Chicago Bears

Bears players believe Jimmy Clausen will ‘light it up’

Many believe Jimmy Clausen starting for the Chicago Bears on Sunday is a lost cause, but apparently that is not the feeling in the team’s locker room. According to NFL Network’s Michael Silver, “Bears offensive players believe Clausen will ‘light it up,’ simply because he’ll run offense as prescribed.” Head coach Marc Trestman’s offensive system…Read More

Jay Cutler’s Benching Leads to Dramatic Drop in Bears Ticket Prices

With the breaking news that the Chicago Bears have benched struggling veteran quarterback Jay Cutler for Week 16, ticket prices for the team’s game against the Detroit Lions at Soldier Field have dropped dramatically. 
The Bears have hit rock bottom and now so have their ticket prices.
According to reports, starting ticket prices for this Sunday’s game at Soldier Field start at $40 with the average price of a ticket being only $143. This makes it the cheapest Bears game for the season. Compare this average to the $273 tag, which was the average of the Bears tickets for the past seven home games, and the difference is sadly almost half to watch a Bears’ home game.
So, if you’re up for a cheap and likely disappointing outing, you can fork out just $40 to watch a backup quarterback try to pull what little there is left for the Bears to play for out of the toilet in Week 16 when Chicago hosts the Detroit Lions.
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Bears to bench Jay Cutler, start Jimmy Clausen

Some pretty surprising news coming out of Chicago on Wednesday evening. According to ESPN insider Adam Schefter, the Chicago Bears are planning to start Jimmy Clausen at quarterback against the Detroit Lions on Sunday. 
This means that the ultra enigmatic Jay Cutler will be warming the bench after struggling throughout the vast majority of the 2014 campaign.
It also leads us to wonder whether Cutler has a future in Chicago. Bears offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer indicated last week that the team was feeling buyer’s remorse after signing the veteran signal caller to a whopping seven-year, $126.7 million extension in the offseason.
After a horrendous performance against the New Orleans Saints on Monday night, Cutler leads the NFL in turnovers entering Week 16.
Clausen, a former second-round pick of the Carolina Panthers, has started a total of 10 games since entering the NFL in 2010. All came during his rookie campaign.
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Report: Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman will be fired at season’s end

It’s about time.
According to a report by Dan Bernstein of CBS Chicago, the Bears are finally ready to cut ties with head coach Marc Trestman and his staff:

Source: #Bears ownership met last night. Trestman likely fired at season’s end, Emery’s fate still undecided.
— Dan Bernstein (@dan_bernstein) December 16, 2014

Unfortunately it sounds like general manager Phil Emery might yet salvage his job.
The Bears have stumbled to a 5-9 record in their second year under Trestman, whose regime has been both disappointing and aggravating for most fans and analysts.
I think it’s fair to say at this point that the decision to dump Lovie Smith a couple of years ago was the wrong one, and Tony Dungy for one agrees. Under Smith the Bears never won the Super bowl but they were usually a quality team with at least an outside chance of a playoff run.
Meanwhile down in Tampa Bay, things don’t look so rosey for Smith either. The Buccaneers are 2-12 and quarterback Josh McCown completely regressed…

Marshall: Bears need to gel and do some kumbaya

Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall, who was placed on season-ending IR a couple weeks back after suffering a collapsed lung, has never been shy when it comes to speaking about his team.
Talking about the Bears’ late-season demise, his relationship with his teammates and personal relationships off the field, Marshall had this to say (via NFL.com)

We really have to gel together and really try to do some Kumbaya in the offseason.

Marshall further went on to say…

This is just part of our season right now and it’s sad. You don’t want this to happen, it can’t happen, but we’re all so frustrated. Sometimes people do things and say things that they regret, I think this is one of those things for Kromer. Unfortunately, it’s at the hand of Jay Cutler taking a nice little lashing and our team now, but we all have our relationships with guys outside of our building … we talk to our wives, our friends, even the mailman sometimes. If you get too emotional, you say the wrong things, unfo

Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler’s 1-32 quarterback ranking could be disputed

Every week, from now through the Wednesday before the Super Bowl, the editors at cover32 will gather to rank the NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks. Depending on what’s happened the previous week, some will rise and some will fall, and even some of the names on the list will change. It’s a never-ending evolution, as the status of the league’s top signal callers is always in flux.
Fifteen weeks into the 2014 season, here’s how the starting quarterbacks in the NFL shake out:
1. Tom Brady – On a weekly basis, his team seems to put up 40 points en route to dismantling opponents. Nobody is better right now than Brady. (LW: 2)
2. Andrew Luck – He’s leading the league in most statistical categories, while helping his team win games; that’s what it’s all about. (LW: 3)
3. Aaron Rodgers - It might be time for another “Relax” speech after Rodgers laid an egg on the road in Buffalo, hurting Green Bay’s Super Bowl chances. (LW: 1)
4. Tony Romo – Battling back on the road against Philadelphia in

