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The Bears Den: January 30, 2015 - Postseason Chicago Bears news & notes

Marty B 1, Von Miller 0.

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Jared Allen believes he can fit in Bears defense — whatever the scheme - Brad Biggs: At 6-foot-6, 270 pounds, he's about the size of the OLBs Fangio used in the 49ers' defense. But make no mistake: Allen wouldn't be required to drop in coverage often if shifted to that role.

Roster analysis: Cornerbacks - Dan Durkin: Bringing in a player who’s familiar with Vic Fangio's scheme and terminology could be a boon for a group that must add at least two players at the position this offseason.

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Bears go tried-and-true Pete Carroll-Bill Belichick route - David Haugh: Carroll's point about hiring coaches with a track record like John Fox's suggested past struggles often lead to future success for those willing to learn from their mistakes.

Tillman has good vibes about Bears after meeting Fox - Adam L. Jahns: There’s been an unmistakable sense of rejuvenation in Charles Tillman’s and Lance Briggs’ words this week, especially when talking about John Fox.  Tillman: Man of the Year award is truly special.

Martellus Bennett ready for more TDs with new coaches - Patrick Finley: Julius Thomas was named to the Pro Bowl in each of the two years he played under John Fox and Adam Gase, catching an amazing 12 TD passes each season.

[Video] - Martellus Bennett: Bears must preach defense, accountability: 'Bears will always be a defense-first team'

[Video] - Martellus Bennett joins 'Super Bowl Live' to discuss his relationships with Matt Forte and Jay Cutler, and answers fans[sic] questions.

[Audio] - Charles Tillman discusses his desire to return to Chicago, the mishaps with the Bears' defense, Jay Cutler's future and more.

'Bad' QB draft class may not be all bad for Bears - Moon Mullin: Lack of top-level QBs in the 2015 draft class may not be bad at all for quite a few teams, given the high rate of miss on those picks anyway.

Compare and contrast: Jay Feely on Jay Cutler, Ryan Pace on Drew Brees - [I couldn't be bothered to read Steve Rosenbloom's latest clickbait on the media's misconstrued thoughts of a replacement kicker about someone not giving a quaint little " 'Bears' on three" speech.  It might be brilliant, but I'm playing the odds here. - Den]

Why is it even necessary to regulate the football? - Mike Imrem: NFL shouldn't have a rule regulating the football, which might help Jay Cutler throw to teammates instead of opponents. [...and if I can't be bothered to read Rosenbloom, I'm not touching the worst Bears writer in the Chicago market. Not even with yours. - Den]

Mike Singletary recalls 1981 draft experience - Michael C. Wright: Singletary dished on a variety of subjects, ranging from his experience with the NFL draft to Walter Payton to the Bears' website.

Urlacher on plunking brother, pranking sister in childrens' book - Phil Thompson: Was Brian Urlacher an angel or a brat when he was in middle school? The former Bear talks about growing up in "Middle School Rules."

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Draft preview - Is-Hub Arkush: Plans for 2015 NFL draft in Chicago slowly starting to take shape.

Saban: Mel Tucker "an outstanding coach all the way around" - Steve Greenberg: Nick Saban is high on Mel Tucker, whom he's known for 20 years and first hired as a graduate assistant at Michigan State.

Know thy enemy: Lions - Larry Hartstein: Lions propose expanding instant replay to cover penalties. [Must not be expecting to retain Suh, then. - Den]

What are the best Super Bowl commercials from each decade? - Cy Brown: Mean Joe Green. Bugs Bunny. Mini-Darth Vader. Will Ferrell drinking beer out in the middle of a field. What do these things have in common? They're all some of the best Super Bowl commercials of all-time.


Looks like Gizmo from "Gremlins".