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The Bear’s Den, October 23, 2019

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Thankfully... hopefully... it’s turn around day yet again, where we sweep out whatever that was last week and press on

Vince Evans #8 of the Chicago Bears fights off would be tackler Ray Preston #52 of the San Diego Chargers during an NFL football game December 4, 1978 at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego,
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

There are a couple of F-Bombs in this song, so crank it at work at your own risk...

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

BEARRRSSSS

Matt Nagy Might SAY He Wants to Run the Ball, But He Actually Has To … You Know … Do It - Bleacher Nation - All talk, no action. Those four words describe Matt Nagy in relation to the running game. Because even though he has said all the right things about getting the

Grrrrrreeeeat: The Bears Are Having a Players-Only Meeting “Soon” - Bleacher Nation - Back-to-back gut-punching losses have forced the Bears to do the thing teams do when they lose their identity. Ladies and gentlemen: it’s apparently time for

Bernstein: Matt Nagy Has Some Joe Maddon In Him - 670 The Score - It’s starting to feel like there are two Matt Nagys: the guy who coaches the Bears and talks to reporters all week and the guy on the sideline with the visor and headset and laminated play card in front of his mouth.

5@5: Will Nagy Ever Commit To Running Game? - 670 The Score - The Mully & Haugh crew debates a five-pack of questions every weekday.

Rashaad Coward Aims To Stay Steady As Bears’ New Guard - 670 The Score - With Kyle Long shut down, the Bears are turning to Coward at right guard.

Roster moves: Bears sign Urban, waive Harris - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears on Tuesday signed veteran defensive lineman Brent Urban and waived undrafted rookie defensive lineman Jonathan Harris.

Lunch With Larry: 10.22.19 - ChicagoBears.com - ”Hi Larry, does it seem like Trubisky has taken a step back this year? He was supposed to improve in the second year of Coach Nagy’s offense but it doesn’t look that way”. - Urlurker

Ep. 95: Week 7 Recap - Saints @ Bears - Bear Down Girl Podcast - This game was literally the worst. Listen to me breakdown all that went wrong for this game because nothing surely went right.

Zeglinski: Trubisky’s failure a cruel reality for Bears – The Rock River Times - When the Bears traded up to draft Mitchell Trubisky at No. 2 overall in the 2017 NFL Draft, they made a definitive statement about their future. In eliminating any uncertainty regarding the mere idea of letting Trubisky slip through their grasp, the Bears told onlookers they believed they finally had The Man under center. Their future, one of promise and glory, was secure.

Five fixes the Bears need to save their season - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears need better quarterback play, a better commitment to the run, better play from their tight ends and better explosiveness from Tarik Cohen to save their season. That's a lot, isn't it?

Looking to get a once-promising season back on track, the Bears will hold a players-only meeting this week - NBC Sports Chicago - Matt Nagy wanted to see locker room leaders step up. Now a players-only meeting is on the books.

Consecutive Bears Losses Resemble One Past Bleak Season - SI.com - Never have two losses felt more like 16.

Monday Evening Quarterback with Bears Insider Adam Hoge: “Matt Nagy has lost his swagger and Mitch Trubisky has lost his confidence and it is dragging down this offense” - WGN Radio - It’s another edition of the “Monday Evening Quarterback!” Tonight, Justin and WGN Bears Insider Adam Hoge break down the Bears disastrous 36-25 loss to the New Orleans Saints.

Nick Foles? Leonard Williams? Become Sellers? Deadline Decisions Loom - Da Bears Blog - If the Chicago Bears think they are going to improve on their own this season, they’re going to fade into 2019 irrelevance, just as they have for most of the last 30 years.

Quick Hits: Players-only meeting to be held - ChicagoBears.com - Two days after dropping their second straight game, Bears veterans on Tuesday revealed that they plan to hold a players-only meeting in the very near future.

View of Cordarrelle Patterson from both sides is the same - ChicagoBears.com - Opponents-turned-teammates of Cordarrelle Patterson possess a unique perspective of what makes the Bears’ return specialist such a dynamic, game-breaking player.

