Bears defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff was the only player on the roster with something to celebrate after the team’s home loss to the Dolphins. But even he couldn’t enjoy a career day when he considered how poorly the team played. Ratliff who had a career-high 3.5 sacks and also led the Bears with seven tackles.
The question is asked numerous times in a given season: Do fans have the right to boo their own team? Bears guard Kyle Long answered by saying it’s “unacceptable.” In the fourth quarter of Sunday’s loss to the Dolphins at home, fans at Soldier Field booed a Bears offense that was inept all game. That
There’s a number of reasons for the Bears’ horrendous offensive performance in their 27-14 loss at home to the Dolphins on Sunday. But per usual, much of the blame falls on quarterback Jay Cutler. Sunday’s ineptitude wasn’t just the result of Cutler’s continued poor decision making, but also his inability to disguise where he was
Anybody local represented on the Preseason All-Big Ten Team this year? It seems like a straight forward enough question that there should be an easy answer. But really, it depends on how you look at it. There are local players, just not local schools. Sure both Illinois and Northwestern have players on the cusp. They
In some unlikely scenario, if Northwestern’s quintet of freshmen were ordained with a tag line as iconic as “Fab Five,” it would imply that some sort of celebration would ensue come March. But far from the postseason and yet to have played a college basketball game, there’s still a moniker Vic Law, Scottie Lindsey, Johnnie
Two days after Illinois football staffer Ryan Cubit was arrested for driving under the influence, the athletic department has not made a decision regarding his status with the program. But coach Tim Beckman said on Tuesday’s coaches conference call that Cubit will be reprimanded. Beckman also said that some decision is forthcoming. Cubit was arrested
Ryan Cubit, Illinois’ director of football student-athlete development, was arrested for driving under the influence early Sunday morning. Ryan is the son of Illini offensive coordinator Bill Cubit. Cubit served as the coach at Western Michigan where Ryan spent five seasons on his father’s staff, serving as co-offensive coordinator in 2012. He was hired by
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.–Martellus Bennett said he wasn’t that good of a player last year. What’s changed this season? The Bears’ tight end said he studied his game over the summer and was able to learn more about what quarterback Jay Cutler and the offense ask of him. The work has paid tremendous dividends. Bennett has
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.–Bears safety Chris Conte injured his left shoulder trying to make a play on a run by Jets running back Chris Ivory in the third quarter of Monday night’s game. Conte was ruled out for the remainder of the game. Conte left last week’s game in San Francisco after spraining the same shoulder.
SANTA CLARA, Calif.–His 37 yards receiving may not indicate the vital nature of Martellus Bennett’s role in the game plan in the Bears’ win over the 49ers on Sunday at Levi’s Stadium Sunday. But quarterback Jay Culter’s willingness to look toward his tight end in the most critical moments–particularly when the two connected on a