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Steve Ronkowski

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Bears Playbook - Brandon Marshall, Decoy?

22

While wide receivers might be overrated in the minds of both GMs and fans, you can't understate the value of a highly-paid decoy on the field. Here's how Brandon Marshall distracted the Lions and...

Bears Playbook - What's with Brandon Hardin?

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Brandon Hardin earned a redshirt rookie season after injuring himself last pre-season. Here's why he should be worried about his roster spot.

WCG Interviews Charles Tillman and Pat Mannelly

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WCG had a chance to catch up with Charles Tillman and Patrick Mannelly at the Pro BOWLer fundraiser hosted by Tillman's Cornerstone Foundation. Get the scoop on the offseason and find out who...

Bears History Book - Ditka, Da Player

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He's been Da Coach to Chicago Bears fans since the 1980s, but before that, he was Da Tight End. Here's why Ditka's run as a player is worthy of retiring his jersey.

Bears Playbook- Marquess Wilson's West Coast Style

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Phil Emery rolled the dice in the seventh round of the draft on Washington State WR Marquess Wilson. Yes, Wilson's off-the-field issues are well documented, but his on-the-field work could be just...

Bears Playbook - Jon Bostic vs. the Mobile QB

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Before the draft, Jon Bostic was not on the radar of many Bears fans. The Florida linebacker was on the radar of opposing quarterbacks, however. Here's why Bostic is just what the Bears D needed.

Bears Playbook - Kyle Long, Offensive Weapon

34

Bears fans wanted another offensive weapon in the first round. Here's why Kyle Long is that weapon.

Predicting Alshon Jeffery's Second Season

63

What can the Bears expect from the second-round pick in his second season?

Bears Playbook - The Punt Return

18

Whether he's trying to set up a return or block a punt, Joe DeCamillis has a plan for the Bears special teams. See what to watch for to know what's happening inside the insanity of a punt play.

Bears Playbook - The Hester Resurrection?

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With his $40 million stint at WR now at an end, Devin Hester is once again a full-time returner. Can Joe DeCamillis break Hester out of his slump and into the end zone?

Bears Playbook - Pardee and Payton's Greatest Game

21

Former Bears head coach Jack Pardee passed away this week at 76. Here's how he led the 1977 Bears past the reigning division champion Minnesota Vikings and put Walter Payton into the record books.

Bears Playbook - Trestman, Kromer, and the TE

34

Phil Emery has brought in two new tight ends for his new coaches. Here's how Marc Trestman and Aaron Kromer might use them.

Bears Playbook - Aaron Kromer's Run Game

32

Kromer didn't just coordinate the run game for the Saints - for the first six weeks of last season, he called the whole game as head coach. Here's how Kromer ran it all over the Panthers.

Bears Playbook - Martellus Bennett's Skill Set

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Martellus Bennett is a truly versitile tight end - he can throw a block and catch a pass. Here's how he fared against the division-rival Packers last season.

Bears Playbook - Nick Roach, Middle Linebacker?

16

Brian Urlacher may or may not be back with the Bears next season, but another answer to the question at middle linebacker is waiting in free agency.

Bears Playbook - Beating Marc Trestman

48

Marc Trestman's most well-known game as an offensive coordinator is also his most well-known loss. Here's how Jon Gruden's Bucaneers defeated Trestman's Raiders, and why the loss might spell...

Bears Playbook - Marc Trestman's Run Game

20

Marc Trestman called a pass-heavy offense in Oakland, but he never forgot about his running backs. Jog your memory with a preview of what the Bears' run game will look like next season.

Bears Playbook - Trestman's Short Pass Game

21

Three routes all on one side of the field - a defense can't stop them all. Here's how Marc Trestman replaces the run game with the pass.

Bears Playbook - The Mel Tucker 4-3 Defense

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New Bears defensive coordinator Mel Tucker will be running a 4-3 in Chicago. Here's a look at how Tucker called a game against an all-too-familiar foe: the Green Bay Packers.

Who is Chicago Bears DC Mel Tucker?

159

A look at the career and defensive background of new Bears DC Mel Tucker. Will his record of mediocrity continue in Chicago?

Bears Playbook - Trestman's Passing Offense

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Four plays, seventy yards, six points. A look at Marc Trestman's fast-paced passing offense as he ran it in the CFL.

Do Defensive Coaches Win Championships?

29

Does the old saying that "defense wins championships" hold true when it comes to a choice of head coach?

Should the Bears Stick with the Tampa 2?

108

A look at the options the Bears' new head coach will have on his defense. Should he stick with Rod Marinelli, find a new Tampa 2 guy, or blow it all up?

Bears Rulebook - Offensive Pass Interference 101

25

Alshon Jeffery got a strong lesson in what exactly offensive pass interference is. Time for you to get the same.

This is all Jerry Angelo's fault, not Lovie's

214

Lovie Smith's seat is getting hotter by the day, but how much blame does the coach deserve for the team's continued offense woes?

WCG chats with Matt Forte

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WCG talks production, protection, Packers and playoffs with the Bears running back.

Bears Playbook - (Not) Defending the Read Option

26

The read option is often called a "college offense," but it made the Bears defense look like a Pop Warner team. Here's how the Seahawks read their way to a win.

Bears Playbook - Defending the Vikings

8

The Bears took the wind out of the Vikings' sails last Sunday. Here's how they did it.

Bears Playbook - Run Over by the Bus

6

Jason Campbell was upstaged by San Francisco's rookie QB, but the real difference between the two teams came out in the run game. Here's how the 49ers got it done and the Bears got done in.

Bears Playbook- "17" Answers to Offensive Problems

25

The Bears offense needs someone who can catch a ball. Thankfully, he's already on the roster.

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