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The Bears Den: January 27, 2015 - Postseason Chicago Bears news & notes

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Don't bet on Bears finding Cutler's successor in draft - Brad Biggs: No one has stepped forward and called Jay Cutler a franchise QB, but the contract and the scarcity of available options likely makes him their QB for the immediate future.

Breaking down Gase’s offensive schemes - Dan Durkin: While fans shouldn’t expect anywhere near the same numbers Adam Gase’s offenses generated in Denver, they should relish in the fact that one of the league’s brightest young offensive minds is now in Chicago.

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Larry Mayer's Chalk Talk - Larry discusses John Fox's comments about reaching out to Brian Urlacher, Matt Forte not being voted to the Pro Bowl, and former Bears players and coaches in Super Bowl XLIX.

Accorsi: Ryan Pace is 'cutting-edge' - Michael C. Wright: They didn't know one another beforehand, but the Bears' new GM impressed longtime executive Ernie Accorsi during interview.

Five questions with Kyle Long - Josh Weinfuss caught up with Kyle Long at the Pro Bowl; some of Long’s thoughts regarding all the team’s new hires, and what he thinks new OC Adam Gase can do to help out Jay Cutler.

How relationships could impact free agency moves - Joel Corry: Fangio's scheme shouldn't be an issue for Broncos DT Terrance Knighton or FS Rahim Moore if continuing to play for Fox is in the cards for those players; could one of his former 49ers ILBs be dealt to Chicago?

Photos - With the Bears holding the No. 7 pick in the draft, a look at the last 15 players selected in that spot.

[Video] - Ian Rapoport on Bears new coaching staff, Jay Cutler's future.

[Video] - Lance Briggs on the Bears' coaching hires, and his top Super Bowl memory.

[Video] Inside the Bears - Cornelius Washington and Anthony Adams go for a ride in another edition of "Big Guys in Compact Cars."

Bears history - Dan Cahill: Tony Dungy tells hilarious story about Devin Hester's Super Bowl kickoff return [with Video].

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Trestman's former staff finding new jobs fast - Adam L. Jahns: While John Fox has moved quickly to fill out out his coaching staff, Marc Trestman and his staff members are landing on their feet fast, too.  (CBS): Mel Tucker to be Alabama’s secondary coach.

No PR nightmare that the NFL can't make worse - Nancy Armour: Whether it was its woeful handling of domestic abuse cases, its brass-knuckled dealings with the players union or Deflategate, the NFL somehow managed to bungle it every time.