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So... no matter what nickname you call him (if any), Mitchell Trubisky is the talk of the town...

Mike Wells #97...
Mike Wells #97...

BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Jahns: What the Bears’ defense learned about ‘scout-team QB’ Mitch Trubisky - Sun Times - When it comes to the Bears’ offense and rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is expecting to face something different, but also the same. If that makes sense.

Potash: Mitch Trubisky promotion could be a boon for Bears OC Dowell Loggains - Sun Times - Bears offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains has been here before. But never quite like this.

Finley: Welcome to NFL: How Vikings will try to trick Bears QB Mitch Trubisky - Sun Times - The Vikings will try to trick Mitch Trubisky, disguising coverages and bluffing blitzes, in the rookie quarterback’s debut Monday night. “Obviously, that’s important,” coach Mike Zimmer said via phone Thursday. “Probably give him some looks that he never seen before."

Weidman: Are Fans Expecting Too Much From Trubisky - Our Turf Football - Wanda goes over expectations of rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky.

Game Preview: How the Chicago Bears Can Beat the Minnesota Vikings - 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 Vikings on Monday night.

Kane: Dowell Loggains says Mitch Trubisky as close to ready as any rookie he's seen - Chicago Tribune - Dowell Loggains said he is excited to see Mitch Trubisky play because he is "as close to ready as any rookie I've ever been around."

Biggs: Receivers have chance to be better with Mitch Trubisky … and they'd better be - Chicago Tribune - Look no further than the Bears wide receivers for a position that has to do better and just might be improved with the switch to Mitch Trubisky.

LeGere: Trubisky can't do it alone - Daily Herald - Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains is as excited about talented rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky's NFL debut as anyone, but he knows even the second overall pick in the draft can't do it alone. "Obviously, I'm a huge Mitch Trubisky fan," Loggains said. "I believe in him. I think he's going to be a special player."

Under Center Podcast: Setting expectations for Mitchell Trubisky’s Bears debut - NBC Sports Chicago - In the latest Under Center Podcast, JJ Stankevitz and Mark Schanowski debate what Mitchell Trubisky’s Bears debut could look like on Monday night.

Stankevitz: Why the Bears will, but may not need to, temper expectations for Mitchell Trubisky ‘He is not a magic wand’ | NBC Sports Chicago - Bears offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains tried to temper expectations for Mitchell Trubisky's first Bears start.

Mayer: Bears continuing to prepare to host Vikings - ChicagoBears.com - After an off day Wednesday, the Bears return to the practice field Thursday to resume preparing for Monday night’s home game against the Minnesota Vikings.

Mayer's Chalk Talk. How many Bears QBs started as rookies? - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses Bears quarterbacks who've started as rookies, if Bears wide receivers will be more involved in the pass game with Mitchell Trubisky at quarterback and the last Bears quarterback to win his starting debut.

Mayer: Loggains confident Trubisky will succeed - ChicagoBears.com - As Mitchell Trubisky prepares for his first NFL start Monday night against the Vikings, Bears offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains is confident that the rookie quarterback possesses the traits to succeed.

Mayer: Bears rookies share a special bond - ChicagoBears.com - Running back Tarik Cohen and safety Eddie Jackson are excited about fellow rookie Mitchell Trubisky joining them on the field Monday night when the Bears host the Minnesota Vikings.

Edholm: Mitchell Trubisky no “magic wand,” but Chicago Bears' Loggains can’t hide his enthusiasm for new QB - Pro Football Weekly - Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains rode the line Thursday between optimistic and realistic in his first meeting with the media since the change at quarterback.

View from the Moon: Defense says Bears getting 'Pretty Boy Assassin' in QB Mitch Trubisky - NBC Sports Chicago - What are the Bears getting in Mitch Trubisky? It depends a little on who you talk to.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Patra: Chargers sign kicker Nick Novak, waive Younghoe Koo - NFL.com - The Los Angeles Chargers parted ways with kicker Younghoe Koo and signed veteran Nick Novak. Novak previously played for the club during the 2011-2014 seasons.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Vikings at Bears Preview: Won’t Back Down - Daily Norseman - After a home loss that added insult to injury, can the Vikings get a rare win in Chicago? Or will they keep Free Fallin’?

Gates: A Brief Look At Vikings/Bears History - Daily Norseman - For the second week in a row, the Vikings see a divisional opponent on the other sideline

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Link: How Does the Change at Quarterback Affect the Offense? - Windy City Gridiron - As we move forward in the season, we are likely to see some changes in the offense. Are those changes going to be radical or something more familiar to Bears fans?

Sunderbruch: 3 Apologies I Won’t Be Making - Windy City Gridiron - I wanted to be wrong, but in three cases, the Chicago Bears have proven the naysayers right. Let’s hope that changes, soon.

Wiltfong: Who is Mitchell Trubisky and what will he bring to the Bears? - Windy City Gridiron - We’re getting closer... The debut of Chicago Bears rookie quarterback Biscuit Tru Trubs Mitch Mitchell Trubisky is this Monday night against the Minnesota Vikings, and this is exactly the shot of...

Berckes: Five Questions with The Daily Norseman - Windy City Gridiron - We discuss Mike Zimmer, the QB situation, and ACL injuries with our friends at The Daily Norseman

Silverstein: The complete history of Bears QBs who were “The Future” - Windy City Gridiron - With Mitchell Trubisky getting his first career start, WCG historian Jack M Silverstein looks back at the 12 Bears QBs who were "the future."

FANPOSTS

x160630's The X-Files: Offense Wins Games, Defense Wins Championships - Windy City Gridiron - Oh how we weep when we think of days past. The 1985 Bears defense was the best in recent history. Or was it 1986? Or maybe 2006? Actually, it may have been 2012, or 1993? Honestly, I forget. With...

RockBadger: All tru Bears fans should call Trubisky 'Biscuit' - Windy City Gridiron - Our esteemed overlord, Lester Wiltfong Jr, expressed uneasiness in his latest podcast about using the nickname 'Biscuit' or 'Mr Biscuit' for Mitchell (or Mitch) Trubisky. In so doing, he is...

FanPosts - Recent - Windy City Gridiron - Here's a link to our FanPost section, where YOU have the opportunity to contribute to Windy City Gridiron. Take a few minutes and write a post about what you are thinking about regarding the Chicago Bears, and there's a chance it will be linked right here in the Den.

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