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The Bear’s Den: January 27, 2018

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The Senior Bowl is upon us, are there any future Chicago Bears on the field in Alabama?

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Remember when we had Pro-Bowl players? NFC running back Jordan Howard of the Chicago Bears (24) carries the ball against AFC at the 2017 Pro Bowl at Citrus Bowl.
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

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Kadar's Senior Bowl 2018: Josh Allen didn’t live up to the hype, and more draft stories from Moblie - SBNation.com - Baker Mayfield was as good as expected. Josh Allen, not as much.

Biggs Bears Q&A: Could the Bears draft Calvin Ridley or Quenton Nelson? Will they trade the No. 8 pick? - Chicago Tribune - The Tribune’s Brad Biggs answers your questions weekly.

Campbell: Why Matt Nagy feels so good about Bears new offensive line coach Harry Hiestand - Chicago Tribune - New Bears offensive line coach Harry Hiestand has 36 years of coaching experience, which should help first time head coach Matt Nagy and new offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich.

Biggs: 10 thoughts from the Senior Bowl - Chicago Tribune - Colorado State wide receiver Michael Gallup and Pittsburgh left tackle Brian O’Neill were the most impressive performers in Senior Bowl practice, according to one NFL scout.

Letizia: Dissecting Ryan Pace's Draft Strategy - Da Bears Brothers - Let's go inside Ryan Pace's mind to figure out what his draft strategy entails. What have we learned about the GM through three years?

Baker Mayfield to Bears scout: ‘What do you want with me?’ - Bears Wire - Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield was dismissive to a Chicago Bears scout according to a recent Sports Illustrated report

Mayer: Bears won Super Bowl 32 years ago Friday - ChicagoBears.com - In what remains one of the greatest moments in franchise history, the famed 1985 Bears obliterated the New England Patriots 46-10 in Super Bowl XX 32 years ago Friday.

Mayer's Chalk Talk: Which player will benefit most from new staff? - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses which Bears player other than quarterback Mitchell Trubisky will benefit most from working with the new coaching staff, Brian Urlacher's best game and more.

Mayer: Bears knew Urlacher would be special from Day 1 - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears were enticed by the freakish athletic ability Brian Urlacher displayed at New Mexico and knew he’d be special when they selected him with the ninth pick in the 2000 NFL Draft.

DaBearsPod 1/26/18: “Mr. Breaking News” Adam Jahns For 40 Minutes! [AUDIO] Da Bears Blog - Adam Jahns goes “inside baseball” on breaking the Matt Nagy story, discusses the team’s approach to strength & conditioning in 2018, evaluates Kyle Fuller and Kevin White’s prospects for the coming season and much, much more…

POLISH SAUSAGE

Lincicome: A fan's guide to separating Super Bowl hype from truth - Chicago Tribune - This is the week that precedes the Super Bowl. It is a week of elaborations, exaggerations, outright lies, video clips and media pundits yelling at each other. In other words, like any other day in cable TV news.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Twentyman: 10 players who impressed at Senior Bowl practices - DetroitLions.com - Tim Twentyman takes a look at 10 players who stood out during Senior Bowl practices.

Packers Free Agency 2018: Breaking down some “best fits” for Green Bay’s offense - Acme Packing Company - Pro Football Focus discussed a series of players who might fit with the Packers, and we break down some of the players listed on offense.

Skelly10: Former Viking QB Tarvaris Jackson Steps Into Coaching College - Daily Norseman - -Jackson looks ahead to one day having a NFL coaching job

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Curl: Pro Football Focus loves Adrian Amos, but what does that mean? - Windy City Gridiron - Bears' fans have had mixed opinions about the young safety, but one group of analysts has never faltered in their effusive praise. I look into why.

Zeglinski: WCG Radio, Episode 16 - Bears' Draft season begins - Windy City Gridiron - With Senior Bowl week all but behind us, that means the grind of the Bears' off-season in free agency and draft evaluations have arrived.

WCG CONTRIBUTORS BEARS PODCASTS & STREAMS

2 Minute Drill - Website - iTunes - Andrew Link; Steven’s StreamingTwitch – Steven Schweickert; T-Formation Conversation - Website - iTunes - Lester Wiltfong, Jr.; WCG Radio - Website - Robert Zeglinski

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