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The Bears Den: July 15, 2013 - Offseason news and notes

Ideally, the relationship between Cutler and Trestman will be closer than the one between Cutler and Suh.

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Make/break for Jay - Jeff Dickerson: Trestman is a lock to be here in 2014. Cutler is not. For this relationship to really work, Cutler needs to embrace the new style of offense and accept the coaching of Trestman and Cavanaugh.

If Cutler fails in ’13, Bears are better off moving on - Rick Morrissey: Bears faithful are praying that this is the season Jay Cutler lives up to the expectations of the 2009 trade. But if he struggles, the Bears should let him go.

Bears have already made a decision on Cutler - Moon Mullin: It is increasingly difficult to avoid reasoning that the Bears already have made their decision on Jay Cutler as their QB for 2014 and possibly beyond; needs to cut down INT rate.

Steven Schweickert: Has the Cutler decision been made? / myronaiii: The Devil I know... the Jay Cutler story

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Roster notes - Adam L. Jahns: Phil Emery has said more than once that he wants to work out a multiyear deal with Henry Melton, who is coming off his first Pro Bowl season. The sides have until 3 p.m. Monday.

Steven Schweickert: Deadline for Melton's long-term deal approaches

Bears position preview: WRs - Brad Biggs: Mike Groh brings a championship mentality with him from Alabama as he tries to mold WR unit with Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery and Earl Bennett.

NFCN Blog - Kevin Seifert takes a look at the one move each team in the NFC North needed to make but didn't: "Ultimately, the Bears couldn't justify using any of their six draft selections on a QB."

Ex-Bear news - Matt Simeone: Former Bears O-lineman Tom Andrews, a member of the 1985 Super Bowl team, is enjoying a second career as Papa John pizza's senior director of development.

Ex-Bear news - Jared S. Hopkins: Chris Zorich gets three years probation in tax case. Non-Tribune link.



Four downs with Ditka - Da Coach's thoughts on the best QBs of past and present, and the role of improved helmets in reducing safety in the NFL.

Schweickert: Ditka as a national analyst / Not Schweickert: What if the NFL took away helmets?


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NFP Sunday Blitz - Len Pasquarelli: A rookie pass rusher to keep a close eye on and more [Den: A great deal more] in this week’s Blitz.

NFP Agent's Journal - Jack Bechta: 3 questions every player should ask their agent - are their agents financially secure, can the agent truly make them a priority, and do they have a plan when something goes wrong?

Know thy enemy: Lions - Kevin Seifert: Grantland's Bill Barnwell recently used advanced statistical analysis to name 10 NFL teams that could bounce back from a disappointing 2012, and has the Lions most likely to do so.

Whut? - Will Brinson: Mike and Maurkice Pouncey went out on the town wearing 'Free Hernandez' hats. Clark Judge: Time for Steelers, Miami to remind Pouncey brothers to wise up.

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