Get Excited, Chicago Bears Replacements For Marc Trestman Are Impressive

It looks like after watching the worst finish to a Chicago Bears season in recent memory that fans are going to get their wish.  According to strong rumors, head coach Marc Trestman will be fired at seasons’ end.  That means the team will be hunting for a replacement this coming January and it looks like the field of available candidate will be a rich one.  Here is a comprehensive list of the best option, separated into three categories.
Hometown – These are names with close ties to Chicago.
Veterans – Men who have been head coaches in the NFL before.
First-timers – Hot coordinators who appear ready to make the jump
Hometown
#4 – Leslie Frazier

Before he entered the world of coach, Leslie Frazier was a defensive back in the 1980s.  He only played five seasons, but that didn’t stop him from helping the Bears win their only Super Bowl in 1985.  In fact, his path to coaching started during that game when he suffered a bad knee injury that ended his playing days.
Since then Frazier has enjoy

Chicago Broadcaster On Jay Cutler: ‘Cut Him Or Cut Your Wrists’

A Chicago broadcaster had a very simple and sadistic message for the Chicago Bears regarding Jay Cutler: cut him or cut your wrists.

Bears’ Conte willing to shorten lifespan for NFL career

Chicago Bears safety Chris Conte made some rather sobering comments during an appearance on a Chicago radio station regarding the heavy price that some players are apparently willing to pay to have an NFL career. Conte, 25, in his fourth season with the Bears after being drafted in the third round in the 2011 NFL…Read More
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Mike Ditka turned Bears game off in first half

The Chicago Bears have gotten so bad that Mike Ditka can’t even watch anymore. On Tuesday, Ditka told the Chicago Sun-Times that he is unable to give a full assessment of what went wrong during Monday night’s blowout loss to the New Orleans Saints because he shut the game off. “I’ll tell you what, I…Read More

Saints fan arrested for allegedly shoving Bears owner

A New Orleans Saints fan was arrested at Solider Field on Monday night after he allegedly shoved Chicago Bears owner George McCaskey. According to Deanese Williams-Harris of The Chicago Tribune, police and Bears officials say the fan, 58-year-old Richard Kohnke, pushed McCoskey over an argument involving seats. McCaskey supposedly arrived at his seats to find…Read More

Report: Marc Trestman likely to be fired

The Chicago Bears have turned into a complete dumpster fire in recent weeks, so it only makes sense to assume heads are going to roll at the conclusion of the season. After Monday night’s pathetic showing against the New Orleans Saints, the Bears’ front office has apparently decided that one of those heads will belong…Read More

Definitive Guide to Chicago Bears Misery: Photos of Depressed Fans, Players & Coaches

The Chicago Bears entered 2014 with high hopes for a playoff run but have been politely humbled. Actually they’ve been embarrassed in a very rude fashion by multiple teams. Following Monday’s mind-bogglingly ugly home loss to the Saints, one that dropped them to 5-9 on the season and only 2-5 at Soldier Field, Bears fans
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ESPN’s Monday Night crew obliterates Jay Cutler

Ed Note: The following appears courtesy The Sherman Report.
It was open season on Jay Cutler Monday night.
It is hard to remember the last time ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” crew went after a player harder and with such intensity. Then again, the Bears quarterback gave them plenty of ammunition.
During the game, Jon Gruden showed his disgust on several occasions. He knew it was going to be an ugly evening early on.
“I don’t know what can happen next, but this is hard to watch,” Gruden said. “The Bears look chaotic and disorganized on offense.”
When the Bears went to the locker room trailing 14-0, Gruden said: “One of the most disappointing first halves I’ve seen from anybody in a long time.”
During the second half, Gruden saw enough, pleading with Marc Trestman to make a change.
“If I’m Marc Trestman, I’m going to take a look at Jimmy Clausen to see what I have here down the stretch. It’s just not happening for Cutler,” Gruden said.
The piling-on continued in ESPN’s postgame

Matt Forte on Bears’ woes: ‘Whatever happens …. happens’

The Chicago Bears took a beating once again on Monday Night Football, losing 31-15 to the New Orleans Saints.
With the whole team feeling completely defeated at this point in the season, Bears’ workhorse running back Matt Forte had this to comment about the team’s woes (via NFL.com).

I’m here to play football and be coached and be coachable. Whatever happens … happens. I do my best to learn what I need to in the classroom and go out and display that on the field.

It’s really a sad situation for a running back as productive as Forte to face as the 2014 regular season winds down. While Forte rolls with the punches, most of the blame certainly lies with the Bears’ quarterback Jay Cutler, whom NFL Media Insider Marshall Faulk called “an offensive coordinator killer”.
The Bears have lost six of their last eight games and face Detroit in Week 16, the team who annihilated them three weeks ago. With the Bears’ season going down in flames, all Forte can do is show up and at least try to perfo