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  1. Chicago Bears schedule analysis

    Michael C. Wright

    Breakdown: Teams discuss the need to start off quickly so often it's become almost cliche. But in Chicago's case, it holds true with the club playing two of the first three games on the road against quality opponents. The Bears open Sept. 7 at hom...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  2. Melton No. 6 on list of 'must-sign' FAs

    Michael C. Wright

    ESPN NFL Insider Mike Sando put out his list of the top 25 'must-sign' free agents on Tuesday, with Chicago Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton checking in at No. 6. Sando brings up a salient point in his analysis of Melton, whose market value cou...

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  3. Pro Bowl selections: Chicago Bears

    Michael C. Wright

    The NFL announced the 2013 Pro Bowl team, and two Chicago Bears made the cut -- receiver Brandon Marshall and running back Matt Forte. Second-year receiver Alshon Jeffery was snubbed despite leading the team in receiving yardage. Marshall earned h...

    Blog | December 27, 2013
  4. QB Watch: Bears' Jay Cutler

    Michael C. Wright

    A weekly analysis of the Chicago Bears' quarterback play. Rewind: Jay Cutler started slow, which was not entirely his fault given Chicago's struggles with blitz pickups early. That led to all three of his sacks in the first half. Cutler got a litt...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  5. Chicago Bears cut-down analysis

    Michael C. Wright

    Most significant move: Despite J'Marcus Webb making 44 starts in 46 career games, including 32 consecutive starts at left tackle over the last two years, the Bears made the decision to part ways with him, even after reducing his salary to the league ...

    Blog | August 31, 2013
  6. Bears draft positional analysis: K/P

    Michael C. Wright

    Robbie Gould's status the fifth-most accurate kicker in NFL history (159 of 186 on field goals) almost guarantees the Chicago Bears won't look to add to his position this weekend during the NFL draft. Having made nine game-winning field goals, in ...

    Blog | April 27, 2011
  7. Bears draft positional analysis: CB

    Michael C. Wright

    Despite a wealth of talent already on the roster at the position, the Chicago Bears likely won't ignore cornerback during the later rounds of the NFL draft. That's not to say the Bears plan on taking a cornerback, but the team knows how quickly i...

    Blog | April 26, 2011
  8. Bears draft positional analysis: LB

    Michael C. Wright

    The proliferation of the 3-4 defense around the NFL expands the Chicago Bears' available talent pool, increasing the prospects for the team to select a potential contributor at linebacker for 2011 in the middle to later rounds. The situation bodes...

    Blog | April 25, 2011
  9. Bears draft positional analysis: Safety

    Michael C. Wright

    Chris Harris made an astute observation recently in pointing out the Chicago Bears have drafted six players at safety in the past seven years. So don't be surprised if the number increases after the 2011 draft. The team finally solidified the p...

    Blog | April 22, 2011
  10. Bears draft positional analysis: RBs

    Michael C. Wright

    Chicago Bears backup running back Chester Taylor took criticism in 2010 for what appeared to be a subpar season, statistically. Averaging 2.4 yards per carry, Taylor scored three touchdowns last season and managed just 43 yards in his best perfor...

    Blog | April 19, 2011
  11. Bears draft positional analysis: QBs

    Michael C. Wright

    The presence of Jay Cutler and promising youngster Caleb Hanie push quarterback way down the priority list in terms of the Chicago Bears' positions of need heading into next week's NFL Draft. But that doesn't mean the Bears won't consider adding ...

    Blog | April 18, 2011
  12. Bears draft positional analysis: Tackles

    Michael C. Wright

    Playing out of position, veteran Frank Omiyale filled in admirably at left tackle last season, while J'Marcus Webb emerged as a starter on the right side as a rookie. But it's no secret the Chicago Bears still need to upgrade the tackle position b...

    Blog | April 13, 2011
  13. Bears draft positional analysis: Guards

    Michael C. Wright

    Finding a permanent spot along the offensive for former first-round pick Chris Williams remains one of the Chicago Bears' top priorities for the offseason. Still, the club doesn't know whether to return him to the position for which he was origina...

    Blog | April 12, 2011
  14. Bears draft positional analysis: Center

    Michael C. Wright

    Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith said unrestricted free agent Olin Kreutz remains a part of the plans for 2011, but a lack of resolution on that front and uncertainty about potential replacement candidates could have the club searching for a center in...

    Blog | April 11, 2011
  15. Second half needs running start

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The bye week gave the Chicago Bears time to conduct a critical self analysis of their performance through the first seven games. It appears the most pertinent information emerging from the evaluation was the need to "tighten t...

    Blog | November 01, 2010
  16. Instant analysis: Bears 19, Lions 14

    Michael C. Wright

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bears delivered on their promise of offensive firepower Sunday in a 19-14 come-from-behind win over the Detroit Lions. But it all nearly fizzled to a disastrous dud Sunday when Chicago's offense -- which racked up 368 yards ...

    Blog | September 12, 2010