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The Bear’s Den, August 23, 2017

As the Bears ready for Tennessee, questions abound in both the offensive and defensive backfields

Photo by Serena Vitellaro-Wiltfong



Jahns: Seeing success - Why Jordan Howard is a better player after eye surgery - Chicago Sun-Times - Howard described the changes in his vision post-surgery as “instant” and “definitely beneficial.”

Stankevitz: Kendall Wright draws a line between Marcus Mariota and Mitch Trubisky - They 'can do it all' | CSN Chicago - Bears wide receiver Kendall Wright saw quarterback Marcus Mariota develop in Tennessee and is now seeing Mitch Trubisky's growth in Chicago.

Biggs: If you trust the Bears, Mitch Trubisky will start - when he's ready - Chicago Tribune - Mitch Trubisky has played in two exhibitions and thrown 33 passes, and the only question anyone wants answered is: When will he be promoted to starting quarterback?

Campbell: Pernell McPhee progressing in recovery from knee surgery - Chicago Tribune - The fact Pernell McPhee attended Bears practice Monday is a positive sign. Still, there is no timetable for his return.

Campbell: Bears cling to positives as offense regroups for third exhibition - Chicago Tribune - John Fox left Mitch Trubisky's status undetermined when reporters asked whether Fox would have the rookie quarterback work with the starters this week.

Rosenbloom: Sounds like Mitch Trubisky will get his shot with Bears' first-string - Chicago Tribune - The problem is not signing Mike Glennon, it’s signing Glennon and guaranteeing him the Bears starting job.

Halas Intrigue podcast: After Bears QBs' performances in Game 2, now what? - Chicago Sun-Times - In the latest Halas Intrigue podcast, Patrick Finley examines what Game 2 performances mean for Bears quarterbacks Mike Glennon and Mitch Trubisky.

Cahill: Bears kicker Roberto Aguayo ridiculed by ex-Bucs teammates - Chicago Sun-Times - This hasn't been a good season so far for Roberto Aguayo, the Bears' newly acquired kicker from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Morrissey: End of QB debate — it's Mitch, not Mitchell, Trubisky! - Chicago Sun-Times - What name sounds more Chicago? An easy answer.

Finley: WR Kevin White, CB Kyle Fuller on their preseason progress with Bears - Chicago Sun-Times - Kevin White calls himself his own biggest critic. And, yes, people have told him to turn that part of his brain off. Important people.

Finley: Bears still waiting to make PUP decision on OLB Pernell McPhee - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears don’t figure to activate outside linebacker Pernell McPhee off the physically unable-to-perform list until at least after Sunday’s game.

Potash: Bears leave door open for Mitch Trubisky to get first-team snaps - Chicago Sun-Times - Coach John Fox notably didn’t disparage the notion that Trubisky might deserve snaps with the No. 1 offense in the ... third preseason game.

Jahns: Bears might have drafted something special in safety Eddie Jackson - Chicago Sun-Times - “It’s a blessing I’m here,” Jackson said. “It’s a great opportunity."

Hoge & Jahns Podcast: Will Bears QB Mitch Trubisky play with starters? - Chicago Sun-Times - Did coach John Fox finally open the door for a real competition?

Kenney: Gaudy Bears suit coat and tie for sale - Chicago Sun-Times - Back in the day, fans would don jerseys to show their support. Now, a group of Millennials decided to "class" up the jersey with gaudy sport coats.

Jaye Howard: At full strength, Bears' improved D-line 'could be scary' - Chicago Sun-Times - Goldman is re-establishing himself as the centerpiece of a 3-4 defensive line that has spearheaded a stout defense in the first two preseason games.

LeGere: Long TD run can only help Thompson's shot at Chicago Bears' roster - Daily Herald - Deonte Thompson's name won't go down in the record books because his 109-yard return of a missed field goal was in a preseason game. But the Chicago Bears' wide receiver demonstrated his rare explosiveness, and that could be the difference between making the final roster and getting a pink slip on Sept. 2, when NFL roster are whacked from 90 to 53.

