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Episode 32: Week 14 Preview vs. Redskins — That Was Fun While It Lasted

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The loss to the 49ers was as disappointing as the Thanksgiving win over the Packers was exciting, and it all but eliminate any chance the Bears had of making the playoffs.

Amid the Bears’ poor play — two missed FGs by Robbie Gould the most obvious — Jeremy Langford and Ka’Deem Carey continue to impress at running back, and we discuss their futures, as well as the futures of Matt Forte and Martellus Bennett, who was placed on injured reserve this week.

Also discussed:

  • The defensive breakdown on Blaine Gabbert‘s long TD run
  • Pernell McPhee‘s absence on defense
  • The play of Kyle Fuller and rookie Adrian Amos
  • Another 1,000-yard season for Brandon Marshall
  • Having Eddie Royal and Kevin White back in the fold (The Chicago Tribune is now reporting White will not return this season.)
  • What needs to happen for the Bears to make the playoffs

We also talk about this week’s game against the Redskins. Here’s to hoping DeSean Jackson runs backwards against the Bears, too.

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Chicago Bears on National Signing Day

Today is National Signing Day or College Football’s Draft Day. Each high school recruit is given a ranking on a star scale with 5 stars being the highest. Then each school is graded by the number of recruits they signed and the number of stars those recruits were given, similar to Draft Day grades. Many times, the star ratings end up meaning nothing. For example, JJ Watt was a 2 star recruit out of high school and many 5 star recruits go undrafted in the NFL.

Throughout the years, the Bears have drafted some 5 recruits and currently have 3 on the roster.

2002 Devin Hester (28th overall) Miami

2003 Greg Olsen (10th overall) Miami

2005 Martellus Bennett (8th overall) Texas A&M

2007 Jimmy Clausen (1st overall) Notre Dame

2010 Christian Jones (20th overall) Florida State

Jimmy Clausen