Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The Chicago Tribune is reporting that the Chicago Bears have hired Marc Trestman as the team's head coach.
The Chicago Bears have hired Marc Trestman of the Montreal Alouettes as its new head coarch, the Chicago Tribune reported. Although Trestman worked in the NFL for years as an offensive coordinator and quarterback coach, he has been in Canada for the last five years. Trestman led the Alouettes to back-to-back Grey Cup Championships and compiled a 64-34 record, the Tribune reported. Trestman worked with the Oakland Raiders and quarterback Rich Gannon in 2002, the year Gannon won the MVP. He also has worked with quarterbacks Steve Young, Jack Plummer, Scott Mitchell and Bernie Kosar. A detailed breakdown of Trestman's career can be found at his website.
Monday, December 31, 2012
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport is reporting that Chicago Bears Coach Lovie Smith has been fired.
Monday, December 31, 2012
NFL.com is reporting that Chicago Bears Coach Lovie Smith has been fired. The Bears failed to make the playoffs despite starting the season 7-1. The team struggled to a 10-6 finish and lost out on the final playoff spot to the Minnesota Vikings. The Bears have not made the playoffs in five of the last six seasons. Smith did get the Bears to the Super Bowl in 2006. In recent years the Bears offense has been inconsistent, despite trading two first round picks for quarterback Jay Cutler. The Chicago Tribune noted that Smith had gone through four offensive coordinators during his tenure. Smith compiled an 80-63 record as head coach of the Chicago Bears since 2004, Yahoo! Sports reported.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
The hometown crowd gives the Bears a fighting chance today.
The Sunday Comics Patch by illustrator Charley Krebs.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Four cornerstones and the cover-two defense add up to victory.
The Sunday Comics Patch by Illustrator Charley Krebs.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Huntley Area Public Library hosts Jim Schwantz for latest Local Voices lecture.
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Ready for some football? Jim Schwantz will share highlights and show memorabilia from his career in the NFL. The former Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboy player will be speaking from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 at the Huntley Area Public Library, 11000 Ruth Road, Huntley. Schwantz was born in Arlington Heights and graduated from Fremd High School in Palatine. He went onto to play college ball at Purdue University. He played with the NFL from 192 to 1998. Schwantz played for the Chicago Bears and the Dallas Cowboys. He was a member of the Cowboys when the team won the Super Bowl in 1995. In 2009, he was elected mayor of Palatine. Currently, he is also a commentator on WBBM’s Bears pre-game and post-game shows. Schwantz is the …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Send Patch photos of your pet decked out in his or her team’s gear.
The Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers rivalry is one of the most contentious and longest in the NFL. That rivalry is about to get really heated. Patch is looking for cute four-legged fan decked out in their team’s gear. Send Patch photos of your pet wearing his or her favorite hat or T-shirt or other gear. If you are looking for something for your dog to wear for Thursday's big game, Petco.com has official NFL shirts available for under $30. The site also gives you directions on how to measure your dog for the right fit and provides a question and answer section. DoggieNation has gear too, including a doggie cheerleading outfit with Bears or Packers logos. So, send your photos to Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Patch at amie.schaenzer@…
Sunday, September 9, 2012
The Chicago Bears kick off their season at noon Sunday, Sept. 9 against the Indianapolis Colts at home in Soldier Field.
Hopes are high as the Chicago Bears kick off their season at noon Sunday, Sept. 9, against the Indianapolis Colts and rookie quarterback Andrew Luck. To put everyone in the football mood, we uploaded a video compiliation of Devin Hester kick returns to this post. Enjoy the most exciting moment in football – for a full 10 minutes! The Bears had a busy offseason adding a playmaker at wide receiver in Brandon Marshall, and depth at runningback and quarterback with free agent signings Michael Bush and Jason Campbell. Rookie wide receiver Alshon Jeffery also looked promising in presseason. But will it be enough? Or will their failure to upgrade the offensive line doom the team to another lackluster season?
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Chicago Bears fans will celebrate their team in the summer heat or the brutal winter cold. Is this the year, Bears fans?
The Sunday Comics Patch.
Monday, May 14, 2012
Quarterback gets contract after participating in Chicago Bears rookie minicamp.
Lake Zurich High School graduate Matt Blanchard was among seven players signed by the Chicago Bears, over the weekend, according to the Chicago Tribune. Blanchard participated in a rookie minicamp over the weekend. The Bears liked what they saw and signed him to a three-year contract. The 23-year-old was a quarterback at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where he won 25 games in two seasons, passing for 44 touchdowns to just six interceptions, according to ESPN Chicago.com. Blanchard was the starting quarterback at Lake Zurich High and had listed his dream job as “head coach of the Chicago Bears” while in college, according to Chicago Now. Blanchard won all 25 of his starts at LZHS, throwing for 44 touchdowns and only six …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
The NFL draft begins at 7 p.m. in New York. We take a look back at some of the Bears worst draft mistakes.
The NFL draft begins at 7 p.m. Thursday and the Chicago Bears have the 19th overall pick. The Bears have a checkered draft history, to say the least. For every Walter Payton, there’s a Rashaan Salaam. But, of all Bears mistakes on draft day, which is the worst? We did our best to compile a list of worthy nominees and we limited our choices to the first round: Those are our nominees. Vote in the comment section, or feel free to tell us who you think was the Bears worst draft pick.