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The Bear’s Den: January 31, 2020

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Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Divisional Playoff Game against the Chicago Bears on December 31, 1988 in Chicago Illinois.
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Should the Bears sign Greg Olsen? - NBC Sports Chicago - Add Panthers tight end Greg Olsen as a possible fix for the Bears tight end problem.

What Signing CFL Standout Says of Bears DB Situation - - New Bears cornerback Tre Roberson comes to the team with a real chance to fill a need.

One Draft Pick Bears Lost Who Must be Replaced - - One player lost last year to the Chicago Bears could dictate who they select at some point in this year’s draft.

Why Taylor Gabriel Had Cruelest of Bears’ Fates - - All injuries are difficult in the NFL because they spoil the time and effort put in by the individual player and team.

Proof Mitchell Trubisky’s Shoulder Injury Never Hurt His Play - - The reported surgery to Mitchell Trubisky’s left shoulder stirred up a narrative only a Bears fan could love and only someone with blind loyalty could believe.

Hoge: ‘A Bear For Life’ — Kyle Long Gave Chicago Everything He Had - WGN Radio - Entering the 2019 season as healthy as he had been in years, Long couldn’t stomach the idea of going on injured reserve for the fourth season in a row, so he tried as hard as he could to play through it. Until he just couldn’t.

Chalk Talk: Where did David Montgomery rank? - - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses how David Montgomery stacked up against other rookie running backs, Super Bowl records the Bears hold and defensive tackle Akiem Hicks’ contract status.

Father, son shared special bond as Bears fans - - Dr. Hussein Bhikhapurwala, who passed away Sept. 17 due to pancreatic cancer at the age of 33, was a lifelong Bears fan thanks to his father, Abbas, who emigrated from Kuwait to the Chicago area.

Radio Host Reveals Inside Info About Cam Newton Coming To Chicago - Sports Mockery - Weren’t taking the Cam Newton rumors seriously before? Just wait until you hear what happened to this guy down in Miami during Super Bowl media day. Ken’s Note: Yeah, I know it’s SM but the content comes from another source.

Super Bowl predictions: Chiefs or 49ers? - Chicago Sun-Times - The Sun-Times’ experts offer their picks for Super Bowl LIV.

Halas Intrigue Super Bowl podcast: 49ers Laken Tomlinson talks CTA - Chicago Sun-Times - Lane Tech grad and 49ers guard Laken Tomlinson remembers the perils of snow on the CTA.

49ers RB Raheem Mostert won’t forget being cut by Chicago Bears — or 5 other teams - Chicago Sun-Times - When he opens up the Notes app on his cell phone, Mostert wants to be stung by reading the dates on which he was cut by six NFL teams — the same way he was hurt the moment they happened.

Roger Goodell talks CBA, the Rooney Rule and Antonio Brown - Chicago Sun-Times - In his annual Super Bowl week address Wednesday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell sad the league is “having incredibly productive dialogue” with the NFLPA regarding a new collective bargaining agreement.

Super Bowl picks: Kansas City Chiefs vs. San Francisco 49ers - Chicago Tribune - The Chiefs are back in the Super Bowl for the first time since winning their lone Lombardi Trophy 50 years ago. The 49ers are seeking a record-tying sixth Super Bowl victory and their first in 25 years.

What do the Bears need to do to catch the 49ers in 2020? - NBC Sports Chicago - Is cutting ties with Mitch Trubisky the best way for the Bears to compete with the 49ers in 2020?

Kyle Long is happily retired, and it was one of the easiest decisions of his life - NBC Sports Chicago - Many players struggle with retirement, but former Bears O-lineman Kyle Long is excited to see what’s next.

10 outrageous things I heard at the Super Bowl’s Opening Night. None of it was about football - NBC Sports Chicago - The most outrageous quotes of the night came from the same people looking for them.

Can John DeFilippo bring the best out of Mitch Trubisky? - NBC Sports Chicago - Bears quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo said the Bears can still shape Mitch Trubisky into the quarterback they want him to be.

Arlington Heights’ Jimmy Garoppolo hopes to get prep jersey retired if he wins Super Bowl - Chicago Sun-Times - Garoppolo, who grew up in Arlington Heights and played for Rolling Meadows High School, is one win away from leading the 49ers to their first championship since the 1994 season.

Halas Intrigue Super Bowl podcast: Allen Robinson, Jimmy Garoppolo and a Jarrett Payton cameo - Chicago Sun-Times - Patrick Finley and Jason Lieser talk Bears, Super Bowl and playing the lottery.

Bears’ Allen Robinson wants “to be in Chicago” - Chicago Sun-Times - Robinson’s work with his Within Reach Foundation — which gives educational opportunities and resources to low-income Chicago students — earned him the Bears’ nomination for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.

Super Bowl LIV: Despite Chiefs DNA, Bears’ Matt Nagy must embrace his inner 49er - Chicago Sun-Times - Sunday’s Super Bowl is between the Ginger and Mary Ann of the NFL — the sexy passing team and the efficient run squad. What offensive coordinator wouldn’t rather be the Ginger? But the Bears’ personnel much closer matches the 49ers.

Greg Olsen, Panthers parting ways – ProFootballTalk - Tight end Greg Olsen may not be done playing, but he is done playing in Carolina. At the end of the regular season, Olsen sounded like he expected to be moving on from the team after nine seasons. Ken’s Note: Damn you, Jerry Angelo/MIke Martz.

Ben Watson: Different opinions on 17 games, but NFLPA won’t sacrifice safety – ProFootballTalk - Earlier this week, 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman was asked about the NFL’s push for a 17-game season in the current Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations and called it a hypocritical position for a league that also purports to hold the health and safety of players as a priority.

Sean Payton: ‘Probably very unlikely’ all 3 QBs return - - New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton was fortunate to have an excellent quarterback room from top to bottom in 2019. It doesn’t sound as if that group will return in its entirety in 2020.

Super Bowl LIV analyst predictions: Will Chiefs or 49ers win in Miami? - - Kansas City Chiefs or San Francisco 49ers? Which player will take home MVP honors? How about a bold prediction? Our analysts forecast Super Bowl LIV.


Chicago Tribune cuts David Haugh as sports columnist - Robert Feder - David Haugh may be riding high in the ratings as morning co-host on Entercom sports/talk WSCR 670-AM, but his days as a Chicago Tribune sports columnist ar


Dalvin Cook, Mark Wilf to appear on Rachael Ray show Friday - Daily Norseman - And yes, Dalvin will be Cooking

Packers Fire Receivers Coach Alvis Whitted, according to report - Acme Packing Company - The former NFL receiver spent the past seven seasons as receivers coach at Colorado State before joining Matt LaFleur’s staff

Detroit Lions have huge advantage to gain ground on division rivals - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions have the resources to make a big difference this year.

VIDEO: Calvin Johnson takes another shot at Detroit Lions, ownership - Pride Of Detroit
- Johnson believes the Lions’ cost-cutting methods are especially bad.


Zeglinski: Hedging in gold - Running down Super Bowl LIV prop bets - Windy City Gridiron - The Big Game would not be complete without a gambling treatise. Then again, much of football would be blank, too.

Zeglinski: Windy City Gridiron picks Super Bowl LIV - Windy City Gridiron - Kansas City. San Francisco. Miami. Gird your loins.


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