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The Weekend Bears Den: February 14, 2015 - Offseason Chicago Bears news & notes

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Fox, Fangio know what top-10 pick can do for defense - Moon Mullin: Expect Ryan Pace to take in the input of John Fox and Vic Fangio and take an edge pass-rushing terror with the 7th overall pick of the draft [Video].

Bears mailbag - Michael C. Wright answers readers' questions on Ka’Deem Carey’s role going forward, Jay Cutler, large bears and more.

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Bears need to follow Dent’s 'Rule of 3' for building defense - Moon Mullin: The Bears as currently constituted don’t comply with The Colonel’s requirement of having three pass-rushing threats in order for the defense to become great [Video].

[Video] - Not-Hubs Fishbain and Arkush explain some of the fundamentals of a 3-4, and why, with Vic Fangio, we should expect to see lots of different looks next season.

Tim Jennings undergoes arthroscopic knee surgery - Michael C. Wright: Corner's knee procedure reportedly a simple clean out.

Plays that shaped the season - Michael C. Wright: No. 1: TD catch by Randall Cobb, the sixth by Aaron Rodgers in the first half, took embarrassment to another level in another blowout loss suffered by the Bears.

[Video] - Bears Roundtable: Jeff Joniak, Tom Thayer, and Larry Mayer are joined by James Thornton to discuss the evolution of the tight end position and the NFL Combine (parts 234).

Top 10 Bears comeback wins - Larry Mayer ranks the top 10 Bears comebacks he's witnessed over the last 40 years.

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Chicago will pay a price for hosting the NFL draft - (Tribune): The city claims that luring the draft will boost the local economy. Asked if that is plausible, University of Chicago economist Allen Sanderson tells us, "No chance in hell."

2015 NFL Combine: Position-by-position daily schedule - Rob Rang: With roughly 330 prospects and hundreds more NFL personnel and members of the media walking through Lucas Oil Field, the schedule can get a little hectic.

Know thy enemy: Lions - Dave Dye: On the field, the decision is obvious. Bring back Ndamukong Suh. Financially, it's not so clear-cut.  Michael DumasNick Fairley found not guilty of DUI.

Cheerleaders - The best of the Super Bowl cheerleaders from and


Reigning Six Nations champions Ireland got off to a good start in their defence of the title, albeit against the weakest of the participating teams.