The Bears Den: February 01, 2013 - Postseason news and notes

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Lack of continuity hampered Bears' OL - Brad Biggs: Continuity is one of the factors that breeds success on the OL and it was one of the issues the Bears faced in 2012.

Marshall excited about working with new Bears coach - Larry Mayer: Judging by the smile on his face, Brandon Marshall couldn't have been happier after meeting new head coach Marc Trestman for the first time Thursday at Halas Hall.

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Marshall to train with Jeffery in offseason - Jeff Dickerson: Although Marshall remains on crutches following arthroscopic hip surgery, he said he plans to begin training with second-year wideout Alshon Jeffery on Monday in South Florida.

49ers QBs coach praises Marc Trestman for his ‘sharp’ mind - Adam L. Jahns: Trestman’s attention to detail and game-planning really stood out to Geep Chryst, as well as his willingness to empower his players so they feel like it's their team.

[Video] CTL discussion - Joe Theismann's thoughts on what Cutler and Trestman need to get the Bears to the top.

[Video] CTL panel on Cutler - Does Cutler have what it takes to win? Kaplan's not even the most negative voice on the panel.....

Trestman already making calls Matt Forte likes - Sean Jensen: In doing his homework, Forte is confident he’ll be a good fit in Trestman’s offense, which emphasizes protecting the QB, highlighting the versatility of offensive skill players and attacking the defense.

Briggs: Defense stays positive amid change - Lance Briggs says the defense is trying to stay positive during a time of change.

Briggs hoping Urlacher will be back next season - Sean Jensen: The Bears haven’t tipped their hand on what they’re going to do about Brian Urlacher, but Lance Briggs is hopeful the face of the franchise isn’t going to change.

Bears free agency preview - Jeff Dickerson looks at potential FA targets at WR.


Lester A. Wiltfong Jr: Bears roster turnover: WRs

Who's been doing the best job of drafting? - Did Jerry draft better early in his tenure?

How are the Super Bowl teams spending their money? - The 2006 Bears spent a lot of money on their OL. The current bunch combined earn less than Peppers.

We paid da man... can we afford to pay his O-line?

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[Video] Da Coach speaks - Doesn't agree with Lovie's firing, but thinks the pieces are there for the offense.

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[Video] Spice Adams joins CTL - Anthony Adams on life away from the NFL and whether he would want his son playing the sport.

Corey Graham showing he's more than special teams player - Dan Pompei: In hindsight, you can say being pigeonholed as a special teams player by the Bears was a clear mismanagement of personnel. Lions were among suitors.

SI.com's worst ever Super Bowl halftime shows - SB20 makes the list. Up with people!

NFL expects independent neurologists at games in 2013 - The doctors would not be paid by the clubs or hired as team physicians.

Cerys Matthews singing about Tom Jones. That's Welsh squared.

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