Hoge’s Offseason Notebooks

Lance Briggs. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Bears Offseason Notebook No. 13: Figuring Out The Defense

Adam Hoge answers your questions in his last offseason notebook.

CBS Chicago–05/30/2014

Bears general manager Phil Emery. (Getty Images)

Hoge’s Offseason Notebook No. 12: Ranking The Bears’ Moves

Adam Hoge checks in with another in-depth look at the Bears’ offseason.

CBS Chicago–05/23/2014

Matt Forte. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Bears Offseason Notebook No. 11: Post-Draft Depth Chart Breakdown

A position-by-position look at what’s for certain, who has the inside track and where the competition lies.

CBS Chicago–05/12/2014

Shea McClellin and Jon Bostic. (Photos by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Bears Offseason Notebook No. 10: Identifying Position Battles

Adam Hoge breaks down the position battles the Bears will have this offseason.

CBS Chicago–04/14/2014

Brian de la Puente. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Bears Offseason Notebook No. 9: De La Puente Adds Depth, Options

The addition of Brian de la Puente allows for potential changes on the Bears’ offensive line.

CBS Chicago–04/07/2014

Lamarr Houston. (Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Bears Offseason Notebook No. 8: Impressive Upgrade Of Pass Rushers

Members of the Bears’ new D-line had 122 disruptions last year, topping the 71 Chicago’s old core recorded.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2014

Earl Bennett. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Offseason Notebook No. 7: Bears Have Options Against Cap

The Bears’ cap space is limited, but they still have some flexibility.

CBS Chicago–03/17/2014

Michael Bennett. (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Bears Offseason Notebook No. 6: Michael Bennett Was Not The Savior

Adding Michael Bennett is a good idea, but expectations for him are already too high.

CBS Chicago–03/10/2014

Henry Melton. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Offseason Notebook No. 5: Bears Unlikely To Use Franchise Tag

Adam Hoge breaks down how franchise tags across the league will impact the free agent market.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2014

Jay Cutler throws a pass against the Cleveland Browns. (Credit: Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Offseason Notebook No. 4: Quarterback, Running Back Review

Adam Hoge takes a look at the Bears’ quarterbacks and running backs in his latest offseason notebook.

CBS Chicago–02/11/2014

Shea McClellin sacks Christian Ponder. (Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Offseason Notebook No. 3: A New Bears Defensive Era Is Here

The Bears are poised to switch to a hybrid defense in 2014.

CBS Chicago–01/27/2014

Bears defensive coordinator Mel Tucker.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Offseason Notebook No. 2: Why Tucker Wasn’t Fired

Adam Hoge breaks down the coaching changes in his second offseason notebook.

CBS Chicago–01/13/2014

Devin Hester, Josh McCown and Charles Tillman. (Credit: Getty Images)

Hoge’s Offseason Notebook No. 1: Bears Free Agent Predictions

Adam Hoge breaks down the Bears’ upcoming free agent class in his first notebook of the offseason.

CBS Chicago–01/06/2014