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Arrr! Thee Bear's Den, Monday, September 19, 2016

Shiver me timbers! Welcome to Thee Bear's Den, it's game day as yer Chicago Bears prepare to play thee Philadelphia Eagles tonight on Talk like a Pirate day.

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Emma: Bears’ Front 7 Key Against Eagles, Rookie Carson Wentz - CBS Chicago - Confidence isn't lackin' fer th' Bears' revamped front seven. Each day, these players see each other perform, I'll warrant ye. It's Akiem Hicks, Eddie Goldman, Willie Young, Leonard Floyd, Danny Trevathan, Jerrell Freeman and more. There's talent at linebacker and on th' defensive line, nary one a scurvey dog. They be knowin' what they're capable o'.

Fishbain: Who has the edge? Chicago Bears vs. Philadelphia Eagles - Pro Football Weekly - Th' Bears would have liked t' do a better job controllin' th' time o' possession with th' ground game against Houston, but th' game didn't go that way. When they got Jeremy Langford in space on some stretch runnin' plays, they started t' have success, but then th' offense would stall, savvy? Ka'Deem Carey got only one carry and Jordan Howard didn't play, while Langford averaged 3.4 yards a pop.

Cox: Kyle Fuller only player on Bears injury report for second-straight day - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller was th' only player on th' crew's injury report as he continues ta coddle his knee injury.

Mayer & Kaberon: Players to watch versus Eagles - - Larry Mayer 'n Eli Kaberon o' discuss th' Bears players they'll be spyn' on both sides o' th' ball in Monday night's home port opener against th' Philadelphia Eagles.

Perez: Chicago Bears vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 6 things to know about their Week 2 game - Bears Wire - Th' Chicago Bears are searchin' fer thar first win o' th' season aft sufferin' a 23-14 loss t' th' Houston Texans on th' road in Week 1. Th' Bears return t' Soldier Field this week 'n welcome th' Philadelphia Eagles t' town on Monday Night Football. Thar’s no denyin' it. Th' Bears simply cannot fall t' 0-2. Since 1990, only 12 percent o' teams that lost thar first two games qualified fer th' playoffs, so th' outlook would be grim, matey, fer a crew that fans hoped would be a competitive squad deep into th' last quarter o' th' season.

Boden: How will Carson Wentz handle Vic Fangio's 'tricks' against Bears - CSN Chicago - Since Bears cornerback Deiondre Hall' had played fellow Eagles rookie quarterback Carson Wentz twice in college when Northern Iowa would match up against North Dakota State, I asked Vic Fangio this week whether or nah he would tap into a rookie's experience when it comes t' game-plannin' fer th' No. 2 o'erall pick Monday night. Th' scallywag who's in his 17th season as an NFL defensive coordinator 'n 30th as an assistant coach had a quick answer. "Not."

Mullen: Bears have two-phase plan to upgrade Kevin White, pass offense - CSN Chicago - Th' Bears 'ave options fer maximizin' wha' they get out o' Kevin White, 'n they involve more snaps fer veteran wide receiver Eddie Royal.

Perez: Eagles’ Zach Ertz, Leodis McKelvin to miss Week 2 game vs. Chicago Bears - Bears WireZach Ertz and Leodis McKelvin will miss their tide for th' Eagles-Bears Week 2 game.

Cox: Alshon Jeffery can take advantage of Eagles cornerback Nolan Carroll deep - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery can loot & plunder o' Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Nolan Carroll on deep throws 'n jump balls.

Jahns: Connor Barth up for Soldier Field's challenges - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears kicker Connor Barth be replacin' fan fav'rit Robbie Gould, savvy?

Wiederer: Can Bears rookie Leonard Floyd take the next step? - Chicago Tribune - Bears outside linebacker Leonard Floyd had five tackles, a half-sack 'n a quarterback pressure in his NFL debut. Th' rookie's progress has been gradual.

Campbell & Wiederer: Bears vs. Eagles, how the Bears can win Monday night - Chicago Tribune- Bears 'ave t' get thar runnin' attack goin' against th' Eagles 'n thar defense has t' raid & pillage rookie quarterback Carson Wentz.

Haugh: Prime-time chance to gain credibility for Bears in game they ... must win - Chicago Tribune - If the Bears cannot beat Eagles rookie quarterback Carson Wentz startin' his second game, they be walking the plank and a'meetin' Davey Jones.

Hub Arkush: Chicago Bears can attack Philadelphia Eagles through the air, but need to get after Wentz - Pro Football Weekly - Eagles, fellaboys, they be nah as good as th' Texans, savvy? Thar O-line will be a challenge fer th' Bears, though, mates.

Fishbain: Cutler, offense aware of Eagles' strength in middle of defense - Pro Football Weekly - Veteran safeties will look t' make plays on Bears quarterback

Perez: Biggest storylines in Bears vs. Eagles Week 2 Monday Night Football matchup - Bears Wire - Th' top sea stories surroundin' th' Chicago Bears 'n Philadelphia Eagles in thar Week 2 Monday Night Football matchup.

Mullen: Bears need early "turnaround" vs. Eagles - CSN Chicago - No game be insignificant in a sport where th' season consists o' only 16 o' them, but some games lead to treasure and some to Davey Jones.

WIederer: For Josh Sitton, chaos turning into comfort with Bears - Chicago Tribune - In two weeks since his hasty and unexpected parting with the Packers, All-Pro guard Josh Sitton is settling in nicely with the Bears.

Bears out to change 'miserable home record' — a 1-10 streak - Chicago Sun-Times - Th' Bears say thar’s no dark cloud o'er Soldier Field. Lose Monday night, though, 'n they might wants t' look skyward, scratch a backstay and whistle for a breeze to give them searoom for they be within a biscuit toss of a lee shore.

Time for Bears defense to step up vs. Eagles, Carson Wentz - Chicago Sun-Times - Th' Bears say thar’s no dark cloud o'er Soldier Field. Lose Monday night, though, 'n they might wants t' look skyward.

Video: Urlacher on young guys with veteran linebackers - CSN ChicagoBrian Urlacher parlays about th' Bears' growin' pains at th' linebacker position, 'n th' combination o' young scallywags wit' veterans.


International Talk Like A Pirate Day – Sept. 19, every year since 2002 - Monday is the day – International Talk Like a Pirate Day! A day to swagger and growl, a day to let your inner buccaneer out to play. As our friend Tom Smith wrote in his classic song, "Talk Like a Pirate Day," it’s "That time in September when sea dogs remember that grown ups still know how to play."


What the Eagles are saying - Eagles - Sea stories from th' East.

Morrissey: Carson Wentz offers what Jay Cutler can't anymore, possibility - Chicago Sun-Times - It be Morrisseey. It be listed under Survey Dogs. Savvy?


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