Monday, December 31, 2012
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport is reporting that Chicago Bears Coach Lovie Smith has been fired.
Monday, December 31, 2012
NFL.com is reporting that Chicago Bears Coach Lovie Smith has been fired. The Bears failed to make the playoffs despite starting the season 7-1. The team struggled to a 10-6 finish and lost out on the final playoff spot to the Minnesota Vikings. The Bears have not made the playoffs in five of the last six seasons. Smith did get the Bears to the Super Bowl in 2006. In recent years the Bears offense has been inconsistent, despite trading two first round picks for quarterback Jay Cutler. The Chicago Tribune noted that Smith had gone through four offensive coordinators during his tenure. Smith compiled an 80-63 record as head coach of the Chicago Bears since 2004, Yahoo! Sports reported.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
The new Chicago Bear with Barrington ties has made the practice squad.
Catch up on the latest news about Lake Zurich High School graduate Matt Blanchard. Blanchard is also the son of Barrington Economic & Community Development Director, Peggy Blanchard. Matt Blanchard was signed to the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent in May. The quarterback performed well in pre-season games, but was cut prior to the final pre-season game. Of course, Jay Cutler and Jason Campbell made the Bears roster as quarterbacks. The Bears terminated the contract of Josh McCown as third quarterback on Friday. On Saturday, they signed Blanchard to the eight-man practice squad. Here are some highlights in the news: Carrying only two QB’s gave the Bears flexibility at any other position that can use an extra man for depth. If …
Thursday, November 24, 2011
When you've got the Bears, Bulls, Blackhawks and White Sox, any talk of greatest sports city should end with Chicago — not those Detroit turkeys. (And, um, let's just not mention the Cubs, OK?)
On Thanksgiving Day, the football team from the Best Sports City of All Time will take to the field. What?! The Bears are playing? Um, no. It seems the readers of the Sporting News voted Detroit the Best Sports City of All Time in a series of city vs. city votes, with Detroit notching a huge victory over Chicago, securing 81 percent of the vote to Chicago's 19 percent. We say Jerry Coglianese of Orland Park put it best in a comment on aol.SportingNews.com: "Detroit ahead of Chicago? I don't think so. I say there was some ballot box hanky panky. If Chicago wanted to win, there's no way any other city could could come up with the votes like Chicago could. All you have to do is look at some the past political elections!" The Lions may have …