THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL
Today’s song is in honor of Kristin & Jay. Not to worry Bass Masters fans, we will revisit more great bass players in the near future in part two of All About That Bass.
BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!
Wiedman: Grading the Chicago Bears NFL Draft 2020 - Our Turf Football - The Chicago Bears had a strong draft. OTFB’s Wanda Wiedman grades the Bear’s draft and gives her thoughts on each of their draft picks.
Haugh: Pace Right To Take Practical Approach In Draft - 670 The Score - Fair or not, Ryan Pace earned the skepticism surrounding the draft this year because of a hit rate with first-round picks that places him below the Mendoza Line of NFL general managers.
Quick Hits: Bears expected to sign Mack's brother - ChicagoBears.com - GM Ryan Pace confirms the Bears intend to sign Khalil Mack’s younger brother, Ledarius. Coach Matt Nagy sees top draft pick Cole Kmet as “the total package” as a ‘Y' tight end. And more.
Trades enable Bears to increase draft haul - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears entered Day 3 of the draft with one fifth-round pick. But seeing a cluster of prospects the team coveted were still on the board, general manager Ryan Pace made two trades Saturday to acquire additional selections.
On Ryan Pace’s Sturdy, Steady Second-Round Selections - Da Bears Blog - On Friday night, I floated the idea of the Bears trading back in the second round to a friend of mine – a scout for another team in the NFC. He quickly shot back, “Pace shouldn’t back up too far. After about 65, there’s a big drop-off in this class.”
Chicago Bears' 2020 NFL draft analysis for every pick - ESPN - Chicago had the least productive tight end group in the league. The Bears are attempting to fix that with Cole Kmet, the consensus top TE prospect.
Dull draft? Not when you weigh the Bears’ trade for Khalil Mack - Chicago Sun-Times - This year’s draft was low on star power. Until you start to consider the Mack trade.
Bears coach Matt Nagy pushes ahead despite uncertainty about 2020 NFL season - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears will hold their first team meeting of the virtual offseason Monday, knowing it’s highly unlikely they’ll be able to take the field until training camp, at the earliest. But at this point, there’s no guarantee the 2020 season will kick off on time or be played in full.
Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy loves 'The Last Dance' - Chicago Tribune - Not long after the NFL draft ended, Matt Nagy's son asked him if he was ready for Sunday night. “I had no idea what he was talking about. Then he said, ‘It’s “The Last Dance.” ’ ” Yep. The Nagys are all in for a Michael Jordan binge.
Chicago Bears GM Ryan Pace makes trades again in NFL draft - Chicago Tribune - What was behind the Bears' two trades in the fifth round Saturday? General manager Ryan Pace saw it as a “sweet spot” for value and wanted to make certain the Bears capitalized.
New Chicago Bears receiver Darnell Mooney, a 5th-round pick out of Tulane, brings ‘big-time speed’ to the offense - Chicago Tribune - Darnell Mooney ran the 40-yard dash in 4.38 seconds at the NFL combine. But the Tulane prospect, whom the Chicago Bears selected with the No. 173 pick in the fifth round of the NFL draft, said he thinks of himself more as a route runner.
UFA With a Shot: Oregon Running Back Artavis Pierce - SI.com - The chances of an undrafted free agent rookies making the Bears' opening day roster is slim at best.
Grading the Chicago Bears' 2020 NFL Draft - SI.com - The utter fascination for the Bears with the tight end position continues.
Bears Envision More Than Projects in This Draft Group - SI.com - Bears GM Ryan Pace finished his assessment of the weekend's draft and it became pretty obvious as the picks went by that there were some areas they couldn't address.
Meet Cole Kmet, the newest member of the Chicago Bears from Arlington Heights! - WGN Radio - Newest Chicago Bears Tight End Cole Kmet from Notre Dame and Arlington Heights joins WGN Radio’s Pete McMurray to discuss being drafted during quarantine and how excited he and his family are to be drafted by the Bears.
Get the latest insights into the Bears’ draft picks with Dan Hampton and Ed O’Bradovich! - WGN Radio - Mark Carman guides a quarantined Dan Hampton and Ed O’Bradovich as the guys recap the NFL Draft and the newest players added to the Chicago Bears roster.
Adam Hoge breaks down the Bears’ NFL Draft picks - WGN Radio - WGN’s own Adam Hoge tells Pete McMurray about the the Bears’ picks so far in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Bears receive solid grades for 2020 draft class - ChicagoBears.com - Despite not having a first-round pick, the Bears earned mostly “B” grades for their 2020 draft from national NFL analysts.
With NFL Draft over, Bears coach Matt Nagy eager to resume ‘Last Dance’ - Chicago Sun-Times - Nagy has been glued to the show and said he got “fired up” when the first two episodes premiered.
Bears coach Matt Nagy wallpapered his basement with what? - Chicago Sun-Times - When Matt Nagy says to “Be You,” he believes it.
NFL Draft podcast: Breaking down how the Bears did - Chicago Sun-Times - Now that the NFL’s annual job festival is over, take a look at how the hometown team did.
TV viewership of Day Three of draft increases by 32 percent - ProFootballTalk - Even the most boring day of the draft will perform well when people have nothing else to do.
Report: Saints, Jameis Winston negotiating one-year deal - ProFootballTalk - Jameis Winston is preparing to accept a job where he’ll have no chance of starting.
Belichick: Patriots not drafting QB 'wasn't by design' - NFL.com - Thirteen QBs were chosen in this weekend's 2020 NFL Draft. None were selected by the Patriots. Bill Belichick told reporters following the conclusion of Saturday's rounds that passing on a QB wasn't necessarily the plan.
Jay Cutler, Kristin Cavallari to divorce after nearly 7 years of marriage - Chicago Sun-Times - In an Instagram post Sunday, Cavallari announced she and former Bears quarterback Cutler were getting a divorce.
KNOW THINE ENEMY
By drafting heir apparent to Aaron Rodgers, Packers ensure drama. - Chicago Sun-Times - They pick Utah State’s Jordan Love in the first round when they already have a star QB with a lot of football left in him.
Detroit: Nobody cares
Minnesota: Nobody cares
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON
Infante’s Film study: What does new Bears UDFA Ledarius Mack bring to the table? - Windy City Gridiron - Besides being Khalil Mack’s brother, who is new Bears edge rusher Ledarius Mack? Let’s head to the tape.
Wiltfong: Chicago Bears Draft Winners and Losers - Windy City Gridiron - We take a look at the winners and the losers on the Chicago Bears with the 2020 rookie class in the books.
Wiltfong: Chicago Bears 2020 Draft Class Grades - Windy City Gridiron - We’ve graded the picks, you’ve graded the picks, so let’s round-up what we all thought about the Bears 2020 draft class with our grades!
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