11:19 PM EST, Sun January 24, 2021
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Windy City Gridiron picks Conference Championship Weekend

Windy City Gridiron picks Conference Championship Weekend

Associated Press: Mark LoMoglio The game’s unparalleled best battle it out for spots in Super Bowl LV. How our staff sees what has definitely got to give. They say no one sells hope like the NFL. Every year, every team has a theoretical shot at playing relevant football. Sometimes, if they’re lucky, the football they play could even be construed as fun, or heaven forbid, aesthetically pleasing. (Unfortunately, that’s not always the case.) In a league where parity runs supreme, it’s not out of the ordinary for half of every season’s postseason field to be...
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NFL Conference Championship Sunday Open Thread

NFL Conference Championship Sunday Open Thread

Photo by Quinn Harris/ Talk about the games right here! It’s a championship Sunday in the NFL as the George Halas Trophy and the Lamar Hunt Trophy will be awarded to the winning teams in the NFC and the AFC respectively. This has been an exciting postseason so far, so hopefully it continues today as well. You guys can feel free to talk about the games or anything else that comes to mind in this open thread, just keep in mind that all our open threads are rated WCG-MA. Here’s the schedule of games and how to watch. NFC Championship Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Green...
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Chicago Bears assistant coaching news, rumors, and recap

Chicago Bears assistant coaching news, rumors, and recap

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports Could Duce Staley be the newest member of the Bears coaching staff? The latest buzz surrounding the Chicago Bears assistant coaching search is about having some interest in Philadelphia Eagles assistant head coach/running backs coach Duce Staley. The Athletic’s Adam Jahns was the first to report Chicago’s interest in Staley, who today asked to be released from his contract with the Eagles. The Lions are also reported to have interest in him. Staley has been coaching in Philly since 2011 and he is well respected and popular with his...
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Sean Desai, the New “Big Boss” of the Chicago Bears’ Defense

Sean Desai, the New “Big Boss” of the Chicago Bears’ Defense

The Bears promoted Sean Desai into their defensive coordinator position. That doesn’t mean everything will remain the same. The Chicago Bears were guaranteed of a few notable changes on defense following the conclusion of their 2020 season and playoff elimination by the New Orleans Saints. This was before Chuck Pagano officially retired from his DC position days later. Now, there is set to be more moving parts following the most recent updates from their staff. Earlier this past week, defensive line coach Jay Rodgers left for the Los Angeles Chargers for a promotion in...
Jan 23, 2021
Report: Ted Monachino Not Returning to Bears in 2021

Report: Ted Monachino Not Returning to Bears in 2021

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports Another vacancy has opened on defense with the departure of their outside linebackers coach. The entire Chicago Bears defensive staff may be facing a complete overhaul after all. First, Chuck Pagano retired as the Bears’ defensive coordinator days after their playoff elimination. Later, defensive line coach Jay Rodgers was reported to be leaving for a job with the Los Angeles Chargers. Most recently, after a lengthy search no less, the Bears promoted safeties coach Sean Desai to the defensive coordinator job. Now, the Bears will...
Jan 23, 2021
Mocking the Mocks: Daniel Jeremiah has the Bears going offensive line

Mocking the Mocks: Daniel Jeremiah has the Bears going offensive line

Photo by Joe Robbins/ In this ongoing series at WCG, we take a look at who some of the expert draftniks around the internet are taking for the Chicago Bears. The first mock draft from NFL.com’s Daniel Jeremiah has four quarterbacks going in his top eight picks, and he has the Chicago Bears going with offensive lineman Jalen Mayfield from Michigan. Here’s what he had to say about the redshirt sophomore. “The Bears could use Mayfield at tackle or slide him inside to guard. I love the way he finishes in the run game.” Mayfield is his fifth offensive lineman off...
Jan 23, 2021
The Bear’s Den, January 23, 2021

The Bear’s Den, January 23, 2021

Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via The Bears have hired from within to fill their vacant defensieve coordinator position, and it’s Conference Championship Weekend. Who are you rooting for or against this Sunday? THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL BEARRRSSSS Chicago Bears hiring safeties coach Sean Desai as new defensive coordinator - NFL.com - Sean Desai, who previously coached safeties for the squad, is being hired as the Chicago Bears’ new defensive coordinator, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday, per sources. Chicago Bears to promote Sean Desai to...
Jan 22, 2021
Bears hire safeties coach Sean Desai as defensive coordinator

Bears hire safeties coach Sean Desai as defensive coordinator

Sean Desai - Twitter The Bears are going internal with their defensive coordinator hire, bringing in Sean Desai as the new leader of their defense. The Bears have promoted safeties coach Sean Desai to their vacant defensive coordinator position, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport confirmed on Friday. Desai has experienced a rise through the Bears’ organization in recent years, and his work has seen him deemed as the internal favorite to replace Chuck Pagano as the team’s defensive coordinator. He was promoted to safeties coach in 2019 after serving as a quality control...
Jan 22, 2021
2021 NFL Draft: 10 Senior Bowl prospects Bears should target

