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The Bear’s Den, January 20, 2021

The search for a new defensive coordinator tops the news in BearsLand today

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The Sad Truth About Chicago Bears Trading for Deshaun Watson - Sports Illustrated - It might seem like a great fit for the Bears to acquire Deshaun Watson, but there are far too many other factors involved than this to make it a possibility.

Ten Best Fits for Defensive Coordinator - Da Bears Blog - Our top-10 list.

9 players to watch in 2021: Chicago Bears RB David Montgomery looking to follow up on breakout 2020 season - - Bears running back David Montgomery showed improved leadership, receiving skills and breakaway speed in his second NFL season in 2020.

Report: Bears interview James Bettcher for DC opening - 670 The Score - The Bears on Monday interviewed James Bettcher for their defensive coordinator vacancy, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported. Bettcher was the defensive coordinator for the Cardinals from 2015-’17 and the Giants from 2018-’19.

Who says no to this Watson trade idea between Bears, Texans? - 670 The Score - Doomed by poor quarterback play for most of the Super Bowl era, the Bears may have a rare opportunity this offseason. They could solve their problem at the most pivotal position by instantly bringing in the best quarterback in franchise history.

Column: Hate mail part of job for Chicago Bears Chairman George McCaskey - Chicago Tribune - I’m not sure whether “Fire somebody. We deserve better” qualifies as hate mail or constructive criticism. Maybe Chicago Bears Chairman George McCaskey didn’t mention the nastier stuff he gets or was paraphrasing and leaving out the expletives.

Bears salary cap analysis: Allen Robinson, Kyle Fuller, more – The Athletic - With little cap space to work with, what are Ryan Pace’s options this offseason?

Simms: How Bears should address offensive line before 2021 NFL season - RSN - Everyone talks QB, but the guys up front are equally important.

James Bettcher Among Bears Defensive Coordinator Candidates - On Tap Sports Net - The Chicago Bears reportedly interviewed former Giants and Cardinals defensive coordinator James Bettcher for their vacancy at the position.

The Lingering Issue Still Holding Up the Chicago Bears - Sports Illustrated - Before the Chicago Bears can even begin to set forth their plan for fixing the quarterback problem in 2021, they have to solve the one lingering issue their offense faces from 2020.

Chicago Bears Interview Blitzing Coordinator James Bettcher - Sports Illustrated - The Chicago Bears have tried to avoid blitzing much under Chuck Pagano and Vic Fangio but their latest candidate for defensive coordinator, James Bettcher, has a reputation for bringing the heat.

Chicago one of four teams that should pursue Texans QB Deshaun Watson - - Speculation about Deshaun Watson’s potential exit from the Houston Texans has arisen after the events of the last several weeks. With several NFL teams already making calls to Houston, David Carr lists the four teams that he thinks should pursue the QB.

Bears’ defensive coordinator search takes shape - Chicago Sun-Times - Matt Nagy’s short list is becoming clearer as he looks to fill the team’s most important assistant position.


Deshaun Watson is "trying to have some patience" - ProFootballTalk - Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson has posted a message on Twitter that apparently sheds light on his current relationship with the team. Some undoubtedly will downplay the message as irrelevant to football or simply the lyrics to a song.

Brandon Marshall's facility to host alternate NFL combine - Chicago Tribune - A South Florida-based performance facility founded by former star wide receiver Brandon Marshall will host its own combine for players preparing for this year’s NFL draft. Up to 50 players will have the chance March 3-5 to show off their skills for NFL teams.

Ravens officially waive Mark Ingram - ProFootballTalk - The writing was on the wall for running back Mark Ingram when he was a healthy scratch for two of the final three games of the 2020 regular season and remained on the bench for the team’s two postseason games.

Chiefs optimistic Patrick Mahomes will be cleared to play - ProFootballTalk - Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes appears to be trending in the right direction to play in the AFC Championship Game.


Wiltfong: The latest comp pick projection is not as good as we hoped for the Bears - Windy City Gridiron - At one point last offseason it was looking like the Chicago Bears would be in line for four or five compensatory draft picks following the free agency period, but things have changed according to O...

Infante: Bears interview James Bettcher for vacant DC position - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears spent Monday interviewing an experienced defensive mind for their vacant defensive coordinator role.

Schmitz' Rule of 3: Wrapping up a bizarre Chicago Bears season - Windy City Gridiron - Robert, Dan, and Brandon get together to talk about the end of the Chicago Bears’ season — Saints game, post-season presser, and all.

Infante's 2021 NFL Draft Big Board 3.0: Top 100 players after declaration deadline - Windy City Gridiron - With the Bears’ season over with, let’s take a look at how the 2021 NFL Draft class stacks up with Lead Draft Analyst Jacob Infante’s top 100 players in this draft.

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears news and rumors - Windy City Gridiron - We run down the latest news and rumors surrounding the Chicago Bears, including the latest on the assistant coaches.


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