The Bear’s Den, July 20, 2017

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

BEARRRSSSS

Under Center Podcast – State of the Bears: Defense – NBC Sports Chicago – JJ Stankevitz, Cam Ellis and Paul Aspan are back with their training camp preview of the Bears’ defense, looking at if it’s fair to expect this group to take a step back without Vic Fangio and much more.

Benoit: 2019 Chicago Bears will take step back on defense – SI.com – Losing defensive coordinator Vic Fangio will have an impact, and Mitchell Trubisky will need to do more for the Bears’ offense to keep up.

Chamberlain: Improved backfield for Bears without Jordan Howard is no sure thing – BearmavenDavid Montgomery, Mike Davis have plenty to prove as the chief running threats for Bears.

10 things you should know for attending Chicago Bears training camp – 247Sports – A look at 10 things to know if you plan on attending Chicago Bears training camp 2019

Training camp position preview: Offensive line – ChicagoBears.com – An offensive line that helped the Bears win the NFC North with a 12-4 record last season returns intact this year, though two of the starters have flipflopped positions.

Emma’s Bears Position Preview: Year 2 With Khalil Mack At Outside Linebacker – 670 The ScoreKhalil Mack had 12.5 sacks last season and leads a fierce Bears pass rush.

Bears training camp 2019: Projecting the 53-man roster – Chicago Sun-Times – Handicapping who will make the team before the Bears report to Bourbonnais next week:

Arkush: Can the Bears cornerbacks be as good as they were last year? – Daily Herald – No position group in Chicago — and few anywhere in the league — is facing longer odds in repeating their 2018 production than the Bears cornerbacks.

Countdown to Camp 2019: Chicago Bears Safety Preview – Chicago Audible Podcast – The Chicago Audible continues its annual countdown to Chicago Bears training camp with an in-depth look at (and preview of) the team’s safeties.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Vic Fangio on Drew Lock: Hard thrower, not a quarterback yet – ProFootballTalkBroncos rookie Drew Lock has a long way to go before he can become a polished passer, and not just a guy with a strong arm. That’s the word from Broncos head coach Vic Fangio, who said today that Lock needs to learn to rely on more than just his arm strength.

Vic Fangio bans music at Broncos training camp – NFL.com – The Denver Broncos head coach declared Friday that his team will not be allowed to play music during training camp, citing that he doesn’t see it as an accurate way to recreate crowd noise.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Detroit Lions place 5 players on PUP/NFI injury list prior to training camp – Pride Of Detroit – A handful of Lions rookies will start training camp on an injury list.

The Detroit Lions should trade for Chargers’ Melvin Gordon – Pride Of Detroit – Not often does a running back of Gordon’s caliber get traded, but this is the right opportunity.

Austin Cutting officially cleared to pursue NFL career – Daily Norseman – He can put his service commitment off

Packers 2019 Roster Prediction: Green Bay will rely on young cornerbacks with pedigree – Acme Packing CompanyJaire Alexander possesses star potential, but the Packers are counting on the progress of the talented Kevin King and Josh Jackson to make this defense hum.

Packers ‘were aggressive’ in pursuing Khalil Mack – NFL.com – Packers team president Mark Murphy revealed during the club’s Hall of Fame Golf Outing the reasoning why the Raiders spurned his team in favor of the Bears in the Khalil Mack deal.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong’s 10 Most Important Bears of 2019: #2 Is Khalil Mack the best edge rusher in the NFL? – Windy City Gridiron – For the 11th straight year, I’m bringing you who I believe will be the ten most important Chicago Bears for the upcoming season and at #2 is Chicago’s most important defensive player, Kahlil Mack.

Wiltfong: Did Ryan Pace dupe the Raiders into trading Khalil Mack to the Bears? – Windy City Gridiron – When the Oakland Raiders were shopping Khalil Mack last year, a frequent team that kept popping up in trade rumors was the Green Bay Packers. Seeing the Pack add the devastating Mack was a…

Schmitz: Breaking Down Bilal Nichols – How a 5th-round draft pick could become one of the Bears defenses’ brightest young stars – Windy City Gridiron – Robert S. takes a full-length look at Bilal Nichols’ 2018 season to determine what he’s doing well, where he could improve, and what we should expect from him going forward.

Vemu: Mike Brown cemented himself in Bears history with back-to-back OT wins – SBNation.comBrown’s game-winning interceptions in overtime in consecutive weeks is a feat that’ll likely never be matched.

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