<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Grizzly Detail | The Chicago Bears NFL Football Blog]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/grizzly-detail http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com en-us Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:39:13 -0600 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:39:13 -0600 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Hurst Agrees to Two-Year Deal with Bears ]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:30:59 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages_460520354.jpg
The Chicago Bears officially announced the signing of cornerback Demontre Hurst on Wednesday afternoon, inking him to a two-year deal.

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<![CDATA[Opinion: It's Time for Bears to Move On From Tillman, Briggs]]> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:24:00 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/189*120/453619824.jpg
Based on comments made by John Fox and Ryan Pace, the Chicago Bears are seriously considering moving on from Charles Tillman and Lance Briggs, and that's a good thing.

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<![CDATA[Bears Coach Blasted for Being Too "Conservative" ]]> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 07:31:24 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/TLMD-John-Fox-Denver.jpg
Chicago Bears head coach John Fox brings with him a bevy of experience to the Windy City, but according to a ranking of NFL head coaches, his conservative approach shackles his teams.]]>
<![CDATA[Bears GM Ryan Pace Talks Future of Cutler, Marshall]]> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 20:29:52 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/455571536.jpg
Confidence, Accountability and Discipline. Those are the three values Chicago Bears GM Ryan Pace mentioned when asked about the immediate impact new head coach John Fox will have on the team. Values he will also

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<![CDATA[Fox Refuses to Confirm Cutler as Starting Quarterback ]]> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 15:46:04 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/459992820.jpg
The Chicago Bears still have Jay Cutler under contract, but head coach John Fox declined to confirm that he'll be the starting quarterback in the 2015 season.

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<![CDATA[Fox Confirms Bears Will Switch to 3-4 Defense]]> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 11:30:07 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/john-fox-chicago-461782434.jpg
In his press conference at the NFL Scouting Combine Wednesday, new Chicago Bears head coach John Fox confirmed that the team will switch to a 3-4 defense.

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<![CDATA[Urlacher, Cutler Relationship Shows No Sign of Improving]]> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 16:24:42 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/186*120/1554694132.jpg
Former Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher had some thoughts on the 2014 Bears' struggles on Tuesday, and he continued his subtle jabs at quarterback Jay Cutler.

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<![CDATA[Urlacher Co-Authors Children's Book]]> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 16:05:42 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1588194702.jpg
Former Chicago Bears LB Brian Urlacher has potentially found a new calling, as his new children's book "The Middle School Rules" debuts on Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Son of Former Bear Adrian Peterson Dies]]> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 15:36:05 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/201*120/adrian+peterson+bears.jpg
The young son of former Chicago Bears running back Adrian Peterson has died.

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<![CDATA[Gase Lost 49'ers Job After Rejecting Tomsula Ultimatum]]> Mon, 16 Feb 2015 10:38:02 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/459468754.jpg
New Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase apparently came very close to becoming head coach of the San Francisco 49'ers, but a late ultimatum by the team spoiled the whole deal.

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<![CDATA[Most Important Bears Roster Questions: Back-Up QB ]]> Thu, 12 Feb 2015 14:58:22 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/170*120/458729192.jpg
The Chicago Bears do have a big roster question at the quarterback position this offseason, but what happens with the back-up position is just about as interesting.

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<![CDATA[Bears Announce Mini-Camp Schedule]]> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 12:49:42 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/john-fox-chicago-461782434.jpg
The Chicago Bears are in the process of reshaping their roster, and this week they announced the dates of their mini-camps as that process continues.

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<![CDATA[Bears Bites: Both Sides Weigh In on NFL's Draft Demands]]> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 12:35:13 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/462526376.jpg
In this Monday morning edition of Bears Bites, we take a look at both sides of the argument over whether or not the city of Chicago erred by conceding to the NFL's Draft demands.

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<![CDATA[Mila Kunis: Kutcher Wants Daughter to Coach the Bears]]> Fri, 06 Feb 2015 16:05:56 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/480116955.jpg
Ashton Kutcher has big plans for his daughter’s future… and the Chicago Bears.

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<![CDATA[NFL Requests Police Escorts, Freebies for Chicago Draft]]> Fri, 06 Feb 2015 12:11:35 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1132567501.jpg
The NFL is known for making requests for freebies from cities, whether they be for stadiums or Super Bowls, and their list of requests from the city of Chicago is no exception.]]>
<![CDATA[Could Marshall Find a New Home in Baltimore? ]]> Thu, 05 Feb 2015 15:28:27 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/455571536.jpg
With his welcome potentially worn out in Chicago, could wide receiver Brandon Marshall find a new home with the Baltimore Ravens?]]>
<![CDATA[Halftime Show at Super Bowl XLIX]]> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 12:33:20 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/katy-select-462640962.jpg
See photos from Super Bowl XLIX Pepsi Halftime Show.

