Lincoln

Sam Householder

  • joined Apr 21, 2008
  • last login Aug 22, 2014
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I'm a photojournalist and I live in Indiana.

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User Blog

Does team chemistry matter in the NFL?

60

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

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

Best Bears first round pick of the last 10 drafts?

104

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?

53

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?

108

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?

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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

129

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

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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?

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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

128

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...

Chicago Bears free agency signing grades

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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?

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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?

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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

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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?

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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...

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

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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?

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