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The Bear's Den: September 27, 2016

The media covering the Chicago Bears has one thing in mind today... dumpster fire... strap in, good people, this one's getting a little bumpy...

Quick, put it out, this might turn into a DUMPSTER FIRE!!!!!
Quick, put it out, this might turn into a DUMPSTER FIRE!!!!!
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Ken's Note: The poll question today is the same one that I asked about 2 months or so ago. I am curious to see if your views have changed. I will show the results in tomorrow's Den.



Arthur Arkush Podcast:  Found some positives, but the Bears pretty much a dumpster fire right now - Insert dumpster fire picture below in the comment section to make AA happy.

Gabriel: Bears Are Lacking Leadership, Heart - CBS Chicago - The Bears underestimated the impact of letting strong leaders go this past offseason.

Pompei: Observations From Bears-Cowboys - CBS Chicago - Where has the Bears' pass rush gone?

Perez: Stock up, Stock Down from Chicago Bears’ Week 3 loss to Cowboys - Bears Wire - A look at whose stock is on the rise and whose is falling after the Chicago Bears Week 3 loss to the Dallas Cowboys

The Bears Try to Stay Positive as the Losing Continues - Bears Sports Radio - The easiest way to listen to all the latest Chicago Bears news and analysis in one place.

Hub Arkush: Chicago Bears may be worst team in NFL after loss to Dallas Cowboys | Pro Football Weekly - Coming off their 31-17 embarrassment at the hands of the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night, there are two very different questions to consider and answer about the 2016 Chicago Bears. Who are these Bears? and Who are they trying to be?

They Said It: Week 3 - - Take a look at what writers around the country are saying about the Bears following the Week 3 loss to the Cowboys.

Mayer: Three things that stood out in loss - - A day later, senior writer Larry Mayer discusses three things that stood out in the Bears' 31-17 loss to the Dallas Cowboys Sunday night at AT&T Stadium.

Short-handed defense just not good enough in loss to Cowboys - Chicago Sun-TimesKen's Note: I erased about 10 snarky comments about this story. The link is presented for completeness, but it's safe to skip.

Telander: It’s time for Bears to think seriously about heir to Cutler - Chicago Sun-Times - So off we go, minus Jay Cutler for a spell. And you have to wonder whether this is a bad thing.

Jahns: Bears' pass-rush problems continue vs. Cowboys - Chicago Sun-Times - Thoughts and observations after watching the film of the Bears’ 31-17 loss against the Cowboys in Week 3.

Nick Quick: "The Bears Have No Sense of Direction." - - Nick gives shares his thoughts on the Bears 31-17 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night, including the Bears poor play calling.

Jahns: Why watch? Bears' woes are going from bad to worse - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears are 0-3. Just like the Browns and Jaguars.

Mayer: Bears defense ground up in loss - - The Bears defense struggled stopping the run Sunday night in Dallas, allowing 199 yards and three touchdowns on 41 carries in a 31-17 loss to the Cowboys.

Finley: Bears coach John Fox on Jay Cutler's starter status - no 'givens' - Chicago Sun-Times - Definitive statements don’t come easy when you’re 0-3.

Wiedman: Jacoby Glenn Delivers Boost to Ailing Defense - NFL Spin Zone - With Kyle Fuller still nursing a knee injury, cornerback Jacoby Glenn is quietly making his mark on the Chicago Bears defense with a much needed boost.

Mullen: View from the Moon: Bears take another wrong step in loss to Cowboys - CSN Chicago - The Bears took a step backward with their 31-17 loss to the Cowboys on Sunday night. Insider John "Moon" Mullin shares his game thoughts.

Wiederer: Brutal start dooms Bears in prime-time loss to Cowboys - Chicago Tribune - The Bears finished September with a 31-17 loss Sunday night at AT&T Stadium, steamrolled for the second time in seven nights in front of a prime-time audience.

DeWitt: For Those Who've Lost Faith, Here are Three Positives from the Bears Loss - Da Bears Brothers - If you are feeling down in the dumps today ... which I'm assuming you probably are ... here are some reasons to hold your head up.

Biggs: 10 thoughts after Bears start the season 0-3 - Chicago Tribune - Ten thoughts after the Chicago Bears fell behind early and were beaten 31-17 by the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night at AT&T Stadium.

DeWitt (Podcast): Week 3 Postgame Show, Jordan Howard & Kevin White Bright Spots in Bears Loss - Da Bears Brothers - Listen as Da Bears Brothers give their insight and analysis on the Bears 31-17 loss to the Dallas Cowboys including their bright spots of the game.

Jahns: Bears can't stop Ezekiel Elliott, Cole Beasley - Chicago Sun-Times - Three quick thoughts about the Bears' 31-17 loss to the Cowboys.

