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

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Emma: Bears Plan To Pick Up Leonard Floyd’s 5th-Year Option - 670 The Score - ”He played well, and we’re happy where he’s at,” Ryan Pace says.

Emma: Bears Facing More Changes On Defensive Coaching Staff - 670 The Score - The Bears could lose multiple assistant coaches to Vic Fangio in Denver.

Emma: Bears Leave Open Possibility Of Signing Kareem Hunt - 670 The Score - Hunt is on the commissioner’s exempt list after an incident in which he kicked a woman.

Bears’ Anthony Miller To Have Shoulder Surgery - 670 The Score - Miller is the only Bears player scheduled for offseason surgery.

Emma: Bears Will Have Kicker Competition For Cody Parkey - 670 The Score - ”We need more production out of that position,” general manager Ryan Pace says.

Hughes: Commentary on & Criticism of the Year-End Pace/Nagy Press Conference - Da Bears Blog - Parkey was brought up almost immediately. Two things: (1) Pace sounded like Parkey was going somewhere else. (2) Nagy said Parkey didn’t mention Today Show appearance in their exit interview, and seemed displeased with the whole ordeal. He made it clear it was a “me” gesture not a “we” one. Parkey is gone.

Bernstein: Interpreting Bears’ Press Conference - 670 The Score - Cody Parkey appears on his way out, while the door is open for Kareem Hunt.

Ellis: Ryan Pace, Matt Nagy talk Kareem Hunt, Cody Parkey, the Bears' future and more in their end-of-year press conference - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears' GM and head coach touched on a number of issues and questions heading into the offseason.

Under Center Podcast: Bears seem to close door on Cody Parkey, but not Kareem Hunt - NBC Sports Chicago - JJ Stankevitz, John “Moon” Mullin and Cam Ellis digest Matt Nagy and Ryan Pace’s end-of-season press conference at Halas Hall.

Stebbins: Matt Nagy criticizes Cody Parkey's appearance on TODAY show in end-of-season press conference - NBC Sports Chicago - During the Bears' end-of-season press conference on Monday, head coach Matt Nagy criticized kicker Cody Parkey's appearance on the TODAY show.

Mullin: Bears takeaways, from Chuck Pagano to NFL Playoffs - NBC Sports Chicago - The impact of the Bears changing defensive coordinators, from Vic Fangio to Chuck Pagano starts to play out inside Halas Hall long before anyone will be permitted to observe Pagano and his new defense go through on-field work.

Hoge’s 10 Bears Things: Everything You Need To Know From Pace, Nagy’s Season-Ending Press Conference - WGN Radiio - Matt Nagy's dark side wasn’t seen very much during a 12-4 regular season, but Chicago Bears fans — and players, for that matter — got a glimpse of the no-nonsense version of Matt Nagy during Monday's season-ending press conference at Halas Hall.

Mayer: Pagano lauded as ‘perfect fit’ for Bears defense - ChicagoBears.com - In their end-of-season press conference Monday, Bears coach Matt Nagy and GM Ryan Pace both described new defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano as an ideal replacement for Vic Fangio.

Medina: NFL Legend Ed Reed Scheduled to Join Bears DC at NFLPA Collegiate Bowl – Is There a Coaching Fit? - Bleacher Nation - The idea of Ed Reed coaching Eddie Jackson is the stuff dreams are made of if you love defensive back play.

Medina: Anthony Miller (Shoulder) Will Have Offseason Surgery, Khalil Mack (Knee) Will Miss the Pro Bowl - Bleacher Nation - One last injury update for the 2018 season.

Medina; NFL Defenders Call Mitch Trubisky One of the League's Most Underrated QBs - Bleacher Nation - Mitch Trubisky's peers think more highly of him than you might otherwise expect.

Medina: Bears Plan on Picking Up Leonard Floyd's Fifth-Year Option - Bleacher Nation - Leonard Floyd made some strides in his development and played his way into getting the fifth year of his rookie deal guaranteed.

Finley: Bears won't rule out signing former Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt - Sun Times - The Bears aren’t openly pursing Kareem Hunt. But they’re not ruling it out, either.

Finley: Bears coach Matt Nagy critical of K Cody Parkey's 'Today' show appearance - Sun Times - Cody Parkey hit the left upright and then the crossbar on a 43-yard attempt that would have beaten the Eagles in the NFC wild card round.

Finley: Bears to part with OLB coach Brandon Staley - Sun Times - Brandon Staley, the outside linebackers coach who helped tutor Khalil Mack in the week leading up to his Bears debut, could be heading west.

Kane: A Bears pursuit of Kareem Hunt would be at odds with Matt Nagy’s ‘high character’ mantra - Chicago Tribune - Football shouldn’t be a part of the conversation for the Bears and Kareem Hunt for the foreseeable future. The harm is too fresh, and the Bears’ boasting of high-character players in their locker room is too frequent.

Kane & Wiederer: 5 things we heard from Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy, including Cody Parkey's future and a Kareem Hunt conversation - Chicago Tribune - Bears general manager Ryan Pace and coach Matt Nagy held their end-of-season news conference at Halas Hall on Monday.

Haugh: If Ryan Pace truly operates with no regrets, the Bears will dump Cody Parkey and avoid Kareem Hunt - Chicago Tribune - Bears general manager Ryan Pace stopped short of confirming a split with kicker Cody Parkey, but he left little doubt of supporting it. A kicker who missed 11 kicks last season has no place on the roster of a Super Bowl contender.

10 Takeaways From the Chicago Bears End-Of-Season Press Conference - The Chicago Audible Podcast - Chicago Bears GM Ryan Pace and HC Matt Nagy spoke with the media on Monday to discuss a variety of topics surrounding the Bears and their future. Here are 10 takeaways from it.

