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Barber Named Least Valuable Player

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DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 11: Quaterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos looks for a receiver as defensive lineman Julius Peppers #90 of the Chicago Bears pursues him at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on December 11, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Bears 13-10 in overtime. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Tim Tebow; Julius Peppers

Good morning and welcome to Bear Bites, your rundown of Bears news. Today, the news is not pleasant: the defense isn't buying the hype, Izzy thinks one blocked FG wasn't enough, Hanie didn't mess up, Barber helped the Broncos comeback, and more Bears news.

  • The defense is still not buying into Tebow-mania. (ESPN Chicago)
  • Israel Idonije is kicking himself for not blocking the Broncos game-winning field goal. (Chicago Tribune)
  • Caleb Hanie avoided any major mistakes on Sunday, which is a low bar to hurdle. (Chicago Sun-Times)
  • Tim Tebow will be credited with the comeback, but he couldn't have done it without help from Marion Barber. (Chicago Tribune)
  • Hanie was named one of the weekend's most valuable players for being a good teammate ... (Shutdown Corner)
  • Rumors of Mike Martz leaving are dying down. (ESPN Chicago)

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