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 Scott Boehm/Getty Images)

Holmes’ Bears Mailbag: Preparing For The Saints

With the regular season underway, I’m excited to see what’s on your mind. So let’s get started with this week’s mailbag.

670 The Score–09/13/2011

Charles Tillman and Julius Peppers celebrate a take-away. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Holmes: Bears Perfecting The Art Of The Strip

Call it the “church of the takeaway” because Bears coaches preach about the importance of winning the turnover battle.

670 The Score–09/12/2011

Henry Melton. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Holmes: Pressure By Front-Four Leads To Defensive Dominance

The formula for the Bears playing winning defense is simple in theory: pressure the quarterback with down linemen. Use that pressure to create takeways. When the ball is on the ground, scoop it up and score.

670 The Score–09/11/2011

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

Holmes: What To Watch For – Falcons At Bears

The preseason is over and it’s time to get down to business. Here are a few things that I’ll be looking for when the Bears host the Falcons Sunday on the lakefront.

670 The Score–09/09/2011

The Green Lantern made Laurence Holmes' Superhero Football Team, inpired by Kevin Mawae. (Getty Images)

Holmes: Superhero Football Team, Part II

In Part II of his Superhero Football Team series, Laurence Holmes takes a look at Team DC’s offense.

670 The Score–09/08/2011

Matt Forte

Holmes: Forte, Bears Far Apart On Contract Talks

Sources have indicated to the Score that the Bears offer to Forte is less than the 3-year, $21 million extension that Frank Gore got from the 49ers. Gore received $13.5 million in guaranteed money.

670 The Score–09/07/2011

Bill Belichick and Batman. (Getty Images)

Holmes: Superhero Football Team, Part I

I’ve taken my love for football and my love for comics and tried to combine them. In putting together the team, I tried to make it to scale with the bigger players closest to the ball.

670 The Score–09/07/2011

Jerry Angelo. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Holmes’ Mailbag: Are Bears Getting Bad ‘Rep’ Around NFL?

Well, the regular season is here. Let’s take a look at what’s on your mind in this week’s mailbag as the Bears get ready for Week 1 vs. Atlanta.

CBS Chicago–09/06/2011

Brandon Meriweather (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Holmes: Meriweather Trying To Get Up To Speed

After the Bears signed Brandon Meriweather, the team’s new safety got to work. He headed to Halas Hall for a late night review session with safeties coach, Gil Byrd, and is looking to get up to speed as soon as possible.

670 The Score–09/05/2011

Lance Briggs

Holmes: Briggs Claims ‘Days Here Are Numbered’ But Are They?

The bizarre game of chicken between Lance Briggs & the Bears continues, but it seems as though, Briggs is the only one playing.

CBS Chicago–09/05/2011

Chester Taylor

Holmes: Taylor Not Happy With Playing Time

The writing seems to be on the wall for Chester Taylor’s future with the Bears.

670 The Score–08/27/2011

Roy Williams. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Holmes: What To Watch For – Bears vs Titans

The third game is the most important in the pre-season. Teams put in a minimal game-plan, but try not to show too much of what they want to accomplish in the regular season.

670 The Score–08/26/2011

Jay Cutler

Holmes: Protection, Timing Key To Martz Offense

Offensive football can feel like it’s so complicated. Especially when you’re dealing with the intricacies of Mike Martz’s offense, but it really comes down to one thing: can you protect your quarterback?

670 The Score–08/25/2011

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

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