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The Weekend Bears Den: February 21, 2015 - NFL Combine Chicago Bears news & notes

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Bears consider coordinators their top free-agent pickups - Patrick Finley: Adam Gase and Vic Fangio form the most dynamic new coordinator duo in the NFL. They’ll face different challenges, Gase tweaking a unit with established veterans and Fangio overhauling the defense into a 3-4 base.

With or without Cutler, Bears should be looking for a QB in draft - Mark Potash: Even with a supposed weak class, in a year where the Bears need more help in other places, don’t be surprised to see Ryan Pace draft a QB, whether or not Jay Cutler stays.

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Team Report - Michael C. Wright: The three things learned about the Bears at the NFL scouting combine include pro-Jay Cutler coaches and the pursuit of David Harris.

[Video] - Dan Durkin talks Jay Cutler's and Brandon Marshall's future with the Bears, the QB draft class, and draft  targets for the Bears.

[Video] - Is-Hub and Not-Hub Arkush break down the Bears' draft possibilities on offense ... Is-Hub Arkush and Not-Hub Fishbain do the same for defense.

[Video] - Moon Mullin, Matt Maiocco: Vic Fangio's 3-4 brings discipline, simplicity to Bears D.

[Video] - Moon Mullin talks with Matt Bowen on the Bears addressing safety and finding more pass rushers.

Draft preview - Jeff Dickerson: DE/OLB Dante Fowler is confident he can fit in any scheme; versatility could interest Bears ... Bob LeGereFowler may be a great fit for Bears ... Lorenzo ReyesTalented, deep class of pass rushers ... Pete PriscoFowler could go as early as 3rd overall to Jaguars ... Dane BruglerFowler checks boxes;  more takeaways from DL/LB media session.

Team notes - Bob LeGere: John Fox likes what he's seen of Kyle Fuller and Jeremiah Ratliff; Ryan Pace acknowledges Charles Tillman's and Lance Briggs's contributions to the team.

Jim Miller praises Fox - Larry Mayer: Ex-Bears QB Jim Miller thinks his former team is in excellent hands with John Fox and a veteran staff.

[Video] - Larry Mayer catches up with Bleacher Report NFL writer Matt Bowen at the NFL Scouting Combine.

[Video] - Former Bears long snapper Patrick Mannelly talks with Larry Mayer at the Combine.

[Video] - Jeff Joniak's day 3 updates on the major storylines at the NFL Combine, including some participants with ties to current Bears coaches.

Bears WR coach praised by former pupil - Jeff Dickerson: Consensus first-round pick Alabama WR Amari Cooper complimented Bears assistant Mike Groh's attention to detail.

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NFL Combine Notebook: Day 3 - Mini-Larry: Florida State QB Jameis Winston spoke to the media Friday at the NFL Combine, clearing up talk of a shoulder injury and confirming that he will participate in the throwing drills Saturday.  More from Not-Hub Fishbain ... Larry Mayer.

Draft preview - Greg Gabriel: While Michigan State's Taiwan Jones won’t be a premium draft choice, he will eventually be a starting inside ‘backer in the league.

Son of former Bear headed to NFL - Larry Mayer: Former Notre Dame WR DaVaris Daniels is eager to follow his father, former Bears DE Phillip Daniels, into the NFL.  Bob LeGereDaniels banking on a spot in NFL ... Patrick FinleyFaces questions about academic scandal leading to suspension from Notre Dame.

Know thy enemy: Packers - Paul Imig: Mike McCarthy said the Packers were "the best team in football" when their season ended after the NFCCG, and thinks their attack could be the "best offense pro football has seen."

Know thy enemy: Vikings - Ben Goessling: Mike Zimmer has Adrian Peterson's respect despite brief working relationship, might be Vikings' best shot ... Brian HallZimmer says Vikings 'fortunate' to have Teddy Bridgewater.


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