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The Bears Den - 7/27/09

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In The Den

Miss America paid a visit to the Bears at Halas Hall last Friday. 

Little known fact: George Halas was almost killed in a freak boating accident in 1915.

Chicago Sun-Times

Kevin Payne and Craig Steltz are the current leaders at the safety position, but nothing is set in stone at either safety position. 

Brad Biggs muses on Brian Burke's column in the Fifth Down Blog.

In the last positional preview, Biggs takes a look at the special teams.

Chicago Tribune

The Tribune staff take a look at the other Bears' free safeties during Mike Brown's tenure. 

Here's a Rick Morrissey article. I'm giving this to you because I like to be thorough with the Den, but seriously, don't read this. Otherwise you'll lose brain cells and wonder where Rick Morrissey attended Rational Logic 101.

The Tribune staff rank every team in every division based on their QB's only.

Barry Wilner has a nice pre-training camp writeup on the state of the various NFL squads.

David Haugh believes the Bears have a chance to get to the Super Bowl in 2009.

Bob Verdi muses on how excited Bears fans are with Jay Cutler on the squad.

More links after the jump...

Daily Herald

Jay Cutler has obviously increased interest in the Bears, but the team as a whole still has issues to contend with.  

Mike Imrem is really happy the Bears have Jay Cutler. Why? So we don't have to go through the Vick-to-Bears chatter.

ESPN Chicago

Brian Billick spoke with Tom Waddle and Jeff Dickerson about the NFC North.

In the last part of this series, Jeff Dickerson breaks down the left guard positional battle.

Fifth Down Blog

How many wins is Jay Cutler worth? Brian Burke breaks it down.

Sporting News

In this Q&A, Devin Hester states his goal for the upcoming season: "My goal is to be the best receiver."

The Arizona Republic

Not a Bears piece, but a good read nonetheless: This article shows the importance of being patient with some quarterbacks. It also shows the flip side, which is that coaches get fired for sticking with a player too long.

The Daily Journal

Bourbonnais is planning to deal with numerous safety, parking, and other logistical issues for the much-anticipated 2009 training camp schedule.

The State Journal-Register

Jay Cutler obviously helps the Bears, but the team has a number of questions to deal with.