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<![CDATA[Super Bowl XLIX: The Good, Bad and Ugly]]> Mon, 02 Feb 2015 00:25:30 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/sb-25-462642220.jpg
Jeremaine Kearse's juggling catch late in the game turns out to mean ... nothing.

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<![CDATA[Tom Brady Wins 3rd Super Bowl MVP Award]]> Mon, 02 Feb 2015 08:26:47 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/sb-47-462644174.jpg
As a kid, years before he became a pretty good quarterback in his own right, Tom Brady idolized Joe Montana. Now, at age 37, Brady owns just as many Super Bowl championships — and just as many Super Bowl...

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<![CDATA[Super Again: Patriots Win Super Bowl XLIX]]> Sun, 01 Feb 2015 22:03:20 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/sb-30-462642436.jpg
Tom Brady still has fourth-quarter magic. Can the Patriots make is stand? Brady hit Julian Edelman with a 3-yard touchdown pass with 2:02 remaining in Super Bowl XLIX to give the Patriots a 28-24 lead.

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<![CDATA[PHOTOS: Super Bowl XLIX]]> Mon, 02 Feb 2015 11:53:18 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/sb-45-462644166.jpg
See photos from big game between the Patriots and Seahawks.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Super Bowl 2015 Commercials]]> Sun, 01 Feb 2015 22:04:16 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Kardashian-SB.jpg
Watch the top commercials of the Super Bowl 2015 here-- from Nationwide to Budweiser.
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<![CDATA[Super Ads: Most Buzz-Worthy Commercials]]> Sun, 01 Feb 2015 22:05:55 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/186*120/TLMD-08-TRASEROS-DEL-2014.jpg
Check out some of the most buzz-worthy spots from the biggest game in advertising.

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<![CDATA[Why the Patriots — or the Seahawks — Will Win]]> Sun, 01 Feb 2015 13:26:06 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/brady-wilson-2.jpg
Belichick or Carroll? Brady or Wilson? Blount or Lynch? Take your pick.

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<![CDATA[Arlington Heights Native to Play Backup Quarterback in Super Bowl]]> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:20:23 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/jimmy+garappolo.jpg
Jimmy Garappolo, of Arlington Heights, will play backup for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday.

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<![CDATA[Super Bowl XLIX Bingo]]> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:47:12 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bingo-th.gif
Super Bowl Sunday is one of the most competitive days of the year. We've created a Bingo Board for those of you who aren't huge sports fans, but want to embrace the game day spirit of rivalry.
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<![CDATA[Richard Sherman's Dad Loves Life as LA Garbage Man]]> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:40:50 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/204*120/1-29-15-Richard+Sherman+Kevin+Sherman.JPG
Many of the players in Sunday's Super Bowl grew up in Southern California, players such as Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks whose family sacrificed a lot along the way.

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<![CDATA[Belichick, Carroll Coach Super Bowl From Different Angles]]> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:38:59 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Super-Bowl-Coaches.jpg
Put Bill Belichick behind a microphone and he's C-SPAN — minus the information. Pete Carroll is more like a Lifetime movie. Or, as defensive lineman Michael Bennett puts it, "He has that Benjamin Button...

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<![CDATA[Zoo Croc Predicts Super Bowl Winner]]> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:37:05 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/sb-chickens.jpg
Salty, the 1,500 pound saltwater crocodile at the Fort Worth Zoo, has made his pick for this year's Super Bowl winner.

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<![CDATA[Veggies Are Most Popular Food for Super Bowl]]> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:35:55 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP742732234097_Veggies.jpg
While the gladiators of the NFL are clashing in Phoenix at the Super Bowl, the titans of food will be fighting for supremacy at spreads across the country.

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<![CDATA[Deflategate: Damon, Affleck Take Responsibility ]]> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:55:13 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/rs_1024x759-150130065114-1024.Matt-Damon-Ben-Affleck-JR-13015_copy.jpg
New England Patriots fans are some of the most hardcore dedicated sports lovers out there, so it's not a surprise that Tom Brady fanatics would come to his aid during the trying time that has become Deflategate....
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<![CDATA[Patriots Model Provides Clues to Bears' Rebuild ]]> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:34:07 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Belichick-Smiles.jpg
The New England Patriots' model for success has netted them three Super Bowl titles and a place in NFL history, but if the Chicago Bears want to take cues from the Patriots, it won't be an easy process. ]]>
<![CDATA[Coach: Sherman's Decision to Play Super Bowl If Baby Arrives Early]]> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:14:10 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/richard+sherman.JPG
Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says it will be Richard Sherman's decision whether to play in Sunday's Super Bowl if his pregnant girlfriend goes into labor with the couple's first child sooner than...

