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Defense still difficult to watch after win over Jags

Our beloved Bears are 2-0 after a 20-19 comeback win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday night at Soldier Field, but big question marks remain when it comes to the defense. Jacksonville put up 13 first quarter points against the 1st team defense giving up big chunks of yardage and back breaking penalties that kept […]

August 2014 by jeremymolchan

Jennings and Ratliff not practicing today

A pair of defensive starters out of Bears practice today. Defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff is sitting out and cornerback Tim Jennings is out of practice once again as he continues to be hampered by a bad quad. Jennings tweeted this morning, “so frustrating” stating his displeasure with the injury that has him sidelined for the […]

July 2014 by jeremymolchan

All picks signed in time for rookie mini camp

The Bears have done something very surprising, they have signed all their draft picks prior to this weekends rookie mini camp. Third round pick Will Sutton signed a four year deal this morning. The two time Pac 12 defensive player of the year had 17 sacks as a defensive tackle the last two seasons for […]

May 2014 by jeremymolchan

Fuller gets his deal signed

The Bears are the 1st team to sign their 1st round pick from the 2014 draft. Defensive back Kyle Fuller has agreed to a four year deal with an option for a fifth year according to multiple sources. The corner back from Virginia Tech was touted by some as the best defensive back in the […]

May 2014 by jeremymolchan

Can Phil Make Magic Again?

With the draft a week away all Bears fans are wondering what Phil Emery has up his sleeve this year. Last year with his first pick Phil went with at the time a highly questionable pick of  Kyle Long.

The offensive guard from  Oregon was at best a late second round pick in most mock drafts. Phil saw something in Long and wanted to get him off the board before someone else did. And that gamble paid off. Long had a stellar season at guard for a overall productive Bears offensive line. Even being selected to the Pro Bowl as a rookie.

This year all speculation leads to the Bears looking to add some pieces to a aging defense that struggled with injuries last season. With the offseason free agent signings of  Lamar Houston and Willie Young. And bringing back players like Charles Tillman and Nate Collins the front office looks to be focused on the defense.  With a need for players at the defensive tackle and safety position it’s anyone’s guess who the Bears have on there radar.

The latest mock draft from  ESPN’s Mel Kiper has the Bears drafting CB Justin Gilbert of Oklahoma State. Gilbert who has been called “The most talented cover corner in this year’s draft class” has great speed and size. He has had some off the field issues and is known to have a short temper. A top 15 projected pick could potentially be there at 14 for the Bears.

In most other mock drafts including ESPN’s Todd McShay at 14 the have the Bears selecting the Defensive Tackle out of Pittsburgh Aaron Donald.  The 6’1 287 pound tackle stock soared after his combine and pro day. He’s projected as the number 1 defensive tackle in the draft. He would fit very well into the Bears scheme and with a need for a run stopper he seems like a great fit.

In a week we will know. Until then it is all speculation.  And as Geno Smith and myself learned from previous drafts. No-one really knows who’s going where. Phil Emery has shown he isn’t scared to go against the grain. So all we can do is sit back and watch along with the rest of the world on Thursday May 8th.

Two more free agent signings

GM Phil Emery continues to find pieces hopeful to finishing up a puzzle that leads the Bears back to the postseason. Two free agent signings this morning, the bigger of the two being veteran defensive end Willie Young from the Detroit Lions. Young, to be 29 next season, finally got a chance to start for […]

March 2014 by jeremymolchan

Back to the drawing board

Per Adam Schefter, free agent defensive end Michael Bennett has resigned with the Seattle Seahawks.  Four year deal worth 34 million dollars.  Rumors earlier had the Bears at that same amount per year, 8.5 million, but obviously this news means the Bears will need to go a different direction.

March 2014 by jeremymolchan

Free agency rumors heating up

There is strong indication that the Bears are in the mix to land free agent defensive end Michael Bennett when the free agency period begins tomorrow for the NFL. The Bears may have the inside track with Micheal’s brother, Martellus, already a member of the Bears and Martellus has been very vocal in regards for […]

March 2014 by jeremymolchan

Changes to the defense

Marc Trestman speaking with the media in Indianapolis as the NFL combine is set to get underway indicated that 2012 1st round pick Shea McClellin will move from defensive end to linebacker for the 2014 season. A surprise is the status of Jonathan Bostic who will be moved around as well. “We know one thing […]

February 2014 by jeremymolchan

Bears Tag Henry Melton

Henry Melton, considered one of the top free agents the Bears wanted to re-sign, has now been tagged by Chicago for this season. The tag means that he will make almost 8 and a half million dollars this season, unless a longer-term deal is agreed upon. Right now, the Bears have him tagged in order […]

March 2013 by chrbro