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The Bear’s Den, May 19, 2019

The Bear’s Den, May 19, 2019

Here it is, folks, the ultra-rare Sunday offseason den for your perusal and edification BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!! BEARRRSSSS / FREE AGENCY / DRAFT Chamberlain: Six indispensable Bears make playing without them a challenge - Bearmaven - Five defenders and Mitchell Trubisky are the truly indispensable Bears. Lane Kiffin: The Bears got a ‘steal’ in RB Kerrith Whyte - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears got one of the steals of the 2019 NFL Draft, according to Kerrith Whyte’s college coach Roling: Every NFL Team’s Biggest Potential Distraction for 2019 - Bleacher Report -...
May 18, 2019
The Bear’s Den, May 18, 2019

The Bear’s Den, May 18, 2019

Jason La Canfora calls Bears “the poster boys for 2019 regression”. Is La Canfora right? BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!! BEARRRSSSS / FREE AGENCY / DRAFT La Canfora: 2019 NFL predictions - A way-too-early look at who’ll be division winners and playoff teams - “The Bears are the poster boys for 2019 regression to me.” Ken’s Note: La Canfora has been so completely, and so consistently, wrong about all things Bears that his negative opinion probably in fact assured the Bears of a Super Bowl berth. JLC is like the “anti-correct”, he repels all Bears things factual....
May 17, 2019
What is the Bears best “under-the-radar” offseason move?

What is the Bears best “under-the-radar” offseason move?

While it wasn’t as splashy of an offseason for the Chicago Bears that we’ve grown accustomed to under general manager Ryan Pace — with no big money free agents or first or second round draft picks — it was still a productive one. The Bears did lose a few starters, but they plugged those holes back up with some veterans, plus addressed those positions in the draft as well. They also had a highly regarded group of undrafted free agents come in that could help build up the depth of the team. All in all, nothing happened that could negatively impact their chances to repeat as NFC North...
May 17, 2019
David Montgomery and Riley Ridley to represent the Bears at the NFLPA Rookie Premiere

David Montgomery and Riley Ridley to represent the Bears at the NFLPA Rookie Premiere

The Bears had two rookies chosen to among the Top 40 invited to the NFLPA Rookie Premiere. The Chicago Bears will have two rookies representing the club at the NFL Players Association’s Rookie Premiere, which takes place this weekend in Los Angeles, California. Chicago’s first two selections, running back David Montgomery and wide out Riley Ridley, both made the list. Having two of the forty players on the official invite list is good for the Bears considering that they didn’t make a pick until the third-round of the draft. Panini America sponsors the May 16-19 event as a way for the...
May 17, 2019
The Bear’s Den, May 17, 2019

The Bear’s Den, May 17, 2019

Washington rookie QB Dwayne Haskins says that he doesn’t want to get hit by Khalil Mack. Smart call, rook. BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!! BEARRRSSSS / FREE AGENCY / DRAFT Dwayne Haskins: ‘Khalil Mack is someone I don’t want to be touched by’ - Bears Wire - Redskins rookie QB Dwayne Haskins said Kahlil Mack is one player he doesn't want to get hit by. Parr: Montgomery high on list of top 25 NFL rookies in best position for Year 1 success - NFL.com - Which rookies are in the best position to soar in Year 1? The Bills' Ed Oliver leads Dan Parr's ranking of the top 25 newbies...
May 16, 2019
Bears sign Northwestern offensive lineman Tommy Doles

Bears sign Northwestern offensive lineman Tommy Doles

This may seem like déjà vu to some of you fans that keep close tabs on the Chicago Bears roster moves, as this is the second time the Bears have added undrafted free agent Tommy Doles this month. They originally signed him on March 5th, following their rookie mini-camp, but released him on March 13th, to make room for UDFA tight end Jesper Horsted. With the Bears waiving defensive back Jomon Dotson with an injury designation earlier today, they have room on the 90-man offseason roster to get Doles back in the fold. Doles, a three-year starter at right guard for the Northwestern...
May 16, 2019
The Bear’s Den, May 16, 2019

The Bear’s Den, May 16, 2019

Even those who don’t really like Ryan Pace & Ted Phillips very much are happy the Bears don’t have Gar/Pax instead BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!! BEARRRSSSS / FREE AGENCY / DRAFT Dannehy: Bears Building Roster To Suit Trubisky’s Strengths - Da Bears Blog - Too often building around a quarterback and building around a quarterback’s strengths are confused. When the Bears first acquired Jay Cutler, they thought deep threats were the best way to build around the strong-armed passer, without realizing throwing deep passes wasn’t necessarily his strength. The same is true for...
May 15, 2019
David Montgomery ended up with the perfect team

