Marinelli, Other Assistants Could Stay On Trestman's StaffNow that the Bears have their new head coach, the attention will quickly shift to the staff Marc Trestman hires.
Hoge: Having Lost Leverage, Cutler Won't Be Involved In Coaching SearchNo matter who the Bears find to replace Lovie Smith, the franchise is going to make a concerted effort to improve the offense.
Joniak's Keys To The Game: Bears-Colts Check out Jeff Joniak's "Keys to the Game" for the Bears matchup against the Colts on Sunday at Soldier Field.
Mully: Family Business A Natural For Bates, BearsJeremy Bates is new to the Bears, but he's totally at home in training camp. The team's new quarterbacks coach can measure his life in yard markers, tackling dummies and two-a-day practices.
Hoge: Bears Finally Treating Cutler Like Franchise QBA week into training camp, it would be fair to describe the Cutler-Tice relationship as the exact opposite of the Cutler-Martz relationship.
Bernstein: Placid Bears Camp Ripe For NonsenseGood luck, now, to that ravenous swarm that descended on Bourbonnais yesterday.
Hoge: Bears Offense Taking Off Without MartzIf you listen beyond the same propaganda you hear every year -- and of course see the upgraded talent on the field -- it's easy to buy into what the Bears are selling.
Hester: Bears To Use 'Hester Package'... For Real This TimeFor years, we've been hearing about the Bears developing creative ways to get Devin Hester the ball within the offense.
Bears OTA Notebook: Cutler Calls New Offense 'A Breath Of Fresh Air'Cutler clearly has more input on the offense, the kind of an input a franchise quarterback should have.
Mullin: 'Martz Was A Terrible Hire'With a new offensive coordinator at the helm, the Bears can move forward with a new offensive mindset.
Bernstein: Solving The Mystery Of The Disappearing CoachSources tell WSCR that Tice was unhappy about the team’s public position that he needed so much help to do his job, and made his feelings known to Lovie Smith.
Florio Discusses Bears Wide Receiver Situation Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio joined The McNeil and Spiegel Show to discuss some of the Bears' needs this offseason.
Cutler's Last Request In Denver Was To Keep Bates What might not be as well-documented is exactly what pushed Cutler over the edge before he asked to be traded.
Biggs: Cutler Can Find Comfort With Bates The addition of Jeremy Bates as the Bears new quarterbacks coach will give Jay Cutler something he's yet to have in Chicago -- familiarity.
Bates' Offensive Stats Through The Years Here's a quick summary of what Bates’ offenses have done since he began coaching in 2002.