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The Bear’s Den, February 9, 2021

The Bears have a new(ish) passing game coordinator in John DeFilippo, will Chicago soon have a new quarterback for him to coordinate?

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Tyler Bray #8 of the Chicago Bears passes under pressure from the the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field on November 16, 2020
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Who does what in the Chicago Bears organization? - Chicago Tribune - Who does what for the Chicago Bears? A look at the franchise’s organizational flowchart, from owners to coaches and more.

Carson Wentz: What’s the Chicago Bears’ interest in the QB? - Chicago Tribune - At some point, the Chicago Bears are going to have to take their shot. You can build a case for or against the names of potentially available passers, including Carson Wentz.

2021 NFL free-agency, trade news: Colts not all-in on Carson Wentz – The Athletic - The theme of the NFL offseason will be quarterback movement. Will Dak Prescott, Carson Wentz and even Watson find new homes?

Carson Wentz trade: Bears, Colts deals not imminent, per Garafolo - RSN - We may have to wait a bit longer for a blockbuster deal.

Restoring the Chicago Bears Defense: Turnarounds - Sports Illustrated - The first phase of Chicago Bears defensive restoration involves Eddie Goldman’s return after a COVID-19 opt-out and improving the run defense, but Phase 2 requires some players who had disappointing 2020 seasons to rebound against the pass.

What Chicago Bears strength of schedule means for 2021 season - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears are slated to face one of their most difficult schedules in the past decade next season, with eight games against teams that made the playoffs in 2020. However, a team’s strength of schedule tends to tell more about the past season than the upco

Bears name John DeFilippo their new passing game coordinator - 670 The Score - The Bears have named John DeFilippo their new passing game coordinator, adding that to his role as quarterbacks coach. He was initially hired by Chicago in January 2020.

John DeFilippo promoted to Chicago Bears pass game coordinator - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears announced they have promoted quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo, adding the duties of pass game coordinator after Dave Ragone left to become the Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator.

Carson Wentz: Could Chicago Bears repair Philadelphia Eagles QB? - Chicago Tribune - As trade rumors swirl across Twitter, any serious suitors for Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz must balance their needs with research into how he would fit in their locker room, offensive system and meeting rooms.

How Bruce Arians’ Super Bowl victory may convince owners to hire diverse coaches - Chicago Sun-Times - The nearly-all-white, all-boys club of NFL coaches and coordinators has been nearly impossible to crack. Public shaming hasn’t improved diversity. Neither have the suggestions and incentives from Commissioner Roger Goodell and the league office. So maybe what owners need is some good, old-fashioned envy.

Bears promote QB coach John DeFilippo to passing game coordinator - Chicago Sun-Times -The Bears still don’t know who will actually be throwing passes for them next season, but whoever it is will be under DeFilippo’s watch.

What Tom Brady’s Bucs turnaround means for the Bears - Chicago Sun-Times - There’s only one Brady. If the Bears were inspired by any part of Sunday, it’s this: If the Bucs can be turned around by the sheer force of a quarterback, anyone can.

POLISH SAUSAGE

QB Josh Rosen signs one-year deal with 49ers - NFL.com - Josh Rosen's latest landing spot will be his home for the next year.

Tom Brady's post-Patriots success proves the value of deference to great quarterbacks - ProFootballTalk - For years, NFL teams have treated quarterbacks like employees, even when expecting quarterbacks to behave like quasi-members of management.

Colts Interested In Trading For Carson Wentz, But Not Willing To Pay Eagles' Initial Asking Price | NFLTradeRumors.co - Colts are a favorite to close the Wentz trade

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Vikings officially name Klint Kubiak new offensive coordinator - Daily Norseman - We were pretty sure this was coming

Rams perspective on Matthew Stafford trade, Jared Goff’s potential in Detroit - Pride Of Detroit - We get a Rams expert to break down the Matthew Stafford trade and what Jared Goff could bring to Detroit.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Robinson: Bears Promote John DeFilippo to QB Coach/Passing Game Coordinator - Windy City Gridiron - DeFilippo has absorbed Dave Ragon’s responsibilities as Passing Game Coordinator, the Bears announced today

Infante: 2021 offseason outlook: Ranking each position for Bears by need - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears will have plenty of tough moves to make this offseason, so let’s see which positions will likely be prioritized this year.

Wiltfong’s Chicago Bears 2021 Roster Turnover: Will the wide receiver room lose their number 1? - 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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