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The Bear’s Den, October 1, 2020

The Bears & Colts prepare of Sunday’s game at Soldier Field as the Titans vs Steelers game is postponed

Chicago Bears v Indianapolis Colts
Charcandrick West #36 of the Indianapolis Colts attempts to avoid a tackle from Sherrick McManis #27 of the Chicago Bears
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Are Bears Lucky, Good, or Does It Even Matter in This Year’s NFL? - SI.com - The Bears are living proof it’s better in the NFL to be lucky rather than good. They’ve gotten by three times by the skin of their teeth and it’s earned them little respect from the national “experts.”

Bears injuries: Sherrick McManis DNP, Deon Bush limited on Wednesday - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears released their first injury report on Wednesday ahead of their Week 4 contest against the Colts.

Chicago Bears QB Nick Foles’ success fueled by fearlessness under pressure - ChicagoBears.com - The way that new Bears’ starting quarterback Nick Foles has dealt with failure during his career has enabled him to perform with a rare composure and calmness under pressure.

5 things you may not know about Bears safety Tashaun Gipson Sr. - ChicagoBears.com
- Bears safety Tashaun Gipson discusses five things you may not know about him, including his love for the Dallas Mavericks and Disney World.

Quick Hits: Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy sees increased role for rookie WR Darnell Mooney - ChicagoBears.com - Coach Matt Nagy praises rookie Darnell Mooney. The Bears add Artavis Pierce to the active roster. Nagy weighs in on the kicking situation.

Nick Foles ready to lead Bears forward - 670 The Score - Bears veteran quarterback Nick Foles has been to the pinnacle and back down during his nine-year NFL career. Now, he’s ready to lead the Bears forward as their new starter at quarterback.

Bears Give Lamar Miller a Look While Liking Artavis Pierce - SI.com - Artavis Pierce is the only Bears player who can probably relate to what the Tennessee Titans are going through now.

Bears Experience Nick Foles' Reputation for Leadership - SI.com - Nick Foles showed what he could do coming off the bench against Atlanta.

Chicago Bears: Artavis Pierce eager to prove himself at RB - Chicago Tribune - With Tarik Cohen out for the rest of the season, an opportunity has opened up for undrafted rookie running back Artavis Pierce.

Nick Foles: Chicago Bears QB faces his former coach Frank Reich - Chicago Tribune - Chicago Bears quarterback Nick Foles and Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich heaped praise on each other as they prepare to meet on the football field for the second time since their improbable run to a Super Bowl victory with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Chicago Bears Q&A with Brad Biggs - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears' switch to Nick Foles as their starting quarterback prompted several questions about possible tweaks to the offense and the team's future at the position.

‘No one gave us a chance’: How the 1994 Bears pulled off that playoff upset – The Athletic - Remembering one of the Bears' big playoff upsets in franchise history.

Meet the Indianapolis Colts (with Indy Star's Jim Ayello, Host of the Colts Cover 2 Podcast) - Chicago Audible Podcast - Learn more about the Chicago Bears Week 4 opponent - the Indianapolis Colts from Jim Ayello from the Indianapolis Star.

How Nick Foles will change and improve Bears' offense, from RPOs to YAC - RSN - The Bears' offense will look and feel different with Nick Foles, not Mitch Trubisky, quarterbacking it. JJ Stankevitz explains how.

"Bears' Matt Nagy reveals when he realized Darnell Mooney was "real" - RSN - Yeah, so, to tell you the truth, it was probably the first day we came out here in grass and actually watched him," he said. "And we knew, ‘OK, yeah, this one’s real.’ It was pretty neat to see, because you see it on tape, and you never really know.

Matt Nagy Has No More Excuses - On Tap Sports Net - After benching Mitchell Trubisky in favor of Nick Foles, Chicago Bears' head coach Matt Nagy has to produce results on offense.

Devin Hester rips Jay Cutler’s leadership - Chicago Sun-Times - Jay Cutler was “the worst” when it came to leadership, former Bears star Devin Hester told Bleacher Report’s “Untold Stories.”

The ‘Nick Foles Effect’ is not a one-man show - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears’ starting quarterback has a history of making things happen, but doesn’t take all the credit. ‘It’s a team,” he said. “It’s the guys that are tightest and believe in each other and don’t waver and do their job because they care about the guy next to them. It’s really that simple.’

Bears’ Nick Foles: Frank Reich ‘figured me out as a player’ - Chicago Sun-Times - Colts head coach Frank Reich might have saved Bears quarterback Nick Foles’ career.

Bears notebook: Cole Kmet making an early impact — as a blocker - Chicago Sun-Times - The rookie tight end’s slow start in the pass game — one catch for 12 yards — is not a concern; Sherrick McManis (groin) is the only player to miss practice with an injury.

POLISH SAUSAGE

NFL sends another memo to teams, warns of possible suspensions, loss of draft choices - NFL.com - The NFL on Wednesday sent its latest memo to all 32 teams about the importance of wearing masks, stressing safety while also warning that those who do not comply will be held accountable.

Titans-Steelers postponed - ProFootballTalk - Sunday’s Titans-Steelers game has been postponed as a result of the multiple positive COVID-19 cases affecting the Titans, a league source tells PFT.

Derek Carr downplays his COVID-19 protocol breach - ProFootballTalk - On Monday night, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr and several other teammates attended an event that had too many people at an indoor setting with no masks in sight. On Tuesday, the incident came to light. On Wednesday, Carr addressed his behavior.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

2020 Opponent Scouting Report: Bears Defense, will this weekend be Chuck Pagano’s revenge? - Stampede Blue - On Octorber 4th, 2020 the Indianapolis Colts will travel north to take on the Chicago Bears In this Week 4 match-up, I sought to understand our opponent and get a better idea of how they...

Colts Injury Report: Rock Ya-Sin Returns to Practice - Stampede Blue - The Indianapolis Colts today released their Wednesday injury report for week 4 of the NFL season.

Practice Squad Update: WR Krishawn Hogan Signed and QB Chad Kelly Released - Stampede Blue - The Indianapolis Colts today made a move on their practice squad signing wide receiver Krishawn Hogan and releasing quarterback Chad Kelly.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Infante: Bears work out former Pro Bowl running back Lamar Miller - Windy City Gridiron - The nine-year veteran was reportedly one of a handful of running backs the Bears worked out in the wake of Tarik Cohen’s injury.

Wiltfong’s Chicago Bears Sackwatch 2020: Week 3 vs Atlanta Falcons - Windy City Gridiron - With the Chicago Bears making the move to Nick Foles, we’re sure to see a different style of quarterbacking than we’ve seen the last few years with Mitchell Trubisky at the helm. Foles will operate...

Leming’s Bears Mailbag: The quarterback change and what comes along with it, Jaylon Johnson’s hot start and replacing Tarik Cohen - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears are (3-0) but there’s still plenty of questions left to be answered. Join us as we take your questions in this week’s mailbag.

Schmitz: Introducing the Rule of 3 podcast! - Windy City Gridiron - We’re officially debuting a new show on our WCG Podcast channel! Check out the newest episode of the Rule of 3!

THE RULES

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