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The Bear's Den: November 15, 2016

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The Bear's Den: November 15, Long gone, Jeffery suspended and Fox under fire. 2016 stinks.

Leonard Floyd, one of the few bright spots last weekend...
Leonard Floyd, one of the few bright spots last weekend...
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Let's start with something FUN, before we get to the Bears news of the day:

KNOW THY ENEMY

Video (MUST WATCH!): Every play that made Aaron Rodgers frustrated in Packers Week 10 loss to Titans - NFL Videos - Watch Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers show his frustration during the Packers' Week 10 blowout loss to the Tennessee Titans.

Schein's Facto Or Fiction: The Packers are done (plus more)? - NFL.com - Will the road to the Super Bowl go through Dallas? Is Green Bay cooked? Are the Chiefs one of three AFC West teams that'll make the playoffs? Adam Schein judges emerging themes across the NFL.

Florio: Aaron Rodgers, Mike McCarthy relationship inching closer to implosion - ProFootballTalk - Regardless of whether it dates back to the decision of the 49ers not to draft Aaron Rodgers when Mike McCarthy served as offensive coordinator there or whether it has popped up in the struggles since last year's 6-0 start or whether at some point the quarterback said something...

BEARRRSSSS

LeGere: NFL suspends Bears receiver Jeffery 4 games for drug violation - Daily Herald - The 2-7 Chicago Bears suffered another blow on Monday when their franchise wide receiver, Alshon Jeffery, was suspended for four games for violating the NFL's policy on performance enhancing drugs. Bears coach John Fox said others will have to step up in Jeffery's absence.

Nick's Quick Column: It's time for change after Bears blow winnable game - Da Bears Brothers - It’s inexcusable that Fox didn’t have his team ready after having 13 days to prepare for the Bucs.

Moreano It's official, the Bears franchise is currently in a state of crisis - Da Bears Brothers - It took a little over 24 hours after the Bears loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the organization to turn into a straight dumpster fire.

Hub Arkush: Chicago Bears' coaches deserve most of the blame for Sunday's embarrassing loss - Pro Football Weekly - Play-calling and readiness are in question for a Bears team that got crushed

Mayer: 3 things that stood out in Week 10 loss - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer identifies three things that stood out in the Bears' deflating 36-10 loss to the Buccaneers Sunday in Tampa.

Hub Arkush: John Fox knows the Chicago Bears are in trouble after loss in Tampa, Jeffery suspension - Pro Football Weekly - Bears coach addressed the media Monday following bad loss to Bucs

Mayer: Jeffery suspended 4 games for PEDs - ChicagoBears.com - Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery has been suspended for four games without pay for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Finley: Teammates defend Bears starting QB Jay Cutler against 'B.S.' - Chicago Sun-Times - Fresh off his worst game in four-and-a-half years, Bears quarterback Jay Cutler won't lose his starting job, coach John Fox said Monday.

Morrissey: Alshon Jeffery's PED suspension and why no one cares (but should) - Chicago Sun-Times - Getting caught these days means you're careless, not a cheater.

Biggs: 10 thoughts on the Bears' 36-10 loss to the Buccaneers - Chicago Tribune - 10 thoughts after the Chicago Bears were blown out 36-10 by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday afternoon at Raymond James Stadium.

Wiederer: Alshon Jeffery suspended 4 games for performance-enhancing drugs violation - Chicago Tribune - Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery has been suspended four games by the NFL for violating its policy on performance-enhancing drugs.

Jahns: Do you believe in John Fox? Bears still in line, for now - Chicago Sun-Times - It’s on Fox to prevent the season from going devastatingly awry. This was a horrendous start to the second half of the season.

PODCAST: After Bears blown out, now what? - Chicago Sun-Times - In the latest episode of Halas Intrigue, the Sun-Times' Patrick Finley sorts through the Bears' demoralizing loss Sunday:

Finley: Kristin Cavallari, Jay Cutler's wife: I'm bullied online daily - Chicago Sun-Times - Designer and author Kristin Cavallari said she deals "with bullying on a daily basis from social media,"

Baffoe: Really, Bears, We’re Not Mad - Just Continually Disappointed - CBS Chicago - The offense looks lost, the defense is just meh and the coaches can't explain anything, game plan or inspire the players.

Emma: His Message Seemingly Lost To His Bears, John Fox Is On Hot Seat - CBS Chicago - The Bears haven't made progress since Fox took over in 2015.

Pompei: Observations From Bears-Bucs - CBS Chicago - The Bears' inconsistent commitment to the running game is illogical.

Bears’ Alshon Jeffery Suspended 4 Games For Violating League’s PED Policy - CBS Chicago - Jeffery's suspension begins immediately.

Mullin & Lewis: Moon reacts to Alshon Jeffery's four-game PED suspension - CSN Chicago - CSN Bears Insider John "Moon" Mullin and Kip Lewis react to Alshon Jeffery's four-game suspension.

Has Jay Cutler lost Bears locker room? - CSN Chicago - A report indicates Jay Cutler has lost the Bears locker room, but is that really the case?

A bad day gets worse for the Bears: Kyle Long reportedly out for season - CSN Chicago - Bears offensive lineman Kyle Long suffered an ankle injury Sunday in Tampa and that injury will reportedly cost him the rest of the season.

Mullin: Bears, Alshon Jeffery feeling ripple effects of the receiver's 4-game PED suspension - CSN Chicago - Alshon Jeffery had become one of the faces of the Bears so his four-game suspension affects more than just his absence on the field.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Jackson: Chiefs sign former Bear Jarvis Jenkins - ProFootballTalk - The Chiefs announced the signing of defensive tackle Jarvis Jenkins on Monday. A six-year veteran, Jenkins played in nine games and started one for the Jets earlier this season. He started 15 games for the Bears last season and had a career-best four sacks.

Bonesteel: NFL gets the strong ratings it's been missing in Seahawks-Patriots, Cowboys-Steelers - Chicago Tribune - Pretty much everyone expected Sunday night's Seahawks-Patriots game to get a good TV rating for NBC. And it did.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Schweickert: Bears Vs. Buccaneers Notes, Scribbles, and Things Jotted Down - Windy City Gridiron - Coming off the bye, the Bears offense had a horrible game and the Bucs pulled away thoughout the game. We're going over our notes and other minutiae from yesterday's game.

Noble: Three winners and three losers from the Bears loss to the Buccaneers - Windy City Gridiron - It was bad for the Bears on Sunday. Not all bad, but mostly.

Wiltfong: Alshon Jeffery suspended 4 games - Windy City Gridiron - The bad news for the Chicago Bears keeps on coming...

Noble: Bears All-Pro offensive lineman lost for the season with ankle injury - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears lost another key member of their football team on Monday.

Wiltfong's snap counts, stats and more: Chicago Bears embarrass themselves 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 egg-laying performance against the Tampa Bay...

Noble: Alshon Jeffery issues statement on suspension, says PED was ingredient in supplement - Windy City Gridiron - A few hours after being suspended, Alshon Jeffery issues a statement.

Noble: Mike Freeman says Jay Cutler has lost locker room and other players embarrassed by him - Windy City Gridiron - Something about this just doesn’t seem right

FANPOSTS

Hanie: Chris Conte is still the reason the Bears lose! - Windy City Gridiron - In November 2014, I revealed the Conte conspiracy that took place in the game against the Packers at the end of the 2013 season. This year, Chris Conte used his diabolical talents (disguised as...

x160630: What is Alshon Jeffery Worth? - Windy City Gridiron - With the current state of the Chicago Bears, and the impending off-season, it’s time to take a look at a piece of the offense that has garnered some recent headlines.

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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