THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL
Luke Getsy coaching Senior Bowl ‘tremendous opportunity’ for Bears - NBC Sports Chicago - Bears offensive coordinator Luke Getsy is getting hands-on experience with many top NFL Draft prospects at the Senior Bowl, which gives Ryan Poles some unique intel on the players.
Tom Brady career vs. Bears highlights true dominance - NBC Sports Chicago - Tom Brady was a really, really good QB. He was even better against the Bears.
Panthers’ ‘ideal’ QB situation makes them trade target for Bears - NBC Sports Chicago - Ryan Poles wants as many bidders as possible for the No. 1 overall pick, and the Carolina Panthers might have just entered the fray.
Bears hire Jon Hoke, make several coaching staff changes - 670 The Score - The Bears have hired Jon Hoke as their new cornerbacks coach/passing game coordinator in a series of staff adjustments that they announced Wednesday afternoon. He worked for the Falcons for the past two seasons.
Bears want running to be part of QB Justin Fields’ game, but not the majority of it - Chicago Sun-Times - As offensive coordinator Luke Getsy looks toward Year 2 of working with Fields, he’s looking for a better split between his rushing and passing.
Tom Brady’s retirement could give Bears multiple offseason gifts - NBC Sports Chicago - Tom Brady is hanging it up for good this time. His retirement will have ripple effects that will be felt across the NFL, including at Halas Hall.
Bears make staff changes, including return of defensive assistant Jon Hoke - Chicago Sun-Times - Hoke, the older brother of former Michigan coach Brady, played for the Bears in 1980 and coached defensive backs for them from 2009 through ‘14.
KNOW THINE ENEMY
Aaron Rodgers trade rumors fueled by QB’s Nathaniel Hackett praise - NBC Sports Chicago - Many have speculated that the Packers may trade Aaron Rodgers to the Jets this offseason.
49ers would support return of third-quarterback rule - ProFootballTalk - When you have two quarterbacks, you have none. When you have two active quarterbacks on game day and they both get injured, you REALLY have none. Ken's Note: The 49ers could have carried three quarterbacks in the Philly game. They CHOSE not to. In fact, rosters were expanded several years ago to make room for a third QB, but again, they CHOSE not to. No sympathy for the team (certainly for the players, best wishes to them and their health).
Kyle Shanahan doesn't see "any scenario" where Jimmy Garoppolo returns - ProFootballTalk - The 49ers don’t know who their starting quarterback will be in 2023, but they know who it won’t be. Coach Kyle Shanahan ruled out Jimmy Garoppolo‘s return.
When will Tom Brady join Fox? - ProFootballTalk - Last year, Brady struck a 10-year, $375 million contract with Fox to become the network’s No. 1 analyst. Given that he’s done with football, he can start working for Fox.
Ever get the feeling Tom Brady is playing you for a fool? - Chicago Sun-Times - The Buccaneers quarterback says, no, really, this time he means it.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON
Schmitz: Senior Bowl Day 2 Recap | Building the Board - Windy City Gridiron - Robert Schmitz and Quinten Krzysco are in Mobile for the Senior Bowl and they recap practice in a quick podcast!
Wiltfong: East-West Shrine Bowl Practice Recap - Windy City Gridiron - In Lester’s latest T Formation Conversation he grabs EJ Snyder, our Senior Draft Analyst, to help go through the top prospects at the East-West Shrine Bowl.
Duerrwaechter: Chicago Bears (Re) Hire Jon Hoke; Announce Several Changes to Coaching and Football Operations Staffs - Windy City Gridiron - Jon Hoke — a name most familiar to the Chicago Bears — makes his third overall appearance with the franchise.
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