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The Bear’s Den, October 1, 2021

Halloween month is here, will the Bears trick or treat us this weekend?

Chicago Bears v Detroit Lions

THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Eddie Goldman Practiced In Full, So Did Justin Fields, But Khalil Mack Didn’t Practice (Again) - Bleacher Nation - The Thursday update for the Bears injury report was a mixed bag.

It Sounds Like Dan Campbell and the Lions are Preparing for Andy Dalton or Nick Foles This Sunday - Bleacher Nation - Something doesn’t add up here.

If It Makes You Feel Any Better, Bears OC Bill Lazor is Seeing Everything You Are When It Comes to This Broken Offense - Bleacher Nation - It feels good to confirm that the Chicago Bears’ offensive coordinator is seeing and saying the same things we all are.

Emma’s Tailgater: Where exactly are the Bears going? - 670 The Score - The Bears appear to be a team without a direction in the 2021 season. They aren’t on a playoff path, they haven’t been capable of supporting rookie quarterback Justin Fields and they don’t own a first-round pick in 2022 as a reward for bottoming out.

Andy Dalton still limited, Justin Fields a full go for Bears - 670 The Score - The Chicago Bears listed veteran quarterback Andy Dalton (left knee) as a limited participant in practice Thursday, while rookie quarterback Justin Fields (right thumb) was a full participant.

670 Staff Predictions: Bears-Lions - 670 The Score - The Bears (1-2) host the Lions (0-3) on Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field. Here are game predictions from our 670 The Score hosts, producers and writers.

Gov J.B. Pritzker says he’d be disappointed with Bears move to Arlington Heights - Chicago Sun-Times - Gov. J.B. Pritzker said the possibility of publicly financing a new stadium is "not something that we’re looking at" — but he didn’t rule it out.

Justin Fields: Will rookie QB start Sunday for Chicago Bears? - Chicago Tribune - Andy Dalton was limited in practice for a second straight day, while Justin Fields was a full participant again. The Chicago Bears won't announce a starting quarterback until Friday, but signs are pointing to Fields facing the Detroit Lions.

Bill Lazor: Chicago Bears need to 'solve' offensive issues - Chicago Tribune - Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Bill Lazor placed the blame for the lack of pass protection on a wide range of issues beyond the offensive line — “scheme, throwing the ball on time, technique, do we have more answers and different things we could do?” So how do they solve it?

Arlington Heights Bears stadium could lure additional development - Chicago Tribune - Hotels, restaurants, bars and other entertainment are natural fits around a football stadium.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker wants Bears to stay in Chicago, but says state not involved in any negotiations - Chicago Tribune - Gov. J.B. Pritzker says he'd like the Bears to stay in Chicago but that any deal to accomplish that is up to Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the city.

Matt Nagy or Bill Lazor? What a change in play caller potentially means for the Bears offense – The Athletic - The Chicago Bears are considering changing play callers, going from head coach Matt Nagy to offensive coordinator Bill Lazor.

Bears OC: Offense should've adjusted O-line faster vs. Browns - RSN - Bears coaches could've done more, and more quickly, to prevent giving up 9 sacks against Cleveland.

Imagining the Bears' New Arlington Park Dream - On Tap Sports Net - Now that the Bears have signed a purchase agreement for Arlington Park, what could a brand new, beautiful stadium look like?

Week Four Game Preview, Volume I: How the Bears Beat the Lions - Da Bears Blog - Let’s be honest. If the Bears play offense this Sunday the way they played it last Sunday, they have zero chance to beat any team in the league. Not the Texans. Not the Jags. Not the Jets. No one.

Windy City Gridiron picks Chicago Bears-Detroit Lions - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears kick off their divisional slate with their friends from southeastern Michigan. A "get-right" game for both.

As seen in the comments yesterday, helmet tip to Dr. S

Here’s part 2.

What’s the latest on the Bears’ starting QB decision as decision drags into Friday? - Chicago Sun-Times - Coach Matt Nagy is waiting to see if Andy Dalton is healthy enough to play, and his backup plan is Justin Fields.

Bears need a better protection plan vs. Lions - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears offensive coordinator Bill Lazor acknowledged the "shared" responsibility for the meltdown vs. the Browns — the scheme, the offensive line, the quarterback and the coaching staff’s failure to respond to the onslaught. "Let’s learn from it and not have it happen again."

Is Matt Nagy’s quarterback plan best for Bears — or best for him? - Chicago Sun-Times - Every indication is that Fields is poised to move on from a brutal game last weekend. It’s all talk until he delivers on the field, but he’s in a good place mentally heading into the Lions game.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Gayle Benson’s estate plan calls for Saints to be sold, with proceeds given to charity - ProFootballTalk - Gayle Benson, 74, has revealed her succession plan to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. It consists of the Saints being sold, with the money given to local charities.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Lions DC Aaron Glenn received calls from NFL teams seeking insight after slowing Ravens - Pride Of Detroit - Glenn is proving to the league that he can design and execute a game plan at a high level.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Curl's secrets from the enemy’s den: 5 questions with Pride of Detroit (Lions at Chicago Bears) - Windy City Gridiron - Patti sits down with Mike "Cool last name" Payton from our Lions sister site to talk next Sunday's division matchup.

Salo's Bears Fantasy Football: Start the Bears Defense Against Detroit - Windy City Gridiron - Time to evaluate trades, pick up the booms, and drop the busts.

Windy City Gridiron picks Chicago Bears-Detroit Lions - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears kick off their divisional slate with their friends from southeastern Michigan. A "get-right" game for both.

Householder's 2021 Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions NFL week 4 game preview - Windy City Gridiro - Just when it looks like things couldn’t get any worse, here come the Lions, to make it better or...not

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