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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.
Chalk Talk: Is Ridley in Bears' plans this year?
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses what role receiver Riley Ridley could play this season, position groups hurt most by the cancellation of offseason practices and the Bears' second all-time leading receiving tight end behind Hall of Famer Mike Ditka.
Chalk Talk: When was Bears' last QB battle?
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the Bears' last open competition for the starting quarterback position, how the Bears will comply with social-distancing guidelines when players return to Halas Hall and the origin of Kevin Butler's nickname, "Butthead."
Chalk Talk: Will Johnson be Week 1 starter?
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the likelihood of rookie cornerback Jaylon Johnson being an opening-day starter, if the NFL would consider testing the tabled onside kick rule in the preseason and where Wilber Marshall ranks among all-time great Bears linebackers.
Chalk Talk: Will Bears get comp picks in '21?
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether the Bears will receive any compensatory picks in the 2021 draft, when the 2020 NFL schedule will be released and which offensive line positions seventh-round picks Arlington Hambright and Lachavious Simmons will play.
Chalk Talk: Which O-linemen will be on board?
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the offensive linemen who could potentially be available when the Bears pick in the second round of the draft, the likelihood of the Bears trading down to acquire additional selections and the last time the Bears had two picks in the second round.
Chalk Talk: Should Bears trade down in draft?
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether the Bears should trade down in Round 2 of the draft, if they'll have enough salary-cap space to make the moves they want to make in free agency and who will replace released starters Prince Amukamara and Taylor Gabriel.
Chalk Talk: Will losing teams make playoffs?
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether more losing teams will reach the playoffs if the format in the proposed CBA is adopted, the last time the NFL increased the number of games in a season and why certain free agents are able to sign before the start of the new league year.
Chalk Talk: Should Hilgenberg be in HOF?
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether former Bears center Jay Hilgenberg deserves to be elected to the Hall of Fame, if a player who retires is factored into the compensatory draft pick formula and new offensive coordinator Bill Lazor's work with quarterbacks.
Chalk Talk: Are Bears eligible for 'Hard Knocks?'
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether the Bears are eligible to be featured on the "Hard Knocks" reality series this year, if any current Bears played for either team in the NCAA title game and the deadline to exercise Mitchell Trubisky's fifth-year option.
Chalk Talk: Will Bears starters play in finale?
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses how the Bears will approach Sunday's season finale against the Vikings, the number of consecutive years the Bears have closed the season in Minnesota and why the Bears are visiting the Rams for the second straight year in 2020.
Chalk Talk: How does Robinson compare to Pro Bowl receivers?
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses how Allen Robinson's stats compare to the four NFC receivers who were voted to the Pro Bowl, the Bears player who has been selected to the most Pro Bowls and a thrilling comeback win over the Chiefs in 1977.
Chalk Talk: How much will Hicks play Sunday?
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses how much Akiem Hicks could play in his expected return Sunday, if Kevin Pierre-Louis has ever been a regular NFL starter and the last time the Bears and Packers met this late in the season with both teams having a winning record.
Chalk Talk: Why didn't Bears challenge Eagles TD?
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses why the Bears didn't challenge a possible pass interference penalty against Eagles tight end Zach Ertz, if the Bears have ever made the playoffs after a 3-5 start and the last time all four NFC North teams lost on the same day.
Chalk Talk: Were I-formation plays added to playbook?
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether the I-formation plays the Bears ran against the Chargers were already in the playbook, former Bears now with the Eagles and the last time the Bears won three straight games and then lost three in a row.