In this Monday edition of Bears Bites, we take a look at some of the biggest Chicago Bears stories from the weekend. One coaching candidate is seemingly eliminated from consideration, one G.M. candidate has his stock shoot up, and one player might well be on his way out of Chicago, and his name isn’t Jay Cutler.
-We start out with Rex Ryan, who is being sought after by just about every team imaginable, including the San Francisco 49’ers. The only team that’s apparently not interested in him at all? The Chicago Bears. [Pro Football Talk]
-The Bears are going to interview potential G.M. candidate Chris Ballard on Wednesday, and they’ll have a great chance to make a first impression with him when they do. [Chicago Tribune]
-Speaking of Ballard, there is one reporter who seems to think he will be the guy: David Kaplan. [Fansided]
-There are a lot of opinions out there about who the right fit for the Bears will be at head coach, and Mike Bacos thinks that if the team is serious about rebuilding their defense, they’ll bring in Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn to do the job. [Bleacher Report]
-Michael C. Wright debated the merits of a Mike Shanahan-Jay Cutler reunion over the weekend. [ESPN Chicago]
-Hub Arkush has some interesting thoughts on why the Bears should get rid of Brandon Marshall, not Jay Cutler. [Northwest Herald]
-Finally, here’s a lengthy article about potential trade suitors for Cutler. [Sports World Report]