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The Bear’s Den, December 2, 2020

Welcome to Turnaround Day, which means out with the Packers and in with the Lions

Chicago Bears v Detroit Lions

THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Bears’ QB decision and Matt Nagy’s defensive callout – The Athletic - Inside the Bears’ QB decision (again), plus Matt Nagy’s callout of the defense and Cole Kmet’s playing time.

As Bears spiral, Matt Nagy attempts to light a fire – The Athletic - What is Matt Nagy’s leadership strategy at this point?

Why Matt Nagy Should Lighten Up on Defensive Critcism - SI.com - Matt Nagy chose to call out his defense Monday for their effort against the Green Bay Packers. He should have been calling out the offense, his offensive system and the offensve assistant coaches.

Lunch Without Urlurker: 12.1.20 - ChicagoBears.com - Bears Senior Writer Larry Mayer discusses the reconfigured offensive line, Akiem Hicks’ absence against the Packers and the keys to defeating the Lions on Sunday during his weekly Q&A with fans.

Bears, Wolf Could Be Perfect Pairing - Da Bears Blog - The interview would be simple. Former Packers and Browns executive Eliot Wolf, son of the famed Ron Wolf, would explain to George McCaskey one simple truth: he wants to beat the Packers as much as anyone in and around Halas Hall.

Chicago Bears podcast breaks down loss to Green Bay Packers - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears’ loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night was about as ugly as it gets, and Dan Wiederer and Brad Biggs break it all down in the latest Bear Download podcast.

Wannstedt believes Nagy rant came from meeting with McCaskey - 670 The Score - Bears coach Matt Nagy on Monday called out his team for what he felt was a lack of “personal pride” during its five-game losing streak. Former Bears coach Dave Wannstedt believes that rant came after a meeting with ownership.

Nagy impressed by reshuffled Bears offensive line’s play - 670 The Score - Seeking stability on the offensive line, the Bears reshuffled their starting group in a loss to the Packers on Sunday night. Coach Matt Nagy liked what he saw.

A Bears house-cleaning is no sure thing - Chicago Sun-Times - As bad as the Bears looked against the Packers, their schedule provides plenty of opportunity for a strong finish. Their next four opponents rank in the bottom 10 in total defense and points allowed. Never underestimate the mediocrity of the NFL.

Bears’ Khalil Mack: Pass-rush struggles ‘something that I take personally’ - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears aren’t winning. That makes Mack the equivalent of a maitre’d at McDonald’s — a fancy, expensive thing that doesn’t fit the reality of the moment.

Packers’ Aaron Rodgers reminds Bears of their QB failures - Chicago Sun-Times - The Packers’ Aaron Rodgers — or the Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes — will keep reminding the Bears of their failures at quarterback.

Bears WRs Allen Robinson, Anthony Miller vent on Twitter after loss to Packers - Chicago Sun-Times - After their fifth straight defeat, the Bears’ frustration spilled into social media Sunday.

Mitch Trubisky: Chicago Bears QB’s Week 12 performance - Chicago Tribune - Sunday night offered a reminder for anyone who had developed selective amnesia about Mitch Trubisky’s previous 44 starts for the Chicago Bears.

Chicago Bears: 3 observations from Week 12 loss - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears aren’t good enough to hang with a quality opponent if one of their units is off, and that was the case Sunday night at Lambeau Field in a 41-25 loss to the Green Bay Packers that was effectively decided before halftime.

POLISH SAUSAGE

All three quarantined Broncos quarterbacks test negative again - ProFootballTalk - Mike Klis of 9 News in Denver reports that Broncos quarterbacks Drew Lock, Brett Rypien and Blake Bortles all tested negative in the latest round of testing, as they have every day, and are now cleared to return.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Packers announce Tavon Austin signing - ProFootballTalk - Wide receiver Tavon Austin is officially a member of the Packers.

Richard Sherman says Robert Saleh ‘has to’ be next Detroit Lions head coach - Pride Of Detroit - That’s one heck of an endorsement.

Detroit Lions head coach candidates power rankings: Top 10 options - Pride Of Detroit - A look at the top 10 candidates for the Lions

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong's NFL Power Ranking: How many teams are playing worse than the Bears? - Windy City Gridiron - These Power Ranking compilations are no fun when the Chicago Bears are playing poorly, let along sucking completely on a five game losing streak.

Seeing what the national pundits have to say when...

Wiltfong: Ten Thoughts on the NFL - Windy City Gridiron - Give our Ten Thoughts a gander and leave a few of your own in the comment section!

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