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The Bear’s Den: March 4, 2020

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From carefully reasoned free agency & draft speculations all the way to some wild-ass guesses, we have it all for you here in today’s Den.

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What better way to celebrate Wild Ass Guess day here in the Den than a photo of us beating up on some donkeys?
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

This week we are doing two videos a day from the 2010’s, one a monster hit the other not so much but still a great video...

The Classic

The “Known To Fans Of The Band/Artist” song... OK, to be fair this isn’t actually even a “video” but rather a clip from the fantastic early 2000’s documentary “Paperclips”. Sung by the ethereal Alison Krause

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

BEARRRSSSS

Trade for Trai Turner Could Solve One Big Bears Need - SI.com - The free agent guard market sounds like it will be down two players.

Hoge and Jahns: More Combine Conclusions And A New Mock Draft | WGN Radio - 720 AM - Adam Hoge and Adam Jahns have even more conclusions from the NFL Combine and take questions from listeners on a number of Bears related topics. Hoge also has a new Bears mock draft out, so the guys discuss the possibility of drafting Jalen Hurts. What kind of situation would that put Mitch Trubisky in?

Blankenship enjoyed being tutored by Butler - ChicagoBears.com - Georgia’s Rodrigo Blankenship, who won the 2019 Lou Groza Award as the nation’s best kicker, benefitted from being coached by former Bears great Kevin Butler.

Top NFL Combine prospects pattern their games after Khalil Mack - ChicagoBears.com - During media sessions last week at the NFL Combine, a half-dozen top prospects revealed that they study and try to emulate Bears star outside linebacker Khalil Mack.

Fans offer their suggested rule changes - ChicagoBears.com - Fans responded to last week’s question about what one change they would make to the NFL rulebook.

Eyeing Potential Bears Trade Targets: Quarterback Andy Dalton - Bleacher Nation - The Red Rifle is on the Bears’ radar. But is he an upgrade? And what will it cost to acquire him from the Bengals?

Ooh, a Football Trade: Jaguars Send Cornerback A.J. Bouye to the Broncos - Bleacher Nation - Denver gets a top-tier corner. Jacksonville gets to continue stockpiling draft picks.

Is Ryan Pace’s Former Crush Marcus Mariota the Right Target? - The Bears Blog - Ryan Pace’s first draft quarterback crush could be the guy who saves his job. The young GM had been on the job for just a few months and the rumor mill was swirling. The thought was that he wanted to package Jay Cutler with the seventh overall pick for the second pick and the chance to select Marcus Mariota. When asked about the possible trade, Pace didn’t say much. He also didn’t deny it.

Chicago Bears Post-Combine Mock Draft - Chicago Audible Podcast - Listen as the guys share their first complete Chicago Bears mock drafts of 2020.

What the Bears should expect if they pick a quarterback in 2020 NFL Draft - NBC Sports Chicago - It’d be exciting if the Bears drafted a quarterback in the second round this year. But that guy, likely, wouldn’t make an immediate impact in 2020.

Why Vonn Bell Checks All Boxes at Safety for Bears - SI.com - Bears general manager Ryan Pace faces a real dilemma in the secondary as free agency approaches.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Jaguars agree to trade CB A.J. Bouye to Broncos - NFL.com - The Jaguars have agreed to a trade with the Broncos to send cornerback A.J. Bouye to Denver in exchange for a 2020 fourth-round pick. The trade cannot become official until the new league year begins.

Titans pledge assistance following Nashville tornadoes - NFL.com - In response to tornadoes tearing through the Nashville area, causing miles of damage and claiming the lives of at least 22 people, Titans owner Amy Adams Strunk pledged the franchise will assist those in need.

What will new marijuana policy mean for suspended players? - ProFootballTalk - From Josh Gordon to Randy Gregory to Martavis Bryant to David Irving to even Justin Blackmon and beyond, players who currently are suspended indefinitely under the substance-abuse policy should definitely be interested in the proposed CBA.

As NFL “closely monitors” coronavirus, NBA begins taking specific steps - ProFootballTalk - The NFL is fortunate, relatively speaking, that the coronavirus (officially, COVID-19) has begun spreading domestically during the league’s offseason — and a week after the annual Indianapolis convention known as the Scouting Combine. Other professional sports leagues won’t be as lucky.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Should I Stay Or Should I Go? Riley Reiff - Daily Norseman - Looking at upcoming roster decisions for some key personnel

Report: Vikings “bracing for life without Anthony Harris” - Daily Norseman - He’s going to command a serious payday

NFL’s CBA proposal includes bigger rosters & practice squad ‘options,’ per report - Acme Packing Company - Under the new CBA, NFL teams would be able to move players back and forth between the active roster and practice squad much more freely without risk of losing them to other teams.

IN CASE YOU YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: NFL Draft 2020 - Possible Bears’ targets and a Podcast Roundup - Windy City Gridiron - We check in on the latest episode of our T Formation Conversation podcast, plus check in on a few other podcasts that our team did recently.

Infante: Bears among betting favorites to acquire Andy Dalton - Windy City Gridiron - Bettors see the Bears as a potential landing spot for the ‘Red Rifle’.

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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