2021 NFL Draft: 10 Senior Bowl prospects Bears should target

Photo by Michael Reaves/ The biggest college all-star game is just around the corner, and the Bears would be wise to pay attention to some of these prospects. The 2021 Reese’s Senior Bowl is just around the corner, with practices for this year’s annual all-star game kicking off on Tuesday. Some of the best college football players in the nation have accepted Senior Bowl this year, putting forth what is quickly shaping up to be one of its deepest classes in quite some time. Without any on-field Scouting Combine drills in this altered pre-draft process, the Senior...
Jan 22, 2021
The Bear’s Den, January 22, 2021

The Bear’s Den, January 22, 2021

Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/ The Assistant Coaching Carousel is set up in Chicago, but right now there’s more leaving than joining THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL BEARRRSSSS Exodus of Chicago Bears Assistant Coaches Continues - Sports Illustrated Chicago Bears News, Analysis and More - Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy must replace at four coaches as running backs coach Charles London has left to become quarterbacks coach for Atlanta and passing game coordinator Dave Ragone will join the same team as offensive coordinator. Tough Cash Call Ahead for Chicago Bears on Akiem Hicks -...
Jan 21, 2021
Could the Bears Switch Back to a 4-3 Defense?

Could the Bears Switch Back to a 4-3 Defense?

Nuccio DiNuzzo/Chicago Tribune/MCT via With some of the latest Defensive Coordinator interviews, it’s worth exploring whether the Bears could be considering a change to a base 4-3 defense. When Marc Trestman and his staff were shown the door at the end of the 2014 NFL season, the Bears knew they needed to make big changes on the defensive front. Brian Urlacher had retired a few years prior, and the team didn’t view Lance Briggs as healthy enough for another contract. Without elite linebacker play, they couldn’t justify a base 4-3 scheme any longer and hired...
Jan 21, 2021
The Bear’s Den, January 21, 2021

The Bear’s Den, January 21, 2021

Photo by Stacy Revere/ Samurai Mike is on the Bears list of coaching candidates, and there’s more speculation about possible quarterbacks THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL BEARRRSSSS Chicago Bears Q&A: Who is a realistic possibility at quarterback? - Chicago Tribune - The offseason has begun for the Chicago Bears, and readers filled Brad Biggs’ mailbag with questions about who the team’s quarterback will be in 2021, what the defense will look like and whether Allen Robinson will be back with the Bears. Bears interviewed Mike Singletary for DC job, among others – The...
Jan 20, 2021
Report: Jay Rodgers to Leave for Role with Los Angeles Chargers

Report: Jay Rodgers to Leave for Role with Los Angeles Chargers

Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/ The veteran D-line coach appears to be headed west for a reunion with Brandon Staley and his LA Chargers. This is certainly not the news we wanted to hear in Chicago... Per Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, the Bears are set to lose their defensive lineman coach Jay Rodgers to the Los Angeles Chargers. Matt Nagy is expected to have more than a D-coordinator to hire. League sources say defensive line coach Jay Rodgers is bound for the #Chargers.https://t.co/URtl9plnqU— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) January 21, 2021 His new role has not been...
Jan 20, 2021
Bears interview Hall of Fame LB Mike Singletary for defensive coordinator opening

Bears interview Hall of Fame LB Mike Singletary for defensive coordinator opening

Photo by Julio Aguilar/AAF/ The 10-time Pro Bowler reportedly interviewed for the defensive coordinator role with the team he spent his 12-year NFL career with. In a surprising development, the Bears reportedly interviewed Mike Singletary for their vacant defensive coordinator position this week, Adam Jahns of The Athletic reported on Wednesday. Singletary is obviously best known for his time playing linebacker for the Bears from 1981 to 1992. In his 12 seasons in the NFL, he was named to the Pro Bowl ten times and was a first-team All-Pro eight times. He was also named...
Jan 20, 2021
The Bear’s Den, January 20, 2021

The Bear’s Den, January 20, 2021

Photo by Patrick Gorski/Icon Sportswire via The search for a new defensive coordinator tops the news in BearsLand today THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL BEARRRSSSS The Sad Truth About Chicago Bears Trading for Deshaun Watson - Sports Illustrated - It might seem like a great fit for the Bears to acquire Deshaun Watson, but there are far too many other factors involved than this to make it a possibility. Ten Best Fits for Defensive Coordinator - Da Bears Blog - Our top-10 list. 9 players to watch in 2021: Chicago Bears RB David Montgomery looking to follow up on breakout 2020...