Rashaad Coward embracing new position with Chicago Bears - ChicagoBears.com - Once resistant to playing offensive line, converted college-defensive lineman Rashaad Coward has found a new home at right guard with the Bears.

Mitch Trubisky’s odds to start for the Bears next season aren’t great - Chicago Sun-Times - The field has a higher chance at starting for the Bears in 2020 than Mitch Trubisky

Vowing unity, Bears plan players-only meeting to clear the air - Chicago Sun-Times - "I think that’s huge," cornerback Prince Amukamara said. "I think that’s when guys can really be transparent and genuine, and it’s a safe place."

Ditka’s iconic restaurant gets new lease, will stay open another year - Chicago Sun-Times - The Gold Coast steakhouse was close to ending its 20-year-run, but will stay open.

Patience for Bears QB Mitch Trubisky is all but gone amid more stumbles - Chicago Sun-Times - At 25 years old and in his third season, the Bears can’t keep asking people to wait and see on their highly drafted quarterback.

Bears’ Akiem Hicks ‘very optimistic’ he’ll return this year - Chicago Sun-Times - Akiem Hicks, who spoke on his weekly paid appearance on "Waddle and Silvy," said he’s "very optimistic" he can return this season from a left elbow injury that put him on IR last week.

5 Chicago Bears observations, including the broken running game - Chicago Tribune - A careful review of the Bears lopsided defeat against the Saints shows a lengthy fix-it list at Halas Hall, starting with the broken offense.

Column: The Bears are reviving Chicago's worst nightmare - Chicago Tribune - The Bears are 3-3, just like they were last season. But they were also 3-3 in 2014 when Marc Trestman's second season began to implode in spectacular fashion. So which path might this team head down?

Bears add defensive line depth in the absence of Akiem Hicks, who’s ‘very optimistic’ he’ll return this season - Chicago Tribune - Akiem Hicks said on WMVP-AM 1000 on Monday he’s “very optimistic” he can return from injured reserve this season.

POLISH SAUSAGE

John Elway: Emmanuel Sanders had issues, and we had issues – ProFootballTalk - Only 11 days ago Broncos General Manager John Elway insisted the team had no players on the trading block. On Tuesday, Denver traded receiver Emmanuel Sanders and a 2020 fifth-round draft choice to the 49ers in exchange for 2020 third- and fourth-round selections

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Quandre Diggs says goodbye to Detroit, Lions fans - Pride Of Detroit -Another classy exit for a classy player.

VIDEO: Trying to make sense of the Quandre Diggs trade - Pride Of Detroit - We try to make sense of a hard-to-understand situation.

Detroit Lions unhappy over Quandre Diggs trade - Pride Of Detroit - There will need to be some serious locker room management.

Vikings release CB/PR Marcus Sherels - Daily Norseman - The reunion has come to an end

Packers winning without Adams, but re-incorporating their star will dictate ceiling - Acme Packing Company - Getting young, unproven receivers reps while winning games may be helping Green Bay on the margins, but ultimately the fate of this offense rests on what it looks like with its best receiver on the field.

Chances for a potential Packers WR trade dwindle after Sanu & Sanders moved - Acme Packing Company - The team’s performance on Sunday diminished the need to acquire a wideout, but now two of the better options on the market are gone.

IN CASE YOU YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Householder's Stock up, stock down: Chicago Bears-New Orleans Saints - Windy City Gridiron - Breaking down another home loss and it’s fair to wonder: is anyone’s stock going up this week?

Wiltfong's NFL Power Rankings: Chicago Bears hit a season low - Windy City Gridiron - I really thought the low point of the 2019 Chicago Bears season was going to be that loss to the Oakland Raiders in London a few weeks ago. But then the Saints game happened. It wasn’t simply the...

Wiltfong's Ten Thoughts on the NFL and the Bears - Windy City Gridiron - Check out Lester’s Thoughts on the NFL this week and be sure to leave a few of your own in the comment section...

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