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The Bear’s Den, January 17, 2019

Defensive coaching changes continue to roll into Halas Hall this busy offseason

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Wood: A Thorough Breakdown of the Chicago Cap Situation - Da Bears Blog - After a heartbreaking playoff loss, it’s time to shift from in-season coverage to looking ahead to what’s in store for the Bears this offseason as they prepare for 2019. And that starts with looking at the money, because after all, the NFL is a business. So let’s get a feel for where the Bears are with respect to the cap, what moves could be made to clear up space, and what players are scheduled to be free agents.

Dickerson: Chuck Pagano’s defensive style, experience fit well with Bears - ESPN - Matt Nagy said he liked Chuck Pagano’s proven track record and "attacking-style mentality" for what already is the league’s No. 1 defense.

Would Robbie Gould Return To Bears? ‘I Love Chicago’ - 670 The Score - ”My agent will always pick up the phone,” Gould says.

Emma: Adrian Amos Facing Uncertain Future With Bears: ‘I Put My Tape Out There’ - 670 The Score - Amos is slated for free agency after the Bears didn’t give him an extension.

5@5: Bears Defensive Staff Turnover Concerning? - 670 The Score - The Mully & Haugh crew debates a five-pack of questions every weekday.

Finley: Kansas State defensive coordinator Ted Monachino expected to join Bears - Sun Times - He was the Colts' defensive coordinator from 2016-17, Pagano's last two years as the team's head coach.

Campbell: Ryan Pace’s handpicked coach-QB partnership of Matt Nagy and Mitch Trubisky had a promising 1st season. But they’ll need to be even better next season. - Chicago Tribune - Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky and coach Matt Nagy just completed a promising first season together. For the Bears to maintain their new first-place standard, they'll have to be even better.

Biggs' Bears Q&A: Could the Bears sign Robbie Gould to replace Cody Parkey? Is Kareem Hunt a real target? What is Jordan Howard's trade value? - Chicago Tribune - Brad Biggs answers your Bears questions weekly. Was the "Today" show the final straw for kicker Cody Parkey? Which kickers are available for 2019? Will the team strongly consider troubled running back Kareem Hunt? Plus much more.

Ellis: For the Bears, the 2018 rookie class is yet another cornerstone of the Nagy/Pace era - NBC Sports Chicago - History may look back on the Bears' 2018 draft class kindly.

Santaromita: With free agency in his future, Robbie Gould says he 'will always be a Bear' - NBC Sports Chicago - Robbie Gould is entering free agency this offseason and the Bears have a need at kicker. Would he rejoin his former team?

Important dates for 2019 NFL offseason - - The NFL’s busy offseason includes the scouting combine, free agency and the draft. Grab a calendar and mark down these key dates that impact the Bears leading up to the 2019 season.

Medina: Eddie Jackson Earned PFF's Highest Single-Season Grade for a Safety … EVER! - Eddie Jackson had an all-time great season in 2018.

Medina: A Ton of Love is Pouring in for Bears Rookies Roquan Smith, James Daniels, and Bilal Nichols - Bleacher Nation - Members of the highly acclaimed Bears rookie class earned some high praise for their contributions.

Medina: Kansas State DC Ted Monachino Expected to Leave School to Join the Bears - Bleacher Nation - The Bears might have successfully poached Kansas State's defensive coordinator.

Finley: After ‘sickening’ playoff loss, Bears’ Matt Nagy eyes new challenge: ‘We’re 0-0’ - Sun Times - Matt Nagy’s next challenge is, simply, to do it again. Against a first-place schedule. And with a defensive staff that will feature mostly new faces.

Pope: Super Bowl 2020 odds - Bears ranked third behind Chiefs, Rams on early listing - Sun Times - The Bears are listed at 10-to-1 to win the 2020 Super Bowl, trailing only the Chiefs (7-to-1) and Rams (8-to-1) and tied with the Patriots and Saints.


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Top 25 NFL free agents of 2019: Defenders dominate rankings - - With just three games remaining in the 2018 NFL season, Gregg Rosenthal takes a peek at the offseason talent market. Here’s a way-too-early list of the top 25 free agents of 2019.

Jacksonville Jaguars become immediate contenders for Nick Foles – ProFootballTalk - John DeFilippo has re-emerged in Jacksonville. Which obviously means that Jacksonville could emerge as a contender for Eagles quarterback Nick Foles. DeFilippo, the quarterbacks coach during the Super Bowl run that saw Foles become the MVP of the league’s championship game, knows Foles well, and ...


Lions hire Darrell Bevell as offensive coordinator - Pride Of Detroit - Bevell comes to Detroit after seven years in Seattle.

Quick thoughts on the Detroit Lions hiring of Darrell Bevell - Pride Of Detroit - One writer gives his opinions on the hire.

Packers have recent NFL history on their side with a pedigreed coach from a trendy system - Acme Packing Company - Matt LaFleur’s hiring in Green Bay has drawn Sean McVay jokes and criticism for relying on such an unproven coach. But very similar coaches have recently succeeded in a major way.

Packers interested in Rick Dennison and Adam Stenavich for open offensive line coach job - Acme Packing Company - Green Bay has an interview lined up with one of these two men, while the connections are clear between Matt LaFleur and each of them.


Wiltfong: Bears sign Beavers to reserve / futures contract - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears have added a 12th player to their offseason roster.

Wiltfong: Ted Monachino added to Bears defensive coaching staff - Windy City Gridiron - It’s being reported the Bears have a new member of the coaching staff...

Leming's Bears mailbag: End of the year presser, Jordan Howard, Kareem Hunt, and the off-season - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears season may be over but the off-season is just beginning. It’s time to dive into the possibilities in the coming months.

Wiltfong: Bears place 4 on the PFWA 2018 All-NFL Team - Windy City Gridiron - No team in the NFL placed more players on the Professional Football Writers of America (PFWA) 2018 All-NFL Team than the Chicago Bears. Players are voted on by members of the PFWA, and the Bears...


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