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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

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Hughes’ The Positional Quick 3: Defensive Coaches - Da Bears Blog - The core of anyone’s belief that this Bears edition will find itself fighting for a postseason spot in December is continuity with the defensive coaching staff. John Fox and Vic Fangio inherited the worst Bears defense in franchise history and quickly turned that around with an influx of talent and a ton of tremendous coaching. Fox is gone but Fangio’s task is simple: take this group and put them over the top.

Mayer: Daniels highlighted on ‘Meet the Rookies’ - ChicagoBears.com - The final episode of ChicagoBears.com’s four-part series

Arthur Arkush: Suspended Bucs QB Winston will make 2018 debut at Chicago Bears - Pro Football Weekly - Could Bears’ top-10 ‘D,’ returning mostly intact, exact revenge vs. rusty, still-adjusting Winston?

Bears defense called a sleeper for 2018 by Bryant McFadden - 247Sports - The praise is starting to mount for the Chicago Bears defense in 2018.

Eurich: How Jonathan Anderson can be the new Christian Jones for the Bears - 247Sports - Jonathan Anderson’s versatility could be coming into play for the Chicago Bears.

Eurich: Anthony Miller exudes confidence in ‘Meet the Rookies’ feature - 247Sports - Chicago Bears wideout Anthony Miller is not afraid to speak his mind.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Why did the NFL do a deal with Jameis Winston? – ProFootballTalk - What was a hunch last week has become a reality. The NFL, despite a reputation for meting out discipline without compromise, reached a compromise with Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston, giving him a three-game suspension in exchange for an agreement not to appeal and to apologize generally to th...

Mike Glennon still feels like he’s “living the dream” – ProFootballTalk - At this point last year, Mike Glennon was in the first months of a three-year, $45 million contract and preparing to open the season as the Bears starting quarterback. Glennon lasted four games in that role before Mitch Trubisky took over the job and the Bears cut Glennon loose this offseason.

KNOW THY ENEMY

NFL.com’s top 10 Lions plays of 2017 is great, but wrong - Pride Of Detroit - Here is the correct top 10 list.

Sports Illustrated has a story about the 1998 Vikings if you want to feel awful - Daily Norseman - And who doesn’t, really? Ken’s Note: Me. You guys choked. As usual. Gary Anderson < Morten Anderson.

“Fanalytics” put Vikings fans near the bottom of the NFL - Daily Norseman - Well, they’re wrong then, aren’t they? Ken’s Note: Not really. You guys are like day old c-store glazed doughnuts. No, I take that back, day old c-store glazed doughnuts are better than you guys.

Jameis Winston’s 3-game ban could affect Packers’ extra ‘19 1st-rounder - Acme Packing Company - The Packers own a 2019 first-round pick from the Saints, who now open the season against a Buccaneers team missing its starting quarterback.

Will the Lions be the next pro sports team in Detroit to win a championship? - Pride Of Detroit - It’s not as ridiculous as it sounds. Ken’s Note: Yes it is.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

All-Bears Historical Fantasy Championship: House of Bears vs The Butkus-ers & Brown-nosers - Windy City Gridiron - It’s time for our Championship Game! Congrats to Sam and Jeff for making it this far, but there can be only one... We need you guys to vote for the team you think is best!

Link’s 2018 Bears Defensive Line Preview: The Evolution of Fangio’s Defensive Fronts - Windy City Gridiron - I asked myself is what we saw from the Bears defensive front in 2017 was different than in previous years. It was, and how does that affect the defense moving forward?

Leming’s Bears positional breakdown: ranking the NFC North’s defenses - Windy City Gridiron - The NFC North could be the NFL’s best division in 2018. That’s due in large part to some terrific defenses.

Zeglinski: How high can the Bears fly with Sam Darnold’s Jets? - Windy City Gridiron - A lame duck coach with a highly drafted quarterback. Sound familiar? Breaking down how the Bears and Jets compare with a matchup looming on the latest WCG Radio.

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