The Chicago Tribune's writes also make week-by-week picks.
Marc Trestman's West Coast offense could help overcome pass protection issues by emphasizing quick throws, writes the Tribune's Brad Biggs. "You create plays that ask [Jay Cutler] to get rid of the ball quicker," offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer said. "When you ask him time after time to throw the ball down the field without changing the protection scheme, he's going to hold the ball at times. We need to get the ball out of our hand quickly. We need to do a good job of inside/out protecting him and just get a plan of attack for him."
The Bears' offense is picking up the tempo in practices -- especially between plays, writes the Tribune's Dan Pompei.
Defensive end Lawrence Jackson, a free agent who has spent the past three seasons with Detroit, was set to visit the Vikings Thursday, reports Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times.
Justin Rogers of Mlive.com has compiled 24 mock drafts and a consensus has built behind the Lions taking an offensive tackle in the first round of next week's draft.
Linebacker Stephen Tulloch has been impressed by defensive lineman Nick Fairley's offseason focus, reports the Free Press' Dave Birkett.
Green Bay Packers
First impressions on each game on the Packers' schedule from Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Former Colts and Lions cornerback Jacob Lacey visited the Vikings recently, writes ESPN1500.com's Tom Pelissero.
A preview of the top defensive line prospects in this year's draft from the Star Tribune's Dan Wiederer.