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The Bear’s Den, August 24, 2021

Welcome my friends to Tennessee Tuesday as the Bears prepare for a trip to Nashville. We hope they are getting ready, anyway. You never know for sure with this crew.

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Eddie Jackson
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Bears coach Matt Nagy confident in QB Andy Dalton, but he has said that before - Chicago Sun-Times - Nagy feels much better about Dalton than everyone else seems to after two lackluster preseason games. Meanwhile, Justin Fields is making his run at the job.

Ex-Bear Willie Gault says Justin Fields should be team’s starting quarterback - Chicago Sun-Times - "Why not?! Off the bat, absolutely," Gault told TMZ Sports.

Jason Peters: Tackle found the right fit with Chicago Bears - Chicago Tribune - After the Philadelphia Eagles let Jason Peters enter free agency, he was waiting for the right situation to come up for his 18th NFL season. The Chicago Bears presented it to him.

4 things we learned at Chicago Bears practice - Chicago Tribune - With the season around the corner, the Chicago Bears defense understands it will have to tackle better than it did in Saturday’s ugly 41-15 preseason loss to the Buffalo Bills.

Chicago Bears: 5 questions facing offensive line - Chicago Tribune - With three weeks to go until the season opener against the Los Angeles Rams, the Chicago Bears still have a lot of unknowns about their offensive line.

No reason why Bears QB Justin Fields can’t start vs. Rams in Week 1 - Bears Wire - GMFB's Kyle Brandt is tackling his least favorite Justin Fields take: Can't expose him to Rams' Aaron Donald in Week 1.

Matt Nagy Hasn't Earned Our Trust - On Tap Sports Net - In Year 4 of the Matt Nagy era, not much has been done to instill confidence in Bears fans. That can change with some adaptability, however.

Bears Sign Ex-Texans Wide Receiver Isaiah Coulter - On Tap Sports Net - The Bears added to their receiving corp, on Sunday, to bolster an already lackluster competition for what should be the final spot in the room.

Report: Raiders called Bears about trading Khalil Mack back to Vegas - RSN - Sounds like Jon Gruden is still upset about the 2018 blockbuster Khalil Mack trade.

Bears believe Jason Peters can bring stability at tackle - 670 The Score - The Bears have turned to nine-time Pro Bowl tackle Jason Peters with the hope that he can bring stability to their offensive line and handle the left tackle position.

At 39, Jason Peters confident he still has it - Chicago Sun-Times - The nine-time Pro Bowl LT isn’t the elite athlete he was in his prime, but he insists he’s not done yet. “I feel good. I’ve still got my quicks, my strength. It’s [a matter of] getting my legs up under me.”

Matt Nagy Hasn’t Earned Our Trust - On Tap Sports Net - In Year 4 of the Matt Nagy era, not much has been done to instill confidence in Bears fans. That can change with some adaptability, however.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Packers revised Za’Darius Smith’s contract in July, but he’s still likely to be cut in March - ProFootballTalk - In late July, at a time when Packers linebacker Za’Darius Smith was believed to be upset with his restructured contract, the Packers addressed his concerns by restructuring it again.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Zeglinski: Germain Ifedi activated off of PUP - Windy City Gridiron - As the regular season draws closer, Chicago’s offensive line gets a big lift.

Zeglinski: Cohen’s Week 1 status in doubt - Windy City Gridiron - The electric back has yet to participate during camp. The Bears say he’s on the right track, - but it doesn’t mean there’s an imminent return on the horizon.

Sunderbruch: How Does Ryan Pace Compare to His Peers? - Windy City Gridiron - This article is an attempt to give some basic, objective data and a few points of comparison in the ongoing fan discussion of Ryan Pace. Some fans might not care. For the rest of you, here are the numbers themselves, with all commentary marked as such.

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