When Bears coach John Fox said linebacker Danny Trevathan was “way ahead of schedule” in his recovery from knee surgery at the start of training camp, it registered a big 0.0 on the believability meter. The Bears haven’t had much luck with injuries in Fox’s two seasons, and Fox’s record on addressing them is almost as dubious. Nothing about the Bears in Fox’s two seasons has been ahead a schedule, let alone “way ahead” of schedule.
Deonte Thompson led the NFL in kickoff returns, was second in kickoff return yardage and had his first 100-yard receiving game of his five-year career last season. But it wasn’t exactly a breakout season at either position. So it was no surprise that the Bears searched for upgrades. They signed Bennie Cunningham to compete with Thompson for the kick return job. The signing of Victor Cruz, Markus Wheaton, Kendall Wright and Rueben Randle seemed to bury Thompson at wide receiver.
Kyle Long was conspicuous by his absence at Bears practice at Halas Hall on Wednesday, two days after being kicked out of the final practice at Olivet Nazarene in Bourbonnais for engaging in altercations with multiple teammates. As it turned out, Long’s absence was excused rather than a disciplinary measure, coach John Fox said. He was at a “doctor’s appointment” to check out his surgically repaired right ankle, which was broken last season, Fox said.
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
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
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".