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The Bear’s Den, January 16, 2020

Jimbo Covert gets the early AM Hall Of Fame call, Sprinkle also honored, Bears hire DeFilippo as quarterback coach, promote Dave Ragone

1985 NFC Divisional Playoff - Giants v Bears
Jim McMahon #9 and Jim Covert #74 of the Chicago Bears celebrate during the 1985 NFC Divisional Playoff against the New York Giants at Soldier Field on January 5, 1986 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Giants 21-0.
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Bears hiring John DeFilippo as QB coach - ESPN - John DeFilippo, who spent this past season as Jacksonville’s offensive coordinator, is being hired as quarterbacks coach by the Chicago Bears, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Bears Add John DeFilippo To Coaching Staff - 670 The Score - DeFilippo will serve as the quarterbacks coach.

5@5: Reaction To Bears Moving Training Camp? - 670 The Score - The Mully & Haugh crew debates a five-pack of questions every weekday.

Bears’ Jesper Horsted Believes Development Is Just Beginning - 670 The Score - Tight end Jesper Horsted is hopeful he can earn more opportunity with the Bears in 2020.

Covert, Sprinkle Selected To Pro Football Hall Of Fame - 670 The Score - The Bears had two greats elected to the Hall of Fame’s centennial class.

Chicago Bears hire John DeFilippo, former Jaguars OC, as QB coach: report - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears are familiar with DeFilippo, having interviewed him to be the head coach two years ago. His addition moves Dave Ragone from QB coach to passing-game coordinator.

Greenbay Packers teach Chicago Bears’ Matt Nagy about running game - Chicago Sun-Times - He’d be wise to look at the changes first-year Packers coach Matt LaFleur made on the way to the NFC title game.

Football Hall of Fame: Bears’ Jimbo Covert, Ed Sprinkle selected to 2020 class - Chicago Sun-Times - Former Bears greats among 10 “senior” players named to 2020 Centennial Class to be enshrined in Canton. Covert and Sprinkle are the 29th and 30th Bears to make the Hall of Fame.

Chicago Bears Q&A with Brad Biggs - Chicago Tribune - Brad Biggs' Bears mailbag includes questions about Bill Lazor, Andy Dalton, Leonard Floyd, the offensive line, Eddie Jackson and Mitch Trubisky.

Chicago Bears reportedly hire John DeFilippo as QBs coach - Chicago Tribune - Bears coach Nagy has hired former Jaguars offensive coordinator John DeFilippo as quarterbacks coach and promoted incumbent quarterbacks coach Dave Ragone to passing game coordinator, ESPN reported Wednesday evening.

Jimbo Covert and Ed Sprinkle selected to Hall of Fame - Chicago Tribune - Former Chicago Bears players Ed Sprinkle and Jimbo Covert were named two of 10 seniors that will be enshrined in the Hall of Fame’s centennial class during a celebration from Sept. 16-19 in Canton, Ohio.

Zeglinski: A Lazor’s precision - Bears’ Lazor must overcome history – The Rock River Times - Coaching dynamics in the NFL are straightforward. They can be boiled down to a few succinct paths.

Bears reportedly hire John DeFilippo as new QB coach, promote Dave Ragone to passing game coordinator - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears promoted one of their own and made a surprising new hire.

Jim Covert on Hall of Fame selection: 'Everything just kind of flashes before you in a quick period of time' - NBC Sports Chicago - The new Hall of Famer talked with 670 The Score after his name was announced.

How Coaching Staff Changes Improve Bears Offense - - Changes made by Bears coach Matt Nagy to his coaching staff indicate an attempt to improve in several different ways, but one in particular.

Vegas Attaches Optimism to Bears' 2020 Chances - - The Bears are 25-1 odds to win the Super Bowl, which are the ninth-best odds.

Chalk Talk: Who will be next HOF Bears player? - - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses who could be the next Bears player voted into the Hall of Fame, the last time two former Bears were part of the same HOF class and training camp sites throughout Bears history.

Hall of Fame call leaves Covert ‘almost speechless’ - - Former Bears great Jimbo Covert revealed during a radio appearance Wednesday that he was “really emotional” after being informed he had been voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Ex-Bears great Jimbo Covert elected to Hall of Fame - - Former Bears left tackle Jimbo Covert, a key member of the 1985 Super Bowl XX championship team, has been voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2020.

Ex-Bears great Ed Sprinkle elected to Hall of Fame - - Former Bears defensive end Ed Sprinkle, who George Halas once described as...


Travis Kelce limited at Chiefs practice – ProFootballTalk - Tight end Travis Kelce was limited in practice all of last week due to a knee problem and then caught 10 passes for 134 yards and three touchdowns in last Sunday’s 51-31 win over the Texans, so Wednesday’s injury report might bode well for the Chiefs this weekend.

Top 25 NFL free agents of 2020: No shortage of intriguing QBs - - Which enticing talents could hit the open market in March? Gregg Rosenthal identifies the top 25 players currently in line to hit free agency — and the list of quarterbacks is quite intriguing.

Championship Sunday: Key mismatch in AFC, NFC title games - - Will Aaron Rodgers and the Packers adapt to the pressure brought by Nick Bosa and the 49ers? Cynthia Frelund identifies one key potential matchup in each Championship Sunday showdown.

2020 East-West Shrine Bowl: James Morgan chasing heroes - - Green Bay native James Morgan has carried the influence of Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers with him to the East-West Shrine Bowl — and the doorstep of the NFL. Plus, Day 3’s big winners.


Wednesday Walkthroughs: What must the Packers do to beat the 49ers? - Acme Packing Company - Green Bay got crushed in the teams’ regular season meeting this year. APC still sees ways that they can win on Sunday, however.

George Kittle misses practice with ankle injury – ProFootballTalk - As the 49ers prepare to host the NFC Championship, one of their key players was unable to practice on Wednesday due to injury. Tight end George Kittle missed practice due to an ankle problem, according to the team's injury report.

Aaron Rodgers: Playing 49ers made us realize how good they are – ProFootballTalk - Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says he and his teammates know all too well how tough a test the 49ers are. The Packers lost to the 49ers 37-8 in the regular season, and Rodgers said today that he is well aware of just how good an opponent they're facing in the NFC Championship Game.


Infante: Bears hire former Jags, Vikings OC John DeFilippo as new QB coach - Windy City Gridiron - DeFilippo was most recently the offensive coordinator of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Infante: Vegas favors Mitchell Trubisky being Bears starting QB in 2020 - Windy City Gridiron - Though competition is very likely, sports bettors like Trubisky’s odds to return as the Bears’ starter.

Wiltfong: Bears get 2 more for the Hall as Jimbo Covert and Ed Sprinkle receive the honor - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears have two more legends heading to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.


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