Sam Householder

  • joined Apr 21, 2008
  • last login Aug 19, 2014
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I'm a photojournalist and I live in Indiana.

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Seahawks pose litmus test for new-look Bears


The Bears visit the defending Super Bowl champions Friday for the most anticipated of the four preseason games Friday. If the Bears want to achieve their goals in 2014, it starts by showing they...

Live journal: Bears-Jaguars preseason game


A rolling live-read of my thoughts and analysis while watching the Bears and Jaguars play a meaningless Monday Night Football game on Thursday night.

Bears vs. Eagles: What to watch for


Who are the players and which position battles will be in the spotlight during the first preseason game tonight when the Bears take on the Eagles at Soldier Field.

Bears have better back up plan in 2014


Roster depth was addressed in the offseason by the Bears, but lack of experience and reps is being addressed in training camp.

Bears quarterback taking reps with the back ups


Early in training camp Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has been taking practice repetitions with the back ups in addition to the starters. It should make the offense better in many ways.

The Chicago Bears should bring back Kyle Orton


After six seasons spent elsewhere it's time for a Kyle Orton-Chicago Bears reunion. He should finish his career where it started, while solidifying the depth of the most important position on the...

Chicago Bears training camp preview


The long offseason's end is finally in sight. Which storylines, concerns and position battles will be followed closely?

Does your town have any NFL connections?


NFL players come from all over the country, and when they play they live anywhere around the cities. Does your city have any connections to a current or former NFL player or athlete?

Where does Bennett rank among the league's TEs?


Martellus Bennett had a career year during his first season in Chicago. Where do a couple of writers rank him among his peers?

Will Chris Conte bounce back in 2014?


The face of the Bears' defensive struggles last season is slated to return from surgery in time for training camp where he will be competing for his job with veterans and rookies alike. Can Chris...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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?

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