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Adam Gase on time with Bears: 'One of the proudest things I've been a part of'

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Adam Gase on time with Bears: 'One of the proudest things I've been a part of'

Adam Gase is now the head coach of the Miami Dolphins.

But the former Bears offensive coordinator obviously was fond of his one season in Chicago.

Speaking at his introductory press conference Saturday in Florida, Gase had nothing but good things to say about his brief Bears tenure, calling this past season "one of the proudest things I've been a part of."

"It's probably one of the proudest things I've been a part of was last season in Chicago, seeing that group (do what it did with all the) injuries. Nobody gave us a chance in any game," Gase said, "but the way those guys battled, every game came down to the wire, and that's something that's unique, I feel like, when coaches and players can develop those kinds of bonds and you're really doing it for each other and you're not just doing it for yourself."

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Gase also spoke very highly of former boss John Fox. The Bears head coach counted Gase as an assistant dating back to their time in Denver, and it's clear he was a big influence on Gase.

"Obviously the last five years being with John Fox, his record speaks for itself," Gase said. "To work for a guy who has over 100 wins in his career, who's been to multiple Super Bowls, who's made a living on walking in to an organization and absolutely turning around the attitude, to be under him, that's a career-changing move as far as learning how to do it the right way."

Check out more from Gase's press conference in the video above.

Trey Burton, Adrian Amos earn Bears’ top grades from Pro Football Focus for Week 7

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Trey Burton, Adrian Amos earn Bears’ top grades from Pro Football Focus for Week 7

The Bears were not at their best against the New England Patriots on Sunday. They made plenty of mistakes on all three phases and gave Tom Brady too many opportunities to control the game.

It wasn’t all bad from Chicago, though. Trey Burton emerged as a new favorite weapon of Mitchell Trubisky, and the tight end was the Bears’ highest-graded player in the game by Pro Football Focus.

Burton had a career high 11 targets, nine catches and 126 yards with a touchdown, giving Trubisky a 144.7 passer rating when targeting his top tight end.

Seven of Burton’s targets and six of his catches traveled 10 or more yards in the air, according to PFF.

Defensively, safety Adrian Amos led the pack with a 74.6 overall grade. He did not miss a tackle after missing a career-high five last week, and he allowed only one catch for eight yards against the Patriots.

On the bottom of the scale, outside linebacker Leonard Floyd received the second-lowest grade of his career (38.9 overall) for his performance. He did not record any pressure on the quarterback in 13 pass rushing snaps, and he allowed two catches for 13 yards and a touchdown in coverage against running back James White.

Wide receiver Allen Robinson had a career-low grade as well at 44.9 overall. He was clearly limited by his groin injury, targeted five times with one catch for four yards and a dropped pass.

Overall, the Bears were able to stick with one of the top teams in the AFC while also leaving a lot of room for improvement. It’s a step in the right direction from where Chicago was in recent seasons.

NFL Power Rankings Week 8: Jags, Eagles, Bears all see stock fall

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NFL Power Rankings Week 8: Jags, Eagles, Bears all see stock fall

Take a look over the NFC landscape and try to find me a team that can compete with the Rams. 

Packers? Held back by Rodgers' knee and Rodgers' coach. Saints? Might not even win their own division. Washington? Does Alex Smith really scare anyone in the playoffs? 

The Rams have one of the easier paths to the Championship Round/Super Bowl that we've seen in some time. Will it likely stay that way? Probably not. But there's a difference between parity and mediocrity and right now the NFC is toeing the line HARD. 

Outside the NFC's "elite", how did your team do this week? 

You can take a look here and see where they landed.