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The Bear’s Den: May 17, 2017

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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Finley: Are the Bears' new DBs better? Fangio in wait and 'we'll see' mode - Chicago Sun-Times - Three days after the season ended, GM Ryan Pace said the Bears needed to add more playmakers to their secondary.

Lunch with Larry: 5.16.17 - ChicagoBears.com - Bears Senior Writer Larry Mayer discussed the Bears' new rookies, free agency and many other offseason topics in a special edition of "Lunch with Larry."

Finley: Mitch Trubisky, Jordan Howard among risers in gear sales - Chicago Sun-Times - Two Bears - second-year running back Jordan Howard and first-round draft pick Mitch Trubisky - ranked on the NFLPA's Rising 50 List, released Tuesday.

Mayer: What you need to know about draftees - ChicagoBears.com - Still not completely familiar with the Bears' 2017 draft class? Senior writer Larry Mayer presents 15 things you need to know about the team's five picks.

Chicago Bears offensive assistant coaches break down returning skill players - Pro Football Weekly - See what Bears WRs, TE, QB coaches said about key players

Rosenthal: Will Bears exceed expectations? - NFL.com - Sure, the Bears - whose offseason was defined by the surprise pick of Mitchell Trubisky - might have huge holes, but there are also legit strengths. Gregg Rosenthal eyes NFC North lineups.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Brooks: Darnold, Rosen, Allen - No sure-fire franchise QBs in next wave - NFL.com - The next wave of college quarterbacks is already generating plenty of buzz in NFL circles. Is it warranted? Bucky Brooks reveals his take after studying tape of the signal-callers.

Harrison: NFC summer subplots - One huge question for each team in 2017 - NFL.com - Can Green Bay ride Ty Montgomery? Are Kirk Cousins and the Redskins still compatible? Will Julio Jones and Co. suffer a Super Bowl hangover? Elliot Harrison examines NFC questions.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Lyles: Aaron Rodgers removed dairy products from his diet because of his ‘irritable bowels’ - SBNation.com - That stinks.

Reisman: Football Outsiders increases Lions win prediction after draft - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions are no longer predicted to go 7-9 by the advanced statistics site.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Ten Thoughts on the NFL - Windy City Gridiron - Check out my latest Ten Thoughts on the NFL, and make sure you leave a few thoughts of your own in our comment section.

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears have two named to the NFLPA “2017 Rising 50” list - Windy City Gridiron - The annual NFLPA Rising 50 list has two Chicago Bears make the cut for 2017.

FANPOSTS

Agostini: Projected 2017 Depth Chart and Analysis (Defense) - Windy City Gridiron - One thing that stands out to me is the better depth on the DL this year. Unrein was a starter last year and Bullard was a favorite of fans to start as well after a good preseason showing. I like the signing of John Jenkins as a space-eating NT capable of giving Goldman some snaps off.

Opinionbear: Mr. Biscuit's 2016 stats excluding the hurricane game - Windy City Gridiron - Some of you may have seen or heard mention of Trubisky's game vs Virginia Tech which was played during Hurricane Matthew. It seems fair to take a look at his non-hurricane stats when comparing him to other QB prospects who spent their college careers avoiding hurricanes

x160630: The X-Factor - Handling the Offseason Blues - Windy City Gridiron - Since 1967, we as NFL fans have been privy to the most exciting 60 minutes in sports each year. The Super Bowl is, without a doubt, the game above all games. It brings with it a myriad of emotions...

Wetnight: Why Did Pace Draft The Way He Did? He's Trying To Build The Saints of the Midway - Windy City Gridiron - Fun facts with sources about the draft tendencies of the Saints, where Pace learned how to be a GM...

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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