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The Bear’s Den, October 28, 2020

All the snark-free news you need about the Chicago Bears. OK, I lied. There’s some snark. Perhaps even a Snarknado or two.

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Bears to keep moving forward with Nick Foles at quarterback - 670 The Score - Despite their offensive struggles, the Bears won’t be going back to Mitchell Trubisky at quarterback. Nick Foles will remain the team’s starter, coach Matt Nagy said.

Nagy will continue with Bears’ offensive play-calling duties - 670 The Score - Bears coach Matt Nagy will continue as the team’s offensive play-caller while adding he’s open to relinquishing that duty if it’s what’s best for the team.

Legendary story about Akiem Hicks drinking 40 beers surfaces - 670 The Score - Chicago Bears defensive lineman Akiem Hicks was quite the prolific beer drinker back in his college days, and a story recalling a 40-beer session at a wing night resurfaced during Monday Night Football.

Emma: Observations from Bears-Rams - 670 The Score - The Bears were exposed in an ugly 24-10 loss to the Rams on Monday night. It was a game that further showcased coach Matt Nagy’s play-calling troubles.

Haugh: Bears exposed in embarrassing setback to Rams - 670 The Score - Chicago spent the past week debating whether winning ugly was a bad sign for the Bears. Everyone can agree losing ugly is worse, and that’s what happened as the Bears were exposed in a 24-10 loss to the Rams on Monday.

The Bears are better than they showed vs. Rams, but not much – The Athletic - Losing the way the Bears lost is concerning for every phase of their game.

It’s Time for Matt Nagy to Give Up His Play-Calling Duties - Chicago Audible Blog - After the Bears' humiliating 24-10 loss to the Rams, it's time for Matt Nagy to give up his play-calling responsibilities.

Bears' Nick Foles clears air on viral Brian Griese comments on Matt Nagy - RSN - Bears QB Nick Foles said he never told ESPN's Brian Griese Matt Nagy was calling plays that were doomed to fail.

Bears loss to Rams was bad, but Matt Nagy can still save 2020 season - RSN - The most important week in the NFL is next week.

Rams troll Bears giving game balls to Leonard Floyd, coach Brandon Staley - RSN - The Rams won convincingly over the Bears Monday night-- and the game ball ceremony carried an extra dose of revenge

With Bears TE Cole Kmet, Matt Nagy needs actions to speak louder than words - RSN - Matt Nagy has said for weeks he's aware of the Bears' need to get Cole Kmet on the field more. It's past time he actually follows through on his words.

OPINION: Matt Nagy's Postgame Comments are Weaker than the Bears' Offensive Line - On Tap Sports Net - Following the Chicago Bears' 24-10 loss to the LA Rams, head coach Matt Nagy refrained from pointing fingers at anyone for another offensive blunder.

3 things that stood out to Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy after Week 7 loss to Los Angeles Rams - - After watching tape of Monday night’s 24-10 loss to the Rams, Bears coach Matt Nagy on Tuesday discussed three things that stood out to him in the game, including the lack of time that quarterback Nick Foles had to throw.

Roster Moves: Chicago Bears sign WR/return specialist Dwayne Harris to practice squad - - The Bears on Tuesday signed veteran receiver/return specialist Dwayne Harris to their practice squad. Harris has averaged 10.1 yards on 180 punt returns with four touchdowns in nine NFL seasons with the Cowboys, Giants and Raiders.

Lunch With Larry - Shuns Urlurker: 10.27.20 - Bears Senior Writer Larry Mayer shuns our own Urlurker but elsewise examines the emergence of rookie WR Darnell Mooney, takes a hard look at the offense and discusses next week's trade deadline in his weekly Q&A with fans.

Bears QB Nick Foles still needs time — to throw - Chicago Sun-Times - If Matt Nagy is going to stick with Foles, he has to find a way to give him a chance to do what he does best. Foles is no more built to win without a running game and consistent protection than Mitch Trubisky is.

Matt Nagy is certain that Matt Nagy’s play calls aren’t what’s wrong with Bears - Chicago Sun-Times - Nagy says some of the right things about accepting responsibility for an offense that ranks among the NFL’s worst during his time as coach. But he still defends his play-calling.

Bears film study: Why did Matt Nagy burn 2 timeouts — but hold onto 1? - Chicago Sun-Times - Breaking down three gaffes and the sole bright spot from the Bears’ 24-10 debacle Monday against the Rams.

Bears coach Matt Nagy wants Cole Kmet to play more. So play him. - Chicago Sun-Times - In the weekly look at the Bears’ snap counts, there are many issues on the offense. Also, how many Bears have played every snap this season?

Bears’ Eddie Jackson gets his TD after injury scare - Chicago Sun-Times - He leapt on a blitz, grabbed at his left knee as he landed and crumbled to the ground.

Bears-Rams podcast; Chicago’s loss reveals several flaws - Chicago Sun-Times - Brace yourselves Bears fans, it only gets more difficult from here.

Chicago Bears' Matt Nagy not giving up play-calling duties - Chicago Tribune - The short answer to whether Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy might hand over play-calling duties is not yet.

Chicago Bears Week 7 local TV ratings down from Week 6 - Chicago Tribune - Carried on both ABC-7 and ESPN, the Chicago Bears' 24-10 road loss to the Los Angeles Rams averaged a combined 26.9 household TV rating in the Chicago area.

Winners and losers from Chicago Bears’ Week 7 loss - Chicago Tribune - As was said after another “Monday Night Football” appearance 14 years ago, the Chicago Bears are who we thought they were. Here are winners and losers from the Bears' 24-10 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

Bears loss puts Matt Nagy's play calls under the microscope – The Athletic - What did Matt Nagy have to say about some miscues from Monday night's loss?


Trevor Lawrence: My mindset has been to go pro, but who knows? - ProFootballTalk - Lawrence hasn’t said much to suggest he’s thinking of staying in school and he’s on track to graduate in December. The option to return is still on the table, though, and Lawrence didn’t rule it out on Tuesday.

Buccaneers announce signing of Antonio Brown - ProFootballTalk - Antonio Brown officially is back. We’ll see how long he stays.


Cowboys trade DE Everson Griffen to Lions for conditional sixth-round pick - - The Cowboys have traded defensive end Everson Griffen to the Lions in exchange for a conditional sixth-round pick, Ian Rapoport reported.


Wiltfong: Bears vs Rams - snap counts, stats and more - Windy City Gridiron - Lester gives some thoughts on the game, plus he shares the complete playing time breakdown, and spotlights a few individual and team statistics from the Chicago Bears in their 24 to 10 smackdown at the hands of the Los Angeles Rams.

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears sign return specialist Dwayne Harris to the practice squad - Windy City Gridiron - Earlier today the NFL’s waiver wire indicated that the Chicago Bears released defensive tackle Terry Beckner from their practice squad, and now we know why as they’ve announced the addition of...

Householder: Stock up, stock down - Chicago Bears get embarrassed by Los Angeles Rams - Windy City Gridiron - There was a lot of bad. A lot. Was there even any good?

Infante's Notes: Bears put forth humiliating effort on both sides in 24-10 ‘MNF’ loss - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears faltered in primetime and struggled heavily on both sides of the ball.

Schmitz' Chicago Bears Postgame pod: What in the world was that? (with Lester Wiltfong Jr!) - Windy City Gridiron - In the latest episode of Bear With Me, Robert S. brings on WCG’s bossman, Lester Wiltfong Jr, to talk through the Bears’ loss to the Rams.


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