Football Sun, 19 Sep 2021 01:26:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Simplify Football, Watch Paint Dry, Baddest Ever and Other Bear Balls Sat, 18 Sep 2021 15:25:07 +0000

Free COVID-19 vaccines will be available during the Bears’ home opening from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Miller Lite fan zone at Soldier Field. No tickets or appointments are necessary.

As a warning, the Raiders are imposing vaccinations on fans to be present at their new stadium. So if you are a Bears fan heading to Vegas, I encourage you to get your shot as soon as possible. I would hate if you spent all that money just to be refused at the door. Think of this as a friendly public service announcement. Happy saturday!

• Sometimes football can get too complicated. So let’s keep it simple. If the Bears are to win Sunday, they’ll need more:

• And less of this:

• Let’s keep it really simple. In order for the Bears to beat the Bengals, they must harness their offensive strengths. Give the ball to David Montgomery early and often. Use traps and wrong direction to keep defenders on their heels and give linemen and other blockers a fighting chance. Once Montgomery is established as a reference person, he should open up some extravagant options. On the other side of the ball, Chicago must limit the big games. Maybe Sean Desai’s defense should take a page out of the Rams’ playbook and keep extra defenders deeper? It looks like an overcorrection. Maybe it’s enough to touch a receiver when it falls. Yeah, that might work.

• Now that I find myself reviewing that clip above, maybe Matt Nagy can find a way to implement these concepts into his game plan for this week. Use Allen Robinson II and Darnell Mooney like Robert Woods and Van Jefferson were on this piece. There’s a lot going on beyond the Bears’ defenders falling asleep at the wheel.

• Nothing like cooling off in the hope of making a good impression:

• Overall the place doesn’t look bad considering that there was Dr Donda West’s house in the middle last time I was there.

• An important and necessary common thread:

• You should see the look on my face when someone who isn’t a Chicago Bears player gets overtime:

• Do not mistake yourself. I know not everyone can get a new contract. But that the only del to do in the last two years being that of Tarik Cohen does not seem correct. Don’t you have the impression that other agreements should have been concluded since? Or is it just me writing before the coffee completely starts?

• With the Bears’ offensive line problems being what they are, every week I discover a new appreciation for quality line play:

• The Browns brought in former Bears RB Artavis Pierce for a tryout, reports Jason Lieser of the Sun-Times. If the Browns feel the need to do it in an attempt to get a schematic advantage, then they might not be the team I think they can be in 2021.

• Michael informs us that going to a football game at Wrigley Field is always one of the most expensive outings in baseball.

• Haven’t watched the Chicago Party Auntie Netflix show yet, but Mario found some Blackhawk-centric Easter eggs:

• Coby White played with a level of flair in North Carolina that he couldn’t match in Chicago. Hoping that his shoulder “gets better every day”.

• Take advantage if you can. But also, don’t forget to bet responsibly:

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Middletown South’s Steve Antonucci takes 200th career victory Sat, 18 Sep 2021 02:15:41 +0000

MIDDLETOWN – There are many reasons Steve Antonucci still enjoys coaching football.

One of the main reasons occurs when the Middletown High School South football team is running on the field of “The Swamp”.

“The swamp is a great place,” said Antonucci, who is in his 24th season as Middletown South head coach. “It’s not the swamp anymore (because of the sod that replaced the grass and mud over ten years ago), people all the time, one of the great traditions we have is when we come down that hill and Hells Bells play.

“I’m 51 and I get goosebumps when we do that (enter the field) every Friday night. It brings you back. There’s something magical about it. That’s what makes it (training) fun. ”

Middletown South head coach Steve Antonucci celebrates his 200th career victory in the Jackson Memorial game against Middletown High School South at Middletown High School South in Middletown, NJ on Friday, September 17, 2021.

Antonucci added another memorable night of training when the Eagles recorded a dominant 27-0 victory over Jackson Memorial in a Colonial Division Shore Conference game, giving Antonucci the 200th career victory.

“There were a lot of sacrifices, a lot of hard work, a lot of good, bad times, ups and downs,” said Antonucci.

There were mostly ups during Antonucci’s tenure.

“Everyone said I was a baseball guy”

The Eagles went 200-59 under Antonucci with six NJSIAA sectional championships and five unbeaten seasons, including a 43-game winning streak, a Shore Conference record, from the start of the 2003 season to the first seven games of the 2006 season. .

Four of the sectional championships Middletown South won under Antonucci came from 2003 to 2006.

Middletown South head coach Steve Antonucci is pictured with his team following the Eagles' 27-0 win over Jackson Memorial on Friday night, giving him the 200th career victory.

“It’s (reaching 200 wins) quite an accomplishment in today’s high school football world,” said Antonucci. “Being in a place for 24 years and reaching a milestone like this isn’t something you see very often. It’s consistency and longevity. It says a lot about what we’ve been able to do. ‘ ‘

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By the time he became Middletown South’s fifth head coach, Antonucci, who was a football and baseball star at Keyport in the late 1980s, had already had a successful career as the baseball head coach of the Eagles.