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The Bear’s Den, October 29, 2020

It’s Turnaround Day again here in the Den, it’s out with the Rams and in with the Saints

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Should the Bears consider trading Mitch Trubisky? - Bears Wire - Failed Chicago Bears quarterback, Mitch Trubisky, likely played his final game as a Bear in Week 3 this season when he was benched in the third quarter against the Falcons in favor of veteran Nick Foles. Ken’s Note: No, the Bears should NOT try to trade Trubisky, it’s a long season and if nothing else he’s a top-quality backup. If Chicago loses him via free agency, that will turn into as high of a pick in the comp round.

Don’t Let the Defense Off the Hook for Monday Night Debacle - Da Bears Blog - There are two simple truths about Monday night’s beat down: One. The Bears couldn’t realistically expect to win by scoring just three offensive points. Two. The Bears couldn’t realistically expect to win by allowing 24 points.

Emma: Foles-Nagy bond intact, but what Griese said was right - 670 The Score - ESPN analyst Brian Griese relayed some revealing comments made by Bears quarterback Nick Foles during the Monday Night Football national broadcast. They underscored the issues for Foles, head coach Matt Nagy and the Bears’ struggling offense.

Bears’ Khalil Mack (ankle) misses practice - 670 The Score - Bears star pass rusher Khalil Mack was held out of practice Wednesday afternoon due to an ankle injury, which perhaps stemmed from an odd play in Chicago’s loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Monday night.

Bears WR Allen Robinson is in concussion protocol - 670 The Score - The Bears could be without their top offensive playmaker this Sunday, as receiver Allen Robinson remains in the concussion protocol after departing in the fourth quarter of a 24-10 loss to the Rams in Los Angeles on Monday night.

Cole Kmet should be seeing more action, plus more takeaways – The Athletic - Could getting Cole Kmet more involved help the Bears offense?

Nick Foles forgives Brian Griese, but Bears' QB-coach pairing needs work - RSN - Nick Foles could’ve justifiably buried Brian Griese for, it seems, mis-representing a conversation the two had during a “Monday Night Football” production meeting before this week’s Bears-Rams game.

NEWS: Bears Receiver Allen Robinson Has a Concussion - On Tap Sports Net - The Bears top receiving threat is highly questionable for Sunday's game against the Saints. Without Allen Robinson, the Bears need others to step up.

Impressive Start From Darnell Mooney Only Means More to Come for the Bears' Fifth-Round Pick - On Tap Sports Net - Darnell Mooney is quickly becoming the second-best option for the Chicago Bears' offense as his involvement increases week-to-week.

Personnel Change Could Be Facing Bears Offense - - The Bears offense could have some changes this week largely due to injuries, although one change would simply be an addition.

Chicago Bears WR Allen Robinson II in NFL's concussion protocol program - - Bears No. 1 receiver Allen Robinson II is in the NFL's concussion protocol program after getting hurt late in Monday night’s game against the Rams in Los Angeles.

Chicago Bears offense, QB Nick Foles continue to work on forging identity - - According to quarterback Nick Foles, the first step to fixing a struggling Bears offense is answering the question, “Who do we want to be with the personnel and the coaches that we have?” Ken's Note: They already have an identity, that's the problem. Their identity is "an offense that's terrible."

Chicago Bears rookie CB Jaylon Johnson values short-term memory - - The Bears will need a short memory to rebound from the 24-10 loss to the Los Angeles Rams Monday night.

5 things you may not know about Chicago Bears rookie WR Darnell Mooney - - Receiver Darnell Mooney has been one of the biggest surprises for the Bears this season. Here are five things you may not know about him.

Bears injury report: Khalil Mack, Cody Whitehair among those that DNP - BearsWire - The Bears released their first injury report ahead of Sunday's game against the Saints, and Wednesday's report is quite alarming.

Bears star Khalil Mack (ankle) misses practice heading toward Saints game - Chicago Sun-Times - Already facing the potential absence of their best offensive player, Allen Robinson, the Bears have concerns about their defensive star as well.

Bears’ biggest offensive problem? GM Ryan Pace - Chicago Sun-Times - He’s responsible for Matt Nagy, Nick Foles, Mitch Trubisky, a bad offensive line and a miserable running game.

