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The Bear's Den: November 30, 2016

Goodbye, November, and good riddance! Don't let the door hit you in the butt on the way out!

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Podcast: Can the Chicago Bears get a win over the 1-10 San Francisco 49ers? - Pro Football Weekly - We weren't going to drop the ball on our listeners and skip a week just because the Bears are 2-9! On this week's episode, we recap Sunday's loss to the Titans (3:48) and come up with some ways to avoid drops in the future. There's only one team in t

Mayer: Bears add Braverman to active roster - - After spending the first 12 weeks of the season on the Bears practice squad, rookie receiver Daniel Braverman on Tuesday was promoted to the 53-man roster.

Perez: 2017 Mock Draft sends Mitch Trubisky to the Chicago Bears - Bears Wire - CBS Sports sent UNC QB Mitch Trubisky to the Chicago Bears in the first round of their 2017 NFL mock draft

Wiederer & Campbell: After first NFL start, how much promise does Bears QB Matt Barkley have? - Chicago Tribune -  Say this for Matt Barkley's first NFL start: it was certainly eventful. The Bears quarterback threw two costly interceptions inside the red zone and watched as his team fell behind the Titans by 20 points after three quarters on Sunday. Then, with a productive fourth quarter, Barkley led the Bears to the brink of an improbable upset, firing touchdown passes to Marquess Wilson and Deonte Thompson and later leading the offense on a potential game-winning drive.

Potash: Loser could be the winner in Bears-49ers tilt - Chicago Sun-Times - A dreadful Bears season has come down to this: the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 draft could be on the line against

Rosenbloom: What is Adrian Amos doing playing safety for the Bears? - Chicago Tribune - If Adrian Amos is the best that the Bears general manager and coach can do at safety, then they need a new GM and coach.

Finley's Bears mailbag: On best draft pick, poor attendance & a Pats trade - Chicago Sun-Times - The Sun-Times’ experts can answer your Bears questions all week on Twitter. Here’s a sampling of Tuesday’s queries sent to @patrickfinley:

Biggs: Bears film session: Offensive line gives Matt Barkley a chance - Chicago Tribune - Photo Gallery. A lot of quarterbacks will flinch in the face of pressure when making their first start. That wasn't the case with the Bears' Matt Barkley in Sunday's 27-21 loss to the Titans at Soldier Field. And the reality is the fourth-year veteran didn't face the kind of pressure you would expect when a quarterback attempts 54 passes, third most in Bears history.

Emma: John Fox Claims Progress For Bears That’s Hard To See - CBS Chicago - Losing will bring the Bears to re-evaluate whether they have the right head coach.

Wiederer: After miserable November, Bears face scary question - Is anything in place? - Chicago Tribune - Of course that's how things had to end Sunday at Soldier Field — with a well-thrown potential game-winning touchdown pass hitting Bears receiver Josh Bellamy in the numbers and then ricocheting away.

Boden: Bears In-Foe: Kaep'n comeback - CSN Chicago - The biggest weapon that should concern the Bears from a repeat of last December's home loss to San Francisco is a guy who didn't even play in that game.

Mullin: Bears find nuggets and some fool’s gold? amid struggles - CSN Chicago - Despite winning only two games in 11 tries this season, have the Bears found any nuggets amid their 2016 struggles?

Moreano: Dropped Passes Create Opportunity for Daniel Braverman - Da Bears Brothers - The much-anticipated debut of Daniel Braverman is right around the corner.


Florio: Hue Jackson suggests he received assurance when hired that he won’t be one and done - ProFootballTalk - What makes Browns coach Hue Jackson so sure he won't be fired after one season even if the team doesn't win a single game? In explaining the situation on Tuesday, Jackson suggested that he received an assurance during the hiring process that he won't be fired after only one year.

ShiningExample: Bandwagon time, let's pick another team to follow this season! - Niners Nation - Time to find a bandwagon to close out the season! To make the end of the season more interesting, I have decided to find another team to root for. This is only a temporary...

Dooley: Joey Bosa, not Dak Prescott or Ezekiel Elliott, has been NFL’s best rookie - The Washington Post - After a delayed debut, the former Ohio State star has been tormenting quarterbacks.

Links: NFL Progressing Towards D-League - Pro Football Rumors - NFL Europe closed up shop in 2007, leaving the NFL without an official developmental league. Nearly a decade later, we could be on the cusp of a new D-League being established. Troy Vincent, the NFL’s head of football operations, will make recommendations for a developmental league or in-season academy in early 2017


Fucillo: 49ers injured reserve is plenty stocked - Niners Nation - The 49ers defense in particular has taken some hits from injuries. I don’t know if a fully unit would have been much better, but it is interesting to consider the hypotheticals.

Fucillo: Colin Kaepernick offered reasons for his increased rushing productivity - Niners Nation - The 49ers quarterback is on pace for career highs in running the ball. He explained some of the reasons for that.


Wiltfong: Ten Thoughts on the NFL - Windy City Gridiron - Check out my latest Ten Thoughts on the National Football League and make sure you play along by adding a few thoughts of your own in our comment section.

Zeglinski's Bearish and Bullish, Week 12: Chicago Bears vs. Tennessee Titans - Windy City Gridiron - A day plagued by drops and defensive miscues, hampered a late push by Matt Barkley in the Week 12 stock report.

Wiltfong: What can the Chicago Bears expect from Daniel Braverman and Daniel Brown in the coming weeks - Windy City Gridiron - In Lester's latest edition of his T Formation Conversation Podcast, he takes a look at the Chicago Bears' ILB options, tight end Daniel Brown and wide out Daniel Braverman.


PowerTool: 2017 Draft QB Prospect Preview - Windy City Gridiron
This is a compiled list of some expected quarterback prospects to be available in next year's draft. This is an opinion post in that, it features subjective impressions of gameplay based solely on...

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