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The Bear’s Den, June 6, 2019

Most teams usually wait until the season to ice the kicker, and then ice the OTHER team’s guy. Double Doinks make you do strange things...

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Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers is sacked by Khalil Mack #52 of the Chicago Bears in the first quarter at Soldier Field on December 16, 2018 in Chicago
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Medina: The Bears Are Dialing Up the Pressure on Their Kickers … With the Silent Treatment - Bleacher Nation - Silence can be deafening for Bears kickers.

Medina: Rookie Receiver Emanuel Hall to Miss the Rest of OTAs Because of Surgery - Bleacher Nation - Emanuel Hall's tough task just became a bit more difficult. Ken's Note: Or easier... the ole rookie red shirt may be on the horizon

Mayer: Bears continue thorough evaluation of kickers - - In their ongoing quest to fill an important position, special-teams coordinator Chris Tabor and the Bears are learning more about kickers Chris Blewitt, Elliott Fry and Eddy Pineiro with each passing day.

Mayer: Patterson showing versatility on practice field - - Cordarrelle Patterson is a dynamic playmaker who doesn’t like being described as a receiver, running back or return specialist. “I don’t like being labeled,” he said. “I feel like I can do anything on the field.”

Chalk Talk: Who’s most exciting Bears player? - - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses who he thinks is the most exciting Bears player, the transition to defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano and what will be the best position battle in training camp.

Payton headlines all-time Bears offensive team - - The all-time Bears offense as selected by writers Dan Pompei and Don Pierson in the Chicago Bears Centennial Scrapbook features eight Hall of Famers, led by legendary running back Walter Payton.

Dannehy: North Might Be Tighter, But Bears Are Still Best - Da Bears Blog - There is little question that at least a couple of other teams in the NFC North are better than they were a year ago, but the Bears were so much better than the field it doesn’t seem likely the gap isn’t still significant. In addition to having four more wins than any other NFC North team last year, the Bears outscored their divisional opponents 153-109. That’s a differential of 44 points, meaning a +7.3 point average in divisional contests.

Sheldon: Why Roquan Smith is a 2019 DPOY candidate - Da Windy City - The Chicago Bears have a number of stars on their defense, but Roquan Smith could end up the 2019 Defensive Player of the Year.

Finley: ‘Augusta Silence’ — How the Bears are ratcheting up kicker pressure by turning down the volume - Chicago Sun-Times - As the Bears continue to sift through kicking options to replace Cody Parkey, they’ve decided that the best way to replicate the pressure of a stadium at full throat is to create the exact opposite sensory experience.

Finley: Aaron Rodgers takes a dig, but Matt Nagy thinks Bears’ Mitch Trubisky ‘aced’ beer chug - Chicago Sun-Times - Matt Nagy has watched the game film of Mitch Trubisky chugging a beer — the strangely de rigueur stunt for quarterbacks this offseason — during Friday’s White Sox game. Aaron Rodgers had a salty reply: “As far as those other guys,” Rodgers told reporters, smirking. “For some of them, there’s finally a talent where they can say they’re better than me at.” Ken’s Note: Dear Khalil, Akiem, Bilal, Eddie, Leonard, Danny, Roquan, Eddie, Prince, Kyle & Ha Ha... would you please knock this arrogant a-hole down a few thousand notches come September. I won’t root for him being injured (I don’t wish that on anybody), but if you want to hurt him some... or even hurt him a lot... without actually injuring him, that’s just fine. M’kay?

Campbell: 3 things we learned at Bears practice Wednesday - Trey Burton’s surgery, Matt Nagy’s beer-chugging analysis and kicker scouting reports - Chicago Tribune - Three things we learned at Bears practice include an update on Trey Burton’s surgery and Matt Nagy’s analysis of Mitch Trubisky chugging beer.

Campbell: Matt Nagy’s latest twist in Bears kicking competition - Creating ‘Augusta silence’ to crank up the pressure - Chicago Tribune - ”Augusta silence” is the piece of the Masters that Matt Nagy brought back to Chicago to intensify the Bears kicking competition.

Biggs’ Bears Q&A: Who is in line for a contract extension after this season? Was Gerald McCoy an option for the Bears? What’s going on at tight end? - Chicago Tribune - Brad Biggs answers Bears questions weekly. Which players will be candidates for a new contract after this season? Was Gerald McCoy an option? Plus much more.


Tony Dungy: 18-game season would be a mistake – ProFootballTalk - Count Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy as one who does not want to see the NFL expand its regular season to 18 games. Dungy appeared this morning on PFT Live and said the idea of an 18-game schedule, which is being bandied about as the NFL and the players’ union discuss a new Collective Bargaining A...

2019 NFL season: Predicting every NFC team’s MVP - - Will Alvin Kamara be the key to the New Orleans Saints’ season? Who will power the Carolina Panthers? Dan Hanzus predicts the 2019 MVP for each team in the NFC.

Adrian Peterson on 2019: ‘I got my mark set at 2,000’ - - Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson told NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero on Tuesday that he’s aiming to rack up 2,000 yards during the 2019 season.


Nobody is talking about Packers DT Kingsley Keke, but his path to rookie impact is clear - Acme Packing Company - Interior defensive linemen might not move the needle with fans, but the Packers may need their fifth-round pick to play important snaps in 2019.

Connor Cook is excited to play in Michigan once again - Pride Of Detroit - The former Spartan is back in familiar lands.

Pro Football Focus believes Darius Slay shouldn’t get a new deal - Pride Of Detroit - Does Darius Slay deserve a new deal? PFF says no.

Tracy Walker has a more expansive skill set than the Detroit Lions thought - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions were thrilled when they drafted Tracy Walker. They may be even more excited now.

Revenge Week: Favre’s return to Lambeau named best “revenge game” of past quarter century - Daily Norseman - Revenge is a dish best served. . .with cheese

Rapoport: Vikings not expected to address Kyle Rudolph situation anytime soon - Daily Norseman - So, what does that mean for the team?

Wednesday Walkthroughs: Packers’ best opportunities for revenge in 2019 - Acme Packing Company - The APC writers are out for revenge this season.

Aaron Rodgers finally responds to other NFL QBs trolling him over his failure to chug a beer: 'There's finally a talent where they can say they are better than me' - Chicago Tribune - Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers finally responded to fellow NFL quarterbacks trolling him over his failure to chug a beer.


Wiltfong: Bears’ Emanuel Hall underwent surgery - Windy City Gridiron - Earlier today at Halas Hall, Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy revealed that wide out Emanuel Hall underwent a similar procedure to tight end Trey Burton. Burton, if you remember, had a sports...

Sunderbruch’s NFC North Roster Comparison: Running Backs - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears have long been famed for their running game, but Nagy and Pace have changed focus.


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