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The Bear’s Den, February 3, 2021

More quarterback rumors fly as we inch closer to another Bearsless Super Bowl

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Head coach Matt Nagy of the Chicago Bears (L) talks with head coach Andy Reid of the Kansas City Chiefs before a preseason game at Soldier Field on August 25, 2018 in Chicago
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THE DAILY SPONGIE DENMASTER KEN SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS & SUPER BOWL STUFF

Dave Toub in a comfort zone with Andy Reid and the Chiefs - Chicago Sun-Times - The former Bears special teams coordinator still is getting overlooked as an NFL head coaching candidate. But with a Super Bowl ring and a resume of accomplishment, he’s no longer driven by that career goal.

Disabato: Mike Kafka and Pat O'Connor give St. Rita 'super' feeling - Chicago Tribune - Kansas City assistant coach Mike Kafka and Tampa Bay defensive end Pat O'Connor will make St. Rita a Super Bowl champion after Sunday's game.

Mike Adams is new Chicago Bears assistant DB coach - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears have added longtime NFL safety Mike Adams as their assistant defensive backs coach.

Chicago Bears playing time takeaways, from Robinson to Kmet – The Athletic - Here's how the Bears' 2020 playing time stats can inform their 2021 plans.

2021 Reese's Senior Bowl: Five Players Bears Should Consider - Chicago Audible Blog - The 2021 Reese's Senior Bowl is over, but many players stood out throughout the practices and the game. Here are five players that make sense for the Bears.

Former Bears kicker Robbie Gould is 'huge fan' of Mitchell Trubisky - RSN - Maybe they'll be teammates in San Francisco?

Bears Super Bowl memories: Dan Hampton recalls carrying Buddy Ryan off field - RSN - "I've never seen Buddy that giddy."

Why the Chicago Bears Haven't Been Back to the Super Bowl - Sports Illustrated - It's Super Bowl week again and there's nothing super about the Chicago Bears as a result of several problems which haunt them over and over again.

Chicago Bears name Mike Adams new assistant defensive backs coach - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears on Tuesday hired Mike Adams as their assistant defensive backs coach. Adams played safety for 16 NFL seasons from 2004-19, earning two trips to the Pro Bowl with the Colts in 2014-15.

Chicago Bears have unearthed star players from HBCUs, including Walter Payton & Tarik Cohen - ChicagoBears.com - From Hall of Fame legend Walter Payton to present-day running back Tarik Cohen, the Bears have discovered impactful players from Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Super Bowl week podcast: Super Bowl week, the Bears defense and Cole Kmet - Chicago Sun-Times - It’s Day 1 of an atypical Super Bowl week.

Chiefs’ and Bucs’ impressive coordinator trios give Bears something to shoot for - Chicago Sun-Times - The two Super Bowl teams have head-coach-caliber assistants at all three coordinator positions, freeing up Andy Reid and Bruce Arians to think big-picture.

Deshaun Watson trade: Jets, Dolphins offer Texans best deals – The Athletic - Which team can appeal to and deal for Texans QB Deshaun Watson? The Bears, Broncos, Raiders, 49ers, Jets and Dolphins all make mock offers.

Mike Sando breaks down the Matthew Stafford trade, more QB talk and RB Antonio Gibson joins the show - Hoge & Jahns - Podcasts - The Athletic - Hoge & Jahns broadcast LIVE on NBC Sports Chicago and welcome Mike Sando of The Athletic to break down the trade that sends division-rival QB Matthew Stafford to the Rams.

Wild NFL offseason of quarterback musical chairs begins - Chicago Tribune - We placed all 32 NFL teams in one of three categories — in the hunt for a quarterback; potentially in the hunt or possibly moving on from their starter; and set at QB — and 21 teams fell in one of the first two categories.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Do the Bears have their tight end? - Chicago Sun-Times - Sunday will showcase perhaps the best tight end ever against the player most likely to take the title away from him.

Eric Bieniemy, Byron Leftwich left waiting as number of Black NFL head coaches stagnates - NFL.com - They are perched on a significant summit in their coaching careers, Eric Bieniemy of the Kansas City Chiefs and Byron Leftwich of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, offensive coordinators who have helped their teams advance to Super Bowl LV on Sunday in Tampa, Florida.

Falcons not expected to trade QB Matt Ryan in 2021 - NFL.com - Matthew Stafford was traded, but another Matt is likely staying put.

2021 salary cap may not be known until hours before new league year begins - ProFootballTalk - Chiefs owner Clark Hunt, who also serves as chairman of the league’s financing committee, says that the 2021 salary cap won’t be set any time soon, via Ben Fischer of Sports Business Journal.

Tua Tagovailoa on trade talk: Can't control things I can't control - ProFootballTalk - Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson‘s trade request could lead to him landing with another team this offseason and the fallout from that move will impact a lot of other players.

49ers embark on their quarterback quest for 2021 - ProFootballTalk - With quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo entering the outer years of his contract, with a relatively minimal cap charge associated with trading or cutting him, all options are on the table as the 49ers determine the identity of their quarterback for 2021.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Packers saying right things on Aaron Rodgers’ future, but will actions follow? - Acme Packing Company - Unless Aaron Rodgers wants to go nuclear (and he could), the Packers don’t have to do anything with his deal or in the offseason. But they’ve said he’s their QB for more than just this season. Their actions now have to match the words.

Unbelievable! - Trade Winds Blow - Daily Norseman - BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald discuss the potential trade of Kirk Cousins and plenty more!

Have we seen Jared Goff’s best yet? - Pride Of Detroit - Is Goff what he is? Or is there potentially more?

Report: Detroit Lions nearly traded Matthew Stafford to Panthers - Pride Of Detroit - Looks like Stafford was nearly headed down south.

Former Lions WR coach Robert Prince reportedly hired by Houston Texans - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions’ former WR coach and “Chief Energy Officer” will head down to Houston in 2021.

Matt LaFleur takes responsibility for “miscommunication” on Scotty Miller touchdown - ProFootballTalk - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported head coach Matt LaFleur wanted one coverage but Pettine called another. Miller scored a 39-yard touchdown with 1 second left in the first half.

Birkett: There’s a chance Lions, Calvin Johnson mend fences in next few months - Pride Of Detroit - Will the beef finally get squashed?

What the heck happened to Jared Goff? - Pride Of Detroit - And do the Lions have a real chance at reviving his career?

Evaluating the Lions-Rams trade for Matthew Stafford, Jared Goff - Pride Of Detroit - Can Goff be a successful quarterback in Detroit, and how do the picks change the Lions draft strategy?

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

To the Chicago Bears, Especially Pace, 1st rounders are worthless 2nd-5th rounders are gold - Windy City Gridiron - Chicago Bears last 11 First Round Picks

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