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The Bear's Den EXTRA EDITION: August 12, 2016

Your Double-Dipping Den Of The Day brings you a ton of news and links about our "less than entirely successful" preseason opener against Denver.

Kevin White in action
Kevin White in action
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Ken's Note: Jack Silverstein published an outstanding article about Devin Hester's amazing 2006 rookie year, and with all the preseason game action you may have overlooked it. Trust me, it's worth a read, so if you haven't checked it out, click on the link here or hit it from the front page and give it a look. Really great stuff!

Silverstein:  salute to Devin Hester's magical rookie year - Windy City Gridiron - Today's look back on the 2006 Bears takes us to the rookie year of Devin Hester, who in 2006 set an NFL record for return touchdowns in a season while setting the foundation for his Hall of Fame career.



Dickerson: Bears draft class trending up with Cody Whitehair, Jonathan Bullard - ESPN - Breaking down the 2016 Chicago Bears draft class and its progress after first preseason game.

Biggs: 10 thoughts on the Bears' 22-0 preseason loss to Broncos - Chicago Tribune - Ten thoughts after the Chicago Bears opened the preseason Thursday night with a clunker, losing 22-0 to the Denver Broncos at Soldier Field.

Fishbain: Leonard Floyd, Deiondre' Hall lead rookies in NFL debut - Pro Football Weekly - Bears draft picks got plenty of playing time in the preseason opener.

Lavaccare: Alshon Jeffery returns, but Chicago Bears' offense disappoints in opener - Pro Football Weekly - Bears first-team offense managed only one first down in loss to Broncos

Hub Arkush: Chicago Bears come up empty against Denver Broncos - Pro Football Weekly - It's only preseason opener, but offensive line needs work.

Perez: Jay Cutler on loss to Broncos: ‘You don’t want to hit the panic button’ - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler said there's no reason to hit the panic button after the team's humiliating preseason loss to the Denver Broncos.

Finley: Bears starting offense brutal in loss, but say nothing's 'ruined' - Chicago Sun-Times - The first offensive play was promising enough: a 12-yard pass right to Alshon Jeffery, participating at full speed for the first time in eight days.

Wiederer: Bears' loss to Broncos shows they have a long way to go - Chicago Tribune - And after the groans of that initial breakdown subsided, the Bears' first-unit offense did nothing to awaken the modest and sleepless crowd at Soldier Field.

Biggs: It clearly will take awhile for Bears offense to take shape - Chicago Tribune - There was nothing positive on the surface to glean from the way the Bears offense sputtered against the Broncos in exhibition opener.

Krinch: Kevin White gets feet wet in Bears' preseason opener - CSN Chicago - Former first-round pick Kevin White made his long-awaited Bears debut in Thursday's preseason loss to the Denver Broncos.

Trevathan 'I know what guys are capable of' - CSN Chicago - Bears LB Danny Trevathan shares his thoughts on the Bears talent after the team was shutout in its first preseason game.

View from the Moon: Bears loss to Denver a bad early statement - CSN Chicago - The Bears had a chance to make a positive statement in their preseason opener and came out very flat in an ugly home loss to the Denver Broncos.

Krinch: Bears get outplayed by Broncos in preseason opener - CSN Chicago - The Bears didn't have a good preseason opener and the Broncos looked like the defending Super Bowl champions in a 22-0 Denver win.

Mullen: Bears "O" scores more for Denver than for Chicago in dismal preseason opener - CSN Chicago - It was not a pretty debut for the 2016 Chicago Bears offense and there are plenty of facts and figures to break it all down.

LeGere: Back to the drawing board for Chicago Bears - Daily Herald - Staying home to watch the Cubs or the Olympics on TV would have been a better alternative than watching the Bears live at Soldier Field in their preseason-opening loss to the Denver Broncos.

Bear Download - Chicago Tribune - Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer talk about 3 main Bears issues: Alshon Jeffery, the outside linebackers and bright spots from training camp.

Campbell: Alshon Jeffery 'feeling good' after playing in Bears' exhibition opener - Chicago TribuneAlshon Jeffery's 12-yard catch on the Bears' first play was the starting offense's brightest moment.

Perez: Four players who stood out for the Chicago Bears despite team’s poor showing versus Broncos - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears were shutout by the Denver Broncos in the team's preseason opener, but four players stood out despite the poor showing.

Jahns: Bears OLB Leonard Floyd ready for more work after first NFL game - Chicago Sun-Times - On the field for the first time in an NFL game, Bears rookie outside linebacker Leonard Floyd needed a few extra seconds to find the right place. He went to his right, then his left before lining up over the Broncos’ right guard and next to nose tackle Eddie Goldman.

Mamola: Chicago Bears Preseason Week 1 Takeaways - NFL Spin Zone - Things didn't quite work out for the Chicago Bears in their first preseason game, as they got shutout by the Denver Broncos 22-0. Debuts by Kevin White and Leonard Floyd were some of the highlights of the game.

Lambert: Dowell Loggains Already Received The Jay Cutler Death Stare - Sports Mockery - After the first offensive play of the preseason opener, a 12-yard strike to Alshon Jeffery, the cameras panned to Cutler who was looking to the sideline for instructions. His reactions to what he was hearing in his helmet microphone didn’t appear positive to say the least.

Potash: Rookie Deiondre Hall makes good first impression - Chicago Sun-Times - Cornerback Tracy Porter, who had participated in all 11 practices at training camp, was a surprise scratch Thursday night.

Schweickert: Bears Vs. Broncos: Notes, Scribbles, and Things Jotted Down - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears got shut out by the Broncos to kick off the preseason; we're going through our notes and other minutiae from last night's opener.

Noble: Two Winners and Two Losers from the Bears loss to the Broncos - Windy City Gridiron - We've got two winners and two losers from the Bears loss to the Broncos on Thursday night.


Lyles: The Ravens and Panthers stopped playing to watch Michael Phelps swim - The Comeback - The Baltimore Ravens and Carolina Panthers players stopped to watch Michael Phelps race on the videoboard during their preseason game.

Rosenbloom: Here’s an idea, Bears: Try football instead of fighting in training camp - Chicago Tribune - In no particular order in their exhibition opener, the Bears first-string offense couldn't pass, couldn't run, couldn't block and couldn’t pick up the blitz. Ken's Note: Future poll idea, keep Rosendoom or expunge him from the Den forever?


Sanchez throws first pick of preseason - ESPN Video - On the Broncos' second possession of the game, Jerrell Freeman picks off a tipped Mark Sanchez pass.

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