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The Bears Den: January 26, 2015 - Postseason Chicago Bears news & notes

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Bears' future riding on Ryan Pace's ability to evaluate roster - Rich Campbell: Pace brings no predispositions, no prior experience in the Halas Hall draft room, no relationships that should affect his decisions. Pace's reputation isn't tied to anyone on the roster; he can move freely in that regard.

Big challenge ahead for Fangio - Bob LeGere: Vic Fangio is expected to transition the Bears' 4-3 to a 3-4 scheme that his 49ers defenses were able to play at an effective level without the benefit of a massive nose tackle.

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Jay Rodgers to coach D-line - Larry Mayer: The Bears on Sunday hired Jay Rodgers as their defensive line coach, the same role he held with the Broncos under John Fox. Also sign offensive assistant Bo Hardegree from Broncos.

Fox coaching staff dramatic departure from Trestman, Smith - Moon Mullin: New coaches not only have been successful in those jobs already in their careers, they have more years coaching those positions at the NFL level than their players have playing them, unlike the Trestman staff and even the Smith group.

Bears duo's only battle is in the Pro Bowl - Mark Potash: Kyle Long and Martellus Bennett have been hanging out together during Pro Bowl week, as well as picking the brains of players they admire, getting to know guys from other teams, and learning more about their new coaches from former Broncos.

Hand injury doesn't spoil thrill of victory for Kyle Long in Pro Bowl - Mark Potash: Long played left and right guard for "Team Irvin" but suffered a hand injury in the second half and did not play in the fourth quarter.

10 Thoughts - Mark Potash: Pro Bowl safety Antoine Bethea says Bears have a winner in Vic Fangio.

Accorsi had Bears connection, dating back to college days with Brian Piccolo - Is-Hub Arkush: Ernie Accorsi has personal as well as professional reasons for wanting to help George Halas' franchise get back on its feet.

Michael Bennett: Saying no to Bears 'very tough' - Patrick Finley: The Seahawk's loyalty to his brother is such that on Sunday, he refused to call Rob Gronkowski the best tight end in the league.

Jay Cutler's parenting adventure: 'All hell has broken loose' - Jared Dubin: QB couldn't wait for his wife to get home from her trip to Los Angeles.

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Draft preview - Greg Gabriel: Nick Boyle (TE) and Ali Marpet (OL), two under-the-radar players from small schools were on display at the Senior Bowl.

I still don’t get the Pro Bowl - Is-Hub Arkush: Before there was a Pro Bowl, which began in 1950, there was an NFL All Star series from 1939 to 1942 in which the NFL champs played one extra game against a team of league all stars; the Bears won two of them.


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