11:07 AM EDT, Wed June 20, 2018
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How many sacks will the Chicago Bears have this season?

How many sacks will the Chicago Bears have this season?

Last night the Chicago Bears sent out the above Tweet. They want us to predict how many sacks the team will have in 2018. Last year the Bears had 42, which was tied for seventh most in the NFL. In 2016, they were 12th with 39, and in 2015 Vic Fangio’s defense had 25, which was 22nd. So as you can see they are trending in the right direction, but with as much as I hope they can increase their sack totals, I’d be fine if they just got to the quarterback on a more consistent basis. Years ago, Greg Blache, who was the Bears defensive coordinator from 1999 to 2003, famously made a...
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The Bear’s Den, June 20, 2018, The Mann Week, Day 3

The Bear’s Den, June 20, 2018, The Mann Week, Day 3

Howard, Kwaitkoski, Simms winners in today’s “season of the list” sweepstakes, plus Day 3 of The Mann Week. BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!! THE MANN Silverstein: The Life of the Long Snapper - Windy City Gridiron - Patrick Mannelly spent a record 16 seasons in the Navy and Orange. He discusses which current Bears special teamers are “keepers,” how he extended his career by eating real food, and the time Mike Tice banished him from the o-line meeting room. BEARRRSSSS / DRAFT / FREE AGENCY Zeglinski’s Bears 2018 training camp preview: How can Roquan Smith impact...
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The Butkus-ers & Brown-nosers vs The Jaywalkers: All-Bears Historical Fantasy Tournament

The Butkus-ers & Brown-nosers vs The Jaywalkers: All-Bears Historical Fantasy Tournament

Jeff and Jacob battle it out on the imaginary gridiron! The first round continues in our All-Chicago Bears Historical Fantasy Tournament as we have Jeff Berckes’ The Butkus-ers & Brown-nosers taking on Jacob Infante’s The Jaywalkers! It’s up to you guys to decide how this fantasy match-up would play out. Jeff’s defense is captained by the legendary Dick Butkus in the middle, and fan favorite Mike Brown patrolling his secondary. Defensive end Ed Sprinkle and outside linebacker Lance Briggs gives him an intimidating front seven, with Dave Duerson pairing up at safety with Brown....
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Renewing the Bears-Buccaneers “rivalry”

Renewing the Bears-Buccaneers “rivalry”

On the latest WCG Radio, we take a look at this budding “rivalry” between the Bears and Buccaneers, and whether Chicago can enjoy better fortune in 2018. In what so happens to be a crazy coincidence (not that both teams have been mediocre in their divisions, that’s definitely not it), the Bears play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the fifth straight season this September. There are rivalries in the NFL, and then there’s, well, whatever you call when Chicago and Tampa Bay have sparred of late. Each of the past two meetings the Bears have had with the Buccaneers have resulted in...
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A launch point: Bears 2018 off-season in review

A launch point: Bears 2018 off-season in review

From coaching hires, to free agents additions: did general manager Ryan Pace finally put the Bears over the top? With the conclusion of off-season practices, the Chicago Bears have broken off until the start of training camp. Camp this year starts a week earlier than normal on July 19th due to the Bears’ place in the Hall of Fame against the Baltimore Ravens. Players have this short break, before heading full steam ahead into the 2018 season. Once camp rolls around, fans are going to be able to get a glimpse of the team’s new-look roster following the flurry of off-season activity....
Jun 19, 2018
Bears’ Tarik Cohen makes the All-Under-25 team

Bears’ Tarik Cohen makes the All-Under-25 team

NFL.com Analyst, Elliot Harrison, recently picked his All-Under-25 team featuring the very best of the best players that will be under twenty-five years old at the start of the 2018 season. The Chicago Bears have a few players that could have been in the running, but ultimately Harrison only picked one. Returner: Tarik Cohen, Chicago Bears Cohen contributed in every which way for the Bears in 2017, bringing an explosive element to Chicago’s run game, pass game and return game. He finished in the top 10 in punt-return and kick-return average. Cohen was compared to Darren Sproles coming...
Jun 19, 2018
The greatest Chicago Bears draft picks by round

The greatest Chicago Bears draft picks by round

Let’s take a stroll down memory lane and break down the best draft picks the Bears have made in each round. The Chicago Bears and the NFL Draft have had a love-hate relationship throughout the team’s history. For every slam-dunk pick the Bears have had, there have seemingly been numerous flops. Make no mistake about it, though: the team has had a lot of very good draft picks over the years. Chicago’s history is flooded with Hall of Famers - 34 of them, in fact, with 27 having spent most of their career with the Bears - who were all selected at various parts of the draft. There have...
Jun 19, 2018
The Bear’s Den, June 19, The Mann Week Day 2

