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Bears: Dick Butkus rehashes NFL Draft memories

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Bears: Dick Butkus rehashes NFL Draft memories

As day two of the 2015 NFL Draft wraps up in Chicago, former Bears linebacker Dick Butkus is rehashing some memories of his own, a far cry from those that today's draftees may have when they look back on their careers years from now.

On Friday, Butkus joined the Kap and Haugh Show to reflect on the draft process in 1965 before being selected by the Bears, a stark contrast to today's method. 

"We didn't go anywhere [when we got picked]," Butkus said. "The night before I knew I was going to get drafted and where. I committed the day before the draft."

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The eight-time Pro Bowl selection also reflected on his first conversation with George Halas and being molded by George Allen.   

"It went fine," he said. "George Allen took me right in and started showing film. I just played regular defense and ran around and made a bunch of tackles in college. He'd show it to me and mix it all up, and I was just guessing wrong."

Check out what else Butkus had to say on the Kap and Haugh Show in the video above.

 

 

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Who deserves the blame in the Bears loss to Miami?

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Who deserves the blame in the Bears loss to Miami?

David Haugh, Adam Jahns and Patrick Finley join Kap on the panel. The Bears lose a rough one in Miami as Matt Nagy goes conservative at the end zone. Does the rookie coach deserve all of the blame? Dave Wannstedt joins the guys to discuss.

Plus the guys discuss the Cubs’ newest hitting coach/scapegoat, Brandon Saad’s upcoming healthy scratch and Bobby Portis betting on himself this season. 

Listen here or in the embedded player below!

Akiem Hicks makes Pro Football Focus Team of the Week after strong game against Dolphins

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Akiem Hicks makes Pro Football Focus Team of the Week after strong game against Dolphins

The Bears defense was not its usual self in their overtime loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. The pass rush was minimal and tackling looked optional, and Brock Osweiler threw for almost 400 yards.

There was plenty of blame to go around, but a few individual defenders had success while their teammates struggled.

Defensive lineman Akiem Hicks made the Pro Football Focus Team of the Week for Week 6 with a 92.2 overall grade.

He recorded seven tackles that resulted in a defensive “stop,” the most of any defensive lineman according to PFF.

Chicago’s next highest-graded player was cornerback Kyle Fuller (78.2), who intercepted Osweiler twice but also missed two tackles.

Offensively, wide receiver Taylor Gabriel led the way with a 76.9 mark. PFF credited four of his five catches coming against Dolphins cornerback Torry McTyer in coverage.

Meanwhile, outside linebacker Khalil Mack had the lowest-graded game of his career (47.8), while linebacker Danny Trevathan (29.9) and safety Adrian Amos Jr. (47.5) each had their second-worst games.

Some of the Bears’ best players were at their worst in Miami. They’re going to need to get their act together for the New England Patriots on Sunday.