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The Bears Den: July 19, 2013 - Offseason news and notes

Bears "inefficient" in use of Kellen Davis in route-running in 2012, apparently.

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Bears position preview: OL - Brad Biggs: With Jermon Bushrod as the anchor, a huge improvement is expected to allow Jay Cutler to flourish. Jeff Dickerson: Right Guard expected to be contested between James Brown and Kyle Long.

Steven Schweickert: What's the plan for Kyle Long?

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Brandon Marshall and TE involvement - Kevin Seifert: The Bears "were really inefficient with their use of Kellen Davis (whose) 13.6 percent rate of targets per route was lower than any starting TE in the NFL last season." 13.6% more than his drops warranted.

NFL training camp 2013 - Don Banks's 10 intriguing questions around the NFL heading into training camp: Is Trestman the best thing that could have happened to Cutler, or just the Bears' final attempt to solve the puzzle the QB represents?

Steven Schweickert: Expectations for Marc Trestman, 2013 and Beyond

[Video] View from the Moon - Moon Mullin previews what to expect from Bears training camp on both sides of the ball.

2013's most important Bears - The Score's panel has Lance Briggs at #4: For 10 seasons, #55 has been a focal point of the Bears' defense. A lot is changing and it’s imperative veterans like Briggs buy in and lead by example.

Lester A. Wiltfong Jr's 10 Most Important Bears of 2013 - #5 Brandon Marshall

Know thy coaches - Entering his first season as Bears LBs coach, Tim Tibesar has come a long way since beginning his career in 1997 as a graduate assistant at San Diego State.



Urlacher blah blah resents Emery blah blah doesn't want Bears to win super bowl blah blah. Losing will to live. Srsly.

Dameshek video. Kevin Patra. Chris Boden. Adam L. Jahns.

You can ignore this nonsense and get an Urlacher Kong t-shirt, or a geometric Urlacher one. As always, #blamethorco.


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Bring back 300-carry workhorses - Pat Kirwan with thirteen backs whom he thinks could bring the running game back to the NFL. Forte ain't one of them.

Know thy enemy: Lions - Clark Judge: Bad enough that Detroit must play in a brutal division; now the Lions face a torturous December schedule that has them play three 2012 playoff teams.

Know thy enemies - Kevin Seifert: Jahvid Best's official departure from the Lions merits a look back at the Lions-Vikings trade that made him the No. 30 overall pick of the 2010 draft. How did the two teams fare out of it?

I ain't freakin', I ain't fakin' this. I am blaming ThorCo, though.