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The Bear's Den: October 13, 2016

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Jacksonville week is in full swing here at Windy City Gridiron, as the Bears prepare for what (on paper) is a winnable game... of course, the Jaguars think it's a winnable game for them as well...

It's a Carey carry against the Jaguars!
It's a Carey carry against the Jaguars!
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

The Lance Briggs Show: Episode 5 - CSN Chicago - Here's the fifth episode of The Lance Briggs Show. Ken's Note: It's about 22 minutes long, it's pretty good, give it a watch.

McGuire: Report, Jay Cutler wouldn't mind moving on from the Bears - TheComeback.comJay Cutler's time with the Chicago Bears may be coming to a close - the embattled quarterback is apparently open to moving on from the team.

Fishbain: Jaguars bring challenge for secondary with WR Allen Robinson - Pro Football Weekly - Bears had three corners among nine who sat out Wednesday's practice

Bears Talk: Waddle on young offense - ChicagoBears.com - Jeff Joniak and Tom Thayer are joined by former Bears wide receiver Tom Waddle on the Week 6 edition of "Bears Talk" to discuss the emergence of Jordan Howard and Cameron Meredith and the match-up with with the Jaguars.

Cox: Mitch Unrein not getting the job done at defensive end - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears defensive end Mitch Unrein has struggled as the starter and the film shows that the Bears have better options up front.

Game Preview: Bears-Jaguars - ChicagoBears.com - Larry Mayer and Tom Thayer preview the Bears' upcoming match-up with Blake Bortles and the Jacksonville Jaguars at Soldier Field.

Perez: 2017 NFL Draft, If the season ended today, where would the Bears pick? - Bears Wire - A look at where the Chicago Bears would pick in the 2017 NFL draft if the season ended today

Video: Hoyer talks Meredith, Jaguars defense - ChicagoBears.com - Quarterback Brian Hoyer speaks with the media after Wednesday's practice at Halas Hall.

Jahns: Brian Hoyer in line for another start in place of Jay Cutler - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears Notebook: Jay Cutler was one of nine players who didn't practice on Wednesday.

Finley: Bears K Connor Barth, 'I should be doing a lot better' - Chicago Sun-Times - Every night in bed, Connor Barth imagines a football field.

Emma: Even When He’s Healthy, Jay Cutler Looks Unlikely To Return As Bears’ Starter " CBS Chicago - What comes of an apparent Bears quarterback controversy remains to be seen, because before Chicago can commit to either Jay Cutler or Brian Hoyer for this season, Cutler has to return from his thumb sprain.

Photos: Top 10 Rookie yardage performances - ChicagoBears.comJordan Howard's standout performance recently places him in some prestigious company among Bears rookies for yards from scrimmage in a game.

Perez: Chicago Bears add a quarterback in latest 2 round NFL mock draft - Bears Wire - With the Jay Cutler era in Chicago likely coming to an end, the Bears select an accurate passer in this two round NFL Mock Draft

Mayer: Bears begin prepping to host Jaguars - ChicagoBears.com - Three days after losing to the Colts 29-23 in Indianapolis, the Bears return to the practice field Wednesday to begin preparing for Sunday's home game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Cox: 3 of team’s top cornerbacks miss practice - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears were without Tracy Porter, Bryce Callahan and Deiondre Hall at Wednesday's practice, leaving the team thin at cornerback.

Mullen: Bears offense piling up yards but seems to have lost its compass - CSN Chicago - The game-changing mistakes of the Bears offense in the loss to the Colts deserved their prominent focus. But something else is not making sense.

Campgell & Wiederer: Is Bears' offense playing well enough to keep Brian Hoyer at quarterback? - Chicago Tribune - The Bears' quarterback situation has mushroomed into a major storyline, a foothold for those searching for intrigue in a 1-4 team.

Biggs Bears Q&A: What's future for Jay Cutler, Robbie Gould — and the Bears? - Chicago Tribune - The Tribune's Brad Biggs answers your Bears questions every week.

Day: 5 questions with the enemy, "The bottom line is the Bears are still rebuilding" - Big Cat Country - Thanks to Windy City Gridiron for taking the time to answer a few of our questions about the upcoming Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Chicago Bears game. 1. First things first... I didn't think the Bears...

Weaver: Martellus Bennett gets petty on the Bears - Cover32 - The NFL is a business but one gets the impression that the beef is personal between Martellus Bennett and the Chicago Bears.

