The Bears Den: November 28, 2012 - Week 13 News and Notes

Dilip Vishwanat

Déjà vu!

Debacle against 49ers forces Bears into making right adjustments - Dan Pompei: Solutions to OL problems are all so clear now with Gabe Carimi shifting, at least temporarily, to guard.

How Jay Cutler won over the Internet - Ricky O'Donnell: Jay Cutler turned into an Internet hero this week after he was unjustly ripped by ESPN's Tom Jackson. But is he being built up because of his own merits, or being used as a symbol in the crusade against ESPN?

Peter King's TMQB - Clearing out the NFL notebook entering Week 13, and reader mail.

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Bears add veteran Andre Gurode - Brad Biggs: Gurode last played guard regularly in 2004 but spent enough time at the position last season that he will be comfortable. Michael C. Wright: With Spencer expected to sit, Carimi and Williams likely to be guards on Sunday.

Bears’ 'chaos management' key on OL - Moon Mullin: The Bears are familiar with "chaos" on the OL, managing it well in recent years.

Larry Mayer's Chalk Talk - Will Forte play against Seahawks?

Team notes - Larry Mayer: Bears receive contributions from other pass catchers, could turn to Weems if Hester is out.

[Video] CTL discussion - Which player's health is the most important to the Bears? And more Bears talk.

Biggest loss would be Tillman - Steve Rosenbloom: Tillman takes advantage of the DL’s pass rush, but he is a Pro Bowler at creating his own advantages.

Jay Cutler not best, but best of rest? - While he has yet to reach that elite level of NFL QBs, Cutler at least is moving toward the top of the veteran group of ‘‘next-tier’’ QBs.

Chicago Bears Stock Watch - Michael C. Wright looks at which Bears are rising and falling. One faller is already gone from the team...

Bears’ running game lacking big plays - Bob LeGere: The Bears made a strong commitment to the ground game against the Vikings, but now they need to get more production out of their running attack.

NFCN Blog: Knee-jerk reactions - Kevin Seifert's take on issues surround each NFCN team.

Matt Bowen's game notes - [Audio] Matt Bowen talks about the game just gone, the game coming up, Marshall's importance to the offense, and more.

Class of NFC North: Packers or Bears? - Bucky Brooks: Which talent-laden squad will win the NFC North?

PFF's Team of the Week - Week 12: Cutler? Yep. Izzy? Check. Spaeth? Spaeth?

PFF's ‘Had a Bad Day’ Team - Week 12: Forte and Rodriguez don't cover themselves in glory...



[Video] Jurko & Waddle's preview - Tom Waddle and John Jurkovic revisit the Bears' win over Minnesota and look ahead to Sunday's clash with Seattle. I can see why Waddle's 9 year-old daughter started crying when talk of growing a moustache came up...

Tale of the Tape - Looking ahead to Bears-Seahawks.

[Video] Thayer's game preview - Tom Thayer looks at how Seattle might try to target the changes on the Bears' OL.

Know thy enemy - Seattle coach Pete Carroll expects to have his starting CBs available this Sunday in Chicago.

Know thy enemy - Steve Silverman: This week’s game against the Seahawks has “trap” written all over it and Russell Wilson gives his team the ammunition to make the upset a reasonable possibility.

Know thy enemy - Dan Arkush focuses on Marshawn Lynch vs. the Bears' run defense.


Polish sausage

Former Bears head coach Jack Pardee diagnosed with cancer - Jack Pardee, who first broke into the NFL as a head in coach in 1975 with the Bears, was diagnosed with gall bladder cancer on Tuesday.

Widespread OL issues reveal trend in team building - Albert Breer: Why are so many contenders plagued by protection issues? There is a broad devaluation of O-linemen in today's NFL.

Know thy enemy: Packers - PFF's 3 Performances of Note from the beatdown by the Giants. I would give the award to the Packers OL.....

Know thy enemy: Packers - Kevin Seifert: How will the Packers adjust to their top priority, protecting Aaron Rodgers? Don't expect personnel changes on OL.

Know thy enemy: Lions - Jim Schwartz was noncommittal about the possibility of WR Titus Young's playing again in this season.

Know thy enemy: Lions - Suh's leg to Schaub's groin is just the lastest in a series of discipline problems for the Lions. And when discipline consistently vanishes, the cause can usually be traced to the coach. Jim Schwartz is sending his team the wrong message. Talent, contract means it wouldn't make sense to trade Suh.

Know thy enemy: Lions - The Lions, and their coach, need to get over themselves. It's about time they quit talking about a lack of respect — as Dominic Raiola was a couple of weeks ago — and start talking honestly about how they can earn it.

Know thy enemy: Vikings - The little things they failed to do against Chicago add up to a big problem. Vikings' game grades weren't pretty.

Bears’ success breeding more ticket scams - Roughed up, but back to their winning ways, the Bears are the big ticket in town. However, with the success comes more trouble.

Dane's guest videos: Seattle music week -

"Neko Case - Star Witness: Because Seattle has a softer side, too."

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