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The Bear’s Den: October 14, 2017

Chicago Bears giving imperial storm troopers tryouts at wide receiver. OK, not really... yet... but...

Minnesota Vikings v Chicago Bears
NFL’s new anti-concussion helmets/pads?
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Potash: Will Bears win? As long as Mitch Trubisky gets better, it’s all good - Sun Times - With the Bears just six months removed from eight consecutive years of Jay Cutler at quarterback, Jon Gruden’s opening comments Monday night on the Bears quarterback history said it all: “They’ve had no continuity, no consistency at quarterback in a long time,” Gruden said on Monday Night Football’s broadcast of Mitch Trubisky’s NFL debut against the Vikings. “I hope Mitchell’s the answer.

Wiedman: Four Reasons the Bears Can Beat Ravens - Our Turf Football - Is Rookie Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky ready for the Ravens? Wanda answers this question and a few others in this Week 6 preview.

Bears vs. Ravens: On paper, this is a matchup Bears can win - Chicago Tribune - Bears coach John Fox said they have tried to prepare Mitch Trubisky for his first road test, but "the crowd always does mess with you."

Wiederer: The inside story behind Bears' wild two-point conversion play vs. Vikings - Chicago Tribune - The Bears' two-point conversion play Monday night symbolized the opportunity for the offense to become more creative and versatile with Mitch Trubisky.

Finley's 10 Bears questions: ‘Unique’ Mitch Trubisky, Joe Flacco advice & more - Sun Times - Mitch Trubisky impressed his Bears coaches during Monday’s game — but also after it. They walked into the postgame locker room as he helped veteran guard Josh Sitton take his shoulder pads off. “That kind of humbleness,” offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains said, “He’s a unique kid.”

Campbell: Bears making too many mistakes to overcome, especially with rookie quarterback - Chicago Tribune - Bears' penalties, inattention to detail hindering their chances for success, especially with a rookie quarterback

Campbell: Bears receiver Markus Wheaton to miss Sunday's game with new groin injury - Chicago Tribune - Bears receiver Markus Wheaton will not play Sunday against the Ravens because of a groin injury he suffered during Thursday’s practice, John Fox announced.

Finley: Bears know challenge of taking the Mitch Trubisky Show on the road - Sun Times - The Bears have spent all week trying to prepare Mitch Trubisky for the cacophony of his first road game. “We bring a bunch of people from the city up here,” Kyle Long said, tongue firmly in cheek, “and they just scream at us from the sidelines.”

Biggs: Pernell McPhee's Bears tenure shows why Ravens' development system works so well - Chicago Tribune - Outside linebacker Pernell McPhee's tenure as a Bear after he signed a big free-agent deal shows why Ravens' development system works so well.

Stankevitz: Can Tanner Gentry and/or Tre McBride be a diamond in the rough for the Bears? - NBC Sports Chicago - Tanner Gentry and Tre McBride deserve an opportunity to prove themselves, and with Markus Wheaton injured, it looks like both will get it this weekend.

Mullin: Bears defense still looking for turnovers... and an identity - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears defense hasn't earned a nickname, an identity or many turnovers so far this season.

Finley's Podcast: Three Things the Bears Must Do to Pull an Upset in Baltimore - Bears Sports Radio - Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times breaks down three things the Bears must do to pull an upset Sunday in Baltimore.

4 players to watch: Bears-Ravens - - Larry Mayer and Eli Kaberon of discuss the Bears players they'll be watching on both sides of the ball in Sunday’s road game against the Baltimore Ravens.

PFW Chicago Podcast 087: Bears game preview for Week 6 vs. Baltimore Ravens - Pro Football Weekly - Arthur and Hub discuss the positives and negatives from Mitchell Trubisky's NFL debut and explain what must change to have more success in Baltimore. They take a closer look at Leonard Floyd's role, and ask whether the need at pass rush may be nearly

Hub Arkush: Chicago Bears face another tough test against Ravens in Baltimore - Pro Football Weekly - Ravens' passing defense strong; Bears' running game needs to carry load

Game Preview: How the Chicago Bears Can Beat the Baltimore Ravens - Da Bears Brothers - Listen as Da Bears Brothers go through their weekly in-depth Bears' game preview. This week they explain how Chicago can beat the Ravens in Baltimore.

Alper: Terrance West out for Ravens this weekend – ProFootballTalk - The Ravens signed running back Bobby Rainey on Tuesday to increase their backfield depth with Terrance West dealing with a calf injury and it looks like Rainey could get a chance to help the team against the Bears on Sunday.

Finley: Markus Wheaton latest injured Bears starter; Ravens know their pain - Sun Times - The Bears just couldn’t make it through the week without another starter getting hurt. Three-quarters of the way through Thursday’s practice, receiver Markus Wheaton — nominally, the Bears’ top receiver with Cam Meredith out for the season and Kevin White on injured reserve — suffered a tear in his groin running a route, a league source said. He’ll miss at least he next month.

Jahns: Comfort Zone - Tanner Gentry, Tre McBride here to help Mitch Trubisky - Sun Times - When rookie Mitch Trubisky was putting pressure on the Bears’ starting defense as the scout-team quarterback earlier this season, he did so with help. Of course, he had it. Somebody had to catch his pinpoint throws. And someone had to get open for him when he scrambled.


Western: Vikings rule Sam Bradford and Stefon Diggs out against Packers in week 6 - Acme Packing Company - Minnesota’s offense will be missing a few critical pieces this Sunday.

Detroit Lions' Haloti Ngata out for the season with biceps injury - Detroit Free Press - Haloti Ngata, who had 2 sacks in five games this year, will undergo surgery to repair a biceps injury on Thursday

Film Review: Will the defensive line be okay without Haloti Ngata? - Pride Of Detroit - Don’t make Cornelius Washington mad again, people.


Silverstein: Anytime vs. All Day - the legendary duel of Devin Hester and Adrian Peterson, 10 years later - Windy City Gridiron - WCG historian Jack M Silverstein looks back at the day Hester and Peterson made history together.

Link's Chicago Bears at Baltimore Ravens Preview: What to Watch For - Windy City Gridiron - After a relatively lackluster debut, can Mitchell Trubisky - and more importantly, the rest of the offense - get on track against a weary Ravens team?

WIltfong's Chicago Bears Injury Report: Nick Kwiatkoski and Hroniss Grasu are questionable - Windy City Gridiron - The good news is the Chicago Bears will get inside linebacker Danny Trevathan back from his one game suspension. The bad news is that inside linebacker John Timu is already ruled out for Sunday’s...

Wiltfong: 4 reasons the Bears will beat the Ravens on Sunday - Windy City Gridiron - Book it. It’s happening. The Chicago Bears will beat the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday afternoon. History isn’t on their side, but that just means they’re due. The Bears are 3-2 overall against the...

Berkes: Fantasy Football Week 6 Thread - Windy City Gridiron - Your place for fantasy football discussion


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