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Sam Householder

  • joined Apr 21, 2008
  • last login Jul 23, 2014
  • posts 321
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I'm a photojournalist and I live in Indiana.

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Emery smart not to extend players

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Phil Emery said he likely won't extend any players during the 2013 season. While this ruffled the feathers of the team's kicker, it is the smart move not to re-do deals with a first year coach.

Franchise QBs, the Bears and Cutler

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The Bears are going to figure out one or another that they need Cutler and Cutler is going to be the franchise QB for the immediate future. They have no other options.

Tillman is one of the best CBs in the NFL

39

Charles Tillman is one of the best NFL cornerbacks according to a well-respected football analytics website.

Should the NFL expand its season?

36

The debate about making the NFL season 18 games has been around for several years and it still hasn't gone away. Do you think it's a good idea?

How confident are you in the Bears' specialists?

20

The Bears have had excellent play for years at the specialist positions, will that trend continue or could there be a new player who upsets a veteran?

Confidence check: Defensive tackles

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Will the Bears have the interior defensive lineman to generate a consistent inside pass rush?

How confident are you in the Bears defensive ends?

41

How do the Bears shape up at defensive end? The Bears must replace one starter, will last year's first round draft pick take the next step in year two?

Bears release training camp schedule

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The Bears released the full practice schedule for their training camp at Olivet Nazarene University next month.

How confident are you in the Bears linebackers?

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Lots of new faces dot the Bears linebacking corps, both rookies and veterans. Will they be able to replace two of last year's starters, including franchise legend Brian Urlacher?

How confident are you in the Bears cornerbacks?

33

The Bears got great play from their cornerbacks last year and are returning the top three starters, but how does the back end of the position shape up?

How confident are you in the Bears' safeties?

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For the first time in years the Bears' safety carousel has stopped spinning, but how does the rest of the depth chart shape up?

How confident are you in the Bears' interior OL?

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Next up in our continuing confidence check series is the interior offensive line. With several new faces on the unit, will the play improve?

Confidence check: Offensive tackles

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The Bears offensive line has been in need of help for some time. The Bears made a splash in free agency and added help in the draft, will it be enough?

Chicago Bears should give JaMarcus Russell a shot

24

Much has been made about the Bears bringing in former no. 1 overall pick JaMarcus Russell. Russell could be a welcome addition to the Bears.

Bears use new strength program for explosive plays

29

New strength and conditioning coordinator Mike Clark is changing up how the Bears train, with an emphasis on creating explosive players.

Referees: NFL vs. other sports

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Is there real bias on the part of officials? Which league has the worst officials?

Chicago Bears and the military

15

For Memorial Day we reflect on the distinguished service and history of the relationship between the Chicago Bears and the United States military.

Urlacher not a "guaranteed" Hall of Famer

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According to one former NFL executive, Brian Urlacher is far from a slam dunk for Canton.

Bears players optimistic for 2013

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The optimism is at an all-time high this time of year before the upcoming season. Let's take a look back at what players and coaches were saying in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Bears sign first round pick Long to 4-year deal

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The Bears announced Friday night that they have reached an agreement with first round pick Kyle Long. The team now has its entire 2013 draft class under contract.

CBSSports ranks Cutler 19th among NFL QBs

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What do you think about Cutler beng ranked behind Cam Newton, Tony Romo and Josh Freeman?

Chicago Bears rebuilding OL from inside out

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Aaron Kromer and Marc Trestman will be rebooting the offensive line of the Chicago Bears using guards as the anchor points.

Poll: Which Bears rookie will have the most impact

47

The Bears are used to getting production out of young players, but who will it be from this year's draft class?

2013 Bears schedule breakdown: Weeks 5-9

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How will the Bears fare in the second quarter of the season against the likes of the Saints, Giants, Redskins and Packers.

Chicago Bears relying on player development

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Phil Emery has completed his second draft as an NFL general manager. He has shown that he looks for certain attributes in his picks with the hope and trust that the staff can develop them.

Poll: What position should the Bears target?

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After one round of the draft and the Bears scheduled to have only one pick on day two, which position should Chicago target at number 50?

2013 Chicago Bears pre-draft meetings

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A list of the players that the Chicago Bears have met with privately ahead of this weekend's NFL Draft.

Observations from Chicago Bears minicamp

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The highlights and observations that can be drawn from the Bears' first practices under their new head coach.

Bears sign former Jags G Eben Britton

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The Bears announced the signing of former Jacksonville Jaguars second round pick Eben Britton on Tuesday.

2013 Schedule: Bears potential prime time games

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The NFL's schedule release just days away and so it's time to take a look at which games could be slated for prime time.

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