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The Bear’s Den, January 22, 2019

Trubisky is going to the Pro-Bowl, Ted Monachino signs up for Club Dub & it’s back to London this season

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Last time we were there: A general view of the stadium prior to the NFL International Series match between Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Wembley Stadium on October 23, 2011 in London, England. 
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Mayer: Bears to play Raiders in London in 2019 - - The NFL announced Monday that the Bears’ road game against the Raiders in 2019 will be played in London. It'll be the Bears' first contest in London since they beat the Buccaneers 24-18 in 2011.

Medina: The Bears 2017 Draft Class Is Making a Lot of Analysts Look Really Dumb - Bleacher Nation - The Bears' 2017 draft picks are looking better all the time.

Officially Official: Bears Hire Ted Monachino as Senior Defensive Assistant and OLBs Coach - Bleacher Nation - Ted Monachino arrives in Chicago with a fancy title and the task of coaching up the Bears' outside linebackers.

Wood: Bears Offense Should Take Significant Step Forward in 2019 - Da Bears Blog - Unlike the defense, there is plenty of room for improvement on that side of the ball. Chicago had a pretty mediocre offense in 2018

Emma: Bears Hire Ted Monachino As Outside Linebackers Coach - 670 The Score - Monachino also will carry the title of senior defensive assistant.

Emma: Bears' Mitchell Trubisky Selected To Pro Bowl - 670 The Score - Trubisky will replace Rams quarterback Jared Goff in the game.

Emma: Bears, Raiders To Play 2019 Game In London - 670 The Score - The Bears last played in London in 2011.

LeGere: Bears hire one of Pagano's guys - Daily Herald - New Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano has been reunited with one of his most trusted lieutenants, Ted Monachino, who was hired Monday as the team's senior defensive assistant and outside linebackers coach.

Ellis: The Bears are headed to London next year to play the Raiders - NBC Sports Chicago - Khalil Mack's first game against the Raiders will take place 5,000 miles away from Oakland.

Stankevitz: Mitch Trubisky becomes first Bears QB named to the Pro Bowl since 1986 - NBC Sports Chicago - Mitch Trubisky is going to the Pro Bowl, replacing Jared Goff and becoming the first Bears quarterback named to the Pro Bowl since 1986.

Mullin's AFC, NFC Championship takeaways: Bears well served to make peace with Robbie Gould, make running back No. 1 offseason priority - NBC Sports Chicago - Given that three of the four conference championship contenders appear on the Bears’ 2019 schedule, and that aspects of their on-field operations parallel the Bears’ ways of doing things offensively and defensively, a few relevant takeaways from the AFC and NFC championship games and participants.

Bears' Mitch Trubisky Named to 2019 Pro Bowl to Replace Rams Quarterback - NBC Chicago - Chicago Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky has now been named to the 2019 Pro Bowl, replacing Rams quarterback Jared Goff as his team heads to the Super Bowl.

Bears to Play Raiders in London in 2019 - NBC Chicago - The Bears will head across the pond to take on the Oakland Raiders in 2019, the NFL announced Monday.

Mayer: Monachino joins Bears as defensive assistant - - The Bears have hired Ted Monachino as senior defensive assistant and outside linebackers coach. Monachino previously coached with new Bears defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano with the Ravens and Colts.

Chicago Bears Add New Coach to Chuck Pagano's Staff - NBC Chicago - New Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano has his first assistant coach, as Deshea Townsend has been named as the team’s defensive backs coach.

Chalk Talk: Who was Bears’ comeback player of year? - - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses his Bears’ comeback player of the year, the last time the Bears faced both Super Bowl teams in a season and what number draft pick the Raiders received from the Bears in the Khalil Mack trade.

Mayer: Trubisky named to NFC Pro Bowl roster - - Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, who helped lead the Bears to the NFC North title in his first full season as a starter, has been named to the NFC Pro Bowl roster as a replacement for the Rams’ Jared Goff.

Finley: Bears name Ted Monachino their OLBs coach - Chicago Sun-Times - Ted Monachino, who has extensive experience with new coordinator Chuck Pagano, will be the Bears' new outside linebackers coach, the team said Monday. Ken's Note: I had to be reminded because I rarely covered them at the time, but Monachino and I have probably shared a sideline when I was covering the occasional Hannibal High School Pirates game back in the mid-1990's... shortly before Chris Tabor coached 30 miles up the road at Culver-Stockton College in Canton.

Finley: Bears QB Mitch Trubisky to play in Pro Bowl - Chicago Sun-Times - He'll replace Rams quarterback Jared Goff, who will skip the game and play in the Super Bowl in two weeks.

