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The Bear’s Den: October 3, 2017

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Dr. Trubisky, paging Dr. Trubisky, you are needed in emergency room one, stat

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Mitchell Trubisky #10 of the Chicago Bears passes against the Cleveland Browns during a preseason game at Soldier Field on August 31
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Thompson: Fan reactions to Mitch Trubisky news range from ecstatic to creepy - Chicago Tribune - You knew if and when word came down that Mitch Trubisky was replacing Mike Glennon, Trubisky backers would come up with some creative ways to celebrate.

Rosenbloom: Are you sitting down? Bears are finally starting Mitch Trubisky - Chicago Tribune - The Bears decided their home game against the Vikings Monday night is the best time to start the Mitch Trubisky era.

Haugh: Bears restore hope by grasping obvious, promoting Mitch Trubisky - Chicago Tribune - Inevitability arrived Monday when the Bears informed players that rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky will replace Mike Glennon in the starting lineup.

Campbell: Mitch Trubisky promoted and Mike Glennon benched - Chicago Tribune - Why the Bears promoted Mitch Trubisky and benched starting quarterback Mike Glennon after four games.

Moreano: Trubisky brightens up work week - Da Bears Brothers - The Bears have named Mitch Trubisky the starting quarterback for week 5's matchup against the Vikings. A new sense of hope is now present in Chicago.

Campbell: Bears coach John Fox on Mitch Trubisky's promotion 'I think he's ready' - Chicago Tribune - The Bears are planning to start their first-round rookie quarterback in their next game, Oct. 9 against the Vikings.

Biggs: Time is now for Mitch Trubisky to elevate struggling Bears offense - Chicago Tribune - Mitch Trubisky will become the first quarterback drafted by the Bears in the first round to start as a rookie since Rex Grossman at the end of the 2003 season.

LeGere: Mitch Trubisky is Chicago Bears' new starting QB - Daily Herald - Rookie Mitch Trubisky, the Bears' quarterback of the future, will replace Mike Glennon in next Monday night's nationally televised game against the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field, the Bears confirmed.

Filey: ‘Well-respected’ Mike Glennon can handle demotion to 2nd string - Sun Times - The Bears praised Mike Glennon’s team-first attitude when they guaranteed him $16.5 million in March. They believe that still — even though he’s not their starting quarterback anymore.

Johns: How Bears offense changes and improves with Mitch Trubisky - Sun Times - Bears offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains didn’t divulge much, but he promised something different if Mitch Trubisky were his starting quarterback.

Johns: Hoge & Jahns Podcast: Highlighting the start of the Mitch Trubisky era - Sun Times - In episode 118 of their podcast, the Chicago Sun-Times’ Adam L. Jahns and WGN Radio’s Adam Hoge break down a big day in Bears history — Mitch Trubisky is the team’s new starting quarterback.

Morrissey: Bears finally see the light, will start Mitch Trubisky - Sun Times - By nature, the Bears are not a reactionary bunch. Everybody else might see the light, but the people at Halas Hall typically don’t, what with the sunglasses and the dark rooms and the “I Refuse to See the Light’’ buttons on their lapels.

Johns: 10 takeaways from the Bears’ decision to start Mitch Trubisky - Sun Times - The Bears made big news with their decision to replace quarterback Mike Glennon with rookie Mitch Trubisky, which became public knowledge on Monday.

Stankevitz: Minnesota's defense might not be 'ideal,' but the time is right for Mitchell Trubisky - NBC Sports Chicago - Minnesota's defense is one of the best in the NFL, but that doesn't change that the time is right for Mitchell Trubisky to start.

Stankevitz: Why recent history isn't on Mitchell Trubisky's side for his debut next week - NBC Sports Chicago - Quarterbacks similar to Mitchell Trubisky haven't won in their first start since 2001, a streak of 10 losses.

Mullin: After nearly winning starting job in preseason, Mitch Trubisky finally getting his chance with Bears - NBC Sports Chicago - Mitch Trubisky very nearly won the Bears' starting QB job in preaseason, but after four games of Mike Glennon, the rookie gets his time now.

