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The Bear’s Den, October 22, 2019

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THE CODY SPECIAL!

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

BEARRRSSSS

Bears Are Signing Brent Urban to Bulk Up Their Defensive Line - Bleacher Nation - After watching Josh Jacobs and Latavius Murray plow through what was once a stout run defense, the Chicago Bears had to do something to mix it up. One solution

Trubisky is not the guy - Da Bears Blog - If you want to spend this Monday criticizing the defensive performance over the last two weeks, go right ahead. But I’m not going to join you. Sure they have struggled getting off the field but the Bears have a collection of terrific defensive players and they’ll be just fine in the long run.

Behind Bears’ Lagging Running Game Is Lack Of Trust - 670 The Score - ”I know we need to run the ball more,” Bears coach Matt Nagy says. “I’m not an idiot.”

Bears To Sign DE Brent Urban - 670 The Score - The Bears are adding depth to their defensive line.

Eddie Jackson On Bears’ Woes: Blame Players, Not Coaches - 670 The Score - Bears safety Eddie Jackson cut straight to the chase in explaining who deserves the blame for the team’s continued struggles.

Robinson Confronts Trash Talk Criticism On Twitter - 670 The Score - Some criticized Allen Robinson for talking trash when the Bears trailed big.

Matt Nagy wants the Bears to play with blinders on. Their postgame Twitter fights seem to contradict that. - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears are trying to block out the noise, right?

Is the Bears' season doomed? They don't believe so, but across-the-board regression says otherwise - NBC Sports Chicago - This is a team that did not shy away from sky-high preseason expectations. But through six games, reaching a Super Bowl in the franchise’s 100th season looks like a fever dream.

Under Center Podcast: Bears trounced by Saints, and questions abound - NBC Sports Chicago - Laurence Holmes is joined by Olin Kreutz, Matt Forte, Lance Briggs, and Alex Brown to break down the Bears' highly dispiriting 36-25 loss to the Saints at Soldier Field.

Another lackluster return from Mitch Trubisky leaves the Bears offense in a state of panic - NBC Sports Chicago - It was a lot of the same on Sunday night.

At least he can laugh about it: Taylor Gabriel apologizes to fantasy owners after getting one reception vs. Saints - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears offense is struggling, which means any unfortunate fantasy owners putting stock into Bears offensive players were hurting on Sunday, but Taylor Gabriel had a sense of humor about it.

Matt Nagy Says Mitchell Trubisky's Troubles Are All in the Footwork - SI.com - Matt Nagy's take on quarterback Mitchell Trubisky's problems after film review Monday was about his feet, not his arm.

3 things we learned in the Chicago Bears Week 7 loss - ChicagoBears.com - After watching tape of Sunday’s loss, Bears coach Matt Nagy identified poor footwork as Mitchell Trubisky’s No. 1 issue in the game but stressed that the entire offense needs to play better, not just the quarterback.

Inside Slant: Chicago Bears determined to right the ship after loss - ChicagoBears.com - As they return to work Monday following Sunday’s disappointing loss to the Saints, the Bears will focus on correcting their mistakes while ignoring the outside noise.

Postgame Perspective: Chicago Bears offense continues to search for identity - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears were confident they had discovered solutions to some problems that had been plaguing them this season. But virtually all of their most pressing questions remained unanswered after a 36-25 loss to the Saints.

Quick Hits: Patterson provides highlight, Nichols returns - ChicagoBears.comCordarrelle - Patterson shows his electrifying playmaking ability with a 102-yard kickoff return touchdown. Bilal Nichols makes his presence felt early in his return to action. That and more in our post-game notebook.

‘Halas Intrigue’ Episode 33: Bears hit rock bottom in loss to Saints - Chicago Sun-Times - It was a rough one for the Bears. Ken's Note: Here we go with the rock bottom nonsense again.

Brad Biggs: 10 thoughts on the Chicago Bears' 36-25 loss - Chicago Tribune - 10 thoughts after the Bears were dominated by the Saints 36-25 on Sunday at Soldier Field, a game that was much more lopsided than the final score indicates.

Coach Matt Nagy has to make sure the Chicago Bears don't unravel - Chicago Tribune - Matt Nagy is tasked this week with making sure frustration doesn’t unravel his team before they have time to fix what’s broken on the field.

Chicago Bears facing worst-case scenario with Mitch Trubisky - Chicago Tribune - The Bears lost more than a game Sunday afternoon. They lost the benefit of the doubt, the fan base's patience and, perhaps, quarterback Mitch Trubisky's confidence.

Bears coach Matt Nagy: 'I know we need to run the ball more' - Chicago Tribune - Bears coach Matt Nagy addressed Mitch Trubisky's performance and the lack of a run game against the Saints.

Bears local TV ratings show fans tuned out Saints loss early - Chicago Tribune - Bears' viewership peaked in Chicago early Sunday, coinciding with the drive that briefly gave them a lead in the second quarter in their loss to the Saints.

