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The Bear’s Den, July 18, 2018

Bears training camp opens this week, as Chicago prepares for the Hall Of Fame which is just two weeks away

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Jahns: 'He's a trip' - Inside look at why Bears have special coach in Vic Fangio - Chicago Sun-Times - There is a lot to Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio. That was clear during an interview with the Sun-Times.

Potash's Bears position breakdown: The outside linebackers - Chicago Sun-Times - No doubt Floyd has the potential to be a havoc-wreaking player who has to be accounted for on every play ... But ... he's got to stay healthy.

Breech: Aaron Rodgers embarrasses Bears opening week - - Here are your three safest bets for Week 1. Ken's Note: I expect the Packers to look like a well oiled something-or-other, but it sure ain't going to be a damned football machine.

Hughes: he Bears Have a New Director For Their Young Star. Now They Begin Rehearsals - Da Bears Blog - This week the Bears report to Bourbonnais for training camp. Yea, they do this every year; pack up their shit and invade the campus of Olivet Nazarene, a university that sounds like it should have Pontius Pilate as Athletic Director.

Mayer's Chalk Talk: What is strongest position group on roster? - - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the strongest position group on the Bears roster, an under-the-radar player who could win a starting job and whether the Bears were a candidate to be featured on

Mayer: Offensive players to watch in training camp - - Second-year quarterback Mitchell Trubisky tops a list of four key players to watch on offense when the Bears kick off training camp later this week in Bourbonnais.

Cox's Bears training camp preview: Safeties - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears are sitting comfortable with a pair of promising young safeties. The backups are fairly stable too.

Mullin: What will Matt Nagy's passing offense look like with the Bears? - NBC Sports Chicago - What will Matt Nagy's passing offense look like with the Bears? John "Moon" Mullin breaks down Nagy's roots.

Countdown to Camp 2018: Running Back Preview - Da Bears Brothers Podcast - Da Bears Brothers share their in-depth Chicago Bears running back preview. They discuss what role Jordan Howard will have in the new offense, how Tarik Cohen can take his game to a new level, and much more including predictions on who'll lead the unit in multiple statistical categories.

Q&A with QB Mitch Trubisky - Chicago Tribune - Welcome to the weekly Bear Download podcast with Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer.

Wiederer & Campbell: 'This is the type of offense I should be in': Mitch Trubisky talks Matt Nagy, new Bears scheme and striving for success in preseason Q&A - Chicago Tribune - Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky discussed new coach Matt Nagy, the new offense, his favorite books about achieving success, his golf game and much more a recent sitdown interview with the Tribune.

Finley: Bears QB Mitch Trubisky - Offense 'more complex, easier to execute' than in 2017 - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears spent their offseason program force-feeding Mitch Trubisky the new playbook, seeing what he could handle, and were pleased by the outcome.

Eurich: Allen Robinson says Bears were always his No. 1 choice - 247Sports - The Chicago Bears were always Allen Robinson's top choice this offseason.

Eurich: Pro Football Hall of Fame announces speech order for 2018 class - 247Sports - The speech schedule is out for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2018.

Eurich: Allen Robinson's tape shows what he is bringing to the Bears - 247Sports - Allen Robinson gives the Chicago Bears something they sorely lacked in 2017.

Eurich: Ranking each position group in the NFC North - 247Sports - The NFC North appears to be one of the NFL's most intriguing heading into 2018.

Rosenthal: Running back rankings - Howard only 15th best RB - - The running back position is having a renaissance, with game changers like Ezekiel Elliott, Alvin Kamara and Todd Gurley leading the way. Who are the top 32 backs heading into the 2018 season? Gregg Rosenthal provides his rankings.


Cardinals suspend GM Steve Keim five weeks for DUI - - The Arizona Cardinals announced Tuesday that the organization has suspended general manager Steve Keim for five weeks after pleading guilty to driving under the influence on July 4.


2018 NFL preview: Power ranking the NFC North rosters - Pride Of Detroit - The results will surprise you.

Pro Football Focus’ pass rush projections for the Vikings seem a bit low - Daily Norseman - It’s still Top Ten, but for this defense it seems low


Wiltfong: Which Chicago Bears’ jersey is your favorite? - Windy City Gridiron - As a part of the latest SB Nation Theme Week, we want to get your opinion on the Chicago Bears jerseys. The Bears will wear four different jerseys this season and we want to know which one is your...

Zeglinski’s Bears training camp preview: Kyle Fuller and friends need consistency - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears secondary was a surprise bright spot of the 2017 season. The same group returns, as do higher expectations.

Lemming’s Chicago Bears Undrafted free agent stock watch - Windy City Gridiron - With training camp on the horizon this weekend, which undrafted free agent has the inside track to a roster spot?

Infante: Five optimistic thoughts for the Bears’ 2018 season - Windy City Gridiron - As a follow up to last Thursday’s gloomy article, here are a few thoughts for the Bears’ 2018 season on the other side of the spectrum.

Wiltfong’s Chicago Bears 2018 Position Battles: How many tight ends will they open the season with? - Windy City Gridiron - Our 11-part position by position look at the Chicago Bears’ training camp battles moves to the tight ends.


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