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The Bear’s Den, November 19, 2019

Well, turns out Mitchell Trubisky is hip and apparently needed a pointer or two... or perhaps I’m just confused...

Walter Payton #34 of the Chicago Bears carries the ball against the New York Giants at Giants Stadium on December 18, 1977 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Bears defeated the Giants 12-9 in overtime.
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

Although not really about New York per ce, it is mentioned and it’s time we throw our country music readers a bone... in this case, a Hillbilly Bone...

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

BEARRRSSSS

Brad Biggs: 10 thoughts on the Chicago Bears' loss in Week 11 - Chicago Tribune - Read Brad Biggs' 10 thoughts after the Chicago Bears were defeated by the Los Angeles Rams 17-7 on Sunday night at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum.

Eddy Pineiro misses again. Will the Chicago Bears bring in kickers? - Chicago Tribune - Eddy Pineiro's funk has compounded the Bears’ inability to score points. The rookie kicker has missed four of his last seven field-goal attempts.

Chicago Bears-Los Angeles Rams Postgame Show: Bears Squander Every Imaginable Opportunity in Another Disappointing Loss - Chicago Audible Podcast - A postgame podcast recapping the Chicago Bears 17-7 loss to the L.A. Rams.

Nagy took hard look at his duties as Bears offensive play-caller, opts to retain that role - NBC Sports Chicago - 27 games into being an NFL head coach, Matt Nagy continues to take a hard look at his duties as Bears offensive play-caller.

Why benching Mitch Trubisky makes zero sense for the 2019 Chicago Bears - NBC Sports Chicago - Matt Nagy clarified a significant point during his Monday press conference: Mitch Trubisky will be the Bears’ starting quarterback for the rest of the season, so long as he’s healthy enough to play.

Bears grades: Trubisky down with a hip pointer and poor showing against Rams - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears recent outting against the Rams was a rough one all around.

Matt Nagy knew about Mitch Trubisky's hip injury, but 'it wasn’t significant enough to not play' - NBC Sports Chicago - Matt Nagy answered a series of questions about pulling Mitch Trubisky late in Week 11's loss to the Rams.

Mitch Trubisky suffered hip pointer in Week 11, will remain Bears' starting QB - NBC Sports Chicago - Bears coach Matt Nagy said Mitch Trubisky is "absolutely" the team's starting quarterback if healthy.

Under Center Podcast: Playing 'Trubisky Detective' after rough loss to Rams - NBC Sports Chicago - Laurence Holmes, Matt Forte, Alex Brown, Lance Briggs, and Olin Kreutz try to figure out whether Mitch Trubisky actually injured his hip or if it was a stealth benching before getting into Eddy Pineiro’s tough day and the team’s culture.

Hoge: Matt Nagy’s Tough Year Just Got Tougher - WGN Radio - In the NFL, losing carries a different kind of weight. Everything gets magnified. Controversies are hard to avoid. And it’s impossible for head coaches to sound like they have a firm grasp on their program. Which brings us to the Bears’ 17-7 loss to the Rams Sunday night at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum — an exhibition of underachievement and a lesson in poor communication.

Chicago Bears ready if QB Chase Daniel starts for Mitch Trubisky vs. New York Giants - Chicago Sun-Times - If Trubisky isn’t fully healthy, there’s some logic to the Bears in playing Daniels as they try to assess the rest of their offensive personnel with an eye on 2020.

Chicago Bears’ Matt Nagy: ‘No ego’ about play-calling duty, but change not needed - Chicago Sun-Times
- As the Bears’ offense continues to be one of the NFL’s worst, Nagy doesn’t think scheme is the issue.

Film study: How Bears QB Mitch Trubisky hurt his hip and what happened next - Chicago Sun-Times - Breaking down film from the Bears’ 17-7 loss Sunday to the Rams to see exactly how Trubisky suffered a hip pointer, how coach Matt Nagy used him after the injury and signs that the injury was deteriorating during the game.

Chicago Bears linebacker Khalil Mack comes up empty vs. LA Rams - Chicago Sun-Times - The star linebacker’s slump continued with no tackles or splash plays Sunday. But he had a bigger impact on the field than he did on paper.

Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy details Mitch Trubisky’s hip injury - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears coach said he was aware of outside skepticism about the injury, particularly because it wasn’t immediately communicated to the NBC crew covering the game.

Column: Mitch Trubisky's removal stings for the Chicago Bears - Chicago Tribune - Matt Nagy and Mitch Trubisky were cheek to cheek late in Sunday's loss. The Bears coach was explaining to his starting quarterback why he was being pulled from the game. It was the latest evidence of a season that hasn't gone according to plan in any way.

Chicago Bears QB Mitch Trubisky pulled because of injury — not play - Chicago Tribune - Bears coach Matt Nagy addressed skepticism that quarterback Mitch Trubisky was pulled for the final series of Sunday night's loss to the Rams merely for health reasons.

Chuck Pagano talks takeaways on Bears Coaches Show - ChicagoBears.com - Bears defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano was pleased to see the work his players do on “Turnover Thursday” pay dividends early in Sunday night’s game against the Rams.

3 things we learned in Week 11 loss - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer identifies three things that stood out in Sunday night’s loss to the Rams, including another disappointing performance by the Bears offense.

Matt Nagy delivers latest Mitchell Trubisky injury news - ChicagoBears.com - Bears coach Matt Nagy on Monday described the hip injury that knocked Mitchell Trubisky out of Sunday night’s game and stressed that the switch to Chase Daniel had “zero to do with” Trubisky’s performance.

Quick Hits: Smith shines in road defeat - ChicagoBears.com - Linebacker Roquan Smith led a strong defensive effort in Sunday night’s 17-7 loss to the Rams, recording his first interception of the season, a team-high 11 tackles and a key tackle-for-loss.

Ryan Pace Speaks: Optimism for Trevathan, Inside the Daniels-Whitehair Swap, Mum on Kaepernick, More - Bleacher Nation - Prior to Sunday’s loss to the Rams, Bears GM Ryan Pace was interviewed on the team’s flagship radio station WBBM 780 AM/105.9 FM, touching on a variety of

Matt Nagy Insists He’s Sticking with Place-Kicker Eddy Piñeiro - Bleacher Nation - Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy is standing by his kicker. Yes, even after missing two field goals in pristine kicking conditions in Southern California. His

Nagy Has Tried to Salvage Trubisky. Those Efforts Have Failed - Da Bears Blog - There can be no argument that any element of an offense as bad this Bears’ offense is performing to an acceptable level. Not the play caller. Not the offensive line. Not the skill guys. Nobody.

Bears’ Nagy: Trubisky’s Benching Solely Health-Related - 670 The Score - Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky suffered a right hip pointer in his team’s 17-7 loss to the Rams on Sunday night, coach Matt Nagy said Monday while continuing to express his support for the 25-year-old Trubisky as the team’s starter.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Owner says Panthers have not made decision on Cam Newton’s future – ProFootballTalk - The Panthers have not made a decision on Cam Newton’s future, but owner David Tepper said the team is open to having the quarterback return, Alaina Getzenberg of the Charlotte Observer reports. Tepper spoke to Charlotte media Monday, with Newton one of the biggest topics.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Kirk Cousins says Adam Thielen will return against Seattle - Daily Norseman - That should help

What should Packers think about a 49ers defense that hasn’t faced many tests? - Acme Packing Company - The 49ers defense boasts gaudy stats and passes the eye test, but are our eyes deceiving us? A third straight middling performance raises questions as they get set to face a rested Packers offense with a top-10 offense.

Detroit Lions offense still ranks among NFL’s best - Pride Of Detroit - That’s a thing that isn’t terrible.

IN CASE YOU YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Bears (Nagy) vs Rams (McVay) - Snap counts, stats and more - 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 17-7 loss to the L.A. Rams.

Infante's Game Notes: Bears fall to Rams in prime time, playoff hopes vanquished - Windy City Gridiron - They faced steep odds to begin with, but any hopes the Bears may have had of making the playoffs were destroyed by the end of Sunday night.

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