The Chicago Sun-Times’ Mark Potash breaks down the gains made and questions looming after the Bears’ offseason program, which ended when they broke their mandatory minicamp Thursday. Like a quarterback with no NFL starts since 2014 and only 18 total in four NFL seasons playing for a new team, learning a new offense, with a new offensive line that is missing its two best players and an entire group of receivers he had never before thrown to.
They can’t accuse Akiem Hicks of being a ring chaser. On the contrary, Hicks turned down an opportunity to stay with the eventual Super Bowl champion Patriots to sign with the Bears, who won three games and are in full re-build mode. “I was happy for them,” Hicks said. “You want to be in that position, but you can never be mad at someone else’s success. They were on Instagram at their [championship] ring party — it makes you envious. It makes you want it more.
After four seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, wide receiver Markus Wheaton is entering a new world with the Bears. In Pittsburgh, Wheaton joined an offense with proven playmakers and ranked second, third and seventh in total offense the past three seasons. With the Bears, Wheaton is just another intriguing wild-card in an offense that is rebuilding on the fly without Jay Cutler and Alshon Jeffery, and really wasn’t that good even with them.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
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Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".