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Always a Bear: The Life and Career of Charles “Peanut” Tillman

By Bryan Dietzler The Chicago Bears have had a lot of great players since they became an NFL franchise back in 1920.  Some of those players have been talked about on this website.  Guys like Gale Sayers, Walter Payton and Dick Butkus are etched in the Bear’s lore and will never be forgotten.  There are […]

The Head is the Hardest Hit: Briggs, Sayers and the Brain

By Bryan Dietzler The news for Bears fans in recent weeks has been difficult.  Two of the team’s brightest stars from the past, one from the distant and one from the more recent past, have been rumored to be suffering from head trauma related problems.  Famous running back and Hall of Famer Gale Sayers has […]

LB Lance Briggs Says Lovie Smith is One of Chicago’s Greats

As the Bears get ready to host the Buccaneers and former coach Lovie Smith, linebacker Lance Briggs heaps high praise on his former coach, Jon Greenberg of ESPN Chicago reports. “Lovie should be remembered as one of the great coaches in Chicago,” Briggs said during his Wednesday news conference at Halas Hall. “George Halas. You […]

Status Of LB Briggs Remains Up In The Air For Sunday Night

Bears linebacker Lance Briggs continued to take first-team repetitions in practice Thursday, but neither he nor coach Marc Trestman shed any light on the veteran’s potential availability for Sunday’s game at Philadelphia, Michael C. Wright of ESPN Chicago reports. “We’ll find out,” Briggs said. “We’ll find out soon; as soon as the doctors clear me.” […]

Bears D Lowers the Boom on Romo and the Cowboys in 34-18 Route

No matter where the Bears defenders turned on Monday night, balls thrown by Tony Romo just seemed to be there. Charles Tillman had a ball thrown right into his hands for an eventual 25-yard score, and Lance Briggs had to go three times farther and sidestep a few Dallas Cowboys on his way to the […]

Lance Briggs Proclaims – “On Paper we Look Like a Champion”

Bears linebacker Lance Briggs knows just how high expectations are for the Bears in 2012. After a successful offseason from first-year general manager Phil Emery, Briggs thinks the Bears have all the pieces in place to meet those expectations. “On paper, we look like a champion, but we have a lot of work to do […]

Briggs Sticks Up for Forte When it Comes to Holding Out

Lance Briggs can empathize with running back Matt Forte, who again is expected to be absent Thursday when the Chicago Bears wrap up the voluntary portion of their offseason workout program. Five years ago, Briggs also wrestled with accepting the team’s franchise tag. Ultimately, he didn’t receive the long-term deal he sought until after the […]

Bears Ink LB Briggs to a One-Year Extension

The Bears came to terms today on a one-year extension with linebacker Lance Briggs. The team didn’t release the terms of the deal. The 31-year-old has started 137 games in the nine seasons he’s been with Chicago. He was picked in the 3rd round of the 2003 NFL Draft out of Arizona. In his career, […]

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