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The Bear’s Den: March 6, 2020

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Alan Robinson is the Bears Ed Block Courage Award winner, and it (literally) couldn’t happen to a nicer guy!

Brad Biggs: Why wait to sign Allen Robinson the Bears only consistent offensive performer to a contract extension?
Following a catch, Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson signals for a first down against the Minnesota Vikings on September 29, 2019, at Soldier Field in Chicago.
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WELCOME OUR NEW ASSISTANT DENMASTER!

Please give a hearty welcome to Jack Salo, a longtime Den member who is now our new Assistant Denmaster, helping to continue to insure you get your weekday Den fix even while Denmaster Ken is off drag racing this summer.

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.

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

BEARRRSSSS

The Green Bay Poachers – On Tap Sports Net - The Packers may attempt to poach another Bear this offseason in Nick Kwiatkoski.

Eyeing Potential Bears Free Agent Targets: Quarterback Case Keenum - Bleacher Nation - Case Keenum is a competent QB2 who once played well enough to lead the Vikings to the NFC Championship Game.

Even if the Bears Are Happy with Trey Burton, They’ll Explore the Trade Market for TE Help - Bleacher Nation - The Bears could be looking at alternative options to fix their tight end problem.

Hoge: 2020 Bears Mock Draft 2.0 - WGN Radio - With the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine in the books, we now have more information and a better idea of how prospects stack up in April’s NFL Draft. We also have a better understanding of what’s available in free agency this year, which always impacts the draft.

Jake Fromm’s poor NFL Combine could actually help the Bears - NBC Sports Chicago - Georgia QB Jake Fromm wasn’t great at the NFL Combine, and that’s great news for the Bears.

Kurt Warner suggests patience is required with Mitch Trubisky - NBC Sports Chicago
Bears QB Mitch Trubisky.

Bears shouldn’t be all-in on Mitchell Trubisky in 2020 - Bears Wire - The Bears stand firm behind QB Mitchell Trubisky, but that doesn’t mean they should lead with blind-faith in Trubisky next season.

Notre Dame TE Cole Kmet is popular pick for Bears in 2020 mock drafts - NBC Sports Chicago - Another mock draft sends the Bears Notre Dame TE Cole Kmet in the second round.

No, Eli Manning didn't have dinner with the Chicago Bears - Chicago Tribune - What are we all to make of the social media chatter that Eli Manning was rumored to be in Chicago having dinner with the Bears? Trusted source Simone Adamley offers a road map to follow.

NFL draft profile: Tight end Brycen Hopkins - Chicago Tribune - Brycen Hopkins, a red-shirt senior tight end from Purdue, comes from NFL lineage.

Which QB should the Chicago Bears get? Our writers weigh in. - Chicago Tribune - After a disappointing 8-8 season, the Bears head into free agency and the NFL draft with several needs — most notably at quarterback, tight end and a few spots on the defense.

How Jason Peters Would Fit with Bears Offensive Line - SI.com - The Eagles have decided to part ways with legendary left tackle Jason Peters, a nine-time Pro Bowl player and twice an All-Pro. Ken's Note: Two words,,, Orlando Pace.

Bears' Belief in Mitchell Trubisky Solid As Wild Rumors Explode - SI.com - Once the snowball of speculation gets rolling, it's difficult to stop.

Need for a Speed Receiver Tests Bears Scouting - SI.com - Speed is undeniably the most coveted trait in the NFL.

Allen Robinson to receive Ed Block Courage Award - ChicagoBears.com - Receiver Allen Robinson will be presented with the Bears’ 2019 Ed Block Courage Award on Tuesday, April 7 during a luncheon at Manzo’s Banquets in Des Plaines.

Quick Hits: Ex-teammate lauds David Montgomery - ChicagoBears.com - David Montgomery’s former Iowa State teammate praises the running back’s leadership. Michigan tackle Jon Runyan enjoyed working with new Bears offensive line coach Juan Castillo. And more in today’s notebook.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Lions mailbag: Why I’m staunchly against drafting Tua Tagovailoa - Pride Of Detroit - It probably won’t happen, but here’s why it shouldn’t.

NFL sources expect the Packers to release TE Jimmy Graham, per report - Acme Packing Company - While this is not a sign that a release is imminent, a league source is reading the tea leaves coming out of Green Bay the same way that Packers fans have all offseason.

IN CASE YOU YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: The Chicago Bears have the best Twitter game in the NFC North - Windy City Gridiron - Even though they dropped down the overall rankings of best NFL Twitter Accounts put out annually by Complex.com, the Chicago Bears social media team is still ranked in the top ten overall, and...

Zimmerman: Chicago Bears Free Agency: Benjamin Allbright discusses options - Windy City Gridiron - Bears Banter takes a look at what new faces could be in Chicago in a couple of weeks.

Wiltfong: Eli Manning did NOT have dinner with the Bears on Wednesday - Windy City Gridiron - This is news, unless it isn’t... But either way it was an interesting few hours for Bears’ fans.

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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