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The Bears Den: July 27, 2015 - Offseason Chicago Bears news & notes

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Bears open training camp with several questions to answer - Is-Hub Arkush: If the 2013 and '14 Bears were never truly Phil Emery’s and Marc Trestman’s Bears with the ghosts of Lovie Smith always lurking in their locker room, the new GM and head coach share no such concerns.

Bears will have a new look at training camp - Bob LeGere: The changes across the organization are not surprising for a team coming off a 5-11 season.

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Jay Cutler

Roster analysis: Jay Cutler - Not-Hub Fishbain: Adam Gase will cater this offense to what Cutler can do, and the hope will be that Cutler takes to the playbook, and that it leads to success.

[Video] - Is-Hub Arkush and Product of Hub's Seed conclude the countdown of the top 20 players whose level of play is most important to 2015 success.

A pivotal season for two QBs - Danny Shimon, surprisingly for a national media writer, comes up with a fair and balanced take on Jay Cutler, Well worth a read if you want something intelligent. If not, scroll down to Den comments later in the day.

Jay Cutler could use a Tim Tebow template - Rick Telander has yet to write anything informative in the time I've been reading him, and I don't expect his breakthrough article to be one invoking the name of Tim Tebow in the title, so I didn't bother.  It's lunchtime here.

Players at a career crossroads for each NFC team - Joel Corry picks out two for the Bears, Cutler and Jared Allen.

Useful: Ed Hochuli memes.


Expect a different vibe at Bears camps - Adam Jahns: Plenty of changes are afoot for the Bears under Ryan Pace and John Fox ... Dan Bernstein: Bears optimism is a reach.

The book on John Fox - Dan Wiederer: Inside the new Bears coach's experience and style. What makes him tick?

Being up front about Bears' new defense - Bob LeGere: All eyes will be on the big guys up front in the new defense when the Bears begin their 14th consecutive training camp at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais with Thursday's non-padded practice.

Behind the 3-4, even more changes loom for Bears - Moon Mullin: The Bears were among the NFL’s worst in passing yards allowed and 31st with an average passer rating against of 101.7 —  an average higher than Bears QBs reached only three times in 16 games last season [Video].

Roster analysis: Specialists - Rich Campbell: The Bears have continuity at the kicking positions, but another long snapper competition will play out this summer.

Roster analysis: Specialists - Son of Hub: Barring a shocker, the Bears’ kicking game under new coordinator Jeff Rodgers appears set for 2015, but Marquess Wilson must contribute on special teams to earn his roster spot.

Are the Bears the worst team in the NFL? - Bernie Lincicome is apparently unaware of the existence of the Browns or the Raiders.

[Video] SportsTalk Live - Are Bears the worst team in the NFL?

Bears' chances in 2015 are the subject of a raging inner battle - Rick Morrissey writes words that I didn't read. Experience has taught me that life's just too short.

Ryan Pace someone you want to follow - Adam Jahns: Energetic GM has the kind of personality to which people are drawn and enjoy being around.

[Video] Inside the Bears - One hundred years ago on July 24, 1915, 20-year-old George Halas nearly boarded the Eastland before the doomed ship capsized. Chicago's greatest disaster almost reshaped the future of the Bears and the NFL.

Bears history - Rhiannon Walker: Bears[sic] first training camp away from Chicago? Notre Dame.

[Video] Bears history - (CBS): Bears prepare for 2006-07 NFC title game against the Saints.

Photos - July 25 would have been Walter Payton's 61st birthday. takes a look back at the running back's legendary NFL career.

Polish sausage

Know thy enemies - Brad Biggs takes a look at the rest of the NFC North as we head into training camp.

Know thy enemy: Vikings - Ben Goessling: The Vikings are decidedly spending more time trying to play down expectations than they have the past few seasons ... Jesse Reed: Adrian Peterson aims for 2,500 yards rushing. [Seems like AP missed the memo. - Den]

Ex-Bear news - (CSNChicago): Bernard Berrian had home burglarized by college teammate ... [Video] SportsTalk Live.