“Honestly, I don’t think we’re far at all,” Bush said today, after the Lions’ OTA practice. “We have the guys here to be able to win a Super Bowl. Now obviously, with that said, there’s a lot that has to go into this season, this team, this off-season before we can even think about that. Right now, we just got to think about doing the little things right and kind of coming together, building that chemistry that’s going to help us down into the season.”
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Brandon Marshall’s 2012 season — 118 catches, 1,508 receiving yards, regularly overcoming double teams — was a performance rarely seen from a Bears receiver. And that dominance — or something resembling it — just might continue under coach Marc Trestman. The quarterback guru has shown he knows how to use the weaponry, too.
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Emptying most of my notebook after two days at Green Bay Packers minicamp: Mike Neal is the biggest outside linebacker I’ve seen, an observation probably enhanced by his habit of rolling up jersey sleeves to expose his arms. In team drills, Neal was matched up a number of times on new left tackle Bryan Bulaga and looked comfortable rushing from a two-point stance. I don’t think anyone knows if Neal can drop back in coverage and I’m not sure the Packers intend to find out.
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The Bears will host Sedrick Ellis on a free-agent visit at Halas Hall on Tuesday, according to a source. ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported the news. Ellis made a trip to the New England Patriots last week and is also scheduled to visit the Detroit Lions today.
Ellis spent the previous five seasons with the New Orleans Saints, who drafted him seventh overall in 2008 out of USC. He never measured up in New Orleans to that lofty status but did start 70 games for the Saints. He produced 173 tackles and 12 ½ sacks for the team.
Source: Chicago Tribune
“I am deeply sorry for the incident that occurred the other night,” Rodriguez said in a statement. “I want to apologize to the entire Bears organization, my teammates, coaches and Bears fans everywhere. I realize that I made a very poor decision. I know that more is expected of me and that I let a lot of people down that are counting on me. I will make positive changes in my life so that this doesn’t happen again.”
“It’s a great challenge and it’s definitely something that I’m up for,” Suh said after an organized team activity practice Wednesday. “It’s something that he felt in his heart we can (be) and I’m going to be there to work alongside of him.
“We’ve in essence put a target on our back and that’s fine. I’ve had a target on my back since I was a rookie, so I’m excited for it.”
A. I think he can be a 100-catch guy. We haven’t had that here in a while. But I think he can. I think he’s a special player. As long as he can stay healthy, I think he’s going to be a big-time star for us.
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
“Without question, it’s definitely a honor when your peers pick you as a captain and somebody to lead them,” Suh said. “It’s something you hope for, but you never know. You just wait for it come. If it comes, it comes, but even if it doesn’t, there’s still an opportunity to lead in many different ways.”
By default Suh will be the defensive captain of the Lions along with Stephen Tulloch. Suh is the most high profile guy on that defense and is a heck of player. Although I think he is a pain in the neck, he is a heck of a player. Ask yourself this, if not Suh then who? Like what I did there?
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