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The Koala Bear’s Den: February 10, 2020

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Kyle Long has spoken out and confirmed what many have thought for years... Koala Bears are indeed actually Bears...

Kyle Long has proclaimed the truth. Koala Bears are, indeed, Bears.

WANTED: Assistant Denmaster. Have you ever thought about joining the staff at Windy City Gridiron? We are looking for a volunteer Assistant Denmaster to both fill in when Denmaster Ken is away several times this upcoming season, and also as a contributor of articles as the inspiration hits. Training is available, and it’s not a huge time commitment. If you are interested, please drop a note to wiltfongjr at gmail dot com or tristatefans at gmail dot com.

THE DAILY AUSSIE SPECIAL

BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Bolstering Defensive Front Depends on Free Agency - SI.com - The foundation for the Bears defense is a three-man line in the base package and fourman rush on passing downs, and it’s been years since they’ve really been desperate to add a player.

Bears Could Have Answer to Line Troubles on Roster - SI.com - It’s possible the solution to Chicago Bears offensive line issues might already be at hand and is simply a well-guarded secret.

Tight End of Draft Interest to Bears Receives a Flag - SI.com - One of the players to have the interest of Bears personnel at the Senior Bowl has caught the attention of Pro Football Focus in a negative way.

Sports Central 02/08/20: Dez Clark talks Bears. - WGN Radio - It’s a long show with Mark Carman and Kevin Powell, but it’s got something for everyone! Guests include Porter Moser on his new book, Martha Stewart judges your sleeping habits, and Dez Clark talks Bears, Cole Wright, Shannon Sharpe, and more!

Former Bears TE Desmond Clark talks football and life 0 WGN Radio - Desmond Clark joins Mark Carman and Kevin Powell in studio.…

The NFL’s 32 teams’ 2020 cap space as of February - Touchdown Wire - First, there is a giant disclaimer that just because your team doesn’t have cap space now, that may not be the case in the future. There are June 1 designated cuts. Players can renegotiate their contracts freeing up some cash for their teams. A lot of things can happen.

Could Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott be the answer for the Chicago Bears? - NBC Sports Chicago - NFL Network analyst and former Cowboys receiver Michael Irvin said the Cowboys could be planning to trade QB Dak Prescott this offseason. Should the Bears make a play?

Which pending defensive free agent should Bears prioritize re-signing? - Bears Wire - The Bears have several players set to hit free agency. But who should be the biggest priority for the Bears to re-sign this offseason?

Sure, the Bears Could Trade Up to Draft a QB … But, No, They Can’t Get Joe Burrow - Bleacher Nation - Trading into the first round to draft a quarterback isn’t out of the realm of possibilities.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Shaquil Barrett is willing to take less to stay in Tampa – ProFootballTalk - 2019 NFL sack leader Shaquil Barrett is due to become a free agent. And if the Buccaneers don’t apply the franchise tag to Barrett (they probably will, absent a new contract), he’ll have a decision to make about his future.

Does Joe Burrow hope the Bengals don’t draft him? – ProFootballTalk - The puzzle pieces are piling up. And it’s not all that hard to see what Joe Burrow may be trying to assemble. Burrow may be thinking about trying to get the Bengals to not draft him — or to get someone else to trade up and get him. And the evidence is becoming more and more clear.

NFL’s biggest Super Bowl window? Chiefs, Ravens, 49ers top list - NFL.com - Whose Super Bowl window is wide open right now? Adam Schein provides his ranking of nine teams that are currently loaded for bear in the hunt for the Lombardi Trophy.

NFL announces list of players invited to 2020 Scouting Combine - NBC Sports Chicago - A complete breakdown of the prospects invited to the 2020 Scouting Combine.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

2020 Detroit Lions free agent profiles: Is this the end for Don Muhlbach? - Pride Of Detroit - Has the time finally come for The Mule to ride off into the sunset?

Carl Eller, Jim Marshall share stories of discrimination - Daily Norseman - As a part of Black History Month

Mocking the Vikings generally makes people look stupid - Daily Norseman - And not just on social media

IN CASE YOU YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong's Chicago Bears 2020 Roster Turnover: Will a young tight end make an impact? - Windy City Gridiron - In this 13 part series we’ll take an in depth look at each position group for the Chicago Bears with an eye towards the 2020 season. We’ll speculate on who stays, who goes, and some potential additions we’d like to see general manager Ryan Pace make.

Infante: Ranking each position by need before free agency - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears have a crucial offseason ahead of them, so let’s rank which positions are the strongest and which are the weakest.

WCG CONTRIBUTORS BEARS PODCASTS & STREAMS

Windy City Gridiron Podcast Channel which includes Bear With Me from Robert Schmitz, Bears Over Beers featuring Jeff Berckes & EJ Snyder, and T Formation Conversation from Lester A. Wiltfong Jr.; Steven’s Streaming Twitch Channel from Steven Schweickert; and Robert Zeglinski’s The Blitz Network

THE RULES

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WCG CONTRIBUTORS BEARS PODCASTS & STREAMS

Windy City Gridiron Podcast Channel which includes Bear With Me from Robert Schmitz, Bears Over Beers featuring Jeff Berckes & EJ Snyder, Bears Banter hosted by Bill Zimmerman, and T Formation Conversation from Lester A. Wiltfong Jr.; Steven’s Streaming Twitch Channel from Steven Schweickert; and Robert Zeglinski’s The Blitz Network

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