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Ditka: Bears Have No Captain

It seems everyone is getting in line to bash the Chicago Bears this week. We have heard from Brian Urlacher, Chicago sports media, and now Da Coach himself has jumped on-board. When Mike Ditka speaks, Bears fans tend to listen.
No Captain
Iron Mike is not a fan of Marc Trestman’s revolving captain policy, and it makes sense. You want a single voice that players can turn to, trust, and respect. When that voice changes weekly teams can have the tendency to drift, which could possibly explain the Bears woes on the field. It can become especially tough for teams to overcome adversity on the field if they don’t have a go to leader to help them regain their poise. Speaking to the Chicago Sun-Times this week, Ditka didn’t hold his feelings back.
“That’s because you don’t have one, if you had (a captain), he’d be a captain, and that would be it. That’s all there is to it. When you see a leader, you don’t have to look too much further. It is what it is. If he’s the guy, then he’s the guy they wa

Mike Ditka disses the leadership of Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman

Leadership is a difficult thing to quantify when you’re talking about the NFL, but when your team is lacking it everybody notices. Such is the case for the 2014 Chicago Bears.
According to former head coach Mike Ditka, this year’s team is lacking real leadership because there’s no true captain on the roster.
Ditka blames Marc Trestman for his rotating captain’s policy. Here’s what he wrote in the Chicago Sun-Times last night:
“I understand what Marc’s trying to do. He’s trying to get everybody involved, make everyone feel like they’re special with being captain that week. The thing about being a captain, it’s something you can’t give somebody. It’s something they have to earn. And they earn it from the overall respect they get from everybody on that football team.”
Mike Ditka thinks Bears lack leadership: http://t.co/KsGfMRwSZg pic.twitter.com/W0tzUxzfEw
— NFL (@nfl) October 22, 2014

Ditka also criticized Kyle Long for feuding with the Soldier Field crowd:
“You can’t win doi

Mike Ditka disses the leadership of the Chicago Bears: No captain on the roster

Leadership is a difficult thing to quantify when you’re talking about the NFL, but when your team is lacking it everybody notices. Such is the case for the 2014 Chicago Bears.
According to former head coach Mike Ditka, this year’s team is lacking real leadership because there’s no true captain on the roster.
Ditka blames Marc Trestman for his rotating captain’s policy. Here’s what he wrote in the Chicago Sun-Times last night:
“I understand what Marc’s trying to do. He’s trying to get everybody involved, make everyone feel like they’re special with being captain that week. The thing about being a captain, it’s something you can’t give somebody. It’s something they have to earn. And they earn it from the overall respect they get from everybody on that football team.”
Mike Ditka thinks Bears lack leadership: http://t.co/KsGfMRwSZg pic.twitter.com/W0tzUxzfEw
— NFL (@nfl) October 22, 2014

Ditka also criticized Kyle Long for feuding with the Soldier Field crowd:
“You can’t win doi

Dedication to run could solve the Chicago Bears’ woes on offense

To say the Chicago Bears need to run the ball more would be an oversimplification, but it is something they’ve had success doing and could open up the rest of their offense.
Every team says they want to run the ball more, so it has become cliché, but, with the Bears, it isn’t just about the standard football logic. Running fits what the Bears players do best and what their team has been best at. It’s a simple solution to a complex problem.

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— CSNNE.com (@CSNNE) October 22, 2014

This isn’t as much about getting the ball in Matt Forte’s hands, something they probably do too much of already, but rather, putting their offense in position to succeed. Without a dedication to the ground game, the Bears are severely limiting their offensive potential.
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Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler’s latest (and telling) 1-32 quarterback ranking

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.
Seven weeks into the 2014 season, here’s how the starting quarterbacks in the NFL shake out:

