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The Bear’s Den: March 2, 2020

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Ryan Pace, Matt Nagy & the rest of the Bears staff will start huddling over their NFL Combine thoughts at Halas Hall this week.

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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

This week we are going with some great videos/songs from the 2000’s... one a classic and one perhaps lesser known (although still popular).

The Classic - perhaps the greatest cover ever...

The “Known To Fans Of The Band/Artist” song...

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

BEARRRSSSS

Combine Performances on Offense for Bears to Note - SI.com - The Bears went into the combine with general manager Ryan Pace admitting to the team’s interest on offense, especially at tight end..

Packers’ Interest in Nick Kwiatkoski Must Concern Bears - SI.com - It was the week of the December 15 last gasp by the Bears to stay alive in the playoffs against the Green Bay Packers and Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was talking about his greatest fears from a Chicago defense depleted by injury.

NFL Combine: Bears have shown interest in FIU QB James Morgan - Bears Wire - The Bears have made it clear that they’re looking to add QBs to their roster this offseason, and maybe that includes FIU’s James Morgan.

4 Bears make NFL.com’s list of top 101 free agents of 2020 - Bears Wire - The Bears have several pending free agents, but they won’t be able to re-sign them all. See which ones will be hot commodities.

Getting to Know the Combine’s Top Defensive Back Prospects - Bears Wire - Finding secondary help should be an offseason priority for the Bears, who could target starters at cornerback and safety in the upcoming NFL Draft.

Re-Signing Nick Kwiatkoski is a Priority for the Bears … But a QB Chase Could Complicate Things - Bleacher Nation - The Bears *SHOULD* want to re-sign Nick Kwiatkoski, but they have other business to attend to before crossing that bridge.

Nick Kwiatkoski A Key Part Of Bears’ Offseason Plan - 670 The Score - The Bears are preparing for key decisions at quarterback and linebacker as the start of free agency looms, and they’d like to retain Nick Kwiatkoski if possible.

Report: Bears have spoken to Bengals about Andy Dalton trade - ProFootballTalk - With the Bengals expected to pick a quarterback first overall, Andy Dalton is at the top of the list of players that could be dealt this offseason. Paul Dehner of TheAthletic.com reports that the Bears have spoken to the team about a deal.

2020 NFL Draft: Plotting a perfect course for Ryan Pace and the Bears - Chicago Sun-Times - With an extremely weak stock of picks, Pace needs to be judicious. Here’s how he can win the draft.

Ep. 123: NFL Combine Recap - Part 1 - Bear Down Girl Podcast - I go over some big news involving Mitchell Trubisky and also some relevant comments from Pace/Nagy from the combine. I then breakdown how some of the tight ends, quarterbacks, and offensive linemen did in this Part 1 recap of the combine.

2020 NFL quarterback carousel: What’s next for these 9 starters? - NFL.com - Oh, hell no: Trubisky simply CANNOT be Chicago’s Week 1 starter. I don’t care what Ryan Pace is saying in Indy. The Bears GM will get slaughtered if Trubisky is under center in 2020. Pace and Matt Nagy need to check their egos. It’s over. They lost. Pace traded up and picked Trubisky over Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson. That’s devastating. But it’s time to take the L and move on. Stop trying to put lipstick on this pig.

Bears Family Comes Together for a Beautiful Cause – On Tap Sports Net - When a fellow Bears fan is in need, the entire Bears community rallies around them

POLISH SAUSAGE

Proposed CBA would cover 11 years, not 10 - ProFootballTalk - The document provided by the NFL Players Association to all players has plenty of details about the proposed CBA. Some are surprising.

Mike Pouncey say veteran players are organizing a separate strike fund - ProFootballTalk - For the past few years, the NFL Players Association has been squirreling away cash in the event of a work stoppage in 2021. Chargers center Mike Pouncey claims that he and other veterans will be creating a separate strike fund to help players get through a season without football.

NFL “closely monitoring” coronavirus developments - ProFootballTalk - As the nation continues to get a grip on the realities of COVID-19, more widely known as the coronavirus, the NFL is paying attention.

Players’ share of revenue can go as high as 48.8 percent - ProFootballTalk - The proposed CBA, as revised by the NFL on Tuesday, stops tying a so-called “media kicker” to the 17th game. However, the proposed CBA still includes a broader media kicker tied to all TV money from what would be 272 total regular-season games.

Clemson’s Isaiah Simmons blazes 4.39 40 at NFL combine - NFL.com - Clemson’s Isaiah Simmons lived up to his billing as one of the draft’s most freakish athletes, clocking a 4.39-second 40-yard dash at 238 pounds on Saturday at the NFL Scouting Combine.

NFL Events: Combine Top Performers - The official source for NFL news, schedules, stats, scores and more.

2020 NFL Scouting Combine winners/losers: Isaiah Simmons! - NFL.com - On Saturday, defensive linemen and linebackers took the field at the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine. Who turned heads? Who disappointed? Chad Reuter breaks down his winners and losers from Day 3.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

10 DL, LB prospects who dominated Day 3 of the 2020 NFL Combine (and 1 who didn’t) - Pride Of Detroit - A look at the best and worst performances from defensive linemen and linebackers.

2019 Detroit Lions roster review: Will Jarrad Davis’ get his fifth-year option? - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions face an interesting decisions in May.

Matthew, Kelly Stafford expecting fourth child - Pride Of Detroit - Congrats to the Staffords!

It doesn’t appear we should expect Trae Waynes or Xavier Rhodes back in Minnesota - Daily Norseman - At least if social media is any indication

Packers options, intentions at LB taking shape amid free agency & draft news - Acme Packing Company - Between bursting contract numbers, a draft class dealing with injuries, Green Bay picked a tough offseason to need a linebacker. They’ll have no shortage of options, but it will not come without cost, whether it’s free agent dollars or draft capital.

IN CASE YOU YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Infante: 2020 NFL Combine - Takeaways from Day 4 of DB workouts - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears could be in the market for a defensive back, and there were plenty of talented players to hit the field on Day 4 of the Combine.

Infante: 2020 NFL Combine - Takeaways from Day 3 of DL, LB workouts - Windy City Gridiron - The first defensive workouts are in the books, so let’s take a look at the winners and losers from Day 3 of the 2020 Scouting Combine.

Wiltfong: What the Bears will do before deciding on Trubisky’s 5th-year option - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears have gone through every possible scenario in regards to their quarterback situation.

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

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