David Montgomery ended up with the perfect team

When the Chicago Bears moved up in the third-round to take running back David Montgomery from Iowa State, the prevailing thought was that the Bears were getting a perfect fit for the Matt Nagy offense. The player comp most associated with Montgomery was Kareem Hunt, and in 2017 as a third-round pick of the Kansas City Chiefs, Hunt was named to the Pro Bowl in a similar scheme. Nagy’s 2018 Bears’ offense wasn’t able to provide as many looks due to not having a versatile tailback. But now, with both the rookie Montgomery and veteran free agent pick up Mike Davis to go along with the...
May 15, 2019
From Mongo to Mack: A historical look at Bears’ quarterback sacks

From Mongo to Mack: A historical look at Bears’ quarterback sacks

A deep dive into the Chicago Bears history with the quarterback sack. “Sacking the quarterback is like devastating a city or you cream a multitude of people. I mean it’s just like if you put all the offensive players in one bag and I take a baseball bat and beat on the bag.” Deacon Jones. There’s something particularly sweet about a sack. Whether it’s a power move from an interior rusher or a speed rush around the end, when the quarterback ends the play with his back on the ground and the ball behind the line of scrimmage, there’s a good chance I’ve yelled something loudly...
May 15, 2019
The Bear’s Den, May 15, 2019

The Bear’s Den, May 15, 2019

Learn more about rookie running backs Montgomery & Whyte as well as where James Daniels got his graduation jersey BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!! BEARRRSSSS / FREE AGENCY / DRAFT Zeglinski: David Montgomery gets one chance to add to Bears running back history – The Rock River TimesRead the writing on the wall and the Bears always wanted David Montgomery to be their next lead running back. There was no backup plan in the 2019 NFL Draft because Montgomery was Plan A, Plan B, and Plan C. Post-draft, general manager Ryan Pace said Montgomery “is everything you look for in a running...
May 14, 2019
Windy City Gridiron is hiring a social media contributor

Windy City Gridiron is hiring a social media contributor

Here’s a great opportunity for you to join our team. If you’re reading this, we’re assuming you love the Bears and the community we’ve built here at Windy City Gridiron. Here’s your chance to take that to the next level. Windy City Gridiron is hiring a social media contributor. Do you already spend a ton of time talking about the Bears on social media? Imagine getting paid for that. Keep reading to see if this may be the perfect opportunity for you. What does the role entail? This person will be responsible for using Windy City Gridiron’s Facebook and Twitter accounts to...
May 14, 2019
What is your favorite non-1985 Bears moment ever?

What is your favorite non-1985 Bears moment ever?

Our latest WCG offseason roundtable topic is all about some of the greatest moments in Bears’ history, but we’re staying away from that one year. Whether you love reminiscing about the 1985 Chicago Bears, or are sick and tired of hearing about that Super Bowl Shuffling team, that was the one and only champion that most of us fans have had to cheer for in our lifetimes. That iconic team gave us some of the most memorable moments not only in Chicago history, but in the NFL’s history as well. Anyone that had a chance to experience Chicago’s 15-1 regular season in 1985, which was...
May 14, 2019
Will Trey Burton Ever Live Up To His Contract?

Will Trey Burton Ever Live Up To His Contract?

On his latest episode of Bear With Me, Robert S. dives further into Mitch Trubisky’s 3rd Down and Red Zone play before cracking open a loaded Bears’ mailbag. What’s up Bears fans! On this episode of Bear With Me, I dive further into the data involved in my latest Trubisky study to tell you all the information that got cut from the article. After that, I dive into a deep mailbag to answer... What are the chances that Trey Burton will eventually live up to his contract? When does the James Daniels - Cody Whitehair switch happen? Will Taylor Gabriel be gone after this season? If so, is...
May 14, 2019
The Bear’s Den, May 14, 2019

The Bear’s Den, May 14, 2019

The Bears sign some rookies and today we celebrate Aaron Rodgers getting incinerated BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!! BEARRRSSSS / FREE AGENCY / DRAFT Wood: Self-Scouting the 2018 Bears Offense - Da Bears Blog - Chicago’s offense was generally mediocre in 2018. We all know this. They finished 21st in the NFL in yards per game, 9th in points scored (a number buoyed by a bunch of defensive touchdowns), and 20th in Football Outsiders’ DVOA. Those types of basic stats are easy for anybody to look up, and they can help paint an overall picture of how effective a unit performed. Cox:...
May 13, 2019
Bears sign Ridley, Whyte, Denmark to rookie deals, 2 draft picks remain unsigned

Bears sign Ridley, Whyte, Denmark to rookie deals, 2 draft picks remain unsigned

The Bears have signed more than half of their rookie class. The Bears have signed three of their five draft picks to their rookie deals, the team announced on Twitter. Wide receiver Riley Ridley, running back Kerrith Whyte Jr. and defensive back Stephen Denmark each signed their four-year contracts on Monday. The three rookies’ deals combine for just over $8 million over a four-year span between the three of them, with Ridley making the most of the group with roughly $3 million in that span, as pointed out by Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times. The fourth-round receiver from Georgia...