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The Bears Den: August 02, 2012


"...where J-Cutty did not quit Twitter. He just asked to be traded from it."

Early signs point to J'Marcus Webb for left tackle job - Brad Biggs: Tice wants to make decision sooner rather than later.

[Audio] WCG's own Steven Schweickert talks all things Bears - You listen!

Peter King's TMQB - It's a sign of the times that we're not talking about trading for Mike Wallace.

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Bears pull switcheroo on offensive line at practice - Lovie Smith downplays move.

Webb gets bulk of reps at left tackle - Coaches say LT battle still open.

Developments At Both Tackle Positions - Bears pushing Carimi with competition? And more from Bears camp.

Bears make second change in starting lineup in two days - Moon Mullin: On Wednesday the Bears put J'Marcus Webb at LT and Chris Williams at RT with the starting unit.

Campbell excelling in first Bears camp - Larry Mayer: NFL teams typically don't sign backup QBs on the first day of free agency. But it's evident in practice why the Bears were so eager to land Jason Campbell.


Urlacher tweaks knee; replacement refs work Bears practice - Nick Roach was #54's replacement, Geno Hayes slides in at Sam.

Marinelli: Shea McClellin needs to relax a bit - DC says rookie DE has been too hard on himself in the early going of training camp. Also, round-up of news, including a Craig Steltz sighting. Dane rejoices.

Holmes: McClellin Has Ability To Succeed In NFL, But… - You can be an effective pass rusher in the league at 260lb, like Dwight Freeney or Elvis Dumervil, but that means refining technique. Right now, he’s making the Bears tackles look dominant.

Bears Urlacher adjusts to brace on knee - Star LB isn't a fan of wearing a brace on his knee. I'm not a fan of leaving a star player in a game which is essentially meaningless when we could be giving young backups playing time... and then we wonder why Lovie hasn't been able to develop LBs to follow #54 and #55.

Wootton determined to make an impact - Larry Mayer: Corey Wootton is excelling in training camp for the second straight year, pushing to earn playing time and hoping to avoid the injury bug that has stalled his NFL career.

Bear Facts: DL Israel Idonije - Beloved of hamsters everywhere.

Camp chatter

[Video] Bowen, Biggs with latest from Bears camp - Discuss Webb/Williams at LT, essentially call Lovie a big fat liar.

[Video] Moon and Kip on Brian Price's camp debut - Kip Lewis & Moon Mullin on Brian Price's first day in pads, Paea's rising stock, Alshon Jeffrey's impressive showing.

[Video] Moon Mullin's update from Bourbonnais - Talks about who stood out in practice, cautions that Webb won't keep the job if he stinks it up in games, says Bates is clearly the passing game coordinator, and more.

[Audio] Brian Urlacher joins "Waddle & Silvy" - Discusses his favo(u)rite pizza, the state of his knee, his contract and more.

[Audio] Lance Briggs on Carmen, Jurko & Harry - Discusses his feelings about Roger Goodell and his early impressions of the Bears. CJH no doubt relieved that the bet involving adult diapers didn't come off.

[Audio] Nick Roach talks to Jeff Dickerson - Talks about the difference between playing Mike and Sam, thoughts on the team.

Dionne Miller's Bears Bourbonnais Diary - August 1 - A bit worse than Lou Canellis'.

Lou Canellis' Bears Bourbonnais Diary - August 1 - Slightly better than Dionne Miller's.

Everything else

Roger Goodell’s camp visit stirs up venom from Bears players - Nobody likes the boss, apparently, apart from Urlacher (audio above, says "He's a regular dude" and was looking forward to sitting down with him).

Football Outsiders's 2011 Pressure Plays, Offense - How QBs react to pressure. Cutler was the 8th most-pressured QB last season, which shouldn't surprise anyone other than J-Webb and his "nation".

Many Bears are on Twitter, fully aware that their messages reach a vast audience - Though we really wish Webb wasn't.

Bears' Thomas working to resolve drug charge - Backup LB J.T. Thomas still in the process of being cleared of a misdemeanor drug possession charge, expressed hope that the legal matter would not affect his roster status. You were a low-round draft pick who didn't play in your rookie year, son. That's not much to bank on.

What are the three toughest routes to defend? - Matt Bowen breaks down three concepts that give DBs major issues.

Goodell committed to stemming NFL's DUI, domestic violence arrests - Commissioner wants to combat the rise in player arrests while, touches on Bountygate and sends Drew Brees to the gulag as an enemy of the state.

Know thy enemy - Postcard from Vikings camp.

Know thy enemy - After rough rookie year, Vikings QB Christian Ponder is taking control of the offense, especially with the absence of AP.

Know thy enemy - NFCN Blog CampTour'12: Packers Day 3: Seifert's thoughts and observations on cheese.

Know thy enemy - Lions' GM says this year’s team is better than last year’s: "The continuity, the maturity of our football team, all those factors come into play." Adds: "Man, I'ma had a LOT to drink... me 'n Nick gunna drive to Mikel's to smoke a ton of weed."

Know thy enemy - If the Lions truly are better, where will it show up?

There's a "getting the horn" pun to be made here - Uh, yeah. I was googling the Italian Women's Beach Volleyball team again last night. Edit: I got it - "The only Viking horns I approve of."

Appropriate use of the song...