THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL
BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!
Bears At #13 For Injury Adjusted Salary in 2019 - Over the Cap - The NFL has a number of reserve lists for players who miss time, the most prominent of which is injured reserve. So often every year we hear about how injured teams were and how they have so many players on IR, but sometimes that doesn’t always tell the full story.
Bears CB Kyle Fuller Added To Pro Bowl Roster - 670 The Score - Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller has been selected to the Pro Bowl as an alternate, replacing Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey.
How Bears’ Missteps Led To Mitchell Trubisky’s Downfall - 670 The Score - Entering 2019, Mitchell Trubisky believed he would be the reason why the Bears won. The season was instead a disappointment for him and team, and the woes were a culmination of many missteps.
Bears To Hire Clancy Barone As Tight Ends Coach - 670 The Score - The Bears will hire Clancy Barone as their new tight ends coach. He will replace Kevin Gilbride Jr., who was fired by the Bears on Dec. 31.
Breaking down Eddy Pineiro's season for the Chicago Bears - Chicago Tribune - Oh, you thought the Bears' kicking situation was settled? Don't hand the reins to Eddy Pineiro altogether, Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer say. The duo also discuss safety Eddie Jackson's monster contract and make predictions for the divisional-round playoff games.
Bears hire long-time assistant coach Clancy Barone as new tight ends coach - NBC Sports Chicago - Barone was most recently in Minnesota.
Kyle Fuller's been named to his second straight Pro Bowl - NBC Sports Chicago - He'll be replacing Jalen Ramsey.
Here's what the Bears ended up with from the Jordan Howard trade - NBC Sports Chicago - With the 2019 season in the rear-view mirror, the Bears now know what draft pick they'll receive from the Jordan Howard trade.
Why Bears Could Afford a New Allen Robinson Deal - SI.com - One of the keys to Bears improvement is already at work and doesn't wear jersey No. 10 or sack quarterbacks.
Bears’ 2019 position review: Tight end - ChicagoBears.com - Bears tight ends did not produce as expected in 2019, due in part to injuries that landed their top three players at the position—Trey Burton, Adam Shaheen and Ben Braunecker—on IR.
Kyle Fuller added to NFC Pro Bowl roster - ChicagoBears.com - Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller will make his second straight trip to the Pro Bowl, the NFL announced Thursday. Fuller replaces the Rams’ Jalen Ramsey.
Bears hire Clancy Barone as tight ends coach - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears on Thursday announced the hiring of Clancy Barone as tight ends coach. Barone possesses 32 years of coaching experience, including 15 in the NFL.
Cordarrelle Patterson named All-Pro by Sporting News - ChicagoBears.com - Bears veteran Cordarrelle Patterson added another honor Thursday when he was named Sporting News’ first-team NFL All-Pro kick returner, an award voted on by the league’s head coaches.
Speculation Continues To Connect Marcus Mariota To The Bears - Bleacher Nation - In some way, shape or form, change is coming to the Chicago Bears' quarterback position. Because even as GM Ryan Pace expressed the expectations that Mitch
Chicago Bears Pro Bowl: CB Kyle Fuller heading back to the NFL’s all-star game - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears cornerback was named to the all-star game on Thursday. He’d been voted an alternate, but will replace injured Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey.
Russell Wilson & Seahawks echo dangerous, if flawed, Packers teams of the past - Acme Packing Company - Russell Wilson can single-handedly win a game, and much like Aaron Rodgers most of his career, he likely has to for the Seahawks to win. The Packers no longer bear that burden, but now must face it on the other side.
Chicago Bears hire Clancy Barone as tight ends coach - Chicago Sun-Times - Barone replaces Kevin Gilbride and is tasked with improving one of the Bears’ most problematic position groups.
Deshaun Watson vs. Patrick Mahomes tough for Chicago Bears fans - Chicago Tribune - Deshaun Watson vs. Patrick Mahomes with a trip to the AFC championship game on the line? It might be too painful for some Bears fans to watch. But it should be appointment TV for Matt Nagy and Ryan Pace.
