Chalk Talk: How are Bears handling captains?
May 18, 2022
Chalk Talk: Who are best UDFAs in Bears history?
May 10, 2022
Chalk Talk: Which mock drafts were accurate?
May 02, 2022
Chalk Talk: How often have Bears not had first-round pick?
Apr 28, 2022
Chalk Talk: What is best draft class in Bears history?
Apr 20, 2022
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the best draft class in Bears history, coach Matt Eberflus' involvement with the offense and which positions Larry would address with the Bears' two second-round picks if every draft prospect had the same grade.
Chalk Talk: Will Bears consider drafting a receiver?
Mar 29, 2022
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the likelihood of the Bears drafting a receiver in the second round, if the Bears have closed the door on signing Larry Ogunjobi and if GM Ryan Poles will continue to look to address the offensive line.
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Chalk Talk: Which position group is most intriguing?
Mar 02, 2022
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses which position group he's most eager to see work out at the NFL Combine, why a position on the defensive line is referred to as a "three technique" and if the Bears have decided whether Larry Borom will play guard or tackle.
Chalk Talk: What set Eberflus apart from others?
Feb 15, 2022
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses what set Matt Eberflus apart from the other candidates who were vying for the Bears' head-coaching job, the possibility of acquiring additional draft picks and if the Bears plan to rebuild or reload in 2022.
Chalk Talk: Who was last Bears player to lead NFL in sacks?
Dec 31, 2021
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the last Bears player to lead the NFL in sacks, how Roquan Smith's stats compare to the two inside linebackers who made the Pro Bowl ahead of him and Bears players who were removed from the COVID list this week.
Chalk Talk: Will Bears shut down Fields?
Dec 28, 2021
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether the Bears have discussed shutting down Justin Fields for the rest of the season, when Matt Nagy decided to go for a two-point conversion in Seattle and why the Bears retained possession after Bruce Irvin's 15-yard penalty.
Chalk Talk: Will Quinn break Bears' sack record?
Dec 15, 2021
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the likelihood of Robert Quinn establishing a new Bears sack record, the last time a Bears player scored TDs on a kick return and a reception in the same game, and reinforcements for a depleted defensive line.
Chalk Talk: When was Bears' last trick play?
Dec 07, 2021
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the Bears' last trick play prior to Sunday against the Cardinals, the last time a Bears quarterback recorded multiple TD passes and tackles in a game and the likelihood of rookie receiver Dazz Newsome getting a chance to play.
Chalk Talk: Will Herbert get more touches?
Dec 04, 2021
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether rookie running back Khalil Herbert will get more opportunities to carry the ball, if Teven Jenkins will be part of a rotation at right tackle and the last time the Bears beat a quarterback selected No. 1 overall in the draft.
Chalk Talk: What is latest on Fields' status?
Nov 26, 2021
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the latest news on Justin Fields' rib injury, if the Bears are considering placing Roquan Smith on injured reserve after he hurt his hamstring against the Lions and the last time the Bears made a game-winning field goal as time expired.
Chalk Talk: What is Bears record on Thanksgiving?
Nov 24, 2021
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses how the Bears have performed on Thanksgiving, the last Bears receivers to each produce 100 yards and a touchdown in the same game and how Jakeem Grant Sr. has fared when bringing kickoffs out of the end zone.
Chalk Talk: Have Bears picked off 3 different QBs?
Nov 19, 2021
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether the Bears have ever intercepted three different quarterbacks in the same game, contests in which the Bears have had two 100-yard rushers and why Jakeem Grant Sr. didn't take the last kickoff out of the end zone against the Steelers.
Chalk Talk: When will Jenkins be ready to play?
Nov 16, 2021
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses when rookie tackle Teven Jenkins might be ready for game action, the Bears' MVP over the first half of the season and if the Bears contacted the NFL about the controversial calls in their loss to the Steelers.
Chalk Talk: Was Fields' TD pass an elite throw?
Nov 05, 2021
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether Justin Fields' TD pass to Jesse James against the 49ers was an elite throw, why Bill George is rarely mentioned when discussing great Bears linebackers and if quarterback Justin Fields is vaccinated against COVID.
Chalk Talk: What was turning point in Packers game?
Oct 19, 2021
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the turning point in last Sunday's loss to the Packers, the last Bears player before Khalil Mack this year to record six sacks in the first six games and defensive back Xavier Crawford's expanded role.
Chalk Talk: Why wasn't Mack credited with a sack?
Oct 12, 2021
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses why Khalil Mack wasn't credited with a sack on a Raiders' two-point conversion attempt, the best play in last Sunday's win and the last time two Bears running backs both had at least 16 carries in a game.
