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The Bear's Den: September 16, 2016

As your Chicago Bears get ready for our home opener on Monday against Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles, Wentz is being compared by his coach to Brett Favre. One game, against Cleveland, and he's Brett Favre? Ummm... yeah...

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Mullen: Brett Favre vs. Carson Wentz, Eagles coach Doug Pederson sees similarities - CSN ChicagoEagles head coach Doug Pederson sees similarities between Carson Wentz and Brett Favre.


Hub Arkush: Will Bears prioritize developing younger players at risk of losing? - Pro Football Weekly - While football is the ultimate team sport, games are most often won by the team with the most individuals winning their matchups.

Fishbain: Pass rush looking to improve vs. Philadelphia Eagles - Pro Football Weekly - Vic Fangio said Bears' pass rush was 'average' in season opener.

Jahns: Jeremy Langford must do more as Bears' top back - Chicago Sun-TimesJeremy Langford needs to be more productive than his first game in Houston.

Finley: After Week 1 error, Bears' Kevin White 'not worried or panicking' - Chicago Sun-Times - It’s easy to tell Kevin White not to put so much pressure on himself.

Jahns: Bears CB Kyle Fuller (knee) remains limited at practice - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears notebook: Kyle Fuller, Eddie Royal and injured Eagles.

Finley: Bears' Vic Fangio unimpressed with Week 1 pass rush - Chicago Sun-Times - After the Bears recorded two sacks of Brock Osweiler and hurried the Texans quarterback five more times, Vic Fangio was unimpressed.

Bears predictions: Week 2 vs. the Eagles - Chicago Sun-Times - The Sun-Times' experts offer their picks for the Bears' matchup against the Eagles on "Monday Night Football."

Mayer: Bears gearing up to face rookie Wentz - - The Bears are gearing up to face Eagles rookie quarterback Carson Wentz, the No. 2 overall pick in the draft, in Monday night's home opener at Soldier Field.

Bears Twitter Mailbag: Is Kyle Fuller still the starter at CB? - Chicago Sun-Times - The Sun-Times’ experts can answer your Bears questions all week on Twitter. Here’s a sampling of Wednesday’s queries sent to @MarkPotash.

Finley: How worried should the Bears be about Kevin White? - Chicago Sun-Times - In this week's edition of Take 2, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times and Kevin Fishbain of Pro Football Weekly discuss the Bears' Kevin White.

Bears Q&A: Rushing game, offensive line, Jimmy Garoppolo's future and more - Chicago Tribune - The Tribune's Brad Biggs answers readers' Bears questions.

Wiltfong: Jay Hilgenberg and Olin Kreutz nominated for the Pro Football Hall Of Fame - Windy City Gridiron - Two former Chicago Bears centers and a current Bears coach are among the 94 nominees for the Pro Football Hall Of Fame.

Wiltfong: Here's why the Chicago Bears will beat the Philadelphia Eagles - Windy City Gridiron - Check out the latest edition of Lester's podcast, T Formation Conversation, as he gives four reasons he has the Chicago Bears coming out victorious against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Wiltfong (PODCAST): Four Reasons the Bears Will Defeat the Eagles - Bears Sports RadioT Formation Conversation, Lester Wiltfong of Windy City Gridiron gives four reasons why the Chicago Bears will take down the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night.

Silverstein: Cedric Benson - "No year in Chicago was I happy." - Windy City Gridiron - As part of Jack M Silverstein's series on the 2006 Bears, Cedric Benson speaks about his rookie holdout, his struggles getting along with teammates, his disappointing Super Bowl, and the moment he knew his career was changing.

Householder: Game Preview: Bears-Eagles Week 2 - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears welcome in the Eagles for a Monday Night showdown.

Emma: If Bears Hope To Contend, They Need Make Home Field An Advantage - CBS Chicago - The Bears were 1-7 at Soldier Field in 2015.

Dickerson: Bears DC Vic Fangio on Carson Wentz, 'He's pretty damn impressive' - Chicago Bears Blog- ESPN - Eagles rookie QB Carson Wentz has the full attention of the Bears; "we just have to get in his face and throw off his timing," LB Willie Young said.

Mayer: White's comfort level will keep growing - - Bears receiver Kevin White is vowing to learn from the miscue he made in his first NFL game in last Sunday's season opener against the Houston Texans.

Cutler impressive on Monday nights with Bears - CSN ChicagoJay Cutler has impressive stats on Monday nights in his Bears career.

Mullen: Kevin White rookie mistake shouldn’t happen again - CSN Chicago - Bears rookie Kevin White is owning up to a mistake in which he appeared to stop running his route, resulting in a critical turnover.

Campbell: Do Jay Cutler's gestures bother Kevin White? - Chicago Tribune - After Kevin White was responsible for a mix-up with Jay Cutler on an interception, Cutler motioned that White should have kept going toward the sideline.

Weaver: Bears need improvement at tackle vs. Eagles - Cover32 - The Chicago Bears have at least two fifths of their offensive line set. Yesterday we talked about how well Josh Sitton and Kyle Long played...

Joniak’s Journal: Bears’ Kevin White Needs Reps, Targets - CBS Chicago - White wants to be great and wants to reward those who believed in his skill set.

Emma: Bears’ White, Floyd Have Plenty To Prove - CBS Chicago - Ryan Pace's two first-round picks have provided mixed results early in their NFL careers.

Campbell & Wiederer: Bears vs. Carson Wentz - Chicago Tribune - The Tribune's Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer discuss the Bears' defensive expectations against Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz ahead of Monday's game.

Campbell: How Bears offensive line can improve blocking stunts - Chicago Tribune - Let’s take a closer look at two plays. One stunt that helped the Texans sack Jay Cutler and another the Bears blocked well.

Biggs: Time to mix it up: Bears can benefit from more varied play calling - Chicago Tribune - Maybe it's worth a look at the play selection by offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains. The Bears had 32 snaps in shotgun formation and did not hand off once.


Forbes: Bears valued at $2.7 billion, eighth in the NFL; Cowboys tops at $4.2 billion - Chicago Tribune - Forbes' NFL valuations show the Cowboys worth $4.2 billion, easily topping the league for the 10th straight year. The Bears came in eighth at $2.7 billion.

Sam Farmer's Week 2 NFL picks - Chicago Tribune - Lines and over/unders as of Thursday evening.


Rosendoom: If the Bears ever get another lead, I hope they’ve learned to run the ball more - Chicago Tribune - The troubling thing about Dowell Loggains' first game as Bears OC is the running game. Specifically, the lack of it compared to what was expected.


Hermann: Jalen Mills could replace Leodis McKelvin for the Eagles on Monday - Bleeding Green Nation - The seventh-round pick could be seeing much more action at cornerback on MNF.

Potash: From North Dakota State to the NFL, Carson Wentz a cool customer - Chicago Sun-Times - His second game against the Bears - a road game on Monday Night Football - figures to be a step up in degree-of-difficulty.


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