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The Bear’s Den: November 28, 2017

The Chicago Bears start to get ready for the San Francisco 49er’s this Sunday

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Jordan Howard #24 of the Chicago Bears runs for a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers at Soldier Field on December 4, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. 
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Wiederer: With failures mounting and hope fleeting, Mitch Trubisky must learn to endure - Chicago Tribune - As the last-place Bears traipse into another meaningless December, rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky must remain dedicated to the grind to keep his own development on track. With five games left in a lost season, Trubisky's mental fortitude will be tested.

Biggs: Mitch Trubisky's accuracy a question again after loss to Eagles - Chicago Tribune - The Bears chalked up inaccuracy in earlier starts to Mitch Trubisky being smart and throwing the ball away when plays weren’t there, but his passing range needs to be better.

LeGere: 3 key questions facing Chicago Bears with 49ers up next - Daily Herald - With NFL Week 12 behind them, here are three questions facing the Chicago Bears as they prepare for the struggling San Francisco 49ers next Sunday, Dec. 3.

Moreano: Chicago Bears lose again, what’s new? - Da Bears Brothers - The Bears were dominated in all three phases of the game in their 31-3 loss to the Eagles, and that shouldn't have been a surprise to anybody.

Emma: Akiem Hicks Backs John Fox As Bears’ Coach - ‘We’re 1,000 Percent Behind Him’ - CBS Chicago - "It’s as important of an endeavor as I’ve ever embarked on," Fox says of turning around the Bears.

Gabriel: Effort, Enthusiasm Gone From Bears, Who Need To Make Coaching Change Now - CBS Chicago - The Bears would be best served by firing John Fox and letting Vic Fangio lead for the season's final five games.

Baffoe: What Does A Bears Fan Buy Into Now? - CBS Chicago - Interest in the Bears is waning, and any goodwill the team created in a rebuild is gone.

Pompei: Observations From Bears-Eagles - CBS Chicago - Mitchell Trubisky played the worst game of his young career Sunday.

Edholm: Chicago Bears commit cardinal sin in no-show loss to Eagles - becoming irrelevant - Pro Football Weekly - It doesn't get much uglier than this for Bears

Perez: Add a new team plane to the list of offseason priorities for the Bears - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears team plan broke down in Philadelphia after Week 12's loss to the Eagles. Ken's Note: Like all NFL teams except the New England Patriots, the Chicago Bears fly chartered airlines, they don't have their own planes. The Bears fly United. Have for years.

Dickerson: Bears still have far-fetched path to playoffs - The Bears need to win their remaining games and get a lot of help to even have a chance at the postseason. Ken's Note: Mr. Dickerson, this idea borders more on "so fetch" than "far-fetched"

Hoge calls for change after blowout in Philadelphia - WGN-TV - WGN Radio Bears Insider Adam Hoge does not see John Fox surviving the year, and thinks it is time to pull the plug now. Hoge also discusses the best moves for the development of Mitch Trubisky, how much blame is on the front office, and he even manages to find some bright spots on the Bears rost...

Hawley: Bears fans adopt ‘Firefox’ logo as symbol calling for head coach’s ouster - WGN-TV - It was the perfect moment for a symbol to emerge that represents a healthy amount of the Bears' fan base at the moment. It was just a few seconds after former receiver Alshon Jeffery completed a dominant first half against the Bears as a member of the Eagles with a touchdown with f...

Hughes - Bears Must Move On From John Fox. Today. - Da Bears Blog - Five years ago the Chicago Bears fired a head coach because they deemed 10 wins in 16 games that season were not enough. Through 30 games of his Bears tenure, John Fox has 12 wins.

Finley: Good, bad and worse: How the Bears fared in 31-3 loss to Eagles - Sun Times - Some weeks are better than others for the Bears:

Jahns: 10 takeaways from the Bears' 31-3 loss to the Eagles - Sun Times - Thoughts and observations after watching the film and going through the stats of the Bears’ 31-3 loss to the Eagles on Sunday:...

Kenney: Bears fan hilariously trolls John Fox in televised game against Eagles - Sun Times - The fan held up a giant “FireFox” web browser logo after former Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery scored a touchdown for the Eagles.

Jahns: Eagles show why change in philosophy, coach could be coming for Bears - Sun Times - What did Trubisky gain from the Eagles’ 31-3 mauling of the Bears on Sunday? And why did the Bears run a reverse on second-and-10 from the Eagles’ 22 in the third quarter? It ruined Trubisky’s best drive.

Potash: Quick move on John Fox could accelerate Bears’ pace - Sun Times - The Rams continue to be the most appealing case-history for the Bears.

Finley: What’s that smell? Bears’ offense, play-calling, QB accuracy Sunday - Sun Times - The Bears found the origin of the foul stench that permeated through the walls of Halas Hall on Monday: sushi, disposed of improperly.

Finley: Frustration growing for 3-8 Bears, but players call it natural - Sun Times - Frustration continued into Monday, when players could be heard arguing in a Halas Hall hallway near the media center around team meeting time.

Halas Intrigue: What Bears’ loss means for young RBs, Mitch Trubisky - Sun Times - In the latest Halas Intrigue, Patrick Finley and Sun-Times colleague Mark Potash look at the fallout from Sunday’s blowout:

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Infante's Bears vs. Eagles: Notes from a cringeworthy blowout - Windy City Gridiron - Almost nothing went right for the Bears in their showdown with the leaders of the NFC.

Wiltfong's snap counts, stats and more: Chicago Bears vs Philadelphia Eagles - Windy City Gridiron - We'll list out the complete playing time breakdown, and spotlight a few individual and team statistics from the Chicago Bears in their 31-3 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Wiltfong: National media finally picks up on the Firefox thing that has been a thing for well over a year - Windy City Gridiron - It took the national media long enough, but they finally caught on to something that has been circulating around the Chicago Bears’ fanbase (especially around Bears’ Twitter) for well over a year...

Zeglinski: Another Liberty Bell crack - Bears' words ring hollow without change - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears came into Philadelphia listless and disorganized. They left in the very same way, while raising questions of credibility up top.

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Is there an upside to keeping John Fox as head coach any longer? - NBC Sports Chicago - What could possibly be gained by keeping John Fox around for another game? The panel talks that and more in the latest edition of the SportsTalk Live Podcast.

Stankevitz: For 3-8 Bears, frustration is ‘natural’- but can it be channeled into something better? - NBC Sports Chicago - Bears players still have plenty to play for in these final eight games, even if the collective team doesn't.

Stankevitz: Bears grades - Which units escape an 'F' after blowout loss in Philadelphia? - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears' 31-3 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday was the result of significant offensive, defensive, special teams and coaching failures.

Mullin: The dangers of anyone-but-Fox hysteria - NBC Sports Chicago - As the calls for John Fox's job grow louder and louder with each Bears loss, bear in mind that getting a new coach isn’t even a remote indicator of getting the right coach.

LeGere: Fox, Chicago Bears at a crossroads - Daily Herald - Fox, Chicago Bears at a crossroads


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