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Weekend Bear's Den, September 23-24, 2016

Alshon vs Dallas
Alshon vs Dallas
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Emma: Jay Cutler’s Toughness Shouldn’t Be Questioned - CBS Chicago - Bears tight end Zach Miller feels Cutler is one of the toughest guys he has played with. Despite what the constant narratives suggest, there’s a reason why Jay Cutler has been voted one of the Bears’ captain each season. Respect is earned, in any capacity of life. Cutler certainly has warranted it. He’s seen more Bears teammates than anyone else in that locker room and keeps getting the captain vote. Cutler earned that respect with his toughness.

Joniak: Keys To Bears-Cowboys - CBS Chicago - The Bears (0-2) are on the road to face the Cowboys (1-1) on Sunday night.

Hub Arkush: Chicago Bears' best chance against middling Cowboys is to win in a slugfest - Pro Football Weekly - But Cowboys' NFL-best O-line against Bears depleted defensive front is a big mismatch

Mayer: Bears news week-in-review - - As the Bears prepare to visit the Cowboys Sunday night in Dallas, we take a look back at the stories that made news this week at Halas Hall.

NFL Picks 2016, Week 3, Experts virtually unanimous, Cowboys over Bears - Bears Wire - After starting the 2016 season 0-2, the Chicago Bears are big underdogs against the Dallas Cowboys in NFL Week 3

Podcast: What can the Bears exploit against the Cowboys? - Chicago Sun-Times - In the latest episode of Halas Intrigue, the Chicago Sun-Times' Patrick Finley explains three areas the Bears can try to exploit Sunday night:

Finley: On QB carousel, Cowboys' home record, fumbles - Chicago Sun-Times - If Brian Hoyer wants to be similar to Jay Cutler, he might want to slow his speech. He’ll fit in better in Texas, anyway.

Finley: Jonathan Anderson heads home, helps Bears replace Danny Trevathan - Chicago Sun-TimesChristian Jones can spot a Texan from across the locker room. They’re borderline cocky, but they’re not loud about it.

Podcast: What to expect from Brian Hoyer - CSN Chicago - In the latest Bears Talk Podcast, CSN's Pat Boyle and Jim Miller explain what Brian Hoyer brings to the Bears offense and which matchups could give the Bears trouble against Dallas.

Mullen: The 'other' Bears major personnel switch: Filling in for NT Eddie Goldman - CSN Chicago - As nose tackle Eddie Goldman nurses an ankle injury, the Bears will turn to undersized but versatile inside defender Will Sutton.

Mullen: Jay Cutler, Eddie Goldman doubtful for Bears-Cowboys game; Danny Trevathan out after thumb surgery | CSN Chicago - Jay Cutler and Eddie Goldman are both questionable against the Cowboys. Also, Danny Trevathan is out after undergoing thumb surgery.

LeGere: Bear's Jeffery off to a fast start - Daily Herald - Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery is off to a fast start, as he attempts to show the Bears and any other NFL team that might care to court him next off-season, that he's worth a long-term investment next time around as an unrestricted free agent.

Wiederer: Bears relying on Alshon Jeffery to carry struggling offense - Chicago Tribune - Struggling offense has little else it can do but count on its only proven playmaker in Alshon Jeffery, though he hasn't been enough in two losses.


Rosendoom: How come Bears coaches didn’t see the same Jordan Howard we saw? - Chicago Tribune - Why would you take out Jordan Howard? Because it was supposed to be Jeremy Langford’s series? If so, that’s bad coaching.

Morrissey: The Bears and drafting quarterbacks: a murder mystery - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears can’t find a quarterback through the draft. Apparently, there aren’t any. They must have gone the way of the woolly mammoth. Weird, though, because teams like the Patriots keep finding quarterbacks.

Lincicome: Bears can learn from Cubs blueprint starting with selling the team - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago sports fan never is overburdened with simultaneous delight. Cubs soar, Bears stink. White Sox suffer, Bulls reflect. And so it goes.

Biggs: Bears passed on chances to draft Dak Prescott before Cowboys - Chicago Tribune - The decision to go with Brian Hoyer behind Jay Cutler may have been a miscalculation when the Bears had nine draft picks and didn't take a quarterback.

Florio: Some seats are getting very warm after two weeks - ProFootballTalk - When the 2016 NFL season ends, some coaches will be fired. It's an inevitable reality in a league that will feature for every good team, a bad team. The bad teams want to become good teams, and they often start the process of becoming good teams by hiring new coaches.

Weaver: Chicago Bears, The worst tackles in the NFL? - Cover32 - There are plenty of reasons why the Chicago Bears are 0-2 and appear headed for a disastrous season. One of the biggest is the struggles...

Wiedman: 5 Regrettable Choices of Chicago Bears Team Brass - NFL Spin Zone - The Chicago Bears fans are not happy with the Bears upper brass for the regrettable choice they have made in the past several seasons.


Brooks: Can Raiders' defense, Packers' offense overcome early woes? - - The Raiders are touted as a breakout team, but Khalil Mack's defense has yet to show up. Meanwhile, Aaron Rodgers' Pack attack has been quite underwhelming. Bucky Brooks eyes these issues and more.

Bouda: Vikings "Privately Upset" With Adrian Peterson's Decision To Undergo Surgery? - - is the #1 source the latest NFL Rumors, Trade Rumors and Breaking News from around the NFL.

Florio: Josh McCown has broken collarbone - ProFootballTalk - We may not know much about Browns quarterback Cody Kessler right now, but we'll likely learn a lot about him in the coming weeks. Unless he gets injured. Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Josh McCown has a broken collarbone in his left (non-throwing) arm.

Jackson: Browns kicker injures knee in walkthrough, will be listed as questionable - ProFootballTalk - Browns kicker Patrick Murray injured his knee during a Friday walkthrough practice and will be listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Miami, Browns coach Hue Jackson told reporters Friday. Jackson said he didn't know if the Browns would have to add another kicker to the roster.

Gantt: Jacoby Brissett tore a thumb ligament, may need surgery - ProFootballTalk - The Patriots had wide receiver Julian Edelman as their backup quarterback last night. He might have to start next week. According to Mike Petraglia of WEEI.


BTB Cowboys Podcast: Breaking Down The Cowboys Game With The Bears - Blogging The Boys - In this episode of the BTB podcast, Landon and Joey discuss the intriguing matchups and story lines to watch in Dallas' Week Three contest with the Chicago Bears

Ickes: Cowboys Game Plans, The Chicago Bears Offense - Blogging The Boys - Learn the X's and O's behind some key concepts in the Bears' Offense in our Week Three Advanced Scouting Report.

Smith: Key defensive players on both sides out for Lions-Packers - ProFootballTalk - Neither team's defense is at full strength for Sunday's game in Green Bay. For the Lions, defensive end Ziggy Ansah is out with an ankle sprain. The injury, which is expected to sideline Ansah for multiple games, is a big one for arguably the Lions' best defensive player.



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