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The Bears Den: July 24, 2012


"...where today we big up J-Webb Nation."

With healthy Cutler and Forte, and reliable backups, Bears are Packers' biggest worry - Forget Detroit, Chicago is stocked for a playoff run.

Q&A with former Bear Tom Thayer on state of the Bears - Has plenty of opinions on the Bears' OL; doesn't seem to be a part of J-Webb Nation.

Peter King's MMQB - Some thoughts around the league before setting off on NFL camp tour.

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Pressing questions for all 32 teams entering training camp - "Chicago averaged just 45 rushes-plus-completions per game, placing them 28th in the NFL. This is the sign of a poor offensive line." To fix this, J-Webb sometimes joined the rest of the OL at their weekly training sessions this offseason.

Earl Bennett in for battle with Bears WRs - Who will join Marshall in the opening day lineup at WR? Earl Bennett faces stiff competition in Devin Hester and Alshon Jeffery.

Bears make changes, now need to deliver - With Pro Bowl receiver Brandon Marshall in the fold and more depth on the roster, the Bears believe they are poised to make a big run after falling apart last season.

Tice primed to make Bears' offense go - Mike Tice knows offense, and he's ready to make the Bears' offense go in his first year as OC.

Major Wright focusing on eliminating mental lapses - Yesplz.

Bears’ sunny mood could be threatened by four concerns - Sean Jensen's four things to watch heading into camp. One of them is left tackle. Has he not heard that J-Webb is going to dominate?

Matt Forte or Michael Bush near goal line? - Forte is among the NFL's most versatile backs, but he has never demonstrated consistent power running near the goal line -- even when playing in two very different offensive schemes under Ron Turner and then Mike Martz.

Four Downs: Cutler poised for best season? - "Fact or Fiction: By the end of the season, the offensive line will go from a weakness to a strength." Haven't they heard? J-Webb told us he's going to dominate.

Dan Pompei's Bears mailbag - Q. "What is the status of the tall wide receiver who had played at Dallas and Detroit and was brought in last year? I apologize for not being able to remember his name. He was supposed to be Mike Martz's reclamation project." Heh.

Bears training camp capsules: QBs - Moon Mullin: A broken thumb forced Cutler to miss the last quarter of the 2011 season, but he is now back and healthy and ready to lead the Bears deep into the playoffs.

CBSChicago's Most Important Bears: No. 3 Webb & Williams - They obviously haven't heard that J-Webb is going to dominate.

NFL: Dan Pompei power rankings - For what it's worth, Bears are at #9, just ahead of the Lions.

[Audio] Seifert on 'Carmen, Jurko and Harry' - Joins CJH to talk about the NFC North.

[Video] Carimi Predicts an Easier Camp in 2012 - "I know the plays now," says the 2nd year right tackle.

For most rookies, special teams are the ticket - Bowen: Want to make an NFL club? Then find a role on teams.

[Video] Dane Sanzenbacher More Prepared in 2012 - The only problem for the 2nd year receiver: the wide out corps is a lot more crowded this year, and he doesn't offer much on special teams.

Bears Fans Guide to Training Camp - Maggie Hendricks' tips on how to get the best out of training camp.

Which backup QBs will get a shot in 2012? - Hanie Time!

Eagles taking another look at Brad Maynard - Former Bear ranked lower than 30th in gross and net yards. Still makes him a better punter than J-Webb is an OT.

Know thy enemy - Aaron Berry cut. Waving a gun at people too much for Lions; DUI, marijuana still ok. Won't cost the Lions much.

Know thy enemy - Unnamed Lions player: "We're becoming the laughing stock of not only the NFL but all of sports." Yes. Yes, you are.

Remember when he was good? And black.