Like Jay Cutler, Ben Roethlisberger and Michael Vick received intense scrutiny for things that happened off the football field. While Cutler’s criticism didn’t steam from legal or serious personal issues, the solution is still the same.
Let’s get one thing straight, first: Ben Roethlisberger did some bad things. The knee-jerk yelp of “he was never charged with anything!” is meaningless, when we consider the facts of the two publicized cases, the NFL’s own investigation of his behavior, and the quarterback’s stated contrition.
Since 1980, the Pro Bowl has been played in Hawaii. The future of where the Pro Bowl will be played is uncertain past 2012, but the players want to keep it in Hawaii and who can blame them?
As soon the Packers’ late interception of Michael Vick sealed the certainty that the 8-9 Seattle Seahawks — the worst NFL team to ever win a playoff game — would face the Bears Sunday at noon, the sides of my head started doing what they do…
The Packers had little to worry about during the first half leading 14-3. The second half brought out more fight from the Eagles as they pushed within five points of tying, but an interception in the final minute ended Philadelphia’s push.
The Eagles are more worried about Michael Vick’s injured leg than another attack on his dogfighting past.
The Chicago Bears are hoping to play better in the frigid weather against the Vikings than they did against the Patriots. The Bears defense know they need to get turnovers and haven’t been able to accomplish this in two weeks. They also know they could face QB Joe Webb and have been preparing to stop Adrian Peterson.
The Bears are who they are. They trust their schemes and rely on their players to make plays. And when that combination works, the wins pile up.
Tom Brady is putting together a MVP-caliber season. And despite the expected weather conditions for Sunday’s game, stopping the Patriots’ quarterback will be no easy task for the Bears’ defense.
The Bears are looking for their fifth straight win as they visit Detroit. They made their mark as a top NFC contender after defeating the Eagles last week and the Lions are starting their third string quarterback. If the Bears continue to play as well as they did against Philadelphia, this could be an easy win.
The Bears are finally giving Jay Cutler some protection after changing up the rotation several times due to player performance and injuries. They finally have the right mix.
Earlier this month in his weekly Sports Illustrated Q&A, Dan Patrick posed the question to Brian Urlacher, “Best team in the NFC now?”
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Michael Vick’s athletic ability might give some defensive coordinators and opposing head coaches nightmares. But Lovie Smith feels that his defense is set up to stop players like Vick.
The Eagles are the second best scoring team in the NFL, while the Bears are tied with the Packers for the stingiest in allowing points. As CBS 2’s Megan Mawicke reports, something’s gotta give on Sunday.
Earlier in the week Lovie Smith said that he wouldn’t change his defense to account for Michael Vick. Bears analyst Tom Thayer believes that Smith won’t, and knows how the Bears can shut Vick down.
Preparing for Michael Vick will more than likely be on the minds of the Bears players and coaches the entire week. The great debate is whether or not to spy Vick with Brian Urlacher. Moon Mullin, for one, doesn’t want to see a spy.