08/18/2011

Mike Martz at Bears training camp.(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Holmes: Martz’s Attention To Detail Shows In Practice

During practices, you can see Mike Martz stalking the practice field making sure that offensive players are in the right spot on time.

670 The Score–08/18/2011

Kellen Davis

Holmes: Tight Ends Important In Martz Offense

When it comes to protecting Jay Cutler, the focus centers on the offensive line, but the line and protection of Cutler extends out to the edge.

CBS Chicago–08/17/2011

Marion Barber runs behind Desmond Clark. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Holmes’ Bears Mailbag: Is The Offense Too Vanilla?

Well, one preseason game is in the books and there is a lot to talk about. Let’s get straight to your questions:

670 The Score–08/16/2011

Kahlil Bell. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Holmes: Bell Puts Pressure On Taylor With Impressive Play

Preseason games are about opportunity. When given the chance, can you catch the coaches’ eyes? Saturday night a few Bears players made a good impression and increased the level of competition.

670 The Score–08/13/2011

Soldier Field. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Holmes: What To Watch For – Bears vs Bills

Saturday provides the first opportunity to see what the Bears look like in game-situations. Here are some of the things that I’m interested in seeing Saturday.

670 The Score–08/12/2011

Lovie Smith

Holmes: Bears Increase Intensity In Practice

Throughout Lovie Smith’s tenure as head coach, his camps have been “player-friendly”. Meaning the practices have been thorough, but are less physical than other teams.

CBS Chicago–08/11/2011

Torn up turf at Soldier Field. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Holmes’ Bears Mailbag: Are Turf Problems A Disadvantage?

The mailbag heats up this week as the Bears get ready for their first preseason game against the Buffalo Bills Saturday.

CBS Chicago–08/09/2011

Chicago Bears cornerbacks Charles Tillman (33) and Tim Jennings (26) celebrate after Tillman intercepted a pass during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Holmes: Jennings Fighting For Corner Spot

By Laurence Holmes- (CBS) Most Bears fans are pretty comfortable with Charles Tillman at one corner spot. For 9 years, Tillman has been a very productive player. Finding him a consistent partner on the other [...]

670 The Score–08/07/2011

Major Wright

Holmes’ Mailbag: Are The Bears Set In Secondary?

If it’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for another Bears mailbag. It’s nice to have actual football to discuss, so let’s go…

CBS Chicago–08/02/2011

Johnny Knox

Holmes: Knox Getting Toughened Up By Tillman

Training Camp usually allows for good battles. Sometimes it’s two guys fighting for one job, but occasionally you get a solid battle between an offensive and defensive player.

CBS Chicago–08/02/2011

Jay Cutler

Holmes: With Kreutz Gone, This Is Cutler’s Offense

By not re-signing Olin Kreutz, the Bears made a it very clear; this is Jay Cutler’s offense now. Now the question: Is Cutler up to the challenge?

CBS Chicago–07/31/2011

Jordan Miller #67 of the Chicago Bears rushes against Sean Murnane #70 (L) and Julius Peppers #90. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Holmes: Bears Have To Shuffle Line Around On 1st Day Of Camp

Laurence Holmes has a complete recap of the first day of Bears training camp in Bourbonnais.

670 The Score–07/30/2011

Johnny Knox. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Holmes’ Bears Mailbag: Is Wide Receiver Help Coming?

Football is back! As Laurence Holmes will do every Tuesday throughout the season, he answers your Bears questions.

670 The Score–07/26/2011

Lovie Smith

Holmes: Five Things (+1) I Miss About Bears Football

It looks like at this time next week, my blog will be about the sights and sounds of Bourbonnais. Like you, I’ve missed the NFL game, but particularly things that have to do with the Bears.

670 The Score–07/25/2011

Brian Urlacher

Holmes’ Bears Mailbag: Extra Motivation This Year?

With the NFL lockout nearing an end, Laurence Holmes answers your Bears questions.

CBS Chicago–07/19/2011

NFL Logo

Holmes’ Morning After Blog: Retired NFL Players vs Current NFL Players

“The point is, ladies and gentleman, that greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right, greed works. -Gordon Gekko

670 The Score–07/06/2011

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