The Bears Den: August 24, 2011

"...where we need the OL to be our biggest worry."

Offense musters one red-zone touchdown | Larry Mayer: The red zone was a dead zone for the Bears in Monday night's 41-13 preseason loss to the Giants.

Brad Biggs: 10 thoughts on the Chicago Bears' loss to New York Giants - Ten things we learned from the Chicago Bears' 41-13 loss Monday to the New York Giants in their second exhibition game.

My Favourite Team Lost An NFL Preseason Game, The Sky Is Falling! | We Got This Covered Lester A. Wiltfong, Jr.: A team looks good in preseason, fans start planning their Super Bowl trip. A team looks bad & they're ready to write off the entire season.

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Wootton key to defensive line rotation - Brad Biggs: Lack of a swing end prevented much of a defensive line rotation, a problem the Bears hope to solve with Corey Wootton.

Dan Pompei and David Haugh on the Bears loss to the Giants - Video: Dan and Dave review Monday night's game before heading out to the Safari de Fu Manchu.

At the moment, Williams in no shape to succeed - Chicago Sun-Times Mark Potash: Roy Williams needs to shape up. Literally. Physically, the former Pro Bowler is everything Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz looks for in a wide receiver. But only if he’s in peak condition.

It's a precipitous slide for Roy Williams - Dan Pompei: Why are Chicago Bears waiting so long to see production from wide receiver who hasn't shown much since 2006?

Bears hoping Roy Williams can flip the switch – Audibles Chris Burke: He’s a talented receiver, a guy that can create separation and put himself in position to make catches. And he’s totally unreliable.

Forte on Bears’ running game: It’ll come - Chicago Sun-Times Mark Potash: Like just about everything else with the Bears in the aftermath of the 41-13 loss Monday night to the New York Giants at New Meadowlands Stadium, the running game is a work in progress.

Moon: Bears must make decision on Forte | With the NFL season less than three weeks away, the Bears and running back Matt Forte still haven't agreed to a contract extension. John "Moon" Mullin believes that a resolution must take place before games start to matter. Chicago Bears video on Latest Bears video

Cutler ready to lead Bears| Fox Chicago Andrew Seligman: How far he can take the Bears? The answer largely hinges not on the quarterback but on the rest of the cast.

For Bears, news not all bad - Bob LeGere: "Injury wise, we didn't have any, of course," Smith said. "You have to tackle a little bit better before you start talking about injuries -- and we didn't."

Bears' reshuffled offensive line making strides | National Football Post Greg Gabriel: Yes, the Bears lost 41-13, but it wasn’t because of the offensive line play.

All Hail the Bears Twitter King | NBC Chicago | Grizzly Detail Chris Harris took his Twitter addiction on the road, inviting fans to join him on a day long Tweet Tour. Podcast: Chris Harris - Chicago Bears Blog - ESPN Chicago

OL play made Bears winners vs. Giants - Chicago Bears Blog - ESPN Chicago Michael C. Wright: The encouraging play of the offensive line made the Bears winners Monday.

Bears get long look at shaky special teams - Chicago Bears Blog - ESPN Chicago Jeff Dickerson: The Bears got a long look at some shaky special teams play on Monday.

Packers' Playbook Flies Off Garbage Truck | ThePostGame Ben Maller: When a garbage truck loses part of its load, that's not news. But when that load includes the Super Bowl champion's playbook, it's news. Jokes are optional required.

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