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The Bears Den: July 02, 2015 - Offseason Chicago Bears news & notes

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Team report - Tom Pelissero: The Bears' problems in 2014 extended beyond mindset but once things began to unravel, mild-mannered coach Marc Trestman couldn't rein in the chaos. Can John Fox spark another quick turnaround in the Windy City?

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Roster analysis - Not-Hub Atkins: Ryan Mundy can pair with former Giants teammate Antrel Rolle to offer two veteran, back-end enforcers with big voices on Vic Fangio’s 3-4 defense, which is known for handing lots of vocal and lateral freedom to its safeties.

2014 Pressure Plays: Defenses - Football Outsiders do their thing and find the Bears' 2014 defense was ranked much higher when they weren't able to pressure the opposing QB. Who'dathunked it?

NFL coach power rankings - Elliot Harrison: Wherever John Fox has been, the defense has improved. Give the man his respect.

Ranking the best backup QB situations in the NFL - Sean Wagner-McGough dredges up unpleasant memories of Caleb Hanie under center.

[Video] Inside the Bears - We got Anthony Adams to put down his smartphone for two minutes to try and try to stump Lil' Spice and fans with Bears trivia questions.

TMZ - I'm not saying Blair Sheade is the biggest oxygen thief in Chicago sports media, but if you read "Bears players support the US Women's National Team" and come to that conclusion, I really couldn't blame you.

TMZ - Erhmahgerd,  "Brandon Marshall lists Brian Urlacher among 'best' teammates -- but not Jay Cutler".  Phil Thompson makes a concerted effort to out-Sheade the Sheademeister.

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Know thy enemy: Lions - Ben Goessling: For the Lions to be elite Matthew Stafford needs to beat good teams on the road, something he hasn't done in his career. Moon Mullin: Bears won't lament Lions replacing Ndamukong Suh with Haloti Ngata.


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