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The Bear’s Den: July 7, 2017

Living large in the “season of the lists” as WCG laps the field in Chicago Bears coverage

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Downes: Chicago Bears: best 10 players of the last 10 years - isportsweb - A look back at the best players that have worn a Chicago Bears uniform over the past 10 seasons including Brian Urlacher and Devin Hester.

Cox: 4 ways Dowell Loggains can improve Bears offense in 2017 - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains needs to self-scout and improve his offense. Here's a few simple things he could do. Ken’s Note: Sorry, this one is almost “slide show”ish but not quite. On a day that wasn’t so slow, I wouldn’t have linked it.

Mayer: Butkus caught game-winning PAT pass - - Bears legend Dick Butkus is considered one of the most ferocious defensive players in NFL history. But one of the most memorable plays of his career didn’t involve a tackle, interception or big hit.

Eurich: NFL analyst thinks Bears have a 'fighting chance' in 2017 - 247sports - The Chicago Bears won't be as bad as some may think in 2017.


Florio: Will NFL ever embrace ads on game jerseys? - ProFootballTalk - If the NFL could do it all over again, the NFL would do at least two things differently from the get-go. One, the league would set itself up as a truly single enterprise and not various different businesses, for legal and labor reasons.

Goodbread: Seven schools that produced best NFL draft picks since 2000 - - Only one school tops Tom Brady's Michigan Wolverines in Chase Goodbread's ranking of the schools that have produced the best NFL draft picks since 2000.


Florio: Martellus Bennett laughs off comparison to Jared Cook - ProFootballTalk - Many Packers fans wonder whether the team upgraded at the tight end position when letting Jared Cook walk away in free agency and replacing him with Martellus Bennett.

Smith: Aaron Rodgers will be first QB with 300 TDs before 100 interceptions - ProFootballTalk
- Ten players in NFL history have thrown 300 or more touchdown passes. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is poised to become the 11th -- and the first to do so before throwing 100 interceptions.

Western: No, Odell Beckham is not more “iconic” than Aaron Rodgers - Acme Packing Company - Frankly, we think that’s a completely ridiculous claim.

Saxyprince: Vikings Wide Receiver Depth Chart - Daily Norseman - Vikings projected depth chart series continues with wide receivers. The depth chart of wide receivers does not matter as much as other positions, but for the sake of the series they will be sorted.

Reisman: Are the Lions the least depressing team in Detroit? - Pride Of Detroit - Times have changed.


Infante: Ranking Jerry Angelo’s draft picks: 2006-2011 - Windy City Gridiron - We’ve ranked all of Phil Emery’s abysmal draft picks. Why not take a look at his predecessor, Jerry Angelo?

Wiltfong: 10 Most Important Bears of 2017: #10 Will Dowell Loggains prove his mettle as a play caller? - Windy City Gridiron - For the 9th straight year, I'm bringing you who I believe will be the ten most important Chicago Bears for the upcoming season. This year I start with the coaching ranks, and look at offensive...

Zeglinski: 10 thoughts on the NFL - Windy City Gridiron - The most important position, quarterback, comes into focus around the league with training camp just around the corner.

Wiltfong: Who is the Chicago Bears’ secret superstar? - Windy City Gridiron - Pro Football Focus has picked a "secret superstar" for all 32 teams in the NFL. I was a bit surprised at their pick for the Chicago Bears.


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EDIT: Lester joined Da Bears’ Brothers for their podcast yesterday, and they discussed Chicago’s offensive line. You can click that link to go to their page and hear the audio, or check out the video clip right here.