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The Bears Den: July 09, 2013 - Offseason news and notes

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Kromer hoping for history to repeat itself with Bears - Larry Mayer: As Aaron Kromer enters his first season as Bears OC/OL coach, he hopes to replicate what transpired the last time he joined a new NFL team.

Steve Ronkowski: Bears Playbook: Aaron Kromer's Run Game

Peter King's MMQB - Guest writer Kansas City D-lineman Austen Lane takes over.

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Buy-in on Trestman system key to Bears camp and beyond - Moon Mullin: How thoroughly Cutler and Marshall buy into the Trestman concepts and coaching projects to be the tipping point of the 2013 season.

Bears training camp - Brad Biggs: Is Cutler ready for takeoff? QB's progress under Trestman and how that positions him for the future will be major storylines this year.

Lester A. Wiltfong Jr.: How has Jay Cutler fared in the West Coast Offense?

DeCamillis gets ringing endorsements from Podlesh, Gould - Kalyn Kahler: DeCamillis’ strategies — which encompasses providing good, efficient coverage, creating manageable space and using directional punting and kicking — is familiar to the special teams and for Podlesh in particular.

Player profile - Maggie Hendricks with a look at Matt Slauson, who was a college teammate to Ndamukong Suh.

Ex-Bear news - Matt Simeone: Former Bears LB Rosevelt Colvin focuses on fundamentals and fun while coaching in a flag football league.



Four downs with Ditka - Da Coach shares his thoughts on expectations for the Bears and the O-line, the role of analytics in sports, and if the Cubs will ever will the World Series in his lifetime.

Other big waits in global sports - The Cubs' 104 years is long, but not the longest on this list of 10.


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Draft preview - Chris Burke scouts the six players available in Thursday's NFL supplemental draft. Greg Gabriel: Mid-round grade OT to work out for teams as UDFA.

Know thy enemy: Vikings - Ben Goessling with a look at five Vikings facing pivotal seasons.

Know thy enemy: Lions - Dave Birkett looks at five position battles that could be sorted out at Lions' training camp. Carlos Monarrez: Defense eager to have one leader emerge. Justin Rogers: Lions keeping their noses clean.

Know thy enemy: Lions - Kevin Seifert: Fair or otherwise, Matthew Stafford is going the wrong way on Ron Jaworski's annual ranking of NFL QBs.

EA Sports removes Aaron Hernandez from Madden 14, NCAA 14 - So... not too optimistic that this whole "First degree murder" thing might get dropped and for the Raiders to snap him up, then?

Man wants Browns pallbearers - team 'can let him down one last time'. Zing!