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The Bear’s Den: November 17, 2017

Trevathan has calf injury that could linger through the rest of the season, Cohen’s snaps vanish

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Potash: Danny Trevathan injury leaves biggest shoes to fill on Bears’ defense - Sun Times - Until the injury, Trevathan had been one of the Bears’ best success stories.

Jahns: Ryan Pace deserves a chance to pick the Bears’ next coach - Sun Times - The organization owes Pace that opportunity — minus an adviser and its earlier work on candidates.

Finley: Bears eye return of CB Sherrick McManis, more special teams help - Sun Times - McManis and Robertson-Harris both practiced in full Thursday for the first time since they suffered their hamstring injuries.

Finley: After CB Kyle Fuller struggled Sunday, how bad can Lions burn Bears? - Sun Times - Kyle Fuller was the one with his back turned to the quarterback when the man he was covering, Davante Adams, caught the Packers’ 19-yard touchdown.

Cahill: Tarik Cohen has as many targets in last 5 games as he did in debuy - Sun Times - Whatever happened to Tarik Cohen? You remember, that little guy on the Bears who took the NFL by storm in Week 1 with 158 all-purpose yards.

Cahill: 10 reasons why the Bears need to fire John Fox - Sun Times - The Bears hired John Fox to be their turnaround guy, but the veteran coach has taken the team sideways.

Finley: Only 13 offensive snaps? Bears defend usage of rookie RB Tarik Cohen - Sun Times - Tarik Cohen was double-teamed out of the left slot on the second play of Sunday’s game. “I hate it,” he said. “I want them to play me 1-on-1.”

Jahns: Is the Bears’ run-heavy approach actually hurting QB Mitch Trubisky? - Sun Times - Coach John Fox’s emphasis on running the ball is seemingly putting rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky in too many tough situations.

Campbell: Mitch Trubisky's timing on checkdowns must improve - Chicago Tribune - Mitch Trubisky’s sack percentage (sacks divided by attempts plus sacks) is 12.2 percent, highest of all 35 quarterbacks with enough attempts to qualify.

Wiederer: Bears try to explain Tarik Cohen’s reduced role - 'This game is about matchups' - Chicago Tribune - Chicago Bears rookie running back Tarik Cohen has been hard to find over the past several weeks. John Fox and Dowell Loggains explain Cohen's reduced role and what to expect going forward.

Rosenbloom: Bears stupidity holds Tarik Cohen hostage, and that’s why we can’t have nice things - Chicago Tribune - Anybody have a pick route the Bears can borrow? How about a crossing route? Does someone have a spare the Bears can use to get Tarik Cohen open?

Biggs: Bears bring in kicker Cairo Santos for a visit - Chicago Tribune - Four days following the best game of the season for their kicker Connor Barth, the Bears brought in veteran Cairo Santos for a visit.

LeGere: Short answer for Bears' broken offense could be Tarik Cohen - Daily Herald - What's wrong with a Chicago Bears offense that has a total of 2 touchdowns in the last three games and has plummeted to 29th in yards and tied for 28th in points? The short answer would be "a lot." Another short answer would be: "5-foot-6 rookie running back Tarik Cohen."

Stankevitz: With matchup against Golden Tate looming, Bears need Kyle Fuller to have a short memory - NBC Sports Chicago - Golden Tate will present a difficult challenge for Kyle Fuller, who's coming off his worst game of the 2017 season.

Stankevitz: What's the solution for fixing Mitchell Trubisky's high sack rate? - NBC Sports Chicago - Mitchell Trubisky isn't the first rookie quarterback to be sacked at a high rate, but the only solution to those problems may be getting him more experience.

Emma: Bears’ Mitchell Trubisky Making His Voice Heard As A Leader - CBS Chicago - The rookie Trubisky isn't afraid to hold his Bears teammates accountable.

Emma: Bears Reserve QB Mark Sanchez Making Impact In Mentoring Role - CBS Chicago - Though Sanchez hasn't been active for a game, he embraces the chance to help the Bears how he can.

Hoge’s 10 Bears Things: 10 Specific Problems With The Bears’ Offense - WGN Radio - It’s been a rough few days for John Fox and Bears offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains, who have struggled to explain many of the confusing coaching decisions that were made in Sunday’s 23-16 loss to the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field.