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<![CDATA[Bears' NFL Draft Fan Festival Plans Taking Shape]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:12:44 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/4888459211.jpg
The Chicago Bears will be playing the role of host for this year's NFL Draft, and plans for a fan festival to take place in Grant Park during the event are beginning to take shape.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Super Bowl Set-up Time-lapse]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:43:07 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000005950803_1200x675_390886979585.jpg
Check out this awesome time-lapse video of the construction of Super Bowl Central, produced by the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee.]]>
<![CDATA[10 Memorable Past Super Bowl Commercials]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:03:57 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/B8d1iR_CUAANZiA.jpg
No one can remember the final score after the Super Bowl. Not so with some of the ads. Check out below a handful of the most memorable Super Bowl ads through the years.

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<![CDATA[Seattle Rolls 12k Joints For Super Bowl]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:33:34 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/SeattlePotPack0129.jpg
Seattle marijuana producer Solstice rolls 12,000 joints -- calling it the "12th Pack" -- for the Super Bowl.]]>
<![CDATA[NFL Debuts 1st Anti-Domestic Violence Super Bowl PSA]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:03:00 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/footballs.jpg
The NFL will air its first public service announcement against domestic violence as part of its No More campaign during the Super Bowl on NBC on Sunday. A 30-second ad will air for $4.5 million, but the NFL has...

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<![CDATA[Seahawks Take the Trash-Talk Lead Over Patriots ]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:46:33 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP241430289710.jpg
This Super Bowl between the New England Patriots (14-4) and Seattle Seahawks (14-4) will feature some epic yapping from some of the best trash-talkers in the NFL.

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<![CDATA[PHOTOS: Memorable Halftime Shows]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:44:28 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/superbowl-halftime-01-160625501.jpg
These performances rocked at the Super Bowl halftime shows. See more photos.

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<![CDATA[Feely Calls Out Cutler's Lack of Leadership]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:47:36 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/190*120/bears+dolphins+getty9.jpg
The Chicago Bears struggled with locker room issues all season long, and kicker Jay Feely targeted Marc Trestman and Jay Cutler as big parts of the lack of leadership.

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<![CDATA[NFL Launches YouTube Channel]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:36:36 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/77248493.jpg
Searching for Super Bowl highlights next week after the big game? They'll be available, legally, straight from the source. On Monday, the league and YouTube announced a partnership between two of the most...

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<![CDATA[Wholesome, Less Racy Super Bowl Ads Expected]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:33:59 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/super-bowl-commercials-AP322500772403.jpg
Advertisers are spending record amounts of money on this year's Super Bowl commercials, hoping to score big with sports fans and consumers. After a string of domestic scandals in the NFL, analysts say expect to...]]>
<![CDATA[Marshall Could Appear on "Inside the NFL" Next Season]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:20:35 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/217*120/0d7d41844dbe412a83e1a1217ad964dc.jpg
Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall isn't shy about sharing opinions, and that's a big part of the reason why he's been invited back to "Inside the NFL" for next season.

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<![CDATA[GoDaddy Pulls Controversial Super Bowl Ad ]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:37:13 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/162767130.jpg
GoDaddy announced Tuesday that it would not air an ad slated to run during the Super Bowl after an early preview on the “Today Show” spawned a wave of criticism on social media.

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<![CDATA[Man Loses Super Bowl Credential After Facebook Post ]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:04:20 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/footballs-night-generic.jpg
An Arizona man who had a chance to be on the field at the Super Bowl will have to watch it on TV — all because of Facebook.]]>
<![CDATA[Super Bowl Preview: Seahawks v. Patriots]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:41:25 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/super-bowl-poster-frame-pete-carroll-145822658.jpg
Just ahead of Super Bowl XLIV, here are five things you may not know about the history behind both teams.]]>
<![CDATA[Lynch at Media Day: "I'm Here So I Don't Get Fined"]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:07:24 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/marshawn-lynch-media-day.jpg
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch constantly repeated "I'm here so I don't get fined'' for five minutes before leaving the podium at Media Day.
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<![CDATA[Locker Room Worker Took Patriots' Footballs Into Restroom: Reports]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:27:33 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/super-bowl-footballs-AP339355819322.jpg
The National Football League has interviewed a locker room attendant who is believed to have carried footballs used in the New England Patriots’ AFC Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts into...

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<![CDATA[Bears Bites: Ex-Bears DC Finds New Job ]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:40:13 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/185*120/135992107.jpg
The Chicago Bears moved quickly to replace him once John Fox was hired as head coach, but ex-defensive coordinator Mel Tucker has a new job. Where did he land?

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