1. Peyton Manning – Manning’s record-setting night against the 49ers was a quarterback clinic, showing he’s still the best in the business. (LW: 1)
2. Aaron Rodgers - Right now, the Packers are absolutely cruising to wins, led by their cool-customer QB, who is playing better than ever. (LW: 2)
3. Andrew Luck – Nobody is putting up better numbers than Luck who has the Colts rolling after five straight wins. (LW: 3)
4. Tony Romo – When a guy has led his team to the best record in the league, it’s worthy of praise. No matte

Brian Urlacher Calls Out The Bears, Again

It has never been difficult for former Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher to find an outlet to give his opinion on what is going on with the current team. Naturally, Urlacher took the recent locker room “issues” and used it to voice his opinion on the “Kap and Haugh” show this morning.
“This Wouldn’t Have Happened Under Lovie”
Urlacher made it very clear on his radio appearance that Brandon Marshall’s “outburst” wouldn’t have happened under former coach Lovie Smith.
Brian Urlacher told @KapandHaugh that the Brandon Marshall locker room outburst never would have happened under Lovie Smith.
— Adam Hoge (@AdamHoge) October 22, 2014
It seems that Urlacher loves to paint a picture of the early 2000’s Bears being tougher than the current team. Urlacher continued to say that former leaders in the locker room (Olin Kruetz) wouldn’t have let Marshall go off either.

Urlacher went on to say that leaders like Olin Kreutz never would have let the Brandon Marshall outburst happen. — Adam

10 Worst Chicago Bears Hats

After looking at the 10 best Chicago Bears hats, we turned the table and focused on the 10 worst ones. While it was difficult to cut down on the favorites, it was easy to put the hats below into the category of terrible.
Nothing about these says Bear Down…
 
10.) What kind of Bear is that?

The real Chicago Bear logo is badass, so not sure what this logo represents. Reminds me of The Story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

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Mike Ditka rips Bears for lack of leadership

Chicago Bears legend Mike Ditka has watched his former team through the first seven weeks of the season, and he doesn’t like what he sees. The Bears have lost three of their last four games, two of which were at home. Ditka believes a lack of leadership is the team’s biggest problem at the moment….Read More

Bears’ GM: Jay Cutler is a winning quarterback

Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery took part in a chat with fans on their official website and received some questions about starting quarterback Jay Cutler now that he’s under fire for all of his latest turnovers.
“Jay Cutler is a winning quarterback in this league and no matter how you analyze the history of quarterbacks in the NFL, if you have a winning record you are an elite player at that position,” Emery wrote. “I’ll say it again: Jay has enormous skills and he continues to improve in all areas as a football player. I know he has some throws he would like to have back, but all of our players have had plays that they would like to have back.”
Of course Emery is going to defend Cutler.  He has to since the already backed up the Brinks truck and paid him.

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Brandon Marshall on Jay Cutler: We’re like brothers

There is no rift between Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler and wide receiver Brandon Marshall, at least not according to Marshall. The Bears’ locker room was not a fun place to be Sunday afternoon following their loss to the Miami Dolphins. According to reports, Bears players had it out in the locker room, with Marshall reportedly criticizing Cutler. After the game, Marshall However, things are all good between the two players who go back a long way, Marshall said Wednesday. “I have a really nice condo. And guess what? Jay Cutler built that condo,” Marshall said on the NFL Network via ProFootballTalk.com. “We’re great. We’re great. You know, we’re like brothers. I think Coach Trestman said it the best. But if I have a problem with Jay Cutler, I’m going to go to Jay Cutler. If Jay Cutler has a problem with me, he’s going to come to me. We have that type of relationship.” The Bears are at a critical part of their season. The home loss to the Dolphins — already their third of the season

Why the Chicago Bears Are Lucky To Have Brandon Marshall

Three years ago many people were convinced the Chicago Bears made a huge mistake to trade for Brandon Marshall.  They were all wrong.  Forget the Hall of Fame-caliber talent and the amazing efforts he’s made off-the-field as a charity advocate for just a second.  His true value to the team really didn’t start to pronounce itself until the past year or so, and it became abundantly clear last week following the loss to Miami.
Chicago is fortunate to have his voice.
Jay Cutler and Marc Trestman Not Built For Motivation
What that means is in a leadership sense.  There are different ways to lead men in any vocation, sports included.  There are the smart, brooding types who prefer to take a business-like approach and lead more by actions than by words.  Time has shown that the Bears have more than their share of guys like that.  Head coach Marc Trestman and quarterback Jay Cutler certainly don’t lack for intelligence.  Multiple sources have indicated both men understand the game of football on the dee

