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The Bear’s Den: Two Words, Mitchell Trubisky

Bears lost? NOBODY cares. Mitchell Trubisky wows Chicago and the NFL in preseason debut

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Mitchell Trubisky #10 of the Chicago Bears call signals against the Denver Broncos during a preseason game at Soldier Field on August 10, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. 
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Hi. As with all night games, often the stories are not posted on the writers websites until after the Den publishes at Midnight central time. Never fear, we will have all the links either today or in Saturday’s full-featured Den.



DeWitt: Preseason Week 1 Postgame Show - Mitch Trubisky Exceeds Expectations - Da Bears Brothers - In this episode, Da Bears Brothers take an in-depth look at the Bears' first preseason game including Mitch Trubisky's impressive debut.

Kane: Mitch Trubisky leads 3 scoring drives, but Bears fall to Broncos 24-17 in exhibition opener - Chicago Tribune - Before new quarterback Mike Glennon completed his first pass in a Bears uniform Thursday night at Soldier Field, he threw an interception.

Wiederer: Leonard Floyd flashes early for Bears defense in exhibition opener - Chicago Tribune - Second-year outside linebacker Leonard Floyd wasted little time making his presence felt during the Bears' exhibition opener, notching a sack on first play.

Haugh: Mitch Trubisky's exhibition debut should lead to Bears QB competition - Chicago Tribune - Mitch Trubisky shines in exhibition debut, and his performance should lead to quarterback competition for Bears

Biggs: Mitch Trubisky looks good enough in debut to promote to No. 2... for now - Chicago Tribune - It's a good bet Mitch Trubisky will be with the second team in the Bears' next practice. There's no need for him to be behind Mark Sanchez anymore.

LeGere: Trubisky impresses, but Fox says Bears' depth chart won't change 9 - Daily Herald - Rookie Mitch Trubisky was brilliant in his debut, completing his first 10 passes as a pro and leading TD drives on each of his first two possessions in the Bears' preseason opener at Soldier Field.

Trubisky Shines, But Bears Fall To Broncos In Preseason Opener - CBS Chicago - Trubisky went 18-of-25 for 166 yards and led three scoring drives.

Finley QB controversy? Bears rookie Mitch Trubisky stellar in preseason debut - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears don’t have a quarterback controversy. The way Mitch Trubisky played Thursday night, though, it’s only a matter of time.

Potash: Not bad for openers - Bears defense shines in Mitch Trubisky's shadow - Chicago Sun-Times - Leonard Floyd had the flash play of the game for the first-team defense with a lightning-quick sack of starting quarterback Trevor Siemian.

Cox: Trubisky shines as Bears fall to Broncos 24-17 in preseason opener - Bears Wire - Follow along with Bears Wire as we keep you up to date on all of the biggest moments from the Bears vs. Broncos preseason game.

Mayer: Bears fall short in preseason opener - - Mitch Trubisky was nothing short of spectacular in his NFL debut Thursday night, electrifying the Soldier Field crowd with a stellar performance that exceeded all realistic expectations.

Staff: Bears’ first-team offense stumbles - Pro Football Weekly - There are few things in the NFL that are more misleading than first preseason games. That said, in their opener against the Denver Broncos on Thursday night, the Bears’ first-team offense was truly awful, and the defensive starters were at best lacking focus.

Eurich: Mitchell Trubisky called 'the franchise' by Ryan Switzer - 247sports - Mitchell Trubisky has already been anointed the franchise by former teammate Ryan Switzer.

Finley: Bears to hold practice at Prospect High School on Aug. 17 - Chicago Sun-Times -The Bears will practice at Prospect High School on Aug. 17, and fans can watch.

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Expectations for the Bears in 2017 - CSN Chicago - With the preseason starting, the SportsTalk Live panel talks about the Bears and the injury to Cubs catcher Willson Contreras.

Williams: Mike Glennon throws pick-six, finishes with 0.0 passer rating – ProFootballTalk - It was a terrible, no good, very bad night for Mike Glennon in his preseason debut with the Bears. Glennon's first pass as a Bear was incomplete. His second, an overthrow to Zach Miller on third down, was intercepted by Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr., who took it 50 yards for a touchdown.

WIlliams: Trubisky steals show, while Broncos offense looks no better than last season as QBs spin wheels – ProFootballTalk - While Mitchell Trubisky was stealing the show in Chicago, the quarterbacks on the other sideline will continue their competition with no clear leader.

Goldrick: Twitter explodes over Mitch Trubisky's debut - CSN Chicago - Mitch Trubisky was trending Thursday night, thanks to a dominant Bears debut.


Florio: Vicis helmet makes its NFL debut – ProFootballTalk - There's a new helmet in town, in pretty much every town that hosts an NFL team. This year, the Vicis Zero1 will show up throughout the league. On Wednesday night, several Texans wore the $1,500 helmet, which has a flexible outer shell that gives with impact.

Alper: Bill O’Brien on Deshaun Watson - A lot to build on, a lot to correct – ProFootballTalk - While discussing his first game action as an NFL player, Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson said that the players were bigger, faster and stronger but that it was "still football" to describe his comfort level against the Panthers.

Florio: Ezekiel Elliott suspension expected – ProFootballTalk - It may come Friday, it could be bumped into next week. Regardless of the timing, the prevailing view in league circles is that Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will be suspended under the Personal Conduct Policy. One league source characterized an Elliott suspension as "definite.


Reisman: Lions RT Rick Wagner suffers injury scare, Caldwell says ‘should be okay’ - Pride Of Detroit - Starting right tackle Rick Wagner suffered an injury on Thursday, but it appears to be minor.


Curl: Preseason Game One vs Broncos. Biscuit brings the gravy. - Windy City Gridiron - The first pre-season game is over. We cheered. We laughed. Some of us may have cried. Here’s my immediate takeaways.

Sunderbruch, Infante & Snyder: College Prospect Preview: PAC-12 - Windy City Gridiron - With college football growing nearer, it’s fun for Chicago fans to think about which players in the PAC-12 might enrich the Bears.

Zeglinski: Bears pre-preseason 53-man roster projection - Windy City Gridiron - As the Bears' preseason gets ready to kick off, here's a projection of who will make the final roster based on most of training camp.

WCG Predicts...The Fifty-Three: Who do we think will make the cut? - Windy City Gridiron - As we approach the start of the season, the WCG staff is going to take a stab at predicting the Bears’ 53-man roster.


BeardownsoHard: WCG Predicts - In Spreadsheet Form - Windy City Gridiron - The WCG Predicts stats in spreadsheet form!

PowerTool: Breaking Down the Anointed One (Watson) - Windy City Gridiron - Last night the Texans and the Panthers squared off in the first official preseason action for both teams. The goal of this article is to cover the performance of one Deshaun Watson, rookie...

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