Dan Durkin became CBSChicago.com’s lead Bears reporter in August 2014 after being an NFL columnist for the site for three years. Durkin originally joined the company after finishing runner-up in the 2011 Pepsi Max Score Search. He’s a graduate of the University of Illinois, where he was a member of the men’s football team (despite his best efforts to join the women’s team). You can follow Dan on Twitter @djdurkin.
An important concept worked wonders for the Bears’ offense last season.
Dan Durkin breaks down Marshall’s blocking, release from the line and some tricks of the trade.
Dan Durkin address what we’ve learned, including Chicago’s preference of building a defense front to back.
A San Jose State product, Fales (6-2/212) led the nation in completion percentage (72.5%) as a junior, finishing his career with 8,382 passing yards, a 68% completion percentage and a three-to-one touchdown (66) to interception (22) ratio.
The Minnesota product was a versatile player in college, lining up at outside corner, slot corner, safety and at gunner on special teams.
Carey is a tough, contact runner with quality vision who can complement starter Matt Forte.
Will the Bears do with a defensive tackle or safety? Those would be the logical picks.
Dan Durkin makes selections for all 32 first-round picks and writes of each team’s needs.
Take a look at the options the Bears figure to have in the later rounds.
The culture of today’s NFL makes safeties more valuable than ever.
Dan Durkin breaks down the first round with his second mock draft.
The Bears will soon discover if the poor pass rush outputs of Mel Tucker’s defenses are a result or minimal talent or poor scheme.
Allen’s physical tools aren’t what they once were, but his instincts still are top-notch.
These Bears have incentivized Allen over the next three seasons to earn one final payday.
This mock draft has the Bears focusing on defensive tackle with their selection at No. 14.
The Bears turned $5 million worth of Jay Cutler’s base salary into a signing bonus.
The Packers have filled some needs but still need a safety.
Houston has the versatility and read-and-react skills the Bears coveted.
The Bears currently have about $6.9 million in cap space, but more can be created.
Jay Cutler has shown as much improvement in Year 1 as any QB whom Marc Trestman has ever coached.