<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Grizzly Detail | The Chicago Bears NFL Football Blog]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/grizzly-detail http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com en-us Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:27:00 -0600 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:27:00 -0600 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Cutler’s Fallout Continues Off the Field]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:34:25 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/173*120/460514190.jpg
It is now common knowledge that Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler will not start Sunday’s game against Detroit but his fallout on the field and with the fans doesn’t stop there.

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<![CDATA[Questions Surround Trestman's Handling of Cutler Demotion]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:27:33 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/459960262a.jpg
The Chicago Bears' decision to bench Jay Cutler came directly from Marc Trestman, but questions were raised Thursday about how he handled the demotion.

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<![CDATA[Cutler, Clausen Support Each Other]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:04:35 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/453989948+%281%29.jpg
The Chicago Bears are dealing with the aftermath of making a switch at quarterback this week, and both Jimmy Clausen and Jay Cutler are trying to focus on supporting one another during the transition.

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<![CDATA[Rodgers Empathizes With Cutler]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:51:12 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/459954730.jpg
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers weighed in on the recent controversy surrounding Jay Cutler and Aaron Kromer, saying he'd have a "major problem" with the situation.

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<![CDATA[Opinion: Cutler Benching Unnecessary]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:35:13 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/459992820.jpg
The Chicago Bears' decision to bench Jay Cutler is questionable enough, but the way they handled it is even worse as they used anonymous sources to deliver the news.

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<![CDATA[Vote: Who Should Bears Fire?]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:09:35 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/190*120/bears+dolphins+getty9.jpg
Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman has stood behind Jay Cutler all season long, but on Wednesday night it appeared he has changed course as multiple reports emerged that Jimmy Clausen will start against the...

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<![CDATA["Very Angry Bears Fan" Sings Holiday Tunes With a Twist]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:15:20 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/188*120/A+Very+Angry+Bears+Fan+Christmas.jpg
Chicago Bears fans aren’t exactly pleased with the team’s performance this season, but one fan put a hilarious holiday twist on the team’s nearly unbearable season.]]>
<![CDATA[McCaskey Pushed by Saints Fan: Officials]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:25:42 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/George-McCaskey.jpg
Chicago Bears Chairman George McCaskey was pushed by a New Orleans Saints fan during Monday night’s game at Soldier Field, the Chicago Bears said Tuesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Game Photos: Bears vs Saints]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:07:51 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*121/46051986810.jpg
The Chicago Bears are talking a good game about not being resigned to their fate, but they didn't show that on the field as they put forth a listless effort in a 31-15 drubbing at the hands of the New Orleans...

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<![CDATA[Bennett Calls Out Teammates After Loss to Saints]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:08:44 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/162*120/459183898.jpg
The Chicago Bears have been accused by plenty of fans and writers for giving up on the season, but those accusations found voice within the organization Monday as Martellus Bennett called out his teammates...

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<![CDATA[Week 15 Report Card: Saints vs. Bears ]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:22:57 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/176*120/460520698.jpg
The Chicago Bears have stumbled mightily down the stretch of the season, and they took another series of missteps on Monday night as they lost in blowout fashion to the New Orleans Saints.

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<![CDATA[Listless Bears Fall 31-15 to Saints ]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 22:34:15 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/173*120/460514190.jpg
The Chicago Bears looked to play spoiler for the New Orleans Saints' playoff hopes, but they merely served as a springboard instead as they lost by a 31-15 margin on Monday night.

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<![CDATA[Report: Kromer Could be Fired for "Cause" After Season]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:49:13 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/kromer153641709.jpg
The Chicago Bears may or may not let go of offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer after the season, but if they do, he could feasibly be terminated "for cause" according to a new report.

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<![CDATA[Forte Could Run All Over Saints Monday Night]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 10:58:38 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/460466000.jpg
The Chicago Bears are eliminated from playoff contention, but that doesn't mean they can't play spoiler against the New Orleans Saints, and Matt Forte could help them do it.

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<![CDATA[Brees Looking to Thrive vs. Bears' Pass Defense]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 10:02:49 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/457498604.jpg
The Chicago Bears have the second-worst pass defense in the NFL, and that could be just what the doctor ordered as Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints look to bounce back from an embarrassing Week 14 loss.

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<![CDATA[Best of NFL: Week 15]]> Sun, 14 Dec 2014 22:22:57 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/460466000.jpg
Don't miss the most dramatic images from the fifteenth week of the 2014 NFL season.

