Behind Enemy Lines – Bear Dawn (12/18)


I tell ya what….this Mike Burzawa guy is something else, huh?

Actually, he really is. He just launched Fire Lovie Smith on Chicago Now. Usually, I don’t like blindly calling for this coach and that coach to get fired, mostly because that’s a lame, lethargic attempt at an argument. However, as we’ve all seen this year, his ineptness has proven too great for a team too riddled with holes. He’s gotta go.

Make sure to check out the two links in the ChicagoNow section from Mike.

Today’s Bear Dawn is a little bit different – I’ll be bringing you the usual Bears-related stories, but at the bottom of the story, I’ll be bringing you some Ravens news. Make sure to check out all of the links – there’s some great information in there to prepare you for the usual booze-filled Saturday.

The official Bears – Ravens injury report. 

Larry Mayer has his updated blog from yesterday.


Jeff Hughes is considering this season a waste, and looks toward what coaches could help turn it around.

Jeff Hughes is furious that Lovie will be around in 2010. Seriously, I need to interview this fella soon. Really really soon.

Mike Burzawa brings us the new site on ChicagoNow,!

Speaking of Mike, he also pens an open letter to Virginia McCaskey. Well done, sir.

Chicago Sun-Times

Mark Potash gives us his Week 15 picks. 

Chicago Tribune

Lance Briggs: We miss Urlacher’s leadership, but it’s no excuse for our poor play.

Dan Pompei and Vaughn McClure give their keys to the game.

Here’s Dan Pompei’s mailbag, which has a nice piece about the next possible Bears HC.

Juaquin Iglesias is just biding his time. The Bears say that he’s great in practice, but he’s not playing. Hmm….

Devin Hester is likely to miss the Ravens game.

The weather has forced the Bears to leave for Baltimore yesterday instead of today.

Good news: Ed Reed might be out of the game on Sunday.

The game has been moved to 3:15 PM due to the snowstorm set to hit the East Coast.

CSN Chicago

John Mullin: Underneath the bad record, the Bears are sad.

Daily Herald

Devin Hester isn’t expected to play on Sunday. 

ESPN Chicago

Desmond Clark saw greatness in Ray Lewis early in his career. 

Sporting News

My guy wiltfongjr pens his Bearprint for Success against the Ravens – Don’t miss it!

Blog Down, Chicago Bears

Shea Johnson has some fun with Devin Hester’s tweets – pretty damn funny.

Shea also interviews a couple of Ravens bloggers about the upcoming game.

Behind Enemy Lines – Baltimore Ravens

Ray Lewis has a simple message for the Ravens: Let’s enjoy the playoff hunt.

The Ravens site previews the game.

John Eisenberg believes that Michael Oher belongs on the blind side.

The Ravens are going to use their running game to hopefully propel them to the playoffs.

Baltimore Sun

Mike Preston comments on Brian Billick coming back to town.

Three things that need to go right for the Ravens.

Three things that could very easily go wrong for the Ravens.

The Sun’s writers give their picks for the Bears – Ravens game.