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yapper

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Re: 2011 Chicago Bears
« Reply #30 on: April 19, 2011, 12:51:50 pm »
Yep. Urlacher played the best in 2010 that he has for several seasons but I think any more than about 1 more year like that has to be considered borrowed time at this point in his career.

I know we need to get #54's replacement in the pipeline but I would really rather pass on that this year and focus on our more pressing needs in the trenches...  then maybe come back in the 2012 draft and spend our 2nd rounder on a MLB or even our 1st if there's a true stud out there to be had.

chifaninva

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Re: 2011 Chicago Bears
« Reply #31 on: April 19, 2011, 01:15:16 pm »
I agree that w need to start thinking about Urlacher's replacement. He's got some miles on those bones..

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Re: 2011 Chicago Bears
« Reply #32 on: April 19, 2011, 01:19:25 pm »
Me too but I dont feel this is the year to draft one.

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Re: 2011 Chicago Bears
« Reply #33 on: April 19, 2011, 05:06:09 pm »
Bears to open vs. Falcons, visit Packers on Christmas

Brad Biggs/Tribune reporter

4:57 p.m. CDT, April 19, 2011


In a year in which the Chicago Bears are scheduled to travel to London for their first-ever regular season game in Europe, the team has four consecutive games vs. AFC West opponents and closes with division rivals Green Bay and Minnesota.

The NFL will release the 2011 schedule at 6 p.m. but an advanced look at the schedule provided to the Tribune shows they open the season at Soldier Field Sept. 11 against the Atlanta Falcons in a matchup of division champions from last season. It marks only the fourth time in 12 years the Bears will open at home.

They will then travel to New Orleans in Week 2 and return home to host the Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers in Week 3. Former Bears linebacker and defensive coordinator Ron Rivera will bring in his Carolina Panthers for a visit in Week 4.

The Bears then play at Detroit on Monday, Oct. 10 on ESPN’s “Monday Night Football,” the first prime time appearance for the Lions since Week 3 of the 2001 season. That game is followed by another prime time appearance for the Bears as they will host Minnesota on Oct. 16 in NBC’s national broadcast. That gives the team a home game before the Oct. 23 game vs. the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at London’s Wembley Stadium.

Following the trip to England, the Bears are off on the weekend of Oct. 30. The Bears play the Eagles on “Monday Night Football” on Nov. 7. Then, they host the Lions Nov. 13 before a string of four straight games vs. the AFC – vs. San Diego, at Oakland, vs. Kansas City and at Denver in Week 14 in quarterback Jay Cutler’s first regular season game there since the trade.

The Bears host Seattle in Week 15 and close out at Green Bay on NBC in prime time on Dec. 25 and at Minnesota Jan. 1.

The NFL’s current labor dispute leaves football hanging in the balance. The league announced if an agreement is not reached by Aug. 1 the game in London will be moved to Tampa and the Bucs’ Raymond James Stadium.

Week 1 ATLANTA

Week 2 at New Orleans

Week 3 GREEN BAY

Week 4 CAROLINA

Week 5 at Detroit

Week 6 MINNESOTA

Week 7 vs. Tampa Bay at London

Week 8 OFF

Week 9 at Philadelphia

Week 10 Detroit

Week 11 SAN DIEGO

Week 12 at Oakland

Week 13 KANSAS CITY

Week 14 at Denver

Week 15 SEATTLE

Week 16 at Green Bay

Week 17 at Minnesota

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Re: 2011 Chicago Bears
« Reply #34 on: April 19, 2011, 06:20:34 pm »
unless they move that London game it looks like no games in person for me this year

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Re: 2011 Chicago Bears
« Reply #35 on: April 19, 2011, 07:02:53 pm »
Love that schedule.  If the TV stations follow the usual pattern I should be able to see 14 of 16 games.  If so, bye, bye Sunday Ticket this season.

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« Reply #36 on: April 19, 2011, 07:35:45 pm »
The Bears will be visiting Wisconsin on another significant date on the calendar.

The official schedule has been released, and it consists on Week 16 of the Packers hosting the Bears on Christmas Night.

The 8:20 p.m. ET game will be the only contest played on Sunday, December 25.

This sucks for the Bears.  Playing in December in GB at night is especially bad for a traveling team.  Leaving home on Christmas Day is just an added problem.  Why do scheduler's do this?


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Re: 2011 Chicago Bears
« Reply #37 on: April 19, 2011, 08:06:52 pm »
wow, the 1st 3 weeks are brutal, but not much better after that really.

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Re: 2011 Chicago Bears
« Reply #38 on: April 19, 2011, 09:27:22 pm »
That schedule is too light on road games in the Southeast.

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Re: 2011 Chicago Bears
« Reply #39 on: April 20, 2011, 07:27:46 am »
Looks tough. Agree that the first 3 weeks are no walk in the park..

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Re: 2011 Chicago Bears
« Reply #40 on: April 20, 2011, 07:28:28 am »
Aren't I the sh*t, I'm a junior member..

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Re: 2011 Chicago Bears
« Reply #41 on: April 20, 2011, 08:11:29 am »
Better to start the season with some tough teams on the schedule...

Nice to have the bye week mid-season

yapper

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« Reply #42 on: April 20, 2011, 08:40:13 am »
I think this is actually the friendliest schedule we've had in a few years.

The bye week is extremely well timed, and even though those first 3 games are a mutha, 3 of our first 4 are at home which will allow the Bears to get their feet under them in Soldiers (literally), and assuming they play well and win, build up a lot of positive vibe with the home crowd early in the season.  I like the fact that we are playing 3 quality teams right out of the chute... By the end of that 3rd game we should have a very clear read on if these 2011 Bears have the talent and brains to repeat in the playoffs or if it was all just smoke and mirrors last year as many want to clain.

Obviously the league bias for the Packers shows in us again having to go up to Lambeau late in the season, but other than that it looks like a pretty fair hand.  It's kind of weird having all four of the AFC West games lined up in one stretch but I don't see those being particularly tough matchups although the Raiders could surprise some people this year.

yapper

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Re: 2011 Chicago Bears
« Reply #43 on: April 20, 2011, 10:21:44 am »
Pompeii is ****ing about the Bears having 5 preseason games...  I say, bring 'em on.

Lovie's teams are never prepared for the regular season so if a 5th preseason game forces them to do the work they don't do in training camp, then so much the better.

Our offense, especially, needs as much preseason work against live opponents as it can get.

Likewise, if the threat of being 0-3 after the first three regular season games doesn't get our boys motivated in training camp, then there's really no hope.
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Re: 2011 Chicago Bears
« Reply #44 on: April 20, 2011, 10:35:34 am »
the other thing about 5 preseason games is we get to start a week earlier which means the players and coaches have an extra week to work on things that other teams don't get.

I was thinking a few minutes ago.
If there were no cap and each NFL team had to operate on their own...
Would Chicago spend more or less money on players?
Dallas, Wash and likely NYG would spend more I am sure.
What about Chicago though.
At one time I would have thought they would have spent less but not sure now.