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Chicago Bears Huddle draft notebook: Evaluating the defensive line

Chicago Bears Huddle draft notebook: Evaluating the defensive line
Kicking off my Chicago Bears Huddle draft notebook, I look at the Bears’ top needs, my top 15 prospects for the team, my opinion on the defensive line, and a quick six round mock draft: 2014 Draft Big Board HaHa Clinton-Dix – Safety, Alabama Khalil Mack – DE/OLB, Buffalo Kony Ealy – DE, Missouri Louis... Read more »

Can Shea McClellin build off strong Monday Night Football performance?

Can Shea McClellin build off strong Monday Night Football performance?
After Shea McClellin drove Aaron Rodgers into the turf on Monday night, a large portion of Bears fans likely yelled out, “finally!” To say that McClellin has been viewed negatively in Chicago since his arrival in 2012 would be an understatement. When he was drafted 19th overall in that April’s draft, many were skeptical of... Read more »

Chicago Bears season preview part one of two: The defense

Chicago Bears season preview part one of two: The defense
Week-1 of the National Football League season is here, and for football fans it’s often the single greatest week of the year. It brings a time of preternatural optimism for fans in just about every city, and a chance at a new start for the 32 teams around the league. The Chicago Bears, being one... Read more »
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Chicago Bears depth chart projection series: Defensive end

Chicago Bears depth chart projection series: Defensive end
Next up in our Chicago Bears depth chart projection series, we take a look at the defensive end position: Starters Starting RDE (right defensive end): Julius Peppers One of the main reasons why there’s confidence that the Chicago defense won’t have a drop off is because they still have No. 90 on the edge. Peppers... Read more »

How will the Chicago Bears use Shea McClellin in 2013?

How will the Chicago Bears use Shea McClellin in 2013?
When the Bears selected Shea McClellin 19th overall in last year’s NFL Draft, Phil Emery left many Bears fans scratching their heads. McClellin was viewed as a prototypical 3-4 outside linebacker who had the ability to rush the passer and drop back into coverage, making it seem like an odd choice for a team deeply... Read more »

Bears' talent gives Tucker more to work with

Bears' talent gives Tucker more to work with
It’s likely that new Chicago Bears’ defensive coordinator Mel Tucker will stick to the 4-3 Cover-2 as the team’s base defense. However, there’s a possibility that he’ll throw his own wrinkles into the scheme now that he’s working with better personnel. It will definitely be interesting to see how Tucker uses Julius Peppers and second-year... Read more »
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Bears could switch to a 3-4 defense, but they’ll need to focus on offense

Bears could switch to a 3-4 defense, but they’ll need to focus on offense
Depending on how Chicago finishes the season, General Manager Phil Emery could have a tough decision at the end of the year. The Bears need to win out, and have certain teams lose, to ensure a playoff berth. For Smith, watching another playoffs start from home could ultimately cost him his job. Emery inherited Smith,... Read more »

Bears' balance wins out in Dallas

Bears' balance wins out in Dallas
The Bears are one of the few teams in the NFL that have the ability to win games on either side of the ball. The talent even leaks into the special teams, where the Bears have more than enough to win games with a key ST play. The balance the Bears have found throughout this first quarter... Read more »

For Emery and Bears, McClellin was the perfect pick

For Emery and Bears, McClellin was the perfect pick
Phil Emery’s confidence in Lovie Smith’s coaching prowess doesn’t mean Smith’s job will be safe should the Bears fail to meet expectations this season. As we’ve seen in the NFL, general managers live and die with their choice of head coach. Emery inherited Smith, and even though there’s history between the two, Emery would not... Read more »
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Chicago Bears' roster projection: defensive end

Chicago Bears' roster projection: defensive end
Today we take a look at the DE position in our roster projection series and see where they will project on the official depth chart opening week. Active DEs on the roster: Chauncey Davis – 8th-year veteran Thaddeus Gibson – 2nd-year player Israel Idonije – 9th-year veteran Cheta Ozougwu – 2nd-year player Julius Peppers – 11th-year veteran... Read more »
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