3:09 AM EDT, Tue August 11, 2020
9 hours ago
The young Bears must step up in 2020

The young Bears must step up in 2020

Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via The Chicago Bears didn’t fare very well in the recent ESPN under-25 rankings... Chicago Bears GM Ryan Pace has often played the trade up game in his drafts, because it seems that in some instances he values quality over quantity. He has conviction in a prospect, so he aggressively goes after him while giving up some other draft picks in the process. It’s a sound plan of attack when it works, but there are no guarantees in the NFL Draft. Moving up for a player he and his scouting staff truly believe in is a nice theory, but considering there...
10 hours ago
Official Chicago Bears face coverings now available

Official Chicago Bears face coverings now available

Fanatics Our friends over at Fanatics are now selling the same official Chicago Bears New Era face covering that all team personnel will wear on the sidelines during the 2020 season. Fingers crossed that there is a season... Where I live it’s now mandatory to mask-up when heading into any businesses, so I may as well do so in style and represent my favorite team. You can get the face covering in black or in the classic navy, so grab yours now! NOTE: This is a special event item. Orders containing this product will be shipped separately. This item will ship no later than Thursday,...
12 hours ago
And we are live!

And we are live!

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Welcome to Coral! Hello, all. Today, we’ve launched our new commenting platform, Coral, on this site. You can try it out below, or on any article here. As the pre-launch article said, we know it’s missing a few key pieces that might be important to you, and we’re continually evolving and improving it. Just like when we launched the previous platform, on day one it wasn’t perfect (in fact, almost everyone told us they hated it), and so we’re asking for a little patience as we grow. We’re launching here first to learn what matters most to you, to...
12 hours ago
Is Matt Nagy a good play-caller?

Is Matt Nagy a good play-caller?

Photo by Matthew Stockman/ In the latest episode of Bear With Me, Robert S. brings on X’s and O’s specialist Bobby Peters to talk through the Bears’ offensive scheme. As the Chicago Bears learned in 2019, NFL fans are quick to point fingers when their favorite team’s offense implodes. Some will immediately blame the quarterback, others will point to the offensive line, others will blame wide receivers and runningbacks, and many will scrutinize the coaching and play-calling. But while fans can use film study to evaluate player performance, how do we separate a play-caller from the...
22 hours ago
The Bears Den, August 10, 2020

The Bears Den, August 10, 2020

Photo by Rey Del Rio/ The Bears coaches reveal that Anthony Miller wasn’t 100% in last season, and they’re expecting more. Whatever happened to “Healthy, prepared, open”? Please read our article on the new comment section! Attention WCG Members: On Monday, August 3, SB Nation will start rolling out a fresh and modern update to their comment section that has been long overdue. The new makeover, which we are very excited about, will take effect at Windy City Gridiron on Monday, August 10, but at some point during the change some of your memberships may be affected and you’ll...
Aug 9, 2020
Things are changing at Windy City Gridiron

Things are changing at Windy City Gridiron

Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” ~ Socrates Yes, we all understand. Change is sometimes frustrating. By now many of you guys are aware that SB Nation has started rolling out a new commenting system for all their sites called Coral. The initial reaction wasn’t as positive as initially hoped, but please keep in mind that the Coral system we have now isn’t a final version. The team behind our new commenting platform is hard at work to ensure our members that the WCG...
Aug 8, 2020
Chicago Bears 2020 Position Battles: Who you got in the fight for the cornerback spot?

Chicago Bears 2020 Position Battles: Who you got in the fight for the cornerback spot?

Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Our 11-part position by position breakdown of the Chicago Bears’ roster wraps up with the cornerbacks. The Chicago Bears have ten cornerbacks on the current 80-man offseason roster, so it’s safe to say that at least four of them will be battling it out for a spot on the practice squad. Corner is also one of the few positions that has a starting spot up for grabs, making this position one to keep an eye on this training camp — if we were allowed to watch camp that is. Roster Locks Kyle Fuller has made the last two Pro Bowls, and while his...
Aug 8, 2020
The Bear’s Den, August 8, 2020

The Bear’s Den, August 8, 2020

Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/ The Bears’ inside linebackers Roquan Smith and Danny Trevathan want to leave their legacy, and Allen Robinson may be available in your fantasy draft longer than you would expect. Let’s dive in. Attention WCG Members: On Monday, August 3, SB Nation will start rolling out a fresh and modern update to their comment section that has been long overdue. The new makeover, which we are very excited about, will take effect at Windy City Gridiron on Monday, August 10, but at some point during the change some of your memberships may be affected and you’ll temporarily...
Aug 7, 2020
Chicago Bears 2020 Position Battles: Three straight years with a new starting safety