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<![CDATA[Cutler Emerges as Sympathetic Figure in Kromergate]]> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:59:17 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/459954730.jpg
While Aaron Kromer's ironic pleas to allow the Chicago Bears to handle his criticism of Jay Cutler internally fell on deaf ears, the Bears' quarterback emerged as a sympathetic figure with a really smart...

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<![CDATA[Bears Stand Pat After Kromer Apology Goes Public]]> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:18:12 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/170*120/459956290.jpg
The Chicago Bears are dealing with the fallout of Aaron Kromer criticizing Jay Cutler in a recent report, but both parties involved looked to move forward on Friday.

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<![CDATA[Kromer Confesses to Criticizing Cutler]]> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 13:53:21 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/kromer153641709.jpg
In a meeting with players earlier this week, Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer tearfully admitting to criticizing quarterback Jay Cutler in a recent story.

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<![CDATA[Bears Bites: Tension Brewing Between Cutler, Marshall]]> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 13:06:15 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/459992820.jpg
In this edition of Bears Bites, we take a look at the relationship between Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall, as well as the good season that Demontre Hurst is quietly having.

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<![CDATA[DJ Williams Placed on IR by Bears ]]> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 11:53:06 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/181612326.jpg
The Chicago Bears' defense took another big hit on Thursday as it was revealed that linebacker DJ Williams will miss the rest of the season with a neck injury.

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<![CDATA[Marshall Released From Hospital, Placed on IR by Bears]]> Mon, 08 Dec 2014 15:38:24 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/brandon-marshall-barry-church.jpg
Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall, who was released from Northwestern Memorial Hospital on Sunday after fracturing two ribs and suffering a collapsed lung, was placed on injured reserve by the...]]>
<![CDATA[Trestman Dismisses Talk of Benching Cutler]]> Mon, 08 Dec 2014 12:47:25 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/170*120/459956290.jpg
The Chicago Bears are searching for answers after being eliminated from playoff contention, but Marc Trestman dismissed speculation that the team would consider benching Jay Cutler as quarterback.

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<![CDATA[Bears Officially Eliminated from Playoff Contention Sunday]]> Sun, 07 Dec 2014 15:55:20 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/459968390.jpg
Thanks to the Detroit Lions' 34-17 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Chicago Bears have officially been eliminated from playoff contention for the fourth consecutive year.

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<![CDATA[Best of NFL: Week 14]]> Sun, 07 Dec 2014 23:08:44 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/460128832.jpg
Don't miss the most dramatic images from the fourteenth week of the 2014 NFL season.]]>
<![CDATA[FanZone: Athletes and Their Opinions]]> Mon, 08 Dec 2014 12:42:57 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010035221_1200x675_368723523618.jpg
Sports Sunday viewers sound off: "How do you feel about professional athletes giving their opinions on hot button current events and social issues."]]>
<![CDATA[McCaskey Family Needs to Make Changes]]> Mon, 08 Dec 2014 12:43:16 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010035107_1200x675_368723011758.jpg
Mike Adamle, Dan Hampton and Siafa Lewis say the Bears' disastrous season requires action from the team's owners.]]>
<![CDATA[Hampton: Other Teams Are Mastering Fundamentals]]> Mon, 08 Dec 2014 12:43:30 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010035173_1200x675_368721987778.jpg
Hall of Famer Dan Hampton says the Chicago Bears have put too much trust into Jay Cutler and have forgotten how to play basic football.]]>
<![CDATA[Trestman's Job Appears Safe with Bears ]]> Sat, 06 Dec 2014 13:00:41 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bc901e77851e4d74b758d5a778eb4b88.jpg
The Chicago Bears would have to win out just to finish with a .500 record, but the team is apparently leaning toward keeping head coach Marc Trestman on the sideline for 2015.

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<![CDATA[Marshall Fractures Two Ribs, Injures Lung]]> Fri, 05 Dec 2014 14:37:55 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/459080574.jpg
Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall was taken to a local hospital after suffering an injury in Thursday's loss to the Dallas Cowboys, and Friday the Bears revealed the extent of his injuries.

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<![CDATA[Bears Fans Stabbed Outside Soldier Field]]> Fri, 05 Dec 2014 15:04:28 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bearsflag.jpg
Two Bears fans were stabbed during a fight in a parking lot outside Soldier Field Thursday night.