STL: Who should get first-team QB reps? - CSN Chicago - The SportsTalk Live panel debates which quarterback should get the first-team reps.

Stankevitz: Mitch Trubisky will eventually make a glaring mistake, and why he'll respond to it well - CSN Chicago - Mitch Trubisky hasn't had a bad game or thrown an interception yet, but when he does, he's confident he'll be able to respond to it well.

Hub Arkush film review: Chicago Bears' Cohen and Bullard shine in second preseason game - Pro Football Weekly - But both Bears quarterbacks and Kevin White have much left to prove

Hub Arkush: Bears still don’t have QB controversy - Pro Football Weekly - Bears still haven't seen enough from Glennon or Trubisky to change their plan

Mayer: Bears defense improving on weekly basis - - Quintin Demps is pleased with the progress the Bears defense is making, but the veteran safety understands that the unit needs to keep improving.

Emma: Rookie Safety Eddie Jackson Leaving Bears Impressed - CBS Chicago - "He has all the tools, for sure," Quintin Demps says of Jackson, his fellow safety.

Cox: NFL Preseason Week 3 - Bears 53-man roster prediction - Bears Wire - With two preseason games in the books, here is a look at how the Chicago Bears' 53-man roster is starting to shake out.

Emma: Show Me The Money - Plenty Of Bears Have Something To Prove - CBS Chicago - - Personal incentive will be motivating many Bears players hoping for something more in their NFL futures.

Monk: Bears Quarterback Controversy - How to solve it - Cover32 - When anyone says the combination of words “quarterback controversy”, any NFL fans’ mind immediately jumps to a situation with Kardashian levels of drama that creates massive, incurable rifts in the fanbase and sets the rest of the sports world on fire with every writer and analyst giving their two cents through a single question-who should this football team start at the quarterback position?


Cahill: Jay Cutler says losing with Bears wore him down - Chicago Sun-Times - Based solely on statistics, Jay Cutler is by far the greatest quarterback in Chicago Bears history.

Smith: Jarvis Landry on Odell Beckham injury - “This is why I hate preseason” – ProFootballTalk - Giants receiver Odell Beckham appeared to avoid serious injury when he took a hit against the Browns on Monday night, but Beckham's friend and college teammate wasn't happy to see him take any injury at all.


Pelissero: Vikings' D, Sam Bradford's progress have Mike Zimmer optimistic - - A quiet summer has been a good one for the Minnesota Vikings, who are under the radar after an 8-8 finish in 2016. The hushed tones end there, though, as Mike Zimmer's team eyes a much better season.

Bukowski: New tight ends offer Packers glimpse of versatility - Acme Packing Company - Martellus Bennett and Lance Kendricks are more than just talent upgrades at tight end.

Glover: Will They, Or Won’t They? - Daily Norseman - The Minnesota Vikings might be on the verge of a breakout. Unless, of course, they aren’t.

Reisman: Lions DC Teryl Austin is not worried - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions appear to be just taking precaution with Ezekiel Ansah.


Sunderbruch: The Bears need patience, not urgency, with Trubisky - Windy City Gridiron - There should be no rush to get Mitchell Trubisky on the field, because he represents an investment beyond 2017.

Wiltfong: Ten Thoughts on the NFL - Windy City Gridiron - Give my thoughts a peek this week, and leave a few thoughts of your own in the comment section.

Wiltfong: Is John Fox changing his tune on Glennon vs Trubisky? - Windy City Gridiron - At today’s post practice press conference, Bears’ head coach John Fox was asked if they plan on giving Trubisky some reps with the starters this week, and Fox said no decision has been made at this time.

Wiltfong: Stock up/stock down - Windy City Gridiron - We run down the Chicago Bears’ roster to see which players are trending up, and which are trending down.

Mitchell: Rewind - Non-QB Thoughts About Game 2 - Windy City Gridiron - We all have a bunch of random thoughts go through our heads during a game, here are some of mine


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