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The Bears Den: January 15, 2013 - Postseason News and Notes

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Jonathan Daniel

GM Emery has his 3 finalists for Bears coaching job - Brad Biggs: Bevell, Arians or Trestman could be selected as soon as Wednesday.

Larry Mayer's Chalk Talk - Larry discusses the best O-linemen who are due to become FAs, if Tillman is a candidate for NFL DPOTY, and how the NFL determines where games are played.

Peter King's MMQB - News and views from the divisional round of the playoffs.

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Bears' offense is light years from what I saw last weekend - Steve Rosenbloom: Even playoff losers showed how far away the Bears' offense is from being championship-worthy.

10 important offseason questions for the Bears - Adam Hoge: The OL, Urlacher, Cutler, who will play TE, and more.

Can the Bears have sustained success? - Tim Baffoe: It does at least look like the pieces are in place, or will be when a head coach is hired, to become an organization like the Packers and Patriots.

Team news - Larry Mayer: Marshall and Tillman added another prestigious honor over the weekend when they were named first-team All-NFL by the Associated Press, with Jennings and Peppers selected to second-team.

ESPN Chicago Chatwrap - Jeff Dickerson's Q&A session on the Bears' coaching search, which FAs the team will look to re-sign, and more.

Browns deny Bears chance to talk to Tabor - Jeff Dickerson: Browns ST coach Chris Tabor was formerly Bears' assistant ST coach under Dave Toub from 2008-10.

[Video] CTL discussion - The CTL panel discusses / Kaplan shouts about the way QBs and offenses are changing in the NFL and consider if the Bears have to hire an offensive coach.

[Video] CTL discussion - Should the Bears look for another QB to add to the mix? Kaplan seems to believe that forcefully thrusting a finger adds weight to his arguments.

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As it ought to be, an offense-oriented guy is Bears’ focus - Mark Potash: It’s true you could hire a defensive-oriented coach who could hire a great OC. But if that guy leaves, then you’ve got to hire another guy. You hire a play-caller as your head coach, and a new OC is an adjustment instead of a massive upheaval.

Trestman? Bevell? Arians? - Kevin Seifert: It's clear that Phil Emery has been focused on offensive-minded coaches and wasn't looking to make a so-called splashy hire.

Colts’ Bruce Arians on short list for Bears coaching job - Sean Jensen: Are Arians, Bevell and Trestman the finalists, or are the Bears waiting to speak with an assistant from one of the NFL’s final four playoff teams?

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Know thy enemy: Packers - Kevin Seifert with some issues that merit further examination as the Packers enter the offseason.

Know thy enemy: Packers - Pete Dougherty: Inability to slow Colin Kaepernick in the 45-31 playoff blowout means Dom Capers, his coaches and the defensive players will face the greatest scrutiny in the offseason. Tom Silverstein: Many changes expected for disappointing defensive unit.

Know thy enemy: Lions - Drew Sharp: Mayhew and Schwartz can't ignore Stafford's needs in this upcoming free agency and draft. (It's a good thing for them that they didn't have any issues on offense or STs, then - Den)

NFP previews The East West Shrine Game - Russ Lande breaks down which players helped and hurt their draft stock on day 1 of the East West practices.

Non-gridiron link of the day - Two amateur film-makers have spent two-and-a-half years making their own scene-for-scene live action remake of Pixar's Toy Story (with link).

Guest video week, courtesy of Just Dave and his students. (I've watched this at least half a dozen times. Words fail me - Spongie)