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The Bears Den: October 04, 2012 - Week 5 News and Notes

The Bears Den: October 04, 2012 - Week 5 News and Notes

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Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Mike Tice says he and Jay Cutler 'are fine' after sideline incident - The latest apparent tempest in a teapot surrounding Jay Cutler seems to be running out of steam.

Larry Mayer's Chalk Talk - Is Cutler undefeated with 100+ passer rating? Should Melton have been credited with a sack? Was Carr holding Marshall on the "tipped ball" play in the endzone?

Jay Cutler still a jerk and the Bears destroy Dallas - Lester's thoughts on Monday's game and its aftermath.

Team report - If USA Today aren't going to make it easy to find, I'm not going to waste my time searching their new site.

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Running game could gain traction against Jaguars - Brad Biggs: Bears have a chance to roll up some yards on the ground against one of worst rushing defenses in the NFL.

[Video] Jurko & Waddle's preview - Tom Waddle and John Jurkovic take a quick look back at the Bears' win over the Cowboys and discuss their expectations for the Week 5 matchup with the Jaguars.

Bears’ D-linemen zero in on Maurice Jones-Drew - If there’s one bright spot for the 1-3 Jaguars under new coach Mike Mularkey, it’s that Jones-Drew is still producing in tough times.

Bears RB Matt Forte likely to play vs. Jaguars - Mark Potash with an injury report and other team news.

Know thy enemy - Dan Durkin previews the Jaguars.


Cutler poutwatch 2012

Sideline situation not an issue for Tice, Cutler - Because if you can't trust Larry Mayer to get to the heart of a controvery, who can you trust?

Tice takes the high road on Cutler incident - Sean Jensen: During his 14-year NFL career, Tice surely had instances when his emotions got the better of him. But on Monday, he swallowed his pride, and he handled the situation professionally.

Romo, Cutler are same QB in altered package - Jen Floyd Engel: The Bombshell bra — Victoria's Secret's signature item — actually helps explain how in a battle of underachieving-overrated, bitchy-pouty in Jay Cutler's case and affable-laid back in Tony Romo's, pseudo-celebrity QBs only Cutler seems to warrant irrational national disdain.

Winning excuses all Cutler actions - Rosenmoan: Maybe it’s me, but I can’t think of any unprofessional acts that would strengthen a team. [Video]

Cutler, Tice, Jones-Drew singing "Kumbaya" in three-part harmony - Moon Mullin: Everybody’s cool, apparently.

[Video] Jay Cutler joins Waddle & Silvy - Week 4: Jay Cutler's Mailbag Pt. 2



Solid line play makes for one big happy Bears family - Brad Biggs: There's much to like after rout of Cowboys, but Mike Tice cautions to stay focused on game at hand.

Bears aim to keep Hester involved on offense - Larry Mayer with the injury report and more team news.

Mike Tice can handle the truth - Mark Potash: By keeping an open mind instead of battening down the hatches in the face of criticism, Tice seems better equipped to learn from his mistakes.

[Video] Matt Bowen's playbook - Matt Bowen breaks down the play call and "dino route" that led to Devin Hester's 34-yard TD reception in the 34-18 win over the Cowboys.

Lovie Smith: Commitment to run game not enough - Wants to get on the bus running.

Tice says Bears not running the ball well enough - Moon Mullin: For the third time in four games the Bears failed to average more than 3.5 yards per rushing attempt, and this was against a team missing two top starters from its front seven.

Joniak’s Journal - Jeff Joniak: Running game must improve.

Brandon Marshall puts wins ahead of individual success - Vaughn McClure: Wants the ball, but he says he would trade more catches for more victories any day.

Happy Marshall hopes he can retire a Bear - "I never want to make absolute statements, but I really can't see past this organization for me. I love football, but at this level and at this point in my career only certain situations, certain environments make it fun."

[Video] Marshall claims that he's a "transformed" man - Warning: Skip Bayless, Stephen A. Smith.


Other Bears news

Henry Melton in line for new deal - Vaughn McClure: Bears in early stages of getting an extension done in final year of his contract.

[Video] Silvy doesn't blink often enough - And, uh, takes a closer look at the NFC North standings heading into Week 5.

NFC North first quarter Stock Watch - Kevin Seifert has Cutler rising, the Lions and Packers on the slide.

Chicago Bears Stock Watch - Michael C. Wright: The passing offense on the rise, but where are Eric Weems and Matt Toeina?

PFF's 1st Quarter of the Season Team: Defense - Tim Jennings making a splash.

PFF's signature stats leaders, week 4 - Jay Cutler is their #5 most accurate QB? Hester and Marshall #2 and #3 in Yards Per Route Run? Not too shabby, offense.

Bears future looks bleak for Chris Williams - Jeff Dickerson: It's fair to wonder if Chris Williams is playing his last season in a Chicago Bears' uniform.

Dan Pompei's Bears mailbag - Trade Cutler? Trade Forte? Where's Kellen Davis? Carimi at LT? And more...


Everything else

Matt Bowen's playbook - 'All-22' film breakdown of 'QB Power Sweep' vs. Jets.

Matt Bowen's playbook - 'All-22' breakdown of Eagles' 'Box' technique leading to Rodgers-Cromartie's red zone INT vs. Eli, Giants.

The NFL's cream of the crop and bottom of the barrel - Gilbert & Wiltfong do The Pirates of Penzance their thing.'s Best of the week 4 cheerleaders - Though I was researching this gallery of Cowboys cheerleaders and, frankly, think I may have found the future Mrs Spongie!

I'm kind of surprised there isn't a Cutler-Marshall version of this...