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The Bear's Den Weekend Open Thread, October 22-23

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Here's your new weekend open thread plus a few links and and some minor roster news. As always, open thread responsibly!

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Welcome to your new Weekend Den Open Thread.

We have changed up the format of the Weekend Den to give you good people a place to come and leave comments, links, love-notes to the Packers and whatever else you want to say (as long as you stay within the community guidelines).

The seat belt light is off, feel free to get up and wander around the cabin!

Ken's Note: I put a picture of Matt Suhey on this one because he's my wife's all-time favorite Bear.

Additionally, I got done early with my Friday Night Lights job so I threw together a few links for you. This is a one-time deal because we had a Thursday Night Game. In the future, it will probably just be a "weekend open thread" from here on out.

First, let's start with a bit of minor roster news:

BEARSSSSSS

Performance Metrics: Week 7 - ChicagoBears.com - ChicagoBears.com takes a look at key performers, stats and game notes from the Bears' 26-10 loss to the Packers at Lambeau Field.

Kwiecinski: John Fox talks quarterback, Kyle Long after Bears’ Week 7 loss - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears coach John Fox address Kyle Long's injury and the team's quarterback position after the team's Week 7 loss to the Packers. Ken's Note: Turn your SOUND DOWN before clicking, USA TODAY/BEARS WIRE has introduced craptastic loud autoplay videos.

Mullin: Bears Grades, Quarterback woes take offense to new low in loss to Packers - CSN Chicago - The Bears offense showed none of the efficiency exhibited in the last four games under Brian Hoyer, who left Thursday's loss to Green Bay with a broken arm.

Perez: Alshon Jeffery’s frustrating season continues - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery is underperforming on the team's franchise player tag, raising questions about his long-term value. Ken's Note: Turn your SOUND DOWN before clicking, USA TODAY/BEARS WIRE has introduced craptastic loud autoplay videos.

Wiederer: Can Bears get Jay Cutler back for Week 8 clash with Vikings? - Chicago Tribune - If Jay Cutler can't go against the Vikings, the Bears will be forced to troll for a backup to third-stringer Matt Barkley, their only healthy quarterback.

Mullin: Bears Grades, Defense wears down under assault from Aaron Rodgers and Packers - CSN Chicago - After holding the Packers in check during the first half, Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay offense shredded the Bears defense.

Perez: Jerrell Freeman is still Bears’ best defensive player per Pro Football Focus - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears defender Jerrell Freeman was graded as the top defender on the team in their Week 7 loss to the Green Bay Packers

DeWitt: Week 7 Postgame Show Chicago Bears Leave Lambeau With a Loss and Without a [Healthy] Quarterback - Da Bears Brothers - What are the Chicago Bears going to do? As much fun as it has been debating which quarterback the Bears should start, that time has passed and a new...

Wiederer: Bears right guard Kyle Long says arm injury is significant - Chicago Tribune - Chicago Bears guard Kyle Long had a blunt description for the injury that chased him from Thursday night’s 26-10 loss to the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.

Mullin: For Bears QB Jay Cutler, an unwanted second chance – audition? – presents itself - CSN Chicago - After Brian Hoyer broke his left arm Thursday night, Jay Cutler will get another crack as the starting quarterback for the Chicago Bears.

Lincicome: Bears' vacancy at quarterback has been going on for decades - Chicago Tribune - Jay Cutler will never be a great quarterback. And that puts him in a great tradition of Bears quarterbacks.

Biggs: 10 thoughts on the Bears' 26-10 loss to the Packers - Chicago Tribune - 10 thoughts after the Packers moved within one game of evening the all-time series with the Bears following a 26-10 victory Thursday night at Lambeau Field.

Mayer: 3 things that stood out in loss - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer identifies three things that stood out in the Bears' 26-10 loss to the Packers Thursday night at Lambeau Field.

Perez: Jerrell Freeman is still Bears’ best defensive player per Pro Football Focus - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears defender Jerrell Freeman was graded as the top defender on the team in their Week 7 loss to the Green Bay Packers

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Schweickert: Notes, Scribbles, and Things Jotted Down - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears kept it close through the half but the floodgates opened in the fourth quarter. Oh, and Matt Barkley made his Bears' debut. We're going over our notes from last night's loss.

Mitchell: We may stink, but we proved the Packers aren't very good - Windy City Gridiron - This morning encounter around the coffee pot with a cheesehead showed that Packers fans know their team is in a downward spiral.

Householder: Bears-Packers observations - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears hung tough with the rival Green Bay Packers for two and a half quarters. With as bad as this season is going, that is actually a pretty good compliment for this team.

Wiltfong's snap counts, stats and more: Bears’ defense runs out of gas in the 2nd half - 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 latest loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Wiltfong: It’s not all bad is it? - Windy City Gridiron - In the latest edition of Lester's podcast, he tries really hard to find some Chicago Bears' positives after the 26-10 loss to the Green Bay Packers. If there's no hope for the future, then what's the point of being a fan?

FANPOSTS

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.

THE RULES

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