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Sam Householder

  • joined Apr 21, 2008
  • last login Jul 11, 2014
  • posts 317
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I'm a photojournalist and I live in Indiana.

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Chicago Bears free agency signing grades

141

As the dust settles on the early part of the NFL free agency frenzy, how do the Bears grade out?

Bears free agency frenzy: Bennett or Johnson?

57

The Bears are reportedly going to go hard after free agent defensive ends Michael Bennett and Michael Johnson. Which Michael would look better on the Bears defense?

Bears free agent priority: safety or DL?

139

Should the Bears be focused on a top flight defensive lineman or a safety when free agency opens next week?

Bears taking care of their own free agents

77

The Bears have done a good job of re-signing their own players ahead of free agency next week, but there are a few more they need to get done.

Which Combine drill projects the best future DL?

74

While much is made of 40-yard dash times, the drills that actually projects the most success for defensive linemen is the 3-cone drill. Which DL had the best times?

Bears should cut Bush, draft a running back

62

Cutting Michael Bush would not only free up cap space but allow the Bears to draft a back with the potential to spell Matt Forte and perhaps become a starter.

Tucker will right the Bears defense

64

The Bears defense will improve under Mel Tucker in 2014 provided that Phil Emery and Marc Trestman give him the right players.

How does Cutler perform in the clutch?

69

Jerry Angelo said that Jay Cutler is "inconsistent" in the clutch, do the numbers back up his point?

Which Olympic sport would Bears players compete in

24

The Winter Olympics are underway and that got us thinking, which events would Chicago Bears players take part in?

Which Super Bowl winner could help the Bears most?

45

The Bears are rebuilding their defense in order to complete for a championship. The Super Bowl champion Seahawks have the best defense in the league. Do they have a player that, if the Bears could poach, would make a difference?

Is Matt Forte still underrated?

67

After six NFL seasons and two Pro-Bowls, the Bears running back is not always mentioned as a top back in the league. What is his place in Bears history so far?

How close are the Bears to winning a Super Bowl?

69

The Bears haven't won a championship in 28 years but with chairman George McCaskey, general manager Phil Emery and head coach Marc Trestman, how far are the Bears from hoisting a Lombardi Trophy?

Tell Goodell to stop messing with the NFL

57

Roger Goodell keeps trotting out new ideas to change the NFL. It's already the best and most popular sport in the country so why mess with a good thing?

2013 Bears penalty breakdown

14

Were the Bears more disciplined in 2013 then they were in 2012? WCG breaks down the offensive and defensive penalties levied against Chicago.

Was Marc Trestman the right hire?

105

It's been one year since the Bears hired Marc Trestman to the be the team's 14th head coach. Was it the right move?

Draft Targets

422

As the offseason ramps up for non-playoff teams the focus will shift to the draft. Who are some names to know as the Bears begin the pre-draft process.

2013 stat predictions revisited

16

Last summer WCG set over and unders for individual and team performances for the season. We reflect on those predictions. How did we do?

What is Jay Cutler's Bears legacy?

105

Jay Cutler signed a new deal this week to be the Bears' franchise QB for the next few years but what is his signature game with the Bears?

Which position group cost the Bears the game?

203

For the second week in a row the Bears squandered an opportunity to win the division and get in the playoffs. Which position groups take most of the responsibility for the wasted opportunity?

Which Bears position group played the worst?

113

The Bears laid an absolute egg Sunday night with it all there for the taking. Which position group should take on most of the blame?

Bears-Eagles will be an offensive display

31

Sunday Night Football's matchup pits one of the league's best rushing attacks against one of the worst rushing defenses, and one of the best passing offenses against one of the worst pass defenses. What does that mean for each team?

Grading the Bears-Browns game

25

How did each phase of the game fare against the Browns in yesterday's 38-31 win?

Has Marc Trestman made the right QB decision?

216

Marc Trestman has made several bold decisions as a first-year head coach but none are bigger than the decision to bench the red-hot Josh McCown for Jay Cutler.

Bears offensive players on record pace

53

During tonight's game against the Cowboys the Bears could surpass some big milestones on their way to being one of the best offenses Chicago has ever had.

Do the Bears have a scheduling disadvantage?

19

When the Bears play the Cowboys on Monday night it will be the third game this year that the Bears face an opponent who has had extra time to prepare for the game.

Positional grades for Bears-Vikings

16

Much of the blame for Sunday's loss to the Vikings has been put on head coach Marc Trestman. But how did each position grade, though?

Adrian Peterson will dominate the Bears Sunday

30

The Bears have struggled against the run this year and just when it is getting to its worst, the Bears face Adrian Peterson. Peterson could have a career day against the team.

Grading the Bears loss to the Rams

78

How did each unit grade out in the Bears' 42-21 loss to the Rams in St. Louis Sunday?

No controversy: Cutler is better than McCown

177

While there have been attempts at igniting a quarterback controversy in Chicago, unlike in past years, this one holds no weight: Cutler is better than McCown for the Bears.

Positional grades for Bears-Ravens

25

How did each position group fare in yesterday's overtime win against Baltimore?

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