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The Bear’s Den, October 27, 2021

It’s Turnaround Day in the Den, where it’s out with the Bucs and in with the Niners. And yes, it’s OK to talk about the Blackhawks today, that stuff is crazy.

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Matt Nagy Chicago Bears head coach shoots the puck in between periods of the game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Boston Bruins at the United Center on March 11, 2018 in Chicago
Photo by Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images

THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Bears’ Eddie Jackson: ‘You should never question my effort’ - 670 The Score - In his first public comments since a Twitter feud with former Chicago linebacker Lance Briggs, Bears safety Eddie Jackson on Tuesday responded by saying neither Briggs nor anyone else should question his effort on the field.

Bears hope offensive tackle reinforcements are coming - 670 The Score - Just hours before the Bears and their sputtering offense took the field Sunday at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, second-year offensive lineman Lachavious Simmons found out he was starting at right tackle. It didn’t go well.

Chicago Bears: 3 things we heard from players - Chicago Tribune - Chicago Bears safety Eddie Jackson thought Lance Briggs was calling his effort into question last week — but admits he needs to wrap up better.

Justin Fields: Reviewing Chicago Bears QB's Week 7 outing - Chicago Tribune - Chicago Bears rookie Justin Fields may be gaining valuable experience and learning to decode how defenses are attacking. But he’s also grinding through pronounced failure and not used to this level of individual struggle or team disappointment.

Bears should be deadline sellers, Justin Fields needs protection, culture questions and more: 5 takeaways – The Athletic - The Bears are having issues protecting Justin Fields, and coach Matt Nagy has to keep his team together — again.

Allen Robinson on chemistry with Justin Fields: Lack of preseason reps - Bears Wire - Matt Nagy's refusal to give Justin Fields reps with the Bears' first-team offense is catching up to them and Allen Robinson.

Bears OT Larry Borom returning this week, Teven Jenkins in a few weeks - Bears Wire - Jason Peters is breaking some Bears injury news about rookie OTs Larry Borom and Teven Jenkins.

Bears' Jason Peters: Larry Borom and Teven Jenkins back soon - RSN - Matt Nagy's offensive line could use help in pass protection, so any help from the rookie tackles would be welcome.

NFL rookie QB rankings: Bears' Justin Fields struggles vs. Bucs - RSN - Mac Jones continues to excel, while Zach Wilson also looked improved before his knee injury. Meanwhile, Trevor Lawrence and Trey Lance did not play.

Bears' Eddie Jackson owns tackling issues, confident he'll improve - RSN - Matt Nagy's star safety hasn't made highlight plays like we're used to seeing on the Chicago Bears defense, but it's not for lack of effort.

Lachavious Simmons Received *ZERO* Practice Reps at Right Tackle Before Starting vs. Bucs - Bleacher Nation - In what could be considered the latest evidence of poor planning, the Bears threw an inexperienced tackle to the wolves last week.

Jason Peters Provides Injury Updates for Larry Borom and Teven Jenkins (Which Were Previously Treated as Top Secret Stuff) - Bleacher Nation - The Bears' 39-year-old left tackle gave more injury updates in one press conference than Matt Nagy has provided in years.

Bears 1st-and-10: Will Justin Fields make the 49ers pay for snubbing him? - Chicago Sun-Times - When the 49ers moved up from No. 12 to No. 3 in the 2021 draft, they took Trey Lance over Fields. Lance might not play Sunday against the Bears, but Fields will get a chance for his own Patrick Mahomes finger-counting moment at Soldier Field.

Civic Federation president urges Lightfoot pull out stops to keep Bears in Chicago, if not at Soldier Field - Chicago Sun-Times - As the head of Chicago’s foremost taxpayer watchdog group, Laurence Msall might be expected to urge fiscal caution. But Msall said losing the Bears would be a blow the city should try hard to avoid.

Bears safety Eddie Jackson seeks balance between ball-hawking, being dependable - Chicago Sun-Times - Jackson has missed five tackles this season, but it’s partly because he’s trying to make the plays that made him one of the NFL’s best and richest safeties.

Bears LT Jason Peters says help on way with Larry Borom, Teven Jenkins returning - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears could use reinforcements on the offensive line, and Peters thinks two tackles will be back soon.

Bears film study: Closer look at QB Justin Fields’ 5 turnovers vs. Buccaneers - Chicago Sun-Times - Fields showed he still has a long way to go, but not all five turnovers were his fault — especially when a coach rushed him into a play that ended in an interception.

BLACKHAWKS SPECIAL SECTION

Stan Bowman ‘steps down’ among multiple Blackhawks organizational moves - Second City Hockey - Senior VP of hockey operations Al MacIsaac is also out of a job.

Chicago Blackhawks podcasts: Musings on Madison - Stan Bowman out of a job as internal investigation goes public - Second City Hockey - An emergency podcast episode for Tuesday's news.

Chicago Blackhawks Schedule, Roster, News, and Rumors - Second City Hockey - Your best source for quality Chicago Blackhawks news, rumors, analysis, stats and scores from the fan perspective.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Roger Goodell continues to justify lack of WFT transparency by saying some employees wanted anonymity - ProFootballTalk - Commissioner Roger Goodell usually speaks at the end of the NFL’s quarterly meetings. This time, he spoke at the conclusion of the first day of the two-day session.

The true cost of COVID-19 - Chicago Sun-Times - More than merely affecting our sports, the virus has deepened the political divide in our country.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

WR Allen Lazard joins Davante Adams on Packers’ reserve/COVID-19 list - Acme Packing Company - Lazard is the third Packer this week to be pulled due to COVID, including defensive coordinator Joe Barry.

49ers news: How Jimmy Garoppolo is hurting the 49ers on third downs this season - Niners Nation - Jimmy Garoppolo isn’t playing good enough on third down for the 49ers to win.

5 takeaways from Colts-49ers: Kyle Shanahan is responsible for this mess - Niners Nation - The “play-calling wizard” led the 49ers to a disastrous game for his fourth loss in a row.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: NFL Power Ranking - What do the experts think about the Bears? - Windy City Gridiron - We go around the internet to check what all the experts have to say about the 3-4 Chicago Bears.

Zeglinski: Chicago Bears’ Peters - Borom’s return is this week - Windy City Gridiron - Yes, you read that right. You now get thorough injury updates from the starting left tackle.

Householder: Chicago Bears-Tampa Bay Bucs stock up, stock down QB, CBs trending down - Windy City Gridiron - There wasn’t much good from Sunday’s game but we’re trying to dig it out.

Berckes’ Visualize this: Bears Franchise Wins Over Time - Windy City Gridiron - We take a look at the long history of the Chicago Bears by looking at wins over the .500 mark.

Wiltfong & Berckes’ Bear & Balanced: Anything good happen on Sunday for Chicago? - Windy City Gridiron - Jeff and Lester are taking a (mostly) level-headed look at the Bears vs Buccaneers game, although this week was a tough one.

THE RULES

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