Emma: Bears’ Move To Mitchell Trubisky Was A Long Time Coming - CBS Chicago - The switch wasn't made just because Mike Glennon was awful. Mitchell Trubisky impressed at every turn as well.

Emma: As Trubisky’s Time Arrives, Fox’s Fit Comes To Forefront For Bears - CBS Chicago - Is John Fox the right head coach for Mitchell Trubisky? It’s something for the Bears consider as two eras converge.

Boden: Lions give Bears a blueprint vs. Vikings; can Chicago follow it? - Pro Football Weekly - Vikings quarterbacks Sam Bradford and Case Keenum had combined to throw for six touchdowns, zero interceptions, and averaged 358 yards passing in home wins against the Saints and Buccaneers this season. But a not-so-funny thing happened to Minnesota

Boden: Chicago Bears' top pick Mitch Trubisky set to debut vs. Vikings - Pro Football Weekly - Lost possessions, lost games, Bears couldn't afford to lose locker room so it's Trubisky time

Hub Arkush: Glennon's poor play left Bears with no choice but to start Trubisky - Pro Football Weekly - Sometimes I feel like the only guy in Chicago with no dog in this race.

Mayer: Trubisky to start Monday night vs. Vikings - ChicagoBears.com - Rookie first-round draft pick Mitchell Trubisky will replace Mike Glennon as the Bears’ starting quarterback in next Monday night’s game against the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field.

Mayer's Chalk Talk: Who was last Bears rookie QB to start? - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the last Bears rookie quarterback to start a game, how Mitchell Trubisky fared in his first start in college and if the Bears plan to address their receiver position.

Next Gen Stats: Why Bears had to turn to Trubisky - NFL.com - In light of the Bears' change at starting quarterback from Mike Glennon to rookie Mitchell Trubisky, Matt Harmon uses Next Gen Stats to take a close look at Mike Glennon's struggles.

Orr: Bears rookie Mitchell Trubisky to start at QB - NFL.com - Bears rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky has been named the starting quarterback against the Minnesota Vikings next Monday, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Williams: Kyle Shanahan - Brian Hoyer “best thing” for 49ers at QB right now – ProFootballTalk - Kyle Shanahan insists the 49ers don't have a quarterback controversy: Brian Hoyer is their starter. Rookie C.J. Beathard remains the backup. “I don’t look at it like it’s Brian vs. C.J. right now,” Shanahan said, via Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area.

Smith: Deshaun Watson is better than even the Texans expected, and other Week Four thoughts – ProFootballTalk - I was wrong about Deshaun Watson, but how can you blame me? Bill O'Brien was wrong about him, too. As I watched Watson during his outstanding career at Clemson, I didn't see the kind of quarterback who would be ready to step in and lead an NFL team immediately.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Glover: Report - Soldier Field Found To Sit On Alien Controlled Twilight Zone - Daily Norseman - Logic can’t explain Minnesota’s futility at Soldier Field. It’s gotta be something else. Like aliens. Ken's Note: Possibly. Or it could be that your team sucks, Ted. I'm going with that second idea, for now.

PODcast: This Lions defense ain’t no fool’s gold right now - Pride Of Detroit - Our PODcast reviews the Lions-Vikings game.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Infante: Mitch Trubisky named Chicago Bears starting quarterback - Windy City Gridiron - The time has come.

Zeglinski: Trubisky gives the Bears hope - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears made the smart choice to switch to Trubisky. A charter franchise mired in obscurity now has something to look forward to.

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears make roster moves - Windy City Gridiron - When the Chicago Bears decided to add Quintin Demps to injured reserve last week, that left them one short on their 53 man roster. Earlier today they rectified that situation by promoting wide...

Wiltfong: John Fox approval rating - Windy City Gridiron - Do you approve of the job being done by Bears’ head coach John Fox so far this year?

FANPOSTS

Eli.m23: What To Expect Of Trubisky's Debut On Monday Night - Windy City Gridiron - Finally. It is Trubisky-time in Chicago. The news was reported on Monday morning by both NFL insiders Adam Schefter and Dan Graziano that John Fox has decided to ditch the stop-gap, veteran QB...

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