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The Bear’s Den, August 11, 2020

Is a running back room of David Montgomery, Tarik Cohen and Ryan Nall good enough to succeed in 2020 (assuming there is football in 2020)?

Ryan Nall makes his case for a roster spot last year at Bears Training Camp in Bourbonnais. Photo by Denmaster Ken Ken Mitchell

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This week is Blues Week here in the Den, and who better than to start off with is the Devil’s best friend, Robert Johnson.



It’s a Backfield Balancing Act Behind David Montgomery - - David Montgomery showed enough as a running back last year to validate his status as the team’s No. 1 rusher.

Chuck Pagano reiterates the starting safety competition is wide open - Bears Wire - The Bears need to determine a starting safety opposite Eddie Jackson, and they don’t have a lot of time to do that.

RB Tarik Cohen dubbed Bears’ bounce-back player in 2020 - Bears Wire - Considering what Tarik Cohen has showcased in his first two seasons, it’s hard to believe that he won’t rebound in 2020.

If a Quarterback Competition Happens in the Forest - Da Bears Blog - Quarterbacks are always the story in the NFL and a quarterback competition over the summer is the juiciest story there is for hungry football writers. But there are three things fans must consider before investing too much into this battle.

Chicago Bears rookie TE Cole Kmet gearing up for first NFL practices - - With the Bears preparing to hold their first non-contact practice later this week, rookie tight end Cole Kmet is eager to apply what he’s learned in Zoom meetings and the classroom onto the field for the first time as a pro.

Chicago Bears, Bears Care, PNC Bank team up for drive-thru Back to School Fair - - The Bears and Bears Care teamed up with PNC Bank and community partners to hold a drive-thru Back to School Fair Saturday at a middle school in Zion.


Report: Heart condition possibly linked to COVID fueling Power 5 concerns - ProFootballTalk - ESPN reports that doctors have diagnosed at least five Big Ten athletes — as well as athletes in other conferences — with a rare heart condition that could have a link to COVID-19.

Bears LB Khalil Mack, veteran teammates see clock ticking on chance to win big - Chicago Sun-Times - Several of the Bears’ best players are guys who have had fine individual careers, but done little or no meaningful winning. What would it take for the team to jump back into contention after going 8-8 last season?

Column: Chicago looting the latest blow to city - Chicago Tribune - A lot is going on in the sports world that needs to be discussed right now, but the real world keeps getting in the way. Yes, sports are a nice diversion, but what good is watching games when our city is in distress?

Chicago Bears: Wide receivers breakdown - Chicago Tribune - As Allen Robinson approaches his third season with the Chicago Bears, he said he’s confident in what he can accomplish no matter if it’s Nick Foles or Mitch Trubisky who wins the quarterback competition.

Chicago Bears: 4 things to know about QB competition - Chicago Tribune - Chicago Bears quarterbacks Mitch Trubisky and Nick Foles will square off later this week as NFL teams move into the next phase of training camp. Here are 4 things we heard from offensive coaches last week.

Inside Chicago Bears’ 1st week of training camp - Chicago Tribune - Chicago Bears players, coaches and staff know how they need to act in the coming months inside and outside the facility for their environment to remain safe — and for them to continue playing football.

Chicago Bears: Cornerbacks breakdown - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears expect Kyle Fuller to remain an every-week difference maker in 2020 and beyond. Fuller is also one of the most respected students on the roster, obsessed with watching film on his tablet.

Recapping Week 2 of Bears Camp - Chicago Audible Podcast - Listen as the guys recap everything you may have missed during the second week of Bears Camp.

3 things 2020 Bears will need to repeat 2018’s success - NBC Sports Chicago - If the 2020 Bears are going to be closer to 2018’s success than 2019’s disappointment, they’ll need good tight end play, a great pass rush and better injury luck.

Bears’ Eddie Jackson wants Matt Nagy to know he’s ready to play on offense - NBC Sports Chicago - We will not rest until this is spoken into existence.

The Year Without a Summer - Viva El Birdos - We had a good run, didn’t we? Five games, two good, not too shabby. The 2020 season was nice. I watched all of about three games, maybe not even those three beginning to end. Ken’s Note: The St. Louis Cardinals are the poster boys for how COVID can not only wreck a team’s season, but also how one team’s issues can totally crash the entire playoff picture. Fair warning, this may be the NFL’s future.

We heard your comments and feedback; here’s what we’re doing - - It’s been five days since we began the first testing phase for our new commenting system on some of SB Nation’s NFL sites. As we’ve said elsewhere, this is the start of the journey, and we don’t...

What not to do in a bear attack? Push your slower friends down in attempts of saving yourself, says the National Park Service - CNN - If you're being confronted by a bear, there's a few things you should know before running away.

Big Ten will not play in 2020 - ProFootballTalk - The Big Ten voted to cancel the 2020 season and will formally announce that decision tomorrow, the Detroit Free Press reports.

Power 5 commissioners meet, with college football season in the balance - ProFootballTalk - Sources told ESPN that there’s a growing sense that postponing or canceling the season is inevitable.

Report: ACC "absolutely" plans to play in 2020 - ProFootballTalk - Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports quotes a high-ranking ACC official as saying the conference “absolutely” intends to play this fall.


Green Bay: Nobody cares.

Detroit: Nobody cares.

Minnesota: Nobody cares.


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Wiltfong: The young Bears must step up in 2020 - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears didn’t fare very well in the recent ESPN under-25 rankings...

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears face masks available with NFL proceeds going to charity - Windy City Gridiron - Our friends over at Fanatics are now selling the same official Chicago Bears New Era face covering that all team personnel will wear on the sidelines during the 2020 season.

Schmitz: Is Matt Nagy a good play-caller? - Windy City Gridiron - In the latest episode of Bear With Me, Robert S. brings on X’s and O’s specialist Bobby Peters to talk through the Bears’ offensive scheme.

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