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Orlando now has a large population of Bears, as Kyle, Cody, Mitch, Charles, Akiem, Eddie and Tarik do that Pro Bowl thing

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The Bears At The Pro Bowl

BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Medina: Mitch Trubisky is Turning Lemons into Lemonade After Postseason Heartbreak - Bleacher Nation - Mitch Trubisky is looking forward to bigger and better things in 2019.

Medina: Antonio Brown Could Be Traded This Offseason, and It Sure Is Fun to Dream - Bleacher Nation - Antonio Brown dropping a cryptic tweet on a Thursday is what the NFL offseason is all about.

Hughes: The Case for the Bears Pursuing Kareem Hunt - Da Bears Blog - The most popular “football” rationale for not bringing Hunt to Chicago is the perceived disruption of a locker room that developed a fun-loving identity in 2018 under head coach Matt Nagy.

George McCaskey: Family Plans To Own Bears 'Until The Second Coming' - 670 The Score - The Bears have remained in the Halas-McCaskey family for their entire existence.

Bernstein: McCaskey Makes Potential Kareem Hunt Pursuit Into Something More - 670 The Score - George McCaskey maintains he's learned from his decisions of the past.

Bears' George McCaskey On Khalil Mack: 'Transformed The Team, Not Just The Defense' - 670 The Score - "You got to seize the moment," George McCaskey said of acquiring Khalil Mack.

George McCaskey On If Bears Are Open To Signing Kareem Hunt: 'We're Not There Yet' - 670 The Score - "If circumstances are right, a second chance is warranted," George McCaskey says.

Emma: Back On The Sidelines, Chuck Pagano Strives To Bring Even Better Out Of Bears Defense - 670 The Score - "Our vision for this defense is to be the best," Pagano said.

5@5: How Many Pro Bowls Will Mitchell Trubisky Appear In? - 670 The Score - The Mully & Haugh crew debates a five-pack of questions every weekday.

Bears Offseason Discussion: Pagano's Presser, Pro Bowl Week, Senior Bowl Prospects (And More) - The Chicago Audible Podcast - In this jam-packed episode, the guys hit on a multitude of topics pertaining to the Chicago Bears from Chuck Pagano to the Pro and Senior Bowls, and much more.

Stankevitz: Bears’ DC Chuck Pagano says he's not interested in being a head coach again - NBC Sports Chicago - Chuck Pagano said he's "done that" when asked if he wants to be a head coach again, dismissing that thought as he was introduced as the Bears' new defensive coordinator on Thursday.

Stankevitz: How Chuck Pagano will aim to make the Bears the best defense in NFL history - NBC Sports Chicago - Chuck Pagano is embracing the lofty expectations that come with taking over Vic Fangio's defense, and wants to make those expectations even loftier.

Ellis: Matt Nagy just keeps winning Coach of the Year awards - NBC Sports Chicago - A trip to Home Depot for a new mantle might be in order soon.

Mayer: Bears players excited to work with Pagano - ChicagoBears.com - Pro Bowlers Eddie Jackson and Akiem Hicks are among the Bears players who are eager to meet and begin working with new defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano.

Mayer: Pagano grateful, thankful to join Bears staff - ChicagoBears.com - At his introductory press conference Thursday at Halas Hall, veteran coach Chuck Pagano described the chance to coordinate the Bears defense as the “opportunity of a lifetime.”

Chalk Talk: How many Bears QBs have made Pro Bowl? - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses how many Bears quarterbacks have been selected to the Pro Bowl, how Matt Nagy’s first season compares to other NFL coaches and how many countries the Bears have played games in.

Medina: The Bears Will Want to Invest in a Developmental QB and the Senior Bowl Is a Great Place to Start - Bleacher Nation - The hunt for quality quarterbacking is never over, even when QB1 is entrenched.

Medina: New Bears DC Chuck Pagano Speaks - Wreaking Havoc, KILLer Acronyms, Expectations to be the Best (Ever), More - Bleacher Nation - Chuck Pagano has set a high bar upon arrival.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Saints’ Benjamin Watson calls out Roger Goodell – ProFootballTalk - One of the NFL’s most respected players is calling out the commissioner. Saints tight end Benjamin Watson put a statement on Twitter today ripping Roger Goodell for his failure to address the missed pass interference penalty that went against the Saints late in the fourth quarter of the NFC Champ...

KNOW THY ENEMY

2018 Detroit Lions roster review: Ezekiel Ansah limited, yet again, by injuries - Pride Of Detroit - Once a premier pass-rushing talent, the game of football has taken its toll on Ansah.

VIDEO: Mic’d up Darius Slay talks trash about Kirk Cousins, others at Pro Bowl - Pride Of Detroit - Mic’d up Darius Slay is the best Darius Slay. Ken’s Note: Slay is funny, this one’s worth a watch.

Which Minnesota Viking would make the best UFC fighter? - Daily Norseman - In case you haven’t noticed, it’s the offseason.

Packers interviewed Tom Quinn for special teams coordinator job, per report - Acme Packing Company - Quinn led some very good and some very bad special teams units with the Giants over the last decade.

One key to fixing Packers offensive attack: revive the quick passing game - Acme Packing Company - Aaron Rodgers has long been the king of the improvised big play, but Matt LaFleur must focus on getting the rhythm passing game back on track.

Which other Packers could end up as salary cap casualties in 2019? - Acme Packing Company - We know about Jimmy Graham and Nick Perry, but are there any other players who might be on the chopping block?

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Zeglinski: New defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano knows he has a lot to live up to with the Bears. He’s the man with a relaxed plan - Windy City Gridiron - In over three decades of coaching, Pagano has seen it all. His latest challenge is taking football best’s defense and somehow improving it. If you doubt him being capable of doing so, you’re not paying attention.

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