clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

The Bears Den: February 06, 2015 - Offseason Chicago Bears news & notes

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Brandon Marshall may be making coaches' decision for them - Moon Mullin: Mercurial wideout, who effectively orchestrated his exits from Denver and Miami through questionable conduct and commitment, may have taken a first step away from the course being set by Ryan Pace and John Fox.

[Video] SportsTalk Live - Is the Brandon Marshall sideshow starting up?  Patrick FinleySalary becomes guaranteed March 12 ... DaneMore Bears contract dates of note.

Follow WCG on Twitter; like us on Facebook (& click on 'Follow').  And I'll write your name.  Den pic in hi-res.


Drayton hired as running backs coach - Larry Mayer: The Bears on Thursday reached an agreement with Stan Drayton to become their running backs coach, completing John Fox's staff of coordinators and position coaches.

Roster analysis: O-line - Not-Hub Arkush: With starting jobs possibly opening up at center and right tackle, which free agents could the Bears look at luring to Chicago?

[Video] Making the Grade - CSN's Bears panel analyzes what went right and what went wrong for the O-line during the 2014 season.

Roster analysis: QB - Dan Durkin: Clearly Ryan Pace has to add competition to the mix at quarterback, but of the available options, none are an upgrade over Jay Cutler. Lester's QB roster breakdown.

Roster analysis: QB - Hub Arkush: The question isn’t what do the Bears do about Jay Cutler, it’s what should they do at the position in addition to Jay Cutler?  Dan CahillSteve McMichael not a fan.

Plays that shaped the season - Michael C. Wright: No. 7: Teddy Williams' early hit on Panthers punt returner Philly Brown, and Brown's subsequent scoop and score.

Bears mailbag - Brad Biggs' readers' Q&As on the likelihood of trading away high-priced veterans, looking at the draft, and whether the Bears will be rebuilding or contending.

Rookie watch (snippet) - Robert Klemko: What would Brock Vereen have done differently in the time between his final collegiate game and the day he was drafted?

Grading the 2015 coaching hires - Will Brinson isn't so hot on John Fox, only awarding the hire a C+.

Draft preview - Greg Gabriel breaks down two top talents at DE, Shane Ray and Dante Fowler [both of whom are coincidentally mock-drafted to the Bears by Steven Ruiz and Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz].

Draft preview - (CBS): Matt Miller joined the Boers and Bernstein Show and cautioned that trading back in this year’s draft would be a dangerous proposition [with Audio].

Documents shed new light on Chicago's plans to host NFL draft - Jared S. Hopkins: League makes dozens of costly requests to city, asks not to pay for almost any of them.

[Video] - Funny man Craig Robinson stops by FOX Sports Live to talk about changing a Super Bowl outcome, the other Craig Robinson, and to deliver some words of encouragement for his Bears.

Polish sausage

Why don't people care about the Falcons' noise-gate? - Ross Tucker: Is it OK to cheat in the NFL, as long as you aren't winning at a high level and you admit to what you did?

Know thy enemy: Lions - Michael Rothstein: With 53 tackles this season, 8.5 sacks and two pass breakups and picking up four out of five first-place votes, Ndamukong Suh is the NFC North DPotY.

Know thy enemy: Vikings - Tom Pelissero: NFL, NFLPA go to federal court about Adrian Peterson's suspension.