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Chicago Bears Expecting More Pressure from Noticably Quiet Julius Peppers
September 11th, 2013 at 7:02 PM
***PHOTO1*** Bears Pro-Bowl defensive lineman Julius Peppers battled injuries throughout the preseason, and there were concerns about his availability for the regular season opener.  Peppers started, last Sunday against the Bengals, but you might not have known it from watching the game.  Peppers finished with no tackles, no quarterback hits, and...

Chicago Bears Expect Julius Peppers to See Action at Oakland Raiders
August 21st, 2013 at 1:38 PM
***PHOTO1*** Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman expects star defensive end Julius Peppers to see his first preseason game action Friday, when the team faces off against the Oakland Raiders. Peppers has been battling a sore hamstring, but was expected to be able to suit up last week against the San Diego Chargers....

Jared Allen Fined $21,000 for Hit on Chicago Bears’ Lance Louis
November 29th, 2012 at 8:30 AM
***PHOTO1*** Jared Allen's hit on Lance Louis will cost Louis the rest of the 2012-13 season as the guard tore his ACL on the play. The same hit will cost Allen $21,000. ***VIDEO1*** Allen hit Louis while blocking after an Antoine Winfield interception. Louis didn't see Allen coming, and his left leg was...

Aldon Smith Embarrasses Chicago Bears’ Offensive Line in 32-7 San Francisco 49er Victory
November 20th, 2012 at 7:33 AM
***VIDEO1*** Pancake blocks are a stat usually kept for offensive lineman in the NFL. On Monday night, Aldon Smith pancaked a plethora of Chicago Bears lineman on his way to Jason Campbell 5.5 times -- a new Monday Night Football record. Whether he was matched up on J'Marcus Webb or Gabe Carimi,...

Chicago Bears: Can They Stop DeMarcus Ware?
October 1st, 2012 at 2:23 PM
***VIDEO1*** Simply put, probably not. J'Marcus Webb has received a bunch of flack for his play to this point in the season, and life won't get any easier on him in Week 4 on Monday Night Football when the Chicago Bears play the Dallas Cowboys. DeMarcus Ware will be lined up against him...

Chicago Bears: Key to Beating the Indianapolis Colts
September 6th, 2012 at 1:43 PM
Make no mistake about it, the Chicago Bears are heavy favorites in their Week 1 matchup vs. the Indianapolis Colts. Chicago is coming into the game with great expectations, but there is one area of the field where the Bears must perform well if they want to win. That is on the...

Shea McClellin Earning Respect on the Defensive Line
July 30th, 2012 at 10:54 AM
***VIDEO1*** Chicago Bears rookie defensive end Shea McClellin isn't going to start just because he's a high first round draft pick. The Bears have let it be known that the rookie from Boise State needs to earn that right and so far in training camp, he's doing exactly that.  Defensive Coordinator Rod...

5 More Questions Entering Chicago Bears Camp
July 24th, 2012 at 3:16 PM
***PHOTO1*** Yesterday we touched on 5 questions entering Chicago Bears training camp, and with camp opening tomorrow, we ask five more questions that need to be answered in training camp.  1. How Will Matt Forte's Contract Dispute Effect Him? Last week the Bears and Forte were able to settle their differences and agree...

Chicago Bears Pass Rush to Focus on Pressure
July 24th, 2012 at 2:33 PM
***PHOTO1*** The key for the Chicago Bears defense this year will be the amount of pressure placed on opposing quarterbacks. Not how often they're brought down. If the guys up front can create pressure, there is a higher chance for a mistake and a turnover. In the Tampa-2 defensive scheme, everyone's a ball...

Chicago Bears Draft Shea McClellin with 19th Pick in 2012 NFL Draft
April 27th, 2012 at 4:13 PM
Heading into the draft, the Chicago Bears knew what their needs were. One of the biggest was a pass-rusher opposite Julius Peppers. ***VIDEO1*** So with the 19th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, they selected Shea McClellin from Boise State to fill that role. McClellin recorded 20.5 sacks and 33 tackles for loss...