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NFL Pro Bowl

Bears crave better leadership, but how much can it help?

BOURBONNAIS — Before Jay Cutler pointed his van south toward his 10th NFL training camp Wednesday, his to-do list included a haircut. For every team, the start of camp is an occasion to embrace the future by measuring distance gained from the past season. And for a Bears team undone by so many deficiencies in 2014, taking stock is a complex process. In the opening days of camp, without any fresh stats to calculate progress by the new regime, focus centered on intangibles. A main topic was leadership — a factor that worked against the Bears a year ago, by many player and coach accounts. Sitting in the stylist's chair, the issue resonated with the 32-year-old...