Tommie Harris Still Feeling Pain in Hamstring

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Defensive Tackle Tommie Harris sat out his second preseason game on Monday and has been held of some practices as he recovers from his hamstring injury. Although the official word before the game was that he was sitting out due to “general soreness,” Harris acknowledges that he still feels pain in the hamstring, bluntly stating:

I’m going to feel it. I had my hamstring torn off my pelvis. It’s not going to go away.

Harris had surgery to reattach his hamstring last December. Coach Lovie Smith said that if it had been a regular season game, he would have played Harris and this move was just a precaution.

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Chicago Bears over Colts, despite Grossman turnovers

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The Chicago Bears were victorious over their Super Bowl opponents, the Indianapolis Colts, in their second preseason game 27-24. Although it is difficult to gauge how the season will go from a preseason game, especially when Colts quarterback Peyton Manning only played three series, it did appear to be more of the same from Bears quarterback Rex Grossman.

While Grossman did complete 9 of 11 passes for 59 yards, he fumbled the ball for a turnover and threw an interception. The most troubling thing, though, were the two fumbles on exchanges from center Olin Kreutz. They likely caused Bears fans to have flashbacks to the Super Bowl, where Grossman was plagued with similar problems. I really had hoped that in the off-season, Grossman would have spent hours a day practicing hand-offs, but that does not appear to be the case. He really needs to correct this problem, because it is such a simple thing that it should not be an issue in professional football.

Back-up quarterback Brian Griese completed 10 of 13 passes for 131 yards, including a touchdown.

In what was the most exciting part of the game, Devin Hester brought back a punt 50 yards and likely would have scored easily had he not tripped over the leg of teammate Brandon Rideau who was running in front of him.

The Bears next preseason game will take place Saturday against San Francisco. The 7:00 p.m. game will air locally on NBC5.


Chicago Bears react to LaDainian Tomlinson Commercial

The Chicago Bears are speaking out against a commercial which does not portray their defense in the best light. San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson has a nationally running commercial for Nike in which he demolishes the Chicago Bears defense. If you have not seen the commercial in question, check out the video below.

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Tommie Harris, who is the only actual Bears player to appear in the commercial, said that he felt duped, not realizing the commercial would portray Tomlinson as a “superstar.” Harris added, “he is (a superstar), but not against our defense.” Harris said that he would “fix it when we play against them.”

Ricky Manning, Jr. said that the commercial got him “jacked up” and “excited” and he is looking forward to playing the Chargers. Alex Brown stated that Tomlinson is very capable, but he added, “I would like to think that it would be a little harder than the commercial. Just a little bit. Maybe he runs over three or four of us. Not the whole defense.”

The Chicago Bears will play the San Diego Chargers in their first game of the season on September 9th.

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Chicago Bears against Colts tonight in Super Bowl Re-match

The Chicago Bears will play their second pre-season game of the year tonight, versus their Super Bowl opponents the Indianapolis Colts.  The game, which starts at 7:00 p.m. central time, will air nationally on ESPN.  Similar to the Bears’ first pre-season game, the starters will be taken out fairly early in the game, to give the reserves an opportunity to show their skills.


Chicago Bears blog on Content Quake!

Welcome to the new Chicago Bears blog on Content Quake! Is this the year that the Chicago Bears will win the Super Bowl? Will Rex Grossman continue to be unreliable? Will the team be able to deal with the absence of Thomas Jones? For the answers to these questions and more, stick with me throughout the roller coaster ride that is the NFL season.

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