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The Bears Den: July 06, 2012

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Passing league: Explaining the NFL's aerial evolution -'s Steve Wyche spoke with several OCs and DCs to uncover how the NFL went from ground and pound to airing it out.

Counters to NFL passing games? Elusive - "The league doesn't want to curtail it," Buffalo Bills coach Chan Gailey said. "I don't get the feeling that's the case at all. I think the more scoring, the more exciting plays, the better. I don't see it going the other way for a while."

[Video] Bears expectations for 2012 - The bunch of monkeys guys on CTL discuss what reasonable expectations for this year are.

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Playbook: Breaking down Graham vs. '2-Man' - Bowen does his thing. Could Kellen Davis?

Adams spends week volunteering in Haiti - Kyle Adams is determined to excel on the football field. But the second-year TE is just as motivated to make a difference in other aspects of his life.

Hester will sign autographs to help young cancer patient - Devin Hester is a major difference maker on the field. But the difference he will make to four-year-old cancer patient Sean Keller might be his biggest one yet.

ProFootballFocus: Three Years of Tackling Efficiency: DBs - Former Bear Danieal Manning best tackler among DBs. Tillman has racked up joint 9th-most tackles in that timespan.

Know thy enemy - Seifert on the Lions' disciplinary problems: "Something must be done, because doing nothing hasn't worked."

[Video] 5 in, 5 out - Mark Schlereth and Damien Woody break down why the Lions will miss the playoffs.

Know thy enemy - "Packers' (OT) Newhouse looks to improve on rocky start in '11" (gave up 10.5 sacks, 41.5 pressures). You know what might help? Getting his own "Nation"...

Know thy enemy - Healthy Starks may improve Packers' run game. Or, well, provide then with an actual run game.

Janoris Jenkins, Rams at odds over financial advisor - "(CB) Janoris Jenkins dropped to the second round of the draft because of character concerns and now his NFL career has reportedly gotten off to a shaky start." Character concerns obviously not serious enough to warrant attention from Lions, who badly needed DBs...

I never trusted their goody-goody schtick anyway.