The Bears Beat (04.18.13): Lovie Smith answers questions about Bears

Former Bears head coach Lovie Smith made a media appearance Thursday and fielded a variety of questions about his old team. Also, more minicamp news and draft analysis and predictions.

Hester focused on producing, not retiring
Thu Apr 18 16:44:27 2013
LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Despite comments indicating a possible desire to retire in the wake of the firing of former head coach …

Lovie going in ‘different direction’ after firing
Thu Apr 18 16:27:00 2013
Lovie Smith made his first media appearance Thursday since being let go by the Chicago Bears in December and said it was time …

Lovie: Urlacher will be difficult to replace
Thu Apr 18 16:24:44 2013
CHICAGO – Former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith reflected on his nine-year run in Chicago for the first time …

Offense passes first “test” (Comcast SportsNet Chicago)
Thu Apr 18 16:17:36 2013
On Thursday, the last day of the Bears’ first minicamp, coach Marc Trestman gave the offense a bit of a pop quiz and it …

Zac Stacy credits Vandy’s success for NFL chance (The Associated Press)
Thu Apr 18 15:55:08 2013
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt has sent plenty of players to the NFL from the Southeastern Conference’s smallest and only …

Top 16 Skill-Position Groups (Rotoworld)
Thu Apr 18 15:21:00 2013
Evan Silva examines the NFL’s Top-16 offensive skill-position groupings and provides a potential 2013 breakout player for each …

Storms keep Marshall, Melton away
Thu Apr 18 15:02:31 2013
LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Travel-related issues caused by recent storms in the Chicagoland are believed to have forced a …

Mel Kiper’s non-predictive draft has Chicago Bears taking OL and LB in early rounds
Thu Apr 18 15:00:05 2013
Kevin Seifert from ESPN’s NFCN Blog tweeted this out last night, and, well, it’s just too good not to share: Mel Kiper …

Trestman, Bears wrap up minicamp early
Thu Apr 18 14:59:00 2013
Minicamp went so well for the Chicago Bears that new coach Marc Trestman ended the third and final practice early …

The Chicago Bears will not draft an offensive lineman
Thu Apr 18 11:00:12 2013
The pass protection for the 2011 Chicago Bears was comically bad at times. It provided a color by numbers national …

Bears coach Marc Trestman impressed with lack of ‘mental errors’ at minicamp
Thu Apr 18 08:19:20 2013
Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman in his second day running his first minicamp for the team, was impressed to see the lack of …

Devin Hester:More Than a Kick Returner for the 2013 Chicago Bears
Thu Apr 18 07:04:06 2013
It turns out that Devin Hester will have a bigger role with the 2013 Chicago Bears than just a kick returner. As a matter of …

The Bears Den: April 18, 2013 – Minicamp news and notes
Thu Apr 18 07:00:25 2013
Larry Mayer’s Chalk Talk – Where Gabe Carimi is lining up during minicamp, the likelihood of Josh McCown serving as the …

Bears want to expand Hester’s special teams role beyond returning
Thu Apr 18 06:23:19 2013
We know the Bears don’t plan to use Devin Hester as a wide receiver in 2013, but that doesn’t mean that returning …

Devin Hester’s Chicago Bears role to be expanded
Thu Apr 18 06:09:00 2013
Devin Hester won’t play wide receiver for the Chicago Bears in 2013 — in fact, he’ll have to do more on special teams just to …

’13 NFL DRAFT Central
Thu Apr 18 00:31:17 2013

Rant Sports 2013 NFL Mock Draft: Chicago Bears select D.J. Fluker at No. 20
Thu Apr 18 00:15:19 2013
The Chicago Bears have the 20th pick in the 2013 NFL draft. The Bears have some pretty strong needs on the offensive line and …

Bears thinking of expanding Hester’s role on special teams
Thu Apr 18 00:00:00 2013
Returner’s speed could be beneficial as gunner on coverage unitsThe interesting topic the Bears haven’t tackled yet is roster …

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