THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL
Chicago Bears’ Matt Nagy hands over playcalling duties to OC Bill Lazor - ESPN - Chicago Bears’ Matt Nagy hands over playcalling duties to OC Bill Lazor
Bears missing some starters on offense ahead of Monday night - 670 The Score - The Bears are missing running back David Montgomery and several notable starters on offense ahead of their game Monday night against the Vikings.
Matt Nagy to give up Bears’ play-calling duties - 670 The Score - Bears head coach Matt Nagy made the decision to relinquish the team’s play-calling duties, handing over that role to offensive coordinator Bill Lazor.
Bears could turn to veteran Lamar Miller in backfield - 670 The Score - The Bears may be without top running back David Montgomery (concussion) against the Vikings on Monday night, which means veteran rusher Lamar Miller may get his opportunity in Chicago’s backfield.
Chicago Bears: Matt Nagy handing over play-calling duties - Chicago Tribune - Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy has decided to hand over play-calling duties, shifting those responsibilities to offensive coordinator Bill Lazor in an attempt to spark a struggling offense.
Column: Chicago Bears must lean on defense for playoff bid - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears need to play to the strength of the roster, win ugly and try like heck to be a challenger in late December. It’s called playing complementary football, and while it’s not a phrase everyone wants to hear, it’s the best shot this team has of playing into January.
Kirk Cousins, Nick Foles and the battle to be MSU's backup – The Athletic - They meet again on Monday Night Football, but 11 years ago the two now-NFL quarterbacks were locked in a very different kind of competition.
Game Preview: Chicago Bears - Minnesota Vikings (Week 10) - Chicago Audible Podcast - A comprehensive game preview of the Chicago Bears Week 10 matchup against the Minnesota Vikings.
Bears' Matt Nagy gives up play calling duties to Bill Lazor - RSN - On Friday afternoon, the Bears' head coach announced that he won't be calling plays during Monday night's game against the Minnesota Vikings. Instead, those duties will now fall to offensive coordinator Bill Lazor.
Matt Nagy giving up play-calling may not fix Bears, but it also can’t hurt - RSN - Bill Lazor can't fix a broken offensive line, but he can call better plays to minimize some of the Bears' personnel challenges.
1 big reason why Bears will beat Vikings on Monday Night Football - RSN - The Bears have held Dalvin Cook to 2.5 yards per carry in three games against the Vikings superstar running back. If they can shut him down again Monday, they'll win.
Matt Nagy Is Finally Giving Up Bears' Play-Calling Duties - On Tap Sports Net - Matt Nagy has finally stepped down as the Bears' offensive play-caller. He will hand over duties to offensive coordinator Bill Lazor on Monday night.
Chicgo Bears boast dynamic duo in LBs Roquan Smith, Danny Trevathan - ChicagoBears.com - One is an ascending young star and the other is a productive seasoned veteran. Together, Roquan Smith and Danny Trevathan form a talented tandem at inside linebacker on a highly-regarded Bears defense.
Chicago Bears OLB Barkevious Mingo plays important role on defense, special teams - ChicagoBears.com - Outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo has become a key contributor on defense and special teams.
Bears defense relishes challenge vs. red-hot Dalvin Cook - Chicago Sun-Times - Though they have dropped from ninth to 14th against the run this season, the Bears still have a knack for rising to the challenge of a great back. They held Derrick Henry to 68 yards on 21 carries last week. They’ve held Cook to 12, 39 and 35 yards in three games against him since 2018.
Bears offensive coordinator Bill Lazor will call plays Monday night vs. Vikings - Chicago Sun-Times - The move “allows me to really look at all three phases from the head coaching position,” head coach Matt Nagy said.
Give Bears coach Matt Nagy credit for team-first decision to give up play calling - Chicago Sun-Times - It’s not only what he did, but how he did. Nagy showed rare accountability and self-awareness in making the move to Bill Lazor.
Fracture fairy tale: Brian Griese backs Foles-Nagy relationship - Chicago Sun-Times - On ESPN 1000’s “Waddle & Silvy” show, the ESPN Monday Night Football analyst clarified his comments about Nick Foles’ play-calling disconnect with Matt Nagy that caused a stir in Chicago. “There is no question they have a great relationship.”
Halas Intrigue Episode 135: Predicting the Bears-Vikings - Chicago Sun-Times - Monday night is do or die for the Bears’ season.
Bears predictions: Week 10 vs. Vikings - Chicago Sun-Times - The Sun-Times’ experts offer their picks for the Bears’ game Monday night against the Vikings at Soldier Field.
Packers legend Paul Hornung has passed away at age 84 - Acme Packing Company - The Packers legend battled dementia over the last several years.
Hall of Famer Paul Hornung dies at 84 - ProFootballTalk - The Louisville Sports Commission announced that Packer icon and Pro Football Hall of Famer Paul Hornung died on Thursday.
With coronavirus raging, why are we still playing football? - Chicago Sun-Times - We’re heading into a very dark time, a time that experts warned months ago was coming.
Week 10 injury report for Sunday’s slate of NFL action - Official injury report and game day designations for all 12 Sunday games in Week 10.
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Norse Code Podcast Episode 351: Doppelgängers Are Real (with guest Lorin Cox) - Daily Norseman - Norse Code returns to preview the Bears Monday Night game with friend of the show Lorin Cox! We also do a deep dive on fantastic WR talent compared to their QBs over the years, Dalvin’s season, and our favorite banned or out of style NFL gear? Also can you have a revenge game if you’re a member of the practice squad?
Vikings at Bears MNF: Daily Norseman on The Bear Front Podcast - Daily Norseman - Eric joined the Bears podcast to preview the big Monday Night Football divisional tilt.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON
Infante: Bears HC Matt Nagy to hand offensive play-calling duties over to OC Bill Lazor - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears will see a changing of the guard in offensive play calling on Monday night.
Berckes' Fantasy Forum Week 10: Derrick Henry the Unicorn - Windy City Gridiron - Your place for all things fantasy football
Householder & Berckes: Chicago Bears- Minnesota Vikings betting advice on the spread, total - Windy City Gridiron - If you like betting against your favorite team, then business is booming!
Wiltfong: Bears’ fans confidence and patience is running out - Windy City Gridiron - Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NFL. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged in Bears fans, and fans across the country.
Snyder & Berckes' Bears Over Beers: 3 “Now” Fixes, 3 “Later” Fixes - Windy City Gridiron - What can the Bears do to turn the 2020 season around?
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