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The Bear’s Den, June 15, 2020

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Here we go with a new week! Good morning good people, and welcome to Monday!

When Mitch says “Rex it, I’m going deep... I gotta unleash the dragon!” Photo by Denmaster Ken Ken Mitchell

A NOTE ABOUT THE CURRENT STATE OF UNREST

While we have a firm, non-bending rule against discussion of politics of any kind here in the Den, right now there are many WCG family members (and that’s what you are to us, our extended and sometimes dysfunctional family members) who live in areas nearby or even in civil disruption zones.

It’s OK to talk about that here in the Den (leaving politics entirely aside...). There are things happening in society that transcend our little sandbox full of toys here at WCG. All I ask is that you keep it civil, keep politics 100 percent out of it, and respect other people’s right to their own opinion.

If in doubt, don’t say it or word it in as non-confrontational of a way as possible. If it gets out of hand, well... let’s make sure it doesn’t come to that, m’kay?

Ken

THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

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

BEARRRSSSS

Bears safeties coach: Let’s face our own biases and work to improve them - ProFootballTalk - A month ago, assistant coaches for most NFL teams didn’t have a voice. Most head coaches discourage their assistants from talking publicly about anything to anyone.

Bears spending offseason trying to restore Tarik’s mystique - Chicago Sun-Times - When Bears running back Tarik Cohen caught 79 passes for a mere 5.77 yards per reception last year, he set an all-time record for futility among high-volume receivers.

Mitch Trubisky preparing for Chicago Bears QB competition - Chicago Tribune - When the Chicago Bears traded for Nick Foles, declared the starting quarterback job an “open competition” and declined Mitch Trubisky’s fifth-year option for 2021, Trubisky felt more anger than surprise. It’s a type of anger that is driving him to prove the Bears are still his team.

Eddie Jackson Sees a Rapid Reboot for Bears Secondary - SI.com - Bear Digest is a Sports Illustrated channel featuring Gene Chamberlain to bring you the latest News, Highlights, Analysis, Draft, Free Agency surrounding the Chicago Bears.

Mitchell Trubisky: “I Kind of Felt Like I Had It Coming” - SI.com - Bear Digest is a Sports Illustrated channel featuring Gene Chamberlain to bring you the latest News, Highlights, Analysis, Draft, Free Agency surrounding the Chicago Bears.

Bears WR Javon Wims looking explosive in workouts in Jacksonville - Bears Wire - Javon Wims is taking advantage of the early end of the Bears’ offseason program, as he’s been practicing with Jake Fromm among others.

Tarik Cohen says Chicago Bears offense will simplify things in 2020 - Bears Wire - For all of the talk of the Bears operating at the 202 level of Matt Nagy’s offense, it didn’t translate on the football field last season.

Eddie Jackson expects big things in Year 2 of Chuck Pagano’s defense - BearsWire - Heading into Year 2 in Chuck Pagano’s defense, the Bears say there’s a comfortability and belief they can be even better in 2020.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Mike McCarthy searching for Barry Switzer-like success in 2020 - NFL.com - As new Cowboys coach Mike McMarthy prepares to take the sidelines, he's no doubt looking for first-season fortune and therefore chasing Barry Switzer.

Ex-Jets QB Christian Hackenberg attempting to play baseball - NFL.com - The Jets drafted Christian Hackenberg in 2016 with hopes of him becoming their franchise QB. After not appearing in a single game and struggling in the AAF, Hackenberg is hoping to break into baseball.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Green Bay: Nobody cares

Detroit: Nobody cares

Minnesota: Nobody cares

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Schmitz' BWM: Mitchell Trubisky’s presser and the future of the Chicago Bears - Windy City Gridiron - In this episode of Bear With Me, Robert S. provides his thoughts on the "good pissed off" demeanor that Mitchell Trubisky’s latest press conference displayed while talking through the Bears’ quarterback competition and what it will take for Trubisky to win.

Wiltfong: You still feel the same about Mitch? - Windy City Gridiron - Now that we’ve finally heard from the "other" Chicago Bears quarterback this offseason, have your feelings about him changed at all?

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.

Editor’s note: The COVID-19 pandemic is a subject that requires sensitivity and care. Many families and people have already been impacted by this crisis as it unfolds. This is a reminder to please express yourself respectfully while also exercising common courtesy in interactions with one another in the comments. All WCG commentary guidelines remain in effect and apply especially. Stay safe and healthy, everyone.

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