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Chalk Talk: What type of role will Pettine fill?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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: Can Bears be eliminated from playoffs Sunday?
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?
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?
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: Will Montgomery play against Packers?
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?
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?
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: What is Lamar Miller's status?
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?
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: What was Nagy-Foles conversation about?
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?
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: Did Bears take foot off gas pedal Sunday?
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?
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
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: How often have Bears opened vs. Lions?
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 Patterson lose special-teams reps?
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?
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?
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.
Chalk Talk: Did Foles consider opting out?
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether Nick Foles considered opting out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19, how the cancellation of the preseason will affect the Bears' quarterback competition and if players who opt out for the season can change their minds and return.