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The Bear’s Den: October 19, 2017

Kyle Fuller had a big game last time Chicago played Carolina, will he repeat?

Chicago Bears v Carolina Panthers
Kyle Fuller #23 of the Chicago Bears defends a pass to Kelvin Benjamin #13 of the Carolina Panthers in the end zone during their game at Bank of America Stadium on October 5, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina
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Zeglinski: Rodgers’ injury opens door for rising, fun Bears - The Rock River Times - Who could've thought that after a 1-3 start with an ineffective Mike Glennon, that these circus-like Bears would ever have a shot at the postseason?

Hoge: “The Bears don’t win that game without Mitch Trubisky” - WGN Radio - It’s time for another episode of “Monday Evening Quarterback! Tonight, Justin and WGN Bears Insider Adam Hoge break down the Bears thrilling 27-24 victory over the Baltimore Ravens.

Cox: Bears feel Mitchell Trubisky ‘made a big jump’ from 1st to 2nd start - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains was impressed with the growth of his rookie quarterback over two games.

Arthur Arkush: Chicago Bears beginning to show they'll do 'whatever it takes to win' - Pro Football Weekly - In addition to their battering run game, Bears' Trubisky took 'big jump' Sunday

Stankevitz: Why the Bears' gameplan for Mitchell Trubisky is working well - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears may be asking Mitchell Trubisky to "manage" games, but it's a good way of going about developing a rookie quarterback.

Mullin: Mitch Trubisky's next developmental step is adjusting to NFL defenses - NBC Sports Chicago - The book is beginning to come out on Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky. How he responds to defenses is his next developmental step.

PFW Chicago Podcast 088: Bears look to start a win streak - Pro Football Weekly - Arthur Arkush and Hub Arkush are breaking down the Bears' first road victory since 2015 and explaining how they can make it two in a row this week returning to Soldier Field vs. Carolina. Hub highlights the exceptional play of Kyle Fuller and Akiem H

Mayer: Bears begin preparing to host Panthers - - Three days after their exciting 27-24 overtime win over the Ravens in Baltimore, the Bears return to the practice field Wednesday to begin preparing for Sunday's home game against the Panthers.

Perez: Jordan Howard among NFL’s elite running backs in 2017 - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears are enjoying elite production from RB Jordan Howard so far in 2017

Finley: ‘Gritty and grind-y’ Bears vow to keep up their ground attack - Sun Times - The Bears didn’t win any style points Sunday. But they won the game — and maybe an identity.

Silver: Fred Hoiberg, John Fox next Chicago coaches to be fired - Sun Times - Oddsmakers at My Top Sports Books put Hoiberg as the 5-to-4 favorite among Chicago coaches or managers to be fired first.

Finley: Bears ‘have a lot of faith’ in Adam Shaheen, despite 1 catch this year - Sun Times - Bears offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains was asked Wednesday what rookie tight end Adam Shaheen had to do to get involved in the passing game.

Potash: fter stifling Joe Flacco, Bears D faces a litmus test vs. Cam Newton - Sun Times - The Bears are ranked sixth in the NFL in total defense and eighth in passing yards per attempt.

Jahns: Maturity? Mitch Trubisky shows it through flexibility, good decisions - Sun Times - The Ravens tried to trap rookie Mitch Trubisky through change. As offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains explained Wednesday, the Ravens played Cover 2 - two high safeties over the top - on 41 plays after only showing that look once over the first five weeks. Trubisky was surprised by it.

Campbell & Wiederer Podcast: Bears win a road game - Chicago Tribune - Welcome to the weekly Bear Download podcast with Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer.

Mulligan: John Fox's future with Bears more complicated than it looks on surface - Chicago Tribune - Are wins and losses even part of John Fox's measurement? Or is it all about building up enough hope, regardless of record, to sell the idea of progress?


Finley: NFL to hold 2018 draft at Cowboys’ stadium - Sun Times - The 2018 NFL Draft will take place, for the first time, inside a stadium: AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys.

