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The Bear’s Den, January 18, 2021

The second weekend of playoffs are in the books, not that it matters to Bears fans on the outside looking in

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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Chicago 2021 sports teams being left in the dust already - Chicago Sun-Times - Wasn’t this year supposed to be a respite from the cruel and unusual? And we’re just talking sports here.

Ryan Pace, Matt Nagy again? Bears fans aren’t happy - Chicago Sun-Times - The bad news is the Bears went down in a spectacular heap to end the 2020 season, torturing fans with their special blend of ineptitude and self-immolation. The good news is all the guys in charge will be back in 2021.

Bears coach Matt Nagy faces big decision on DC - Chicago Sun-Times - With the Bears’ defense at a crossroads and Nagy on the hot seat, it remains to be seen just how desirable the Bears’ defensive coordinator position is.

Analyzing the Bears’ biggest offseason questions - Chicago Sun-Times - The Sun-Times’ Patrick Finley breaks down the Bears’ issues.

Bears reportedly looking at two in-house candidates for DC opening - RSN - Time isn’t on their side, however.

Are the Chicago Bears Mired in .500 Hell? - Sports Illustrated - The Bears are a .500 team in consecutive seasons for the first time in franchise history and it’s a rare thing throughout the league, but doesn’t necessarily mean anything one way or the other about 2021.

Biggest questions facing the Chicago Bears: Quarterback still leads the list - ESPN - While management paints a rosy picture of the state of the Bears, several critical questions still remain heading into the offseason.

Could Deshaun Watson end up with the Bears after all? - Chicago Sun-Times - If the disgruntled Texans’ QB forces a trade, Bears GM Ryan Pace would have to take a shot at rectifying his biggest mistake. It’s unlikely. But Pace is bold if nothing else. And a little desperate.

Chicago Bears: Mario Edwards Jr. suspended 2 games by NFL - Chicago Tribune - The NFL has suspended Chicago Bears defensive lineman Mario Edwards Jr. for the first two games of the 2021 season for violating the league policy on performance-enhancing substances, the team announced in a statement. Edwards is set to become a free agent.

Which Chicago Bears players will be leaving this offseason? – The Athletic - Ryan Pace’s draft success should be highlighted but does the culture of the Bears need to be changed?

NFL Playoffs: Cody Parkey stat causes new pain for Bears fans on Twitter - RSN - Just when we thought we’d heard it all.

Simms: Bears need to keep wide receiver Allen Robinson to help offense - RSN - Wideouts like Allen Robinson don’t grow on trees.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Deshaun Watson “just wants out” of the Texans - ProFootballTalk - “He just wants out,” a source close to Watson told SI.com.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Is it easier to complete a three-game sweep, or to avoid it? - ProFootballTalk - As the old saying goes, it’s hard to beat a team three times in one season. In reality, it’s not.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears assistant coach news and rumors - Windy City Gridiron - We check in on all the latest buzz surrounding the assistant coaches with the Chicago Bears.

Duerrwaechter: Ted Phillips, the Embodiment of Mediocrity - Windy City Gridiron - After joining the franchise in 1983, eventually being promoted to Team President and CEO in 1999, the Chicago Bears should be moving on.

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