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  1. Four Downs: Should Bears go offensive?

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    Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery wasted little time beginning his coaching search, departing for Atlanta for interviews right after holding a news conference Tuesday to discuss his firing of Lovie Smith. The process that has followed has b...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  2. Four Downs: End for Lovie, Urlacher?

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    With a 7-1 start a distant memory it has come to this for the 8-6 Bears: Beat the woeful Arizona Cardinals or there will be no playoffs and massive change could be ushered into Halas Hall. Will that potential change include the head coach and a fr...

    Blog | December 21, 2012
  3. Four Downs: Can Marshall back it up?

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    So much for a nice, quiet Bears-Packers week. Brandon Marshall started the fireworks on Wednesday, saying this matchup is "personal" after he claims Packers defensive backs took too much credit for Marshall's quiet performance in their Week 2 gam...

    Blog | December 13, 2012
  4. Four Downs: Where do the Bears stand?

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    After winning seven of their first eight games, the Chicago Bears dropped two straight against some top competition -- the Houston Texans (9-1) and San Francisco 49ers (7-2)-- and fell three spots to No. 6 in this week's ESPN Power Rankings. As th...

    Blog | November 21, 2012
  5. Four Downs: Campbell up to challenge?

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    This is the reason the Chicago Bears got a quarterback like Jason Campbell. A Jay Cutler injury derailed the Bears' hopes twice before, and new general manager Phil Emery obviously didn't want to make the same mistake as his predecessor, Jerry Angelo...

    Blog | November 14, 2012
  6. Four Downs: Will Texans expose Bears?

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    The 7-1 Houston Texans come to town for a Sunday night showdown in prime time, giving the Chicago Bears a chance to notch by far their most impressive win so far. The combined record of their opponents through eight games is 24-33, and they have ...

    Blog | November 08, 2012
  7. Four Downs: Johnson good for 100?

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    The obvious recipe for success with the Tennessee Titans is plenty of Chris Johnson running the ball. But the Titans proved they didn't need that game plan the last time they played the Chicago Bears in a 21-14 Tennessee victory in 2008 when Johnson ...

    Blog | November 01, 2012
  8. Four Downs: Concern for Cutler's ribs?

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    Jay Cutler says his sore ribs, courtesy of the Lions' Ndamukong Suh, won't keep him out of Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers. And the injury didn't prevent him from finishing the Bears' 13-7 victory over Detroit on Monday night. But Cutl...

    Blog | October 25, 2012
  9. Four Downs: Briggs now face of defense?

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    Brian Urlacher, still recovering from a knee injury, admittedly hasn't been himself this season, but the Bears' defense has still thrived, leading the NFL with 17 takeaways. With his linebacking buddy not 100 percent, Lance Briggs has been his usu...

    Blog | October 11, 2012
  10. Four Downs: Is Webb outplaying Carimi?

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    J'Marcus Webb has gotten most of the public criticism for failing to protect Jay Cutler early in the season, even from the quarterback himself. But how has right tackle Gabe Carimi, last year's first-round pick who has just six NFL games under his be...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  11. Four Downs: Will Bears tag Forte?

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    The Bears unveiled the successor to Jerry Angelo on Monday when Phil Emery was introduced as general manager. He returns to Halas Hall, having spent seven seasons with the Bears, including a brief overlap with Lovie Smith. Traditionally a new GM w...

    Blog | February 02, 2012
  12. Four Downs: Will Martz coach again?

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    It appears the Chicago Bears were the last stop on Mike Martz's 20-year NFL coaching career. The architect of the St. Louis Rams "Greatest Show on Turf" offense, Martz never found the same success in stops in Detroit, San Francisco and Chicago. Bu...

    Blog | January 19, 2012
  13. Four Downs: Did Bears misjudge Hanie?

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    The Caleb Hanie era has been long on turnovers (six interceptions) and short on points (23) and wins (zero). Now that we've seen him start two games, did the Bears overvalue what they had in Hanie? Our Four Downs panel weighs in on that and more: ...

    Blog | December 07, 2011
  14. Four Downs: Cutler or Rivers?

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    Jay Cutler and Philip Rivers developed a rivalry from their days playing against each other in the AFC West with Cutler leading the Broncos and Rivers the Chargers. They meet again Sunday, this time with Cutler leading the Bears, winners of four stra...

    Blog | November 16, 2011
  15. Four Downs: Blame Lovie or Jerry?

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    The Detroit Lions gouged the Bears' defense on Monday night. The offensive line seemed like a turnstile for Lions pass rushers. And the safety position remains a mess due to injury and ineffective play. So who gets the blame here, the man who put ...

    Blog | October 12, 2011
  16. Four Downs: Seen enough of Roy?

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    The Bears' brutal three-game stretch to open the season ended Sunday with a 27-17 loss to the Green Bay Packers. As Lovie Smith likes to say, the first quarter of the season ends Sunday against the Carolina Panthers, and the Bears have a chance to ge...

    Blog | September 27, 2011