Tribune reporters Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer discuss the Bears’ offseason plans for bolstering the offensive line on March 2, 2017.
Stevie Sunshine is here with your recommended daily allowance of cheap shots:
The Bears need a quarterback, but you can’t find a scout who thinks this draft has a quarterback worth the Bears’ No. 3 overall pick.
The Bears need defensive backs, and there are some safeties who could be worth the third overall pick. Geez, any safety would be better than what the Bears have foisted on us.
The Bears could always use defensive linemen. That’s John Fox’s default setting, and there are several monsters ranked highly by most scouts.
Alabama defensive lineman Jonathan Allen arrived at the NFL scouting combine with arthritis in both shoulders, a problem that never improves and only gets worse.
The arthritis is a result of surgery on both shoulders during his college career.
So, let’s recap: Pre-injured, expected limitations, suddenly a questionable choice high in the draft — yeah, I think we have the Bears’ first pick.
Bears GM Ryan Pace: “You can always recover from the player you didn’t sign, but you can’t from the player you sign at the wrong price.’’ Yes. Well. How about recovering from signing the wrong head coach and offensive coordinator?
Draft season is fully engaged and the many prospects are already well along the proverbial road to the podium.
The Brandon Marshall plan: good first year, disastrous second year, no third year.
And never reach the playoffs. Never. Ever. Ev. Er.
Believing in the Bulls when they beat a great team is like trusting Jay Cutler after a good game.
The Bulls closed their win over the Warriors with Jimmy Butler, Dwyane Wade, Bobby Portis, Paul Zipser and Christiano Felicio because, I guess, they’re good at giving opponents wide-open shots to miss.
Were the Warriors coming off the loss of Kevin Durant or were they coming off a long night (and morning) in Chicago?
New Bull Cameron Payne is fast. Now, can he become a good player faster?
Photos from the Bulls-Warriors game on March 2, 2017, at the United Center.
Everybody email MLB Commissioner Rod Manfred to detail what you’re going to do with the extra two seconds you’ll have thanks to the pitch-less intentional walk.
Reason to like the Blackhawks’ trade for Johnny Oduya: It was a small cost — a prospect on whom they’d given up and a conditional mid-round draft pick next year.
Reason not to like the Blackhawks’ trade for Johnny Oduya: This is not your father’s Johnny Oduya from the 2013 and ’15 Stanley Cup teams who was part of a shutdown defensive pair with Niklas Hjalmarsson. No, this Oduya is a 35-year-old defenseman coming off an ankle injury.
Reason to like the Blackhawks’ trade for Johnny Oduya: He’s someone Joel Quenneville knows and he’s someone who knows the defensemen and most of the forwards he will be expected to skate with, feed and cover for.
Reason not to like the Blackhawks’ trade for Johnny Oduya: He is suffering through his worst five-on-five Corsi season since 2010-11 when he played for Atlanta. (Yes, kids, Atlanta used to have a hockey team, just like it used to have a Super Bowl lead.) Oduya’s 47.5 Corsi percentage this season marks his first under 50 percent since he first joined the Hawks at the 2012-13 trade deadline, according to hockeyreference.com.
Scientists found fossils they claim are at least 3.7 billion years old. It seems exciting and newsy, but this kind of stuff always pops up after Michael Rozsival dresses for a game.