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The Bears Den - 4/23/09


 ....where we are unabashed Bulls fans. Congrats to Derrick Rose for winning Rookie of the Year!

In The Den

Chicago Tribune

Dan Pompei breaks down the top S in the draft.

David Haugh details five current Bears that should be watching the draft this weekend.

Chicago Sun-Times

Brad Biggs details need #4 for the Bears: Defensive end.

TCU LB Stephen Hodge is related to Lovie Smith. Not only that, but he's a terrific blitzer. Don't be surprised to see his name called for the Bears on draft day.

Chris Ballard, the Southwest regional scout for the Bears, has picked some gem DB's. The newest one may be Texas Tech's Darcel McBath.

Biggs also reports that Jerry Angelo is checking up on the medical reports of all the prospects. I hope so. Jerry can't afford another Chris Williams PR nightmare like last summer.

Biggs breaks down Jerry's drafts in pretty much the same way that I did.

Biggs also had a chat with Jauquin Iglesias.

This story wins the "Sometimes Jerry shouldn't talk" award. Why?

''I really didn't understand [the fan reaction] until after the fact,'' Angelo said. ''I was really taken aback. But I'm not a Chicagoan." (ChiFan13 edit: referring to Sir Jay's trade)

Well, Jerry, let me spell it out for you. For the most part, the QB's that have played in Chicago since you got here were as stellar as Hunter Hillenmeyer's pass coverage; in a word, awful. But Jerry's not done:

''Obviously, the quarterback position speaks volumes,'' Angelo said. ''We all sleep better at night. He saves lives. But going forward, we've got to do other things to help him.''

We have two winners as of right now:

"Chicago is no longer where receivers go to die" - GallopingGhost

"Jerry probably owns a bar and it was going to go under without Orton keeping it afloat with his bar bill. Cutler is picking up the tab now." - WCG

Also, here's the complete transcription of said press conference.

Daily Herald

Mike Imrem wrote a piece on the above story.

Bob LeGere breaks down the top S in the draft.

Chicago Bears Official Site

Larry Mayer breaks down the top TE's in the draft.