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The Bear’s Den, November 6, 2020

Nobody invited COVID-Claus to Halas Hall, but Ho Ho Ho down the ventilation stack he came anyway

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The Problem with Nick Foles - Da Bears Blog - As Nick Foles struggled against the New Orleans Saints, everybody started clamoring for Mitch Trubisky to be back on the field. Not because Trubisky is an upgrade. He’s not. But strictly because, hey, why not? (Our own Data provided the only true rationale for making the move. If the Bears are going to be down to their 10th offensive lineman Sunday, they’d be better off playing the quarterback that can avoid the rush.)

Mitchell Trubisky seeks second opinion on injured shoulder - 670 The Score - Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky visited a respected surgeon in Los Angeles to seek a second opinion for his injured right throwing shoulder, coach Matt Nagy said Thursday.

Bears awaiting clarity on COVID-19 situation - 670 The Score - The Bears closed their team facility and sent players and staff members home Thursday after center Cody Whitehair tested positive for COVID-19, according to a report. It marked the team’s second positive test of the week.

Dr. Allen Sills explains why NFL wants masks on sidelines - 670 The Score - NFL chief medical officer Dr. Allen Sills explained the rationale behind the recent memo sent out by the league that strongly encouraged players to wear masks while on the sidelines of a game.

Chicago Bears in holding pattern following positive COVID-19 test - - After closing Halas Hall due to a player testing positive for COVID-19 early in the day, the Bears entered Thursday evening waiting for the NFL to confirm the test and complete the contact tracing process.

Chicago Bears close Halas Hall after player tests positive for COVID-19 - - After learning Thursday morning that one of their players tested positive for COVID-19, the Bears paused all in-person football activities and closed Halas Hall.

Nagy: Bears still await confirmation on positive COVID-19 test - Shaw Local - Bears coach Matt Nagy said the team is still awaiting confirmation that a positive COVID-19 test from one of his players is, in fact, a positive test and not a false positive.

Bears must navigate depleted offensive line - Chicago Sun-Times - Foles, the ultimate backup-done-good, knows the nerves that come with players receiving what they perceive to be their big chance. On Sunday, though, he might have to be the nervous one.

Bears midseason report card: Is the arrow pointing up or down? - Chicago Sun-Times - In an anticipated tell-tale third season under Matt Nagy, the Bears, even at 5-3, look much closer to the 8-8 disappointment of 2019 than the 12-4 NFC North champions of 2018.

Bears players sent home after positive coronavirus test - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears canceled Thursday’s practice after their second positive test in three days.

Bears predictions: Week 9 at Titans - Chicago Sun-Times - The Sun-Times’ experts offer their picks for the Bears’ game Sunday at the Titans.

Is Mitch Trubisky’s time with the Bears near the end? - Chicago Sun-Times - Trubisky hurt his throwing shoulder on his lone play as wildcat quarterback in the Bears’ loss to the Saints on Sunday. It might speed up the timeline on his exit from the franchise that drafted him No. 2 overall.

Bears’ injury report packed with progress, setbacks heading toward Titans game - Chicago Sun-Times - The one definitive thing that can be said of the Bears’ injury report: It’s full. A look at who’s trending toward playing (or not playing) Sunday at the Titans.

Chicago Bears: Cody Whitehair tests positive for COVID-19 - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears closed their facilities Thursday as they deal with a potential COVID-19 outbreak ahead of Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans.

Chicago Bears: 7 questions surrounding their COVID-19 issues - Chicago Tribune - What exactly happened Thursday at Halas Hall with the Chicago Bears' ongoing COVID-19 issues? Is Sunday's game with the Titans still on? What is the full log of COVID-19-related concerns the Bears have dealt with this season?

Week 9 questions for the Chicago Bears - Chicago Tribune - As the Chicago Bears prepare to travel to Nashville, Tenn., for a Week 9 game against the Tennessee Titans, our Bears writers weigh in on four timely topics.

Column: Chicago Bears in survival mode - Chicago Tribune - With a huge wave of misfortune this week, the Chicago Bears are simply aiming to succeed in survival mode as they head to Tennessee to play the Titans.

Chicago Bears Midseason Report Card - The Chicago Audible - - We’re officially halfway through the season. In this episode, Will and Nick hand go position-by-position and hand out their grades through eight games with their concerns and building blocks moving forward. Plus, the guys make some predictions for the second half of the year!

Why Bears will likely play Titans as scheduled, even amid COVID-19 issues - RSN - Expect Sunday's game to be played as scheduled, even as the Bears deal with concerning COVID issues in Lake Forest.

How Matt Nagy, Bears are working through ongoing COVID-19 scare - RSN - The Bears schedule was turned upside down on Thursday morning.

Bears' Mitch Trubisky reportedly consulting shoulder specialist about surgery - RSN - He's apparently in LA today talking over his options.

More Bears Players Have Tested Positive For COVID-19 - On Tap Sports Net - Another player has tested positive for COVID-19 in the Chicago Bears locker room prompting the Bears to shut down Hallas Hall.

Bears Play Waiting Game After COVID-19 Test Wipes Out Practice - - Bears coach Matt Nagy keeps calling this the season to expect the unexpected due to the coronavirus.


Chiefs place DT Chris Jones on Reserve/COVID-19 list; head trainer tests positive - - The Kansas City Chiefs placed star defensive tackle Chris Jones on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday. Chiefs VP of Sports Medicine and Performance Rick Burkholder also has tested positive for COVID-19.

NFL, NFLPA investigate 49ers, Kendrick Bourne for protocol violations - ProFootballTalk - Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the league and union are investigating the team and the player for potential protocol violations. The investigation includes whether face coverings were properly worn.


Householder's Week 9 NFL game preview: Chicago Bears vs. Tennessee Titans - Windy City Gridiron - Last time the Bears were in Nashville, fans drank the town dry, but if they do it again it will be to drown the sorrow of watching this offense...

Zimmerman: Shae Peppler - I’ll remember Chicago Bears’ Mitchell Trubisky as a bust - Windy City Gridiron - Shae Peppler brings it on the Bears Banter Podcast!

Zeglinski: Chicago Bears close Halas Hall as Cody Whitehair tests positive for COVID-19 - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears took a precautionary move Thursday in light of a small team outbreak of COVID-19.

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears Sackwatch 2020: Week 8 vs New Orleans Saints - Windy City Gridiron - It was an ugly day of pass protection for the Chicago Bears...


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