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The Bear’s Den, June 19, 2019

The Bard said “This above all: to thine own self be true” and Matt Nagy agrees - “Be you”

Wild Card Round - Philadelphia Eagles v Chicago Bears
Head coach Matt Nagy of the Chicago Bears calls a play
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Zeglinski: Bears, Nagy need to relax on kicking craze – The Rock River Times - One of the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder is recurring memories of one’s trauma. In addition to upsetting flashbacks, as well as mental and physical reactions to triggering stimuli, someone with PTSD is constantly reliving their trauma with no choice.

Stankevitz: Alex Bars is ready to take his shot with Harry Hiestand and the Bears - NBC Sports Chicago - Alex Bars probably would've been a mid-round draft pick if not for a devastating knee injury suffered last September. But the former Notre Dame guard is excited about his opportunity with the Bears -- and Harry Hiestand.

Mitchell Trubisky listed at 75/1 odds to win NFL MVP - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears QB Mitch Trubisky is a long shot to win the 2019 NFL MVP award.

Javon Wims worked with starters during Bears offseason practices - Bears Wire - Former seventh-round pick Javon Wims played mostly with the starting offense during Chicago Bears offseason practices.

Bears known for superstar middle linebackers - - In an excerpt from the Chicago Bears Centennial Scrapbook, co-authors Dan Pompei and Don Pierson detail the franchise’s history of Hall of Fame middle linebackers.

Dannehy: Appreciating Josh McCown - Da Bears Blog - Josh McCown announced his retirement yesterday after a 15-year career in which he played for seven teams, including the Bears from 2011-2013, with his final season being the one that extended his career and left fans wondering “what if?” It’s too bad most Bears fans couldn’t appreciate McCown’s time with the Bears.

Bear Report Rookie Diary: G Blake Blackmar - 247Sports - We talk with former Baylor offensive lineman Blake Blackmar on life with the Chicago Bears and what he has to do to make the team.

Chicago Bears: John Fox showing some salt in his criticism of team - NFL Spin Zone - John Fox critiqued the Chicago Bears offseason and sounded a little salty, saying they had the worst offseason in the NFL.

Ranking the 100 best Bears players ever: No. 80, Khalil Mack - Chicago Tribune - Before the Bears’ 100th season, the Tribune’s Bears reporters and editors ranked the 100 best players in franchise history. Khalil Mack is No. 80.


Rating the offseason for all 32 NFL teams -- Why the Browns are at the top - Did the Browns indeed have the best offseason? Which teams struggled to reach their goals? NFL Nation ranks them and looks toward training camp. Ken’s Note: Apparently ESPN doesn’t get all of their ratings from John Fox.


Notes: ESPN says Detroit Lions had one of the best offseasons in the NFL - Pride Of Detroit - ESPN is high on the moves the Lions made last spring.

Teryl Austin’s agent accuses Detroit Lions of ‘token’ Rooney Rule interview - Pride Of Detroit - Was Austin simply a Rooney Rule interview?

NFL Network shows that it’s time for the season to start already - Daily Norseman - I mean, seriously...

Brett Favre’s Instagram account caused quite a stir on Tuesday - Daily Norseman - But, apparently, he was hacked

Claiming Michael Roberts continues the Packers’ aggressive pursuit of TEs this offseason - Acme Packing Company - Green Bay has continuously explored multiple avenues to upgrade the tight end competition this offseason.

Matthew Stafford played with “broken bones” in back – ProFootballTalk - Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford made the injury report late last season, with a designation of a back injury for the last month of the year. Perhaps because it never kept him off the field, nothing was made of it.


Thomas: Women’s voices need to be heard in NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL draft coverage - Windy City Gridiron - Some of the talented women (including WCG’s very own Patti Curl) from SB Nation’s team brands weigh in.


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