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The Bear’s Den, November 5, 2019

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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

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

BEARRRSSSS

Eddie Jackson: Bears Have ‘100 Percent’ Belief In Matt Nagy - 670 The Score - Riding a four-game losing streak, the Bears are in last place in the NFC North.

Emma: Bears-Eagles Observations - 670 The Score - The Bears’ offense continues to regress under Matt Nagy’s watch.

Matt Nagy: Slow Starts Snowballing On Bears - 670 The Score - The Bears have punted on the opening drive in seven of their eight games.

5@5: Would Benching Trubisky Help Bears? - 670 The Score - The Mully & Haugh crew debates a five-pack of questions every weekday.

Things Could Be Worse for the Bears … They Could Be The Browns - Bleacher Nation - Finding silver linings in the dark clouds hovering above the Chicago Bears is challenging. But if you’re willing to look elsewhere, it doesn’t take long to

Inside Slant: Mitchell Trubisky opens up about offensive woes - ChicagoBears.com - After one of the least productive games in his three-year career, quarterback Mitchell Trubisky discussed the Bears’ current struggles and his determination to put them behind him.

Bears-Eagles postgame podcast - Chicago Tribune - The Bears keep finding ways to lose. Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer do their best to explain the team's brand of last-place football on the Bear Download podcast.

Ed O’Bradovich, Dan Hampton and Glen Kozlowski go full Vesuvius mode — 'bunch of nincompoops’ — on WGN radio after the Bears’ latest loss - Chicago Tribune - WGN’s trio of former Bears — Ed O’Bradovich, Dan Hampton and Glen Kozlowski — were in full Vesuvius mode. If fans wanted anger, this was their postgame show.

James Daniels' struggle with consistency at center is just another example of how much the Bears' offense needs to fix - NBC Sports Chicago - It's been an up-and-down season for the center.

As Tarik Cohen's underwhelming season continues, the Bears are trying to figure out how to recapture his 2018 form - NBC Sports Chicago - It's probably not a coincidence that both Cohen, and the offense as a whole, have struggled.

Bears-Eagles grades: What the F was that? - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears fell flat against the Eagles on Sunday, losing their fourth game in a row with poor efforts across the board.

Eddie Jackson comes out with strong words in defense of Matt Nagy - NBC Sports Chicago - Things have not been going well lately for the Bears, but it doesn’t sound like the players are losing any faith in the coaching staff.

Mitch Trubisky was Bears' 5th-best player on offense vs. Eagles - NBC Sports Chicago - Chicago Bears QB Mitch Trubisky didn't play well on Sunday against the Eagles, but he was far from the worst player on offense.

What’s the Bears’ problem on offense? Everything - NBC Sports Chicago - Mitch Trubisky talked about simplifying the offense and “keeping things easy,” but if the Bears can’t even do the easy things right, what’s the solution?

Hoge: Season Full Of ‘Could Haves’ And ‘Should Haves’ Shows What The Bears Are Not - WGN Radio - The Bears could have beat the Eagles. They probably should have beat the Eagles. We know this because despite the worst first half offensive performance in at least 40 years, the Bears still had the ball in the fourth quarter with the chance to take the lead.

3 things we learned in Week 9 loss - ChicagoBears.com - After watching tape of Sunday’s 22-14 loss to the Eagles, coach Matt Nagy spoke to reporters Monday about the Bears’ fourth straight defeat, including the negative plays that plagued the offense.

Mitch Trubisky’s Bears teammates are his last hope - With struggling QB unable to carry the offense, the offense is going to have to step up and carry him. As Taylor Gabriel said, it’s not just a matter of respect or belief, "I have to have his back."

Bears get no explanation for rescinded penalty on Eagles TE Zach Ertz - Chicago Sun-Times - Replay showed Ertz clearly pushed off Bears CB Kyle Fuller’s facemask, and the play was flagged, but ultimately it was ruled a touchdown.

Every aspect of Bears coach Matt Nagy’s offense is broken - Chicago Sun-Times - From the offensive line to the skill players to Mitch Trubisky, nothing looks the way Nagy planned.

Film review: How Bears QB Mitch Trubisky fared vs. the Eagles - Chicago Sun-Times - The last time the Bears lost in Philadelphia, they returned to the stench of rotting sushi that had been left inside Halas Hall over Thanksgiving weekend 2017. The Bears kept their stinking to a mere metaphor Monday.

‘Halas Intrigue’ Episode 44: The Bears offense in one word: D’oh! - Chicago Sun-Times - Is Mitch Trubisky the blame for the Bears’ offense? Or should the responsibility be spread around?

Bears cut back Tarik Cohen’s time, push Mike Davis out - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears’ best skill players, notably Cohen, have struggled to get rolling. Also, some scary numbers on the defense’s workload.

Brad Biggs: 10 thoughts on the Chicago Bears' 22-14 loss - Chicago Tribune - Brad Biggs' 10 thoughts after the Chicago Bears were defeated 22-14 by the Eagles on Sunday afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field, their fourth straight loss.

Matt Nagy tries to keep the Chicago Bears positive during 4-game skid - Chicago Tribune - How can Matt Nagy stabilize the mindset of his skidding team? Is burnout a factor in the defense's lack of game-changing productivity? Here's what we learned Monday at Halas Hall.

TV ratings for the Chicago Bears continue to fall - Chicago Tribune - Sunday’s latest Bears letdown, a 22-14 road loss to the Eagles, averaged a 22.1 household rating on Fox-32.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Browns cut safety Whitehead after social media posts - NFL.com - The Browns waived safety Jermaine Whitehead, the team announced Monday. The move comes after Whitehead posted threatening messages on social media following the team’s loss.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Detroit Lions Week 9 report card: Defense, odd coaching decisions sink Detroit vs. Raiders - Pride Of Detroit - The same mistakes continue to plague this team.

A TED Talk, week 9 - Daily Norseman - So what happens now?

Aaron Rodgers calls out Packers’ game prep habits on Los Angeles road trip - Acme Packing Company - Rodgers sounded very unhappy about how his teammates spent their time in LA leading up to the Packers’ loss to the Chargers.

Report: Jacoby Brissett’s MRI was as hoped, so he could play this week – ProFootballTalk - The MRI on Jacoby Brissett's injured left knee revealed nothing unexpected, Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports. Brissett officially has a sprain of his medial collateral ligament.

Earl Thomas: Lamar Jackson is the MVP – ProFootballTalk - Ravens safety Earl Thomas says the best player in the NFL is in Baltimore. Thomas said after Sunday's win over the Patriots that quarterback Lamar Jackson deserves to be the league's Most Valuable Player. "Lamar played MVP-type football. He's separating himself," Thomas said.

IN CASE YOU YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Bears re-sign Bradley Sowell - Windy City Gridiron - We knew it was bound to happen. If there’s one thing the 2019 Chicago Bears have been consistent at it’s cutting and then re-signing tight end Bradley Sowell. It’s like clockwork each and every...

Wiltfong: Same stuff, different week as Bears lose again - 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 22 to 14 loss to the Eagles.

Infante's Game Notes: Bears offense crumbles in fourth straight loss - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears fall to 3-5 after another loss that brought more of the same.

Wiltfong: Patrick Scales nominated for the 2019 Salute to Service Award - Windy City Gridiron - Earlier today the NFL announced the 32 nominees for the Salute to Service Award Presented by USAA. The Salute to Service Award, which is in its ninth year, "recognizes NFL players, coaches,...

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