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The Bear’s Den, May 10, 2021

Welcome to a new week of Justin Fields being a Chicago Bear

NFL: NOV 28 Bears at Lions Photo by Steven King/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Justin Fields represents a fresh start for the Bears. Will it be one for Matt Nagy and Ryan Pace? – The Athletic - The sobering reality is that the smart move to trade up for Fields doesn’t magically turn Pace and Nagy into different people.

Justin Fields’ ‘it’ factor: toughness in big moments - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears GM Ryan Pace and coach Matt Nagy have spent years talking about "multipliers" — players that make their teammates exponentially better.

Column: What if Chicago Bears actually landed Russell Wilson? - Chicago Tribune - All of the chatter earlier in the offseason was that the Chicago Bears could land Russell Wilson. Now the Bears have Justin Fields. Which situation would have been better?

NFL execs unfiltered on 32 NFL Draft classes: Justin Fields better than Zach Wilson? Did the Eagles miss an opportunity? – The Athletic - NFL GMs and evaluators assess how their peers picked players and ponder what might have been for teams like the Eagles, Bengals and more.

RIP

Brother of Chicago Bears' Tarik Cohen found dead - Chicago Tribune - The brother of Chicago Bears running back Tarik Cohen was found dead at a North Carolina electrical substation Sunday, authorities said. Tyrell Cohen is believed to have died by electrocution while trying to climb power equipment, the sheriff's office said.

POLISH SAUSAGE

DK Metcalf keeps pace with Olympic-caliber sprinters in track debut - USA Today - Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf put his speed to the test Sunday, running the 100-meter dash against Olympic hopefuls at a pro track meet.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

NFL removes “Rodgers vs Mahomes” from schedule release commercial - ProFootballTalk - During the 2021 draft, the NFL ran a commercial for the May 12 schedule release. The 30-second spot hyped “Rodgers vs Mahomes” as one of the games to be played in the first-ever 17-game season.

Oddsmakers weigh in on Aaron Rodgers’ fate - Chicago Sun-Times - Vegas sportsbooks join Bears fans in speculating whether the quarterback will play for a different team

Rick Spielman: Kirk Cousins is “our guy” - ProFootballTalk - Vikings G.M. Rick Spielman didn’t call quarterback Kirk Cousins before using a third-round pick on quarterback Kellen Mond, making him a great answer to a Vikings trivia question. Spielman did call Cousins the next day.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: A Justin Fields can’t miss playlist - Windy City Gridiron - We share some of our favorite Justin Fields videos right here...

Welcome to the Justin Fields YouTube Rabbit Hole! - Da Bears Blog - Found myself down the Justin Fields YouTube rabbit hole yesterday so I thought I’d share that here today.

Where Chicago Bears Are Better for 2021 - Sports Illustrated - On paper, the Chicago Bears look like a slightly improved team for 2021 but with potential for much better beyond because of their last two draft classes.

Who is the 1 player the Bears missed out on in the draft? - Windy City Gridiron - We shot a few questions out to the WCG staff in regards to the 2021 NFL Draft, and this first one is a no brainer...

Wiltfong: Are the Bears heading in the right direction? - Windy City Gridiron - Quick answer? Yes!

Wiltfong: Which teams were the biggest winners/losers of the 2021 NFL Draft? - Windy City Gridiron - You probably won’t be shocked with the answers.

Wiltfong: Matt Nagy on Justin Fields, their plan, his development, and more - Windy City Gridiron - Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy was a recent guest on The Rich Eisen Show and the hot topic was new quarterback Justin Fields, but they dished on several other things as well.

Borderline Miraculous; Schmitz’s review of the Chicago Bears’ 2021 Draft Class - Windy City Gridiron - In his latest video, Robert S. analyzes each of the Chicago Bears’ 2021 draft picks before before handing out grades to each pick and the class as a whole.

Householder: Should the Chicago Bears sit or start rookie QB Justin Fields? - Windy City Gridiron - The WCG staff weighs in on the question that’s now on everyone’s mind.

Wiltfong: Jimmy Graham’s place on the 2021 Chicago Bears - Windy City Gridiron - Jimmy Graham is still a Bear, and he’s still the best U tight end on the roster.

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