THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL
Why 2021 Bears have bleakest NFL free agency, draft outlook of any team - RSN - The Bears are six games away from facing the worst reality an NFL team can confront: Needing to find a new starting quarterback and make significant offensive line upgrades, all while doing so with a meager budget.
4 things we learned from Chicago Bears position coaches heading into bye week - ChicagoBears.com - Heading into a weekend with no Bears football, here are four things we learned from the team’s position coaches, including secondary coach Deshea Townsend’s thoughts on Eddie Jackson’s impassioned speech to teammates.
Chalk Talk: Who is the Chicago Bears’ most pleasant surprise during the 2020 season? - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the Bears player who’s been the most pleasant surprise this season, Bears players who deserve Pro Bowl consideration and the longest plays in Bears history.
Roster Move: Chicago Bears activate OL Lachavious Simmons from Reserve/COVID-19 list - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears on Friday activated rookie offensive lineman Lachavious Simmons, a seventh-round draft pick from Tennessee State, from the reserve/COVID-19 list.
Wood: Bears Must Address Imbalanced Roster Construction - Da Bears Blog - Yet again in 2020, we see that the Bears have one of the best defenses in the NF,L coupled with one of the worst offenses. This combines to give them a team that is not good enough. It’s Groundhog Day all over again, a continuation of 2018-19, all of the Lovie years, and the 1980s after Jim McMahon got hurt.
Michael Lombardi: Belief is Ryan Pace ‘safe’ with Bears - 670 The Score - The Bears have lost four straight games and dropped to 5-5 this season, revealing significant issues for the long term. Despite that, former NFL executive Michael Lombardi believes Ryan Pace will remain as Chicago’s general manager.
Bears activate G Lachavious Simmons from reserve/COVID-19 list - Chicago Sun-Times - Simmons tested positive for the coronavirus on Nov. 7.
Bears face big questions after bye week, including what to do at quarterback - Chicago Sun-Times - It’s a six-game sprint for the 5-5 Bears and they’ll need a strong finish to sneak into the playoffs.
Saints put Drew Brees on injured reserve - ProFootballTalk - Saints quarterback Drew Brees will miss at least three games because of his broken ribs and collapsed lung.
NFL inches toward a COVID-19 catastrophe - ProFootballTalk - The NFL’s COVID-19 strategy continues to hinge on the notion that players and others will get the virus, and that the league will intervene quickly and decisively by identifying those who have it and remove them from the facility, along with anyone else deemed to be in sufficiently close contact with those who have it.
NFL Week 11 injury report roundup: Several teams dealing with QB questions - ProFootballTalk - Week 11 of the 2020 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Seahawks and it continues with 12 more games on Sunday, which means that the 24 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday.
QB Index, Week 11: Patrick Mahomes, Aaron Rodgers reign - NFL.com - With the 2020 NFL season heating up, NFL.com editors rank every starting QB. Who holds the No. 1 spot: Aaron Rodgers or Patrick Mahomes? Ken’s Note: Foles is not at the top of the list. I just wanted to save you from the suspense.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON
Zimmerman: Adam Jahns - Chicago Bears’ Matt Nagy and Ryan Pace are on the hot seat - Windy City Gridiron - Adam Jahns joins Bears Banter and discusses the Bears slide.
Wiltfong: Bears activate Lachavious Simmons from the reserve/COVID-19 list - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears get another offensive lineman back.
Berckes' Fantasy Forum Week 11: Who has the best WR duo? - Windy City Gridiron - Your place for all things fantasy football!
Wiltfong: Where the positive Bears fans at? - Windy City Gridiron - After 4 straight losses, I’m surprised any of our fans are still confident in the direction of the Bears.
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