Tucker Staying, Championship Weekend Set

Bear Dawn


We’re hitting that time of year when I like to bring back Bear Dawn.  I am going to make a concerted effort to be more consistent in delivering some Chicago Bears news and links each morning throughout the offseason.  Let’s get after it…

The divisional round of the playoffs is in the books and championship weekend is set.

The Seahawks downed the Saints while in a rematch of former Chicago Bears, Jim Harbaugh beat out Ron Rivera as the 49ers advanced to their third straight NFC Championship game.  Niners vs Seahawks ought to be a slugfest.

Over in the AFC, LeGarrette Blount powered the Patriots past the Colts while Peyton led the Broncos over Chargers to set up another Manning vs Brady showdown.

Bringing it back to local news, the Bears decided to keep Mel Tucker and let go of a couple of positional coaches instead.  I say bad move.  Over at ESPN Chicago, Jeff Dickerson said somebody had to go.  Jeff Hughes at DaBearBlog doesn’t blame Tucker but points at Emery to supply some talent and depth.

Don’t blame injuries for the Bears’ poor defensive performance.  They ranked 18th in games lost due to injuries while teams like the Patriots and Colts were in the top 5 yet managed to get to the playoffs.

Our friend Ismael, whose work can be seen here with his Game Balls during the season, also writes for ChicagoNow.  His latest over there is the thought process of a Jay Cutler hater.   It’s pretty good stuff.

Happy Monday.  Think the weekend was too short?  There’s a Chicago Bears player who agrees with you.


The NFL is putting the Thursday Night games out for bid.  Something tells me that my $100 offer won’t get very far.  Who’s chipping in?

Have a great day and as always…



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