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Stand pat? Trade for a QB? Draft a QB early? Late?

Stand pat? Trade for a QB? Draft a QB early? Late?
Stand pat? Trade for a QB? Draft a QB early? Late?
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

DeWItt: Da Bears Brothers' 2016 End of Season Awards - Da Bears Brothers - Da Bears Brothers roll out the navy and orange carpet and unveil their 2016 end of season awards including the coveted "SingleUrlachus" award.

Hub Arkush: Despite 3-13 season, Ryan Pace should give Bears fans confidence for 2017 - Pro Football Weekly - Another good offseason from Pace could put Bears in position for big improvement

Cox: Bears among 8 teams that could be forced to do Hard Knocks in 2017 - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears are one of the eight teams who are eligible to be forced to be on HBO's Hard Knocks for 2017.

FInley's Podcast: None of the Bears' myriad questions trump QB issue - Chicago Sun-Times - The Chicago Sun-Times' Patrick Finley examines why the Bears' quarterback question is the biggest of the offseason:

Potash: Bears hopeful Jonathan Bullard will join rest of the ['16] class - Chicago Sun-Times - Rookie defensive end Jonathan Bullard looked like a roll of the dice that the Bears crapped out on in the third round

Cox: Cody Whitehair named one of league’s best players under 25 by Pro Football Focus - Bears Wire - Pro Football Focus named Chicago Bears center Cody Whitehair to their list of the Top 25 players in the NFL under the age of 25.

Mayer: Bears seek answers on rash of injuries - ChicagoBears.com - GM Ryan Pace revealed Wednesday that the Bears plan to "research and analyze" the injury epidemic that decimated their roster on both sides of the ball in 2016.

Finley: Why Brian Hoyer could be the best QB if Bears opt for caretaker - Chicago Sun-Times - Brian Hoyer had never broken a bone before. People told him that, if he ever did, he’d know it immediately.

Emma: Bears To Prioritize Adding Playmakers In The Secondary - CBS Chicago - The Bears forced just 11 takeaways in 2016, the lowest mark in the NFL.

Mayer: Pace confident White still explosive - ChicagoBears.com - Even with Kevin White undergoing two leg surgeries, Bears GM Ryan Pace still believes that the receiver possesses the same explosiveness he displayed at the NFL Combine in 2015.

Mully & Hanley: Bears Chairman George McCaskey ‘We Have No Intention Of Selling’ - CBS Chicago - "There is no price," McCaskey said in an exclusive interview on the Mully and Hanley Show.

Boden: CSN goes 1-on-1 with Bears GM Ryan Pace 'I'm as frustrated as anybody. I get it.' - CSN Chicago - Bears general manager Ryan Pace sat down with CSN’s Chris Boden for a question-and-answer session after his Wednesday press conference.

Mayer: Howard named NFL rookie of month - ChicagoBears.com - After rushing for 547 yards in five games, Bears running back Jordan Howard has been selected the NFL rookie of the month for December/January.

Bears Talk Podcast: How to fix the Bears this offseason - CSN Chicago - On the latest edition of the Bears Talk Podcast, Chris Boden and John 'Moon' Mullin recap the Bears' season-ending press conference.

Mullin: Once more, quarterback decision is offseason priority for Bears - CSN Chicago - An offseason without a Bears quarterback issue/controversy/move would be news. And the 2017 offseason is already not without a quarterback…situation.The central figure in the situation is, as it has been for most of the past eight offseasons, Jay Cutler. But this time, as was the case when Josh McCown was the alternative after 2013, Cutler is far from the Bears’ only option, and it was made abundantly clear that the quarterback position is in perhaps its greatest state of flux since the Brian Griese-Rex Grossman-Kyle Orton maelstrom in the Time Before Cutler.

CSN goes 1-on-1 with Bears chairman George McCaskey: 'Keep the faith, go Bears and go Giants' - CSN Chicago - CSN's Chris Boden sat down with Bears chairman George McCaskey to discuss the plan for the team going forward -

Rosenbloom: With Ryan Pace, John Fox and Bears players, responsibility is fluid - Chicago Tribune - How does Ryan Pace justify to Bears ownership a second season that’s worse than the first? To Bears fans? To Bears players?

Campbell: George McCaskey 'We have no intention of selling' the Bears - Chicago Tribune - George McCaskey, the team chairman, said Monday for the umpteenth time that the Chicago Bears are not for sale.

Campbell: Rookie review, Bears hoping force-fed experience pays dividends - Chicago Tribune - Several Bears rookies assumed roles out of necessity that could accelerate their development in their second seasons.

Brooks: Ranking NFL teams based on first-year impact of '16 rookie class, Bears do very well - NFL.com - With the regular season in the rearview mirror, Bucky Brooks reveals his ranking of all 32 teams based on the impact of their rookies in 2016.

Zerlein: 2017 NFL Draft order and needs for every team - NFL.com - With the regular season in the books, picks 1-20 of the first-round draft order are set. Have a look at how it shakes out, along with needs for all 32 teams.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Hanzus: Marshall says Jets' season was like sitting in a dirty diaper - NFL.com - The New York Jets are picking up the pieces after a 5-11 season that's among the most disappointing campaigns in franchise history. Brandon Marshall turned to a not-so-fresh diaper for his description.

Patra: Bills' Tyrod Taylor (core muscle) undergoing surgery - NFL.com - NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that Tyrod Taylor is having surgery to fix a core muscle issue, per a source informed of the situation.

Patra: Los Angeles Rams' Kevin Demoff 'This is not a rebuild' - NFL.com - The Los Angeles Rams finished the season on a seven-game losing streak, but COO Kevin Demoff believes his team could be in for a quick fix with a new coaching staff. Ken's Note: You are correct, it's not a rebuild, it's a dumpster fire.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong's final Chicago Bears Sackwatch 2016: Week 17 vs Minnesota Vikings - Windy City Gridiron - The 2016 Chicago Bears may have gone 3-13, but they won Sackwatch! With only 27 sacks allowed on the season, the Bears have not only allowed their fewest sacks since I started tracking sacks on...

Sunderbruch: The Bears in Context: Sack Rate - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears improved their rank in sack rate, but they didn’t do it by dramatically improving their total sacks.

Wiltfong: The Chicago Bears will draft a quarterback - Windy City Gridiron - In Lester’s latest T Formation Conversation Podcast he discusses the 2017 quarterback options for the Chicago Bears, including a look at all the top rookies.

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FanPosts - Recent - Windy City Gridiron - Here's a link to our FanPost section, where YOU have the opportunity to contribute to Windy City Gridiron. Take a few minutes and write a post about what you are thinking about regarding the Chicago Bears, and there'a chance it will be linked right here in the Den.

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