The Bears Den: July 24, 2013 - Offseason news and notes

Jonathan Daniel

Larry Mayer's Chalk Talk - Larry discusses how Bears coaches have done in their first year on the job, the likelihood of Brian Urlacher joining the Bears as a coach, [Oxford comma, Larry. Use it.] and getting autographs at training camp.

Bears training camp - Training camp schedule courtesy of ChicagoBears.com. Advice courtesy of Maggie Hendricks; the Shouser rejoices.

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Training camp

Bears training camp - Big changes hit the Bears with the force of a winter wind in Chicago. Now, it's time to see how all the moves play out; five things to know heading into the first practice on Friday.

Roster battles - Adam L. Jahns with four roster battles to keep an eye on during Trestman’s first camp and preseason.

Depth Chart Breakdown - Adam Hoge: With a mix of new and old, and a number of guys in contract years, there is no lack of motivation among the cornerbacks and safeties.

Rookie Long anxious to get to work - Kyle Long has heard the talk that he likely will start at right guard, but the first-round pick told Waddle & Silvy that he isn't buying in.


Steven Schweickert: What's the Plan for Kyle Long?

Training camp rankings - Mike Tanier ranks the 32 NFL teams not on quality or their Super Bowl chances, but on preseason amusement value: "...with Mike Tice gone we will get a rare look at what the O-linemen can do if they get two or more consecutive reps at the same position."

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Team Report - Doug Farrar breaks down the state of the Bears and expectations for 2013.

Bears poised to surprise - Jon Greenberg with four predictions for a promising season under new coach Marc Trestman.

Naysayers could be wrong about the Bears - Dan Pompei: Expectations are low but there's reason for limited optimism at the dawn of training camp.

Tom Thayer Q&A - Brad Biggs: Longtime Chicago Bears radio analyst and former O-lineman gives his take on the team heading into training camp.

Rate your confidence level for Bears’ prospects in ’13 - Mark Potash: Few NFL teams have had the range of success and failure as the Bears the last two seasons. Take the test to see how you score on the optimist-pessimist ECD-LostInSTL continuum.

Bears preview: Offense - Moon Mullin: After 20 scores by 'D' & 'teams' over the past two seasons, the burden shifts to the offense to carry its own weight.

2013's most important Bears - Adam Hoge: The Bears QB is The Score's panel's unanimous selection as the most important player on the team.


Lester A. Wiltfong Jr's Top 10 Most Important Chicago Bears of 2013

NFL.com: NFC players on the spot - Bucky Brooks with one player on each NFC team facing major pressure to perform in 2013. His pick for the Bears is DJ Williams.

Webb's last chance? - Michael C. Wright: 2013 shapes up as a make-or-break season for J'Marcus Webb, who is entering the final year of his original rookie contract, which pays $575,000.

Player profile - Dan Durkin reviews Khaseem Greene’s game tapes to highlight what he's good at and what he needs to work on.


Steven Schweickert: What's the Plan for Khaseem Greene?

[Video] CSNChicago STL - Chris Conte joins SportsTalk Live to discuss the changes in the offseason and take a look ahead to the season.

Bears salary cap outlook - Brian McIntyre with a look at the Bears' salary cap situation for 2013 and 2014.

Know thy coaches - Larry Mayer: Suffering a broken neck while on the job with the Cowboys reaffirmed special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis’ priorities: faith, family and football.

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Polish sausage

Know thy enemy: Vikings - Chip Scoggins: The Vikings are happy campers heading to Mankato as they arrive as a playoff team, not one that’s facing a painful rebuild.

Know thy enemy: Packers - Pete Dougherty: Packers expect first-rounder Datone Jones to add missing dimension on D-line. Gregg Rosenthal: Kaepernick says Packers' defense argued in playoffs.

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