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Bears Bites: The Biggest Mistake Mike Ditka Has Ever Made

Also, what does Martellus Bennett think of the Giants' slow start?

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Bears Bites: Should Bears Fans Be Worried About Marshall?

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Because they're finally retiring this guy's number. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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In Thursday’s edition of Bears Bites, we take a look at what former Chicago Bears head coach Mike Ditka said is the "biggest mistake" of his life, and also at whether or not the team (and its fans) should be concerned with Brandon Marshall’s recent behavior.

- Mike Ditka isn’t known for his ability to admit to making mistakes (although he still does harbor regrets about not letting Walter Payton score a touchdown in Super Bowl XX), but there is one thing that eats at him: not running for the US Senate against Barack Obama in 2004. [CSN Chicago]

- Should Bears fans and media be concerned with the behavior of WR Brandon Marshall in recent days? The staff over at ESPN debated that topic on Wednesday. [ESPN Chicago]

- It may be a short week at Halas Hall (the team hasn’t had an actual practice all week, just a series of walk-throughs), but that doesn’t mean that the Bears haven’t been trying to embrace the short work week. [Daily Herald]

- TE Martellus Bennett may be one of the more emotional guys on the Bears’ roster, but he is hardly shedding any tears about the plight of his former team, the New York Giants, who have started the season 0-5. [670 the Score]

- The quality of play in Thursday night games hasn’t exactly been stellar this year, and when you factor in the various struggles of the Bears and Giants this season, Jeff Hicks isn’t optimistic that we’ll see a good game contested at Soldier Field Thursday night. [The Sports Bank]

- The Bears SHOULD beat the Giants on Thursday, but don’t be surprised if the G-men don’t take the first chance to just roll over and die for the team. [HubArkush.com]

- Finally, there is one player whose presence in the gameplan and on the scoresheet generally indicates that positive things are in the offing for the Bears: Matt Forte. [Chicago Sun-Times]

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