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<![CDATA[Best of the 2014 NFL Season]]> Sun, 14 Dec 2014 20:34:35 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/460465042.jpg
From kickoffs to touchdowns, here are the most dramatic photos from the 2014 NFL season.

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<![CDATA[All the Best Bears Hate from Around the Internet ]]> Fri, 05 Dec 2014 05:33:40 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*131/459968388.jpg
Thursday's loss by the Chicago Bears put the final nail in the coffin of any scant playoff hopes fans and local scribes were clinging to, and they let the team have it via social and traditional media.

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<![CDATA[Game Photos: Bears vs. Cowboys]]> Fri, 05 Dec 2014 12:10:57 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/170*120/459956290+%281%29.jpg
The Cowboys won the opening coin toss and elected to receive the kickoff, and they got off to a nice start on offense as Tony Romo found Dez Bryant for back-to-back first downs.

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<![CDATA[Marshall Leaves Soldier Field in Ambulance]]> Fri, 05 Dec 2014 09:23:55 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*127/459956250.jpg
The Chicago Bears were knocked off by the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday night, but the news got worse when Brandon Marshall was knocked out of the game with a rib injury.

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<![CDATA[Cowboys Knock Off Bears 41-28]]> Thu, 04 Dec 2014 22:56:41 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/459954730.jpg
Tony Romo threw three touchdown passes, and DeMarco Murray rushed for 179 yards as the Dallas Cowboys knocked off the Chicago Bears by a score of 41-28 on Thursday night.

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<![CDATA[Bears Must Follow Through on Run Game Promises]]> Thu, 04 Dec 2014 13:47:25 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bears+packers+12-29+13.jpg
All week long, everyone at Halas Hall has been chiming in about the need to run the ball more. On Thursday, the Chicago Bears must follow through on that threat, or they risk losing yet another game.

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<![CDATA[The Bears Bad Season in Photos]]> Fri, 05 Dec 2014 09:51:30 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/455982240.jpg
Take a spin through through the misery.

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<![CDATA[Bears in for Stern Test Against DeMarco Murray]]> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 16:12:51 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/459486534.jpg
The Chicago Bears' run defense has had its ups and downs this season, but they will be in for their toughest test of the season against DeMarco Murray on Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Bears Sign Jay Feely to 1-Year Contract ]]> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 13:04:08 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bears+beng+8.JPG
Chicago Bears kicker Robbie Gould has missed practice all week with a sore quad, and the team has made preparations to be without him Thursday night as they signed veteran kicker Jay Feely.

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<![CDATA[Best of NFL: Week 13]]> Sun, 30 Nov 2014 19:34:57 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/459664292.jpg
Don't miss the most dramatic images from the thirteenth week of the 2014 NFL season.

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<![CDATA[Should the Bears Pursue Jim Harbaugh? ]]> Mon, 01 Dec 2014 13:34:09 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/harrrbyeee.jpg
The Chicago Bears are just about out of playoff contention in the NFC, but could acquiring a coaching talent like Jim Harbaugh be a huge step in the right direction?

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<![CDATA[Cowboys vs. Bears: First Look]]> Mon, 01 Dec 2014 06:34:02 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1335969961.jpg
The Dallas Cowboys are loaded with plenty of offensive weapons, but questions on defense and a lackluster performance against the Philadelphia Eagles could give Chicago Bears fans reasons for hope Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Briggs Placed on IR by Bears Friday ]]> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:05:14 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/Briggs_9-3.PNG
The Chicago Bears were without linebacker Lance Briggs on Thursday against the Detroit Lions, and on Friday the team placed him on the injured reserve list, ending his season.]]>
<![CDATA[4 Reasons to Watch Final Bears Games]]> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:12:11 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/4594658961.jpg
Chicago Bears fans may be tempted to tune out the final four weeks of the regular season after Thursday's loss, but Grizzly Detail has some reasons why you shouldn't search for alternate programming on Sundays.

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<![CDATA[NFL Roundup: Thanksgiving Day ]]> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 01:22:06 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP906300269122.jpg
NFL Roundup: Thanksgiving Day

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<![CDATA[Bears' Thanksgiving Loss a Scathing Indictment of Emery Regime]]> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 06:44:24 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1596907041.jpg
Chicago Bears GM Phil Emery brought in Marc Trestman, signed Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall to long-term extensions, and revamped his team's defense. All of those steps appear to be colossal failures after yet...

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