Chicago Bears 2020 Position Battles: Three straight years with a new starting safety

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports Our 11-part position by position breakdown of the Chicago Bears’ roster is moving on to the secondary, so who’ll be lining up next to Eddie Jackson this year? The Chicago Bears have one of the best young safeties in the game today, but 2020 will mark the third straight season he’ll open up with a new running mate along side him. Two years ago it was Adrian Amos working next to Pro Bowler Eddie Jackson, last year it was HaHa Clinton-Dix patrolling the secondary with Jackson, and this year the Bears will either turn to a holdover entering his fifth...
Aug 7, 2020
How different will the NFL game day atmosphere be in 2020?

How different will the NFL game day atmosphere be in 2020?

Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/ Welcome to SB Nation Reacts — a survey of fans across the NFL. Throughout the offseason, we send 32 polls to plugged in fans from each team. Bears fans, sign up HERE to join SB Nation Reacts! With some stadiums already banning any fan access this year and others severely limiting it, the 2020 NFL season is going to look much different from both a fan perspective and the player’s perspective as well. Ultimately it’s just football, and these players have played the sport plenty of times without fanfare, but what will the atmosphere be like with little...
Aug 7, 2020
The Bear’s Den, August 7, 2020

The Bear’s Den, August 7, 2020

Sometimes we Bears fans wonder if everybody on offense is on the same page. Photo by Denmaster Ken. Bears coaches meet with the media (ish) and talk about the Training Camp (ish) so far. This entire preseason should be called the “ish” season. Attention WCG Members: On Monday, August 3, SB Nation will start rolling out a fresh and modern update to their comment section that has been long overdue. The new makeover, which we are very excited about, will take effect at Windy City Gridiron on Monday, August 10, but at some point during the change some of your memberships may be affected...
Aug 6, 2020
Chicago Bears 2020 Position Battles: Outside linebacker finally has some depth

Chicago Bears 2020 Position Battles: Outside linebacker finally has some depth

Image from Trevis Gipson’s Twitter We continue our 11-part position by position breakdown of the Chicago Bears’ 80-man training camp roster right here with the outside linebackers... It seems like the Chicago Bears have been searching for a legit number two edge rusher ever since they switched to a 3-4 base defense before the 2015 season. Technically speaking, they were searching for a consistent number one pass rushing outside linebacker before the Khalil Mack trade, and guys like Pernell McPhee, Lamaar Houston, Willie Young, and Leonard Floyd all tried to take that top dog status,...
Aug 6, 2020
NFL opt out deadline is today and Bears unsure if more players will take it

NFL opt out deadline is today and Bears unsure if more players will take it

Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Earlier this week the NFL and the NFLPA put the final touches on their amended collective bargaining agreement for the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. One item they were discussing was the deadline for players to decide if they wanted to sit out this year with their contract being tolled to 2021. That deadline was set for today at 3:00 pm Central, which means players must provide their teams written notification if they wish to opt out before that time. So far the Chicago Bears have had two players opt out, nose tackle Eddie Goldman and...
Aug 6, 2020
The Bear’s Den, August 6, 2020

The Bear’s Den, August 6, 2020

Matt Nagy at 2019 Bears Training Camp in Bourbonnais. Photo by Denmaster Ken. | Ken Mitchell Matt Nagy meets with the press (sort of), is happy (sort of) and talks about training camp so far (sort of) Attention WCG Members: On Monday, August 3, SB Nation will start rolling out a fresh and modern update to their comment section that has been long overdue. The new makeover, which we are very excited about, will take effect at Windy City Gridiron on Monday, August 10, but at some point during the change some of your memberships may be affected and you’ll temporarily lose the ability to...
Aug 5, 2020
Bears LB Khalil Mack tabbed as a future Hall of Famer

Bears LB Khalil Mack tabbed as a future Hall of Famer

Photo by Dylan Buell/ The Pro Bowl pass rusher is on the right track to see his bust enshrined in Canton. August typically serves as the month in which some of football’s most illustrious icons are annually inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. While this year’s festivities were predictably postponed, that hasn’t stopped some people from keeping up the Hall of Fame discussions. ESPN’s Bill Barnwell recently wrote an article breaking down future Hall of Famers for all 32 NFL teams. He split notable players into four groups based off of their chances of getting enshrined in...