The hair-trigger response was predictable: John Fox has to go. Gather the villagers, light your torch and head out out to Halas Hall — the Creature must be brought to justice. Only problem is, grisly replay challenge aside, this is not a horror movie and Fox isn’t Frankenstein’s monster. Therapeutic as some might find it after a miserable home performance against a depleted Packers team, the Bears are not going to fire Fox during the season.
Mediocrity may not seem like much of a goal, but for the Bears it would be a welcome transformation. That’s not criticism, just an honest assessment of where things are for them. With a 3-5 record midway through the season, the Bears come swinging out of their off week riding a curious wave of feel-good momentum. Not exactly a good team, but certainly a better-than-expected one after last year’s 3-13 failure, the Bears are on the uptick. Coach John Fox even discussed their place in the playoff race.
Quarterback is the glamour position of the NFL. There is really no equivalent on defense other than maybe a great pass rusher capable of making a big play in a big moment. Maybe. There have been great teams built around great players at every position. A great defensive playmaker (or three), coupled with the proper amount of grit and you have something going. Defensive positions tend to be of equal importance, though there’s a strong argument that defensive linemen make the biggest difference.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".