Kane: Bears hire Ted Monachino as senior defensive assistant and outside linebackers coach - Chicago Tribune - Bears coach Matt Nagy added Ted Monachino to his staff Monday as a senior defensive assistant and outside linebackers coach.

Finley: Bears will play Raiders in London in 2019 as part of NFL's international series - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears last played in London in 2011 against the Buccaneers — a 24-18 victory.

Biggs' Bears roster rundown: Mitch Trubisky's steady growth bodes well for the future - Chicago Tribune - Brad Biggs reviews the 2018 Bears season position by position. First in the series is a look at Mitch Trubisky and the quarterback position. The Bears believe he has unlimited potential for growth, and experience in the system is key moving ahead to 2019.

Campbell's 5 crucial landmarks on the Bears' offseason road: Find a kicker, groom the QB, sort out the O-line, and more - Chicago Tribune - Five things on the Bears' offseason to-do list to keep their momentum going in 2019. Find a replacement for kicker Cody Parkey. Add speed to the offensive skill positions. Nurture Mitch Trubisky's growth. Foster a smooth transition to defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano. Sort out the O-line.

Campbell: Mitch Trubisky replaces Rams' Jared Goff to become 1st Bears quarterback in Pro Bowl since 1986 - Chicago Tribune - Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky is headed to the Pro Bowl as a replacement for Rams quarterback Jared Goff.

Campbell: Bears will play the Raiders in London in 2019 - Chicago Tribune - The Bears will play the Raiders in London this upcoming season, the team announced Monday.

Haugh: Bears fans' view of the Super Bowl matchup between the Rams and Patriots: What if? - Chicago Tribune - It’s impossible to see the Rams and Patriots prepare for football’s biggest stage without lamenting how close the Bears came to stepping onto it. Unlike most recent years, the gap between the Bears and both Super Bowl participants is a crevice more than a canyon.


Statement from Saints Owner Gayle Benson - New Orleans Saints News: The official source of Saints headlines, breaking news, player updates and gameday information.


LeGarrette Blount was uniquely inefficient with Lions - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions running game seemed rejuvenated in 2018, but when they struggled it was often with a veteran toting the rock.

Paytonfreude - Daily Norseman - It’s like schadenfreude, but even better. Ken's Note: There's nothing I love better than total, unadulterated sports hatred... where deep down, you truly revel when the object of your ire splats like a bug on a hot July windshield. I honor Ted for this wonderful, deviously cold serving of revenge.

WLudford: A Vikings Super Bowl Blueprint - Daily Norseman - What do the Vikings need to do to build a Super Bowl team?

Minnesota Vikings hire Marwan Maalouf as Special Teams Coach - Daily Norseman - Welcome to Marwan!

No overseas games for the Vikings in 2019 - Daily Norseman - The five match ups were announced this morning

Sean Payton & Drew Brees have avoided criticism that follows Mike McCarthy & Aaron Rodgers - Acme Packing Company - Despite less success than their counterparts in Green Bay, Payton and Brees escape the exact criticism leveled against the Packers even as the same excuses apply for each. Ken's Note: Well, of course they have... because most of the ire you speak of comes from your own fan base (and,of course, Chicago, but then again we see through the BS screen you guys have been throwing out there for years of under delivering in the playoffs).

NFL announces 2019 International Series games, Packers are left out once again - Acme Packing Company - Green Bay will be the only team not to play in London as of the end of next season. Ken's Note: That's because you smell like cheese and the rest of us are just too embarrassed to send you to Europe.

Packers 2019 Free Agent List: Matthews, Cobb, Breeland lead team’s 11 UFAs - Acme Packing Company - Which Packers with expiring contracts will return for 2019? Here’s the full list of the team’s free agents-to-be. Ken's Note: Can we sign Clay Matthews just to cut him.


WCG Roundtable: Should Kyle Long stay or go? - Windy City Gridiron - This offseason at WCG, a bunch of our writers are going to go back and forth on a few hot Chicago Bears topics. Next up, should the Bears keep Kyle Long?

Mitchell: Chicago Bears to face Raiders in London this season - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears Khalil Mack revenge game with the Raiders will be played in London this year

Mitchell: Bears Fan Takeaways From First Two NCAA Senior Games - Windy City Gridiron - We have limited pick this year, and these two games featured a lot of players sure to be on Chicago’s draft board

Zeglinski: Chicago Bears hire Ted Monachino to be outside linebackers coach - Windy City Gridiron - Chuck Pagano’s defensive staff in Chicago is coming along.

Infante: Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky headed to 2019 Pro Bowl - Windy City Gridiron - This marks the first time the Bears have had a quarterback in the Pro Bowl since Jim McMahon in 1986.


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