Steven Schweickert

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This Week at WCG: July 19th, 2014


The continuation of Lester's Top Ten Bears, an interview with Kyle Long, and thoughts on Marc Trestman's placement in NFL head coach power rankings headlined this week at WCG.

This Week at WCG: July 12, 2014


If you missed anything at Windy City Gridiron this week, we've recapped everything in one easy-to-find place.

Winning with a Backup QB and other Camp Questions


Greg Gabriel's Chicago Bears preview over at the National Football Post inspired some questions as we head into July and training camp.

This Week at WCG: July 5th, 2014


Even though the offseason is here, we still have plenty of things to discuss. We're bringing you up to speed on what's been going on at WCG.

There's Hope for Chris Conte in 2014


We take a numerical and statistical look into the awful seasons of Chris Conte and Major Wright to answer the question: Is Chris Conte an NFL safety?

This Week at WCG: June 28, 2014


We're in the true depths of the offseason, so with very little happening in the NFL, we're bringing you up to speed on what's happened here at WCG this week.

This is Jay Cutler's Time to Perform


Now that the Bears' offense is in place, the parts around Cutler improved, and his contract secured, it's Cutler's time to show why the Bears have invested so heavily in him.

Bears' Defense Building for Long Term Success


The Bears will head into 2014 with at least five and possibly up to seven new starters, adding several new free agents. How do those roster additions help the team's long-term future?

Defensive Adjustments Making a Difference


The Bears made numerous changes to their defensive personnel, but so far in OTAs, the biggest changes are coming from the new additions to the coaching staff.

Bears Offensive Stability has Never Been Better


The Bears' offseason will be dictated by the success of the newly rebuilt defense, but don't underestimate the work put into keeping the core of the offense together.

One Year Ago, Brian Urlacher Retired


One year ago on Friday, Brian Urlacher retired from the NFL after two months of searching for a new team. We offer our thoughts on the Bears since then.

Chicago Bears Rookie Minicamp Day 2 Tidbits


Day two of the weekend's three-day minicamp is in the books, and here's what's notable from it.

WCG Stream: Post-NFL Draft Edition


We've had a lot to digest over the last three days - let's talk about the full picture!

Chicago Bears 2014 Undrafted Free Agents


The Bears signed a couple of intriguing undrafted free agents. Does anybody catch your eye?

PFF Rates Kyle Long


Kyle Long rated behind Larry Warford and Travis Frederick according to Pro Football Focus, but the rookie still has room to put together consistency.

Can the Post-Free-Agency Bears Contend?


Have the moves the Bears made so far allowed them to become contenders for the NFC North?

2014 NFL Draft: NIU Safety Jimmie Ward


If the Bears don't take a safety in the first round, Jimmie Ward might be an option for them in Round 2.

2014 NFL Draft: Florida CB Marcus Roberson


We start looking a little deeper than the first round, checking out defensive back Marcus Roberson

Marshall Wants to Stay a Bear


Brandon Marshall wants to stay a Bear, and he says he wants a deal that allows the team to stay together.

2014 NFL Draft: Mizzou DE Kony Ealy


We look at Tigers defensive end Kony Ealy. Would you be interested in him at the 14th overall pick?

What is Marquess Wilson's Role in 2014?


The Bears may be clearing out space for last year's seventh-round draft pick to get some opportunities. How do you feel about this?

Hester Thinks He Can Play Receiver


Devin Hester said that he'd be open to playing receiver for his new team, whomever it is, after shutting the Bears down for his receiving services this season. The Bears know how Hester as a...

Bears Cut Bush, Attempting to Trade Peppers


The Bears made Michael Bush a cap casualty, and there are reports that Julius Peppers is being shopped.

Bears Re-sign Collins, Palmer to One-Year Deals


The Bears re-signed defensive tackle Nate Collins and quarterback Jordan Palmer on Sunday night.

2014 NFL Draft: Ra'shede Hageman


We turn our attention to Ra'shede Hageman, a defensive lineman with some very interesting tangible attributes. What are your thoughts?

Rebuilding the Bears' Defense in 2014


The Bears' offense quickly rose to the top of the league in 2013. Is such a move in the cards for the defense? Don't get your hopes up.

2014 NFL Draft: DL Aaron Donald


Today we turn our attention to Aaron Donald, the defensive tackle from Pitt. Would you be interested in Donald at 14?

WCG Madden Stream: The Ultimate Team


In this edition of the Madden Stream, we're unboxing a brand-new Ultimate Team!

2014 NFL Draft: DT Timmy Jernigan


Our draft profiles continue with defensive lineman Timmy Jernigan. Are you interested in him?

2014 NFL Draft: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix


WCG's look at the draft gets underway, and our first look is at Alabama safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.

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