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The Bear’s Den: September 30, 2017

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John Fox speaks without actually saying anything, again.

NFL: Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers
Chicago Bears running back Tarik Cohen (29) rushes with the football after catching a pass during the second quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Finley: Bears coach John Fox won’t rule out promoting Mitch Trubisky - Sun Times - John Fox was never going to announce a starting quarterback Friday, no matter how embarrassing the Bears’ loss to the Packers was the night before. To do so would give some perceived edge to their next opponent, the Vikings, or, in his mind, any onlooker that would dare exploit of a rare moment of coach candor.

Bears-Packers Postgame Show: "That was Unacceptable" - Da Bears Brothers - Take a listen as Da Bears Brothers break down all of the action from the Bears' Thursday night game in Lambeau including why it's "unacceptable."

Jahns: 11 takeaways from the Bears’ 35-14 loss to the Packers - Sun Times - Some thoughts and observations after watching the film and going through the stats of the Bears’ 35-14 loss to the Packers on Thursday night (as previously shared on Twitter)

Morrissey: Did Ryan Pace think or drink before signing Mike Glennon? - Sun Times - While we await word on when the Bears will finally admit the obvious and announce that Mitch Trubisky is their starting quarterback, one question: Could Ryan Pace have been any more wrong about Mike Glennon?

Potash: ‘My bad’? NFL needs to send a six-game message to Danny Trevathan - Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan should be suspended for six games for his vicious hit on Packers wide receiver Devante Adams — two for punishment and four to send a message to the rest of the NFL that even unintentional helmet-to-helmet hits will not be tolerated. A four-yard penalty just doesn’t do the trick.

Cahill: John Fox could soon be the worst coach in Bears history - Sun Times - Consider this: John Fox has won 10 games in his two-plus seasons as Chicago Bears head coach. Lovie Smith won 10 games in his final season, barely missed the playoffs and was fired. Statistically, Fox is well on his way to becoming the worst coach in franchise history. Move over Abe Gibron, Foxy is coming for you.

Halas Intrigue: Why it’s time for Bears to turn to Mitch Trubisky - In a Halas Intrigue podcast from Lambeau Field, the Chicago Sun-Times’ Patrick Finley and Mark Potash discuss the need for a new Bears quarterback.

Finley: Good, bad and (mostly) worse: How the Bears fared in a Week 4 loss - Sun Times - Some weeks are better than others for the Bears

Wiederer: Mike Glennon or Mitch Trubisky? John Fox remains intentionally vague on Bears’ QB decision - Chicago Tribune - Asked directly Friday whether he could be clear on whether Mike Glennon was still the team’s undisputed starting quarterback, Bears coach John Fox smirked.

LeGere: Will Chicago Bears change QBs? Fox not saying much - Daily Herald - Bears coach John Fox did not commit to staying with Mike Glennon at quarterback. But he also did not say the Bears would turn to rookie Mitch Trubisky -- or nine-year veteran Mark Sanchez, for that matter.

Rozner: Bears have time now to make QB decision - Daily Herald - If he can throw and chew gum at the same time, Mitch Trubisky can't be worse than Mike Glennon. Is this the right time for the Bears?

Stankevitz: Danny Trevathan on vicious hit on Davante Adams 'It wasn't intentional' - CSN Chicago - Danny Trevathan didn't have any malicious intent on his brutal hit on Davante Adams, but he still could draw a suspension for it.

Stankevitz: Bears place safety, captain Quintin Demps on injured reserve - CSN Chicago - The Bears placed safety and team captain Quintin Demps on injured reserve Friday.

Bears Week 4 grades: Mike Glennon, John Fox fall flat in Green Bay - CSN Chicago - There weren't many passing grades to go around after the Bears' 35-14 blowout loss to the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on Thursday night.

Stankevitz: John Fox won't commit to or deny a quarterback change - 'We're looking at everything' - CSN Chicago - John Fox's message on Friday wasn't any different than his one in the immediate aftermath of Thursday's blowout loss to the Packers.

Hoge and Jahns, Episode 117: Bears-Packers Postgame Show - WGN Radio - Adam Hoge and Adam Jahns breakdown all the action from Lambeu Field after the Bears lost to the Packers 35-14 Thursday night. The good news: Mike Glennon threw for more yards than his counterpart, Aaron Rodgers. The bad news: he also had more turnovers (two fumbles lost and two interceptions thrown), while Rodgers threw four touchdowns to Glennon's two.

