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The Bear’s Den, June 20, 2020

Welcome to the weekend! Is it possible the offseason may be over in one month? One report says so!

Bobby Massie (70) vs. Khalil Mack (52). What could possibly go wrong? Photo by Denmaster Ken
Ken MItchell


Let’s finish off Island Music week with another song from the big man...



“Nobody Does It Better”- A Walter Payton Tribute – On Tap Sports Net - Walter Payton was the greatest to ever put on a helmet and shoulder pads.

Bears RB Tarik Cohen's NFL future hinges on 2020 contract year - NBC Sports Chicago - Tarik Cohen is entering the final year of his rookie deal, putting extra pressure on him to show his 2019 downturn was a blip, and not the start of a trend.

Ted Ginn Jr. Brings More Than Speed to Bears Offense - - The Bears seem convinced veteran wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. can serve several purposes.

Fans Still in Plans for Bears at Soldier Field Games - - There will be fans at Soldier Field for Bears games, according to president and CEO Ted Phillips.

5@5: Could NFL Operate In A Bubble? - 670 The Score - The Mully & Haugh crew debates a five-pack of questions every weekday.

Phillips Expects Fans In Stands At Soldier Field In Fall - 670 The Score - Bears president Ted Phillips believes fans will be in the stands when games are held at Soldier Field this fall. Phillips expressed that line of thinking during a Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce virtual meeting Thursday.

Wiltfong: Jay Cutler appreciation open thread - Windy City Gridiron - Some of you guys still hating on Jay?

What is your favorite non-football sports video game of all time? - Windy City Gridiron - Take another trip down memory lane with some of our writers, but this time we’re remembering our favorite non-football sports video games of all time.

Wiltfong: Report - Bears set to begin Training Camp on July 21 - Windy City Gridiron - On Chris Zorich’s recent podcast, Bears’ rookie Cole Kmet said that training camp will open on July 21.

Salo: 1st Annual Windy City Gridiron - Pride of Detroit Madden Tournament - Windy City Gridiron - A special Madden NFL 20 tournament between contributors at Windy City Gridiron and Pride of Detroit has begun!

NFL's top doctor promises final coronavirus protocols "fairly soon" - ProFootballTalk - As the clock keeps ticking, the NFL is trying to avoid a situation in which the bell will be tolling on the 2020 season.

Clemson announces 28 positive COVID-19 tests among athletes - ProFootballTalk - Clemson athletes began returning to campus June 1. They went through a quarantine before workouts started June 8.

NFL 360: Fritz Pollard, A Forgotten Man - Fritz Pollard was an early African American pioneer in the NFL. Check out his story.

George Preston Marshall statue removed at RFK Stadium - - A monument to the former and first Washington owner George Preston Marshall was removed from the franchise's former home, RFK Stadium, on Friday.

The ‘Man in the Arena’ has had it up to here with Mitch Trubisky’s play - Chicago Sun-Times - As usual, the Bears quarterback is in fine offseason form.

Chicago Bears QBs coach John DeFilippo steps into complicated, crowded quarterback room - Chicago Sun-Times - With Nick Foles and Mitch Trubisky angling for the starting job, DeFilippo is one of at least four voices they’ll be hearing often.

Fauci says 'football may not happen this year' - Chicago Tribune - Dr. Anthony Fauci just poured cold water on football fans’ hopes of seeing some action on the gridiron this year.


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