Bear Bites: Corey Wootton's Big Leap

Good morning and welcome to Bear Bites, your mornning rundown of Chicago Bears news. Read on for a breakdown of defensive playing time, a former Bear's principled stance and some things you need to know about the Super Bowl.

  • Corey Wootton had a big jump in playing time in 2012 on a loaded Bears defensive line. It shows how much he's grown as a player. (Chicago Tribune)
  • Former Bear Brendon Ayanbadejo has been outspoken in favor of gay rights. Now with the Ravens and on the Super Bowl stage, he has no plans of backing down. (Chicago Sun-Times)
  • Richard Dent, the former Bear and Super Bowl XX MVP, will carry the Lombardi Trophy onto the field on Sunday. It would have been nice to see him do this for the Bears, but it's nonetheless cool. (Chicago Tribune)
  • The Bears are rightly concerned about shoring up their offensive problems. However, they shouldn't forget that defense really does win championships. (National Football Post)
  • Former Bears receivers coach Darryl Drake spoke on the kind of situations Devin Hester needs to be in to excel. But in explaining Hester, did he actually indict him? (Chicago Tribune)
  • Going to the Super Bowl seems like a sports fan's dream come true, but it's not all it's cracked up to be. Check out the five reasons not to go to the Super Bowl. (National Football Post)
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