THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL
Lombardi rips into Nagy as Bears' offense sputters - 670 The Score - Former NFL executive and RADIO.COM Sports NFL insider Michael Lombardi ripped into Bears coach Matt Nagy, who continues to cite penalties as a problem when Chicago’s offense has much bigger issues to solve.
Bears OT Jason Spriggs activated from COVID-19 reserve list - 670 The Score - The Bears activated offensive tackle Jason Spriggs from the COVID-19 reserve list Monday, leaving them with three players on that list. Spriggs is expected to return as the Bears’ starting right tackle.
Report: Bears to sign QB Kyle Sloter to practice squad - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears will sign quarterback Kyle Sloter to their practice squad, NFL Media reported Monday. He’ll be an insurance policy at that position while backup Mitchell Trubisky recovers from a right shoulder injury.
Nagy: If Bears switch play-callers, public might not know - 670 The Score - Bears coach Matt Nagy remains open to potentially relinquishing offensive play-calling duties for his struggling unit, but he hasn’t committed to the change yet.
Bears RB David Montgomery suffers concussion - 670 The Score - Bears running back David Montgomery suffered a concussion during his team’s loss to the Titans on Sunday and has been placed in the concussion protocol.
Film study: Bears make offensive mistakes by the bunch - Chicago Sun-Times - At the epicenter of country music, the Bears’ offense mastered the two-step — or at least two steps back — in their 24-17 loss to the Titans on Sunday.
Source: Bears DL Roy Robertson-Harris to have surgery; likely out for season - Chicago Sun-Times - Robertson-Harris had played close to 50% of the defensive snaps before the injury.
Coronavirus concerns remain as Bears to reconvene at Halas Hall on Tuesday - Chicago Sun-Times - The team believes its three recent positive tests were isolated cases and not the start of an outbreak. It’s still in the intensive protocol to prevent spread, but other than that they will proceed as normal.
Bears Sign QB to Practice Squad, Activate 2 Players - On Tap Sports Net - The Chicago Bears signed QB Kyle Sloter to their practice squad in addition to activating DB Michael Joseph and OL Jason Spriggs on Monday.
Kreutz: Bears 'got to find leaders on offense' to hold team accountable - RSN - At some point, someone needs to hold individuals accountable.
Bears coach Matt Nagy sounds closer to giving up playcalling than ever before - RSN - "I’m looking at all that right now," Nagy said.
Hope is Starting to Fade as Bears’ Offense Hits a New Low - Chicago Audible Blog - With yet another step backward for Chicago's offense, there's not a lot of light at the end of the tunnel.
Bears' depleted offensive line was only start vs. Titans – The Athletic - Where are Cole Kmet and Robert Quinn? Why can't Anthony Miller be more consistent?
Matt Nagy giving up play calling? – The Athletic - Will Matt Nagy give up play-calling responsibilities to someone else?
Brad Biggs’ 10 thoughts on Chicago Bears' Week 9 loss - Chicago Tribune - For the Chicago Bears, disaster arrived last week in the form of a second straight loss when they fell to the New Orleans Saints in overtime. That brings us to where we are the day after their third consecutive loss, wondering if someone is going to be fired with the Bears now 5-4 and on the outside looking in at the NFC playoff picture.
Winners and losers from Chicago Bears' Week 9 - Chicago Tribune - This Chicago Bears loss was an especially tough to watch for many reasons. Among them, Dick Stockton was calling play-by-play for Fox. You could say the Bears had a Stockton sort of day, or you could say Stockton had a Bears sort of day.
Roy Robertson-Harris: Chicago Bears DL to have season-ending shoulder surgery - Chicago Tribune - Chicago Bears defensive lineman Roy Robertson-Harris is expected to undergo shoulder surgery Wednesday that would shut him down for the remainder of the season.
Matt Nagy: Chicago Bears coach looks at giving up play-calling - Chicago Tribune - As the Chicago Bears search for answers for an offense that ranks 29th in the NFL, coach Matt Nagy said he is looking at whether he should continue calling plays.
Bears-Titans podcast: The Bears suffer an ugly loss - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears continue their downhill slide.
Bears RB David Montgomery has a concussion - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears have an extra day before their next game — they play the Vikings on "Monday Night Football."
Bears activate OT Jason Spriggs from reserve/COVID-19 list - Chicago Sun-Times - The offensive line needs help, and Spriggs will jump into the starting lineup at right tackle this week.
Inside Slant: Missed opportunities, derailed drives cost Chicago Bears against Tennessee Titans - ChicagoBears.com - With little room for error Sunday against the Tennessee Titans, the Bears saw several drives end just as the offense seemed to find a rhythm.
5 things we learned from Chicago Bears defensive coaches after Week 9 loss to Tennessee Titans - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears position coaches spoke to the media on Monday. Here is what we learned.
Quick Hits: Chicago Bears RB David Montgomery in concussion protocol, LT Jason Spriggs removed from COVID-19 list - ChicagoBears.com - Bears running back David Montgomery is in the NFL’s concussion protocol after suffering a concussion against the Titans. But there was good news Monday as tackle Jason Spriggs was removed from the reserve/COVID-19 list.
3 things that stood out to Chicago Bears head coach Nagy in Week 9 loss to Tennessee Titans - ChicagoBears.com - After watching tape of Sunday’s 24-17 loss to the Titans in Tennessee, Bears coach Matt Nagy on Monday discussed three things that stood out to him, including costly penalties that stalled drives.
COVID-19 Scare Hit the Bears Hard in a Few Ways - SI.com - Playing in a game several teammates missed due to COVID-19 is one thing. It’s quite another to have to travel back home in an airplane with some who have tested positive or were recently exposed to someone who had.
Coaching Judgment Is Big Bears Problem, Not Necessarily Play Calls - SI.com - It’s not the play calling of coach Matt Nagy in need of scrutiny.
Would Matt Nagy Really Let Someone Else Call the Plays? - SI.com - Bear Digest is a Sports Illustrated channel featuring Gene Chamberlain to bring you the latest News, Highlights, Analysis, Draft, Free Agency surrounding the Chicago Bears.
The Surreal Story of 2017 NFL Draft QB Prospect Kyle Sloter (from 2017) - College Football Metrics - Best Football Analytics Sites | General Commentary | NFL Draft Reports & Scouting: The Surreal Story of 2017 NFL Draft QB Prospect Kyle Sloter
Buccaneers, Seahawks, Chargers headline NFL teams with concerning Week 9 losses - NFL.com - Sunday provided a series of dispiriting defeats for top-tier contenders and rebuilding franchises alike. Adam Schein spotlights the nine most concerning losses of Week 9.
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Wiltfong: Bears sign Kyle Sloter to their practice squad, activate 2 from the Reserve/COVID-19 list - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears make a few roster moves today...
Wiltfong’s Bears vs Titans: 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 17 loss to the Tennessee Titans.
Wiltfong: Chicago Bears Injury Update - David Montgomery is in concussion protocol - Windy City Gridiron - During yesterday’s game in Tennessee, Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery left with an apparent shoulder injury, but the Bears announced that he was being evaluated for a concussion. Today...
Leming’s 10 Takes on the Bears: Is it time to start talking about draft positioning? - Windy City Gridiron - Despite their hot (5-1) start, the Chicago Bears have lost three in a row and look like a team on the brink of an all out collapse after a 24-17 loss in Week 9. Can they get things turned around or are the Bears who we thought they were?
Infante’s Game Notes: Bears put together spark-less offensive performance in loss to Titans - Windy City Gridiron - A lackluster offensive performance played a major role in the Bears’ collapse on the road.
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