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The Bear’s Den, September 10, 2019

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Week one is in the books, today’s wrap up day before we transition into Bronco’s Week tomorrow

Green Bay Packers v Chicago Bears Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

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

BEARRRSSSS

Lessons learned by the Bears from Week 1 in the NFL - Bearmaven - The Bears may have benefited by losing that trade war for a kicker with the Vikings.

The Bears Are Underdogs Against Vic Fangio’s Broncos - Bleacher Nation - Ahhh, the underdog role. Relish it.

Tarik Cohen Spent His Thursday as a Wide Receiver, and That Ain’t It - Bleacher Nation - Tarik Cohen was not deployed properly in Week 1

The Bears’ Offensive Line Was a Problem in Week 1 and They’re Already Looking to Fix It - Bleacher Nation - This group looks like it needs work.

Bears look to show same resiliency as 2018 - ChicagoBears.com - Preparing for Sunday’s game in Denver, the Bears are hoping to rebound from a difficult season-opening loss to the rival Packers for the second straight year.

Bears prepare to face former DC Fangio - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears are spending the week gearing up for Sunday’s battle against their former defensive coordinator, Vic Fangio, who is in his first season as head coach of the Denver Broncos.

McManis grateful to hit century mark with Bears - ChicagoBears.com - Last Thursday night’s season opener against the Packers had special significance for veteran Sherrick McManis, who played in his 100th game as a member of the Bears.

Matt Nagy Refocused After Deep Self-Reflection - 670 The Score - Bears coach Matt Nagy struggled with himself as the postgame feeling of a 10-3 loss to the Packers on Thursday night lasted well into Friday morning. He was still bitter about the defeat and lost in the details of that game.

Bears’ running back Tarik Cohen not counting carries, but knows ‘I just need the ball in my hands’ - Chicago Sun-Times - "I don’t play fantasy football — I don’t need stats," he said Monday. "We just need the wins to get our ultimate goal."

‘Halas Intrigue’ Episode 7: Trey Burton’s injury, Khalil Mack’s silence and the definition of a live show - Chicago Sun-Times - Week 1 showed that the Bears missed their starting tight end. When will he return?

First-and-10: Bears coach Matt Nagy is in the spotlight this week - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears’ coach has more to prove than anyone, including Mitch Trubisky, after his offense flopped in the season opener against the Packers.

Based On Silverstein's WCG Article: Jesse Jackson - NFL’s Depression-era ban on black players lingers on in the owner’s box - Chicago Sun-Times - The NFL should start acknowledging the racial ban it enforced and ensure that the ownership, management and coaching of NFL teams reflect the diversity of the players and fans.

15 rushes in 65 plays is ‘not enough balance,’ says Matt Nagy. So how will the Bears get David Montgomery and the running game going? - Chicago Tribune - Bears coach Matt Nagy tried to explain Friday why David Montgomery had only seven touches and fellow running back Tarik Cohen didn’t finish with an official carry against the Packers.

Column: The Bears’ Week 1 implosion felt like the Fyre Festival. So what’s next for Mitch Trubisky and the offense? - Chicago Tribune - This isn’t negativity. These aren’t scare tactics. This isn’t some fatalist overreaction based on one night’s ineptitude. For those who have been paying attention, concern over the Bears' offensive inconsistency and shaky quarterback play has been lurking for some time.

3 things we learned at Bears practice, including coach Matt Nagy staying ‘optimistic’ about tight end Trey Burton’s recovery - Chicago Tribune - After a weekend off, the Bears returned to Halas Hall on Monday to begin preparations for their Week 2 trip to play the Broncos. Here are three things we learned.

Fantasy football Week 2 waiver wire: 10 players to target, including Marquise ‘Hollywood’ Brown, Devin Singletary and T.J. Hockenson - Chicago Tribune - Rookies and injury replacements emerge from the first week of the fantasy season.

Moreano: Don’t Panic, Bears’ Offense Will Improve Moving Forward - ChicagoAudible.com - The Bears' offense played awful against the Packers to start the season, but that doesn't mean fans should panic about Matt Nagy's unit moving forward.

Bears hope to spoil reunion with Vic Fangio, Godfather of the defense - Bearmaven - Vic Fangio's Bears defense still thriving under Chuck Pagano.

Bears eager to show Fangio what they’ve still got - Chicago Sun-Times - Leonard Floyd: ‘He will forever be one of my closest friends and one of my favorite coaches

Bears notes: Trey Burton’s progress, O-line update, travel concerns - Chicago Sun-Times - A few updates after the Bears returned to Halas Hall to begin preparation for their game Sunday at Denver.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Antonio Brown is officially a Patriot – ProFootballTalk - We’ve known since Saturday that wide receiver Antonio Brown would be joining the Patriots and the move is now official. The move was on the NFL’s transaction wire Monday and the Patriots sent out their own announcement of the deal as well.

Brian Flores “can’t speak to accuracy of” report that some Dolphins players want out – ProFootballTalk - On Sunday, multiple Dolphins players emerged from a 59-10 loss to the Ravens with a clear message to their agents: Get me out of here. On Monday, coach Brian Flores was asked about the report. “I can’t speak to the accuracy of that one,” Flores said, via Chris Fischer of NBC 6.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Matt Patricia on 4th quarter defense: ‘We definitely didn’t back off’ - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions head coach pushed back on the notion that the Lions played prevent defense.

VIDEO: Digesting the Detroit Lions’ Week 1 letdown the morning after - Pride Of Detroit - Does time heal all wounds?

Matt LaFleur’s play-action philosophy was missing in Week 1 win, but is likely on its way - Acme Packing Company - We spent the offseason hearing about the play-action offense Matt LaFleur would bring to Green Bay. He must have left it in his suitcase for Week 1. It needs to come out for this Packers offense to grow.

IN CASE YOU YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Poll of the Day: Where should the blame go for the week one disaster? - Windy City Gridiron - Matt Nagy said he and his team have already moved past week one and are focused on the Denver Broncos, but as we wrap up our Packers coverage we wanted to throw out a poll to you guys.

Wiltfong: Your reactions about Bears vs. Packers - Windy City Gridiron - We took to Twitter to see exactly how you guys are feeling about our Bears after watching a weird Sunday of NFL football.

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

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