Did the Bears just sign their new punt returner? - Chicago Sun-Times - When the Bears signed veteran Dwayne Harris to the practice squad late Monday, it might have marked the end — or, at least, the beginning of the end — for punt returner Ted Ginn.

Bears’ quarterback curse still going strong - Chicago Sun-Times - Nick Foles looks like the latest in a long line of QB pretenders. The Bears’ quest to find a star continues.

Chicago Bears: Nick Foles, Matt Nagy speak on relationship - Chicago Tribune - Any worry that’s still lingering over Brian Griese’s comments about Nick Foles and Matt Nagy from Monday night is now little more than side drama for the Bears to squelch and maneuver around. They have much bigger issues to get a handle on.

Chicago Bears' Allen Robinson, Cody Whitehair injured - Chicago Tribune - As the Chicago Bears try to bounce back from their loss the Los Angeles Rams, they are dealing with injuries to two key offensive players in Allen Robinson and Cody Whitehair.

Nick Foles: Reviewing Chicago Bears QB's Week 7 performance - Chicago Tribune - "We've got to get stuff figured out" Nagy says. Ken's Note: Ya think?

Chicago Bears: 3 observations from Week 7 loss - Chicago Tribune - Three observations from rewatching the Bears-Rams telecast, beginning with how the Rams defense was able to dominate the Bears up front.

The Bears run defense isn't what it used to be – The Athletic - A repeat of Monday night's performance will continue to make it tough for this defense to win games.

Bears’ Matt Nagy, Nick Foles must worry about more pressing matters than ‘Griesegate’ - Chicago Sun-Times - Nick Foles acknowledged the obvious — it has become a distraction. As if the Bears needed anything else working against their moribund offense, on a short week, with the Saints coming to town.

Can the Bears’ offense withstand the loss of Allen Robinson? - Chicago Sun-Times - One of the most inept offenses in the NFL could get even worse Sunday — receiver Allen Robinson, by far the Bears’ best player on that side of the ball, is in the NFL’s concussion protocol.

Bears WR Allen Robinson in concussion protocol; Nick Foles addresses ‘Monday Night Football’ report - - Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson is in the league’s concussion protocol and is in jeopardy of missing Sunday’s game with the Saints. Also, quarterback Nick Foles addressed recent comments made to ESPN regarding HC Matt Nagy.


Michael Thomas misses another practice - ProFootballTalk - Three wide receivers were missing from Saints practice on Wednesday.

Seahawks trade for Carlos Dunlap - ProFootballTalk - Carlos Dunlap has been looking for a way out of Cincinnati and the Seahawks have been looking for pass rushing help, so it’s not a great surprise that they’ve found each other.


Kyle Rudolph sees potential for turnaround in Vikings - - Despite a 1-5 start to the season, Kyle Rudolph tells Brooke Cersosimo the Vikings have the talent to fuel a winning streak that could put the team in the playoff race.

Aaron Rodgers says it’s “absolutely crazy” if Mike Zimmer is on the hot seat - ProFootballTalk - Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been squaring off with Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer for years, and Rodgers says that’s a tough challenge.

Michael Thomas misses another practice - ProFootballTalk - Three wide receivers were missing from Saints practice on Wednesday.


Zimmerman with Kevin Fishbain: Chicago Bears need to reduce offensive personnel changes - Windy City Gridiron - Kevin Fishbain talks about the woes of the offense on the Bears Banter Podcast.

Infante's 2021 NFL Draft: Top offensive linemen for Bears to target - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears have an apparent need along their offensive line, so let’s break down 20 of the top draft prospects in the 2021 class.

WhiskeyRanger: Allen Robinson in the Concussion Protocol - Windy City Gridiron - Matt Nagy has revealed that Bears Wide Receiver Allen Robinson is in the Concussion Protocol

Salo, Berckes & Curl: Where Do the Chicago Bears Stand in the NFL Power Rankings? Let’s Ask Windy City Gridiron’s Three Bears - Windy City Gridiron - To place the Bears in their appropriate power rankings spot, we call upon our friends Optimistic Bear, Realistic Bear, and Pessimistic Bear.

WhiskeyRanger: Cole Kmet Day - Windy City Gridiron - Matt Nagy says Cole Kmet will get more playing time moving forward, but I can’t shake this feeling of deja vu.


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