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The Bear’s Den, December 27, 2019

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Three days left in the 2019 season. Black Monday approaches, and there may be some heads rolling at Halas Hall

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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

Monday... Heads will roll...

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

BEARRRSSSS

Could Mitch Trubisky's Fifth-Year Option Still Make Sense for the Bears? - Bleacher Nation - The Chicago Bears have several high-priority roster decisions to make in the near future, but their actions at quarterback will take center stage - especially

Allen Robinson planning offseason training workouts with Bears WRs - Bears Wire - Bears WR Allen Robinson is orchestrating offseason workouts where Bears receivers would go to live with him and train for next season.

Rams QB Jared Goff a cautionary tale for Bears with Mitchell Trubisky - Bears Wire - The Bears can learn from the Rams and how they've handled their extension of Jared Goff when looking towards the future with Mitch Trubisky.

Dickerson: What's next for the Bears and QB Mitchell Trubisky? - Chicago Bears- ESPN - After a third disappointing season, the Bears can go many ways with their QB decision. - Trades, extensions, competitions. None are easy solutions.

Could Bears Bring Changes To Coaching Staff? - 670 The Score - Blame for the Bears' struggling offense could begin with Matt Nagy's staff, and offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich acknowledged firings are a "possibility."

Bears' Eddie Goldman Remains In Concussion Protocol - 670 The Score - Bears nose tackle Eddie Goldman remained in the concussion protocol Thursday, and his status for the team's season finale against the Vikings on Sunday is in doubt.

Haugh: Bears Need Honest Re-Examination Of Woes - 670 The Score - Mitchell Trubisky's inconsistency is only part of the Bears' troubles, as a 26-3 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday night reminded.

Chicago Bears coordinators on David Montgomery, Eddy Pineiro, Leonard Floyd - Chicago Tribune - The Bears haven’t had a takeaway in three straight games, but defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano says they’re “working on it.”

Keys for Chicago Bears in finale against Vikings - Chicago Tribune - Do the Bears have enough left in the tank to summon up the passion and pride needed to win a Week 17 road game against the Vikings? Can the defense apply enough pressure to spark an upset? Three keys for Sunday's game.

Hoge and Jahns: Week 17 Bears-Vikings, NFL Preview - WGN Radio - For the fourth consecutive season, the Bears will play the regular season finale in Minnesota against the Vikings. With playoff positioning already set for the Vikings, there just isn't a whole lot of incentive for either team to put an all-out effort in.

4 players Bears GM Ryan Pace should have on his holiday wish list | NBC Sports Chicago - Four players Bears GM Ryan Pace should have on his holiday wish list.

Mitchell Trubisky striving to become more consistent QB - ChicagoBears.com - Preparing for Sunday’s season finale in Minnesota, Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky on Thursday discussed his up-and-down season and his desire to become more consistent.

Allen Robinson wins ‘Good Guy Award’ from Chicago media - ChicagoBears.com - Veteran receiver Allen Robinson on Thursday was presented with the 2019 Bears Media Good Guy Award by the Chicago chapter of the Pro Football Writers of America.

Bears coordinators share thoughts with media - ChicagoBears.com - Bears OC Mark Helfrich, DC Chuck Pagano and STC Chris Tabor spoke with reporters about some of the team’s key players Thursday at Halas Hall.

Obsessive QB Watch: A Top Prospect Declares for Draft, Dalton as a Bears Fit, Winston's Rumored Ask - Bleacher Nation - Much like last year's exhaustive search for a kicker, this offseason's obsessive monitoring of the QB market will be the treat? threat? punishment? weaving

Bears Offensive Coordinator Mark Helfrich Acknowledges He Could Be On the Hot Seat - Bleacher Nation - Thursday marked the final installment of the weekly press conferences given by the Chicago Bears' coordinators during the regular season. Thus, it's fair to

Bears Injury Report: Prince Amukamara Downgraded to Limited Participation - Bleacher Nation - The holiday is over, which means a real injury report can be released. And this is what it looked like for the Chicago Bears ahead of their Week 17 matchup

Khalil Mack one of top 10 linebackers of the decade – ProFootballTalk - As the decade comes to a close, we’re creating some Top 10 lists for 2010 to 2019. Up next, our Top 10 linebackers. 1. Luke Kuechly: There aren’t convenient counting stats to appreciate how good he is at his job.

Bears notes: How is Matt Nagy keeping players’ attention with nothing at stake? - Chicago Sun-Times - A look at Nagy’s approach to a meaningless week, an award for Allen Robinson and injury updates.

Chicago Bears’ pending offensive changes might not be limited to players - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears coach Matt Nagy has vowed to turn over every stone in trying to fix the offense — and that could lead to staffing turnover.

Chicago Bears podcast: Looking ahead to the offseason and 2020. - Chicago Sun-Times - The guys look ahead to the offseason and 2020.

Chicago Bears predictions: Week 17 vs. Minnesota Vikings - Chicago Sun-Times - The Sun-Times’ experts offer their picks for the Bears’ season finale at the Vikings:

Chicago Bears 2019: Who’s the most disappointing? What must be fixed? - Chicago Sun-Times - The Sun-Times’ Mark Potash breaks down the Bears’ superlatives with one game to play in the 2019 season:

Who is on the NFC North All-Decade team? - Chicago Tribune - As the 2010s come to a close, the Tribune unveils its NFC North All-Decade Team with a few obvious choices — Aaron Rodgers and Calvin Johnson — a few surprises and a Hall of Famer settling for honorable mention.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Dak Prescott not surprised he doesn’t have a new contract yet – ProFootballTalk - The Cowboys will a long to-do list at the end of the season. First thing, it appears the Cowboys are headed toward a coaching search. Then, they'll have to address their players whose contracts expire. That group includes quarterback Dak Prescott and receiver Amari Cooper.

Washington QB Jacob Eason plans to enter 2020 NFL Draft - NFL.com - Jacob Eason announced Thursday on Twitter that he plans to apply for entry to the draft and forgo his senior season at the University of Washington.

QB Index, Week 17: Patrick Mahomes vaults Russell Wilson - NFL.com - Former MVP front-runner Russell Wilson slips to No. 3 in NFL.com's updated quarterback rankings, while the Cowboys' Dak Prescott drops out of the top 10. See the new pecking order entering Week 17. Ken's Note: Surprisingly , Mitchell Trubisky isn't dead last.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

2019 NFL Week 17: Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings - Daily Norseman - The regular season comes to an end

Packers Week 17 FanPulse: NFL fans don’t want to see Green Bay in the Super Bowl - Acme Packing Company - Green Bay got the lowest votes of any NFC team in NFL fans’ preferred Super Bowl participants.

IN CASE YOU YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Householder’s Week 17 Game Preview: Chicago Bears- Minnesota Vikings II - Windy City Gridiron - The most disappointing season in recent memory comes to end, capping off an entirely forgettable decade of Bears football.

Wiltfong: Allen Robinson wins the Chicago Bears Good Guy Award - Windy City Gridiron - Each year since 2013, the Chicago chapter of the Pro Football Writers of America has voted for their Chicago Bears Good Guy, which is an award given to the player who is most cooperative with the...

Wiltfong: Who will be the 2019 Chicago Bears fall guy? - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears will make a change on the coaching staff, won’t they?

WCG CONTRIBUTORS BEARS PODCASTS & STREAMS

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