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The Bear’s Den, June 14, 2021

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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Bears rookie QB Justin Fields can learn from Andy Dalton without becoming him - Chicago Sun-Times - The high end of Fields’ potential is far greater than what Dalton’s done throughout his career. But Dalton can still be a great tutor during Fields’ rookie season.

Chicago Bears: Damien Williams back after COVID opt out - Chicago Tribune - Damien Williams said most people understood why he opted out of the 2020 season just six months after the Kansas City ChiefsSuper Bowl LIV victory. That doesn’t mean it was easy for the new Chicago Bears running back to watch the NFL season march on.

The Perks of Re-Working the Running Backs Room and Other Bears Bullets - Bleacher Nation - David Montgomery finished the 2020 season on a heater. He and his backfield mates will look to do more damage in 2021.

Chicago Bears WR Darnell Mooney primed for a breakout season in 2021 - Bears Wire - There’s no denying that Bears WR Darnell Mooney has a bright future ahead of him, and he’s among PFF’s breakout candidates in 2021.

Richard Sherman raves about Justin Fields in throwback video - Bears Wire - Richard Sherman recognized Bears QB Justin Fields’ star power even back in high school in this new video.

Chicago Bears: PFF snubs Jaylon Johnson in latest DB rankings - Da Windy City - Pro Football Focus recently ranked the top 32 defensive backs going into the 2021-22 season and did not include Chicago Bears corner Jaylon Johnson.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Texas native Kyler Murray was never a Cowboys fan because “they were always ass” - ProFootballTalk - Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray recently spiced things up with this explanation for the fact that he wasn’t a Cowboys fan despite growing up in Texas (via the Blogging The Boys Twitter account): “They were always ass.”

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Could the Vikings already have their WR3? - Daily Norseman
- Someone closely connected with the Vikings seems to think so

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Pick your Chicago Bears third-phase triplets - Windy City Gridiron - Our social media contributor, TJ Starman, already sparked this discussion on our Twitter and Facebook pages, but we know that not everyone peruses those mediums, so we wanted to make sure our loyal...

Duerrwaechter: 30 Day Challenge - Who is your most hated opposing player of all time? - Windy City Gridiron - Every day in the month of June we’ll ask a different Chicago Bears related question to our readers. Make sure you guys participate the entire month so we can all get to know the WCG community a little better.

Zeglinski: 30-Day Challenge - Chicago Bear who never received a fair shake - Windy City Gridiron - Every day in the month of June we’ll ask a different Chicago Bears related question to our readers. Make sure you guys participate the entire month so we can all get to know the WCG community a little better.

Wiltfong: Pick your Chicago Bears offensive triplets - Windy City Gridiron - We got some great interaction on both our Twitter and Facebook pages from this series by our social media contributor, TJ Starman, so we wanted to share them here on the site as well.

THE RULES

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