The Bears Den: January 24, 2013 - Postseason News and Notes

Dennis Wierzbicki-US PRESSWIRE

Evan Rodriguez can't possibly be any worse than Kellen Davis, can he?

Kromer showed knack of improving OL in New Orleans - Sean Jensen: New OC has a strong track record of protecting QBs, with the Saints having allowed 50 sacks in the past two seasons; over the same span, the Bears have allowed 93.

Peanut Tillman finalist for Byron "Whizzer" White Award - The Byron "Whizzer" White Award is the highest honor the NFLPA can bestow on a player, and is given for going above and beyond to perform community service in their team cities and hometowns.

SI.com's 10 Worst Super Bowls - I think they meant to put this one, won by a certain team led by a certain coach whose middle name begins with a "K" and ends in "-eller", as the best Super Bowl... but they messed up.

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NFL.com analysts laud Bears for hiring Trestman - Larry Mayer: In a recent NFL.com feature about the teams who hired new head coaches this offseason, two analysts laud the Bears for landing Marc Trestman.

Levy, Trestman both coached in Canada, had great success - Rick Telander: Hall of Fame coach says Trestman will be bringing "nothing but pluses" from his CFL experience to the NFL, and could develop the kind of relationship with Cutler that he himself had with HoF QB Jim Kelly.

[Audio] Trestman can earn Bears' respect - Bill Romanowski joins Waddle & Silvy and disagrees with Tim Brown's assessment of Marc Trestman.

ProFootballFocus: 32 Observations from the Pro Bowl - Jennings' 9 INTs ties the most for any player over the past five years; Melton was one of two DTs to end up in the Top 5 in terms of both Run Stop Percentage and Pass Rushing Productivity.

NFCN Blog - Penalties by team in the NFCN. Bears were mid-table overall in the NFL.

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Draft preview

[Video] Draft preview - Dan Pompei joins CTL to discuss who the Bears may target with the 20th overall pick.

Walterfootball's assessment of the Bears' team needs - Not surprisingly, OL and TE both feature.

Mock draft - Peter Schrager has the Bears going with an OT from Alabama.

NFP on Wednesday's Senior Bowl practices - Players who impressed, and players who struggled.

NFP's draft blog - Matt Bowen's Senior Bowl Wednesday prospect notes on Texas' Marquise Goodwin, Trufant, RBs, DEs...

Top draft prospects - Nine prospects flourishing in the stressful setting of the Senior Bowl practices.

Top draft prospects - Brad Biggs: Central Michigan tackle Eric Fisher and Oklahoma tackle Lane Johnson, potential first-round OL draft picks for the Bears at No. 20, have stood out in practice for the Senior Bowl. Adam L. Jahns: Bears may be interested in Johnson?

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NFP Agent's Journal - Jack Bechta with a behind the scenes look at what goes on in the quest for top jobs in the NFL.

Know thy enemy: Packers - Rob Reischel reviews the QB position group and notes that Aaron Rodgers' reputation as a leader took some hits this season. Gregg Rosenthal: "It speaks volumes that the paper decided to run an article questioning Rodgers' leadership instead of discussing his play on the field."

Some more non-smooth jazz.

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