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The Bear’s Den, January 14, 2019

Matt Nagy & Ryan Pace are scheduled to do their post-season presser & expect position coach turnover this week

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NFL: NFC Wild Card-Philadelphia Eagles at Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson (12) catches a touchdown pass against Philadelphia Eagles free safety Avonte Maddox (29) in the second half a NFC Wild Card playoff football game at Soldier Field. 
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DeYoung: Why the Bears made the right hire in Chuck Pagano - The Loop Sports - The Bears’ defensive coordinator spot was the most highly coveted coordinator position in the NFL. Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy had plenty of options, and none

Eurich: Adrian Amos fined for hit on Zach Ertz in playoffs - 247Sports - .Amos was fined $26,739 for a hit he placed on Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz in the Wild Card round.

Chasanov: Is Leonard Floyd worthy of his fifth-year option? - 247Sports - It was an up-and-down junior campaign for outside linebacker Leonard Floyd. Should the Bears exercise his fifth-year option or ask for more out of him in 2019?

Chicago Bears Hire Chuck Pagano as New Defensive Coordinator - The Chicago Audible Podcast - The Chicago Bears have officially hired Chuck Pagano to take over the defense in place of Vic Fangio.

Campbell: Chuck Pagano's path to the Bears took him up the NFL mountain - and back down - Chicago Tribune - New Bears defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano is known for his charisma and connections with players. But his Colts defenses suffered from a variety of shortcomings.

Jordan Matthews totally trolled Bears mascot in divisional game, didn't he? - NBC Sports Chicago - Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews totally trolled Bears mascot Staley after scoring the opening touchdown in the NFL Divisional Game against the Saints on Sunday.

Medina: Shakeup in the Defensive Staff Could Result in Rob Ryan Coaching Bears OLBs - Bleacher Nation - One of Buddy Ryan's sons could be a candidate to replace outgoing Bears OLBs Coach Brandon Staley.

Medina: Ed Donatell to Choose Between Staying With Bears or Following Vic Fangio to Denver - Bleacher Nation - Ed Donatell has a difficult decision to make.

The 'Cody Parkey challenge' doesn't go well for Bears fans - ESPN Video - Fans in Chicago attempt the same field goal Cody Parkey missed last Sunday and the results didn't end well, including one person slipping as he kicked the ball.

Fans attempt to make Cody Parkey's missed 43-yard field goal - NFL Videos - Watch fans attempt to make a 43-yard field goal that was missed by Chicago Bears kicker Cody Parkey for a contest.

Potash: Parkey status, Fangio exit cloud otherwise rosy future for Bears, GM Ryan Pace - Sun Times - If the Bears had beaten the Eagles, they would have met their seed and arguably had a free roll the rest of the playoffs.

Morrissey: Chicago should have been watching the Bears play the Rams on Saturday - Sun Times - The Bears should have been playing the Rams on Saturday. They should have been playing a second-round game against a team they had beaten earlier.

Smith: What was it like trying to kick Cody Parkey's 43-yard field goal? Amateur hour - Sun Times - A hundred fans who thought they could do the maligned kicker's job tried and failed on Saturday.

Sneed: Blow up the Cody Parkey ball — says the man who blew up the Steve Bartman ball - Sun Times - A sports memorabilia expert said the infamous ball could fetch more than $100,000 at an auction.

Biggs: With Chuck Pagano in charge of the defense, Bears let OLB coach Brandon Staley go amid coaching staff changes - Chicago Tribune - After hiring Chuck Pagano as defensive coordinator Friday night, the Bears have gone to work remaking the coaching staff on that side of the ball. A league source says outside linebackers coach Brandon Staley has been let go.

4 changes to expect for Chicago Bears defense under Chuck Pagano - Bears Wire - Chuck Pagano takes over the Chicago Bears defense from Vic Fangio, and it might look and operate a little differently under new leadership.


Larry Fitzgerald “going to take a little time until everything slows down a bit” – ProFootballTalk - The Cardinals hired a new head coach this week and Kliff Kingsbury was asked about the prospect of coaching wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald during the 2019 season.


NFL: NFC Divisional Playoff-Philadelphia Eagles at New Orleans Saints
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (17) reacts after an interception by the New Orleans Saints caused by the self-proclaimed “best hands” player in the league butter handedly lost the his NFC Divisional playoff football game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Jeffery’s “double-hand doink” gave the game to New Orleans.
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How much would you pay for a Detroit Lions conference championship ticket? - Pride Of Detroit - If the Lions were to ever host the NFC Championship, how much would you pay to see it?

Vikings - Raiders Mega Deal ? - Daily Norseman - The Oakland Raiders ended the season with the worst defense in the NFL in terms of points allowed, and near the bottom in yards allowed. Their offense wasn’t much better, finishing 28th in points...


Wiltfong: Brandon Staley out as outside linebackers coach for Chicago - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears are making some changes to their defensive coaching staff with Brandon Staley out as OLB coach, with the rumored coach to be added having ties to the 1985 Bears.


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