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The Bears Den - 5/18/09


....where we understand it's Monday morning and you really don't want to work. You're welcome.

In The Den

How well do you know your Bears? Take their quiz and find out.

At the Bears Expo, Lovie Smith said that he's not planning on varying the "traditional Bears philosophy."

Chicago Sun Times

Four Down Territory with Brad Biggs: Israel Idonije as trade bait?

NFLPA chief DeMaurice Smith's relationship with Roger Goodell is off to a great start and Smith also believes a deal will happen before a potential lockout.'s Pat Kirwan thinks that Iglesias could have the type of rookie performance that Eddie Royal had last season.

Chicago Tribune

Jerry Angelo's mood was upbeat before the Bears Expo on Sunday.

Rex Ryan is continuing some of Buddy Ryan's philosophies.

Dan Pompei talked with some NFL front office execs and comprimised a list of their most improved teams this offseason.

Addressing the media and fans at the Bears Expo on Sunday, Ted Phillips is eager to make sure the 2011 lockout does not happen.

Jerry gave the company line about the WR situation at the Bears Expo: "As I said, we'll look at every option."

Vaughn McClure wrote down some of the best questions and responses from the Bears Expo. The best?

More Lovie-ism: ``I think it’s safe to say that Jay Cutler is our quarterback.’’

ESPN Chicago

Jeff Dickerson rifles through his mailbag and finds a not-so-surprising trend: Bears fans love Mike Brown and hate Ron Turner.

Dickerson also goes one-on-one with Danieal Manning.

Dickerson reports on why Steve McMichael probably won't get into the NFL Hall of Fame.

Jerry Angelo said that negotiations with Israel Idonije and Adewale Ogunleye were not imminent.

As reported on, Lovie's excited about Sir Jay, but he seems more excited about the defense.

As the Tribune reported, Ted Phillips is optimistic that a new collective bargaining agreement will be reached before a lockout.


Mark Shore doesn't see the Bears adding another WR before the season starts.

Rockford Register Star

Past and present Bears are looking forward to their future with Cutler.

Yahoo! Sports

MJD breaks down the Bears' offseason moves.

Tom Danyluk discusses Sir Jay and who he'll be throwing to in 2009.