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The Bear's Den: October 11, 2016

The Bears wrap up Colts week and start to look forward to this week's home game against Jacksonville.

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Cody Whitehair & Jordan Howard, two key members of the next Bears Super Bowl contender
Cody Whitehair & Jordan Howard, two key members of the next Bears Super Bowl contender
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Monson: Whitehair one of PFF's top 10 players of the weekend - Pro Football FocusCody Whitehair isn't just starting at center as a rookie - an unusual and tough proposition on its own - but is doing so making the switch from playing left tackle last season for Kansas State. To be keeping his head above water would be an achievement, but this week he dominated the Colts' defensive front in Chicago's loss, allowing no pressure at all in pass protection and moving D-linemen around in the run game.

Fishbain: : Best game for the pass rush, but Luck, Colts still get upper hand - Pro Football WeeklyBears sacked Andrew Luck five times and put up big offensive numbers in 29-23 loss.

PODCAST: After posting big yards, should Bears start Brian Hoyer? - Chicago Sun-Times - The Chicago Sun-Times' Patrick Finley examines the latest twist in the Bears' quarterback debate in the latest episode of the Halas Intrigue podcast:

Biro: Let's make fantasy football great again - Chicago Sun-Times - Brian Hoyer is the kind of player I almost always tell you not to be fooled about.

Jahns: Bears offensive line has turned into real strength - Chicago Sun-Times - Thoughts and observations after watching the film of the Bears’ 29-23 loss against the Colts in Week 5.

Pompei: Observations From Bears-Colts - CBS Chicago - Brian Hoyer made good decisions for the most part, but he wasn't good enough.

Finley: Bears' Pernell McPhee can practice as soon as Friday; Will he? - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears linebacker Pernell McPhee (knee) and wide receiver Marquess Wilson (foot), who both started the season on the PUP list, can practice Friday

Mullen: Jay Cutler or Brian Hoyer? Right now Bears 'don’t have a plan' - CSN Chicago - Will Jay Cutler go back to his job as the Bears' starting quarterback when his thumb heals? The Bears don't have an answer at the moment.

Campbell: Bears receiver Kevin White to have fibula surgery this week - Chicago Tribune - Chicago Bears receiver Kevin White will have surgery this week to repair the fractured fibula in his left leg, coach John Fox said Monday.

Wiederer: John Fox furthers Bears quarterback confusion 'We don't have a plan' - Chicago Tribune - The Bears haven’t been successful enough this season to have a legitimate NFL quarterback controversy. And the drama in Lake Forest hasn’t escalated to a point

Finley: John Fox mocks 'hot-dog-laden press box,' admits WR was open - Chicago Sun-Times - John Fox admitted that Alshon Jeffery was open on the Bears’ final offensive play Sunday

Biggs: 10 thoughts on the Bears' 29-23 loss to the Colts - Chicago Tribune - Ten thoughts after the Chicago Bears put up 522 yards offense only to lose to the Colts 29-23 Sunday afternoon at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Perez: Stock up, Stock down in Bears’ Week 5 loss to Colts - Bears Wire - A look at which Bears' players increased their stock and the ones who played poorly in Chicago's Week 5 loss to the Indianapolis Colts

Mayer: White set to have surgery this week - - Bears coach John Fox said Monday that receiver Kevin White is expected to undergo surgery on his injured left leg sometime this week and may still return to play late in the season.

Breech: NFL Week 5 grades, Steelers get an 'A,' offense looks unstoppable - - Here are the Week 5 grades for every NFL team that played on Sunday, Bears get a B-.

Infante: Bears start quarterback hunt by scouting top prospect - Cover32 - The Chicago Bears have a major long-term question mark at quarterback. GM Ryan Pace appears to be looking for Jay Cutler's replacement in the draft.

Hub Arkush: Chicago Bears impossible to figure out after finding way to lose to Colts - Pro Football Weekly - Bears squander a lot of promising developments with frustrating losss

Performance Metrics: Week 5 - - takes a look at key performers, stats and game notes from the Bears' 29-23 loss to the Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Perez: John Fox offers little on QB controversy after Bears’ Week 5 loss to Colts - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears are in the eye of a quarterback controversy storm following Brian Hoyer's third-straight respectable start under center in the team's Week 5 loss to the Colts.


Mayer: 3 things that stood out in loss - - Senior writer Larry Mayer identifies three things that stood out to him in the Bears' 29-23 loss to the Colts Sunday in Indianapolis.

Smith: Ref threw flag in Detroit, not knowing which team was on offense - ProFootballTalkEagles coach Doug Pederson says the officials botched the call on his team's crucial fumble in Sunday's loss to the Lions. But that wasn't the only play that brought scrutiny on the officials in Detroit.

Snap Judgments, Week 5: Houston Texans looking like impostors - - Hoyer gives Bears offense big boost in loss & other musings, observations and the occasional insight as a road-win heavy Week 5 unfolds in the NFL.


Jags of the Round Table - - J.P. Shadrick, Brian Sexton and John Oehser cover story lines around the Jaguars heading into the bye week.

Wilson: Jerrell Freeman says '12 (Luck) is going to always have a chance' - Indianapolis Star - When Chicago Bears inside linebacker Jerrell Freeman studied the tape on the Indianapolis Colts, he saw pretty much what he expected from his former team: Dangerous potential from T.Y.


Odeniran: Does Marc Trestman’s firing lead to better things for Baltimore Ravens’ offense? - Baltimore Beatdown - The Baltimore Ravens have obviously struggled on offense five games into the 2016 season which led to offensive coordinator Marc Trestman being fired this morning. The Ravens currently rank 23rd in...

Finley: Former Bears head coach Marc Trestman fired by Ravens - Chicago Sun-Times - Former Bears head coach Marc Trestman was fired as offensive coordinator of the Ravens on Monday morning, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Odeniran: Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh speaks on Marc Trestman’s departure - Baltimore Beatdown - Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh spoke to the media earlier after it has been announced this morning that the team has relieved offensive coordinator Marc Trestman of his duties.


Schweickert: Bears Vs. Colts Notes, Scribbles, and Things Jotted Down - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears' offense moved the ball but stalled out when it counted. We're going over our notes and thoughts from yesterday's loss.

Wiltfong: Snap counts, stats and more, Chicago Bears’ Jekyll and Hyde defense is bad again - Windy City Gridiron - We'll take a deeper look at the statistics, both individual and team, and also run down the playing time breakdown for the Chicago Bears in their heartbreaking loss to the Indianapolis Colts.


Roman F: Top 10 Lies Bears Fans Tell Themselves - Windy City Gridiron - I’ve suffered as a Bears fan as long as most any of you, being in my early 40s. I want Ryan Pace and the players he selects to succeed as much as any of you. I’m just miffed at how much gets made...

Nomad30: An Explanation For Why Ryan Pace Hasn't Picked A First-Round QB - Windy City Gridiron - Disclaimer: I take no sides in the "Cutler vs Hoyer" argument. I want my team to win and I know both QBs do some things well and some things poorly. This is about why we haven't done what, say,...

Hesh13485: If it looks like a duck… - Windy City Gridiron - Does anybody out there really get the feeling that Brian Hoyer is the type of player capable of being a starting QB in the NFL? I certainly don’t, and nobody I’ve talked to does…but there must be...

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