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The Bear’s Den, February 10, 2021

The NFL mourns the passing of a great coach, and Bears fans wonder about the future of the quarterbacking room

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Tyler Bray #9 of the Chicago Bears calls out instructions in the first half of a preseason game against the Tennessee Titans at Soldier Field on August 29, 2019 in Chicago
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Why It’s Best Chicago Has Seen the Last of Mitchell Trubisky - Sports Illustrated - Bringing back Mitchell Trubisky as a backup or even a bridge quarterback to a rookie starter makes little sense because of the detrimental effects it could have.

Siege Situation Confronts Chicago Bears in Carson Wentz Pursuit - Sports Illustrated - Former NFL executive attributes a team source with the Indianapolis Colts or Chicago Bears as saying Philadelphia Eagles demands are unrealistic, so the wait continues on a possible deal for quarterback Carson Wentz.

Celebrating four Chicago Bears Black history pioneers: Lovie Smith, Willie Thrower, Eddie Macon, George Taliaferro - ChicagoBears.com - If the Bears had a Mount Rushmore of Black History pioneers, it undoubtedly would be comprised of Lovie Smith, Willie Thrower, Eddie Macon and George Taliaferro. Take a closer look at the quartet.

SI Report Sees Carson Wentz Issues as Repairable Mechanics - Sports Illustrated - Bears quarterbacks coach/passing game coordinator John DeFilippo is viewed as a possible way to help Carson Wentz restore his throwing mechanics to 2017 level.

Chalk Talk: How often have Chicago Bears defeated Super Bowl champions? - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses how many times the Bears have beaten the eventual Super Bowl champion, why the Bears will visit the Rams for the third straight season and how teams that have posted 8-8 records in back-to-back seasons have fared in Yea

Draft Changes Make Picks Less Valuable - Da Bears Blog - The NFL Draft is always a crapshoot, but in 2021 the odds of hitting are even lower, making the picks – at least the early selections – less valuable.

Bears offseason outlook: Tight end - 670 The Store - After overhauling their tight end position last offseason, the Bears found stability there. Now as they look ahead to the 2021 season, they must decide whether to retain veteran Jimmy Graham.

Biggs: Eagles’ price for Wentz too big for suitors right now - 670 The Score - While trade speculation surrounding Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz reached a fever pitch over the weekend, the first day after the Super Bowl came and went with no deal Monday.

RIP

Marty Schottenheimer, seventh-winningest coach in NFL history, dies at 77 - NFL.com - “Our family and the entire Chiefs Kingdom mourn the loss of Marty Schottenheimer, and our prayers and heartfelt condolences are with his wonderful wife Pat and the entire Schottenheimer family today,” Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt said in a statement Tuesday.

Longtime Chiefs head coach Marty Schottenheimer dead at 77 - Arrowhead Pride - Schottenheimer coached the Chiefs from 1989 through 1998.

A note on our friend, Terez Paylor - Arrowhead Pride - It is with a heavy heart that we announce that our beloved friend, colleague and Yahoo Sports journalist Terez Paylor has passed away.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Russell Wilson: I'm frustrated with getting hit too much - ProFootballTalk - The Ravens are focused on improving the pass protection for Lamar Jackson, General Manager Eric DeCosta said Tuesday, and it sounds as if the Seahawks better do the same for Russell Wilson this offseason.

Mitchell: COVID Concerns Continue To Play Havoc With 2021 Race Schedule - Podium Cafe - Ken’s Note: This is my other SBNation gig. Strap in folks, the ride continues to be bumpy for a while

Russell Wilson on whether he's available in trade: "That's a Seahawks question" - ProFootballTalk - Sixteen days ago, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers lit a fuse that, two days later, he scrambled (sort of) to extinguish. On Tuesday morning, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson took a match to a similar pyrotechnic initiating device.

Russell Wilson: I think it helps to be involved more in personnel - ProFootballTalk - Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson watched Super Bowl LV from the stands after being named the Walter Payton Man of the Year for the 2020 season, but he’d prefer to be on the field for that game in the future.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: What do the latest odds say about the next Bears quarterback? - Windy City Gridiron - Just when we think we know all the players in the 2021 quarterback trade sweepstakes, the Seattle Seahawks Russell Wilson has an interesting response when asked about rumors he was on the trade...

Wiltfong's Bears 2021 Roster Turnover: An interior o-line shuffle is coming again - Windy City Gridiron - In this 13 part series we’ll take an in depth look at each position group for the Chicago Bears with an eye towards the 2021 season. We’ll speculate on who stays, who goes, and some potential additions we’d like to see general manager Ryan Pace make.

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