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The Bear’s Den, October 20, 2021

It’s turnaround day here in the Den, so it’s out with the Packers and in with Tampa

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William Perry #72 of the Chicago Bears lines up against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during game at Soldier Field on December 23, 1990 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bear defeated the Buccaneers 27-14.
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

Denmaster Ken’s Vacation Video from a few years back, because why not?

BEARRRSSSS

Chris Simms admits he was wrong to give Justin Fields a low ranking - RSN ​- NFL analyst Chris Simms recently admitted that he was the “most wrong” about Justin Fields while ranking quarterbacks

Bears’ Allen Robinson learning to hit big plays with Justin Fields - RSN - Matt Nagy’s offense hasn’t put up many points, but their top wide receiver thinks they’re close to breaking through.

NFL rookie QB rankings: Bears’ Justin Fields slips in standings - RSN - Zach Wilson and Trey Lance didn’t play, but the other three rookies we’re tracking showed improvement.

Bears Must Shift Emphasis from Winning Games in 2021 to Preparing Justin Fields for 2022 - Da Bears Blog - Herm Edwards said it best, and for the most part he was right. When you line up to play a football game, the primary objective should be to score more points than the other team.

Bears’ Robinson seeking stronger connection with Fields - 670 The Score - Bears receiver Allen Robinson isn’t frustrated by his slow start to the season, and he’s seeking ways to develop a greater chemistry with rookie quarterback Justin Fields.

Bears place OLB Robert Quinn on reserve/COVID-19 list - 670 The Score - The Bears have placed pass rusher Robert Quinn on the reserve/COVID-19 list, the team announced Tuesday afternoon amid a series of roster moves.

Bears’ WRs still looking for chemistry with QB Justin Fields on scramble plays - Chicago Sun-Times - They’re off-script, but extended or broken plays could turn into big gains for the Bears with Fields’ strong arm and their wide receivers’ speed

Bears OLB Robert Quinn on reserve/COVID-19 list, in question vs. Buccaneers - Chicago Sun-Times - Quinn is having one of the best seasons of his career with 5.5 sacks in the first six games.

1st-and-10: Bears better brace for the best of Tom Brady - Chicago Sun-Times - After getting taunted by Aaron Rodgers, the Bears now face a red-hot Brady, who surely has vengeance on his mind after his costly brain cramp in the Bucs’ 20-19 loss to the Bears last year.

Robert Quinn: Chicago Bears place OLB on COVID-19 list - Chicago Tribune - Outside linebacker Robert Quinn, who tested positive for the virus, is the second Chicago Bears player to go on the reserve/COVID-19 list in six days.

Justin Fields: Reviewing Chicago Bears QB’s Week 6 outing - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears are averaging just 16.3 points per game, which ranks 30th in the NFL. This weekend they travel to Tampa, Fla., to face a Tom Brady-led Buccaneers offense that is scoring double that (32.5 ppg). Can Justin Fields and Matt Nagy come up with ways to keep up?

Bears place Robert Quinn on reserve/COVID-19 list - RSN - Damien Williams and the Bears wide receivers coach went into COVID-19 protocols last week.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Texans officially release Whitney Mercilus - ProFootballTalk - Word on Monday night was that the Texans would release defensive end Whitney Mercilus and the move became official on Tuesday afternoon.

Ravens sign Le'Veon Bell to 53-man roster - ProFootballTalk - The Ravens want to see more of Le’Veon Bell.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Salo: Will Robert Quinn miss Sunday’s matchup with the Bucs? - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears announced multiple roster moves on Tuesday afternoon.

Householder's Chicago Bears-Packers rewind: Rookie Herbert up, CB Kindle Vildor down - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears are facing a tough stretch of games. Which players can they count on and who needs to step up?

Silverstein: The Miracles of Mike Brown - Windy City Gridiron
- 20 years ago, Mike Brown made the impossible happen. Twice. ReadJack talks to the Bears legend.

Berckes: Ten Thoughts on the NFL - Windy City Gridiron - Another week in the books, another fresh batch of ten thoughts delivered

Wiltfong & Berckes' Bear & Balanced: Spotlighting the good and bad from Bears vs Packers - Windy City Gridiron - Jeff and Lester are taking a (mostly) level-headed look at the Bears vs Packers game.

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