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The Bear’s Den: February 25, 2020

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Matt Nagy & Ryan Pace are scheduled to speak today at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. We will have all the details, of course

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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

Last week, we went with videos that were world-class awful from the 1980’s. This week we are going to give you a daily two-for-the-price-of-none. Song one is an 80’s video classic, song two is just a great song and video recorded in the 1980’s (some may have been released right at the edge of the 90’s but they were recorded in the 80’s) but you will probably only remember it if you are a fan of the band/artist involved. Be aware some of these songs have political messages, feel free to discuss the songs (but not the politics... besides, these are politics of 35-40 years ago). Enjoy!

The Classic

The “Known To Fans Of The Band/Artist” (recorded in ‘89 but not released in the US until 1990... )

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

BEARRRSSSS

Three Potential Quarterback Situations for the Bears – On Tap Sports Net - Addressing the latest Bears quarterback rumors.

How Tom Brady could make a Derek Carr trade realistic for the Bears - NBC Sports Chicago - The Raiders will only trade Derek Carr if they sign Tom Brady. But Brady can unintentionally give the Bears an assist by dragging out his free agency decision next month.

Under Center Podcast: The charmed life of Jay Glazer - NBC Sports Chicago - When a guy gets Sylvester Stallone, Guy Fieri and Al Pacino in the same room you have to discuss why and how.

6 players the Bears should focus on at the 2020 NFL Combine - NBC Sports Chicago - A look at six players who the Bears are certain to keep an eye on at the 2020 NFL Combine.

Bears Free Agent Focus: Eric Ebron - NBC Sports Chicago - Indianapolis Colts tight end Eric Ebron would be a logical target for the Bears in free agency.

The Ten Top Combine Questions for Bears Answered - SI.com - Press conferences at the NFL combine are 15 to 20 minutes of coaches or personnel bosses dancing around pertinent issues without tipping their hand about free agency, the draft or specifics regarding the future of their team in any way.

Chicago Bears Mock Draft 1.0 for BearDigest: Combine Version - SI.com - Need meets availability in the first version of the BearDigest Chicago Bears Mock Draft.

NFL Combine Tracker 2020 - The Chicago Audible - - Keep tabs on all of the measurables from the 2020 NFL Combine with this convenient tracker.

Jalen Hurts, Cole Kmet names to watch as Bears enter combine week - Chicago Bears- ESPN - Chicago has a number of needs and no first-round draft pick. Finding some gems will start at the combine.

5@5: Are Bears Preparing To Sign Trubisky’s Replacement? - 670 The Score - The Mully & Haugh crew debates a five-pack of questions every weekday.

NFL Scouting Combine: Questions for the Bears’ Matt Nagy and Ryan Pace - Chicago Sun-Times - They will face questions Tuesday for the first time since Dec. 31, two days after the end of a disappointing 8-8 season.

Column: Chicago Bears need game-changing play at quarterback - Chicago Tribune - The Bears’ offensive needs are many as the offseason heats up. But make no mistake. The path to becoming a championship contender again hinges on an ability to get game-changing, result-altering contributions at quarterback.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Joe Burrow has big sense of humor about small hands - ProFootballTalk - “Considering retirement after I was informed the football will be slipping out of my tiny hands. Please keep me in your thoughts,” Burrow wrote on Twitter Monday afternoon.

NFLPA clarifies (and perhaps changes) the rules for adopting new CBA - ProFootballTalk - The rules they are a-changin’.

Have owners held back terms in anticipation of renewed talks? - ProFootballTalk - The threshold question for Tuesday’s session between the NFL and NFL Players Association in Indianapolis is this: Will the NFL say “we have nothing more to discuss” or will the NFL show some flexibility? Embedded within the latter question is a more fascinating one.

Washington QB Jacob Eason remains captivating case study - NFL.com - Having transferred from Georgia to Washington, quarterback Jacob Eason has elected to transfer early from the college ranks to the NFL with talent in abundance and still questions aplenty, writes Michael Silver.

Daniel Jeremiah’s Top 50: 2020 NFL Draft prospect rankings 2.0 - NFL.com - Quarterbacks moved up, down and out on Daniel Jeremiah’s updated rankings of the top 50 prospects in the 2020 NFL Draft. Which passer’s stock is rising the most ahead of the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine?

Top 101 NFL free agents of 2020: Tom Brady fourth-ranked QB - NFL.com - Gregg Rosenthal and Chris Wesseling have combined their personal rankings to formulate NFL.com’s Top 101 Free Agents of 2020. Where do QBs Dak Prescott, Tom Brady and Philip Rivers rank?

Ron Rivera believes he can turn around Washington - Chicago Tribune - Why did Ron Rivera, a two-time coach of the year with the Panthers, remove himself from consideration for other NFL openings by jumping at the chance to go to Washington? “What I love is the opportunity, the challenge,” he says.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

How the Packers can cash in on some compensatory draft picks in 2021 - Acme Packing Company - Embracing some street free agents this year could net the Packers a couple of extra draft picks next spring.

Is XFL Breakout Star P.J. Walker A Potential Quarterback Fit For Patriots? - NESN.com - Three weeks into the XFL's season, a star has emerged in the upstart professional football league. Houston Roughnecks quarterback PJ Walker has become something of a viral sensation for some of the throws he's made and plays he's extended in Vince McMahon's late winter football federation.

Analyst suggests Bengals trade for Darius Slay - Pride Of Detroit - One analyst suggests Cincinnati makes a move at trading for the star corner.

Danny Amendola re-signs with Lions in ‘Detroit vs. Everyone’ sweatshirt - Pride Of Detroit - Amendola has fully adopted Detroit culture.

Detroit Lions haven’t had any NFL Draft trade talks... yet - Pride Of Detroit... but it’s NFL Combine week.

Should I Stay Or Should I Go? Anthony Harris - Daily Norseman - Looking at upcoming roster positions on key personnel

IN CASE YOU YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong’s Mocking the Mocks: Bears go OL and CB in this latest from The Draft Network - Windy City Gridiron - We examine the latest mock draft from The Draft Network’s Joe Marino.

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

Windy City Gridiron Community Guidelines - SBNation.com - We strive to make our communities open and inclusive to sports fans of all backgrounds. The following is not permitted in comments. No personal attacks, politics, gender based insults of any kind, racial insults, etc.

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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