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The Bear’s Den, September 14, 2021

Eddie Jackson roasted by fans for his recent comments on tackling, while Coach McNagy tries out his McDonalds groove...

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Matt McNagy
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

David Montgomery a Bright Spot in Bears Loss - On Tap Sports Net - The Bears’ loss on Sunday night wasn’t pretty, but David Montgomery was a massive bright spot for Chicago against the Rams.

Eddie Jackson’s Commentary on Tackling Came Out at an Awful Time for Eddie Jackson - Bleacher Nation - Not exactly what you want to hear after last night’s game, when Jackson was looking a lot like last year.

So That Happened - Da Bears Blog - The inevitable car wreck to open the 2021 Chicago Bears season took place in Los Angeles Sunday night.

Social media can’t believe McDonald’s ad with Matt Nagy - 670 The Score - The Chicago Bears community on social media couldn’t believe their collective eyes when an apparent McDonald’s employment advertisement featuring coach Matt Nagy surfaced following the team’s bad loss Sunday night.

Ellis: By sitting Justin Fields, what are Bears waiting for? - 670 The Score - The Bears clearly are going to make a change at quarterback sooner than later, so why do they insist on delaying the inevitable?

Emma: Why Justin Fields’ small role has big implications - 670 The Score - The Bears lost 34-14 to the Rams on Sunday night in their season opener, which featured rookie quarterback Justin Fields having a small role.

Transition: Bears’ Eddie Jackson deserves to be benched - 670 The Score - Bears safety Eddie Jackson is the third-highest-paid player on the team by way of average annual value on his current contract, but he was one of Chicago’s worst performers in a loss at the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday night.

Bears-Rams takeaways: Thoughts on Allen Robinson, new additions, and comparison to Rams - Chicago Sun-Times - A look at some topics beyond the obvious from the season opener in Inglewood, California.

Bears-Rams podcast: Breaking down a blowout loss - Chicago Sun-Times - Some things were surprising, and some were very familiar in the Bears’ 34-14 loss to the Rams.

Postgame Pompei: Bears doomed by pass-protection woes, defensive lapses in loss to Rams – The Athletic - David Montgomery shined on the ground, but the offensive line wasn't effective in opening up the passing game.

The Bears' plan for Justin Fields turned into a 5-play tease against the Rams – The Athletic - Andy Dalton started, but Justin Fields played five snaps against the Rams in Week 1, and it could have easily been more.

Bears - Rams Postgame Show - The Chicago Audible - Listen as The Chicago Audible crew breaks down the Chicago Bears 34-14 Week 1 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

Bears vs. Rams: Takeaways from Chicago’s 34-14 loss - Bears Wire - From the Bears' atrocious secondary to Justin Fields' debut, here are our takeaways from the Bears' Week 1 loss to the Rams.

Studs and Duds from Bears’ Week 1 loss to Rams - Bears Wire - A breakdown of the best and worst performances from the Bears' Week 1 loss to the Rams

Bears sticking to Justin Fields plan, despite Week 1 performance - RSN - Andy Dalton didn't play poorly against the Rams, but Fields clearly brings something special to Matt Nagy's offense.

What Justin Fields learned from Bears debut, first NFL snaps - RSN - Matt Nagy's rookie quarterback didn't play much, but he made the most of his time on the field.

Bears, Rams observations: Justin Fields shines, defense struggles - RSN - Matt Nagy's team looked outmatched in Los Angeles on Sunday Night Football, but at least his rookie quarterback played well.

Under Center Podcast: Bears vs Rams Postgame recap: Was there anything good about that game? - RSN - Bears lose the season opener to the LA Rams on Sunday Night Football 34-14. We know you’re frustrated so we got you covered.

Andy Dalton: It’s a long season, the whole NFC North is in the same position - ProFootballTalk - “It’s a long season,” Dalton said, via SI.com. “I think everybody understands that. And I think if you look at the way the division shook out today we’re still in the same position.”

Bears and Rams fans provide first brawl at SoFi Stadium - Chicago Sun-Times - A person attending the game told TMZ that a Bears fan started arguing with several Rams fans shortly after the game began and stadium security had to step in and make the belligerents change seats.

The Bears’ plan for Justin Fields turned into a 5-play tease against the Rams – The Athletic - Andy Dalton started, but Justin Fields played five snaps against the Rams in Week 1, and it could have easily been more.

Bears-Rams podcast: Breaking down a blowout loss - Chicago Sun-Times - Some things were surprising, and some were very familiar in the Bears’ 34-14 loss to the Rams.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Ryan Fitzpatrick will be placed on IR after MRI confirms he suffered a hip subluxation - ProFootballTalk - It’s going to be at least a few weeks before Washington quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick returns to the field.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

The tenuous status and candid concerns of Aaron Rodgers could be hurting the Packers - ProFootballTalk - Rodgers said they were overconfident. There’s also a chance they were distracted. Not by anything specific but by the endless chatter about Rodgers wanting out in the most recent offseason and about Rodgers likely being out in the next one.

The Repack, Week 1: How bad is this Saints loss? - Acme Packing Company - The interception should have counted.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Leming: 10 Bears’ Takes after Chicago’s Week 1 loss to the Los Angeles Rams - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears completed the shutout of the NFC North on Sunday Night, falling to the Los Angeles Rams by a score of 34-14. Was this just a week one blunder or are there causes for concern?

Curl's Morning After Notes: Bears week one loss only medium-devastating after sleeping on it - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears lost a game they expected to lose. Amidst the depths of disappointment, some rays of light still peak from the darkness, the brightest of which is their rookie QB.

Wiltfong: Takeaways from the snap counts, stats, and more - Windy City Gridiron - We’ve go over the complete playing time breakdown, and spotlight a few individual and team statistics from the Chicago Bears in their 2021 week one loss to the L.A. Rams.

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