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The Bears welcome Brad Childress to the staff, will Matt Nagy use Doug Pederson as an example?

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Chicago Bears Introduce Matt Nagy
New Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

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Finley: Bears' Matt Nagy talks 'partner in crime' Brad Childress out of brief retirement - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears will hire Childress, a former Vikings head coach who teamed with Nagy on the Chiefs, as an offensive consultant, sources confirmed.

Cahill: Bears are 99-1 to win the Super Bowl in 2019 - Chicago Sun-Times - Over the past three seasons the Bears have 16 wins, the same number of games won by the Eagles en route to the franchise's first Super Bowl title.

Finley: Why Doug Pederson's play-calling panache bodes well for the Bears' Matt Nagy - Chicago Sun-Times - A former Pederson protégé, Matt Nagy runs the same West Coast-spread hybrid scheme the Eagles used to pick apart the Patriots

Biggs' Roster rundown: Bears QB Mitch Trubisky's rookie year stands as reason for hope - Chicago Tribune - Reviewing the Bears 2017 season in an 11-part series beginning with the quarterbacks. Rookie Mitch Trubisky started 12 games after being drafted with the second overall pick. How did it go and what lies ahead for Trubisky and a new coaching staff?

Letizia's Two-Round Mock Draft (Post Super Bowl Edition) - Da Bears Brothers - Find out how the draft board will fall with Steve Letizia's two-round NFL mock draft. Who will the Chicago Bears pick in both rounds?

Duber: Former Vikings head coach Brad Childress to join Bears, per report - NBC Sports Chicago - According to a report, the Bears are expected to hire former Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress as an offensive consultant on Matt Nagy's staff.

Mullin: Takeaways from Super Bowl LII - Bears have bigger needs but backup QB a franchise priority - NBC Sports Chicago - Nick Foles showed how important a backup quarterback can be and why the Bears need to prioritize that spot.

Perez: Matt Nagy must bring Doug Pederson’s gutsy playcalling to the Chicago Bears - Bears Wire - New Bears coach Matt Nagy must bring the same kind of gutsy playcalling to Chicago that Doug Pederson displayed in Super Bowl LII

Perez: Akiem Hicks named to Pro Football Focus’ Top-101 players of 2017 - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears DL Akiem Hicks was named one of the NFL's top players, according to Pro Football Focus

Perez: Brad Childress to join Bears coaching staff as offensive consultant - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears will add former Vikings coach Brad Childress to their staff as an offensive consultant

2018 NFL Mock Draft: Bears get nastier with 1st-round lineman - Bears Wire - Bleacher Report's Matt Miller sends Chicago Bears nasty offensive lineman in latest 2018 NFL Mock Draft

9 questions to test your Brian Urlacher fandom - ChicagoBears.com - Brian Urlacher was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday in Minnesota. How much do you know about the former Bears star middle linebacker? Take this quiz and find out!

Sweeney: Brad Childress to unretire, will join Matt Nagy in Chicago - Arrowhead Pride - Well, that was quick. Brad Childress is coming out of retirement. The 61-year-old former assistant head coach will join former Chiefs offensive coordinator and Bears head coach Matt Nagy in...

POLISH SAUSAGE

Mann: Eagles' call on fourth-and-goal wasn't 'gutsy' - it just came down to basic math - Chicago Tribune - Instead of calling Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson “gutsy,” we should be calling for the heads of coaches who don’t go for it from 1½ yards out, but we’re not there yet. Ken's Note: Reporter Dan Mann is somebody who doesn't have to face the Philly press if that play doesn't work. It was a GUTSY call.

Johnson: 2018 Super Bowl ads: 5 best and worst - Chicago Tribune - Dozens of ads aired during the 2018 Super Bowl, the great majority of them safe and competent. There are the ten that really stood out, the best and the worst.

Super Bowl winners and losers: Prince, Tide pods, Cris Collinsworth and more - Chicago Tribune - Who were the Super Bowl winners and losers, from Eagles-Patriots, to commercials to halftime show?

Morrissey: Sorry, America, Tom Brady and Bill Belichick will be back - Chicago Sun Times - Hate the quarterback for his perfect life. Hate the coach for being a cheater. Hate the Patriots for whatever you want. But they're not done.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Gantt: Matt Patricia - “I didn’t do a good enough job” – ProFootballTalk - All week long, Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia kept talking about how dangerous the Eagles offense was - because he was trying to dodge questions about the Lions job he's about to take.

Jones: Aaron Rodgers aiming to win MVP in 2018 - 247 Sports - Aaron Rodgers is ready to take over 2018. Ken's Note: "It looks like Rodgers is set to win his third MVP award, tying him with Brett Favre, Tom Brady, Jim Brown and Johnny Unitas with the second-most in NFL history. " I guess all Rodgers has to do, in GreenBaySpeak, is say "I'm ready to win the MVP" and poof, it's his. Please feel free to comment on this one :)

Bukowski: Packers should pursue free agent CB Malcolm Butler despite Super Bowl benching - Acme Packing Company
- Despite falling into Bill Belichick’s doghouse, Butler could be a key contributor for Mike Pettine in Green Bay.

Reisman: Matt Patricia on becoming the Lions head coach: ‘I will commit every ounce of my energy to this football team’ - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions new head coach speaks!

POLL: Do you approve of the Detroit Lions hiring Matt Patricia? - Pride Of Detroit - You’ve had time to mull it over, now give us your thoughts. Ken's Note: After watching the Patriots defense perform this season, I absolutely approve of somebody who has a defense that plays like that in Detroit. Bend but break works for me!

Reismah: Detroit Lions officially announce Matt Patricia as their head coach - Pride Of Detroit - It’s official. Matt Patricia is the Lions’ 27th coach in team history. Ken's Note: Not a recent picture.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Infante: Chicago Bears small-school prospect watch 2018 - Fort Hays State DL Nathan Shepherd - Windy City Gridiron - Nathan Shepherd could be a very good 3-tech defensive lineman at the next level.

Curl: Chicago Bears’ Number Mill: Free agent receivers, Part One - Windy City Gridiron - On my ongoing number mill series, I will grind through the bark of NFL statistics in the hopes of turning negative logs into positive planks...constant.

Infante: Bears hire Brad Childress as offensive consultant - Windy City Gridiron - The former Minnesota Vikings head coach comes out of a short-lived retirement to reunite with Matt Nagy.

Wiltfong: Important NFL dates, offseason calendar for the 2018 Chicago Bears - Windy City Gridiron - With Super Bowl LII in the books, it’s time to turn our attention to the 2018 NFL season. The Chicago Bears appear to be on the right track, but a lot still needs to happen between now and opening...

Roman F: What could Ryan Pace have done? - Windy City Gridiron - Ryan Pace is 14-34 as Bears GM. The team has spent his entire 3 year tenure at the bottom of the NFC North. It has set a team record for futility during an injury-riddled 16-game season with a...Ryan Pace is 14-34 as Bears GM. The team has spent his entire 3 year tenure at the bottom of the NFC North. It has set a team record for futility during an injury-riddled 16-game season with a...

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