Fishbain: Chicago Bears flail again against a rookie quarterback - Pro Football Weekly - Once again, Bears' 'D' couldn't get off the field, and the offense couldn't stay on it

Eurich: Bears open as underdogs against Lions in Week 4 - 247 Sports - The Chicago Bears open up as underdogs to the Detroit Lions.

Jay Cutler remaining Bears starter not assured when he returns from thumb injury - CSN Chicago - Lovie Smith was clear: "Rex is our quarterback." Phil Emery was clear: Jay Cutler is an "elite" quarterback. John Fox isn’t so clear; when Jay Cutler is cleared to return from his thumb injury, Cutler is not automatically still the Bears starting quarterback.

Prime Photos: Week 3 - - Bears team photographer Bill Smith picks his top photos from Sunday's game against the Cowboys at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

Rozner: Yes, Virginia, Chicago Bears still winless - The Chicago Bears are not the mother of all embarrassments, but they are 0-3.

Brad Biggs, Dan Wiederer video on the Bears' 0-3 start - Chicago Tribune - The Bears suffered a disheartening 31-17 loss to the Cowboys at AT&T Stadium.

Jahns: Kyle Fuller on his knee 'You got to be patient with it' - Chicago Sun-Times - Cornerback Kyle Fuller has missed the Bears' first three games.

Finley: Bears' Willie Young 'We better figure something out, quick' - Chicago Sun-Times - Smiling and swearing that he wasn’t frustrated, Willie Young spoke with urgency after the Bears’ third loss in as many tries Sunday

Finley (Podcast): What Do The Bears Need to Fix? - Bears Sports Radio - Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun Times breaks down the Bears loss to the Cowboys on Sunday night. He talks about what the Bears are struggling with in the early season. You'll hear from linebacker Willie Young and offensive lineman Kyle Long focus on what needs to be done moving forward.

Neveau: Fox Says 'There are No Givens' Cutler Will Return as Starter - NBC 5 Chicago - The Chicago Bears were without Jay Cutler on Sunday night, but even when the quarterback is healthy, he may not necessarily be the starter, according to head coach John Fox.

Prime time not so kind to Chicago Bears - The Bears' patched-together defense struggled to stop Cowboys as they drop to 0-3.

Wiederer: Jeremy Langford leaves with injury, giving Jordan Howard opportunity - Chicago Tribune - Bears rookie Nick Kwiatkoski made his first career start, filling in at inside linebacker for Danny Trevathan, who underwent surgery on his injured thumb.

Biggs: Three games into 2016, it's time for Bears to start planning for 2017 - Chicago Tribune - The Bears limped here with some key injuries on a short week, but that doesn't explain for being manhandled by the Cowboys 31-17 Sunday night at AT&T Stadium.


Morrissey: Anybody know where directionless Bears are going? - Chicago Sun-Times - Coach John Fox and general manager Ryan Pace aren't exactly instilling confidence.

Rosenbloom: Now the Bears can't even show up ready to play - Chicago Tribune - Name a phase of the game the Bears have won this season. Any phase. Any game. Name one. Dare ya.


Smith: NFL kickers’ accuracy is slightly down this year - ProFootballTalk - Last year there was talk that the new extra point rule had gotten into kickers' heads. A year to adjust to the new extra point rule hasn't made kickers any better. Through Sunday's games, NFL kickers are making 93.4 percent of their extra points and 83.2 percent of their field goals.


Reisman: Marvin Jones and Matthew Stafford are putting up elite numbers right now - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions offense is putting up huge numbers through three games.

Ask POD: #WeOwnTheBears Mailbag - Pride Of Detroit - Another wet fart, with plenty of weirdness to the end; the Lions rarely just lose flat out with nothing else to talk about.


Chicago Bears injury update: Jay Cutler, Jeremy Langford "day to day" according to John Fox - Windy City Gridiron - John Fox gave a brief injury update on his team on Monday afternoon.

Schweickert: Bears Vs. Cowboys - Notes, Scribbles, and Things Jotted Down - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears fell to 0-3 and it wasn't as close as the score showed. It was like a preseason game after halftime. We're going over our notes from last night's loss to the Cowboys.

Noble: Three winners and three losers from the Bears vs Cowboys game - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears did a few things well on Sunday night, but not many.

Noble: If the Bears lose next week, John Fox should be considered in the hot seat in Chicago - Windy City Gridiron - If the Bears lose this Sunday versus the Lions, John Fox will officially be in the hot seat.

Wiltfong: Snap counts, stats and more, Chicago Bears fail to play 60 minutes again - Windy City Gridiron - We'll take a deeper look at the statistics, both individual and team, and also run down the playing time breakdown for the Chicago Bears loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

Wiltfong (Podcast): Bears trying to stay positive despite losing - Lester Wiltfong of Windy City Gridiron talks about 31-17 loss to the Cowboys on Sunday night. He tries to find some bright spots and what the Bears can build upon after their 0-3 start.


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