As Lovie Smith says, mini-camp is the end of the Bears offseason. It’s three days where the foundation is laid and the scene is set for Bourbonnais.
It’s still more than a month from the start of training camp, but this is the year that the Bears believe they can fight the Green Bay Packers for the NFC North title and then make a run in the postseason.
It’s the middle of May and training camp is still 2-plus months away. That means it’s the perfect time to look at the Chicago Bears and assess their prospects for the 2012 season.
During his three seasons in Chicago, Cutler has been sacked 110 times, including an NFL-high 52 times in 2010.
Just three months ago, I offered some advice to newly hired Bears general manager Phil Emery, and for the most part he took it.
Before we move forward and completely forget about the fiasco otherwise known as Jerry Angelo on Draft Day, let’s recap his top selections over the years.
Just over a month ago, the Bears were 2-3 and looked to be headed for disappointment. Five wins later, they seem like a legitimate player in the NFC race after another rather impressive showing against San Diego on Sunday. That is, if they are able to overcome Jay Cutler’s broken thumb.
The Bears’ right tackle and first-round pick was placed on injured reserve Friday, a week after undergoing knee surgery.
One Bears expert said if Martz reverts to his pass-happy self, the Bears could be in trouble.
A weekly glimpse at the Bears’ upcoming opponent. This week: San Diego.
With left guard Chris Williams lost for the season, it’s now up to Edwin Williams to take over in an offensive line that has been playing above expectations throughout the last five games.
In a minor move Wednesday, the Bears re-signed safety Winston Venable and placed safety Anthony Walters on injured reserve with a hamstring injury.
Zaidman discussed the Bears win over the Lions, the loss of Chris Williams and Matt Forte’s contract situation.
During the Bears current four-game winning streak, the offensive line has been a bright spot, protecting Jay Cutler and paving a way for Matt Forte. Now, with Williams lost for the season with a wrist injury, the Bears must regroup and work with a new left guard, Edwin Williams.
Left guard Chris Williams was placed on injured reserve Monday and will miss the rest of the season after having wrist surgery Sunday night.
In the wake of the victory, Bears lineman Chris Williams was taken from the game with a hand injury, ultimately having emergency surgery during the second half. With rookie tackle Gabe Carimi also undergoing knee surgery earlier in the week, the Bears offensive line is at a point where it can’t afford any more injuries moving forward.
Regular season games don’t get much bigger than this one.
t will be a showdown in Motown on Monday night, when the Chicago Bears take on the undefeated Detroit Lions in the “2nd place in the NFC North” bowl.
Another Sunday, another absolute annihilation of the Chicago Bears by a far superior football team.
After Lovie Smith and Mike Martz said all week that the Bears would be more balanced against the Packers, Cutler threw the ball 37 times and running back Matt Forte had just nine carries.