Mayer: 3 things that stood out in Week 4 loss - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer identifies three things that stood out in the Bears’ 35-14 loss to the Green Bay Packers Thursday night at Lambeau Field.

Boden: Going deep with some Chicago Bears problems, besides the QB call - Pro Football Weekly - The Bears managed all of 14 points Thursday night at Lambeau Field. Here are seven of my own, outside of who starts behind center:

Hoge: Everyone Knows It - It’s Trubisky Time |- WGN Radio - The correct time to play Mitch Trubisky already came and went. That time was two weeks ago in Tampa when the Bears found themselves in a 17-0 hole after three early turnovers, two by Mike Glennon.

Alper: NFL reviewing Danny Trevathan hit for possible suspension – ProFootballTalk - When referee John Hussey was asked why Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan was not ejected for using the crown of his helmet to hit Packers wide receiver Davante Adams in the helmet when Adams' forward progress had been stopped, Hussey said that he "didn’t have enough information" from his perspectiv...

Gabriel: Time For The Bears To Turn To Mitchell Trubisky - CBS Chicago - It's obvious that Mike Glennon's Bears teammates have no confidence in his play.

Biggs: 10 thoughts on the Bears' 35-14 loss to the Packers - Chicago Tribune - 10 thoughts after the Chicago Bears were blown out 35-14 by the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night at Lambeau Field.

GOOD NEWS

Davante Adams Injury: Packers WR has concussion but no structural damage - Acme Packing Company - There’s a big sigh of relief coming out of Green Bay this morning.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Western: Packers CB Damarious Randall left the stadium and argued with a coach after benching, per report - Acme Packing Company - There are any number of ways to respond to being taken off the field in the middle of a football game, but one Packer appears to have taken the worst one on Thursday.

Glover: Roughing The Podcast, Ep 31 - Daily Norseman - We’re all day to day

Film review: More proof that Jim Bob Cooter adapts to what his players do well - Pride Of Detroit - In crucial situations against the Falcons, the Lions ran a concept their quarterback has a long history with.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Zeglinski: Thursday night's laughter in Lambeau felt different for the Bears. End the quarterback charade - Windy City Gridiron - On the surface, Thursday night was a familiar refrain for the Bears against the Packers. Take a deeper look and there's an elephant in the room.

Householder: Bears wasting a good defense with Glennon - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears defense might be good but the QB isn’t allowing them to show it

Householder: Bears place Quintin Demps on IR - Windy City Gridiron - A big free agency signing hits the injured list

Berkes: Fantasy Football Week 4 Thread - Is LeSean McCoy in Trouble? - Windy City Gridiron - Each week we’re setting aside this time slot to provide a forum for fantasy football conversation. Bring your questions about who to start / sit in the comment section. We’ll also grade trades and...

Infante: Packers vs. Bears: -Notes from an ugly loss - Windy City Gridiron - It was a rough night to be a Bears fan.

FANPOSTS

Erik Christopher Duerrwaechter: Enough Shenanigans, It's Trubisky Time in Chicago - Windy City Gridiron - It's been quite some time since I've fired up a Fanpost, but considering the circumstances surrounding the franchise, it's time to address the figurative "pink elephant" in the room. Four weeks...

Charles Vaughn: The 2018 Chicago Bears Head Coach is... - Windy City Gridiron - I'm truly curious to see what your thoughts are on potential head coaches for the Bears since OBVIOUSLY Fox will not be sticking around next year. Also, it's worth pointing out that many OCs and...

JomothePrep: Alshon Jeffrey - Windy City Gridiron - For as poorly/unlucky/lanky Glennon has played the one thing that is clear is that the Bears wide receivers are a joke. Perhaps the worst in the league. I can't buy the Deonte Thompson and Josh...

FanPosts - Recent - Windy City Gridiron - Here's a link to our FanPost section, where YOU have the opportunity to contribute to Windy City Gridiron. Take a few minutes and write a post about what you are thinking about regarding the Chicago Bears, and there's a chance it will be linked right here in the Den.

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