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The Bear’s Den, June 25, 2020

Ted Ginn, Jr., thinks Mitchell Trubisky will be the opening-day starter, plus news from the NFL about scheduling & more

Ken Mitchell
A part of the crowd at 2018 Bears Training Camp at Bourbonnais. Photo by Denmaster Ken


Welcome to 90’s Pop & Rock Week here in the Den, as we feature some of the greatest acts of the 1990’s... and some of the most annoying 90’s acts as well. This week, expect a two-for, first the “good” and then the “not so good”...

The Good

The Not So Good



Bears On Tap Episode 60: NFC North Update with Max Markham NFL, Coaches Virtual Press Conferences - Max Markham NFL from the Split Division Podcast joins the show to tell you how the NFC North will look for the 2020 season. Is Just Jefferson going to help the Vikings make a seamless transition from Stefon Diggs? Are the Packers analysts coming around on Jordan Love? What are the financial implications for drafting Love, and does it put the Packers in a better or worse position in the future?

Eddie Jackson left off Top 10 NFL safeties list, latest Bears snub - NBC Sports Chicago - What’s next, 1985 Bears aren’t a Top-10 defense in NFL history?

Bears’ Ted Ginn Jr. predicts winner of Mitch Trubisky-Nick Foles competition - NBC Sports Chicago - A concrete answer! From a Bears player!

More Receptions High Among David Montgomery’s Goals - - Although run blocking displayed by the Bears last year made judging the rushing effort of David Montgomery difficult, there was one aspect of play where this failed to impact his performance.

How Bears Use Tarik Cohen Can Make All the Difference - - Tarik Cohen has been active on social media since the 2019 season ended.

UDFA RB Napoleon Maxwell will be given the chance to prove his worth - Bears Wire - Undrafted rookie RB Napoleon Maxwell is perhaps what the Bears are looking for to pair with David Montgomery as a powerful one-two punch.

Bulking up should give Chicago Bears K Eddy Piñeiro a stronger leg - - Bears special-teams coordinator Chris Tabor believes that the muscle Eddy Piñeiro has added this offseason will pay dividends in cold-weather games when the kicker needs to generate more power.

Wood: Ryan Pace Has Gone All-In on the 2020 Season - Da Bears Blog - After a disappointing 8-8 season, Ryan Pace moved aggressively this off-season to revamp the Bears for 2020.

Bears Impressed By Jaylon Johnson’s Football IQ - 670 The Score - Inside the Bears’ locker room, no player is revered for his preparation quite like cornerback Kyle Fuller, who’s constantly watching his iPad to study the tendencies of quarterbacks and receivers and searching for tells in opponents’ schemes.

Where do Chicago Bears’ skill players fit in Matt Nagy’s offense? - Chicago Sun-Times - Of the team’s projected top 10 wide receivers, running backs and tight ends, five are new. A look at how they stack up as the Bears try to turn around their struggling offense.

Chicago Bears Q&A with Brad Biggs - Chicago Tribune - Brad Biggs opens up the Bears mailbag to find questions about the coronavirus’ impact on the salary cap, late-round impact rookies and, of course, the quarterback battle between Nick Foles and Mitch Trubisky.

Assessing the Benefits and Drawbacks of Mitchell Trubisky Starting the 2020 NFL Season - Chicago Audible Blog - There are definite pros and cons of Mitchell Trubisky winning the starting job for the Chicago Bears 2020 season.


NFL to sell advertising on lower rows of seats this season - ProFootballTalk - The NFL will allow teams to sell camera-visible signage to local sponsors for the first time, Ben Fischer of the Sports Business Journal reports.

NFL to host meeting with owners to talk season, social initiatives - - NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that the NFL will host a video conference meeting with owners Thursday to address a number of topics, including training camp, 2020 season planning, “Inspire Change” social justice programs and workplace

Unresolved storylines: Fates of Cam, Clowney; Chris Jones' tag - - Where will Jadeveon Clowney play? Will things get more contentious between Chris Jones and the Chiefs? Judy Battista, Jeffri Chadiha, Michael Silver and Jim Trotter examine unresolved offseason storylines.

NFC North inside intel: Vital rookies, key position battles - - In the Inside Intel series, Charley Casserly mines his sources to relay the organizational word on impact rookies, prominent position battles and lingering questions. Check out his NFC North findings.


Green Bay: Nobody cares.

Detroit: Nobody cares.

Minnesota: Nobody cares.


Infante: Anthony Miller - The fantasy football sleeper to target at WR - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears’ third-year receiver could be a major sleeper in fantasy football leagues in 2020.

Wiltfong: Ranking the Bears historically great defenses - Windy City Gridiron - We check in on a recent defensive ranking from Football Perspective.


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