Letizia: Four Players Pagano Could Bring to Chicago - The Chicago Audible Blog - Here are a couple of intriguing players who Chuck Pagano could bring to Chicago that already know his system.

Stankevitz: Following missed kicks and ‘me’ appearance on ‘TODAY,’ Cody Parkey’s days with Bears appear numbered - NBC Sports Chicago - Matt Nagy sharply criticized Cody Parkey for his appearance on "TODAY" on Monday, making it all but assured the Bears will part ways with the "double-doink" kicker.

Mullin: Hiring Chuck Pagano as defensive coordinator a Nagy call; Bears to pick up Leonard Floyd 5th-year option - NBC Sports Chicago - Hiring Chuck Pagano was a decision made by head coach Matt Nagy, a statement when considering how the Bears have operated with such moves in the past.

Shook: Bears unhappy with Cody Parkey’s TODAY appearance - NFL.com - Cody Parkey has been under fire since his potential game-winning kick fell to the Soldier Field turf. Matt Nagy also didn’t approve of Parkey’s television appearance, the coach revealed Monday.

Potash: Bears’ Nagy looking for ‘pretty seamless transition’ from Fangio to Chuck Pagano - Chicago Sun-Times - Continuity is everything as the Bears try to build on the momentum ... that took the Bears from 31st in points allowed ... in 2014 to first in 2018.

Morrissey: Bears don’t rule out the possibility of pursuing Kareem Hunt - Sun-Times - Signing him would send a terrible message that women, who make up a decent percentage of the fan base, don’t matter as much as offensive production.

Jahns: Bears offseason needs: Five takeaways from GM Ryan Pace - Sun Times - As much as Bears GM Ryan Pace was asked to look back on the 2018 season on Monday, it was apparent that he already was focused on what’s next.

Jahns: Trey Burton injury: Bears’ medical testing showed a groin injury - Sun Times - Bears tight end Trey Burton didn’t play against the Eagles in the wild-card round.

Bears GM Ryan Pace Calls Out Cody Parkey for TODAY Show Interview and Suggests Team Will Replace Him - 12up - Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace suggested in an interview that infamous kicker Cody Parkey would not be returning to the Bears in 2019.

Carmen and Jurko: Bears Meet the Media - ESPN Chicago - Carmen and Jurko react as Bears head coach Matt Nagy and GM Ryan Pace meet the media.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Kyler Murray declares intention to enter NFL Draft - NFL.com - Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Kyler Murray will enter his name in the 2019 NFL Draft. The Oklahoma signal-caller announced he submitted his name for early entry in the draft.

KNOW THY ENEMY

13 Years Later: A look at life before Mike McCarthy - Acme Packing Company - Mike McCarthy was hired 13 years ago. Matub takes a look at how his life has changed since then.

The Packers should hope Matt LaFleur isn’t like his old boss Sean McVay in one specific way - Acme Packing Company - With everyone searching for the "next Sean McVay," the young, aggressive playcaller, it seems many are missing a key flaw: a conservative approach to game management.

Packers hire Nathaniel Hackett as offensive coordinator – ProFootballTalk - The Packers are hiring Nathaniel Hackett as their offensive coordinator, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. New coach Matt LaFleur also interviewed former Buccaneers offensive coordinator Todd Monken for the job, but the Browns hired Monken as their offensive coordinator.

Gary Kubiak and his son get jobs on Vikings staff – ProFootballTalk - After the Broncos passed over Gary Kubiak, the Vikings are hiring him. Kubiak will join the Vikings' coaching staff, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. It is unclear what Kubiak's title will be on a staff where Kevin Stefanski will be the offensive coordinator.

The Eagles’ mission for 2019 is clear: home field advantage - Bleeding Green Nation - Once again, it’s clear getting homefield advantage in the NFL playoffs is vitally important.

Reacting to the Eagles’ loss to the Saints - Bleeding Green Nation - The Kist & Solak Show #70

Green Bay Packers hire Nathaniel Hackett as offensive coordinator - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions are still without an offensive coordinator as another potential hire gets picked up.

Kyler Murray declaring for the NFL Draft is good news for the Detroit Lions - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions should indirectly benefit from Kyler Murray entering the NFL Draft.

Golden Tate wants to go to a team that can win now - Pride Of Detroit - Golden Tate isn’t sure what will happen in free agency, but he wants to play for a contender.

Schefter: Vikings hire Gary Kubiak as offensive advisor - Daily Norseman
And his son is the Vikings’ new quarterbacks coach

Packers to hire Nathaniel Hackett as offensive coordinator, per report - Acme Packing Company - New Packers head coach Matt LaFleur has tabbed former Jaguars assistant Nathaniel Hackett as his new offensive coordinator.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Zeglinski: “It’s a we thing.” Unpacking the Chicago Bears’ 2018 season-ending press conference - Windy City Gridiron - From Parkey to Hunt, Matt Nagy and Ryan Pace wrapped up the Bears’ 2018 season Monday. Here are your cliff notes.

Wiltfong: Watch the Chicago Bears end of the season press conference - Windy City Gridiron - At 12:30 this afternoon, general manager Ryan Pace and head coach Matt Nagy are expected to meet the media at Halas Hall. You guys can consider this an open thread to discuss any and all Bears’ related topics that may be on your mind.

Wiltfong: Bears will pick up Leonard Floyd’s 5th-year option - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears end of the season press conference from Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy was full of a lot of good stuff, and we’ll have a full recap very soon, but we wanted to get this one out there as...

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