BBAO: Moving into offseason mode

We're Black and Blue All Over:

Good Monday morning to all of you. I snuck out the back door late last week after the Chicago Bears completed their coaching search, hiring Marc Trestman to replace Lovie Smith after a 2 1/2-week search. All is well. Just a long weekend when the football world was focused elsewhere.

(Just the same, I appreciate the "Hey Seifert, I would work every day if I got to write about football for a living" tweets and notes.)

We'll catch up this morning on the Bears' largely-completed coaching staff, re-set the NFC North Pro Bowl roster and take a quick peak at an NFC North angle in Super Bowl XLVII. But first, let's catch up on some local stories while also thanking our ESPN.com blog network editing team for posting links in my absence: