Merry Christmas To All – Bear Dawn (12/25)


Did you really think that we’d leave you hanging on Christmas? Shame on you. Granted, there’s not a ton of links, but enough to hold you over for a while.

The Bears’ D will have their hands full with the Vikings. 

However, the Bears linebackers have had a decent season.

Chicago Sun-Times

Neil Hayes: Is Olin Kreutz nearing the end?

At least the Bears are sticking behind Jay Cutler….

Chicago Tribune

Will the Bears prove to be a slump buster for AP?

Speaking of AP, he can’t wait to get to Soldier Field. Really?

Lance Briggs talks about answering his phone this time of year.

Chris Villarrial has been named head football coach at Saint Francis University. Congrats, Chris!

Matthew Stafford has been placed on IR.

Kevin Shaffer was fined $5,000 for his facemask penalty against the Ravens.

Rod Marinelli vows to do a better job. Can’t do much worse, bucko.

Lance Briggs found some motivation for Monday night.

Charles Tillman did not practice due to a personal matter.

Tillman was also fined $5,000 for his facemask penalty against the Ravens.

Kevin Payne is out for the Vikings game and Al Afalava is questionable.

CSN Chicago

This season has been a big learning exercise for Chris Williams. 

Daily Herald

Devin Hester is trying his hardest to play on Monday night. 

Gaines Adams, Jarron Gilbert, and Mark Anderson all will have an opportunity to shine against the Vikings.

ESPN Chicago

Melissa Isaacson: Mike Shanahan has interest in the Bears….do the Bears have interest in him?

Jon Greenberg details Chicago’s ten most embarassing moments in 2009.

I’m going to make your Christmas worse: The starting safeties for the Vikings game? Josh Bullocks and Craig Steltz.