Bears Blitz: Wednesday

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In the Chicago Sun-Times, Greg Couch explains that even though Tank Johnson was not charged with DUI in Arizona, he still broke the organizations' zero-tolerance policy and deserved to be released. "And any team thinking of signing Johnson anyway might want to read the report first. He has been cut one break after another, and rather than changing his behavior, he keeps looking for more breaks. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, who suspended Johnson for eight games for his gun charge, among other things, might notice that his punishment wasn't enough to do any good. How about 16 games?" Read the rest of Couch Right Here ...

In the Chicago Tribune, Rick Morrissey wonders why Lance Briggs can't just accept a reasonable offer from the Bears like Mark Buehrle did with the White Sox and Andres Nocioni with the Bulls. "The Bears' Lance Briggs probably thinks all of this is impossibly naïve. And maybe it is. Maybe Buehrle and Nocioni are suckers. The Bears exercised their right to place a franchise tag on Briggs for this season, meaning he can't sign with any other team but the Bears have to pay him $7.2 million in 2007. He doesn't like this and is threatening to sit out the year." Read the rest of Morrissey Right Here ...

At SportsIllustrated.com, Bucky Brooks previews the NFC North for 2007 and believes that all four teams have major challenges facing them. "The Bears' biggest challenge for the coming season will be putting the disappointment of Super Bowl XLI behind them. Six of the past seven Super Bowl losers have failed to get back into the playoffs the following year. The Bears' somewhat troubled offseason doesn't exactly give one confidence that they'll make a return visit." Read the rest of Brooks Right Here ...

At FoxSports.com, Roger Rotter has Rex Grossman listed as his most underrated quarterback for fantasy football this upcoming season. "After learning from his first full season of playing, Grossman will become more consistent and avoid the heavy turnovers that plague many inexperienced quarterbacks. In addition, Chicago's offensive philosophy relies on the big vertical play in the passing game, increasing Grossman's fantasy value." Read the rest of Rotter Right Here ...

Here at BearReport.com, Nathan Vasher relives his glory days in Austin and sits down with the boys from InsideTexas.com, a part of the Scout.com network. "Cedric already is 'The Man.' He works as hard as anybody I've ever seen. I don't think he's changed his work ethic. If anything, he's turned it up a notch, and that comes from him being 'The Guy.' I haven't seem him run the ball like that in a long time, and I know he has the confidence to do it. I know he has the skill to do it. I'm just happy to go out there and see him play." Read the rest of the Vasher interview Right Here ...

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