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The Bear’s Den: November 18, 2017

Questions abound in and around Halas Hall as Bears prepare to take on Detroit Lions




Potash: Bears vs Lions - What to Watch For - Sun Times - Does Fuller have a short memory? “I hope so,” Fangio said. “You need to, at that position in this league.”

Morrissey: McCaskeys winning at money, getting blown out at football - Sun Times - Bears are worth $2.85 billion but can’t win where it counts — on the field.

Kane: Bears announce Halas Hall overhaul of training facilities - Chicago Tribune - The Bears plan to break ground in March on an expansion of their Halas Hall training facility in Lake Forest that should be ready in August 2019.

Finley: Mitch matters - How Trubisky can improve, even if Bears’ year might not - Sun Times - Mitch Trubisky matters, regardless of how dark the Bears’ season grows.

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.

Biggs: Rotating cornerbacks gives Bears a chance to evaluate position under microscope - Chicago Tribune - The Bears have worked hard to overhaul the cornerback position without developing long-term solutions. The remaining seven games represent a chance for Prince Amukamara, Kyle Fuller and Marcus Cooper to enhance their profiles.

Emma: Bears WR Cam Meredith Making Progress In Recovery From Torn ACL - CBS Chicago - Meredith joined the Bernstein & Goff Show on Friday to discuss his recovery from a torn ACL suffered in August.

NFL picks, Week 11: Few teams disappoint you quite like the Bears - Sun Times - NFL picks, Week 11: Few teams disappoint you quite like the Bears

Hoge & Jahns Podcast: Making sense of the Bears and their answers - Sun Times - In episode 130 of their podcast, the Chicago Sun-Times’ Adam L. Jahns and WGN Radio’s Adam Hoge break down the Bears’ matchup against the Lions.

Finley’s Halas Intrigue: 3 keys for Bears to tune out job chatter, beat Lions - Sun Times - In the latest Halas Intrigue, Patrick Finley breaks down what the Bears need to do to upset the Lions:

4 Bears questions: On Kyle Long’s return, John Fox criticism and more - Sun Times - Akiem Hicks hasn’t listened to those calling for John Fox’s job since the Bears lost to the Packers on Sunday.

Lincicome: Michigan's Jim Harbaugh is just the thing the Bears need - Chicago Tribune - While there is no indication Jim Harbaugh would leave his alma mater for the Bears, his name remains always on any wish list. That is the benefit, or the curse, of being interesting.

Bears vs. Lions: Can the defense stifle Lions QB Matthew Stafford? - Chicago Tribune - Matthew Stafford has been fine protecting the ball this season but last year the Bears forced the Lions quarterback into four interceptions.

Rosenbloom: Bears should fear that John Fox and Dowell Loggains are making Mitch Trubisky worse - Chicago Tribune - Look, when you’re talking about Bears offensive talent, it doesn’t take long to call roll. But John Fox and Dowell Loggains were tardy to class.

LeGere: Chicago Bears' McManis doesn't mind being 'special' - Daily Herald. - Sherrick McManis played some cornerback earlier in his career with little success. But the Peoria native and Northwestern product, who turns 30 next month, has carved out a niche for himself as an exceptional special-teams player.

DeWitt: Bears-Lions 5 Matchups to Watch (and 3 Keys for a Bears' Victory) - Da Bears Brothers - In this episode, Will DeWitt goes through the five matchups to pay attention to against the Lions and the three keys that'll unlock a Bears' victory.

Edholm: Former Bears All-Pro center Olin Kreutz has ideas about improving the offensive line - Pro Football Weekly - Kyle Long is the only real untouchable, Kreutz said, but is Long healthy or not?

DaBearsPod Week 11 Featuring Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free-Press [AUDIO] - Da Bears Blog - Jeff discusses the unrest at Halas Hall following the Bears loss to the Packers (based on actual source information) and lays out the stakes for John Fox Sunday against Detroit.

Arthur Arkush looks ahead to the Bears-Lions game on Sports Feed - WGN-TV - So much for that excitement for the second half of the Bears' season. Over the course of 60 minutes against the Packers, it faded away as Brett Hundley led the short-handed team over John Fox's squad at a rainy Soldier Field last Sunday.

Bears On Tap Podcast: Chicago Bears vs Detroit Lions & Fire John Fox Anthem on ESPN Radio - Bears Barroom - The 5-4 Detroit Lions venture to Soldier Field Sunday to take on a Chicago Bears team that has now lost two straight games and is 3-6. Kent Lee Platte of gives up a position-by-position assessment of the Lions and talks about the head coaching prospects of Lions offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter and defensive coordinator Teryl Austin. Both men’s names have come up in association with head coaching jobs in the past and might be considered potential candidates to replace John Fox.

Mayer's Chalk Talk: How have Bears fared versus Stafford? - - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses how the Bears have performed against Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, who calls defensive signals when Danny Trevathan is injured and the likelihood of Kyle Fuller rebounding after a poor performance against the Packers.

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Lions-Bears injury report: Ansah out, Reeves-Maybin questionable - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions will be without Ansah for the second straight game.

Lions-Bears preview podcast: Chicago’s defense is vulnerable without Danny Trevathan - Pride Of Detroit - Robert Zeglinski helps us break down the Bears, and what problems they present.

ESPN’s ‘Top 25 under-25 NFL players’ includes no Lions (One Bear) - Pride Of Detroit - The Detroit Lions have no talent under the age of 25 that ranks among the top of the NFL.

Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears Week 11 NFL preview: On Paper - Pride Of Detroit - Our statistical breakdown and prediction for Lions-Bears.


Berkes: Fantasy Football Week 11 Thread - Windy City Gridiron - Your place for fantasy football discussion

Berckes: Five Questions with Pride of Detroit - Windy City GridironWe ask 5 good - questions of our friends over at POD

Wiltfong's Chicago Bears Injury Report: Danny Trevathan and Dion Sims are questionable - Windy City Gridiron - Here’s the full injury report for the Chicago Bears and the Detroit Lions in advance of this Sunday’s game.

Link's Chicago Bears versus Detroit Lions Preview: What to Watch For - Windy City Gridiron - After a disappointing and lackluster performance last week, can the Bears rebound against a divisional foe?


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