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  • For Bears, future is now — or else

     For Bears, future is now — or else
    In the topsy-turvy world of the NFL, where you often find a worst-to-first story, the Bears have managed to do something difficult since their last Super Bowl appearance. They have found a way to hang around mediocre most of that period: Never quite...
  • Green Bay Packers - TeamReport

    NFL Team Report - Green Bay Packers - INSIDE SLANT With a defense streamlined by defensive coordinator Dom Capers and an offense looking for help to support star quarterback Aaron Rodgers, head coach Mike McCarthy has plenty issues to address when the...
  • Detroit Lions - TeamReport

    NFL Team Report - Detroit Lions - INSIDE SLANT Discipline in Detroit. That is what Lions fans are expecting out of new head coach Jim Caldwell, who inherits an impressive, but under-achieving, defensive line that includes Ndamukong Suh, Nick Fairley...
  • Vikings spin a crowded QB carousel - Part 1

    The Sports Xchange NFL Team Report - Minnesota Vikings - INSIDE SLANT Make no mistake, most attention and probably all the hype will be focused on the quarterback situation when new head coach Mike Zimmer leads the Minnesota Vikings in their first...
  • NFL Analysis: Megatron dominates stats-bloated WRs - Part 1

    The Sports Xchange By Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange NFL Analysis: Megatron dominates stats-bloated WRs As NFL offenses take advantage of favorable rules, wide receivers are bloating their statistics with unprecedented prolific displays across the...
  • Top 10 headlines from Bears' offseason

     Top 10 headlines from Bears' offseason
    The Bears' 2013 season came to a heartbreaking end with a 33-28 last-minute loss to the Packers on Dec. 29, a defeat that cost them the NFC North title and kept them out of the playoffs for the sixth time in seven seasons. That was a demoralizing finish...
  • NFL Analysis: Legion of Boom best DB group - Part 1

    The Sports Xchange By Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Updates headline to Boom NFL Analysis: Legion of Boom best DB group When it comes to determining the best defensive secondary in the NFL, there is little reason for discussion. The...
  • NFL Analysis: Selecting strength of every team

    The Sports Xchange By Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange NFL Analysis: Selecting strength of every team In honor of the Fourth of July holiday weekend, The Sports Xchange will celebrate something positive -- The No. 1 Strength of every NFL team....
  • Brazil's goonish tactics won't work against Germany at World Cup

    SAO PAULO, Brazil — There were a couple of things most fans wanted to see in the final games of this World Cup. Yet, neither will be on display in Tuesday's semifinal game between Germany and host Brazil in Belo Horizonte. The first is Neymar,...
  • Bears must improve defense for 2014 - Part 1

    The Sports Xchange NFL Team Report - Chicago Bears - INSIDE SLANT After finishing 30th in defense among the NFL's 32 teams, it is no secret that the Chicago Bears will be focused on that side of the ball when they line up for their first training camp...
  • Readers' Q&A: Brad Biggs' Bears mailbag

    Readers' Q&A: Brad Biggs' Bears mailbag
    Right guard is the easiest position to play on the offensive line, and Kyle Long is the Bears' best offensive lineman. It would be ludicrous to waste his talent at right guard. The Bears said they planned to move him to tackle at some point. If they...
  • Will better D-line play upgrade the safety position?

    Will better D-line play upgrade the safety position?
    Most fans have been focused on issues at safety. But don't you agree that better D-line play will upgrade the safety position?  So doesn't that mean, with Aaron Donald off the board, the Kyle Fuller selection was the right pick if he was the highest-rated...