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The Bear’s Den, November 20, 2020

It’s turnaround day, where it’s out with the Vikings and in with the Bye. Thankfully, we know the Bears won’t lose this weekend.

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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Simms: Robert Quinn contract ‘a disaster,’ Leonard Floyd a better player - RSN - The return on investment for Quinn has been less than ideal.

Local healthcare worker named Chicago Bears Fan of the Year - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears have name Paul Videtich, a 28-year season ticket holder, as Fan of the Year.

Positivity at the Bye: In Praise of Roquan Smith - Da Bears Blog - There’s a bit of Brian Urlacher in Roquan.

Roster Move: Chicago Bears place WR Dwayne Harris on injured reserve - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears on Thursday placed punt returner Dwayne Harris on injured reserve. Appearing in the last three games, Harris averaged 8.1 yards on 10 punt returns, including a muffed punt that led to a turnover against the Vikings.

Chicago Bears LB Khalil Mack’s interception vs. Minnesota Vikings showed what makes him a special player - ChicagoBears.com - Perennial Pro Bowl pass rusher Khalil Mack displayed his rare athleticism and versatility with a second-quarter interception in the Bears’ loss to the Vikings.

Chicago Bears LB Roquan Smith having career season as player, leader - ChicagoBears.com - Bears linebacker Roquan Smith is having a career season as a player and leader.

Time for Bears to turn to Mitch Trubisky, again - Chicago Sun-Times - With protection issues mounting and Nick Foles unable to light a spark, Trubisky’s mobility gives the Bears the best chance to win. Not a great chance, just a better chance. If healthy, he should start.

What are the NFL’s intensive COVID-19 protocols? - Chicago Tribune - The NFL announced it is placing all teams in its intensive COVID-19 protocols for the rest of the season starting Saturday as the number of cases rises across the country. Here’s what it means for the Chicago Bears and the rest of the league.

Chicago Bears Q&A with Brad Biggs - Chicago Tribune - A fourth straight loss by the Chicago Bears means another round of questions about how to fix the lifeless offense. And Theo Epstein’s departure from the Chicago Cubs has some wondering if he could lead a rebuild of the Bears.

Allen Robinson’s targets and the struggling run game – The Athletic - Would the Bears go back to Mitch Trubisky and a better run game? And what’s up with Robert Quinn?

Mike Schaefer’s Neck Gaiters Are Far More Than Just a Fashion Statement - Chicago Audible Blog - Mike Schaefer never expected Matt Nagy to get the neck gaiter he sent him, so when he saw the Bears coach wearing it, he couldn’t believe his eyes.

Bears 2020 free agency, NFL draft review: Grading Ryan Pace at bye week - RSN - The Bears are 5-5 heading into their off week. How have Ryan Pace’s free agent signings and draft picks played out through 10 games this season? JJ Stankevitz grades each of the Bears GM’s moves from earlier this year.

RIP

Former Bears fullback/running back Fred Morrison passes away at age 94 - ChicagoBears.com - Former Bears fullback/running back Fred Morrison passed away last Sunday at the age of 94. A 1950 first-round draft pick, he led the Bears in rushing in 1952 and 1953.

POLISH SAUSAGE

NFL Week 11 picks - ProFootballTalk - A pathetic 6-8 performance last week in the straight-up category, coupled with MDS going 9-5, gives MDS a one-game edge through 10 weeks. He also picked up three games against the spread, 7-6-1 vs. 4-9-1.

Panthers QB Teddy Bridgewater unlikely to start vs. Lions - NFL.com - The Panthers might have a new starting quarterback for this week. Teddy Bridgewater, who's been limited in practice the past two days with an MCL sprain, appears unlikely to start Sunday versus the Lions, Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero report.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Lions RB D’Andre Swift dealing with concussion - NFL.com - D’Andre Swift’s availability for Week 11 is in doubt. The Lions running back is dealing with a concussion issue and did not practice Thursday.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Bears place Dwayne Harris on IR - Windy City Gridiron - Earlier today the Chicago Bears made the expected move of placing punt returner Dwayne Harris on injured reserve with what is believed to be a torn triceps muscle. Yesterday the Bears clamed...

Householder's Stock up, stock down: Chicago Bears-Minnesota Vikings recap - Windy City Gridiron - Do we really have to recap this one? It was pretty bad.

Wiltfong's Chicago Bears Sackwatch 2020: Week 10 vs Minnesota Vikings - Windy City Gridiron - Only 2 sacks allowed to break down this week for the Bears.

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