Author Archives: Earl B. Bennett

About Earl B. Bennett

Earl B. Bennett is a retired NFL Wide Receiver who played six seasons with the Chicago Bears.

A Surprise Package from Da Bears

By Earl Bennett

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My Reaction: Bears vs. Lions

By Earl Bennett Bears Win! Bears did what they should have done with Matt Stafford out for Detroit.

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Roy Williams Outfit #StoryTimeWithEarl

By Earl Bennett Fashion has always been a part of the NFL. Joe Namath with the fur coat to Deion Sanders with the gold chains and sweet pregame outfits. Now, players like Odell Beckham and DeAndre Hopkins are keeping the tradition going. Though some players can pull certain looks off, there are some who should stay away.   In 2011, we signed Roy Williams to the team. The Odessa product never failed to provide laughter whether it was intentional or not. Roy’s jokes or his unserious nature were constant — his outfits followed suit. Roy never tried to impress with his clothes. Whether it was his old school jeans or …
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Earl Bennett’s Post Game Reaction: Bears vs. Eagles 11/3/2019

By Earl Bennett Bears lose AGAIN to the Eagles this time, 4 game losing streak. Earl gives his thoughts on this loss below:    

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Marshall Hide-N-Go-Seek ATL #StoryTimeWithEarl

By Earl Bennett After my 2007 season at Vanderbilt, I decided to forgo my senior year and enter the 2008 NFL Draft. After consulting with various draft analysts and experts, I concluded it was the right time for me to take my talents to the next level. I hired Bus Cook as my agent and we began to discuss training options for the combine. As I prepared for the next phase in life, Bus thought it would be a great idea to train with Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall in Atlanta. Since the Broncos were expected to draft a wide receiver, he thought it might be a good look. So, …
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My Instant Reaction: Bears vs Chargers

By Earl Bennett Bears lose again! Do we need a new QB or FG Kicker?
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A Broken Thumb, A Ruined Season #StoryTimeWithEarl

By Earl Bennett Johnny Knox had world class speed. We often joked about his leg circumference and how small they were, yet he could outrun just about all of us. On the field, he was a crisp route runner using head nods and intermitting speeds to throw defensive backs off. But, Johnny had one Achilles heel, it was running a slant in cover 2 man. Green Bay always knew that if they ran cover 2 man on us, it would give us problems. Other teams took heed and started to do the same. You slow up the speedy receivers in Devin and Johnny and force them to run out routes …
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My Instant Post Game Reaction: Bears vs Saints

By Earl Bennett My instant reaction to the miserable display of football played by Mitch Trubisky and the Chicago Bears Offense.

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Broken Hand #StoryTimeWithEarl

By Earl Bennett In 2008, watching the Cowboys on Hard Knocks was fun and intriguing. For me as a backup return specialist, I thoroughly enjoyed watching Adam “Pacman” Jones field punts. Most around the league watched him catch multiple punts in practice without putting a ball down and thought that was a tough, yet fun challenge to try. Dave Toub, then Chicago Bears Special Teams Coach and now Kansas City Chiefs Special Teams Coach, thought it would be a good idea if we tried to catch more than Pacman did. Catching punts to me is like fielding a pop fly. You align your body with the ball and catch it. …
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Kyle Long and “A Pack Man” #StoryTimeWithEarl

By Earl Bennett If you know or have met Kyle Long, you know he does not hold any punches. Kyle is straight forward and gets right to the point. After he was drafted we saw how well he meshed with the team. His personality was needed in the locker room. What I will never forget is our conversation on the road for an away game.   After losing a few key guys on the offensive line, we needed a tough SOB like Kyle. In my opinion this was a draft pick that the Trestman era got right. We knew he was tough and once he got comfortable in the offense, …
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