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The Bear’s Den, June 29, 2021

Welcome to Tuesday, the day after Peanut Tillman day...

NFL: Chicago Bears Minicamp
Chicago Bears Tarik Cohen (29) looks to pass the ball during minicamp at Halas Hall
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Which NFL rookie QBs will be most productive in 2021? My analytics-based top-five rankings - NFL.com - What makes Justin Fields a strong candidate to play well as soon as he gets starting snaps with the Bears? Cynthia Frelund digs into the analytics to project the five most productive rookie QBs of the 2021 NFL season.

PFF ranks Bears’ Khalil Mack No. 6 best player in NFL - RSN - Mack didn’t record as many sacks as Bears fans would’ve liked, but he still earned high grades from Pro Football Focus

Former Chicago Bears CB Charles Tillman enshrined in Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame - ChicagoBears.com - Former Bears cornerback Charles “Peanut” Tillman, who starred at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette before embarking on an illustrious NFL career in Chicago, was inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Saturday.

Don’t Sleep on Jaylon Johnson - Bleacher Nation - Jaylon Johnson didn’t have any interceptions as a rookie. Nevertheless, PFF views the Bears’ CB1 as a player on the rise.

Wood: Advanced Defensive Stats: Pass Rush - Da Bears Blog - Over the next few days, I want to look at advanced defensive statistics from Pro Football Reference to better examine some of Chicago’s individual defenders as we prepare for the 2021 season. Today will focus on pass rush, while upcoming articles will examine missed tackles and pass coverage.

Chicago Bears: Here’s the young talent they have age 25 & under - The Bears have a wealth of young talent on their roster. Here’s a look at some of those players age 25 and under.

Bears will host Dolphins for joint practices ahead of preseason game - Bears Wire - Before the Bears kick off the preseason against the Dolphins, the two clubs will get some extra work in during joint practices.

Bears, Dolphins to Hold Joint Practices in August - On Tap Sports Net - The Bears and Dolphins will participate in joint practices together at Halas Hall in August ahead of the preseason matchup between the teams.

5 Bears concerns for 2021 NFL season before training camp begins - RSN - The Bears have a chance to make noise in the NFC North, but there are still problem areas that could lead to adversity.

Mike Ditka is Wrong About the Bears in Arlington Heights - On Tap Sports Net - Mike Ditka commented on the Chicago Bears’ potential move to Arlington Heights and he’s wrong on multiple fronts.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Pro Football Hall of Fame honors the late John Facenda with Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award - NFL.com - The late John Facenda, a Philadelphia broadcaster and sports announcer whose unique style, cadence and baritone voice captivated generations of football fans, was announced as the 2021 recipient of the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award by the Pro Footba

Paxton Lynch signs with CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders - ProFootballTalk - Paxton Lynch was supposed to solve the Broncos’ post-Peyton Manning search for a franchise quarterback.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Derek Carr on Davante Adams potentially hitting free agency: “It will be a full-court press.” - Acme Packing Company - In an interview in California, Davante Adams’ former Bulldog quarterback speaks on them linking up again in the future.

Before Carl Nassib and Michael Sam, There was former Packer Esera Tuaolo - Acme Packing Company - The Packers’ second-round pick in 1991 kept his sexuality a secret out of fear of violence. Has his story now come full circle with Carl Nassib?

JEFF BERCKES’ PEANUT DAY EXTRAVIGANZA

Pieces of Peanut Part 5: The Hall of Fame Case - Windy City Gridiron - We wrap up the tribute to Charles Tillman by laying out his Hall of Fame case.

Pieces of Peanut Part 4: President Peanut - Windy City Gridiron - We continue our tribute to Charles Tillman with an idea: President Peanut

Pieces of Peanut Part 3: The CB1 Legacy - Windy City Gridiron - We continue our tribute to Charles Tillman taking a look at the tradition he’s leaving behind for the Bears with Kyle Fuller and Jaylon Johnson.

Pieces of Peanut Part 2: The Peanut Punch - Windy City Gridiron - We continue our tribute to Charles Tillman with a focus on his signature move, the Peanut Punch

Pieces of Peanut Part 1: Tillman by the Numbers - Windy City Gridiron - To expand on the 30 Day Challenge, we take a look at the legacy of Charles Peanut Tillman

30 Day Challenge: My All-Time Favorite Bears defensive back - 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. Today will be dedicated to Charles Peanut Tillman.

THE RULES

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