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The Bear’s Den, February 11, 2021

The Bears hire Mike Pettine and promote two other coaches as the 2021 coaching staff takes form

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Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) runs for a gain against the Green Bay Packers
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Chicago Bears hire Mike Pettine as Senior Defensive Assistant - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears on Wednesday hired veteran NFL coach Mike Pettine as a senior defensive assistant. He arrives after spending the past three seasons as Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator.

Chicago Bears, Mike Singletary honor winners of Community High School All-Stars award - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears and Hall of Fame middle linebacker Mike Singletary honored winners of the team’s Community High School All-Stars award.

Three (Super) Quick Thoughts on Carson Wentz - Da Bears Blog - Are the Bears interested? Yes. But they are not interested at any of the rumored prices. Philly has not been offered a first rounder by ANY team and has not received a formal offer from the Bears AT ALL.

Bears hire Mike Pettine as senior defensive assistant - 670 The Score - The Bears have hired Mike Pettine as a senior defensive assistant, the team announced Wednesday. The 54-year-old Pettine served as the Packers’ defensive coordinator for the past three seasons.

Bears offseason outlook: Offensive line - 670 The Score - After seeing their offense struggle mightily in 2020, the Bears understand the importance of finding stability on the offensive line. It’s a top priority entering this offseason.

Lombardi: Wentz could work for Bears in right circumstance - 670 The Score - As the waiting game continues in the trade sweepstakes for Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, former NFL executive and Radio.com Sports insider Michael Lombardi expressed the belief that Wentz would be a good fit in Chicago – in the right circumstance.

Why the Chicago Bears Need to Consider Gardner Minshew - Sports Illustrated - A record of 7-13 in two seasons as a starter might not impress many but Gardner Minshew's wins came with a poor team and many of his statistics indicate potential for much more than sitting around and watching Trevor Lawrence the next two years.

How Washington's Signing Could Mean a QB for Chicago Bears - Sports Illustrated - Taylor Heinicke reportedly agreed to a contract extension and Washington's ability to save money by cutting Alex Smith could make a good friend of Matt Nagy's available to the Bears.

Chicago Bears Name Mike Pettine Senior Defensive Assistant - Sports Illustrated - Fired Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Mike Pettine will assist new Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Sean Desai this season in an interesting twist to the league's most ancient rivalry.

David Montgomery Gives Bears Fans a Collective Heart Attack with Recent Tweets - On Tap Sports Net - A string of recent tweets from David Montgomery had Bears fans worried that he may have been on his way out of town via a trade.

Chicago Bears Q&A: Are they all-in on Carson Wentz? - Chicago Tribune - As usual, Brad Biggs’ weekly Chicago Bears mailbag is filled with questions about who the team’s next quarterback will be. But after watching the Kansas City Chiefs struggle in the Super Bowl, several readers wondered if shoring up the offensive line might be the Bears’ top priority.

Mike Pettine: Chicago Bears hiring former Green Bay Packers assistant - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears are hiring Mike Pettine as a senior defensive assistant, possibly the final move in completing their coaching staff for the 2021 season. Pettine spent the last three seasons as the Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator.

Bears RB David Montgomery clarifies his meaning after cryptic tweet - Chicago Sun-Times - "I love Chicago and I’m ready to be here for a long time and win a lot of games," he wrote.

Bears coach Matt Nagy hires former nemesis Mike Pettine as senior defensive adviser: report - Chicago Sun-Times - Pettine gave the Bears all kinds of problems as Packers defensive coordinator. Now he’s with the Bears to help Sean Desai.

Report: Mike Pettine joining Bears as senior defensive assistant - ProFootballTalk - It looks like Mike Pettine will be sticking around the NFC North.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Texans president Jamey Rootes resigns - ProFootballTalk - Texans president Jamey Rootes resigned Wednesday, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Kirk Cousins' contract advice to Dak Prescott: Franchise tag can be your friend - ProFootballTalk - Not many players in NFL history have been where Dak Prescott is in his current contract situation.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Bears promote two offensive assistants - Windy City Gridiron - The coaching staff of the Chicago Bears is rounding into shape...

Infante: Bears hire former Packers DC Mike Pettine as senior defensive assistant - Windy City Gridiron - The 54-year-old will give the Bears an experienced defensive mind as they hand the defensive coordinator reins over to Sean Desai.

Wiltfong's Mocking the Mocks: Todd McShay has the Bears trading up for a QB - Windy City Gridiron - Todd McShay’s mock draft feels like déjà vu with the Bears trading up with the 49ers for a quarterback.

Wiltfong's Chicago Bears 2021 Roster Turnover: Is a changing of the guard happening? - 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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