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Former Bears great Doug Buffone passes away at age 70

Doug Buffone, one of the most underrated and unappreciated players in Chicago Bears history passed away at his Chicago home on Monday. He was 70-years old. Buffone turned in a solid 14-year at Outside Linebacker for the Bears, tying him for second place in team history for games played. He finished with 24 interceptions, tops among Bears linebackers. A fourth-round draft [...]
Via Bears Claws
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Former Bears linebacker Doug Buffone dies at age 70

One of the most popular Chicago Bears alumni has passed away. Former Bears linebacker Doug Buffone was found dead in his home on Monday morning. He was 70 years old.The Chicago Bears are a team with filled with history and Buffone certainly played a big role in writing it.The Chicago Bears drafted Buffone in the fourth round of the 1966 NFL Draft and he went on to play 15 seasons...
Via Pro Football Spot
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Former Chicago Bears linebacker Doug Buffone dead at 70

CHICAGO (AP) Former Chicago Bears linebacker Doug Buffone has been found dead in his home. Chicago Police spokesman Officer Thomas Sweeney says paramedics and police were summoned Monday to a home on the city's West Side and found a 70-year-old man dead due to natural causes. The man was later identified as Buffone, who played 14 seasons for the Bears. Buffone retired after the...
Via AP on Fox
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Doug Buffone, former Bears linebacker, dies at 70

  Former Chicago Bears linebacker Doug Buffone has been found dead in his home. Chicago Police spokesman Officer Thomas Sweeney says paramedics and police were summoned Monday to a home on the city's West Side and found a 70-year-old man dead because of natural causes. The man was later identified as Buffone, who played 15 seasons for the Bears. Buffone retired after the 1979 season...
Via AP on Fox
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Five questions to ask Ryan Pace and John Fox

With NFL Draft preparations nearing their climax, here are five questions we’d like to ask the Chicago Bears brain trust of Ryan Pace and John Fox. 1. What’s the likelihood the Bears will use their seventh overall pick in a trade? Possible answer: With just six picks, the Bears are more likely to trade down in an effort to stockpile draft [...]
Via Bears Claws
1 day ago  |  Discuss

5 Bears Who Could Break Out in 2015

View image | gettyimages.com Bears fans are going into this year’s draft with a sense of relief and excitement: relief that the previous regime is no longer in control, and excitement about which prospects will be selected. This is the time of year where we count the days in anticipation of the Bears’ pick. We assess dozens of players, read countless articles, and try to forecast...
Via TopSportsReport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

5 potential selections for Chicago Bears in 2015 NFL Draft

John David Mercer-USA TODAY SportsThe Chicago Bears have had a complete overhaul in the front office and coaching staff this offseason, and for good reason. The previous regime under Phil Emery and Marc Trestman was weak-minded — as the team lacked mental toughness and the effort that is needed to succeed in as tough a league as the NFL. However, there was a benefit from all of...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Greatest Chicago Bears NFL Draft Pick At Every Position

The NFL draft is approaching fast and the Chicago Bears are hoping to land the next great player or players to take the team to the top of the pro football mountain.  It makes one wonder about drafts past and who the best players were.  So in an effort to give a run through of past team success, here is a look at the top names selected by Chicago at every position. Punter Todd...
Via Sports Mockery
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New Bears safety Antrel Rolle: I want be a playmaker

New Chicago Bears safety Antrel Rolle has been on a Super Bowl winner with the New York Giants in 2011, and knows what it takes for a team to get to the next level. Rolle brings veteran leadership to the Bears defensive secondary and he says chemistry is the foundation for success. “I feel like the camaraderie here is great,” Rolle said, via ChicagoBears.com. “I feel like...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NFC Notes: Bears, Lions, Packers, Panthers, & Vikings

Bears Michael C. Wright of ESPN writes that the Bears’ decision to sign Lamarr Houston to a five-year, $35 million contract looks terrible in hindsight. Wright is skeptical about him moving to outside linebacker given that he’s never been a real pass-rushing threat. Wright believes the Bears seriously need to consider drafting a running back ... The post NFC Notes: Bears, Lions...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: Marcus Mariota v. Jay Cutler

Jay Cutler is the definition of a tease. He will show glimpses of his elite potential like in week 2 of the 2014 season for example. He led the Bears back from 17 down on the road, to beat the San Francisco 49ers 28-20. Effectively spoiling the electric atmosphere of the 49ers debuting their new stadium. His numbers weren’t gaudy, he only threw for 176 yards, but he threw four...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Can this Colorado State quarterback replace Jay Cutler for the Chicago Bears?

