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Jahns: Five things learned from five Bears offensive assistant coaches - Chicago Sun-Times - With months spent learning Matt Nagy's offense and weeks spent coaching new players, members of Nagy's overhauled offensive staff had plenty to say.
Finley: New Bears coaching staff plans to expand Tarik Cohen's role - if he can block - Chicago Sun-Times - As the Bears begin to sort through exactly how to use Tarik Cohen, it's clear nothing is off the table
Campbell: New Bears OC Mark Helfrich chasing 'perfection' with Mitch Trubisky - Chicago Tribune - How new Bears offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich is contributing his college experience and quarterbacking expertise to Mitch Trubisky's development.
Perez: Trubisky - 'I'd definitely like to catch some touchdowns' - NBC Sports Chicago - Bears QB Mitch Trubisky expressed excitement over the possibility of catching passes and touchdowns in Matt Nagy's offense this season.
Perez: Protection Issues - Bears O-line ranked 21st in NFL - NBC Sports Chicago - The Chicago Bears offensive line was ranked 21st in the NFL by NumberFire.com
Mullin: Bears coaching upheavals portend inevitable stumbles - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears defense is predictably ahead of the offense, hardly a surprise, given that most of the core of the top-10 unit has remained in place. Following Wednesday's OTAs, it's clear the Bears coaching staff is a work in progress.
Stankevitz: Even without practicing, Allen Robinson is making a strong first impression with the Bears - NBC Sports Chicago - While Allen Robinson likely won't practice until training camp, wide receivers coach Mike Furrey has come away impressed with the Bears' biggest offseason acquisition.
LeGere: Possibilities abound for Tarik Cohen in Chicago Bears new offense - Pro Football Weekly - Multi-talented RB looking forward to "backyard football"
PFW Chicago Podcast 115: Trubisky leading the way in Week 2 of Bears OTAs - Pro Football Weekly - This week on the PFW Chicago Podcast, the guys recap Week 2 of Bears OTAs and discuss the leadership role of Mitch Trubisky. In addition, the guys weigh in on Kevin White's progression, take a look at Tarik Cohen, talk a little defense and also discu
Cox: Tarik Cohen embracing new NFL kickoff rules - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears running back Tarik Cohen thinks the new NFL kickoff rules make all returns feel like punt returns.
Cox: Bears WR coach says ‘there’s no expectations’ for Kevin White this season - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears wide receivers coach Mike Furrey is placing no expectations on Kevin White for his fourth season in the NFL.
Cox: Tarik Cohen practicing ‘every position’ in Matt Nagy’s offense - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears running back Tarik Cohen is lining up all over Matt Nagy's offense during organized team activities. He's loving it.
Cox: Allen Robinson thinks ‘the sky’s the limit’ for Mitchell Trubisky - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson is already impressed by second-year quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.
PFF: Mike Glennon was king of checkdowns in Bears offense - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears quarterback Mike Glennon had the highest percentage of checkdown passes last season, according to Pro Football Focus.
Mayer: Helfrich, Ragone helping Trubisky grow - ChicagoBears.com - Bears offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich and quarterbacks coach Dave Ragone are playing major roles in promising second-year pro Mitchell Trubisky’s development.
Eurich: Mitch Trubisky wants to 'catch some touchdowns' this season - 247Sports - Mitch Trubisky wants to do it all for the Chicago Bears.
Eurich: Key Bears returning from season-ending injuries - 247Sports - The Chicago Bears have a handful of important players returning from injury this season.
Eurich: Comparing the Bears new players to who they replaced - 247Sports - Allen Robinson is one of many new faces on the Chicago Bears roster this season.
Christensen: 2019 NFL Draft to be held in Nashville Tennessee - Our Turf Football - OTFB's Karen Christensen tells us what she thinks of the 2019 NFL draft being held in Nashville.
Joe Flacco: Picking a first-round QB 'means something' - NFL.com - Baltimore's trade up to select Lamar Jackson wasn't a stunner, but was a surprise to some. Incumbent starter Joe Flacco acknowledged Thursday it wasn't a throwaway decision.
Cowboy Terrance Williams told police Viking Kendall Wright crashed his car – ProFootballTalk - After Cowboys receiver Terrance Williams' Lamborghini was found crashed by the side of the road, police quickly found him and arrested him for public intoxication. But Williams was not arrested for the crash itself -- which he blamed on Vikings receiver Kendall Wright.
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The Future of Anthony Barr - Daily Norseman - The second day of the Vikings OTAs concluded today, and all but two Vikings took part. One who didn’t was Jeff Badet, who had an ankle issue, and the other was Anthony Barr, who didn’t have an...
Matt Patricia: No decision has been made on Frank Ragnow’s position - Pride Of Detroit - Don’t expect to learn where Frank Ragnow will play as OTAs open to the media on Thursday.
Detroit Lions OTA update: There’s a fullback competition brewing - Pride Of Detroit - Nick Bawden isn’t alone.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON
Zeglinski: On a curve - Kyle Fuller and the Bears’ top 2018 regression candidates - Windy City Gridiron - Optimism surrounds the Bears’ offense, but it’s their cornerback duo that is unlikely to play at a high level from last year.
Wiltfong: How do you feel about the Bears offensive line? - Windy City Gridiron - I’m confident that the new offensive philosophy will help cut down the sacks allowed this year. Plus, I think the Bears’ o-line is a solid group. What do you guys think?
Zeglinski: Optimism, attitude, and the Bears’ Kevin White - Windy City Gridiron - Organized team activities are supposed to be a quiet time. Warped thoughts for Ryan Pace’s first first round pick have snatched away that peace.
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