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Moose thinks Chicago has a high receiver mortality rate

Thank you, Muhsin Muhammad. We enjoyed your hands-of-brick, too.

Speaking to SI’s Peter King about his three-year stint with the Bears, current Carolina Panthers’ wide receiver, Muhsin Muhammad, said, “That’s right. It’s where receivers go to die.


And to think, all this time I thought the mind-frenzying hysteria induced by a coke binge was the place all receivers went to die.

The Top 10 players most vital to the Chicago Bears’ success in 2008 – #3 Tommie Harris

Continuing our list of…well…read the title, buddy.

# 3. Tommie Harris

When Bears defensive tackle Tommie Harris is healthy, he’s on. And when he’s on, he is on. And at no time has this been more evident then in the first month of the 2006 season. Harris led the NFL with 5 sacks through the first four games, and received the “NFC’s Player of the Week” award twice in three weeks.

Unfortunately for Harris and the Bears, a hamstring injury would keep him from participating in the final four games of the season, but nonetheless, he still garnered Pro Bowl honors.

Fast forward to 2007. Harris achieved a career-high eight sacks despite playing through — for most of the season — nagging injuries related to his left knee. And while nobody’s questioning his heart or toughness, because it’s been tested and is obviously there, you could only imagine what Harris is capable of when completely healthy. Continue reading

Kevin Jones OK’d to practice

The Bears’ revamped running game just got another boost. Running back Kevin Jones will practice with the Bears for the first time tonight after being cleared medically to do so.

Jones had been recovering from reconstructive knee surgery he underwent in January. The timetable for such a recovery was said to be at least 10 months, which makes today’s news even more remarkable.

The Bears signed Jones, the Lions castoff, in July with hopes that he would be ready for the season opener. Now, it looks as if that’s a realistic possibility.

Jones will likely bid for playing time as a part of some type of one-two combo with rookie Matt Forte.

TE Kellen Davis apparently not too sexy in rookie initiation

Of all the songs to choose to sing in front of a group of 80-something grown men, Right Said Fred’s “I’m Too Sexy” has to rank up there with The Weather Girls’ “It’s Raining Men” and Ricky Martin’s “Livin’ La Vida Loca” as most embarrasing. Yet, it’s the song that Bears rookie tight end, Kellen Davis, was forced to perform as part of his rookie initiation.

As to be expected, Davis’ teammates were none too impressed with his performance. Fellow Bears tight end, Desmond Clark, offered, “Kellen was bad, really bad, plus he looks like the guy who sings that song.”

I, personally, don’t get it. What could not be appealing about a 6’7, 252-pound man belting out one of, if not, the biggest gay anthems of the nineties all time?

At least, Davis’ reason for choice of song was of merit. According to the Detroit Free Enterprise, Davis chose “I’m Too Sexy” after learning how impressed head coach Lovie Smith was of Davis’ body.


Chris Williams who? John St. Clair and rest of Bears O-line impressive in defeat


Kansas City 24, Chicago 20ESPN Box Score

When your first-round pick, and instrumental cog piece to a seemingly, already mediocre offensive line, undergoes potential season-ending surgery, you have the right to worry.

A day after left tackle, Chris Williams, had surgery to repair a herniated disc in his lower back – an injury unrelated to the one that had been keeping him out of practice — the Bears took the field against the Kansas City Chiefs for both teams’ first preseason game of the year.

Suprisingly, starting in place of Williams, veteran John St. Clair and the rest of the Bears offensive line looked anything but worried. All night, quarterbacks Kyle Orton, Rex Grossman, and Caleb Hanie had ample time to throw the ball. Better yet, gaping holes were aplenty for the team’s slew of running backs, as Matt Forte, Adrian Peterson, Garrett Wolfe, P.J. Pope, and Lousaka Polite all looked impressive at times. Continue reading

Aye, Papi!! The Madden cover jinx to strike Roberto Garza!!

It looks as if Bears right guard, Roberto Garza, will brave the curse and don the cover of this year’s special, Spanish edition of Madden: Madden ’09 En Espanol. According to IGN, the game features “exclusive Spanish language content, including additional music tracks, and Spanish play-by-play and game analysis voice-over.”


Madden ’09 En Espanol is set to be released on Sept. 16. Ironically, that’s just nine days after the regular season opener, and just five days before the entire Bears offensive line should be expected to collectively blow out their knee sockets.

Good luck on trying to convince Donnie Edwards — or better yet, Ron Mexico — to appear on the 2010 cover, EA.