Chalk Talk: First ever night opener out west?
Jun 11, 2021
Chalk Talk: When is Covert's induction into Hall?
Jun 09, 2021
Chalk Talk: Who will start at corner with Johnson?
Jun 03, 2021
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.
Chalk Talk: Last time first 5 picks on offense?
May 04, 2021
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the last time the Bears spent their first five draft picks on offensive players, the prospects who were drafted by other teams with the picks the Bears traded away and if any of the Bears picks returned kicks in college.
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Chalk Talk: Will Bears trade up for OT, WR?
Apr 20, 2021
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the likelihood of the Bears trading up for a tackle or receiver in the first round of the draft, how a seventh-round pick the Bears acquired from the Dolphins turned into a sixth-rounder and why teams don't trade players they're going to release.
Chalk Talk: What type of role will Pettine fill?
Mar 05, 2021
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses what new senior defensive assistant Mike Pettine will bring to the Bears, quarterbacks who could be available in the second or third round and instances when the Bears have drafted college teammates with their first two picks.
Chalk Talk: Is Goldman returning after opting out?
Mar 03, 2021
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether nose tackle Eddie Goldman will be back with the Bears after opting out of the 2020 season due to COVID, how a lower-than-expected salary cap will affect the Bears and how Alabama quarterback Mac Jones boosted his draft stock.
Chalk Talk: How often have Bears defeated Super Bowl champions?
Feb 09, 2021
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses how many times the Bears have beaten the eventual Super Bowl champion, why the Bears will visit the Rams for the third straight season and how teams that have posted 8-8 records in back-to-back seasons have fared in Year 3.
Chalk Talk: Which Bears will become free agents?
Jan 15, 2021
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses Bears players who are due to become free agents in March, the likelihood of Tarik Cohen being able to return from his torn ACL to start training camp and whether the Bears are considering placing a franchise tag on Allen Robinson II.
Chalk Talk: Did Dalvin Cook congratulate Vildor?
Dec 26, 2020
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether Vikings running back Dalvin Cook congratulated Kindle Vildor for making a tackle, how many times Walter Payton had at least 32 rushes in a game and the last time the Bears played a team that had lost 13 straight games.
Chalk Talk: Who owns Bears rookie record for receiving yards?
Dec 22, 2020
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the Bears rookie record for receiving yards by a wide receiver, if the Bears have ever gone an entire game without punting and how frequently the Bears have ended a game in victory formation this year.
Chalk Talk: Can Bears be eliminated from playoffs Sunday?
Dec 17, 2020
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether there's a scenario that would eliminate the Bears from playoff contention Sunday, who would replace Jaylon Johnson if he's unable to play in Minnesota and the Bears record when winning the turnover battle.
Chalk Talk: When was Bears' last TD on first play?
Dec 15, 2020
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the last time the Bears scored a touchdown on their first play from scrimmage, where David Montgomery's 80-yard TD ranks among the longest runs in team history and why the Bears were called for a false start at the Texans' 1-yard line.
Chalk Talk: Will Mooney play versus Texans?
Dec 13, 2020
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the likelihood of rookie receiver Darnell Mooney playing Sunday against the Texans, why a Lions receiver was so open for a late TD catch last weekend at Soldier Field and the last Bears running back to lead the NFL in rushing.
Chalk Talk: How much does Nagy emphasize Packers rivalry?
Nov 28, 2020
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses how much coach Matt Nagy talks to his players about the Bears-Packers rivalry, if Mitchell Trubisky will be used differently with Bill Lazor calling plays and Jason Spriggs' experience at left tackle.
Chalk Talk: Will Montgomery play against Packers?
Nov 25, 2020
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether running back David Montgomery will return to action Sunday night in Green Bay, a remarkable interception by a Bears Super Bowl champion and how close Cordarrelle Patterson is to Gale Sayers' NFL record for kickoff-return average.
Chalk Talk: Will Lazor keep calling plays?
Nov 18, 2020
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether offensive coordinator Bill Lazor will call plays again when the Bears visit the Packers, why the Bears opted not to attempt a field goal late in Monday night's loss to the Vikings and if Cordarrelle Patterson is leading the NFL in kickoff-return average.
Chalk Talk: Why didn't Ridley play before last week?
Nov 10, 2020
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses why it took receiver Riley Ridley so long to get on the field, defensive end Mario Edwards Jr.'s background and if the two Bears players who were placed on the COVID-19 list in Tennessee flew home with the team.
