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The Bear’s Den: March 5, 2020

I’ve got a feeling... that the debates about free agency and the draft will continue on today in Chicagoland.

New York Giants v Chicago Bears Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images


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



Chicago Bears Draft Wishlist: Picks 43 and 50 – On Tap Sports Net - Assessing players who could be available in the second round of the NFL Draft to fill areas of need for the Chicago Bears.

Bears’ Cornerback Solution Can Become a Family Affair - - With the Bears in the market for a right cornerback, perhaps all they need to do is talk to their left cornerback.

Bears insider says starting QB job is Mitchell Trubisky’s to lose - Bears Wire - The Bears are expected to address QB in free agency and the NFL Draft, but that doesn’t mean Mitchell Trubisky won’t be the guy in 2020.

Son of former Bears tackle Heck entering NFL - - North Carolina tackle Charlie Heck, the son of former Bears tackle Andy Heck, is in the process of following in his father’s footsteps into the NFL.

Chalk Talk: Will Bears add a second kicker? - - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether the Bears will acquire a kicker to compete with Eddy Pineiro, the likelihood of the Bears drafting a center early and if CFL signee Tre Roberson will battle for a starting job.

Eyeing Potential Bears Trade Targets: Quarterback Nick Foles - Bleacher Nation - Nick Foles has a Super Bowl ring, familiarity with a bunch of Bears coaches, and could be an ideal bridge QB for 2020.

Jimmy Graham Is Likely Headed to Free Agency, But He’s Probably Not an Ideal Fit for the Bears - Bleacher Nation - Jimmy Graham’s days in Green Bay are numbered.

I’ve Got a Prospect Crush on QB Jalen Hurts (Whose Draft Stock is on the Rise) - Bleacher Nation - Jalen Hurts aced whiteboard and athletic tests alike, which is why NFL Draft guru projects him to be a Bears second-round pick.

Three Questions with a Bears Fan, Episode I: Reverend Dave - Da Bears Blog - The following the first of many pieces in a new conversation series, Three Questions with a Bears Fan. There was no other choice to kick this off other than Reverend Dave. If you don’t know who he is, go back and listen to the dozens upon dozens of “sermons” and “Reverend’s Rants” he provided over the years. He’s a jerk. But he’s our jerk.

Derek Carr, Alshon Jeffery among top NFL trade candidates - - Which players will be on the move via this offseason? Gregg Rosenthal supplies a list of 13 players who could be on the trade block, including three quarterbacks.

2020 NFL free agency: Three biggest needs for each NFC team - - Grant Gordon outlines the three biggest free agency need for each NFC team. How will the Cowboys keep — and help — Dak Prescott? Will the Bears bring in a challenger to Mitchell Trubisky? Ken’s Note: Any article that doesn’t get within $8M of the amount of remaining Bears cap space can’t really be trusted IMHO.

All 32 NFL teams’ RB situations ahead of free agency and draft - - With free agency and the draft around the corner, Jeremy Bergman takes stock of all 32 teams’ RB situations. Will the Rams move Todd Gurley? Is Le’Veon Bell staying with the Jets? Where is Derrick Henry headed?

Morrissey: Tom Brady to the Bears? Not really - Chicago Sun-Times - Great organizations are willing to look critically at themselves. Ken’s Note: They 49ers were Tom Brady away from winning the Super Bowl last year. The Bears were Tom Brady, a speed WR, two TE’s, a RG, at healthy RT, a pass rushing Edge, and a healthy Akiem Hicks away from making a deep run at the Super Bowl. Sadly, either Morrissey knows this and is trolling or he doesn’t, which is worse than trolling.

Chicago Bears Q&A with Brad Biggs - Chicago Tribune - The latest Bears mailbag with Brad Biggs is loaded with questions about Ryan Pace’s offseason plan at quarterback, including whether he might try to trade up in the draft and how aggressive he’ll be in free agency.

Zeglinski: The Bears’ linebacker paradox – The Rock River Times - Danny Trevathan is an unrestricted free agent this off-season. His hotshot understudy, Nick Kwiatkoski, is also an unrestricted free agent. Two members of a stellar Bears defense prepared to pay the piper, or else risk the victimhood of unemployment and understated labor.

From Derek Carr to Tom Brady, ranking Bears’ QB options in free agency, NFL Draft - NBC Sports Chicago - Bears Insider JJ Stankevitz ranks the Bears’ options at quarterback this offseason, from the bad to the good.

How Ryan Tannehill’s Availability Affects Bears’ QB Hunt - - So many successful quarterback situations in the NFL result from being surrounded by the right talent.


Coronavirus sports cancellations begin - ProFootballTalk - As the NFL continues to closely monitor the spread of coronavirus in the United States, it may be getting a little concerned.

Panthers trade Trai Turner to Chargers for Russell Okung - ProFootballTalk - The Panthers will send five-time Pro Bowl guard Trai Turner to the Chargers for two-time Pro Bowl left tackle Russell Okung, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN reports.

The Tom Brady to San Francisco possibility keeps gathering steam - ProFootballTalk - Four weeks ago tomorrow, I threw out a “what if?” scenario involving Tom Brady and the 49ers. Setting aside the question of whether the 49ers have interest in Brady, what happens if Brady has interest in them?

2020 Combine Results, CB: C.J. Henderson, Jeff Okudah impress in incomplete workouts - Acme Packing Company - The top options at corner largely did well, though they skipped a few drills either by choice or due to injury.


Jaguars lower cornerback trade market by shipping A.J. Bouye for a 4th - Pride Of Detroit - Darius Slay may not net the Lions much if they trade him.

‘No chance’ Detroit Lions draft Tua Tagovailoa per ESPN - Pride Of Detroit - Well, that’s a strong statement.

Report: ‘Strong possibility’ Detroit Lions pursue Byron Jones in free agency - Pride Of Detroit - More rumors and reports from this weekend’s NFL Combine involve the Detroit Lions and their defensive backfield.

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.

NFL GMs, executives predict what Detroit Lions will do in draft - Pride Of Detroit - At the NFL Combine, a few NFL teams gave their opinion on what the Lions will do in the draft.


Wiltfong's Mocking the Mocks: What the experts think the Bears will do - Windy City Gridiron - We run down several post NFL Combine mock drafts to see what the experts think the Chicago Bears will do.

Householder & Schmitz: The Chicago Bears Guide to Used NFL Quarterbacks - Windy City Gridiron - Sam Householder and Robert Schmitz have put together a used car buying guide for used quarterbacks.


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


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