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Chalk Talk: Did Bears consider closing Club Dub?
Nov 12, 2019
Chalk Talk: Why aren’t Bears forcing turnovers?
Nov 10, 2019
Chalk Talk: Why didn’t Bears challenge Eagles TD?
Nov 05, 2019
Chalk Talk: Were I-formation plays added to playbook?
Oct 31, 2019
Chalk Talk: Are 2019 Bears like 2007 team?
Oct 29, 2019
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether this year’s Bears team reminds him of the 2007 squad, why the Bears ran the ball on third-and-goal from the 9 against the Chargers and why they ran the ball with no timeouts left late in the first half.
Chalk Talk: What’s greatest challenge in London?
Oct 04, 2019
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the greatest challenge for the Bears in traveling to London, injured players who did not make the trip and whether the Bears have a contingency plan if their coach-to-quarterback communication falters Sunday.
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Chalk Talk: Was interception deflected?
Sep 22, 2019
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether Ha Ha Clinton-Dix tipped the pass that Kyle Fuller intercepted against the Broncos, how the Bears have fared in games following dramatic wins and how many yards the Broncos were penalized for a holding penalty.
Chalk Talk: Was Fuller’s knee down?
Sep 19, 2019
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether Kyle Fuller’s knee was down on his interception against the Broncos, the last time the Bears faced Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks in each of their first two games and if Allen Robinson intentionally dove into a Broncos defender to get the clock stopped.
Chalk Talk: Why was 2-point conversion spotted at 1?
Sep 17, 2019
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses why the ball was spotted at the 1-yard line after a penalty on the Broncos’ two-point conversion Sunday, the severity of Bilal Nichols’ injury and the last time a Bears kicker made two 50-yard field goals in a game.
Chalk Talk: How will altitude affect Bears?
Sep 12, 2019
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses how the high altitude will affect the Bears in Denver, how the yard-line where the Bears feel comfortable with Eddy Pineiro kicking from is determined and why Deon Bush replaced Ha Ha Clinton-Dix at safety for one series in the opener.
Chalk Talk: Did Nagy consider challenging non-call?
Sep 11, 2019
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether Bears coach Matt Nagy considered challenging a non-call on a crucial play in the season opener, why Roy Robertson-Harris was not credited with two sacks in the game and if the Bears are considering a change on the offensive line.
Chalk Talk: Why didn’t Montgomery get more touches?
Sep 06, 2019
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses rookie running back David Montgomery’s workload in the season opener, the likelihood of tight end Trey Burton returning to play next week against the Broncos and Cordarrelle Patterson’s rush on third-and-1 against the Packers.
Chalk Talk: Why did Bears keep six ILBs?
Sep 02, 2019
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses why the Bears kept six inside linebackers on their 53-man roster, what receiver Anthony Miller needs to work on to make up for missed practice time and if there’s concern about center James Daniels’ inexperience.
Chalk Talk: Why didn’t Bears try 57-yard FG?
Aug 28, 2019
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses why the Bears didn’t attempt a 57-yard field goal in Indianapolis, the competition between running backs Ryan Nall and Kerrith Whyte Jr and the likelihood of rookie tight end Ian Bunting surviving final cuts.
Chalk Talk: Did Pineiro clinch Bears’ kicking job?
Aug 26, 2019
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether Eddy Pineiro cemented his spot on the Bears’ 53-man roster with his performance against the Colts, the player who has most improved his chances to survive final cuts with his play in the preseason and Deon Bush’s penalty in Indianapolis.
Chalk Talk: Will Burton be ready for camp?
Jun 17, 2019
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the likelihood of tight end Trey Burton being ready to practice when training camp starts, how rookie receiver Riley Ridley fared during the offseason program and the role tight end Adam Shaheen will fill this season.
Chalk Talk: Will Cohen keep returning punts?
May 15, 2019
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether the Bears may limit Tarik Cohen’s punt returns if his role expands on offense, the latest on the kicker situation and the likelihood of Duke Shelley beating out Buster Skrine for the nickel position.
Chalk Talk: When was the last time Bears drafted two running backs?
May 02, 2019
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the last time the Bears selected two running backs in the same draft, the players the Raiders drafted with the picks they received from the Bears in the Khalil Mack trade and the kickers participating at rookie minicamp.
Chalk Talk: Tracking worst-to-first teams
Apr 12, 2019
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses how many worst-to-first teams have repeated as division champions, how the Bears will create pressure situations in their kicking competition and Bears coaches who’ve been named NFL coach of the year in their first seasons.
Chalk Talk: Have new Bears received numbers?
Apr 03, 2019
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether the Bears have assigned uniform numbers to the free agents they’ve signed, if Cody Whitehair and James Daniels could switch positions on the offensive line and why the Bears inked Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to a one-year contract.
Chalk Talk: Who are best kickers in draft?
Mar 22, 2019
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the top-rated kickers in the draft, if a new rule should be adopted ensuring that both teams get at least one possession in overtime and if the Bears have ever selected a player with the No. 87 pick in the draft.
Chalk Talk: What’s Anthony Miller’s status?
Feb 28, 2019
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether receiver Anthony Miller underwent offseason shoulder surgery, whether the Bears are a more appealing free-agent destination after winning the NFC North and if the Bears tried to sign running back Kareem Hunt.
Chalk Talk: What was last Bears draft class with three Pro Bowlers?
Jan 29, 2019
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the last time the Bears had three players from the same draft class voted to the Pro Bowl like they did this season, the most Pro Bowlers the Bears have had in one year and Bears single-season rushing leaders.
Chalk Talk: Have Bears ever played defending SB champs in playoffs?
Jan 03, 2019
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether the Bears have ever faced the defending Super Bowl champions in the playoffs, how many teams have gone from worst-to-first and if Roquan Smith broke Brian Urlacher’s team record for tackles by a rookie.
Chalk Talk: When was last time Bears played a team three times?
Dec 27, 2018
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the last time the Bears played a team three times in the same season, how a tie in Sunday’s Bears-Vikings game would affect playoff seeds and the most wins by a first-year Bears head coach.
Chalk Talk: Could Long return vs. Vikings?
Dec 24, 2018
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the likelihood of guard Kyle Long returning to action Sunday in Minnesota, if the Bears will hold anything back because they could play the Vikings in the playoffs and how many consecutive passes Mitchell Trubisky completed against the 49ers.
Chalk Talk: Will Bears rest their starters?
Dec 20, 2018
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether the Bears will rest their starters now that they’ve clinched the NFC North, why the Bears would win a tiebreaker with the Saints and why the clock stopped after the Bears sacked Aaron Rodgers with :15 left in last Sunday’s game.
Chalk Talk: Did Rodgers record lowest passer rating?
Dec 18, 2018
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether Aaron Rodgers posted his lowest passer rating against the Bears Sunday at Soldier Field, the last time the Bears did not trail in a game against the Packers and why officials did not allow the Bears to snap the ball on one play Sunday.