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NFL: Chicago Bears at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Chicago Bears wide receiver Deonte Thompson (14) catches the ball as Tampa Bay Buccaneers strong safety Chris Conte (23) defends during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. 
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Wiederer: Pick-six sends Mike Glennon, Bears spiraling into another embarrassing loss - Chicago Tribune - Another wave of Bears turnovers. Another sloppy Sunday. Another indication that the franchise's efforts to fix the quarterback position are in disarray.

Campbell: 'Dumb mistake' brings rookie Tarik Cohen back to earth - Chicago Tribune - Tarik Cohen's ill-advised decision to try to scoop a bouncing punt resulted in a fumble recovery by the Bucs at the Bears' 13-yard line.

Bears-Buccaneers Postgame Show: Breaking Down an Inexcusable Loss in Tampa Bay - Da Bears Brothers - In this episode, Da Bears Brothers explain what went wrong in Tampa Bay with their weekly instant analysis and insight.

Smith: John Fox says loss wasn’t Mike Glennon’s fault, Mitch Trubisky won’t play – ProFootballTalk - Bears coach John Fox is not interested in changing quarterbacks. Fox said after today's loss to the Buccaneers that he will not bench starter Mike Glennon in favor of rookie Mitch Trubisky. Asked if Trubisky could start next week, Fox answered simply, "No.

Rosenbloom: Mike Glennon has to go, and he can take Bears coach John Fox with him - Chicago Tribune - The Bears should’ve fired John Fox long ago, but his persistence with quarterback Mike Glennon has made matters worse.

Biggs: Ugly loss to Bucs goes beyond quarterback as Bears aren't competitive - Chicago Tribune - Mitch Trubisky, whenever his time comes, is not going to be an all-roster panacea. He's not going to make Josh Bellamy into a bona fide starter.

Haugh: Even if John Fox can't see it, it's time for Mitch Trubisky - Chicago Tribune - The Bears need to announce a quarterback change Monday, from Mike Glennon to Mitch Trubisky, an inevitability the Bucs debacle merely accelerated.

Campbell: Lopsided 29-7 loss to Bucs even more painful in Year 3 of Bears regime - Chicago Tribune - Mike Glennon followed up a clean Week 1 performance with three turnovers in the first half against the Bucs, including an interception that was returned for a TD.

Imrem: Dare we mention name of Chicago Bears' No. 2 QB? - Imram - Until he plays I have vowed not to mention the name of Chicago Bears rookie QB Mitch Trubisky ... oops, there it is.

Rozner: So far, Chicago Bears who we thought they were - Daily Herald - You need playmakers to win football games. So where are the Chicago Bears' playmakers?

LeGere: QB controversy renewed? Bucs blow out Chicago Bears 29-7 - Daily Herald - The Bears' 29-0 blowout loss to the Buccaneers in steamy Raymond James Stadium dropped the visitors to 0-2 and is sure to re-invigorate the clamoring for backup rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky to replace Mike Glennon.

Under Center Podcast: Buccaneers dominate the Bears - CSN Chicago - The crew breaks down the ugly loss in Tampa and look ahead to the game against the Steelers.

Duber: On Mike Glennon's bad day, Jay Cutler wins debut with Dolphins - CSN Chicago - On the same day Mike Glennon had a real bad day in Tampa, former Bears quarterback Jay Cutler won his Dolphins debut — and was interception-free.

Stankevitz: A change at QB looks necessary - CSN Chicago - With Mike Glennon having a horrendous day in Tampa, it seems logical that the Bears would perhaps look to Mitch Trubisky after falling to 0-2.

Stankevitz: With Mitchell Trubisky waiting, Bears insist it's not all Mike Glennon's fault - CSN Chicago - Mike Glennon's three turnovers were the most glaring part of Sunday's blowout loss in Tampa, but the Bears explained that it wasn't all on the quarterback.

Bernstein: Awful Bears Bring New QB Scrutiny - CBS Chicago - There is a habit of prefacing criticism of Glennon by saying he is a nice guy, as if it has anything to do with his abilities on the field.

Finley: Bears embarrassed by Buccaneers, 29-7 - Chicago Sun-Times - One week after the Bears were a 5-yard pass away from beating the defending NFC champions, they left Raymond James Stadium in disarray.

