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The Bear’s Den, July 19, 2021

It’s another Monday closer to training camp!

NFL: Chicago Bears Minicamp Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

See where Chicago Bears’ offensive line ranks among the rest of NFL - Bears Wire - ESPN ranked every offensive line in the league, and the Bears landed around the middle-of-the-pack, where there’s concerns at tackle.

How much money Bears offered WR Allen Robinson for contract extension - Bears Wire - The Bears and WR Allen Robinson failed to agree to terms on an extension. But what was Robinson aiming for and what did Chicago offer?

NFL head coach power rankings - Nagy Average - Sports Illustrated - A look at how the league’s veteran head coaches stack up, as well as how the rookie coaches rate heading into Year One.

For Jimbo Covert, long Hall of Fame wait ‘makes it that much sweeter’ - Chicago Sun-Times - After waiting 30 years, the former Bears left tackle didn’t mind the extra 18 months.

2 NFL teams remain under 50% vaccinated with 2 weeks to go before training camp, while 10 teams have reached the 85% mark - Chicago Tribune - Two NFL teams remain under 50% vaccinated less than two weeks from the start of training camp, a person familiar with the vaccination rates told The Associated Press.

POLISH SAUSAGE

What to look for while watching games on TV, breaking down Tite front and outside zone offenses: Ted Nguyen’s mailbag, Part 3 – The Athletic - What makes the Ravens’ blitz concepts distinctive? Why are jet sweeps so difficult to install? That and more in Ted Nguyen’s latest mailbag.

As rosters shrink, will vaccination rates rise or fall? - ProFootballTalk - Trim the unvaccinated guys, and the vaccination rate necessarily goes up.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Will Aaron Rodgers show up? Marcedes Lewis thinks he will - ProFootballTalk - “I think so,” Lewis said at LAX. “I hope so. I hope to see my guy there.”

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Sunderbruch: The Ryan Pace Bracket Challenge - Draft #4 vs #5 - Windy City Gridiron - The first round of draft voting comes to a close with players who have been ejected, snubbed, and elected to the Pro Bowl—plus there’s a guy who’s no longer active.

Wiltfong's 10 Most Important Bears of 2021: #4 Teven Jenkins - Windy City Gridiron - For the 13th straight year I’m bringing you who I believe will be the ten most important Bears for the upcoming season. Second round draft pick Teven Jenkins is next up at 4 overall.

Infante's 2022 Bears mock draft: Early 7-round predictions - Windy City Gridiron - It’s never too early for a Bears mock draft!

Sunderbruch: The Ryan Pace Bracket Challenge - Management #3 vs #6 - Windy City Gridiron - Is Pace a backroom bungler or a master at management? Does he deserve credit for finding a mark to trade for Marshall or is he a fool for going after Foles?

Wiltfong: Bears place 2 on the 2021 Top Trench Players list - Windy City Gridiron - The quarterback may be the most important player all all of team sports, but football is still won and lost in the trenches, and that’s why Brandon Thorn is one of my favorite NFL analysts.

Wiltfong's 10 Most Important Bears of 2021: #5 Jaylon Johnson - Windy City Gridiron - For the 13th straight year I’m bringing you who I believe will be the ten most important Bears for the upcoming season, and up next at number 5 is second year corner Jaylon Johnson.

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