The Bears Den: February 08, 2013 - Offseason news and notes

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America dislikes Cutler more than A-Roid? You're idiots, America - Steve Rosenbloom: Cutler pushed a teammate, but he doesn’t run into the stands to punch fans or have a conviction for obstructing the pursuit of justice in a double murder.

Retiring Bears strength coach Rusty Jones was a pioneer in his field - Dan Pompei: Rusty Jones was the first NFL strength coach to tailor individual workout and nutrition programs for each player, the first to rely on the body mass index system and the first to monitor hydration status.

Ronkowski gets linked in Bites. Den > Bites,

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Saints linemen: Bears lucky to have Aaron Kromer - Larry Mayer: Saints O-linemen who were coached by Aaron Kromer are convinced that their counterparts in Chicago will love playing for the new Bears OC/OL coach.

Big free agency decisions loom for Bears - Kip Lewis: Before the Bears draft a new rookie class they will be making tough decisions on some veterans.

Arizona could solve the Hester headache - Moon Mullin makes the case for Hester following Darryl Drake to the Cardinals.


Steven Schweickert: Hester to request trade?

Bears position analysis: LBs - Brad Biggs: There is no question the Bears will need to prioritize the position. If they don’t seek a replacement for Urlacher, they need to add an understudy.

Bears free agency preview - Michael C. Wright continues the free agency preview with a look at safeties.

Mock draft - CBSSports have the Bears going OT or TE.

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NFL drafts have come a long way over the past several decades - Before the bright lights of Radio City Music Hall, the draft used to feature old magazines and rolls of quarters. Gil Brandt takes us on a trip down memory lane and shares tales from past drafts.

Know thy enemy: Lions - Kevin Seifert: When the Lions made Kyle Vanden Bosch their top free agent target in 2010, they were paying for the example his non-stop motor would provide as much as his pass-rushing skills.

Laugh at the Lions - On Thursday, GM Martin Mayhew confirmed what appeared pretty obvious: Detroit placed Titus Young on waivers on Monday because the controversial WR had no trade value. Terry Foster: Titus Young will still cause trouble, just not for the Lions.

NFL offseason storylines - 10 to watch or, if you like prime numbers, here are 13. Pete Prisco: Five teams in the best position to dominate.

Ireland's second-biggest musical export after U2, apparently. ThorCo immediately orders another full set of Boyzone albums.

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