Chicago Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller named to Pro Bowl - Chicago Tribune - Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller has been added to the Pro Bowl and will play in the Jan. 26 game in Orlando, Fla. He replaces injured Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey.
Imagine telling a pro bowl wide receiver what his route is and saying what his responsibilities should be on the play lmaooooooo pic.twitter.com/bIbmevLYxM— Dustin Regan-Padilla (@dustinregpad) January 10, 2020
Eagles part ways with OC Mike Groh, WR coach - NFL.com - In an odd turn of events, the Philadelphia Eagles parted ways with offensive coordinator Mike Groh and wide receivers coach Carson Walch Thursday, less than a day after ensuring both would return.
Hawaii QB Cole McDonald declares for 2020 NFL Draft - With The First Pick - The University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors' quarterback, Cole McDonald, announced his declaration into the 2020 NFL draft. Ken’s Note: Kid would look good in a Bears uniform, will be a day 3 guy
Hawaii quarterback Cole McDonald declares early for NFL Draft - 247Sports - McDonald will not return to UH for his senior season.
Hawaii quarterback Cole McDonald to forgo senior season and enter NFL Draft - Honolulu Star-Advertiser - University of Hawaii quarterback Cole McDonald has decided to forgo his senior season with the University of Hawaii football team and apply for the 2020 National Football League Draft.
PFT’s divisional round picks – ProFootballTalk - Last week, MDS and I went 2-2 in the wild-card round, properly believing in the Texans and Seahawks but blowing it as to the Patriots and Saints. This week, we agree on three of the four picks, with one of us having the guts to call for an upset.
Patrick Mahomes, Deshaun Watson have been fans of each other for years – ProFootballTalk - Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson were both first-round draft picks in 2017, but their friendship goes back well before that.
Eric Bieniemy’s agent: “Every year the standard changes” – ProFootballTalk - There's still one vacancy, and Eric Bieniemy has already interviewed for it. But the Chiefs offensive coordinator is close to missing out on another window of opportunity for a head coaching job, at a time of growing concerns about the lack of progress for minority candidates.
Evolution of state laws will make it harder for NFL to ban marijuana – ProFootballTalk - The NFL continues to ban marijuana use, despite dramatic changes in societal attitudes regarding the consumption of cannabis. But the pressure on the league to change its ways continues to mount.
KNOW THINE ENEMY
Kyle Rudolph’s gloves to benefit charity after all - NFL.com - Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph took to Twitter Wednesday as he thought someone took advantage of him for personal gain. But the playoff gloves will benefit charity after all.
Report: Former Lions HC Jim Caldwell in running for Eagles offensive coordinator job - Pride Of Detroit - The former Lions head coach could join another former Lions head coach in Philly.
NFL free agency: 5 edge defenders the Detroit Lions should be interested in - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions may need to add another big name edge defender this offseason.
Can the Detroit Lions rely on Kerryon Johnson for 2020? - Pride Of Detroit - Should the Lions start looking for another running back?
IN CASE YOU YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON
Wiltfong's Chicago Bears 2020 Free Agency Primer: Quarterbacks - Windy City Gridiron - Where do you see the Bears going in free agency at quarterback in 2020?
Infante: Bears CB Kyle Fuller named to 2020 Pro Bowl roster, replaces Jalen Ramsey - Windy City Gridiron - This marks Fuller’s second Pro Bowl appearance of his career.
Wiltfong: Bears hire Clancy Barone as tight ends coach - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears hire the coach that recruited Ryan Pace to play at Eastern Illinois!
Wally & Mac: End of decade ... end of regime please. - Windy City Gridiron - This Fanpost was written by a Windy City Gridiron member, and does not necessarily reflect the ideas or opinions of its staff or community.
Zeglinski: Alex Smith’s familiarity breeds the Chicago Bears’ respect - Windy City Gridiron - Better the quarterback you know than the quarterback you don’t.
Zeglinski: The Chicago Bears have to admit they don’t know what they don’t know - Windy City Gridiron - If the Bears are to get back on their feet, egos must be checked at the door.
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