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The Weekend Bears Den & Open Thread, June 25-26, 2016

The weekend is here, and with it comes a rare "Open Thread Den". The countdown is on until training camp, and as someone recently mentioned, we have entered the "season of lists".

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This is an Open Thread, so please remember to thread responsibly.

Discussion topic suggestion: Assume you are single and available. You meet the most gorgeous member of whatever sex you're attracted to you've ever seen and (s)he is really into you. At the end of your first date just before the big kiss (s)he reveals that (s)he is the biggest Packers fan on the planet, and (s)he totally crushes on Aaron Rodgers and Brett Favre. You're going to have to put up with this for the duration of your relationship and if you ever have kids they could end up being a fan of the other team. Deal breaker?



Dameshek: Aaron Rodgers would have "torched" '85 Bears defense - NFL Videos - Dave Dameshek goes in depth on the legendary '85 Bears defense, and explains how Marino showed that any elite QB would have beaten Chicago like a drum. He then insults the Chicago Hot Dog. Ken's Note: This link could only be posted on an open thread, because you guys are gonna "torch" Dameshek for this one...

Urben: No love for Jay from Detroit blogger in ranking the QB's in the NFC North - SideLionReport - Examining how the four NFC North quarterbacks stack up. A look at each QB's stats from the last season.


Stevens: The center of attention for Chicago - Cover32 - The Bears have enough weapons on offense this year to be one of the highest scoring teams in the NFC. Their group of receivers easily...

Emma: Bears See Nick Kwiatkoski As A ‘Throwback’ Linebacker With Impact Potential - CBS Chicago - On many occasions last season, Bears coach John Fox would walk into the general manager’s office and outline what he hoped to find for his football team. Then struggling through his first season in Chicago, Fox would tell Ryan Pace that he wanted throwback players for the Bears. That’s what the Bears believe they have in inside linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski, their fourth-round pick in this year’s draft. "He just reacts so quick, and he attacks downhill," GM Ryan Pace says of Kwiatkoski.

Perez: Understanding how the Bears’ 3-4 defense works - Bears Wire - Former Steelers head coach Bill Cowher explains the 3-4 defense that the Chicago Bears will once again use in 2016

NFLN: Best defense in NFL history?- - The "NFL HQ" crew debates if the 1985 Chicago Bears the best defense in NFL history.

General Zimpok Fanpost: Reasons for Bear Down Offseason Hope - Windy City Gridiron - When I found out that we got Trevathan, Freeman, and Hicks in free agency, my first real hopes for this season began. Add Bullard and Floyd and our front seven looks fierce. We have enough depth...

Mayer: Chandler thankful Bears believe in him - - Offensive tackle Nate Chandler, who signed with the Bears June 3, is determined to bounce back from a knee injury that forced him to miss all of last season with the Carolina Panthers.

Perez: Leonard Floyd, Jordan Howard among first-year players to be featured on Meet the Rookies - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears' rookie Leonard Floyd, Jordan Howard, Daniel Braverman and Ben Braunecker will be featured on Meet the Rookies tonight on Fox


Wood: How Julius Peppers keeps defying Father Time - - Despite the mileage, his body still feels 26 years old, even if he knows he isn’t.

Smith: NFL plans to interview Peppers, others about PEDs - ProFootballTalk - When training camps open, the NFL plans to interview Packers linebackers Julius Peppers and Clay Matthews and Steelers linebacker James Harrison about allegations that they used performance-enhancing drugs.

Becker: Naked Portland burglary suspect is ex-Detroit Lions player - KOIN 6 News - The naked burglary suspect shot by a Portland homeowner Wednesday afternoon was a Stanford graduate who was drafted by the Detroit Lions in 2005.

Naked intruder shot by homeowner turns out to be ex-Detroit Lions player, police say - - A Southwest Portland homeowner who shot a naked man who allegedly tried to break into his house could be protected by an Oregon law that protects homeowners who shoot or kill.


Kato: The Lions need better coverage from its strong safety - Pride Of Detroit - Whoever wins the job needs to be better against the pass than the guys Quinn let go in free agency.

Palmer: Minnesota Vikings trying to make new stadium an advantage - TheVikingAge - How can the Minnesota Vikings establish home-field advantage at U.S. Bank Stadium?

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