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The Bear’s Den, October 30, 2019

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It’s turnaround day yet again, out with the Chargers and in with the Eagles.

Philadelphia Eagles v Chicago Bears
Head Coach Buddy Ryan of the Philadelphia Eagles talking with his former player Jim McMahon #9 of the Chicago Bears during pre-game warm ups prior to the start of an NFL football game September 14, 1986 at Soldier Field in Chicago
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

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

BEARRRSSSS

The Bears Stuck With Mitch Trubisky Today, But the Future is a Different Story - Bleacher Nation - There was a whole lotta nothin’ happening on the trade front today. Plenty of chatter, hearsay, buzz, whispers, and rumors. But no action. Gardner Minshew’s

Bears Receivers Are Reportedly “Unhappy” (But Still Supportive) of Mitch Trubisky - Bleacher Nation - It its easy to think about Mitch Trubisky’s regression through the lens of what is happening at the quarterback position, but there is so much more beyond the

Bears Stand Pat At Trade Deadline - 670 The Score - The struggling Bears didn’t make a trade as they sit in last place in the NFC North.

Chicago Bears: 5 realistic QB options in the 2020 NFL Draft - Da Windy City - The Chicago Bears have a huge question mark at the quarterback position and limited draft capital, but these realistic options could be available.

Roquan Smith on his bounce-back game for Chicago Bears - Chicago Tribune - Roquan Smith showed energy from the first play of Sunday's Bears-Chargers game, and he played a big part in holding the Chargers to 36 yards on 12 carries.

5 Chicago Bears observations: Red-zone ineptitude and the I-formation - Chicago Tribune - Breaking down the details of the Bears' latest offensive stumble in their Week 8 loss to the Chargers.

Meet the Philadelphia Eagles (with Zack Rosenblatt of The No-Huddle Show) - The Chicago Audible Podcast - Zack Rosenblatt of The No-Huddle Show joins to share his firsthand account of the Bears Week 9 opponent - the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Bears' only option was to do nothing at NFL trade deadline - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears cashed in all their chips long before Tuesday's trade deadline to build their 2019 roster, meaning all they can do is ride things out with the group they have.

Matt Nagy's leaning on his endless optimism to get through the worst stretch of his Bears tenure - NBC Sports Chicago - The coach has stayed tried to stay optimistic through his worst month in Chicago.

Mitch Trubisky's failure to seal a win adds to case for Bears to have a quarterback battle in 2020 - NBC Sports Chicago - Mitch Trubisky overthrew an open Taylor Gabriel on a play that would've resulted in a game-sealing touchdown. It's just another piece of evidence pointing toward the Bears needing to consider moving on from the 2017 No. 2 overall pick next year.

After Sunday's miss, Eddy Piñeiro's getting his first real taste of what it's like kicking in Chicago - NBC Sports Chicago - Kicking in Chicago is just a different beast, and for more than one reason.

Payton Presser: Where do the Bears go from here? - WGN Radio - The issues with this Bears team are not going to be fixed overnight, but we will learn a lot about this group over the next few weeks.

Roquan Smith’s aggressive play a positive to build on - ChicagoBears.com - Bears linebacker Roquan Smith recorded five tackles in an improved performance Sunday against the Chargers that he credited to playing downhill and asserting himself.

Mitchell Trubisky better, but still has room to improve - ChicagoBears.com - The diagnosis of Mitchell Trubisky’s performance in Sunday’s 17-16 loss to the Chargers was that the Bears quarterback made strides, especially with his downfield accuracy, but still needs to improve in key areas.

Bears’ Matt Nagy faces red-zone issues - Chicago Sun-Times - A year ago, Nagy was in an entertaining groove inside the 10 — remember Tarik Cohen’s one-yard pass to Anthony Miller against the Giants? But on Sunday, there were few plays the Chargers weren’t ready for.

Bears K Eddy Pineiro preferred ball centered for late field goal try - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears kneeled to set up a game-winning field-goal attempt on the left hash, but Pineiro would’ve liked it better straight down the middle.

Bears’ David Montgomery in I-formation needs to stay - Chicago Sun-Times - A look at the success of the I-formation, some Mitch Trubisky disasters and a brilliant defensive stand Sunday in a 17-16 loss to the Chargers.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Pleasant surprises, disappointments at 2019 season’s midpoint - NFL.com - Gardner Minshew shocked the world. Baker Mayfield’s Browns are scuffling. Marc Sessler eyes pleasant surprises and disappointments at the season’s midpoint.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Trade deadline rumors: Detroit Lions made offer for Broncos CB Chris Harris Jr. - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions apparently made an offer at the All-Pro corner.

NFL trade deadline: Detroit Lions choose not to trade Darius Slay - Pride Of Detroit - The NFL trade deadline was all smoke, no fire for the Detroit Lions.

NFC North Week 8 recap: Lions move into 3rd place, Packers alone in 1st - Pride Of Detroit - It’s wild card or bust for the Lions.

Packers make no moves at quiet 2019 trade deadline - Acme Packing Company - The few big deals that were reportedly in the works fizzled out by the 4:00 PM ET deadline.

Tyler Boyd: It’s not Andy Dalton’s fault nothing has gone right – ProFootballTalk - The Bengals made a change at quarterback Tuesday, with head coach Zac Taylor going door to door informing players during their position meetings. They were surprised but not surprised at the same time

IN CASE YOU YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Infante: Bears stand pat at trade deadline, don’t add quarterback - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears have decided to lay low for the trade deadline this year.

Wiltfong's NFL Power Rankings: Checking in on the Bears - Windy City Gridiron - As the Chicago Bears prepare to head into week 9 of the 2019 season, I don’t think there were many people that expected them to be 3-4 at this juncture. The Bears have been one of the more...

Wiltfong: Bears sign James Vaughters to the practice squad - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears have re-signed outside linebacker James Vaughters to their practice squad. To make room for Vaughters, they placed linebacker Fadol Brown on practice squad injured reserve.

Wiltfong's Ten Thoughts on the NFL and the Bears - Windy City Gridiron - 1) The New Orleans Saints are not trading Teddy Bridgewater while having a legit Super Bowl contending team right now. He stepped in and kept their offense working when Drew Brees was injured and...

WCG CONTRIBUTORS BEARS PODCASTS & STREAMS

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