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The Bear’s Den, May 28, 2021

Does Justin Fields have a bad throwing motion, as Chris Simms claims?

NFL: Chicago Bears Minicamp
Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (1) warms up 
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

THE NOT EVERYBODY AGREES WITH CHRIS SIMMS DEPARTMENT

Want Proof Chris Simms’ Bashing Of Justin Fields Means Nothing? Here - Sports Mockery - Chris Simms seemed to gain overnight celebrity with some QB evaluations the past few years. That doesn’t make him a magic 8-ball. Ken’s Note: Sports Mockery is not a prime source of news in my world, but I thought his take was interesting so here it is.

BEARRRSSSS

Bears’ Justin Fields ranked poorly by Simms for mechanical issues - RSN - Sunday Night Football’s Chris Simms released part one of his annual QB rankings on Monday.

'She's a pioneer': How Bears team clinician Carla Suber has helped prioritize mental health at Halas Hall – The Athletic - For Mental Health Awareness month, get to know Bears team clinician Carla Suber and her role in Halas Hall, from in-season to the draft.

Chicago Bears rookies participate in GALvanize boot camp hosted by FOX NFL reporter Laura Okmin - ChciagoBears.com - A two-day virtual “boot camp” held this week pairing women who work in the media or aspire to enter the field with Bears rookies benefited both groups.

Chicago Bears Classic: Hester’s Third Quarter vs. Denver (2007) - Da Bears Blog - Here is the entire game.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Ken’s Note: Normally there’s no baseball discussion in the Den, but this one’s just too good. Consider this a one-day exemption of the “please, no baseball” guidelines.

Here’s where NFL teams stand on opening stadiums at full capacity – The Athletic - Each team’s plan for stadium capacity and other information you need to know before safely attending an NFL game in 2021.

Falcons repeat report that Falcons have first-round pick on table for Julio Jones - ProFootballTalk - The Falcons, miffed by the blow to their trade leverage that came from Julio Jones‘ “I’m out of there” comments on FS1, are using their own website to build back some of it.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Packers promote Chad Brinker to personnel/football administrative executive - ProFootballTalk - The Packers announced changes to their player personnel department Thursday. The team promoted Chad Brinker to personnel/football administrative executive and Patrick Moore to assistant director of college scouting.

Aaron Rodgers trade: Packers QB will stay in Green Bay says Simms - RSN - Rodgers' beef with Packers GM Brian Gutekunst won't be enough to have him skip a year, says Chris Simms.

Packers still not budging on Aaron Rodgers trade possibility - ProFootballTalk - The folks at PointsBet have installed Drew Lock and Teddy Bridgewater as co-favorites to be the Week One starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos, at +140 each. Not far behind them, at +220, is “other.” “Other” includes, possibly, Aaron Rodgers.

Why didn't the Packers tell Aaron Rodgers about the plan to draft Jordan Love? - ProFootballTalk - Former Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith, who knows a thing or two about being entrenched as a starter and having the team draft his replacement, has said that the Packers’ handling of Aaron Rodgers has been “inexcusable.”

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Will Justin Fields be the best Bears QB since Sid Luckman? - Windy City Gridiron - Justin Fields hasn’t even taken a snap for the Chicago Bears, yet wondering if he could be their best quarterback since the 1940s and Sid Luckman is a legitimate question.

WCG’s 2021 NFC North top 50: Nos. 20-11 - Windy City Gridiron - In the fourth article of a five-part roundtable series, the staff of Windy City Gridiron come together to rank the top 50 players in the NFC North heading into 2021, this time ranking players 20-11.

Householder: Chicago Bears ownership “strife;” may sell team - Windy City Gridiron - A report indicates all is not well among the McCaskey family and some members could be looking to sell

Zeglinski: Dazz Newsome carries a playmaker’s edge to the Chicago Bears - Windy City Gridiron - Any true playmaker believes in themselves, and believes in the spirit of competition. Dazz Newsome is no different. A fighter’s mentality is on display in today’s post-draft profile.

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