Who would've guessed that the star of the Chicago Bears after two weeks of the 2019 NFL season would be the kicker?
It's almost as if the Bears can't escape the one position that usually gets the least attention unless, of course, they miss a game-winner in a playoff game.
Ever since Cody Parkey's double-doink disaster in last year's wild-card loss to the Eagles, Chicago has fielded questions about who his replacement would be for 2019. It took a lot longer than expected to get the answer, but Eddy Pineiro won the Bears' much-publicized kicker competition and now, after Week 2's win over the Broncos, has become a folk hero in Chicago.
His 53-yard game-winner has thrust him into quasi-superstardom. Even Deion Sanders wants to talk to him. Check it out:
The Chicago Bears continue to be well-represented on the NFL 100 All-Time Team with three more additions to the roster Friday night: George Halas (coach), Dan Fortmann (offensive line) and Mike Ditka (tight end).
Halas' Bears coaching career spanned four decades and 324 wins. As the founder of the Bears and one of the NFL's original owners, his name is synonymous with the history of the league.
Halas is one of 10 coaches who will be selected to the All-Time Team. The coaches revealed so far include Bill Belichick, Tom Landry, Chuck Knoll, Vince Lombardi, Curly Lambeau, Joe Gibbs and Paul Brown.
Ditka was one of five tight ends chosen for the historic roster after a career that included five Pro Bowls in six years with the Bears. He last played for Chicago in 1966 but still holds the team records for career receptions, yards and touchdowns for a Bears tight end. He's also one of the franchise's all-time greatest personalities after leading the Bears to their only Super Bowl win as head coach in 1985.
Forttman, a seven-time Pro Bowler in the late-30s and early-40s, played guard for the Bears and was named to the 1940s All-Decade Team.
Ben Finfer, Ricky O'Donnell and Cam Ellis join Laurence Holmes on the panel.
0:00 - It's Bears vs Packers Sunday at Lambeau Field. Will Mitch Trubisky continue his hot run? And could the key to a Bears victory actually be making Aaron Rodgers throw the ball?
10:00 - Jason Goff joins Laurence from the United Center to preview the Bulls and Hornets. They discuss the reasons for Lauri Markkanen's success in December and Jason shares his love for all things Star Wars.
18:30 - Rick Hahn says the White Sox are better at the end of the Winter Meetings than they were at the beginning of it. So what's the next move that will make them even better?
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