Sessler: Colts shut down Andrew Luck due to shoulder soreness - - Colts general manager Chris Ballard announced Wednesday that the team's star quarterback won't practice this week due to "soreness" in his surgically repaired shoulder.

Sessler: Cleveland Browns to start DeShone Kizer vs. Titans - - The Browns are flip-flopping quarterbacks once again. Coach Hue Jackson announced Wednesday that rookie DeShone Kizer will return to the lineup Sunday against the Titans in place of Kevin Hogan.

Brend: Takeaways from Bears Victory over Ravens - Cover32 - The Bears played another close game on Sunday, this time they held on by a thread to beat the Baltimore Ravens in overtime.

Dickerson: More good than bad from Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky - ESPN - The numbers might not look overly impressive, but there's a lot to like when dissecting Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky's first two starts in the NFL.


John Fox: Julius Peppers still has pep in step 15 years after draft - Sun Times - John Fox still remembers his Panthers being criticized “by the talking heads” for drafting Julius Peppers over Oregon quarterback Joey Harrington.

Williams: Brett Hundley confident he can keep Packers rolling – ProFootballTalk - Everyone outside the building has given up on the Packers, but Brett Hundley and his teammates haven't. Their goals have stayed the same despite losing Aaron Rodgers. "I've been doing this my whole life," Hundley said, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN.

Alper: Packers look a little healthier at Wednesday’s practice – ProFootballTalk - Over the years, the Packers have been able to count on Aaron Rodgers coming up with ways to cover for players missing due to injury while still winning games. That won't be an option for them this year.

2018 NFL draft will take place at AT&T Stadium, home of the Cowboys - Chicago Tribune - The NFL draft is headed for Dallas. Well, for AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, which the Cowboys call home.

Florio: Ravens’ passing attack sputters under Mornhinweg, Flacco – ProFootballTalk - When the Ravens added Greg Roman to the coaching staff, he was described by some (maybe us; I can't recall) as the team's next future interim offensive coordinator. The future soon could be the present, if coach John Harbaugh decides yet again to make a change.

Orr: Eric Ebron - My play 'hasn't been the best' for Lions - - Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron admitted he's not having the start to the 2017 season he wanted. Said Ebron: My play "hasn’t been the best." The TE, however, is confident he can turn it around.

Western: Re-signing Micah Hyde would have been a wise move for the Packers - Acme Packing Company - Green Bay’s secondary is a mess right now, and if they had brought back a departing free agent in March it would look a great deal better right now.

Packers Walkthroughs: How many games will the Packers win without Rodgers? - Acme Packing Company - APC writers weigh in on the next ten games on the Packers’ schedule.

Reisman: The Lions made a big mistake ignoring their pass rushing problem this offseason - Pride Of Detroit - If you could retroactively make one change to the Lions 2017 offseason, what would it be?


Sunderbruch: Jumping to Conclusions (About Trubisky) - Windy City Gridiron - Let’s begin with the obvious. It is too early to evaluate any of Ryan Pace’s draft classes. It might be fair to look at 2015, but even that could be seen as premature. It is certainly too early to...

Wiltfong: Jordan Howard would not be denied in overtime - Windy City Gridiron - We break down the huge 53 yard run by Jordan Howard in the Chicago Bears 27-24 win in Baltimore.

Silverstein: One Bears offseason change? It’s got to be Glennon - Windy City Gridiron - Jack M Silverstein explains why the Mike Glennon signing - and its season impact - was a mistake.

Wiltfong's Chicago Bears Sackwatch 2017: Week 6 vs Baltimore Ravens - Windy City Gridiron - This may have been the worst day from the Chicago Bears pass protection this season. Not only did they give up four sacks, but the Baltimore Ravens we’re credited with eight total quarterback hits....

Mullin: Mitch Trubisky's next developmental step is adjusting to NFL defenses - NBC Sports Chicago - The book is beginning to come out on Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky. How he responds to defenses is his next developmental step.


Urlurker: Time for a Change Part II - Windy City Gridiron - I still find football players switching from one position to another intriguing and even though I covered this in a post a few years ago I wanted to do it again. To clarify, I’m not talking...

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