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Why did Bears opt to start game on offense? | Chalk Talk
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
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.
Will Bears defense keep blitzing? | Chalk Talk
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
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?
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?
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 mock drafts were accurate?
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?
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?
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: Which position group is most intriguing?
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: Who was last Bears player to lead NFL in sacks?
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?
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: When was Bears' last trick play?
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?
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.