How Bears can follow Spurs' model to multiple championships - Moon Mullin: The NBA champion San Antonio Spurs may provide a template for the strategy that is taking shape through Halas Hall, in terms of both skills and economics.
Bears trying to reverse recent trend at safety - Brad Biggs: After a decade of constant turnover, newcomers Ryan Mundy and Brock Vereen are looking to lock down positions.
DBs on "Inside Rookie Minicamp" - Larry Mayer: The second of ChicagoBears.com’s five-part series "Inside Rookie Minicamp" features DBs coaches Jon Hoke and Chris Harris working with draft picks Kyle Fuller and Brock Vereen. [Video]
Bears minicamp preview - Michael C. Wright with key storylines to keep an eye on at veteran minicamp. Will Jimmy Clausen establish himself as a competitor for the backup QB role?
Kosar lauds Trestman's football IQ - Larry Mayer: After a three-day visit to Halas Hall, former NFL QB Bernie Kosar praised Marc Trestman as having "a brilliant brain for the game of football." [Video]
Trying to get Trestman's point about Cutler - Steve Rosenbloom: Marc Trestman was trying to talk up Jay Cutler's conditioning, but most of Cutler’s injuries last season and in his Bears career were due to protection issues, not fitness. [KAPCON: 5]
[N.B. Expanding use of the KAPCON protocol, which runs from 5 (calm, measured, sensible) to 1 (Stephen A. Smith vs Skip Bayless), to cover non-Kaplan links. Rosenbloom's not stirring up much of anything here.]
Jordan Lynch won't let challenge, doubters get in his way - Jeff (not Hub) Arnold: UDFA understands the competitive traffic he will have to navigate to hold down one of the Bears' backfield spots.
Bears mailbag - Brad Biggs answers readers' questions about the D-line, trying Jordan Lynch at safety, and the chances of Christian Jones making the roster.
Key to efficient offense is not "tempo" - Chris Burke: It was a team’s ability to score at a consistent clip, not necessarily how rapid its possessions progressed, that stood as a harbinger of success last season. [Bears ranked 5th in offensive points per play run.]
[Video] - The HBO series "Hard Knocks" selected the Falcons to feature this season, and Mike North thinks not being chosen might turn out better for the Bears. [KAPCON: 5]
Sun-Times Bears section here.
NFL Health & Safety - Tom Pelissero: All 32 teams may utilize technology to tackle concussion issue by 2015.
Know thy enemy: Packers - Dan Pompei: A healthy Aaron Rodgers and some roster tinkering might just be enough for the Packers to close the gap between them and the elite in the NFC.
Know thy enemy: Lions - Michael Rothstein: The Lions have a need at cornerback, but would Brandon Flowers be a good fit?