Is the Bears offense beyond repair? The Bear Download podcast breaks down the Week 7 meltdown. - Chicago Tribune - It was appropriate that Soldier Field was shrouded in fog after the Bears' loss to the Saints on Sunday, as it's unclear how the Bears offense improves after their latest meltdown. Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer discuss all of it in the latest Bear Download podcast.

Chicago Bears-New Orleans Saints Postgame Show: Blundering Bears Outcoached, Outplayed in Lopsided Loss - The Chicago Audible - - The guys break down the Chicago Bears ??

With running game, Nagy makes plea for patience: "I know we need to run the ball more. I’m not an idiot" - NBC Sports Chicago - There's a lot that needs to be fixed. There's also more required patience.

Bears grades: Inside the complete failure against the Saints - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears' loss to the Saints was the worst of the Matt Nagy era, raising serious questions about this team's chances of contending in 2019.

Matt Nagy on need to run the ball more: I'm not an idiot - NFL.com - The Chicago Bears ran the ball seven times in their loss to the Saints. This is the fewest carries in a game in franchise history in the Super Bowl era, per NFL Research. Coach Matt Nagy knows this is a problem.

Matt Nagy is no idiot, but Bears’ offense looks idiotic — and unfixable - Chicago Sun-Times - Nagy, who declared himself, "not an idiot" on Monday, is good at what he does. But - his game plan was a disaster against the Saints, and there are no obvious solutions for the Bears’ broken offense.

With the heat on, Nagy vows to right the ship - Chicago Sun-Times - At a low-point following back-to-back losses, second-year coach has few answers but a lot of confidence Bears can get up off the mat.

Matt Nagy: If Bears must go on Twitter, ‘just wish somebody Happy Birthday’ - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears receiver Allen Robinson and running back Tarik Cohen each sparred with critics on Twitter on Sunday night.

Film study: Three plays Bears QB Mitch Trubisky must make — and didn’t - Chicago Sun-Times - For a head coach that’s always defensive of Mitch Trubisky, Matt Nagy’s public chiding, albeit gentle, is notable.

Bears sign defensive lineman Brent Urban - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears will lean on him, and others, as they try to sort through their run defense without Akiem Hicks, who landed on injured reserve last week with a left elbow injury.

Bears’ problem isn’t threat of negativity; it’s a terrible offense - Chicago Sun-Times - Coaches and front-office people are obsessed these days with the "culture’’ of a locker room. You get the distinct impression that some would rather go 6-10 with a nurturing locker room than 10-6 with players one step away from killing each other.

Snap Judgment: Anthony Miller’s jump in playing time nets little return - Chicago Sun-Times - A look at the Chicago Bears’ playing time distribution from their loss to the Saints.

So It Begins: Multiple Trade Rumors Pop Up for the Bears to Replace Trubisky - Bleacher Nation - Mitch Trubisky is a problem. Trubisky’s mechanics have fallen apart. The mobility that was once a strength in his game has gone missing. His field vision is bad

POLISH SAUSAGE

Jerry Jones is “looking for reasons” to keep Jason Garrett – ProFootballTalk - The Cowboys front office repeatedly expressed public support for Jason Garrett last week in the midst of a three-game losing streak. Both Jerry Jones and Stephen Jones said Garrett’s job was not on the line in Sunday’s game against the Eagles. They weren’t lying.

Bobby McCain to be disciplined for confrontation with fans - NFL.com - Dolphins safety Bobby McCain will be disciplined by the team for a verbal confrontation with a 13-year-old boy and for allegedly spitting in the face of another Bills fan following Miami’s loss at Buffalo.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Bear breaks into Colorado house, plays the piano but not very well - Anchorage Daily News - A Colorado woman called police when she came home to find her house trashed. Then they watched the surveillance tape.

Detroit Lions injury update: Kerryon Johnson expected to miss time - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions are expected to be without their star running back.

Lions DT Damon Harrison never more frustrated in self, run defense: ‘It really starts with me’ - Pride Of Detroit - Snacks took personal responsibility for Detroit’s run defense struggles.

Vikings Monday Injury Report: None of this is real - Daily Norseman - Because the Vikings didn’t actually practice

Raiders trade Gareon Conley to Texans one day after Packers’ big passing breakout - Acme Packing Company - Conley will play against his former team right away in week 8.

IN CASE YOU YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Infante: Bears add depth up front, sign defensive lineman Brent Urban - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears bring in a veteran free agent to try and improve their run defense.

Wiltfong: Bears embarrassed by Saints reserves - Windy City Gridiron - Lester gives his thoughts on the game, plus he shares the complete playing time breakdown, and spotlights a few individual and team statistics from the Chicago Bears in their 36 to 25 loss to the New Orleans Saints.

Infante's Game Notes: Bears fall to 3-3 with underwhelming loss to Saints - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears failed once again to top 300 total offensive yards, and their defense had an uncharacteristically poor game.

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