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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: Will Herbert get more touches?
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether rookie running back Khalil Herbert will get more opportunities to carry the ball, if Teven Jenkins will be part of a rotation at right tackle and the last time the Bears beat a quarterback selected No. 1 overall in the draft.
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.
Chalk Talk: Have Bears picked off 3 different QBs?
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether the Bears have ever intercepted three different quarterbacks in the same game, contests in which the Bears have had two 100-yard rushers and why Jakeem Grant Sr. didn't take the last kickoff out of the end zone against the Steelers.
Chalk Talk: Was Fields' TD pass an elite throw?
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: Is Foles also in mix to start?
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether veteran quarterback Nick Foles is under consideration to start Sunday against the Lions, if Cairo Santos has the NFL's longest active streak of consecutive field goals made and the last Lions quarterback not named Matthew Stafford to beat the Bears.
Chalk Talk: How has Montgomery fared versus Lions?
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?
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.
Chalk Talk: Will Desai coach from field or booth?
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether Bears defensive coordinator Sean Desai will coach from the sideline or booth this season, the Bears' strong starts under coach Matt Nagy and whether Andy Dalton will be able to audible at the line of scrimmage.
Chalk Talk: How many first-round picks are on Bears roster?
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses how first-round draft picks are on the Bears roster, the likelihood of left tackle Jason Peters being able to play the entire season opener and if the Bears are going to release a uniform schedule for the season.
Chalk Talk: Will Bears claim more players off waivers?
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses if the Bears will be more active claiming players off the waiver wire following final cuts, how the Bears will determine if left tackle Jason Peters is ready for the regular season and how the waiver system works.
Chalk Talk: How much will starters play Saturday?
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses how much Bears starters will play in Saturday's preseason opener against the Dolphins, if first-year defensive coordinator Sean Desai will coach from the sideline or booth this season, and when roster cutdown dates are.
Chalk Talk: How close is Santos to NFL record?
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses how close Cairo Santos is to the NFL record for consecutive field goals, whether any Bears have matched what receivers Jeff Graham and Curtis Conway accomplished in 1995, and TV shows former Bears receiver Willie Gault has appeared on.