The Bears Den: February 04, 2014 - Chicago Bears news & notes

Rich Schultz

Rookie Review: Kyle Long - Michael C. Wright: There’s not much bad you can say about what initially seemed like a head-scratcher of a pick in the first round.

ESPN Chatwrap - Michael C. Wright's Q&A session on all things Bears.

Follow WCG on Twitter; like us on Facebook (& click on 'Subscribed to'). Check out David "OSS" Taylor's CheekyMonkeyArt prints and t-shirts. Den pic in hi-res.

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See any hope for Bears after watching Seahawks? - Steve Rosenbloom: The Seahawks put on a clinic in destroying the best offense in the game, and I'm thinking, the Bears are years from becoming that.

Bears can follow Seahawks' championship template - Chris Boden: Those three days this May will be absolutely crucial in identifying the correct players to fill their needs through the draft and properly coached-up by Tucker and his staff.

Building blocks within reach for Bears ... maybe - Moon Mullin: What the Bears don’t have that Seattle and even Denver have is size. The Bears need to get bigger, on the defensive interior in particular.

Sherman, play for the Bears? Never say never - Mike Imrem: It's funny how an athlete is a lout until he's your lout. Then he's just so-and-so being so-and-so.

[Video] CSNChicago discussion - What are the Bears' odds to win next year's Super Bowl? [KAPCON: 5]

Who had the better D? - The statistics between the '85 Bears and '13 Seahawks are strikingly similar.

Debate over - Otis Wilson ends '85 Bears-Seahawks comparisons. With [Video].

Assessing the 2014 offseason outlooks in the NFC - USA Today: The Bears need all the upgrades they can get on defense. It wouldn't be a surprise to see them use multiple high draft picks on that side of the ball.

Draft preview - Daniel Jeremiah breaks down the top three draft needs for all 32 teams. For the Bears it's still DL, safety, interior OL

Mock Draft - Adam Hoge projects all seven of the Bears' 2014 draft picks in his first mock draft of the offseason.

Mock Draft - Nate Davis has a defensive tackle going at #14 overall.

Will Chicago make a play to host Super Bowl? - (AP) Chicago can make a good case to host a Super Bowl, and 2019 is the next chance for a cold-weather city.

Sun-Times Bears section here.

Check WCGer Sackman's selection of Bears-themed tops here, or some t-shirt designs here.

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[Videos] - 2014 Super Bowl commercials, if you missed 'em.

Know thy enemy: Vikings - Ben Goessling: 2014 option on Matt Cassel is Vikings' first order of business... but he has until Friday to opt out of his deal, which would create even more uncertainty at their QB position.

Ever seen a 320lb QB? You have now - The Hefty Lefty is still going strong, and is heavier than anyone currently listed on the Bears' roster.

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