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The Bear’s Den: October 9, 2017

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

BEARRRSSSS

Wiederer: Bears edge rusher Willie Young out for the season with triceps injury - Chicago Tribune - The Bears will be without outside linebacker Willie Young for the rest of the season. Young has a triceps tear that will require surgery.

Wiederer: Bears working diligently to enhance Mitch Trubisky's comfort - Chicago Tribune - Just how comfortable and productive can Mitch Trubisky be taking the controls of an offense that ranks 23rd in total yards and 29th in scoring?

Campbell: Examining the Bears' sit-start debate over Mitch Trubisky's debut - Chicago Tribune - Are the Bears best served in fast-forwarding Mitch Trubisky's timeline? As you might imagine, it all depends on the perspective.

Bears vs. Vikings: Can Mitch Trubisky make a difference in first start? - Chicago Tribune - Key matchups, players to watch, predictions and more for Monday night's Bears-Vikings game at Soldier Field.

Biggs: Mark Jon Gruden's words - 'Do not underestimate Mitch Trubisky' - Chicago Tribune - Former coach and "Monday Night Football" analyst lays it on thick when he gushes why Bears are and should be enthused about rookie quarterback Mitch Tribusky.

Wiederer: Chicago Hope, Chapter 4 - Mitch Trubisky 'main piece for what they're starting' - Chicago Tribune - For now, outside expectation and hope can be positives for Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky. It will buy him the benefit of the doubt for his early missteps.

LeGere: Chicago Bears confident Trubisky can lead team to victory - LeGere - Mitch Trubisky Time arrives at 7:30 Monday night, ahead of schedule for a rookie quarterback, even one taken with the second overall draft pick.But teammates and coaches seem confident the 23-year-old can transition from one-year starter at North Carolina and four-game NFL apprentice to handling what many consider the most difficult position in sports.

Stankevitz: How Willie Young's reported season-ending injury impacts the Bears - NBC Sports Chicago - Willie Young's triceps injury will keep him out for the rest of the 2017 season, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Stankevitz: How Willie Young's reported season-ending injury impacts the Bears - NBC Sports Chicago - Willie Young's triceps injury will keep him out for the rest of the 2017 season, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Bears-Vikings prediction: Can Mitchell Trubisky get a win in his NFL debut? - NBC Sports Chicago - Can Mitchell Trubisky get a win in his first career start? JJ Stankevitz explains why he and the Bears can beat the Vikings.

Mullin: Million dollar question for Bears: Is Dowell Loggains up to handling, developing Mitch Trubisky? - NBC Sports Chicago - John Fox is a defensive guy, which means the task of handling and developing Mitch Trubisky into the Bears' franchise quarterback falls on Dowell Loggains. Can he do it?

Joniak: Keys To Bears-Vikings - CBS Chicago - The Bears need to mix in timely passes on first down against a stout Vikings defense that's third against the run.

Mayer: Trubisky has handled hoopla like a pro - ChicagoBears.com - If Mitchell Trubisky handles the Vikings defense the same way he’s dealt with the hoopla surrounding his first NFL start, he’ll have a successful debut Monday night.

7 Questions to test your Bears RB knowledge - ChicagoBears.com - Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen are providing the 2017 Bears with a 1-2 punch out of the backfield, but how familiar are you with Bears ball carriers through the years? Take this quiz to find out.

Hub Arkush: Injuries taking a real toll on Chicago Bears linebackers - Pro Football Weekly - Bears third-stringers will have to stop Vikings

Hub Arkush: Chicago Bears need to run to beat Minnesota Vikings - Pro Football Weekly - Mitch Trubisky taking care of football also key

Hoge: Mark Sanchez talks Trubisky debut - “Narratives will be out there, but that shouldn’t affect him” | WGN Radio - 720 AM - Adam Hoge talks with Bears QB Mark Sanchez as rookie Mitch Trubisky prepares to make his debut under center in prime time Monday night at Soldier Field. The veteran backup relates his own experience with making his NFL debut in a big market with a passionate fan base, talks about the preparation provided by Dowell Loggains and the Bears offensive unit and the importance of having that support around you as a rookie, and more.

DeWitt: Bears-Vikings 5 Matchups to Watch (and 3 Keys for a Bears' Victory)v- Da Bears Brothers - In this episode, Will goes through his weekly five matchups to watch and three keys that'll unlock a Bears' victory on Monday night.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Bergman: Big Ben after 5 INTs: 'Maybe I don't have it anymore' - NFL.com - The Jaguars' secondary shook Ben Roethlisberger to his core on Sunday afternoon. After Pittsburgh's surprising 30-9 home loss, Big Ben caught himself questioning his own future in football.

Odell Beckham suffers broken ankle in Giants' loss - NFL.com - New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham suffered a broken ankle during the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. It remains to be seen if he'll return this season.

Bergman: J.J. Watt out for season with tibial plateau fracture - NFL.com - The Houston Texans took a significant hit to their front seven on Sunday evening. Star defensive end J.J. Watt suffered a tibial plateau fracture on the first drive of their game against the Chiefs.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Gates: Mike Zimmer Acquires Crystal Ball, Does Not Practice Santeria - Daily Norseman - And, apparently, he’s afraid to use it

Gates: ESPN says Mike Zimmer “Anticipates” Sam Bradford Will Start Monday - Daily Norseman - He said so in an ESPN production meeting

Mathews: Lions offense woeful early on, Newton leads Panthers to 27-24 victory - Pride Of Detroit - Detroit’s offense showed up late to the game between the Lions and Panthers.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong's Chicago Bears Injury Report: Marcus Cooper questionable, Akiem Hicks off the report - Windy City Gridiron - Here are the final injury report for the Chicago Bears and the Minnesota Vikings.

Infante: Bears legends Otis Wilson and Richard Dent weigh in on QB situation, the rebuild, and more - Windy City Gridiron - Two Chicago icons gave their thoughts on the current state of the Bears.

Infante: Bears LB Willie Young out for the year - Windy City Gridiron - The edge rusher will reportedly miss the rest of the 2017 season.

Householder: Bears quarter-season check 0 Biggest Surprise - Windy City Gridiron - One first-round pick has bounced back

FANPOSTS

Thinkinghuman: If Trubisky does well, Pace is a GM Genius - Windy City Gridiron - 2016 season - Bears scouts and Ryan Pace fall in love with Trubisky. I mean crazy infatuation. The true belief that this guy has skills that scream the hall of fame in his future. And now the have...

EricSolderholm'sBat: Top offseason needs - Windy City Gridiron - And... there's a list.

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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