The Bears Den: June 25, 2013 - Offseason news and notes

Ronald Martinez

Not one of the NFL's top 100 players?

Cutler, Melton left off 'Top 100' players list - Moon Mullin: What others think of you isn’t always a good measure of anything, but how your peers regard you might be. Tim Tebow was on the list last year and Cutler wasn’t, which probably says more about the list than about #6.

Steven Schweickert: The D-Line must drive the Defense

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[Video] Inside Rookie Minicamp, episode 4 - with a look inside the offensive huddle with new OC Aaron Kromer.

Ex-Bears TE coach laments lack of pass production - Vaughn McClure: When Mike DeBord reflected on his three seasons with the team, he saw a group of tight ends that played hard and physical but only accounted for 10% of the team's receptions. So did we all, Mike. So did we all...

Ex-Bears aide Spencer restless on sidelines - Vaughn McClure: Tim Spencer, who coached the Bears' RBs for nine seasons, isn't just a proud former Ohio State standout. His son, Evan, is a receiver for the Buckeyes. And Spencer has a lot more free time to catch a Saturday game these days.

5 potential schedule pitfalls - Joe Fortenbaugh: Back-to-back road games featuring non-conference and divisional opponents can spell trouble. The Bears face just such a situation in weeks 3-4.

Sam Householder: How confident are you in the Bears LBs?

Five Years of PFF Grades: Top 10 WRs - Don't we just love PFF's objective grading system? Wait, how come Brandon Marshall doesn't make the top 10? Biased anti-Bears piece of garbage so-called analytics site.

Matt Forte's touchdowns - Kevin Seifert doesn't have much to say and what he does is from a FF viewpoint, but he makes the point that Trestman may have ideas for making Forte more effective at the goal line.

Bears doing good things - Larry Mayer: Roberto Garza is among several NFL players who are recruiting fans as volunteer readers, tutors and mentors to help kids stay in school


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Know thy enemy: Vikings - has a few unsung heroes from the Purple People Eater days on the underrated list. No love for Bernard Berrian?

Know thy enemy: Vikings - Kevin Seifert: Presuming Desmond Bishop is and remains healthy, the Vikings are a better defense with three proven veteran LBs this season in Bishop, Erin Henderson and Chad Greenway. Where they'll play, however, is another question.

Know thy enemy: Packers - Ross Jones: The Packers are building on their camaraderie and strengthening their unity through charity work. Kevin Seifert: Awaiting big things from Nick Perry.

Know thy enemy: Lions - Anwar S. Richardson: Calvin Johnson is one of the NFL's best, but is headed toward Barry Sanders' playoff success mark at this rate.

Billy Ocean spent the 80s sexually harassing women, apparently.

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