Archive for the ‘Chicago Bears’ Category

Could Myles Garrett fall to the Bears?

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

If the Browns and the 49ers were to both pick quarterbacks with the first two picks, then the Bears would end up with the crown jewel of the 2017 NFL Draft: Myles Garrett. Because of that – plus the fact that they also have Pernell McPhee, Willie Young and (for now) Lamarr Houston – edge rusher isn’t a big need for them at the moment.

BAMA BONANZA: Allen, Howard lead Tide’s big draft class

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

Alabama's defense figures to resume its dominant ways during the NFL draft. Bedeviled by Deshaun Watson and Clemson in the national championship game loss , the Crimson Tide could have three defenders selected in the first round next week in Philadelphia. Overall, it's almost certain to be the deepest draft class of coach Nick Saban's decade-long tenure at Alabama.

Eddie Macon, first African-American to play for the Bears, dies at 90

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

Eddie Macon, who in 1952 became the first black player in Chicago Bears history, has died. He was 90. Born in 1927, Macon joined the Army as soon as he turned 18, just as World War II was ending, and was stationed in Japan for seven months. When he returned home he enrolled at the University of the Pacific, where he would recall years later that he was mostly treated well as the school’s first black football player. An exception to that, however, came when the team traveled to face LSU. Macon made the trip thinking he would play in the game, only to find out when he got there that LSU refused to play against a black player. Pacific’s team was also repeatedly refused service at restaurants because

Eddie Macon, first African-American to play for the Bears, dies at 90

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

Eddie Macon, who in 1952 became the first black player in Chicago Bears history, has died. He was 90. Born in 1927, Macon joined the Army as soon as he turned 18, just as World War II was ending, and was stationed in Japan for seven months. When he returned home he enrolled at the University of the Pacific, where he would recall years later that he was mostly treated well as the school’s first black football player. An exception to that, however, came when the team traveled to face LSU. Macon made the trip thinking he would play in the game, only to find out when he got there that LSU refused to play against a black player. Pacific’s team was also repeatedly refused service at restaurants because

Why the Bears will NOT go QB at No. 3

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Everyone knows that the quarterback is the most important position in the NFL. Some may argue that a dominant defense is key, which it is. But 90 percent of championship (or at least playoff) teams have a dependable, franchise quarterback. General manager

Breaking down the Bears’ 2017 schedule

Friday, April 21st, 2017

The league schedule for the 2017 NFL season is now public. If 2016 records are any indication, then it will likely be a long year for the Chicago Bears. They will face many challenges in the first four games of the season. #Bears September schedule:Sept

Thomas Demetrio represents David Dao, the United Airlines passenger who was forcibly removed from a flight

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Chicago lawyer Thomas Demetrio is representing David Dao, the United Airlines passenger who was forcibly removed when he refused to exit a flight at O'Hare International Airport. Demetrio already seems determined to hold United (NYSE: UAL) accountable. "Are we going to continue to just be treated like cattle? Bullied? Rude treatment?" Demetrio asked at a press conference last week. "We all have had enough ... angst for flying as it is. Don't treat the people who helped make you be the corporate entity you are like Dr. Dao was treated." Demetrio, dubbed the “everyman lawyer” by SuperLawyers Magazine, is ranked as one of the top 100 plaintiff's lawyers in the country, according to the Inner Circle

Bears: Pros and cons of picking a QB in Round 1

Monday, April 17th, 2017

The weeks leading up to the NFL Draft sure are a crazy time. One executive is “99 percent sure” the Chicago #Bears will wind up with a defensive back in Round 1. Many around the league expect #Bears to draft the first QB at No. 3 overall Trubisky and Watson being the likely candidates.

Evan Engram could be intriguing option for Bears

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

One rumor that seems to be growing stronger is Ole Miss tight end Evan Engram to the Chicago Bears. ‘‘I know they just lost Alshon [Jeffery], so they’re definitely looking for that big-body receiver,’’ Engram said. ‘‘They have Zach Miller.

11 of the Biggest NFL Draft Busts of All Time

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Scouts closely follow the careers of collegiate players in hopes of finding the next Adrian Peterson, Calvin Johnson, and Tom Brady. Teams that covet their first-round pick often come away with a complete dud. Here are 11 of the biggest NFL draft busts in recent history. With the No. 3 overall pick in the 1994 draft, the Washington Redskins selected Tennessee quarterback Heath Shuler.