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The Bear’s Den, December 25, 2019

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Merry Christmas & Happy Hanukkah to all of you good people out there from all of us here at WCG

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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

The Grinch just keeps coming up this year for Bears fans, so how about we roll with it one more time?

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

BEARRRSSSS

Lieser: Exploring failures (and potential fixes) of Chicago Bears’ lost season - Chicago Sun-Times - Plenty has gone wrong. What will the Bears do about it when they hunker down for the offseason?

Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy high on Eddy Pineiro going into 2020 season - Chicago Sun-Times - It has been an up-and-down season, but Pineiro’s 46-yarder Sunday was a high note for Nagy.

As Chicago Bears sputter, it’s time to move on from GM Ryan Pace - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears need to make major changes to become a contender, and Pace isn’t the right guy to oversee that project.

5 observations from the Chicago Bears’ blowout loss in Week 16 - Chicago Tribune - The Bears’ 26-3 loss to the Chiefs at Soldier Field on Sunday night was their most lopsided defeat of the season.

The Bears’ loss to the Chiefs was further proof of the gap between Mitch Trubisky and Patrick Mahomes. The Bear Download podcast breaks it all down. - Chicago Tribune - The morning after the Bears were whipped 26-3 by the Chiefs, Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer sift through the wreckage in this edition of the "Bear Download" podcast.

Matt Nagy's explanation for Bears' offensive struggles hasn't changed all year - NBC Sports Chicago - Bears coach Matt Nagy knows why his team can't score points, but he doesn't know how to fix it.

Hoge and Jahns: Bears-Chiefs Postgame Show — “Embarrassing” Home Finale | WGN Radio - 720 AM - Last week, the Bears were eliminated from playoff contention. The decision makers high atop the NFL and NBC decided to to keep one of the charter franchises in the prime time slot on Sunday Night Football against the reigning MVP, Patrick Mahomes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. After a 26-3 beat down in front of the hometown faithful, the Bears' best player, Khalil Mack, told the media: "This one was just embarrassing."

Bears Report Card: Lack of Focus Evident Early - SI.com - If it seemed like the Bears started their holiday vacation early Sunday night, it's not far from the truth.

Nagy discusses missed opportunities - ChicagoBears.com
- Coach Matt Nagy breaks down quarterback Mitchell Trubisky’s second-quarter incompletion to Allen Robinson, Cordarrelle Patterson being more involved in offense in the future, and stability with Piñeiro.

POLISH SAUSAGE

NFL playoff scenarios for Week 17 – ProFootballTalk - The NFL released the following playoff scenarios for the final week of the season. AFC CLINCHED: Baltimore Ravens – AFC North division and home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs Houston Texans – AFC South division Kansas City Chiefs – AFC West division New England Patri...

Texans designate J.J. Watt to return from IR – ProFootballTalk - Maybe the reason Bill O’Brien didn’t want to talk about J.J. Watt yesterday was because he knew he was going to today. According to NFL Network, the Texans are designating the three-time defensive player of the year to return from injured reserve today. Watt suffered a torn pectoral on Oct.

Marshawn Lynch officially back with Seahawks – ProFootballTalk - ”Beastmode” is back in Seattle. Marshawn Lynch is a Seahawk once again after signing a contract with the team on Monday night. Lynch’s agent, Doug Hendrickson, announced the agreement.

Vic Fangio: Drew Lock has shown ‘he could be the guy’ - NFL.com - Have the Broncos found an answer at quarterback? Vic Fangio seems to think so. Denver’s first-year head coach said rookie Drew Lock has demonstrated over the past month that he could be the team’s QB of the future.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Detroit Lions closing in on ‘great’ opportunity to coach the Senior Bowl - Pride Of Detroit - Always look on the bright side of life. Ken's Note: It IS a great opportunity.

What has been Detroit Lions GM Bob Quinn’s best, worst draft class? - Pride Of Detroit - Back for a fifth draft come next April, Quinn has made a lot of picks. Which year did he do his best picking? His worst picking? Come and discuss!

Stock Market Report: Packers - Daily Norseman - Once again the Vikings come up small in a big situation

Green Bay Packers 23, Minnesota Vikings 10: Vikings waste huge opportunity - Daily Norseman - Putrid offense means the Vikings will be the #6 seed in the NFC playoffs

Mike Zimmer steers clear of “this ‘Kirk Cousins on Monday night’ thing” – ProFootballTalk - Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins now has a record of 0-9 on Monday Night Football. And no matter how hard folks like Booger McFarland try to pooh-pooh Cousins' responsibility for that level of futility, the reality is that, under the bright lights of prime time, Cousins more often than not plays lik...

IN CASE YOU YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

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

WCG CONTRIBUTORS BEARS PODCASTS & STREAMS

Windy City Gridiron Podcast Channel which includes Bear With Me from Robert Schmitz, Bears Over Beers featuring Jeff Berckes & EJ Snyder, and T Formation Conversation from Lester A. Wiltfong Jr.; Steven’s Streaming Twitch Channel from Steven Schweickert; and Robert Zeglinski’s The Blitz Network

THE RULES

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WCG CONTRIBUTORS BEARS PODCASTS & STREAMS

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