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The Weekend Bears Den: January 11, 2014 - Chicago Bears news & notes

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Evaluations still ongoing for Tucker, coaching staff - Dan Wiederer: Trestman continues evaluating the shape and direction of his coaching staff and has still yet to determine the status of Mel Tucker.

Firing Mel Tucker would be bad move - Michael C. Wright: Last year's vaunted unit -- which was healthy for the most part -- also failed to hold opponents to fewer than 20 in seven of the last 10 games and gave up four 100-yard rushing performances.

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What does Jerry Angelo think of the Cutler deal? - Moon Mullin: Former Bears GM responded on Twitter to a question from a fan.

X&Os - Michael C. Wright's #5 of 10 plays that shaped the season. Did losing Cutler to a high ankle sprain cost the Bears one of the Rams or Vikings games?

PFF's 2013 season All-Pro team - Only one Bear makes the team. Clue: he wasn't from the defense.

[Video] - Highlights from the Bears' 2013 season.

Draft preview - Eric Edholm's top three positional needs for all 32 teams. On the Bears, not surprisingly, it's all defense.

[Video] ChicagoBears.com - Anthony Adams and Roberto Garza go for a ride in another edition of "Big Guys in Compact Cars."

I haven't been able to read any Sun-Times Bears articles recently (free article limit), but here's their index page for Bears stuff if you can.

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HOF finalists announced - Brooks, Strahan, Bettis among 15 Pro Football Hall of Fame finalists.

Rivera, Harbaugh to clash in playoffs - Larry Mayer: Former Bears teammates Jim Harbaugh and Ron Rivera will square off Sunday when the 49ers visit the Panthers in an NFC divisional playoff game.

Ex-Bear news - Jim Corbett: Greg Olsen draws inspiration from his son, who was born with a heart condition and has already undergone 2 surgeries and is facing another, all before reaching the age of 3.

Know thy enemy: Lions - John Niyo: Why Ken Whisenhunt might be the right guy for Detroit.

Breaking Madden - An offense of all Tom Bradys?  More Breaking Madden madness here.

NFL.com cheerleaders gallery - The best of the Wild Card weekend, aka. the only time you're sorry the Cowboys didn't make the postseason with a home game.

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Revisiting The Cure this week for the first time in about a decade, I nearly finished with tvainisi's suggestion of Jumping Someone Else’s Train, or Farewell, Fairweathers's of The Caterpillar; others under consideration were The Love Cats, Lovesong, or Just Like Heaven. In the end I went with The Joker having a nightmare.