The Bears Den: February 8, 2012

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"...where your development is in our hands (TWSS)."

Bears hire Bates as quarterbacks coach Mayer: Jeremy Bates, who worked closely with Jay Cutler during three seasons with the Broncos from 2006-08, has been hired by the Bears as quarterbacks coach.

Cutler is thrilled to reunite with Bates Mayer: With the Bears hiring Jeremy Bates as their quarterbacks coach, Jay Cutler is eager to try to replicate the success the two enjoyed together with the Broncos.

15 on 6: Cutler, Bates could form lethal duo New Bears quarterbacks coach Jeremy Bates knows Jay Cutler well and there's plenty of reasons for optimism about what the two can accomplish for the Bears. Jim Miller explains.

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Who is Jeremy Bates? Andracki: The Bears recently hired Jeremy Bates as their new quarterbacks coach, but what does his resume look like and why was he hired for this position?

Bates’ hiring hints at more 'O' changes What does Jeremy Bates' hiring mean for the Bears? John "Moon" Mullin believes the signing means changes are coming, and they could be very, very good changes.

Bowen: Cutler Spent Most Of Season ‘Running For His Life’ WSCR: Matt Bowen tells Boers and Bernstein that, even though QB Jay Cutler made plays "running for his life", he needs time in the pocket to go through his progression.

Silverman: Bears Need To Take Big Jump To Reach Giants’ Level " CBS Chicago It’s hard to picture the Bears going into Lambeau and dominating the Packers. Squeaking out a win on their best day? Possibly. But there’s no way they would go into Green Bay and overpower the Packers.

Offseason position outlook: Running back Wright continues his offseason outlook by spotlighting the running backs.

Finally: Your 2011 All-NFC North team Kevin Christopher Seifert announces his All-NFC North team.

Every NFL team's path to success in the offseason Diamond: Here's a look at all 32 teams and what they'll need to do this offseason to be better in 2012. Giants stand tall when it counts to head up final 2011 Power Poll

Research suggests cliches might be best elite athletes can do after game Morrissey: Recent research suggests elite athletes’ single-mindedness might explain their use of tired phrases, especially right after games.

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