Even if the Chicago Bears cannot move Jay Cutler and his massive contract this offseason, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the front office has no intention of making him the franchise quarterback going forward. A couple of days ago the team hosted Jameis Winston. Now they’re looking at another top prospect at the position… AROUND COVER32 Bold Predictions: Five things...
Via cover32
3 days ago  |  Discuss

John Fox changing the culture of Bears

One of new Chicago Bears' coach John Fox's goals for this offseason was to begin the process of changing the culture of the team. Former coach Marc Trestman was a progressive thinker, who liked to think outside the box; however, Fox is a old school coach that wants his team firmly wrapped up in the box. “[The program is] more team-oriented,” Fox said, via CSN Chicago. ...
Via 60 Max Power O
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Finding the Chicago Bears An Ideal Rookie Quarterback

Will it be Marcus Mariota or Jameis Winston?  One can always hope, but in all honesty the logical thought process suggests the Chicago Bears simply don’t have the firepower to go up the board to get either of those top QB prospects in the 2015 draft class.  Still, that doesn’t mean they won’t take a quarterback at some point. So if not them, then who? All signs indicate that...
Via Sports Mockery
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WR Eddie Royal ready to help Jay Cutler get back on track

New Chicago Bears wide receiver Eddie Royal has a history with quarterback Jay Cutler, dating back to their days in Denver, and teh pass catcher is ready to start building a comfort level with his old signal caller. “I played with Jay before, so that was very important just having that comfort level with him,” Royal said, via ChicagoBears.com. “I played for coach Fox...
Via 60 Max Power O
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: Matt Forte absent from voluntary workouts

Chicago Bears veteran running back Matt Forte was absent from the team’s first voluntary workouts on Monday. Most reports claim that this is Forte’s way of telling the organization that he is unhappy with his current contract situation. Forte has one year left on his current deal, which he signed back in 2012. It is unknown with the new Bears regime, whether the team plans to...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears Begin Offseason Workout Program

After nearly a four-month absence of football, Chicago Bears fans have a reason to be excited.Phase 1 of the Chicago Bears nine-week voluntary offseason program began on Monday morning as head coach John Fox was finally able to address his team for the first time.Fox’s message to the team during the first meeting was straight to the point.“Be ready to win championships,” safety...
Via Pro Football Spot
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Matt Forte of the Chicago Bears gearing up for a holdout?

The Chicago Bears kicked off the first phase of their 2015 season on on Monday, but one of the most important cogs in their machine was missing. According to a report by Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, running back Matt Forte no-showed… AROUND COVER32 2015 NFL Draft Preview: The top-10 safeties on the board Power Rankings: Rating every NFL team from 1-32 in mid-April “Amid...
Via cover32
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jameis Winston to Visit Chicago Bears This Week

A report by NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport is confirming that the Chicago Bears will host Jameis Winston for a pre-draft visit this week. It’s not going to be one of those generic meet and greet sessions. Winston is expected to spend Wednesday and Thursday in the Windy City. This is surely a case of due diligence on the Bears part. It would take some tricky maneuvering from the team...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Forte defends missing Bears voluntary workouts

While we shouldn’t read too much into this, it’s still something to keep an eye on moving forward. Having to deal with his third coaching staff in four years, Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte was a no-show for the team’s first voluntary workouts of the spring. Forte, who is working out on his own, apparently informed the Bears that he wouldn’t be on hand with the rest...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears sign C Will Montgomery

The Bears got a little younger, a little cheaper, and a little better at center this week. They released Roberto Garza, saving them 1.1 million on the cap, replacing him with Will Montgomery, who will make just 900K in 2015. Montgomery is no spring chicken, going into his age 32 season, part of why he was available for so little, but he’s younger than Garza, who is going into his...
Via The Football Fan Spot
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: 7-round mock, 2nd edition

Round 1, Pick 7: Vic Beasley, Outside linebacker/defensive end, Clemson Even with the recent signings of Pernell McPhee and Jarvis Jenkins, the Bears lack depth and considerable experience on the defensive edge. While Dante Fowler of Florida is a more complete player, Beasley is more likely to be on the board when the seventh pick rolls around. He carried his added weight (which...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears Mock Draft #1

With the 2015 NFL Draft just weeks away, the focus shifts for the new Chicago Bears brain trust of GM Ryan Pace and head coach John Fox. After a slow start to free agency, the Bears became major players in the secondary free agent market, looking for one-year bargains to supplement the current roster. While free agency continues and there’s [...]
Via Bears Claws
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Bears considering trading Cutler, drafting Mariota

Marcus Mariota is a huge wild card as we inch closer to the NFL draft. The former Oregon star has been linked to just about every team in the top half of the draft and a few more beyond that. Have the Chicago Bears emerged as a suitor? According to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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