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The Bear’s Den, August 1, 2020

The quarterback 2020 battle at Halas Hall is on like Donkey Kong!

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Mitchell Trubisky plans on proving his detractors dead wrong in 2020. Photo by Denmaster Ken.
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Today Spongie Special is in honor of Mitchell Trubsiky...



What We Learned from the Trubisky and Foles Press Conferences - On Tap Sports Net - Bears’ quarterbacks Mitchell Trubisky and Nick Foles both spoke to the media today and offered some more insight into their approaches to this season.

Chicago Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky well-equipped to battle for starting job in training camp with Nick Foles - - Motivated to prove his doubters wrong, Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is eager to translate what he learned about defenses in the film room onto the practice field in training camp.

Chicago Bears confident in revamped tight end position thanks to Jimmy Graham, Demetrius Harris, Cole Kmet - - After the Bears spent the offseason overhauling their tight end position, coach Matt Nagy is eager to see Jimmy Graham, Demetrius Harris and Cole Kmet on the practice field for the first time.

Mitchell Trubisky Has Something To Prove Facing Nick Foles - 670 The Score - Mitchell Trubisky understands why Nick Foles’ name is right next to his on the Bears’ quarterback depth chart. Trubisky has been written off in the minds of many, and the Bears traded for Foles back in March in case they too decide to count him out at some point.

QB Nick Foles expects transition to Chicago Bears, coach Matt Nagy’s offense will be smooth - - Although he has yet to practice with his new Bears teammates, quarterback Nick Foles is confident that his assimilation will be smooth thanks to his familiarity with coach Matt Nagy and the offense.

Foles: Key to QB battle is to not focus on winning - - Amidst the setbacks brought on by the pandemic-gripped offseason, Nick Foles addressed rumors circulating around him possibly opting out of the 2020 season, and shared his thoughts on reuniting with Matt Nagy ahead of his upcoming, high-profile QB battle

Bears QB Nick Foles’ first task: ‘Memorize names’ - Chicago Sun-Times - The season starts six weeks from Sunday. If Foles is to beat out Mitch Trubisky for the starting job, he’ll need to learn earn his teammates’ trust and learn their names.

Bears QB Mitch Trubisky looks to transform as he faces last chance to get it right - Chicago Sun-Times - New trainer, new mechanics, new footwork. But will it make a difference for Trubisky as he tries to save his Bears career? The pressure is mounting as he faces the biggest challenge of his career.

Halas Intrigue Episode 105: The QB competition is on - Chicago Sun-Times - It’s official. The Bears have a quarterback contest.

Chicago Bears: Mitch Trubisky vows to be prepared for camp - Chicago Tribune - With the Bears quarterback no longer on pause, Mitch Trubisky discussed his offseason and how he plans to prove he is the No. 1 player for the position.

Chicago Bears: Nick Foles eager to begin QB competition - Chicago Tribune - For those still trying to get to know new Bears quarterback Nick Foles — the MVP of Super LII who is changing teams for the fifth time since 2015 — Friday’s Zoom call with reporters offered a glimpse into a veteran who seems upbeat and totally at ease.

Hoge’s 10 Bears Things: Why GM Ryan Pace is not on the hot seat - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears' general manager discusses Nick Foles' arrival at Halas Hall, the depth on the defensive line, the prospect of not having a college football season and a lot more.

Bears asked Mitch Trubisky to be 'master' of coverages. Here's how he's doing it - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears' incumbent QB details what the most important offseason of his career has entailed.

Why Bears GM Ryan Pace's quarterback 'conviction' could finally pay off - NBC Sports Chicago - "Conviction" led Ryan Pace to guarantee a ton of money to Mike Glennon and trade up to draft Mitch Trubisky in 2017. He has that same conviction on Nick Foles in 2020, but there's a big reason why things might be different this time around.

Mitchell Trubisky Alters Passing Mechanics for "First Time" - - Mitchell Trubisky has had Dave Ragone as quarterbacks coach with the Bears three years and had two NFL offseasons to work on his own at switching his passing mechanics.

Bears GM Ryan Pace on Mitch vs. Nick, Rookies, Camp & More - Hoge & Jahns - Podcasts - The Athletic - From the QB competition to the 2020 rookie class taking the field, this is a season of unprecedented circumstances for the NFL. Bears GM Ryan Pace joins the Hoge & Jahns podcast for an exclusive extended interview about all the hottest topics headed into the season from possible free agent acquisitions to signing Nick Foles & more.


NFL, NFL Referees Association are still negotiating opt-out procedures - ProFootballTalk - Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the NFL continues to review with the NFLRA the protocols and procedures for officials to opt-out of the season. Prior to any opt-outs occurring, the roster of officials stands at 121.

NFL's chief medical officer doesn't rule out putting all players in hotels - ProFootballTalk - Dr. Sills said during a Friday visit to #PFTPM that all options are on the table.


Green Bay: Nobody cares.

Detroit: Nobody cares.

Minnesota: Nobody cares.


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Wiltfong: Nick Foles confident in what he can do in this Bears offense - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears made both of their top quarterbacks available to the media today in conference call from Halas Hall.

Wiltfong: Trubisky, healthy and with new mechanics, is out to “prove everybody wrong” - Windy City Gridiron - Earlier today Mitchell Trubisky met the media and he discussed a number of topics.

Schweickert: WCG Announces the Official Community Madden Discord! - Windy City Gridiron - The best Bears community on the Internet is adding a new dimension and wants YOU to be a part of it!

Wiltfong's Chicago Bears 2020 Position Battles: Nagy will open with a whole new set of tight ends - Windy City Gridiron - Our next stop in our Bears positional breakdown series is at tight end, and what a difference a year makes...


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