Sam Householder

  • joined Apr 21, 2008
  • last login Jul 12, 2014
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I'm a photojournalist and I live in Indiana.

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Bears WR Wilson has high expectations in 2014


After spending the offseason training with established receiver teammates Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall, expectations for second-year WR Marquess Wilson have grown. He'll be expected to step up in 2014, but is he ready?

Stepping up in 2014: Jon Bostic


Last year's second-round pick Jonathan Bostic will hopefully have more impact on defense this season after getting his feet wet in his rookie year on a struggling unit.

McNabb on Cutler: "You couldn't get it done"


Former NFL quarterback turned analysis had some harsh words for the Bears signal caller saying Jay Cutler hasn't gotten it done and needs to deliver in 2014.

What's the worst play in Bears history?


The Bears and their fans have been gut-punched many times in team history. Which on-field play that sunk the Bears is your worst memory?

Bears position battles to watch


With the offseason activities coming to end, it's time to take a look at the roster and circle which position battles should be watched closely when training camp opens next month.

Bears chairman George has Bears on the right path


George McCaskey took over the Bears three years ago and has erased doubts about ownership by setting a new tone for the organization. And giving fans hope.

Which over-30 DE will be more effective in 2014?


The NFC North saw a couple of notable defensive ends switch teams this offseason. Which player on the wrong side of 30 has more left in the tank?

How do you define a draft bust?


There are many ways of looking at a draft bust. Looking back at some notorious players in Bears history, not all of them should be considered draft busts. How do you define the term?

Jeffery: Marshall and I are the NFL's two best WRs


Alshon Jeffery told The Sporting News he and Brandon Marshall are the two best receivers in the league. That's debatable, but the pair needs a nickname.

Could Johnny Manziel be more hated than Jay Cutler


Jay Cutler and Johnny Manziel are polarizing figures who are disliked for trivial reasons. Could Cutler's spot atop the "hated for no reason" mantel be in jeopardy?

Video: Soldier Field National Anthem


Take a moment and think about our veterans today and enjoy this video of Jim Cornelison singing the national anthem from 2011.

The transformation of Brandon Marshall


Brandon Marshall came to Chicago as a talented player who might have been on his last chance in the NFL. Two years later he's a model player with one of the best makeover stories in the league.

Bears offense will "broaden" in its second season


The Bears did major reshuffling on the defensive side of the ball over the winter, but what about the offense? Minor changes were made to staff members titles but how will that affect what's seen on the field?

Bears sign Sutton; entire draft class in the fold


The Bears finished up signing their entire 2014 draft class this morning, being the first NFL team to do so. They get it done less than a week after the draft began.

Which Bears rookies will impact the team in 2014?


The Bears added eight rookies to the team over the weekend. Which players will make an impact their rookie season?

Which position should the Bears draft in round 2?


The Bears crossed off one need at No. 14 when they took cornerback Kyle Fuller. However with plenty of needs and only a few safeties left, which position should the Bears address in round two?

Drafting "developmental" quarterbacks is a myth


The Bears were thought to be interested in drafting a quarterback to develop and groom behind Jay Cutler until Phil Emery shot it down. Does history truly suggest that developmental quarterbacks are a myth?

Who is on the Bears short list for the 14th pick?


Bears general manager Phil Emery said Thursday that the team was narrowing its search to six players for the teams first round pick next week. Who might those four be and who is likely to be there when the Bears are on the clock?

Monday video: Marshall and Jeffery highlights


Why not take a break from your mundane Monday with a nice football highlight video?

How does Chicago fare indoors and on turf?


The Bears play only two games indoors in 2014 and they play five games on artificial turf. How have they fared in these conditions recently?

Does team chemistry matter in the NFL?


The Chicago Bears begin their official offseason program this week but many members of the team spent weeks together this winter training together. Will it impact the Bears on-field?

The Bears Den: April 21, 2014


All the latest Chicago Bears free agency and offseason news & notes.

Best Bears first round pick of the last 10 drafts?


The Bears haven't had the best track record for drafting over the last decade so who was the best pick?

Which 2013 Bears rookie will step up in 2014?


The Bears had six draft picks last year, three on each side of the ball. Which one will make the biggest leap in production in year two?

Which NFL draft prospects have the Bears met with?


As the draft creeps up teams continue to do their homework on prospects and bring in players for their 30 allotted pre-draft visits. Whom have the Bears met with?

Could Donald be drafted before the Bears pick?


Aaron Donald is ranked as the best DT in the draft. While the Bears seem like a slam dunk for him to land at, is there a team that could grab him before the Bears get on the clock?

Buyer beware: Jared Allen could be on the downside


While many are championing the Jared Allen signing, history and advanced stats say that the Bears might not be getting what they paid for.

Late-round offensive draft prospects for the Bears


The Bears' draft will be defensive heavy but by day three of the draft the team could address depth and competition at certain offensive positions.

Which free agent will the Bears miss most?


The Bears have let several familiar players go during free agency but is there one that would have had a major impact and will be missed? Or is there one that fans wish could have stayed?

How free agency will affect the Bears' draft


Free agency usually influences how a team will draft a of couple months later. As the Bears have made moves to improve the defensive line in free agency, is it still a slam dunk that they will take a DT in the first round?

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