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The Bear’s Den, January 10, 2024

All Quiet on the Halas Hall Front. At least so far.

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President and CEO Kevin Warren of the Chicago Bears
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Cloud hangs over Halas Hall as Bears’ meetings lead to waiting game - Chicago Sun-Times - Coach Matt Eberflus’ bosses have not publicly endorsed him as the head coach in 2024, though both Poles and Warren have, within the last week, praised the culture inside Halas Hall.

Jim Harbaugh can be Bears chairman George McCaskey’s version of Mike Ditka - Chicago Sun-Times - With a golden opportunity, McCaskey needs to give his blessing and open the Halas Hall vault to hire a former Bear who can make a difference as head coach — just as George Halas did with Mike Ditka in 1982.

Column: Chicago Bears can’t settle for ‘good enough’ with big decisions - Chicago Tribune - For Chicago Bears President and CEO Kevin Warren and general manager Ryan Poles, this could be their shot play, their opening to be bold and reclaim momentum for the franchise.

Column: Chicago Bears were not a disaster, which means progress for the McCaskeys - Chicago Tribune - Another year of Chicago Bears football ends for the McCaskeys, with the arrow pointing up for the team’s owners.

Justin Fields, Caleb Williams or Drake Maye? Bears QB intrigue is just beginning - The Athletic - The Bears have the first pick in the 2024 NFL Draft and a monumental decision to make at quarterback.

NFL Power Rankings: Ravens, 49ers enter playoffs 1-2, plus what’s next for all 32 teams - The Athletic - The NFL regular season is over, but the Power Rankings are powering on. Here’s where all 32 teams landed after Week 18.

Jim Harbaugh should be Bears’ first answer to uneasy questions – NBC Sports Chicago - Matt Eberflus might have done enough to save his job, but the Bears need to raise the standard for success at Halas Hall. As the Jim Harbaugh sweepstakes get...

Bears must assess where Matt Eberflus would lead them - Chicago Sun-Times - Going from 3-14 to 7-10 reflects progress, but the details and detours along the way make the Eberflus decision more complicated.

Jim Harbaugh can be Bears chairman George McCaskey’s version of Mike Ditka - Chicago Sun-Times - With a golden opportunity, McCaskey needs to give his blessing and open the Halas Hall vault to hire a former Bear who can make a difference as head coach — just as George Halas did with Mike Ditka in 1982.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Michigan wants Jim Harbaugh to stay put - NBC Sports - There's a narrative about Jim Harbaugh regarding his longevity.

NFL reportedly offers more than 200 league employees buyout packages - NBC Sports - It's a busy week for the NFL.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Vote on your confidence in the direction of the Bears and 2023 Team MVP - Windy City Gridiron - Vote in this week’s Bears Reacts survey questions.

Householder: How Kevin Warren can fix the Chicago Bears in 2024 - Windy City Gridiron - Since no one asked, here’s how I would fix the Chicago Bears

Householder's stock up, stock down: Chicago Bears-Green Bay Packers - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears finished their season with a whimper and their losing streak to the Pack continues.

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