"...where the only good viking is a muppet viking."
Common drafting trend in NFC North? - Jim Miller: NFCN teams all selected for need, not BPA.
Peter King's MMQB - "Seau's suicide could be the turning point in player safety mission"
What impact will rookies have on 2012 Bears? - Jim Miller breaks it down, forgets to list Melton among team's pass rushers.
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Bears to look at free-agent DT Lewis - Former draft pick of Falcons well-known to Emery.
McClellin's best trait is also the most valuable commodity: Pass rush - Despite versatility, McClellin will play only DE for Bears
Rookies in for a rude awakening - Bowen: This isn't college anymore.
ESPN NFCN weekend mailbag - "Q. If Tice is what everyone says he is, why all the media flack[sic]?"
Head coach power rankings - Love Smith might be smiling.
Two techniques rookie WRs must develop - Bowen: "Gone are the basic zone looks, free releases off the line of scrimmage and CBs that play with a soft cushion to avoid giving up the deep ball." Must not have seen too many Bears games.
A quick lesson in DB technique vs. the 9 route - Bowen breaks down coverage of the deep ball.
Bounties and Seau's death shine spotlight on head injuries - Lance Briggs: "In our mindset, to say I need to literally go 5 percent lower (on the body) within a split-second — how do you do that?'' Um, with proper tackling technique that doesn't rely on head-to-head contact, Lance. I did it for 12 seasons in rugby without a helmet and I'm perfectly 3[y54ew05h90########
ProFootballFocus: 2011 Run Stop Percentages: CBs - Tillman joint 6th on list of defensive stops.
Brandon Marshall: Too many suffer because of stigmas about mental health - Players conditioned not to show emotions from a young age and fear being stigmatized if they seek help for their problems. Article.
Playing 18 holes with Robbie Gould - "(Jim) McMahon tells the best stories."
NFP Sunday Blitz - Seahawks GM on the risk of taking Bruce Irvin: "Obviously you would like a guy be clean as a whistle, have them all be like Shea McClellin."
Because ECD missed Village People week, Muppets song week, and the song dedicated to him, here's a little something special that incorporates all three...