The Bears Den: July 11, 2012


"...where SBNation clipper crapped up and I had to edit these links in by hand >_<"

Five storylines for training camp - Brad Biggs: With their roster just about set, the fun begins soon for the Bears. Tillman primed for another big season - Position coach Jon Hoke discusses Tillman and the rest of the Bears DBs.

Larry Mayer's Chalk Talk - Discusses Cutler and Bears passing records, Carimi's knee, and the Bears' single-season interceptions record. Rex had way more than Mark Carrier. Bazinga!

Follow WCG on Twitter; like us on Facebook. #Bazinga NFC predictions - "Jay Cutler will have a monster year". I'll take that.

[Video] Expectations for Bears offense - Moon Mullin, Matt Bowen preview what to expect from the Bears Jay's offense and give their expectations for the season. Bonus: it's not the talking monkeys.

Jim Miller: Bears have tremendous opportunity in front of them - Bears have a great chance to take advantage of the rest of the NFC, if they find a way to pick up three more wins.

[Video] Previewing the Bears O-Line and running backs - Moon Mullin and Matt Bowen break down the Bears' OL and RBs and what to expect going into the 2012 season. Bonus: it's not the talking monkeys this time, either.

Brandon Marshall vs. Vincent Jackson - Bucky Brooks: Who is the superior WR? Dude, after the Roy Williams experiment, I would've settled for one of Green Bay's discards.

Supplemental draft prospect Josh Gordon's Pro Day workout - Ran 4.52-4.55 seconds in the 40-yard dash at 6-3, 224 pounds and caught every pass thrown to him, solidifying his perch as the elite prospect available in the 2012 supplemental draft.

Bears should consider Gordon - One NFC scout gave Gordon a third round grade. Jim Miller says the Bears should even consider him in round two. Bears among 21 teams in attendance.

ProFootballFocus: Three Years of Yards Per Route Run: RBs - Current and former Bears RBs feature in the most and least productive categories, respectively.

[Video] Bowen's Breakdown: Rushing success with the 'Power O' - Matt Bowen on how the Bears are able to achieve success in the running game with the 'Power O' formation on offense.

Coaching up 'Cover 0' - Bowen's notes on technique, alignment, footwork, etc.

Top NFL free agents available - Jeremy Shockey, Ryan Grant, and (surprisingly) Cedric Benson all unsigned. So is Donovan McNabb, but that should only surprise Donovan McNabb.

[Video] 2011 Bears by the numbers - Go inside the numbers to look at the Bears' 2011 season.

Playbook: Breaking down Goldson's INT vs. Brees - Bowen talks FS technique.

Speaking of 49ers franchise tagged player Goldson... - "Though it’s unclear whether his absence (from workouts) has made the 49ers less inclined to give Goldson the security he wants, it apparently hasn’t made it more likely." Forte, take note...

Know thy enemy - Ron Jaworski names Aaron Rodgers #1 QB.

Know thy enemy - Clark Judge: "Lions need a running threat that opposing defenses respect, and Mikel Leshoure could be that guy if he can stay on the field and out of trouble." Sounds like they have high expectations of him...

Know thy enemy - ProFootballTalk's Preseason Power Rankings No. 29: Minnesota Vikings.

Know thy enemy - Vikings attempt to make up for on-field lack of success by jumping ahead of the Bengals and Lions in players getting arrested.

Cousin of Devin Hester suspected of fatal shooting - It's a slow news week.

Salty language warning from the start!

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