Perez: Jordan Howard’s 57-yard run was a perfectly executed play - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears rookie running back Jordan Howard's 57-yard run was a perfect example of an offensive line and running back working together

Finley: Martellus Bennett rips Bears, QB Jay Cutler to ESPN - Chicago Sun-Times - Former Bears tight end Martellus Bennett said Jay Cutler is not a leader, and called his former teammates the reason the Bears didn't win more

Finley: Bears' reaction to Martellus Bennett's taunts, 'grain of salt' - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears coach John Fox said he doesn’t pay the comments "any mind."

Campbell: Why the Bears remain confident in kicker Connor Barth - Chicago Tribune - Connor Barth has missed a field-goal try in three of the last four games. Misfires from 31 yards, 50 and 49 yards leave him 5 of 8 through five games. Ken's Note: The Bears may be confident in Connor Barth, but I for one am NOT. What I'd like to see at Soldier Field is everybody who owns a Gould jersey wearing it in the stadium.

Biggs: Bears need to get the ball to Alshon Jeffery - Chicago Tribune - It takes some daring to maximize the talents of a player like Alshon Jeffery. It's time to look his way more.

Jahns: Bears' future moves at QB will say plenty about John Fox's goals - Chicago Sun-Times - Adam L. Jahns: Blake Bortles’ struggles should serve as a warning for those yearning for the Bears to draft a quarterback.

Krinch: Martellus Bennett says Bears had a bunch of b*****s, Jay Cutler isn't a leader - CSN Chicago - In an interview for ESPN, New England Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett laid into Jay Cutler and the Bears.

Mullin: First career sack was a chore for Bears rookie Jonathan Bullard - CSN Chicago - It was a "welcome to the NFL, rookie" moment for Jonathan Bullard when he thought he had Andrew Luck sacked, only to require some assistance.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Smith: Andrew Luck on sacks, Blame me for holding the ball too long - ProFootballTalk - Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has been sacked an NFL-high 20 times this season, but he's not blaming his offensive line. Luck said today that he thinks he deserves a lot of the blame for all those sacks, saying he can get rid of the ball more quickly to avoid the pass rush.

Colangelo: In attempt to recover ratings, the NFL goes wrong direction banning GIFs, video - The Fields of Green - The NFL is the old man screaming at clouds, pulling back on digital media and fining teams that provide access.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Day: 5 questions with the enemy, "The bottom line is the Bears are still rebuilding" - Big Cat Country - Thanks to Windy City Gridiron for taking the time to answer a few of our questions about the upcoming Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Chicago Bears game. 1. First things first... I didn't think the Bears...

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Zeglinski's NFC North Review: Week 5 - Windy City Gridiron - There’s something amiss in Green Bay, the Vikings just can’t help themselves, and the Lions slow the Wentz-yl-vania train.

Mitchell: WCG Power Ratings, Week 5, Denver crashes, so it's Skol Time! - Windy City Gridiron - A couple of big upsets (Detroit-Philadelphia anyone?) and a couple of head shakers lead to some movement in this week's power rankings.

Silverstein: They were who we thought they were - Windy City Gridiron - In the end, we will remember only two games from 2006. One is the Super Bowl. The other is the Comeback. As part of his ongoing series on the 2006 Bears, Jack M Silverstein looks back at the...

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears Roster Update - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears made another roster move yesterday, also we go over the 10 man practice squad as well as the 3 players on the reserved lists.

Sunderbruch: Fact or Fiction, Bear Injuries - Windy City Gridiron - Are the Bears suffering worse problems with injuries than other teams, or does it only seem that way to Chicago fans? All teams face injury, and good teams plan for injury. They plan for players being hurt, and they have a backup plan in place. Witness the Dallas Cowboys leading the NFC East despite the loss of their starting quarterback. However, it is fair to say that some teams have been hit worse by the injury bug than others.

FANPOSTS

Johnson: Sack to the Future, What's in Store for Jay Cutler? - Windy City Gridiron
After eight less than impressive seasons Jay Cutler's time in Chicago may be coming to an end. Thanks to some amazing advances in technology I’ve been able to travel forward in time to see how he...

Dylan_Pierce: Contrary to Popular Belief, Cutty is the Answer. - Windy City Gridiron
If Brian Hoyer is the Bears QB answer, than we are doomed. Or are we? Yes, just kidding, we would be completely doomed. "But Dylan, he helped put up 500+ yards of offense Sunday in Indy..?" And yet...

FanPosts - Recent - Windy City Gridiron - Here's a link to our FanPost section, where YOU have the opportunity to contribute to Windy City Gridiron. Take a few minutes and write a post about what you are thinking about regarding the Chicago Bears, and there'a chance it will be linked right here in the Den.

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