Jahns: Bears coach John Fox says 'no' to Mitch Trubisky for now - Chicago Sun-Times - "I don’t think that loss was all about the quarterback," coach John Fox said.

Morrissey: Somebody tell John Fox that Mitch Trubisky's time is here - Chicago Sun-Times - Glennon's bad performance against Buccaneers demands a change.

Jahns: Injuries force Cody Whitehair to play three positions - Chicago Sun-Times - Three quick thoughts and observations from the Bears' Week 1 loss against the Buccaneers.

Potash: 'A dumb mistake' — Tarik Cohen muffed punt typifies Bears' tough day - Chicago Sun-Times - Cohen’s gaffe wasn’t the first mistake the Bears’ made and certainly not the last in Sunday’s 29-7 loss to the Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium.

Finley: Buccaneers hold Bears RB Jordan Howard to worst day as a starter - Chicago Sun-Times - Having posted the worst statistical game of his career, Jordan Howard left the Bears’ locker room for the second-straight Sunday.

Finley: LB Nick Kwiatkoski among the latest injury victims - Chicago Sun-Times - Nick Kwiatkoski left the Bears' game in the first quarter with a pectoral injury on Sunday

Finley: Put in hole by offense, Bears defense takes a step back vs. Buccaneers - Chicago Sun-Times - The Buccaneers started their second drive at their own 38-yard line, the next at the Bears’ 13 and the fourth at the Bears’ 35.

Jahns: Defending the indefensible - when will Bears move on from Mike Glennon? - Chicago Sun-Times
“We just didn’t put our team in good situations,” Glennon said. “And that falls on me.”

Cox: Bears implode in embarrassing 29-7 defeat to Buccaneers - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears had issues across the roster in their 29-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, none bigger than the quarterback.

Perez: Mike Glennon, Bears offense stalls vs. Buccaneers in Week 2 loss - Bears Wire - Mike Glennon imploded against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Bears' Week 2 loss

Mayer: Pace appears on pre-game radio show - ChicagoBears.com - Bears general manager Ryan Pace appeared on the WBBM 780 AM and 105.9 FM pre-game show in advance of Sunday’s road game against the Buccaneers. Here’s a transcript of that interview:

Mayer: Turnovers cost Bears in lopsided loss to Buccaneers - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears opened Sunday’s game in Tampa by committing four straight turnovers, falling behind the Buccaneers 23-0 at halftime en route to a 29-0 loss.

Nabors’ 3 and out: What went wrong in Bears loss to Bucs? - Pro Football Weekly - Three moments that mattered.

Hub Arkush: Chicago Bears race backwards in road loss to Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Pro Football Weekly - If Pace and Fox don't make changes with Bears, McCaskeys will have to

Hoge: John Fox’s Refusal To Put Blame On Mike Glennon Falls Short - WGN Radio - To suggest that Glennon wasn’t in “any way” responsible for the Bears’ 29-7 loss to the Buccaneers is disingenuous, especially when you began the press conference referencing your team’s four first half turnovers. The quarterback was responsible for three of them.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Gates: Sam Bradford is “fine” even though he didn’t play and nobody knows when he’ll be back - Daily Norseman - I think we’re redefining the term here

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Link: New Podcast Alert! - Windy City Gridiron - Our very own Andrew Link has teamed up with a couple other Bears writers to debut a new Bears podcast. Check it out here!

Wiltfong: Josh Sitton,Nick Kwiatkoski and Tom Compton all ruled out - Windy City Gridiron - Starting right guard Josh Sitton left the game with a rib injury and will not return. For those scoring at home, the interior of the Bears offensive line is now Hroniss Grasu at center, B...

Link: Chicago loses 29-7 and it Wasn’t Even That Close - Windy City Gridiron
After a heartbreaking loss, the Bears look like a 3-13 team again against the Bucs

Link: Mitchell Trubisky Needs to Start...Like Today - Windy City Gridiron - After two lackluster, at-best, performances from Mike Glennon, it begs the question: Couldn’t Trubisky perform this well?

FANPOSTS

54oaklightning: An apology to the WCG community - Windy City Gridiron - Hello everyone, I want to apologize for a comment I left on a post before the game against the Bucs.

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