THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL
BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!
Robert Quinn third among NFL’s top 10 disruptors of 2019 - NFL.com - Which pass rushers were the most disruptive in 2019? Nick Shook dives into Next Gen Stats to find the answer, and he delivers a top-10 list with some surprises.
NFL power rankings: Quarterback situations for all 32 teams - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears say they’re satisfied with their quarterback room, but there aren’t many teams in the NFL — maybe four? — that would volunteer to trade places with them.
Tarik Cohen told ESPN’s First Take how Mitch Trubisky can bounce back in 2020-| NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears running back joined First Take on Friday morning.
Bears 2020 schedule: Will Aaron Rodgers, Packers be affected by QB drama? - NBC Sports Chicago - Green Bay’s been at the center of division drama in 2020.
The Bears Holding Greater Residual Impact Than Others - SI.com - Last week’s NFL Next Gen stat revelation about the impact of losing Akiem Hicks on Khalil Mack, and accompanying statistics from this website, combined to show big overlap is in this league between players at their positions.
Challenge Record Says Bears Can Use an Extra Official - SI.com - Still fresh in everyone’s memory is the horrendous blown call against Cordarrelle Patterson in the Bears’ loss to Green Bay for making contact too early on punt coverage.
Bears Proved Onside Kick Rule Change Unnecessary - SI.com - On successive onside kick attempts against New Orleans last season, the Bears’ Cordarrelle Patterson and Ben Braunecker made recoveries to fuel a late comeback in a blowout loss to New Orleans.
QB Derby Watch: Tarik Cohen Weighs In, Week 1 Predictions, Stat Projections, Deep Ball Accuracy, More - Bleacher Nation - The great QB derby of 2020 is off to the races.
The Bears Are Being Absolutely Dragged This Offseason, But I’m Having NONE Of It - Bleacher Nation - It’s a rough time to be a Bears fan, but hope lies on the horizon.
Tarik Cohen reflects on how playing at an HBCU helped him - ESPN Video - Bears running back Tarik Cohen explains how playing at North Carolina A&T aided his professional career, and he discusses how to help get talent at HBCUs recognized.
Jets signing Joe Flacco to a one-year deal - ProFootballTalk - The Jets have agreed to terms with free agent Joe Flacco on a one-year contract, the quarterback’s agency, JL Sports, announced on social media.
Pernell McPhee thinks Ravens defense is "going to be scary" - ProFootballTalk - Pernell McPhee returned to the Ravens last year and helped the team earn the top seed in the AFC playoffs, but he couldn’t help them overcome the Titans in their first postseason game.
Andy Reid on onside kick alternative: We've got a guy who can do 4th-and-15 - ProFootballTalk - There was word on Thursday that there’s growing support for a proposed rule change that would provide teams with an alternative to an onside kick and it had Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and head coach Andy Reid thinking the same thing.
KNOW THINE ENEMY
Green Bay: Nobody cares. True story, in Baraboo, Wisconsin they have a llama at their little zoo. That llama is sponsored by the local high school drama class. That’s right, there really is a Wisconsin Drama Llama. Well, OK, there are two, the nice four legged one in Baraboo and the jerk from Green Bay.
Detroit: Nobody cares. Well, the Lions fans care. So... nobody cares.
Minnesota: Nobody cares because purple is just a dumb color. You know how this happened? Blue and red hooked up and made a baby color... they hated what it looked like, so they put it in an envelope, stamped it and mailed it off to Minnesota because people there don’t know any better...
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON
Infante: Bears given 10th-best odds in NFC to make playoffs in 2020 - Windy City Gridiron - Oddsmakers predict the Bears finishing with a similar record to their 2019 campaign.
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