Chalk Talk: Why didn't Bars start at left guard?
Oct 20, 2020
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses why the Bears started Rashaad Coward at left guard in Carolina, why the Bears passed the ball on a key third-down play in the final minutes and the last time the Bears didn't return a kickoff in a game.
Chalk Talk: What is Lamar Miller's status?
Oct 17, 2020
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the Bears easing running back Lamar Miller into practice, if Cordarrelle Patterson always has a green light to bring kickoffs out of the end zone and if the Bears will stick with Cairo Santos when Eddy Piñeiro recovers from his groin injury.
Chalk Talk: Will Daniels be able to return?
Oct 15, 2020
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the likelihood of James Daniels recovering from his pectoral muscle in time to return to action late this season, why the Bears signed kicker Kai Forbath to their practice squad and what impact having no fans or limited fans at games this year has had on home-field advantage.
Chalk Talk: Why are Bears limiting Quinn's reps?
Oct 13, 2020
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses Robert Quinn's playing time, how Roquan Smith's near-interception against the Colts was different than a play in Sunday night's Seahawks-Vikings game and two key plays Bobby Massie has made to help win games.
Chalk Talk: What was Nagy-Foles conversation about?
Oct 09, 2020
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses what coach Matt Nagy and an animated quarterback Nick Foles were talking about on the sideline Thursday night, left guard James Daniels' injury and why the Bears didn't challenge a play preceding Tom Brady's quarterback sneak.
Chalk Talk: Why was Bray put on active roster?
Oct 05, 2020
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses why the Bears elevated quarterback Tyler Bray from the practice squad only to de-activate him against the Colts, what happened on a mix up on offense Sunday and if the Bears have ever played Tom Brady in a prime-time game.
Chalk Talk: Who was last Bears lineman to catch pass?
Sep 24, 2020
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the last Bears offensive lineman to catch a pass, why more veterans are being rested during the practice week this season and if Tarik Cohen is lining up more at running back than he did last year.
Chalk Talk: Did Bears take foot off gas pedal Sunday?
Sep 22, 2020
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether the Bears took their foot off the gas pedal in the second half against the Giants, the decision to attempt a 50-yard field goal late in last Sunday's game and how the Bears have fared after opening a season 2-0.
Chalk Talk: Will Cole Kmet's role expand?
Sep 17, 2020
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether rookie tight end Cole Kmet will receive more playing time, if Cairo Santos will practice kicking at Soldier Field during the week and whether David Montgomery deserves more credit for his performance against the Lions.
Chalk Talk: Trubisky made history in Week 1 win
Sep 15, 2020
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses Mitchell Trubisky accomplishing something last Sunday that's never been done before, how often the Bears have rallied from a 17-point deficit to win and if Trubisky took more snaps from under center against the Lions than he has in past seasons.
Chalk Talk: Can fans attend Bears road games?
Sep 12, 2020
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether any of the Bears' road opponents are allowing fans to attend their games, why the Bears kept five tight ends on their roster and the last time a Bears coach won his first five games against an opponent.
Chalk Talk: How often have Bears opened vs. Lions?
Sep 08, 2020
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses how many times the Bears have opened a season against the Lions, if Mitchell Trubisky's past success versus Detroit was a factor in him winning the quarterback competition and how much patience coach Matt Nagy will have with Trubisky.
Chalk Talk: Will starting QB get whole season?
Sep 03, 2020
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether the winner of the Bears' quarterback competition will be safe for the entire season, the likelihood of rookie cornerback Jaylon Johnson starting the season opener and new NFL rules for the 2020 season.
Chalk Talk: Will Patterson lose special-teams reps?
Aug 21, 2020
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether an expanded role on offense will result in fewer special teams plays for Cordarrelle Patterson, the criteria being used to determine the quarterback competition and if assistant coaches Mike Furrey and Deshea Townsend ever faced each other as NFL players.
Chalk Talk: Is Skrine in mix to start at corner?
Aug 19, 2020
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether nickel back Buster Skrine could start at cornerback this season, if either Mitchell Trubisky or Nick Foles has an early edge in the quarterback competition and the biggest difference between the 2019 and 2020 Bears.
Chalk Talk: Does Coward have chance to start?
Aug 14, 2020
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether Rashaad Coward will have a legitimate chance to win the starting right guard position, if Bears assistants are applying what they learned as college coaches to prepare for the 2020 season and if the Bears have ever had a left-handed quarterback.