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The Bear’s Den, January 5, 2017

Adrian Amos named PFF All-Pro following strong third season in Chicago, plus Bears HC search updates

NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears safety Adrian Amos (38) reacts during the second half against the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field.
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Moreano: Hands down, the top three Bears' head coaching candidates - Da Bears Brothers - The Bears are starting off the new year looking for the best candidate to be the next head coach. Here are the absolute best three men for the job.

Kane: Why Pat Shurmur is a head coaching candidate for the Bears - Chicago Tribune - Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur is a popular candidate for head coach vacancies this offseason.

Potash: Bears' Ryan Pace knows the hot coordinators - finding a leader is the tough part - Chicago Sun-Times - But they’re hiring a head coach, and the trick is finding the guy who will impact all three phases of the team.

Cahill: Oddsmaker - Bears, new coach are in for another rough season - Chicago Sun-Times - It doesn't matter whom the Bears hire as their next coach, according to one oddsmakers, the team is in for another dismal season.

Da Bears Brothers' 2017 End of Season Awards - Da Bears Brothers - Take a listen as Da Bears Brothers officially say goodbye to the 2017 season by handing out awards (some good, some bad) that encapsulate the year that was.

Eurich: Kyle Long says final goodbye to John Fox and Dowell Loggains - Kyle Long said his final goodbye to former Chicago Bears head coach John Fox.

Dickerson: Bears GM talks Mitchell Trubisky, WRs, free agency in rare interview - Ryan Pace is optimistic about Chicago's approach as he heads into a key offseason needing a new head coach and more talent to support his young QB.

Wagoner: No Bears In Final NFL stats leaders in every major category for 2017 season NFL Nation- ESPN - Along with familiar faces such as Russell Wilson, a new generation of stars emerged to take over the NFL's leaderboards in the regular season.

Hughes: If Bears Go Offensive Head Coach, Shurmur the Conservative, Uninspiring Choice - Da Bears Blog - Three days into another boozeless, eight-week run, I have started to develop a bit of a sweet tooth. (This grows and grows as the eight weeks progress.) My go-to thirst quencher in this regard is the gelato from the fine folks at Talenti.

Finley: Are the Bears still interested in Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks? - Chicago Sun-Times - Sources confirmed that the Bears, who had informally inquired about Wilks, had yet to file a formal request with the league to interview him.

Finley: Why the Vikings’ George Edwards makes sense as the Bears’ next head coach - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears will interview Vikings defensive coordinator George Edwards for their head coaching vacancy Thursday in Minnesota.

Finley: Naming a play-caller as head coach only way for Bears to guarantee QB stability - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears will interview their second defensive-minded head coach candidate in as many days Thursday. The trend won’t continue.

Gagnon: Ranking NFL head coaching vacancies: Which is the best job available? - The Comeback - Following the end of the 2017 NFL regular season and the Black Monday of coach firings, which is the league's best available opening?

Perez: Adrian Amos named to Pro Football Focus 2017 All Pro Team - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears safety Adrian Amos was named to Pro Football Focus 2017 All Pro Team

Emma: Vic Fangio’s Case For Bears’ Coaching Vacancy Is Simple - CBS Chicago - Fangio already has molded the Bears defense into a solid unit. He'd need to pitch the discovery of a bright offensive coordinator.

Mullin: New Bears coach will have to answer the Mitch Trubisky question - NBC Sports Chicago - Whoever comes in to serve as the next Bears head coach will not have any latitude when it comes to the quarterback situation in Chicago.

Cahill: Kyle Long says he'll 'miss' coach John Fox - Chicago Sun-Times - After three Pro Bowl seasons to begin his career, Kyle Long has suffered through two frustrating years.

Mayer's Chalk Talk: Who have Bears drafted at No. 8? - - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the players the Bears have chosen with the eighth pick in the draft, the importance of previous head-coaching experience in coaching candidates and if the Bears would consider hiring a college coach.


Super Bowl LII Predictions: APC likes Saints & Vikings from NFC, Steelers & Patriots in AFC - Acme Packing Company - Eight APC writers are split evenly on which teams will represent the two conferences in the Super Bowl.


White: Lions DE Ziggy Ansah quietly sacked his way to a huge pay day this year - - The Lions DE is headed for free agency after a strong finish to the season. Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White named him Hoss of the Week.

Payton: Mike Vrabel is the Detroit Lions’ best option for head coach - Pride Of Detroit - Vrabel has everything the Lions should want in a new head coach.

Reisman: Jim Caldwell still wants to coach football - Pride Of Detroit - The former Lions head coach doesn’t appear ready to retire.

Detroit Lions 2018 head coach tracker: Latest news, rumors on interviews, hirings - Pride Of Detroit - Get all of the latest news and rumors in one place here.

Western: Packers open up offensive coordinator & QB coach jobs, per reports - Acme Packing Company - Edgar Bennett will not return in his previous position, while Alex Van Pelt’s tenure with the team is over.

Bukowski: Packers have a calculation to make with Russ Ball as reported front-runner for GM - Acme Packing Company - Is promoting Thompson’s apparent choice as successor worth losing valuable personnel talent?


Wiltfong: Adrian Amos named PFF All Pro - Windy City Gridiron - What a crazy journey it has been for Adrian Amos so far through three years with the Chicago Bears.

Sunderbruch: WCG Confidence Board Version 1.0 - Windy City Gridiron - Barring any trades, the Bears will pick 8th in the upcoming draft. Included here is a look at some of the talent that might be available.


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