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The Bears Den: July 11, 2014 - Chicago Bears offseason news and notes

Robbie Gould is on pace to break Kevin Butler's franchise scoring record this season.

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For Bears, future is now — or else - Brad Biggs: Reaching the postseason is part of the cultural accountability within the organization now; the team will enter camp brimming with confidence and aware that they will be judged successful only if they make the playoffs.

Larry Mayer's Chalk Talk - Larry discusses whether Kyle Long will get reps at tackle, when Robbie Gould will become the Bears’ all-time leading scorer, and which Bears rookie will make the biggest impact this season.

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Cutler set to lead potent Bears offense - Larry Mayer: Jay Cutler will head to training camp to direct a Bears offense that's stocked with weapons and boasts a solid line and continuity across the board.

Bears' biggest key to success in 2014 - Michael C. Wright: Essentially handcuffed to Cutler at least until 2016, the QB's performance and continued development are crucial over the next three seasons for this team.

Training camp preview: Tight Ends - Not-Hub Fishbain: It’s déjà vu all over again as Trestman and Kromer seek that No. 2 TE to complement Martellus Bennett, and be a reliable insurance policy.

Rookie spotlight: Ka’Deem Carey - Dan Durkin: Carey projects as a complementary back in 2014, with the potential to be the short-yardage and goal-line back, given his motor and prowess for gaining tough yards.

[Video] - Head Coach Marc Trestman gives GM Phil Emery all the credit for rebuilding Bears defense.

Lamarr Houston: If you don’t love the game, 'get out' - Moon Mullin: D-line will be focused on developing cohesion within a group that had virtually none of it in 2013, and now has a virtually all-new cast of characters.

NFL Rookie Symposium from perspective of Brock Vereen - Fourth-round draft pick's account of what he learned at the enlightening event.

[Video] ESPN - Michael C. Wright discusses the finalists for the franchise’s most memorable plays.

Bears, Packers fans fight "over football and bad grammar" - You take back what you said about my dear old grammar!

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Know thy enemy: Packers - Rob Demovsky: Stable QB-coach-GM trio should enable Packers to contend for years to come.  Kevin WildeJermichael Finley hopes to resume career in GB.

Know thy enemy: Lions - Peter Schrager: Detroit has a new head coach in town and how he gets along with his franchise QB will dictate how this team goes in 2014. Michael Rothstein: Lions will challenge if Caldwell can correct Matthew Stafford's issues.

Know thy enemy: Vikings - Kevin Patra: Cordarrelle Patterson is just the electric wideout and complement to A.P. the Vikings envisioned. Can he realize his prediction of becoming a top-five playmaker in his second year?  Ben Goessling: Vikings hope Teddy Bridgewater will bring stability to QB position.

[Video] Behind the scenes at the Vikings cheerleaders calendar shoot - I may have spotted a potential future Mrs Spongie.....