BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!
Zeglinski: How the Bears can emulate the 2019 Championship Sunday teams – WGN-TV – Every year, the teams that play on the NFL’s Championship Sunday give the rest of the league a template of how they can become contenders. This season, some combination of the New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams, and Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots, offer that blueprint.
Eurich: How the Bears can find value on safety market this offseason – 247Sports – The Chicago Bears will have a decision to make this offseason when it comes to starting strong safety Adrian Amos. The young safety has developed well the last two seasons and is set to become a free agent later this spring. The Bears currently sit with around $20 million cap space for 2019, meaning they likely will not be going on a spending spree this offseason.
Hawley: Ryan Pace finds success by sustaining his own pace in building the Bears – WGN-TV – Very few people were surprised by the main thing that happened on January 1, 2018, but there was another move made by the Bears that did catch a few off guard.
Kareem Hunt’s fate likely to be known by free agency – NFL.com – The league’s investigation of former Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt, which includes three incidents, will likely conclude before free agency begins in March. Hunt is then expected to sign with an NFL team.
Zeglinski: Kareem Hunt is a perfect football fit. The Bears still shouldn’t acquire him – The Rock River Times – The concept of second chances is fascinating in our world. As human beings, we all make mistakes. It’s why we’re human. It’s how we learn. When we make mistakes, we hurt people we love and trust. We act as our own worst, neurotic self-saboteurs, sometimes without a second thought.
LeGere: Bears in review -Trubisky made encouraging strides at QB – Daily Herald – Mitch Trubisky is a long way from “mastering” the Chicago Bears’ scheme, but his progress in his first year in Matt Nagy’s system was mostly encouraging.
Roumeliotis : Kareem Hunt expected to have a job ‘sooner rather than later’ – NBC Sports Chicago – Free agent running back Kareem Hunt is expected to have a job “sooner rather than later,” according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. In the Bears’ end-of-season press conference, head coach Matt Nagy didn’t shut down the possibility of bringing in the 23-year-old, who was released by the Kansas City Chiefs on Nov. 30 after a video surfaced online in which the running back is seen kicking and shoving a woman.
Perez: Bears grab OT with 1st pick in 2019 NFL mock draft – Bears Wire – The Chicago Bears tap into South Carolina for their first pick in the 2019 NFL draft, according to the Draft Wire’s latest mock draft
Tarik Cohen 2018 Highlights – ChicagoBears.com Video – Take a look back at a few of the top plays from Chicago Bears running back/punt returner Tarik Cohen’s Pro Bowl season.
Eddie Jackson 2018 Highlights – ChicagoBears.com Video – Take a look back at a few of the top plays from Chicago Bears defensive back Eddie Jackson’s Pro Bowl season.
Best of Club Dub: 2018 Locker Room Celebrations – ChicagoBears.com Video – Go inside the Bears locker room and look back at the best moments from Club Dub in the 2018 season.
Bears Best 2018 Celebrations – ChicagoBears.com Video – Take a look back at the best celebrations from the Bears during the 2018 season.
Medina: Let’s Enjoy the Heck Out of These Mitch Trubisky Highlights and Dream of a Wonderful Future – Bleacher Nation – Mitch Trubisky’s 10 best plays will “wow” you.
Weidman: 2019 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl showcases athletes – Our Turf Football – OTFB’s Wanda Wiedman had the opportunity to cover the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, and talks about the experience that the players were able to get from it.
NFL’s worst nightmare unfolds in New Orleans – ProFootballTalk – Nine years after an NFC championship game in New Orleans forced the NFL to overhaul the overtime rules, the NFL has more overhauling to do. With the Rams stealing the NFC championship in overtime from the Saints, the league office will be under siege for the inexplicable non-call at the end of re…
Sean Payton: They blew the call – ProFootballTalk – Saints head coach Sean Payton didn’t waste any time speaking to the league office about a non-call on Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman for pass interference near the end of regulation in the NFC Championship Game. Payton didn’t much like what the office had to say.
KNOW THY ENEMY
Packers’ second first-round draft pick in 2019 set at #30 overall after Saints’ loss to Rams – Acme Packing Company – With New Orleans out, we finally have the final positions of both first-round picks.
Packers must use offseason as extension of offensive revamp following coaching change – Acme Packing Company – The final four teams left in the Super Bowl race embody the modern NFL: you can’t win without a good offense. Green Bay has to re-focus on supporting its core mission of building around Aaron Rodgers.
Packers hire Kirk Olivadotti as linebackers coach, per report – Acme Packing Company – The long-time Washington assistant is headed to Green Bay.
New Detroit Lions OC Darrell Bevell spent year off preparing for new coaching job – Pride Of Detroit – It wasn’t your typical year off for Darrell Bevell.
Aldrick Robinson would like to return to the Vikings – Daily Norseman – Could he be a potential solution as WR3?
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Wiltfong: What should we expect from Trubisky is his second year of the Nagy offense – Windy City Gridiron – Let’s take a look at some historical data on how quarterbacks have improved in their second year running an Andy Reid type of offense.
Wiltfong: Bears sign Jordan Williams-Lambert to a reserve/future contract – Windy City Gridiron – The Bears are up to 13 players on reserve/future contracts now.
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