The Bears Den: July 23, 2013 - Offseason news and notes


Former Broncos GM says Bears finally are doing right by Jay Cutler - Adam L. Jahns: Ted Sundquist, who moved up to take Cutler 11th overall in the 2006 draft, says he still believes in the QB and sees a player with untapped potential who hasn’t been helped. What to expect from #6?

[Video] Waddle & Silvy - The dynamic duo on why they expect Jay Cutler to be the most improved player on the Bears this season.

Steven Schweickert: Cutler won't let contract talk get to him

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[Video] CSNChicago discussion - What to watch for with the 2013 Bears; the panel talk offense, offense, offense.

Bears position preview - Moon Mullin takes a look at the O-line and thinks Webb to RT may be the biggest upgrade. Is he trippin' or does he have a point?

2013's most important Bears - Adam Hoge: No player enters the 2013 season with higher outside expectations than Jermon Bushrod, who was #2 on The Score's list.

Lester A. Wiltfong Jr's 10 Most Important Bears of 2013 - #4 Jermon Bushrod

Bears preview: Defense - Jeff Dickerson: How good can D be? As long as the veteran defensive core stays healthy, this figures to be an above-average unit, despite the coaching changes.

Depth chart breakdown - Adam Hoge makes the case that this year's LB corps may actually be better than last year's.

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

Bears position preview: Special teams - Brad Biggs: Continued strong play from special teams is expected under Joe DeCamillis, as the Bears hope for a re-energized Devin Hester on returns.

Know thy coaches - Larry Mayer: A Bears cornerback in 1980, DBs coach Jon Hoke can relate to the players he works with because he once stood in their shoes.

Dan Pompei's Bears mailbag - Readers' Q&A on contracts. the roster, and training camp.

ESPN Chatwrap - Michael C. Wright with a wide-ranging Q&A session on all things Bears.

Butkus to honor youth sports volunteers and coaches - Hall of Famer Dick Butkus believes it is time to honor the volunteers and coaches who make youth sports possible.

Ex-Bears receiver Morgan a spokesman for Play 60 campaign - Matt Simeone: Former Bears WR Anthony Morgan is urging children to adopt a healthy lifestyle through the NFL’s "Fuel Up to Play 60" program.


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NFL training camp: Path to glory begins with brutal grind - Jeff Darlington: Players know the path to glory starts with the sweat and hard labor of training camp, the most underappreciated phase of the NFL schedule.

Ex-Bear news - Greg Olsen stopped to help the victims of a wreck in SouthPark. Oh my god, they killed Kenny...

Know thy enemy: Packers - Pete Dougherty: After five seasons of having now-departed Greg Jennings as their best receiving playmaker, Cobb and Finley are essential to the Packers' passing game success.

Know thy enemy: Lions - Carlos Monarrez: Stafford's footwork in question, just in time for O-line shakeup.

Know thy enemy: Lions - Bob Wojnowski: The Lions are preparing for one of the truly critical seasons in their recent history. That sounds like hyperbole, until you realize Jim Schwartz is entering his fifth season as coach with a 22-42 record.

Know thy enemy: Vikings - Josh Katzowitz: Depending on how Ponder plays, Minnesota could challenge for the NFC North title or they could fall back into the basement. If the latter happens, we might not see him or Frazier around for much longer.

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