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The Bear’s Den, November 8, 2019

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The Bears get ready to host the Lions in an all-too-rare Sunday 12:00 noon home start

NFL: NOV 22 Bears at Lions Photo by Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

How about Detroit week tune from the Motor City Madman....

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

BEARRRSSSS

Mitch Trubisky Isn’t the Bears Only Problem - Bleacher Nation - Well, there’s certainly no denying it anymore: the Chicago Bears offense is in a big-time funk. The good news is that Head Coach Matt Nagy is doing everything

Hmmm … Matt Nagy Didn’t Rule Out Another Whitehair-Daniels Position Swap - Bleacher Nation - During his Thursday press conference at Halas Hall, Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy was asked if Cody Whitehair would be moved back to the center position. And his

Week Ten: Lions at Bears Actual Football Game Preview - Da Bears Blog - Three Things About the Lions...

Know Your Foe: Bears-Lions Storylines - 670 The Score - Danny Parkins of 670 and Will Burchfield of 97.1 The Ticket previewed the matchup.

5@5: Is Mitchell Trubisky Cracking Under Pressure? - 670 The Score - The Mully & Haugh crew debates a five-pack of questions every weekday.

Nagy: Trubisky’s TV Comments Taken Out Of Context - 670 The Score - Matt Nagy felt Mitchell Trubisky’s line about turning off TVs was “tongue in cheek.”

Franchise QBs on their way out? The quarterback carousel begins early - Our Turf Football - Franchise NFL quarterbacks are hard to find, but some teams are already moving on from theirs. OTFB’s Lisa Johnson takes a look at the teams who may be moving on.

The Chicago Audible - Chicago Bears Podcast and Postgame Show Archives - The Chicago Audible - In this week's Audio Mailbag, Nicholas and Charlie answered a series of audio and Twitter questions: what should happen with running back Mike Davis?

Matt Nagy staying his course as Bears head coach and offensive playcaller - NBC Sports Chicago - As the offensive implosions continue, Matt Nagy continues to evince zero indication that he is considering any change in his role.

Matt Nagy won't address the rumors about a James Daniels-Cody Whitehair switch, which is telling in its own way - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears head coach basically wouldn't comment, which is telling in its own way.

Under Center Podcast: The QB blueprint for this season and beyond - NBC Sports Chicago - JJ Stankevitz, John "Moon" Mullin, and Cam Ellis talk all things Bears from Halas Hall.

Is Cam Newton the answer for Bears' QB problem? - NBC Sports Chicago - NBC Sports analyst Chris Sims thinks Cam Newton would give the Bears the confidence needed to get to a Super Bowl.

Peter King on Bears QBs: 'I'd play Chase Daniel right now' - NBC Sports Chicago - NBC Sports' Peter King thinks it's time for the Bears to make a change at quarterback.

First and Final Thoughts: It's closing time for either the Lions or the Bears - NBC Sports Chicago - We're on to Detroit.

Nagy Searches for Answers With Bears' Season Slipping Away - NBC Chicago - Coach Matt Nagy insisted there is a silver lining somewhere for the Chicago Bears. It's just hard to find at the moment.

Second-Half Bears Reset Could Start on Offensive Line - SI.com - Bear Maven is a Sports Illustrated Channel featuring Gene Chamberlain to bring you the latest news, rumors, notes, and quotes surrounding the Chicago Bears

Chicago Bears leaning on strong team culture during tough times - ChicagoBears.com - A strong culture has kept Bears players from pointing fingers at each other, and coach Matt Nagy is determined to keep it that way as the team looks to snap its four-game skid.

Chicago Bears’ Matt Nagy won’t say if he’s switching LG Cody Whitehair, C James Daniels - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears flipped Whitehair from center to left guard last season, moving Daniels from left guard to center. Reversing those two is on the table heading into the Lions game.

Bernstein: McKnight Says He Can Eat 3 Whole Pizzas - 670 The Score - Connor McKnight's claim will be settled in a competition next Wednesday.

Bears coach Matt Nagy: Mitch Trubisky’s TV quote was a joke - Chicago Sun-Times - As Bears QB Mitch Trubisky says he’s tired of seeing people trashing him and his team on TVs inside Halas Hall, his coach acknowledges the pressure is building.

Chicago Bears avoid getting cut from Sunday Night Football ... for now - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears were spared being cut from "SNF" in Week 11, but they still could suffer the indignity in Week 16. Plus, there are two other weeks to watch when it comes to flexing.

Chicago Bears predictions: Week 10 vs. Detroit Lions - Chicago Sun-Times - The Sun-Times’ experts offer their picks for the Bears’ game against the Lions.

Should the Chicago Bears bench QB Mitch Trubisky? - Chicago Tribune - In the wake of Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky asking that the Halas Hall TVs be turned off to mute criticism, here’s a good old-fashioned debate about whether the Bears should bench Trubisky. Ken's Note: The media is the only people I hear begging for a chance to bask in the greatness that is Chase Daniel for the next 8 games.

Column: Is it time for the McCaskey family to sell the Chicago Bears? - Chicago Tribune - With another Bears season wasting away, maybe it’s time for the McCaskey family to put their birthright on the block and sell NFL founding father George Halas’ team. Ken's Note: Apparently Phil Rosenthal has never actually met George "I would walk 500 miles, then I would walk 500 more" McCaskey. The Bears are not going to be sold under that man's watch. Book it.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Antonio Brown changes his tune, again – ProFootballTalk - Receiver Antonio Brown is frustrated, and rightfully so. Caught in the gears of a system that has him serving an unpaid suspension while the NFL figures out whether to formally impose upon him an unpaid suspension, Brown feels at a visceral level that he’s being screwed.

Saquon Barkley’s dad may wear Jets jersey on Sunday – ProFootballTalk - The father of Giants running back Saquon Barkley is an ardent Jets fan. He’s such an ardent Jets fan that he has a Jets tattoo. Alibay Barkley also may be wearing a Jets jersey when his son’s team plays the Jets for the first time in Saquon’s career.

Dennis Allen’s star rising again with Saints’ defensive turnaround - NFL.com - With Dennis Allen helping lead a massive turnaround for the Saints defense in the past few years, it might not be long before he gets a second chance as a head coach. Allen tells Jim Trotter what he learned from his first opportunity in the role, and how it informs what he’s looking for in his next one.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Detroit Lions fan confidence hits new low after loss to Raiders - Pride Of Detroit - It may not be rock bottom during the Matt Patricia era yet, but it’s starting to feel like it.

Detroit Lions injury report: Romeo Okwara, Miles Killebrew added to Thursday’s lengthy injury list - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions are somehow even more injured than Wednesday.

Detroit Lions vs Chicago Bears Week 10 preview podcast: The Mitchell Trubisky roast - Pride Of Detroit - It’s about time in the season in which he enjoyed a little schadenfreude.

Football Purgatory - Daily Norseman - Are the Vikings a serious contender in the NFC, or are they the King of the Bad Teams?

Week 10 NFL Picks: Packers get back in the win column at home against Panthers - Acme Packing Company - APC feels good about the Packers getting a bounce-back victory this week.

IN CASE YOU YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Do the Bears or Lions have a brighter future? - Windy City Gridiron - Two reeling franchises meet this Sunday... Ken's Note: Well, one of the two teams is stuck in Detroit, so... there's that...

Householder's Game Preview: Chicago Bears-Detroit Lions - Windy City Gridiron - Will a struggling defense help any of the Bears’ offensive woes?

Snyder & Berckes' Bears Over Beers: So Now What? - Windy City Gridiron - Chicago should quickly pivot to developing young players, but will they?

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