The Bear’s Den, June 19, The Mann Week Day 2

All the latest Bears news, plus a link to The Mann’s website so we can learn more about long snapping! BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!! The Mann Longsnapper.com - Long snap instruction from Patrick Mannelly - Art of the longsnap. Mastered here. Longsnapper.com - Get exclusive content from Patrick Mannelly Pro NFL Longsnapper. Instruction, Training Tips, Technique BEARRRSSSS / DRAFT / FREE AGENCY Emma: Allen Robinson Ready To Take Flight With Bears - 670 The Score - Visiting Wrigley Field, Robinson has become enamored with Chicago. Mayer: Fans weigh in - ChicagoBears.com -...
Jun 18, 2018
Team Jack vs Team Robert: All-Bears Historical Fantasy Tournament

Team Jack vs Team Robert: All-Bears Historical Fantasy Tournament

The first round of our All-Chicago Bears Historical Fantasy Tournamant kicks off today with battle between Robert’s team and Jack’s team. It’s fitting that these two teams are facing off in the first round, because both of these teams had controversial first round draft picks to get their teams started. Jack M Silverstein opened the draft taking one of the all-time great Chicago Bears, but it wasn’t THE all-time great Chicago Bear. Linebacker Brian Urlacher went first overall in our All-Bears Historical Fantasy Draft, and Jack knew it would be a pick that would require some...
Jun 18, 2018
All-Bears historical fantasy team: the new “Monsters of the Midway”

All-Bears historical fantasy team: the new “Monsters of the Midway”

This Bears team is built on offensive balance, athleticism, and a relentless gauntlet of pass rushers that doesn’t rest. A callback to the glory days of the franchise. The best athletes, let alone football players, are those that transcend eras. These are the guys who would find a way to excel no matter what period of NFL history they happened to partake in. In retooling the “Monsters of the Midway”, a nickname for the transcendent 1940s Bears, I’ve come to that delicate balance of a complete team that (mostly) can play across any section of Chicago’s football history. In the...
Jun 18, 2018
What is the biggest roster decision facing the Chicago Bears?

What is the biggest roster decision facing the Chicago Bears?

ESPN weighed in with their take on the Bears biggest roster decision, but do you agree? The latest ESPN Insider article from Field Yates lists out his biggest roster decision facing each team. It’s not always a quick-fix decision that he thinks has to be made for the thirty-two teams, with some decisions he references being long term planning scenarios. The decision he has for the Chicago Bears is one of these longer term determinations that will need to be made, most likely after the 2018 season. “In previous editions of this column, the development of young quarterbacks has been a...
Jun 18, 2018
Guess which Chicago Bears have the highest Madden Rating

Guess which Chicago Bears have the highest Madden Rating

Madden NFL 19 will be released on August 10, and some of the player and team ratings are starting to be revealed. The Chicago Bears are starting off with a 75 overall rating, a 75 on the offense, and an 81 on defense. It makes sense that the D has the edge to start off the year, but I would guess that, if the offense comes along like most of us expect, we’ll see the a few updates with Chicago’s O trending upwards. As for the individual players, the full list isn’t out, but the top three have been The offseason of hype for strong safety Adrian Amos continues as he is the Bears top...
Jun 18, 2018
The Bear’s Den, June 18, 2018, “The Mann” Week Day 1

The Bear’s Den, June 18, 2018, “The Mann” Week Day 1

Welcome to Day 1 of “The Mann” week here in the Den, honoring The GOAT, Patrick Mannelly. BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!! THE MANN Welcome to “The Mann” Week here in the Den, when we honor the GOAT of all long snappers, the man who NEVER missed. Not ONCE. Who is “The Mann?” you ask? Patrick Mannelly - Wikipedia - Patrick Mannelly (born April 18, 1975) is a former American football long snapper. He played college football at Duke and was selected by the Chicago Bears in the sixth round of the 1998 NFL Draft. Mannelly played with the Bears for 16 years before retiring in...
Jun 17, 2018
On Father’s Day and days that change perspective

On Father’s Day and days that change perspective

Father’s Day is a celebration of the men in our lives that sacrifice everything to raise and protect us. Sometimes, they give up almost literally everything. Three years ago today I woke up with six missed calls from my mom and aunt at around 6:00 A.M. on a random Wednesday morning. In an early morning irritable haze, I thought nothing of it, took my sweet time stretching out and sleeping in for another few minutes, and only then called my mom back. In hindsight, the most ignorant and lazy of moves. After what felt like the longest five-second pause once she answered, and bless this...
Jun 16, 2018
My Bears Historical Fantasy Team Is The Best: We Remember... The T-Formation

My Bears Historical Fantasy Team Is The Best: We Remember... The T-Formation

The T-Formation and the men who won championship after championship with it, plus all-time Bears legends... Halas. Ditka. Nagursky. Grange. Six Hall Of Fame players. Four Bears Retired Numbers. Nearly every player an All-Pro or Pro-Bowler while in Chicago. Perennial NFL Champions through the T-Formation Championship years. The Monsters of the Midway. The Shuffling Crew. We are The T-Formation. We run the offense that won the most lopsided game in NFL history, the 73-0 championship against Washington in 1940. We have the coach that won that game on the field. We have the back who’s two...