Lance Briggs left Bears’ locker room to avoid the fighting

Linebacker, Lance Briggs wanted nothing to do with Brandon Marshall’s outburst Sunday afternoon following the Bears loss to the Dolphins. Briggs did not stick around for it and walked away from it all. Lance had this to say on his weekly Comcast Sports Net Show.
I just left because I could see where things were kinda going. And I knew that when you get emotional there are moments when, you get in an argument and both people are emotional, you’re not going to get anywhere, continuing to argue.”
Your browser does not support iframes. Talking about the loss to the Dolphins brought up more conversation on how disappointed they were and even compared the Bears to the 2011 Philadelphia Eagles “Dream Team.” The Eagles were picked by most to make a big run, but it takes more than talent as they finished 8-8. This is something Chicago Bears players hope to change and turn the season around quickly heading into New England this weekend.
“An emotional moment for a lot of us, I started to hear people start

Brandon Marshall: I Don’t Regret My Outburst, I Regret It Was Heard

Brandon Marshall isn’t sorry he yelled. He isn’t sorry about anything he said, either. But the Chicago Bears wide receiver is sorry that those outside of the locker room doors heard what he had to say following the team’s 27-14 loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.
Things turned tense in the Chicago locker room after the team fell to 0-3 at home on the season, as Marshall was heard yelling and venting his frustration through the doors. The Bears have since downplayed the incident, explaining they are upset with the results, not each other, and Marshall echoed that sentiment Tuesday on Showtime’s “Inside the NFL.”
“Absolutely my voice was heard,” Marshall said per the Chicago Tribune’s Rich Campbell. “The only thing I regret is that the door wasn’t closed. I wouldn’t change any of my reactions because they came from my heart and that’s how I felt and that’s how I still feel. I think we have all the coaches we need. I think we have all the players that we need to get the job done. A

Bears Deny Reports Of Tension Between Jay Cutler, Brandon Marshall

One thing almost nobody disputes: The Chicago Bears’ locker room got rowdy after the team suffered a 27-14 loss to the Miami Dolphins.
But the extent of the ruckus — and whether it’s an indication of deeper problems within the team — is being disputed by the Bears themselves.
Brandon Marshall reportedly blamed the loss on quarterback Jay Cutler, leading to rumors of a rift between the two Pro Bowlers. Bears head coach Marc Trestman disputed those reports, though he claimed that he didn’t hear everything that was said.
“What I understood happened after the game was players expressing themselves in different ways, at their disappointment in the loss,” Trestman said, via ESPN.com. “I’ll leave it at that. That’s really ultimately what happened, and I don’t think it’s anything more than that. In my experience, people get it out of their system. I’ve heard players express themselves dramatically in wins, too, that they were angry we didn’t win the right way or that we weren’t as good

Fan in critical condition after being beaten before Bears game

This is becoming far too prevalent around the National Football League. In the latest incident of a fan being injured during a fight at a NFL game, a 57-year-old man is in critical condition after he was beaten up during a tailgating party prior to the Chicago Bears home game on Sunday. As Jordan Owen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports, the man was found “incapacitated” near his SUV in the stadium’s parking lot. He had head injuries and was transported Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he is in critical condition. The report also indicates that the victim was “heavily intoxicated.” This is just the latest incident in a long line of fan fights around the NFL this season. Earlier this month, two San Francisco 49ers fans were arrested after an incident at Levi’s Stadium prior to their game against the Kansas City. We have seen similar situations in Arizona and Philadelphia this season. As the NFL continues to make a point of attempting to make the fan experience better, these situations are see