The Bears Den: February 12, 2013 - Offseason news and notes

Matthew Stockman

Percy Harvin needs a hug.

Trestman's coaching staff is hardly hibernating - Chris Boden: The new staff can't determine what to look for at the Combine, free agency, and the draft before knowing exactly what they have, don't have and what they can and can't fix.

Can the Bears spread the wealth on offense in 2013? - Kip Lewis: Being more efficient on offense can happen by using all the weapons on the field, something the Bears clearly did not do in 2012.

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Five breakout NFL players for 2013 - Pete O'Brien: It's hard not to think that new coach Marc Trestman won't help the Bears improve significantly in the air, and Alshon Jeffery could be a big part of that.

ESPN Chicago Chatwrap - Michael C. Wright's Q&A session on all things Bears, including the possibility of trading down in the draft.

Steven Schweickert: Should the Bears trade down in 2013 draft?

Bears position analysis: CBs - Brad Biggs: The Bears could not have asked for much more to go right for them at the CB position in 2012.

NFCN Blog - Kevin Seifert takes a look at the usage of nickel packages, which the Bears were in for slightly over 50% of their defensive snaps. Roster news - Moon Mullin: Bears get taller, deeper at CB,

Bears unveil Halas Hall renovation plans - Dan Pompei: Whether the Bears will buy themselves a better roster this offseason remains to be seen, but they are buying themselves a better home for that roster.

Mock draft - Russ Lande has the Bears going OT at #20.

[Video] CTL discussion - Will the Bears select Te'o?

Steven Schweickert: 2013 NFL Draft: Notre Dame LB Manti Te'o

Know thy enemy - Moon Mullin: Vick stays in Philly, on Bears schedule, but beware the mobility/option-based scheme that Seattle and San Francisco operated to the Bears’ undoing.

Best NFL free agents by position - Nate Davis' take includes a few names at TE and OL that have been thrown around here.

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Know thy enemy: Packers - Tyler Dunne: The pros and cons of bringing back Jermichael Finley.

Know thy enemy: Vikings - Dan Wiederer: Questions continue to loom about Harvin's future as a Viking.

Know thy enemy: Vikings - Jason La Canfora: If Percy Harvin and Vikings part ways, he becomes the prized wide out available. Teams most likely to make a trade?

Know thy enemy: Lions - Chris Burke's offseason preview: Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson need help for Lions to rebound from poor 2012 season. Will Cliff Avril return?

Know thy enemy: Lions - Anwar S. Richardson: GM Martin Mayhew admits his team lacked leaders last season, but plans to address that need this offseason.

Laugh at the Lions - We've had this story before, but just caught up with the 2013 Lions calendar and, well, three of the dozen players featured are gone, with the futures of another four questionable.

Non-gridiron link of the day - How to visit Chicago like a Chicagoan.

I wanted to use a picture of Percy Harvin and Leslie Frazier for today's Den, but there wasn't a picture of the two of them together in the SBN archives...

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