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The Bear’s Den: November 29, 2017

Chicago returns to practice amid turmoil as the sharks circle John Fox & coaches

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San Francisco 49ers v Chicago Bears
Leonard Floyd #94 of the Chicago Bears sacks Blaine Gabbert #2 of the San Francisco 49ers in the end zone for a safety at Soldier Field on December 4, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.
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Gabriel: Sources - Neither John Fox nor Vic Fangio in Chicago Bears' future plans - Pro Football Weekly - Pace has plans for change in near future but giving Fangio interim audition isn't happening

Wiedman: The Implosion is Real for the Chicago Bears - Our Turf Football - Wanda shares where changes need to be made with the Chicago Bears - NOW.

Jahns: What we’re seeing, hearing is the start of John Fox’s last stand - Sun Times - John Fox is in the midst of the worst three-year stretch he has had in his 16 consecutive years of being an NFL head coach.

DeWitt: Meet the 49ers (with Brian Peacock of "Locked on 49ers") - Da Bears Brothers - Listen as Da Bears Brothers get a firsthand scouting report on the (1-10) San Francisco 49ers directly from the source.

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’s Bears mailbag: On QB drafts, Lane Kiffin, Ryan Pace pressure and more - Sun Times - The Sun-Times’ experts can answer your Bears questions all week on Twitter. Here’s a sampling of queries sent to @PatrickFinley, who responds with more than 280 characters:

Mozilla Firefox, Unofficial Browser For Frustrated Bears Fans, Empathizes With John Fox Era - CBS Chicago - Frustrated with the Bears? Firefox, the unofficial browser of John Fox's job security, feels your pain.

AP: 49ers Still Weighing Whether They’ll Go With C.J. Beathard Or Jimmy Garoppolo Against Bears - CBS Chicago - Beathard is dealing with hip and knee injuries lately.

Emma: Embattled John Fox Has More Rhetoric Than Results In Effort To Save Job - CBS Chicago - Fox on Monday seemed to begin his last stand to keep his job as Bears coach, but is it too late?

Emma: Like Losses, Frustration Mounting For Beleaguered Bears - CBS Chicago - The Bears are working to regroup after their worst loss of the season.

Hub Arkush: Chicago Bears QB Mitch Trubisky's growth should be our singular focus rest of way - Pro Football Weekly - John Fox's future will take care of itself, but still too soon to know if Bears have franchise QB in Trubisky

Lunch with Larry: 11.28.17 - - Bears Senior Writer Larry Mayer answers fan questions during the lunch hour beginning at noon CT every Tuesday during the season. Check back then to ask a question.

Bears Hour Live with Draft Dr. Phil – Post Eagles Loss & New Barroom Christmas Song! – Bears Barroom - After the debacle in Philadelphia it became apparent that the Chicago Bears football is now playing with less enthusiasm and gusto than they were earlier in the season. Draft Dr. Phil Ottochian dissects the game and interacts with the Barflies (Bears Barroom fans) visiting the chat room during the live show. Shayne Marsaw joins Aldo Gandia to move things along.

Draft Dr. Phil Releases His First Parody Chicago Bears Christmas Song, “O Football Town of Chicago” – Bears Barroom - Draft Dr. Phil Ottochian has the well-deserved reputation of being a respected football scout and analyst. What many may not know is that one of his other passions is music. In fact, years ago he signed a recording contract. Football drew him back to his first love, but the fire to create music still burns.

Dickerson: Only place to go is up for Chicago Bears' rookie QB Mitchell Trubisky - ESPN - The first-round draft pick floundered against Philadelphia last Sunday and has been the league's least-accurate passer on the season.

Mark Carman had a lot to say on the struggling Bears & Bulls on Sports Feed - WGN-TV - Give him credit, Mark Carman always finds a lot to talk about when it comes to a pair of struggling team in Chicago. A collection of bad things along with the weird, however, have made it easy to follow both the Bears and the Bulls this fall.

Hughes: Six Thoughts on the Bears Head Coaching Position in 2018 (Based on Actual Reporting) - Da Bears Blog - Spent all day Monday reaching out to every single contact I have in the NFL. All four of ’em. Why? Because I was angry, frustrated, tired of writing about a losing team…etc. I figured I could only spend so much time yelling at my cats about the Bears’ misuse of Tarik Cohen so I might as well use the energy for good. Here’s what I know.

Mozilla FireFox Web Browser - The official browser of the last 7 weeks of the 2017 Chicago Bears season.

Silver: Bears officially eliminated from playoffs, fans’ hope shifts to draft - Sun Times - With the Week 12 loss to the Eagles, the Bears have officially been mathematically eliminated from any postseason hopes.

Kane: Bears waive wide receiver Tre McBride - Chicago Tribune - The Bears announced Tuesday they have waived wide receiver Tre McBride, but they didn’t yet reveal a corresponding roster move. McBride has eight catches for 144 yards this season, including two catches for 20 yards in Sunday’s 31-3 loss to the Eagles. McBride played 78 percent of the Bears’ snaps...

Campbell & Wiederer: Pros and cons to an in-season coaching change as Bears keep slipping under John Fox - Chicago Tribune - The Bears lapsed into non-competitive mode Sunday in a 31-3 loss to the Eagles, their most lopsided defeat of the season. As the NFL’s best team illuminated the chasm between Super Bowl contenders and basement dwellers, the fan base’s patience with coach John Fox drained closer to empty.

Rosenbloom: Any Jim Harbaugh rumor is a good rumor for the Bears - Chicago Tribune - Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh became a hot NFL candidate over the weekend, according to Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer. The report that NFL teams believe they can pull Harbaugh from his alma mater apparently grew after Harbaugh’s Wolverines lost to evil, dreaded rival Ohio State. Again. Harbaugh always loses to Ohio State. But then, John Fox always to loses to almost everyone.


105th Grey Cup Championship Game
Toronto Argonauts head coach Marc Trestman raises the Grey Cup over his head as he celebrates winning the 105th Grey Cup Championship Game against the Calgary Stampeders at TD Place Stadium on November 26, 2017 in Ottawa, Canada.
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Former Bears coach Marc Trestman leads Toronto to the CFL Grey Cup title - WGN-TV - Three years ago, he was finishing up a quick and disappointing tenure as head coach of the Chicago Bears. Now it seems that Marc Trestman is back where he belongs - and back on top again.


Infante: Bears waive Tre McBride - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears let go of one of their wide receivers.

Wiltfong's NFL Power Rankings: “This is fine.” ~ Chicago Bears (probably) - Windy City Gridiron - Another week and another loss by the John Fox led Chicago Bears. This latest losing streak is up to four games and it matches the four game skid the Bears had to end the 2016 season. For those...

Wiltfong's Ten Thoughts on the NFL - Windy City Gridiron - Check out my Ten Thoughts on the NFL this week and drop some of your own in the comment section.


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