Time offers the opportunity for perspective, so I thought it would be a good idea to wait each week to give my thoughts on the Bears game.
Major Wright returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown, and the Chicago Bears beat the St. Louis Rams 23-6 on Sunday.
The Bears made their final cuts Friday to reduce the roster to 53 players. They can sign eight players to the practice squad Saturday.
Former Bear Chris Harris, who is currently a free agent, said he would gladly welcome a phone call from the Bears, if the team decided to pursue the 30-year-old.
Head coach Lovie Smith didn’t bother to sugarcoat it: “We didn’t play as well as a I thought we would tonight.”
This is my evaluation of how the Bears have – or haven’t – improved their talent level per position group since 2011, and an overall assessment of each.
The Bears were back at it Wednesday in the middle of their second week of OTAs. Here are some thoughts and observations straight from my notebook.
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.
Bears wide receiver Devin Hester is active despite tweaking an ankle injury this week and missing Friday’s practice.
Head coach Lovie Smith confirmed Bears running back Matt Forte has a sprained MCL and no further damage.
In the wake of the Bears’ win over the Chargers where quarterback Jay Cutler broke his right thumb, NFL expert Hub Arkush joined The McNeil and Spiegel Show to break down the game.
When the Bears announced Major Wright and Chris Conte would be the new starting safeties, few knew how the tandem would handle their promotion.
With a 30-24 victory over the heavily favored Philadelphia Eagles, the Bears put themselves on track for their second straight playoff appearance.
Leading charge for the Eagles is the versatile Michael Vick, who’s legs are just as much a threat as his arms. Add to that mix an explosive group of wide receivers and a running back rushing for over five yards per carry, and the Bears have a tantalizing challenge.
After missing four consecutive games with a chest injury, wide receiver Earl Bennett had full participation in all three practices this week and is listed as probable for Sunday’s game in London.
With the Bears 3-3, let’s see what’s on the mind of Bears fans in this week’s edition of Laurence Holmes’ mailbag.
In one week’s time, Bears safety Chris Harris lost his starting job, was rendered inactive for Sunday’s game and has formally requested to be traded.
Though listed as doubtful with a sprained MCL, Bears defensive end Julius Pepper is active for Sunday night’s contest against the Vikings.
Chris Harris and Brandon Meriweather are expected to be benched in favor of Major Wright and Chris Conte for Sunday’s game. Wright and Conte are expected to get the first-team reps at strong and free safety, respectively, during Thursday’s practice.
The Bears may have won Sunday, but Smith torched the Bears secondary for 181 yards on eight catches as the defense surrender 543 yards of total offense to the Panther.