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Bears Bites: Kromer's Reunion With Saints Not Stirring Warm Feelings

Also, what adjustments must the Bears' defense make on Sunday?

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Bears Bites: What's Wrong With Bears' Special Teams?

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Matt Forte #22 of the Chicago Bears runs with the ball during a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on September 22, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

In Wednesday’s edition of Bears Bites, we take a look at the adjustments that the Chicago Bears will be looking to make against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, as well as where the Bears are stacking up in various NFL power rankings after their Week 4 defeat at the hands of the Detroit Lions.

- The Bears’ loss to the Lions didn’t exactly go over like gangbusters with the various websites that do NFL power rankings. Most knocked the Bears down quite a bit, but they’re still in the top-10 for the most part across the board. [Windy City Gridiron]

- Lance Briggs and the rest of the Bears’ defense are hellbent on preventing another scoring outburst against them like they saw on Sunday against the Lions. [Bears.com]

- On Tuesday, we featured a story on a Bears player who said that Lions DT Israel Idonije was helping the Lions to adjust to the Bears’ defensive playcalls. Matt Forte had a response to that story on Tuesday, joking around with reporters about it. [CSN Chicago]

- The Bears’ special teams have been a point of concern over the past few weeks, with Adam Podlesh’s punting highlighting the list of worries. Adam Hoge answers some questions about that and more in his latest Tweetbag. [670 The Score]

- Adjusting in the face of adversity is something that all teams with playoff hopes have to do, and the Bears are no exception to that. [Bears Huddle]

- Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer will be having a reunion this week with the team that he left to join Marc Trestman’s coaching staff, but don’t expect the occasion to be a warm and fuzzy one. [Chicago Tribune]

- Darren Sproles and the Saints are going to provide a huge challenge to the Bears’ defense this week, and there are several adjustments that the Bears will need to make in order to counter that prolific offense. [Daily Herald]

- Finally, the Saints should have one thing front and center on their minds when facing the Bears’ aggressive ball-attacking defense: protecting the rock. [ESPN Chicago]

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