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The Bears Den: October 28, 2014 - Chicago Bears week 8 news & Bears-Patriots notes

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Emery: Bears will not quit on season - Larry Mayer: GM Phil Emery on Monday took responsibility for the Bears’ disappointing 3-5 record and vowed that the team would learn from its mistakes and stick together.

Houston, Slauson out for the season - Larry Mayer: Lamarr Houston and Matt Slauson are both out for the season after suffering injuries in Sunday’s disastrous 51-23 loss to the Patriots.

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Chicago Bears 23. New England Patriots 51

What we learned in loss to Patriots - Larry Mayer discusses four things he learned in Sunday's embarrassing 51-23 loss to the Patriots at Gillette Stadium.  (CBS): Fast facts from Bears-Patriots.

Game grades - Brad Biggs' film review.  It's uglier than [insert name of worst film you've ever seen - Den].

Game review - Greg Gabriel's positives and negatives from the game.  There aren't many of the former.

[Video] - Adam Hoge recaps the Bears’ loss to the Patriots.

[Video] SportsTalk Live - Why couldn't the Bears stop Gronk? [KAPCON: 4]

[Video] SportsTalk Live - Charles Tillman talks about Sunday's game and offers his thoughts on Lamarr Houston's celebration [If you could do with a laugh, and most of us could, watch the bit at the end about Halloween; Peanut is hilarious - Den].  How will the players approach the bye week?

Photos from - From the sideline ... in the locker room ... photo journal.

[Video] - Lamarr Houston was mic'd up Sunday in New England. [Disappointingly, not much on the sack-injury. - Den]


Trestman, Emery remain committed to Cutler - Michael C. Wright, Jeff Dickerson: GM believes the players currently on the roster, including Cutler, "are the ones that are going to help us win." ... "Urlacher entitled to his opinion".

Bears’ brass getting a bit more candid about Cutler - Adam L. Jahns: Phil Emery didn’t pretend to have a defense for Cutler’s propensity for turnovers, even going as far to say he’s a work in progress.  Rich CampbellEmery: Cutler in the habit of trying to do too much.

Trestman remains confident in coaching staff - Michael C. Wright: Sweeping changes won't be coming to the coaching staff in the aftermath of the club losing its fourth game in five outings headed into the bye.  Moon Mullin: Last change was Tice reining in Martz' pass-happy ways.

Emery, Trestman address the state of the Bears - Dan Durkin: Understandably, the tone was that of disappointment. Unsurprisingly, answers were hard to come by.

Hard to see how Emery, Trestman believe Bears can turn it around - Is-Hub Arkush: Bears' answers create more questions than confidence.

[Video] - Adam Hoge on one of the worst losses in Bears history; also tries to makes sense of the press conference Marc Trestman and Phil Emery held to start the bye week.

Emery, Trestman don't see problems rest of us see - David Haugh: When the calendar provides the biggest source of strength for an NFL team at midseason, it hardly inspires civic confidence in a GM's roster or a head coach's game plan.

Bears fans deserve better than this clueless crew - Rick Morrissey: Everything is awful.

10 thoughts - Mark Potash with 10 reasons why everything is awful.

How Marc Trestman compares to other Bears coaches - John Dodge: While Bears’ nation is calling for a coaching change, Trestman’s winning percentage places him on par with, or better than, most of the coaches since George Halas stepped aside in 1967; just one extra win would have placed him third on the list.

[Video] SportsTalk Live - Charles Tillman believes in Trestman.

Consistency, balance key to second-half success for offense - Not-Hub Arnold: Emery and Trestman acknowledged that an offense that was supposed to have been the Bears' strength this year simply hasn't met expectations.  Not-Hub Arkush: Emery: "D" 'not where we want it to be'.

[Video] - Chris Bodden[sic.. seriously, web monkeys, is it that hard to get his name right just the once?] and Dan Jiggetts discuss Jared Allen's post game comments Sunday about getting up to speed.

Apologetic Houston out for the season with knee injury - Patrick Finley: Pressed for a team identity Monday, Phil Emery said three words: "Physical up front." That will be a lot more difficult without Lamarr Houston and Matt Slauson.  (CBS): Chicago billboard pokes fun at Houston injury.

Team notes - Patrick Finley: Phil Emery still prefers Bears’ chances over trade offers, doesn't thinking Jared Allen has lost his step; Brandon Marshall wondering if Bears suffering from too much talent; injury updates.

Team notes - Brad Biggs: Jordan Mills may move to guard with Matt Slauson out for season, with Michael Ola remaining at RT; Lance Briggs is expected back against the Packers on Nov. 9.

[Video] SportsTalk Live - Why aren't Bears more consistent under Trestman? [KAPCON: 5]

[Video] SportsTalk Live - Why isn't Bears offense working? [KAPCON: 5]

[Video] SportsTalk Live - Is Cutler the key to turning the Bears season around? [KAPCON: 5]

[Video] - Adam L. Jahns: This bad season is about to get a lot worse.

[Video] - Jeff Joniak sits down with tackle Jermon Bushrod on Bears Confidential.


[Audio] - Da Coach talks about the Bears' struggling defense and if they could make a comeback following their bye week. Plus, reviewing penalty calls from this weekend.

Polish sausage

... will return tomorrow.  You just can't have Bearsss and Ditka without Polish sausage.


Dueling pianos.