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The Bear’s Den, November 11, 2020

It’s turnaround day here in the Den, as it’s out with the Titans and in with the Vikings.

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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Bears Lose Havoc-Causing DT For The Rest Of The Season - On Tap Sports Net - The Bears’ depth on the defensive line just got thinner.

The Chicago Bears Need to Stop Lying to Themselves - On Tap Sports Net - The Chicago Bears’ coaching staff and front office is failing to act on what is not working (and has not worked in a long time).

The Modern NFL is About Scoring Points, Period. - Da Bears Blog - The Super Bowl champions for the 2019 season were 5th in the league in points scored.

Bears sign veteran OL Eric Kush to practice squad - 670 The Score - The Bears have signed veteran offensive lineman Eric Kush to their practice squad, adding depth at a position of great need. Kush, 31, played with the Bears from 2016-’18.

Bears see LB Danny Trevathan playing ‘lights out’ - 670 The Score - Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan has elevated his play after struggling early in the season, a development that has further strengthened a stout defense.

Allen Robinson, Bears trending toward breakup after 2020 - 670 The Score - The Bears and top receiver Allen Robinson still haven’t reached an agreement on a contract extension, and the likelihood is growing by the day that they’re heading for a breakup after this season.

Bears sign QB Kyle Sloter to practice squad - Chicago Sun-Times - Needing some coronavirus coverage, and with Mitch Trubisky nursing an injured right shoulder, the Bears signed quarterback Kyle Sloter to the practice squad Tuesday.

Bears Snap Judgment: RB Ryan Nall gets his shot in David Montgomery’s absence - Chicago Sun-Times - The Chicago Sun-Times’ weekly look at the Bears’ snap counts covers a change at running back, Robert Quinn’s uptick in playing time but not production and other areas.

For Bears, a defense is a terrible thing to waste - Chicago Sun-Times - The expiration date on the great defense is drawing nearer while the unit is being held back by an offense that might be the worst in the league.

Bears QB Nick Foles, makeshift offensive line will have to deal with protection issues - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears’ deteriorating line has complicated the Foles-for-Trubisky switch. If there’s no difference in their effectiveness, the more mobile Trubisky might be the better fit with a shaky offensive line.

Nick Foles: Chicago Bears QB’s Week 9 performance - Chicago Tribune - Pick any series in any quarter from Sunday’s Bears loss to the Titans, and you’ll likely find a situation in which Nick Foles is uncomfortable in the pocket or doesn’t trust he’ll have the time or security to make a play. This is a big part of the Bears’ problem.

Chicago Bears: 3 observations from Week 9 loss - Chicago Tribune - It would have been hard for the Chicago Bears defense to play Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry much better. Bears defenders were violent, filled gaps and took good angles to the ball.

Bears feel limited with Nick Foles, Cole Kmet needs the ball – The Athletic - Roquan Smith is a rare bright spot for the Bears these days.

Brett Favre: Nick Foles would be better for Eagles than Carson Wentz - RSN - Trubisky does not enter the equation for Favre.

Chicago Bears defense prepares to face Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook - ChicagoBears.com - After facing Alvin Kamara and Derrick Henry the last two weeks, the Bears will face another elite running back Monday night in the VikingsDalvin Cook.

Roster Moves: Bears sign OL Eric Kush to practice squad, release OL Aaron Neary - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears on Tuesday made two moves involving offensive linemen on their practice squad, signing Eric Kush and releasing Aaron Neary. Kush returns after playing for the Bears from 2016-18.

Lunch With Urlurker (oh, yeah, and Larry): 11.10.20 - ChicagoBears.com - Our very own Urlurker and Senior Writer Larry Mayer discuss the Bears’ record on Monday Night Football, analyzes what went wrong against the Titans and looks ahead to the Vikings in his weekly Q&A with fans.

Chalk Talk: Why didn’t Chicago Bears WR Riley Ridley play before Week 9? - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses why it took receiver Riley Ridley so long to get on the field, defensive end Mario Edwards Jr.’s background and if the two Bears players who were placed on the COVID-19 list in Tennessee flew home with the team.

5 most compelling things we learned from Bears coaches - Chicago Sun-Times - Quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo has called plays for three NFL teams. He knows the weight that comes with the job.

POLISH SAUSAGE

NFL unanimously approves contingency plan for 16-team postseason - ProFootballTalk - NFL owners today unanimously approved a plan to expand the postseason to 16 teams if a COVID-19 outbreak forces the regular season to be shortened.

Ben Roethlisberger and three other Steelers go on COVID-19 reserve - ProFootballTalk - Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was placed on the NFL’s COVID-19 reserve list today.

Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields lead way on NFL Draft top 50, one of whom at least should be a Bear – The Athletic - There are 10 new names, including two quarterbacks who join Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields and Trey Lance.

Marni Yang asks court to reopen investigation into the murder of ex-Bear Shaun Gayle’s girlfriend - Chicago Tribune - The attorney for Marni Yang, the woman convicted nine years ago of murdering the pregnant girlfriend of former Chicago Bear Shaun Gayle, has asked a judge to reopen the criminal investigation, saying Gayle’s alibi on the morning of the murder doesn’t hold up.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Vikings waive Ben Gedeon, place Holton Hill on injured reserve - Daily Norseman - More injury-related news for the purple

Austin Cutting placed on COVID-19 list; Todd Davis activated - Daily Norseman - Some roster moves for the Vikings on this Tuesday

Unbelievable! - Are the Vikings Back? - Daily Norseman - BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald react to the Vikings’ 34-20 win over the Lions.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Householder’s Stock up, stock down: Chicago Bears-Tennessee Titans recap - Windy City Gridiron - Who are we mad at this week?

Wiltfong: Bears sign Rush to the 53, Kush to the practice squad - Windy City Gridiron - On Tuesday the Chicago Bears announced that defensive tackle Anthony Rush was signed to the 53-man roster and that offensive lineman Eric Kush was signed to the practice squad.

Wiltfong’s NFL Power Rankings: Bears stuck in the middle of the pack - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears have lost three in a row, they’re currently just outside of the NFC playoff picture, the offense hasn’t shown any signs of life, and the defense simply can’t be expected to win...

Wiltfong: Ten Thoughts on the NFL - Windy City Gridiron - Check out our Thoughts on the NFL, and be sure to leave a few thoughts of your own in the comment section.

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