Hub Arkush: '17 Bears bare striking resemblance to '16 Rams - Pro Football Weekly - Are these Bears closer than we think?

PFW Chicago Podcast 092: Bears coaches creating questions, not finding answers | Pro Football Weekly - The sky might not be falling after the Bears loss' to Packers but confidence in Chicago's coaching staff plummets. Arthur and Hub react to the unsightly defeat and the Bears' admission that their opponents are dictating Chicago's play-calling decisions. Plus, previewing and picking Lions-Bears.

Edholm: What is going on with Chicago Bears TE Dion Sims' mystery 'illness?' - Pro Football Weekly - Bears coach Fox cites privacy for why he can't say more, but Sims' agent sheds light on absence

Perez: Bears center Hroniss Grasu was brutally bad in Week 10 loss to Packers - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears had one of the worst performances from an offensive lineman in the last two years with Hroniss Grasu's game vs. Packers

Cox: Bears LB Danny Trevathan’s calf injury could linger all season - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan has a calf injury that the team fears could linger through the rest of the season.

Cox: John Fox can’t reveal extent of TE Dion Sims’ illness - ‘There’s laws against that’ - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears head coach John Fox said he can't reveal more about tight end Dion Sims' illness because "there's laws against that."

Mayer: Bears fans can now vote on 2018 NFL Pro Bowl - - Voting for the 2018 NFL Pro Bowl has opened and fans have options as to how they would like to cast their vote for the January 28th game in Orlando.

Mayer: Loggains discusses state of Bears offense - - Bears offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains on Wednesday discussed how Mitchell Trubisky will benefit from more experience, why Joshua Bellamy was more involved in the game plan and Tarik Cohen’s playing time.

Mayer: Trubisky has earned respect of teammates - - Bears rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky has earned the respect of his veteran teammates due in part to the leadership he’s shown in commanding the huddle.

Buffone: The John Buffone Show - Bears vs Lions Preview - Bears Barroom - The John Buffone show is the fastest paced Chicago Bears podcast available. John answers five questions about the Chicago Bears and five about their upcoming opponent. This week it’s the Detroit Lions. Each question has a 55-second response limit. The fives are a tribute to John’s uncle Doug Buffone who played 15 season for the Bears.

Kevin Schroder’s Bears Performance Grades versus the Packers – Bears Barroom - The Chicago Bears desperately needed to win against the Green Bay Packers if they were going to have any chance at the playoffs. They were at home, coming off a bye, playing their rival, who was on a short week and missing the one guy who makes them a perennial playoff team instead of 5-11 or some other putrid record. And the Bears found a way to lose, because this coaching staff is incompetent. How incompetent?

Kading: Sometimes Fans Aren't The Best Coaches - Cover32 - We've all heard the fan outcry: "Mitchell Trubisky needs to be let loose!" "We need more first down passes!" "Stop with the run-run-pass!" It just so happens

Dickerson: Chicago Bears explain Tarik Cohen's decline in offense - ESPN - The rookie fourth-round draft pick made a big impact early, but defenses have adjusted to him and added wrinkles that keep him off the field.

Dickerson: Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky isn't shy in huddle - ESPN - Bears rookie Mitchell Trubisky is serious about his leadership role. 'It is my huddle and I mean, that's how it needs to operate.'

Hawley: Shawn Sierra talks Bears on Sports Feed - WGN-TV - Once again, a Bears team well under .500 has left everyone with plenty to talk about. A loss to the Packers - and a number of decision made during the game - have caused plenty of people to question what the Bears were doing last Sunday at Soldier Field.

Hughes: Week 11 - Lions at Bears Game Preview - Da Bears Blog - Why Do I Like the Chicago Bears This Week? I always like the Chicago Bears. And they can’t play as badly as last week, right?

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Berckes: Thoughts on Trubisky - Bears Fans Need to be Patient - Windy City Gridiron - Don’t bail on the rookie. Plenty of evaluation needed before a conclusion can be drawn.

Householder's Week 11 Game Preview: Bears-Lions - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears are 0-3 against the division so far, is this the week they turn it around?

Wiltfong's Chicago Bears Sackwatch 2017: Week 10 vs Green Bay Packers - Windy City Gridiron - Lester breaks down the five (5!) sacks allowed by the Chicago Bears against the Green Bay Packers.


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