Chalk Talk: How often are top picks traded?
Jan 12, 2023
Chalk Talk: Any records Bears can set in finale?
Jan 06, 2023
Should Fields play in final two games? | Chalk Talk
Jan 01, 2023
Why did Bears opt to start game on offense? | Chalk Talk
Dec 07, 2022
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses why the Bears chose to receive the opening kickoff and not defer until the second half against the Packers, self-scouting during their bye week and why they called timeout late in the first half versus Green Bay.
Why didn't Teven Jenkins play vs. Falcons? | Chalk Talk
Nov 25, 2022
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses why right guard Teven Jenkins was active but didn't play in Atlanta, if a quarterback has ever finished among the NFL's top five rushers and if former Bears QB Bobby Douglass once threw a TD pass with a broken arm.
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Will Bears defense keep blitzing? | Chalk Talk
Oct 21, 2022
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether more blitzes against the Commanders was a shift in philosophy or opponent specific, the Bears' red-zone offense and how the defense is preparing for Monday night's game without knowing who the Patriots will start at quarterback.
What will N'Keal Harry bring to Bears offense? | Chalk Talk
Oct 07, 2022
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses what the return of receiver N'Keal Harry could mean for the Bears offense, corrections for the quarterback bootleg runs the defense allowed against the Giants and how Matt Eberflus has fared versus the Vikings.
Chalk Talk: Will Mooney get more targets?
Sep 16, 2022
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether the Bears will target receiver Darnell Mooney more, if the Bears have tapped into offensive coordinator Luke Getsy's knowledge of the Packers and the likelihood of Khalil Herbert supplanting David Montgomery as the starting running back.
Chalk Talk: Who stood out in Bears' first practice?
Jul 28, 2022
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses who stood out in the Bears' first training camp practice, how much of a boost veteran offensive linemen Riley Reiff and Michael Schofield will provide and whether it's better to have the NFL's No. 1 offense or defense.
Chalk Talk: Which Bears rookie will make biggest impact?
Jul 12, 2022
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the Bears rookie who could make the biggest impact, an under-the-radar signing who could emerge as a regular contributor and the last time the Bears played four of their last five games at home.
Chalk Talk: Which mock drafts were accurate?
May 02, 2022
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether any mock drafts nailed the Bears' second-round picks, the last time the Bears chose DBs with their first two draft choices and the players taken with the selections the Bears traded to move up to take Justin Fields.
Chalk Talk: How often have Bears not had first-round pick?
Apr 28, 2022
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses how many times the Bears have not had a first-round draft pick, if the Bears plan to cut receiver Byron Pringle after his arrest and why coach Matt Eberflus wore a No 90 jersey at last Saturday's Cubs game.
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.
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: Did Graham earn starting job?
Dec 22, 2021
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the likelihood that rookie cornerback Thomas Graham Jr. earned a starting job with his impressive NFL debut, the penalty Teez Tabor drew against the Vikings and why Jesper Horsted doesn't get more playing time.
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: 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: 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: 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.