By Jeff Joniak First Impression Jeremiah Ratliff has turned the page on his football career, and he likes what he sees in Chicago. Four times a Pro Bowl defensive tackle in Dallas, the nine-year vet […]
By Jeff Joniak First Impression It was quarterback Thursday at the podium at Halas Hall, and Sunday’s starter against the Ravens handled questions for better than 18 minutes. Josh McCown provided thoughtful insight into all […]
By Jeff Joniak- OFFENSE: RESILIENCY Josh McCown ran the Bears offense beautifully over the last six quarters and earned team-wide praise for it. However, Jay Cutler is cleared to return and will start against […]
Shea McClellin is the leading tackler, top sacker, and tops in disruptive plays through the first half of the season on the defensive line.
Offensive possessions have to be treated like gold against the Packers.
By Jeff Joniak First Impression Josh McCown is truly appreciative of his opportunity to start in Green Bay Monday night. He made mention of it repeatedly in his 15 minutes at the Halas Hall […]
By Jeff Joniak First Impression As a tandem, Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffrey have piled up 1,101 yards in receiving in the first seven games. They’ve been targeted 120 times, with 79 receptions, and seven […]
Devin Hester is itching to make a big play in the return game.
Lance Briggs is good for Jon Bostic.
By Jeff Joniak OFFENSE: LOOK IN THE MIRROR Bears head coach Marc Trestman was hired by New Orleans head coach Sean Payton as a consultant in 2007 and 2008, when he was between jobs […]
By Jeff Joniak First Impression It’s not quite the Manning Bowl, but the McCown brothers are on opposite sidelines Sunday at Soldier Field. Josh and Luke are the No. 2’s behind the starters, Jay Cutler […]
Tackling is going to be a huge factor in Sunday’s game against the Saints.
Jeff Joniak breaks down what the Bears have to do to beat the Lions.
With four new bodies up front, the Bears offensive line is creating a lot of optimism about the future of the system. They are playing physical, a requirement in order to play well as a group.
After a record-setting effort returning kickoffs against the Vikings, it appears Devin Hester is close to scoring again.
By Jeff Joniak First Impression In his 16th NFL season, Matt Cavanaugh is working as hard as ever as the Bears quarterback coach. Jay Cutler wondered aloud today if Cavanaugh ever sleeps. He’s a football […]
It’s almost always the same defensive key against the Vikings twice a season. Adrian Peterson is the reason. He’s one blown gap assignment, one missed tackle, and one sharp cut in space away from the end zone on every handoff.
By Jeff Joniak First Impression Starting nose tackle Stephen Paea starts his third season with a strong mind and body, after a full off-season of training devoid of injury. During his first Senior Bowl practice […]
Here are Jeff Joniak’s Keys to the Game for the Bears’ Week 1 matchup with the Bengals.
Most of Marc Trestman’s Thursday news conference was about Jay Cutler, where the quarterback is, if he’s ready to go in the new system, and how he’s been to work with.