The Bears Den: February 05, 2013 - Offseason news and notes

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Alicia Keys says it's a score!

Bears can learn a lot from Ravens - David Haugh: Both dominant defenses derive inspiration from thirtysomething MLBs at the end of their careers. Both inconsistent offenses feature QBs of immense talent with something to prove.

Hester just another part of Bears’ culture change - Mike Imrem: Hester says a move out of town might be best for him. To continue changing the Bears' culture, Phil Emery should accommodate him to signal that he wants only players fully committed to the revolution occurring in Halas Hall.

Peter King's MMQB - Peyton Manning has a Pro Bowl fun story from his childhood on page 2.

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View from the Moon - Moon Mullin's thoughts in the wake of the Super Bowl, including an assessment on how close the Bears are to getting to one.

Comparing the Bears to Raven's Super show - Steve Rosenbloom: The worst thing about watching the Super Bowl is seeing how far away the Bears are.

Hester, Cutler must bridge gap - Vaughn McClure: Cutler doesn't have the reputation of being a compassionate teammate, and Hester is a player who needs to be coddled at times. Hester's admission that his heart wasn't totally into it this past season wouldn't thrill any QB. Does Hester make sense in K.C.?

[Video] CTL discussion - Does Hester need a fresh start? Kaplan has an apoplectic fit.


Steven Schweickert: Hester says he might need a "Fresh start"

Bears position analysis: QBs - Brad Biggs: Emery and the Bears must hope that Trestman's reputation as a QB guru pays off with Jay Cutler.

Bears free agency preview - Jeff Dickerson looks at potential free agent targets at DE. If there was no such thing as a salary cap, that is.

Mock draft - USA Today thinks the Bears will upgrade Jay Cutler's protection in round 1.

Trestman's first title capped by fantastic finish - Larry Mayer: Minus the power outage, new Bears coach Marc Trestman can relate to what transpired Sunday night between the Ravens and 49ers at the Superdome.

McMahon: ‘Super Bowl week wasn’t a good time for me’ - It should have been the crowning career moment for former Bears QB Jim McMahon when he helped his team win the Super Bowl. “You know, guys wouldn’t stand by me at practice. They thought for sure I was going to get shot,” said McMahon.

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Matt Bowen: The Players Page - Five NFL offseason storylines to keep an eye on: Revis, Te'o's draft stock, Flacco's contract and more.

10 NFL story lines to monitor this offseason - #8: Jay Cutler's approach under new coach Marc Trestman.

Laugh at the Lions - Titus Young's troubled -- and short -- tenure with the Lions is over. The team released the WR Monday following a season of team-imposed suspensions and bad-blooded tweets. Kevin Seifert: "Young's two seasons in Detroit a total waste."

Blame ThorCo.

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