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The Bear’s Den: August 21, 2017

The Bears enter week 3 of the preseason following a strange game last Saturday

NFL: Chicago Bears at Arizona Cardinals
Chicago Bears wide receiver Kevin White (11) looks on prior to the game against the Arizona Cardinals 
Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports



Hoge: It’s Time For A Real Quarterback Competition - WGN Radio - John Fox is the same guy who said “I don’t think there are any givens” when asked to reaffirm Jay Cutler as his starter last year while Cutler was recovering from a sprained thumb. So why is Glennon’s starting job a given?

Preseason Week 2 Postgame Show: Mike Glennon's Still on the Struggle Bus - Da Bears Brothers - In this episode, Da Bears Brothers break down all of the action from the Bears' second preseason game including Mike Glennon's continued struggles.

Campbell: Mike Glennon underwhelms as Bears hold on for 24-23 preseason win over Cardinals - Chicago Tribune - Overall, the spark Mike Glennon was searching for - that he perhaps needed - fizzled out in the first half of the Bears' 24-23 preseason victory Saturday night.

Rosenbloom: Mitch Trubisky should get first-string snaps in the Bears’ next exhibition - Chicago Tribune - For a while, Mike Glennon didn’t totally stink against the Cardinals on Saturday night. Yes, he was bad. Of course he was bad. He’s Mike Glennon. But he didn’t

Campbell: Roberto Aguayo off on the wrong foot in Bears' kicking competition - Chicago Tribune - Roberto Aguayo's first field goal as a Bear, a 49-yarder, sliced wide.

Haugh: Mike Glennon has done nothing to deserve Bears' starting quarterback job - Chicago Tribune - Mike Glennon has done nothing to deserve Bears' starting quarterback job.

Schwab: Mike Glennon fails to impress, Mitch Trubisky does OK in relief - Shutdown Corner - Comprehensive National Football League news, scores, standings, fantasy games, rumors, and more

Wiederer: Three-phase review - Bears rookie RB Tarik Cohen proving fearless - Chicago Tribune - The 5-foot-6, 181-pound Tarik Cohen is quickly putting to rest any concerns that the physicality in the NFL might prove too challenging for him.

Campbell: Mitch Trubisky beaten up but not beaten down in second exhibition - Chicago Tribune - Mitch was sacked twice and completed 6 of 8 passes for 60 yards and a touchdown in the second half of the Bears’ 24-23 exhibition victory over the Cardinals.

Biggs: 10 thoughts on the offense and Bears' 24-23 preseason win - Chicago Tribune - Ten thoughts after the Chicago Bears hung on for a 24-23 victory over the Arizona Cardinals Saturday night at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Vikings sign former University of Minnesota QB Mitch Leidner - Chicago Sun-Times - The Vikings now have five quarterbacks on their roster.

Finley: 'Always looking to hit the HR ball,' Bears RB Tarik Cohen shines again - Chicago Sun-Times - All eyes are on the Bears’ quarterbacks, but the starter maintains the offense won’t be built around them at all.

Morrissey: Mike Glennon conspiracy? What Mike Glennon conspiracy? - Chicago Sun-Times - Did Bears make life easy for Glennon so the Trubisky pep rally would die?

Finley: Situation split Saturday shows Bears not making QB battle a fair fight - Chicago Sun-Times - Mitch Trubisky entered his first preseason game for the last possession of the second quarter. Nine days later, he began it in the third frame.

Jahns: Bears' brand-new secondary will determine how good the defense is - Chicago Sun-Times - It’s only the preseason, but Cardinals receiver Jeremy Ross was too wide open during an important moment against the Bears’ first-team defense.

Finley: From FG return TDs to onside returns, how Bears specialists benefited - Chicago Sun-Times - Not everything worked so well for the Bears’ special teams in Saturday night’s 24-23 win against the Cardinals. But the game had amazing value.

Perez: Studs and duds from Bears’ Week 2 preseason win over Cardinal - Bears Wire - A look at some of the good and bad from the Chicago Bears' Week 2 preseason win over the Arizona Cardinals

Bernstein: We’ve Seen Something Like Mike Glennon Before - CBS Chicago - If this Bears quarterback situation with Mike Glennon seems familiar, just harken back to 1997.

Perez: Bears RBs Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen exchange pleasantries on Twitter - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears RBs Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen exchanged pleasantries on Twitter during and after the team's Week 2 preseason game


Wagner-McGough: Anquan Boldin shockingly retires less than two weeks after signing with Bills - - Boldin, 36, is ranked ninth all-time in career receptions


Hirschhorn: Packers vs. Washington stock down report: Jason Spriggs has yet to turn the corner - Acme Packing Company - Pass protection remains an adventure for the Packers' 2016 second-round pick.

Glover: Rick Spielman Is NOT Insane, But He DID Sign Mitch Leidner. Why? - Daily Norseman - Let’s try and break down the ‘why’ part of this equation

Lions-Jets report card: Secondary aces, offensive line problems loom large - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions looked dominant on defense again, but there are some issues on the other side of the ball.


Wiltfong: The charade is over, the Bears should start Mitchell Trubisky - Windy City Gridiron - Through two preseason games, the Chicago Bears have one quarterback that looks like he belongs, and he’s not the guy running with the number ones.

Link: Did the Bears Sandbag Mitchell Trubisky? - Windy City Gridiron - There were some very curious, and telling, decisions made by the Bears last night. What does it mean for the quarterback position heading into the all-important third preseason game?

Infante's The Infantry: Recapping Bears rookie performances from Week 2 of the preseason - Windy City Gridiron - In the second edition of The Infantry, we see how the Bears’ rookies did in the team’s 24-23 win over the Cardinals.


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