Chicago Bears have nose tackle options in the NFL Draft


We’ve discussed numerous scenarios when it comes to the Chicago Bears drafting seventh overall in April. We  explored the idea of the Bears drafting Landing Collins in this article, but then realized that’s likely too high for Collins to go.

Here we discussed the idea of the Bears drafting Dante Fowler instead at this link. It’s a possibility, he could fit in the new system as the Chicago Bears transition to a new base 3-4.

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Can the Bears realistically move Jay Cutler and draft Marcus Mariota?

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As the NFL Scouting Combine begins this week, NFL Network Analyst Mike Mayock conducted a media conference call. One topic of discussion was the idea of the Bears parting ways with Jay Cutler and drafting Marcus Mariota.

The Heisman trophy winner has been labeled “not pro ready” enough by multiple experts and he could realistically fall to the Bears at #7. Mel Kiper discussed the limits of Mariota to adopt to the pro game here. Another Bears topic was their transition to the 3-4 defense and drafting an edge rusher.

Here’s more on that.

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Dante Fowler and the Chicago Bears would make a good fit

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As the NFL Scouting Combine begins this week, NFL Network Analyst Mike Mayock conducted a media conference call. One topic of discussion was the Chicago Bears picking 7th overall and transitioning to the 3-4 defense. There’s obviously a need for a solid edge rusher.

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Marshawn Lynch won’t be cast in your dumb movie, Media


We used to go for a different kind of movie. Historically, America has revered the Hollywood leading man that spoke with his actions and not his words. The strong and silent type who didn’t wax poetic, but instead just took charge. Talk was always cheap, or so the romantic narrative went.

Movies evolve and so then the characters that the audience demands.

This all does not apply to Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, someone perfectly content in playing football really well and not talking about that. He isn’t a character but his own man. Any rational person would at best respect someone who takes pride in his work and doesn’t feel the need to draw attention to himself.

Many people in the media are not rational.

There are things that have to be written, damn it.

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PHOTO: Jay Cutler’s wife posts his surly texts on Instagram


What goes on in your own home is your business. It’s between you and your family. Unless you or a family member decides to broadcast it on social media for the world to see. Thanks to the former reality show personality, and wife of Jay Cutler, we now get to see a glimpse inside their household.

Not that we should care, but apparently we do, cuz Deadspin decided to devote a whole post to this. Deadspin isn’t wrong either.

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HBO Real Sports’ 1985 Chicago Bears: MUST WATCH

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I should not have doubted HBO Real Sports. I have to take back what I said previously about their 1985 Chicago Bears feature. I made those statements based off their press release previewing the episode and hyping it up. After seeing it, I have to say that I was wrong. Completely wrong.

You have to see the Real Sports piece on the 1985 Chicago Bears. It was incredible. Incredibly good. It was the polar opposite of the puff piece features you see on local Chicago TV.

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What could the Chicago Bears get for Jay Cutler? And when?


Newly minted Chicago Bears Head Coach Jake Fox referred to Jay Cutler as Jake not once but twice in his introductory press conference. Yes, it’s just a couple of verbal gaffes, not a big deal…On the other hand, it’s certainly not a good thing either.

Fox certainly has plenty of time to get to know “Jake Utler” very well between now and the start of the 2015 NFL season.

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Marc Trestman takes Baltimore Ravens OC job

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What will become of Marc Trestman, the sports world’s version of “Painfully Awkward Rob Lowe” from those popular TV spots? He was heavily linked in a move to Atlanta, where he was said to be an Offensive Coordinator candidate who would work under Rex Ryan.

Yes, the NFL odd couple indeed. Trestman are Ryan total anti-theses in every single way.

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Adam Schefter evaluates Chicago Bears offseason (exclusive)

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New Head Coach John Fox was unveiled to the Chicago Bears community yesterday. New General Manager Ryan Pace was hired by the team on January 8th. So is Quarterback Jay Cutler staying for sure? (We’ll discuss that topic with ESPN’s Adam Schefter here)

Yes, ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Adam Schefter, was gracious enough to give me a few minutes of his time tim to talk Chicago Bears and NFL news. (Here’s Schefter’s assessment of Peyton Manning’s future)

The podcast of our exclusive conversation is below.

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HBO doing yet another 1985 Chicago Bears feature; NO ONE CARES

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(Correction ISSUED: Here at this link. Updated 1-26-15 9:48 AM CST)

It’s not just Chicagoans who are sick of the 1985 Chicago Bears; it’s everybody. Every five years there’s an anniversary of the 1985 Chicago Bears that “needs” to be “celebrated” for some reason.

In 1995, we reached the saturation point. This was on the heels of the infamous Saturday Night Live sketch which brought us all lots of laughs and good times in the early 1990s.

However, today the bit just makes us vomit.

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Chicago Bears land John Fox; Falcons hold out for Quinn


John Fox will be keeping his orange and blue. He will not be trading in those colors for red and black. The Denver Broncos Head Coach that couldn’t co-exist with John Elway is coming to Chicago, as the Bears are a much better fit for him than the Falcons. Atlanta has a better option in place. They’re waiting for Dan Quinn.

Recently minted Bears GM Ryan Pace is in Colorado finalizing the details, and the Bears will no doubt schedule a John Fox product rollout sometime early next week.

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John Fox could land with Chicago Bears or Atlanta Falcons


Jay Glazer was the first to report on FOX NFL Sunday that John Fox was likely to become available. Multiple outlets report that Fox will interview with the Bears, and that he is a “front-runner” to get the Bears job. However, don’t count out the Atlanta Falcons.

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