Chalk Talk: Which players were involved in Mack trade?
Oct 08, 2021
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the players involved in the Khalil Mack trade, why Trevis Gipson didn't get credit for a second sack against the Lions and the last time the Bears had five completions of at least 20 yards in a game.
Chalk Talk: When was last time Bears did not defer?
Oct 05, 2021
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the last time the Bears won the coin toss and received the opening kickoff, Robert Quinn's team-leading sack total and why the Bears drew a 15-yard penalty for interfering with the Lions' punt returner.
Chalk Talk: Is Foles also in mix to start?
Oct 02, 2021
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether veteran quarterback Nick Foles is under consideration to start Sunday against the Lions, if Cairo Santos has the NFL's longest active streak of consecutive field goals made and the last Lions quarterback not named Matthew Stafford to beat the Bears.
Chalk Talk: How has Montgomery fared versus Lions?
Sep 29, 2021
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses how running back David Montgomery has performed in his career against Detroit, the last time the Bears faced a Lions quarterback other than Matthew Stafford and the likelihood of personnel changes on the offensive line.
Chalk Talk: Did Smith win player of week honors?
Sep 25, 2021
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether linebacker Roquan Smith was named NFC defensive player of the week for his performance against the Bengals, expectations for rookie nose tackle Khyiris Tonga and the best Bears player who also played for the Browns.
Chalk Talk: Who are Bears' team captains?
Sep 12, 2021
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether the Bears have chosen their team captains, the Bears' record against Matthew Stafford when he quarterbacked the Lions and which jersey color the Bears will wear in Sunday night's season opener against the Rams.
Chalk Talk: Will Desai coach from field or booth?
Sep 09, 2021
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether Bears defensive coordinator Sean Desai will coach from the sideline or booth this season, the Bears' strong starts under coach Matt Nagy and whether Andy Dalton will be able to audible at the line of scrimmage.
Chalk Talk: How many first-round picks are on Bears roster?
Sep 07, 2021
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses how first-round draft picks are on the Bears roster, the likelihood of left tackle Jason Peters being able to play the entire season opener and if the Bears are going to release a uniform schedule for the season.
Chalk Talk: Will Bears claim more players off waivers?
Aug 27, 2021
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses if the Bears will be more active claiming players off the waiver wire following final cuts, how the Bears will determine if left tackle Jason Peters is ready for the regular season and how the waiver system works.
Chalk Talk: Which tackle position will Borom play?
Aug 21, 2021
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses which tackle position rookie Larry Borom will play moving forward, if Dazz Newsome will get a chance to return punts Saturday against the Bills and the last time the Bears played fewer than four preseason games.
Chalk Talk: What are Bears looking for from Ridley?
Aug 13, 2021
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses expectations for receiver Riley Ridley, Bears players who have returned after opting out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19 and an under-the-radar player who has been a pleasant surprise in training camp.
Chalk Talk: How much will starters play Saturday?
Aug 10, 2021
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses how much Bears starters will play in Saturday's preseason opener against the Dolphins, if first-year defensive coordinator Sean Desai will coach from the sideline or booth this season, and when roster cutdown dates are.
Chalk Talk: Will last year's roster rules remain?
Jul 27, 2021
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether the roster rules implemented last year to help teams cope with COVID will remain in place this year, the last time the Bears returned a blocked punt for a touchdown and an update on "Lunch with Larry."
Chalk Talk: Details on first Bears game ever
Jul 08, 2021
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses where and when the Bears played their first game ever, whether a Bears player has also suited up for every other NFC North team and where the Bears would have picked in the draft had they lost one more game last year.
Chalk Talk: How close is Santos to NFL record?
Jul 01, 2021
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses how close Cairo Santos is to the NFL record for consecutive field goals, whether any Bears have matched what receivers Jeff Graham and Curtis Conway accomplished in 1995, and TV shows former Bears receiver Willie Gault has appeared on.
Chalk Talk: First ever night opener out west?
Jun 11, 2021
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses if this year is the first time the Bears will open a season with a night game on the West Coast, the likelihood of rookie running back Khalil Herbert making the final roster and the best rookie year in Bears history.
Chalk Talk: How did Bears fare when Hester scored?
May 28, 2021
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the Bears record when Devin Hester scored a return touchdown, whether veteran tight end Jimmy Graham is undervalued and and how the lack of a fourth preseason game will impact playing time and determining the depth chart.
Chalk Talk: Was Hester last Bear to play two positions?
May 26, 2021
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether Devin Hester was the last Bears player to line up at two different positions, the last Bears defensive players to wear single digit numbers and when the "C" on Bears helmets switched from white to orange.