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Lovie Smith says bye week comes at an ideal time for Bears

Lovie Smith says bye week comes at an ideal time for Bears

suntimes.com Updated Oct 8, 2012
Two more days of practicing in fall - maybe, winter-like - weather and some Bears can search out warmer climates if they please. It’s a bye week for the team. “I am a fan of bye weeks. I think it’s needed,” coach Lovie Smith said Monday. “It
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  • Bears’ mantra on defense:
End zone, here we come!

    Bears’ mantra on defense: End zone, here we come!

    suntimes.com Oct 8, 2012
    The monotony of a regular-season practice can test the focus of veteran defenders. But one of the indisputable influences coach Lovie Smith has had at Halas Hall is instilling a certain mind-set among his defensive players whenever they get the ball in …
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  • Surgery not needed on Alshon’s Jeffery’s broken right hand

    Surgery not needed on Alshon’s Jeffery’s broken right hand

    Rookie receiver Alshon Jeffery will not require surgery to repair a fracture in his right hand, but is expected to be sidelined 4-6 weeks, according to a league source. Jeffery scored a touchdown at the start of the fourth quarter to give the Bears a 20…
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  • Bears fan has throat slashed in Jacksonville bar

    Bears fan has throat slashed in Jacksonville bar

    CNNSI.com Oct 8, 2012
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Authorities say a Chicago Bears fan who came to Jacksonville for the Bears-Jaguars football game had his throat slashed inside a bar.
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  • Lovie: 'Prayers' go to family of slain Bears fan

    Lovie: 'Prayers' go to family of slain Bears fan

    ESPN.com Oct 8, 2012
    Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith opened his Monday press conference by expressing sympathy to the family of a suburban Chicago man who was killed early Sunday morning after traveling to Jacksonville for Sunday's game.
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  • Free Head Exam: Chicago Bears

    Free Head Exam: Chicago Bears

    ESPN.com suntimes.com Oct 8, 2012
    After the Chicago Bears' 41-3 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars, here are three issues that merit further examination: Based on the final score, it's hard to believe the Bears needed a nine-minute drive at the start of the second half just to take a…
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  • Mularkey: Jags have no plans to bench Gabbert

    Mularkey: Jags have no plans to bench Gabbert

    CNNSI.com Oct 8, 2012
    Jacksonville Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey said he does not plan to bench quarterback Blaine Gabbert after a poor performance that led to the Jaguars falling to 1-4 with a 41-3 loss to the Chicago Bears on Sunday.
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  • The Air-Humping Chicago Bears Assistant Coach Is Really Gross

    The Air-Humping Chicago Bears Assistant Coach Is Really Gross

    deadspin.com Oct 8, 2012
    Gross. That is really gross, dude. You're way too old to be doing stuff like this. I'm sure the "Hey loogit me y'all, I'm humpin' air. Hee haw!" routine used to be really funny back in your college days, but you're a grown-up now; a grown-up w…
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  • BBAO: Bears, Vikings emerge in race

    BBAO: Bears, Vikings emerge in race

    ESPN.com Oct 8, 2012
    We're Black and Blue All Over: Late last week, I suggested the NFC North had an opportunity to step up and demonstrate it will have multiple teams in playoff contention thanks to a weekend schedule of presumably inferior AFC South opponents. Two of our …
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  • Video - Jay Cutler's Mailbag Pt. 3: Cutler's Green Thumb 02:57

    Jay Cutler's Mailbag Pt. 3: Cutler's Green Thumb

    Oct 8
    Bears quarterback Jay Cutler takes a call from his teammate Brandon Marshall who reveals a secret about his quarterback.
  • Video - Jay Cutler's Mailbag Pt. 1: Hester HOF? 02:36

    Jay Cutler's Mailbag Pt. 1: Hester HOF?

    Oct 8
    Bears quarterback Jay Cutler explains to John Jurkovic and Marc Silverman how Devin Hester impacts the game and why he should be in the Hall of Fame.
  • Video - Jay Cutler's Mailbag Pt. 2: Slow Starts 02:38

    Jay Cutler's Mailbag Pt. 2: Slow Starts

    Oct 8
    Bears quarterback Jay Cutler talks to John Jurkovic and Marc Silverman about the offense's slow start each week and whether his chemistry with Brandon Marshall is where he expected it to be.

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    Oct 8
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    Oct 8
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    Oct 8
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