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The Bears Den: January 22, 2015 - Postseason Chicago Bears news & notes

Assuming he stays, can John Fox and Adam Gase bring out the best of Jay Cutler?

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Gase to coordinate Bears offense - Larry Mayer: The Bears on Wednesday reached an agreement with Adam Gase to become their offensive coordinator. Gase served in the same role under John Fox with the Broncos.

Bears hire Donatell to coach DBs - Larry Mayer: The Bears on Wednesday reached an agreement with Ed Donatell to become their defensive backs coach.

Projecting current Bears in 3-4 scheme - Michael C. Wright: Some current front-seven guys will fit fine, but the coaches will need to add pieces, too.

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Bears hiring Adam Gase as OC - Michael C. Wright: The Bears have reached an agreement to bring on former Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase to serve in the same capacity with the club.

Gase rejoining Fox as Bears OC - Bob LeGere: 36-year-old will work under John Fox in the identical arrangement that worked in Denver the past two years when the Broncos became the NFL's highest-scoring team.

Bears hire Adam Gase as OC - Not-Hub Fishbain: Eighteen days after interviewing Adam Gase for their head coach vacancy, the Bears hired him on a three-year deal as offensive coordinator.

Bears pick Adam Gase to be OC - Dan Wiederer: Hiring in Chicago completes a whirlwind month for the 36-year-old assistant coach, who had been one of the hot prospects in the head-coaching market. Top-flight credentials.

Adam Gase adds to Bears' impressive new staff - Is-Hub Arkush: The Bears have been on a bit of a roll ever since Black Monday. How often does a team get to hire two of its top candidates for its head-coaching job?

Bears need Adam Gase to settle troubled OC post - Moon Mullin: OC has been a black hole for the Bears over the Chicago time of Cutler. Bears futures of Cutler, Marshall now in Adam Gase's hands.

[Video] SportsTalk Live - Can anyone fix Jay Cutler?

[Video] ESPN - Jeff Dickerson discusses the Bears' hiring of Adam Gase and what he will bring to the team.

John Fox: 'When you do things better, you get better' - John Fox joined Kip Lewis to discuss his philosophies, Jay Cutler, how he'll rebuild the team and how he continues to have a passion for the game after all these years [with Video].

[Video] ESPN - Michael C. Wright: Tough, honest John Fox just what Bears need.

[Video] - Bill Polian, on the Bears and what it takes to build a champion.

Meet the Bears' new coaching staff - James Neveau: The Bears are undergoing a massive rebuild with their coaching staff.

[Audio] - How will Vic Fangio fit in with Bears?


Larry Mayer's Chalk Talk - Larry discusses the possibility of the Bears employing a 3-4 defense, how John Fox has fared against the Bears' NFC North rivals, and Fox's chance to make history in Chicago.

Loomis still a mentor for Ryan Pace - Mike Triplett: Saints GM Mickey Loomis, who worked with Pace for more than a decade as he climbed the scouting ranks, said he feels like a proud father who watched his son graduate.

McCaskey: One of ‘best moves’ was hiring Ernie Accorsi - (CBS): Why was a consultant needed to point out the top candidates when group think largely determines the best individuals to interview? Three weeks later, we have our answer.

Bears not going to raise ticket prices - Larry Mayer: The Bears revealed Wednesday that there will be no increase to ticket prices for the 2015 season.  Rich CampbellFinal two home games averaged approximately 10,000 no-shows.

Bears doing good things - Larry Mayer: Jared Allen has been selected as one of two finalists for the fourth annual Salute to Service Award presented by USAA, the NFL’s official military appreciation sponsor.

Whitney fan Brandon Marshall wanna tweet with somebody - Phil Thompson: "You guys are boring right now. I have a few more minutes on the commode then I'm off this thing."  CSNChicago: Excited to reunite with Gase.

[Video] - Zach Zaidman and Tom Thayer are joined by Chairman George H. McCaskey on the Bears All Access radio show.

[Video] Inside the Bears - 89-year-old Charlie Powers was recently honored at Soldier Field. The WWII vet shares his battle stories and talks about sneaking on the field at Wrigley to watch the Bears.

[Video] - Martellus Bennett and Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen are assigned to Team Carter in the 2015 Pro Bowl Draft.


Even Ditka thinks football is too dangerous - Kavitha Davidson: Mike Ditka acknowledges that while football may have been "too good" to him, it wasn't very good for countless others; is laying off his previous stance of blaming the players, calling for the NFL to do more for them in retirement.

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Jack Bechta: The Agent's Journal - Most agents and football people will tell you they have a love-hate relationship with the annual pilgrimage to Mobile. Although the focus is supposed to be on the players, there’s a lot more going on around town than meets the eye.

Know thy enemy: Packers - Paul Imig: Randall Cobb had his best season just as he's headed to be an unrestricted free agent. But will his price tag be too high for the Packers?  Rob DemovskyFree-agent breakdown: Offense ... Season report card.

Know thy enemy: Vikings - Ben Goessling: Mike Zimmer said the Vikings plan to extend the contracts of most of their assistant coaches through the 2016 season.

Draft preview - Not-Hubs Arkush, Fishbain: Bryan Bennett, Danny Shelton stand out at Senior Bowl Wednesday practice.  Adam L. JahnsLane Tech stars have NFL's attention at the Senior Bowl.

Marc Trestman’s hiring as Ravens OC drawing grand, lofty, home run-hitting praise - (CBS) ...which from a Chicago perspective can only be classified as puzzling.  Jeff Zrebiec: Vows to adapt to Ravens' offense, not overhaul itJamison Hensley: Number of rushing attempts will show whose offense it is.