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The Bears Den: January 25, 2013 - Postseason News and Notes

Tim Jennings even hassles wide receivers while on holiday.

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NFCN Blog - Kevin Seifert: Parting ways with one of the best and most popular players in a franchise's history can be dicey, but the Bears' coaching changes provide them justifiable cover if they decide to move on from Brian Urlacher.

Larry Mayer's Chalk Talk - Larry discusses whether Cutler will have input in the new Bears offense, changes on defense with new DC Mel Tucker, and if the Bears get extra practice time because they have a new head coach.

Team report - Trestman's first job will be getting players to buy into his system and, more important, getting them to buy into him as their head coach. He can't wait to start making converts.

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Trestman determined to keep Cutler protected - Larry Mayer: New Bears coach Marc Trestman has yet to divulge exactly what type of offense he intends to run in Chicago, but one certainty is that he'll place a premium on pass protection.

Dan Pompei's Bears mailbag - Te'o to the Bears, Eifert or an O-lineman, Toub, and more reader mail.

Top 5 Bears with expiring contracts - Jeff Dickerson looks at the contract situations of Melton, Urlacher, Roach, Louis, and Izzy.

PFF snapshot - Brandon Marshall features highly in PFF's Yards Per Route Run stat.

'00 Ravens D better than the '85 Bears - So says former Ravens receiver Qadry Ismail.

Bears beat Montreal Alouettes in 1961 exhibition game - Larry Mayer: Marc Trestman isn't the only link between the Bears and Montreal Alouettes; the two teams squared off in a 1961 exhibition game north of the border that was played by CFL rules in the first half and NFL rules in the second.

Will Charles Tillman earn the Pro Bowl's Most Valuable Peanut award, as seen in Sackman's t-shirt design?


Draft preview

Draft preview - Moon Mullin discusses Shea McLellin's future with the Bears and who the team may look to draft this April.

Bears searching for a vertical receiving threat - Brad Biggs: With no reliable options for a deep weapon to complement Marshall and Jeffery, the Bears are trolling (trawling? - Den) for a mid-round draft pick.

NFCN Blog draftwatch - Kevin Seifert takes a look at a possible MLB pick for the Bears.

NFP's Senior Bowl preview - Players who helped their draft stock this week, and those who struggled the most.

NFP's draft blog - Matt Bowen's 10 observations from Senior Bowl week: questions at QB, top two DBs, talent at OT, Denard Robinson, and more.


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Know thy enemy: Packers - Tom Silverstein: Every off-season tough decisions are made based on salary, and the Packers are not exempt this year from having to make them.

Know thy enemy: Packers - Weston Hodkiewicz: Green Bay are back to square one. They enter another offseason facing the same questions of who their RB will be next season and whether that individual is even on the roster. Cedric Benson still running afoul of the law.

Non-gridiron link of the day - A library sign promising to reclassify books by Lance Armstrong as fiction has gone viral on social media.

My favourite in-game radio station music when driving at night in the rain in GTA4.