Dan Durkin

Pat O'Donnell, left, and Robbie Gould, right. (Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Durkin’s 2015 Bears Position Preview: Special Teams

The Bears’ special teams need a big bounce back from their dismal 2014 performance.

CBS Chicago–07/27/2015

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Durkin’s 2015 Bears Position Preview: Quarterback

This could be Jay Cutler’s make-or-break year in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–07/22/2015

Bears tight end Martellus Bennett. (Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Durkin’s 2015 Bears Position Preview: Tight End

For the third straight season, the tight end position is Martellus Bennett or bust.

CBS Chicago–07/21/2015

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler gives offensive linemen Jermon Bushrod,  (Getty Images)

Durkin’s 2015 Bears Position Preview: Offensive Line

The big question: Will Kyle Long remain at guard or move outside to tackle?

CBS Chicago–07/20/2015

Matt Forte. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Durkin’s 2015 Bears Position Preview: Running Back

Once again, Matt Forte will be the centerpiece, but which other back is ready to contribute this fall?

CBS Chicago–07/16/2015

Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Durkin’s 2015 Bears Position Preview: Wide Receiver

Alshon Jeffery will draw more attention, but he’s ready for the role, while Kevin White has big potential.

CBS Chicago–07/15/2015

Antrel Rolle. (Getty Images)

Durkin’s 2015 Bears Position Preview: Safety

Antrel Rolle will have big responsibility thrust upon him in his first year with the Bears.

CBS Chicago–07/14/2015

The Bears celebrate an interception by rookie cornerback Kyle Fuller. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Durkin’s 2015 Bears Position Preview: Cornerback

Is Kyle Fuller ready to take the next step in his development? It’s crucial for not only him but the entire cornerback group.

CBS Chicago–07/13/2015

Christian Jones, center, and the Bears defense celebrate after recovering a fumble against the Bucs in 2014. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Durkin’s Bears 2015 Position Preview: Inside Linebacker

Inside linebacker will be a compelling competition to monitor in training camp.

CBS Chicago–07/08/2015

Pernell McPhee, right. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Durkin’s 2015 Bears Position Preview: Outside Linebacker

Vic Fangio’s scheme requires a consistent pass rush from the outside linebackers. Who will step up for the Bears?

CBS Chicago–07/07/2015

Bears defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Durkin’s 2015 Bears Position Preview: Defensive Line

The Bears’ defensive line has some potential but overall is a young, unsettled group with mismatched pieces.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2015

Kyle Long, left. (Getty Images)

Durkin: Kyle Long’s Move To Tackle Should Be Permanent

Long’s elite play through two seasons proves he is ready to transition to tackle for the Bears.

CBS Chicago–06/22/2015

Adam Gase, right. (Getty Images)

Durkin’s Playbook: Breaking Down A Favorite Adam Gase Red Zone Scheme

Dan Durkin takes a look at a red zone concept the Bears will use under offensive coordinator Adam Gase.

CBS Chicago–06/11/2015

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. (Getty Images)

Durkin’s Playbook: Vic Fangio’s Approach To Containing Aaron Rodgers

Durkin takes a look at one of the factors that’s led to Fangio’s success against the league’s MVP.

CBS Chicago–06/04/2015

Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, center, is tackled by 49ers linebackers  Patrick Willis (52) and NaVorro Bowman (53) in a 2013 game. (Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Durkin’s Playbook: Inside Look At The ‘Mike’ & ‘Jack’ Linebackers

Dan Durkin breaks down what will be expected of the Bears’ inside linebackers under coordinator Vic Fangio.

CBS Chicago–05/28/2015

Vic Fangio. (Getty Images)

Durkin: Bears’ Vic Fangio Envisions Hybrid 3-4 Defense

Fangio spoke for the first time about the defense he’s installing in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–05/11/2015

New Bears receiver Kevin White holds up his jersey after being taken at No. 7 overall by Chicago in the first round of the draft. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Durkin’s Playbook: Bears’ Kevin White Just The Fit For Adam Gase’s Schemes

White will have big-play potential in Gase’s rub and mesh route concepts.

CBS Chicago–05/08/2015

Adrian Amos, right. (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Durkin’s Breakdown: S Adrian Amos

Amos has all the traits scouts look for in a safety, but must become a more reliable open-field tackler.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2015

Jeremy Langford. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Durkin’s Breakdown: RB Jeremy Langford

Langford was a productive runner at Michigan State who can contribute immediately on offense and special teams.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2015

Eddie Goldman, far right. (Getty Images)

Durkin’s Breakdown: DT Eddie Goldman

Goldman’s powerful at the point of attack and effective against the run.

CBS Chicago–05/01/2015

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