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First-round draft pick Kyle Long visited Halas Hall the day after he became a Bear. He was Phil Emery's top pick on the offensive line because of his athleticism.
In Wednesday’s edition of Bears Bites, we get a couple of different perspectives on the Chicago Bears’ defensive play as of late, and we also get an injury update on a key member of that defense as the Bears prepare to take on the St. Louis Rams this week.
- We start out with Adam Hoge’s weekly "tweetbag," in which he addresses a variety of issues, including whether or not Marc Trestman’s openness is going to be a weakness for the team moving forward. [670 the Score]
- Obviously, there are both reasons for optimism and concern when discussing the situation that the Bears are in right now, and Blake Van Poucke has chosen to opt for optimism in this piece. [Chicago Bears Huddle]
-DT Stephen Paea left Sunday’s win over the Ravens after he aggravated a toe injury that he has been dealing with for just about the entire season. If he can’t go on Sunday, then that is a massive blow to a line that is already without Henry Melton and Nate Collins at that DT spot. [CSN Chicago]
- Despite all of those injuries though, the Bears’ defense is doing a much better job over the past few weeks than it had been previous to their recent solid run. [Daily Herald]
- Unfortunately for the Bears, despite their overall success, their run defense has still been horrifically bad, and was awful against Ray Rice and the Ravens on Sunday. [Chicago Sun-Times]
- ESPN has their weekly NFL power rankings out, and the Bears have been slotted 10th. Michael C. Wright has a breakdown on that decision. [ESPN Chicago]
- When Kyle and Chris Long take the field against one another on Sunday, it will be the first chapter in what could be several meetings between Howie Long’s sons. [Chicago Tribune]
- Finally, Kevin Fishbain has his weekly look at the Bears’ All-22 footage to break down what went right and what went wrong for Chicago in Sunday’s win. [HubArkush.com]