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The Bears Den: February 03, 2014 - Chicago Bears news & notes

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Roberto Garza was part of an historic broadcast on Super Bowl Sunday.

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Do the Bears have a Super future? - Barry Rozner: The Bears have work to do, but for the first time in a long time, that light at the end of the tunnel isn’t an oncoming train.

What can Bears learn from Seahawks' big win? - Bob LeGere: The Broncos and the Seahawks both proved that being one-dimensional isn't enough to get a team to the big game — even when that one dimension is superior.

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Tillman named NFL Man of the Year - Larry Mayer: The Bears’ nominee five of the last seven years, Charles Tillman has been named the winner of the 2013 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award. Teammates & opponents congratulate Tillman on Twitter.

[Video] CSNChicago discussion - What is Charles Tillman's future? [KAPCON: 5]

Ray Guy HOF selection could help door open for Hester - Moon Mullin: Ray Guy has possibly lowered ever so slightly an unspoken barrier for specialists that only one kicker (Jan Stenerud) had cleared.

Bears mailbag - Michael C. Wright's Q&A session on restructuring Julius Peppers' deal, the Bears' draft strategy, luring Michael Bennett to Chicago, and more.

Ah, for a coach with energy of a Pete Carroll - Mike Imrem: These are supposed to be the Monsters of the Midway, not the Brainiacs of Beardom. The Bears should be a group of tough-talking, roughshod running, maverick-acting funboys on the field, not prim, proper, polite choirboys.

Garza to be part of historic broadcast - Larry Mayer: Roberto Garza will serve served as a sideline reporter at Met Life Stadium Sunday for Fox Deportes on the first-ever Spanish language telecast of the Super Bowl in the US.

Isaiah Harris joining Lovie Smith with Buccaneers - Brad Biggs: Lovie Smith has recruited former Bears assistant coaches to join him with the Buccaneers, and now he's also hired the club's director of player development.

Sun-Times Bears section here.

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More to Kevin Greene than just sacks? - Rob Demovsky: Only the members of the HoF selection committee know why Kevin Greene came up short again in his bid for induction on Saturday.

Know thy enemy: Lions - Michael Rothstein: Calvin Johnson honored for play of the year, in triple coverage against Cincinnati on Oct. 20.

Know thy enemy: Packers - Rob Demovsky: If there's one ever-lasting image from the Packers' 2013 season, it's the 48-yard touchdown pass Rodgers threw to Randall Cobb in the final minute of the regular-season finale against the Bears.

Know thy enemy: Packers - Rob Demovsky: Teams were concerned about how long Eddie Lacy would last, both because of his bruising running style and his injury history. Will he get the last laugh?

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