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The Bears Den: April 11, 2012


"...where we would quite like to let loose a real bear on Soldier Field, on the other side from Julius Peppers."

Bears want more from Hester? Then align him in the slot - Matt Bowen on how best to terrorise DBs, short of letting an actual bear onto the field.

Dan Pompei's Bears mailbag - Fields some quite interesting questions, including QBs the Bears may have gone after in the draft if the Cutler trade had never happened. Put it this way: I'm very glad it did.

NFC Teams' Draft Needs - Chris Spencer apparently so subpar that he's named and shamed twice,

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Urlacher upbeat about Bears' upgrades, not worried about Forte situations - “Matt takes care of himself, knows the offense, is a smart guy, he’s always in shape. He’ll be at training camp when he needs to be."

Question marks for Bears as 2012 prep begins - Personnel issues to keep an eye on as voluntary workouts begin. Urlacher expects knee to be good to go for the new season.

Brandon Marshall's legal status - The aftermath of Marshall's New York incident? JC doesn't think there will be any. Mock Draft Central - 4 mock drafts have the Bears taking 3 different positions and 4 different players in the first round.

Brian Billick on the NFL Draft's interior linemen - DeCastro "may be the most complete player at his position in the draft".

Five prospects I would love to coach - Bowen's scouting looks at five top prospects, including 3 touted as the possible Bears pick in round 1.

Wes Bunting: Mr. Safe Pick - "...might not be the most exciting of selections, but these prospects will make NFL rosters better." Diamonds in the Rough - Greg Cosell on five prospects with potential who caught his eye.

[Video] Breaking down Rueben Randle and the vertical game - Matt Bowen breaks down the LSU WR on the 8 (post) route.

Are QBs being overrated and drafted too high? - "The chance of a first round quarterback becoming a true “franchise” quarterback is probably less than 50 percent so why make those odds even lower by reaching for a player not worthy of a first round pick?" Sex Cannon hears the word "pick" and, f--- it, he's going deep...

Braylon Edwards represents a potential bargain - Who's up for Hot Shot Roy Williams part deux?

Know thy enemy: What will Vikings do with third overall pick in 2012 draft? - Should a team deficient in quality players go Kalil, Claiborne, or trade?

Know thy enemy: Leslie Frazier's unfortunate timing - Former Bear on short leash after taking charge of sinking loveboat longboat ship.

Earl Bennett in a racy underwear ad (tip 'o the hat to transylvanian bear).

Total Recall: The Musical