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  • Bears' need for pass-rushing outside linebacker fits NFL draft's strength

    Bears' need for pass-rushing outside linebacker fits NFL draft's strength
    One man will not make the kind of pass rush the Bears want with their new defense. Just because they struck first in free agency when they signed outside linebacker Pernell McPhee doesn't mean they should skip a chance to add another player at the...
  • Tim Kawakami: 49ers owner Jed York should emulate Patrick Willis

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. Owner Jed York and general manager Trent Baalke had a chance to honor Patrick Willis' 49ers career with words and deeds on Tuesday, but they chose only words. Then they ran away. That, of course, does not at all diminish Willis'...
  • Bears' transition to 3-4 defense creates long list of needs

    Bears' transition to 3-4 defense creates long list of needs
    INDIANAPOLIS — The NFL's defensive rankings over the last four seasons show why Bears general manager Ryan Pace and coach John Fox targeted coordinator Vic Fangio last month. His talented 49ers defenses finished in the top five in total yards...
  • Dante Fowler Jr. fits Bears needs as 3-4 outside linebacker

    Dante Fowler Jr. fits Bears needs as 3-4 outside linebacker
    INDIANAPOLIS — Dante Fowler Jr. smiled while chatting with reporters Friday morning. He's at ease and confident in the face of scrutiny here at the NFL scouting combine. The defensive end out of Florida likes to stay loose and a crack about his...
  • Towson defensive end Ryan Delaire enters NFL draft pool deep with 'tweeners'

    Towson defensive end Ryan Delaire enters NFL draft pool deep with 'tweeners'
    Towson defensive end Ryan Delaire regularly lowered his shoulder pads and accelerated into opponents' backfields during the past two seasons, leveling unsuspecting quarterbacks and running backs. It was a recurring display of skill that earned Delaire...
  • What position is most vital when switching to a 3-4 defense?

    What position is most vital when switching to a 3-4 defense?
    If the Bears are switching to a 3-4 defense, which position is the most vital in the first round? Nose tackle, pass-rushing outside linebacker or safety? -- @Aronw1A I answered a similar question to this two weeks ago when I turned to a coach with...
  • 49ers' Aldon Smith puts his Bay Area home on the block

    49ers' Aldon Smith puts his Bay Area home on the block
    Aldon Smith, the dynamic pass-rusher for the San Francisco 49ers, has popped his home in San Jose on the market for $2.988 million. Entered through a gated drive, the three-story Traditional features a double-height entry with sweeping staircase, modern...
  • Big decisions coming quickly for Bears' new general manager

    Big decisions coming quickly for Bears' new general manager
    The clock is ticking. And the Bears know it. When the plume of smoke finally lifted from Black Monday last week, five head coaching positions and two general manager jobs had opened. The Bears joined the Jets as the only teams with both vacancies. And...
  • What are the most important positions in a 3-4 defense?

    What are the most important positions in a 3-4 defense?
    If the Bears are indeed transitioning to a 3-4 defense under the new coaching staff, how would you rank the need for positions to be filled? What are the most important positions? -- Larson Boy, New York Good question and one that is a little...
  • 10 thoughts after Bears' loss to Vikings

    10 thoughts after Bears' loss to Vikings
    Ten thoughts after the Chicago Bears’ season ended Sunday with a 13-9 loss to the Minnesota Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium, the eighth loss in the last 10 games and likely the end of the Marc Trestman era. 1. Has Marc Trestman been using the wrong...
  • Kansas City's Eric Berry has mass on chest, feared to have lymphoma

    Kansas City's Eric Berry has mass on chest, feared to have lymphoma
    It started when Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry experienced some chest discomfort during Thursday's game at Oakland. Now it has evolved into something far more ominous. Berry, who underwent a weekend of tests at the University of Kansas Medical...