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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 -...

ClutchPoints

Chicago’s defense led the NFL in one impressive statistic

The Chicago Bears were one of the most exciting teams in the league to watch for a sizable portion of last season, and the innovative offensive concepts of rookie head coach Matt Nagy was one the biggest reasons why. Employing an extremely versatile offensive attack that maximized the strengths and limited the weakness of their […] The post Chicago’s defense led the NFL in one impressive statistic appeared first on ClutchPoints.

NFL Spin Zone

Chicago Bears: 3 Players to watch in the 2019 season

The Chicago Bears had a good year in 2018, but they’ll be looking to build on that in the 2019 season. These guys will be a major key to that build. The Chicago Bears had a great season in the first year under head coach Matt Nagy. They’ll be looking to build on that success […] Chicago Bears: 3 Players to watch in the 2019 season - NFL Spin Zone - NFL Spin Zone - NFL news, rumors, analysis, opinions, stats, mock drafts, scores, and GIFs.

Bleeding Green Nation

Jets fire Mike Maccagnan: Could Joe Douglas be headed to New York?

Something to watch. The New York Jets fired general manager Mike Maccagnan and vice president of player personnel Brian Heimerdinger, according to a report from ESPN. This news is relevant to the Philadelphia Eagles because it was previously suggested the Jets could be interested in hiring Eagles vice president of player personnel Joe Douglas as their new GM. Douglas has ties to current Jets head coach Adam Gase. The two overlapped when they were working for the Chicago Bears. There was some talk that the Dolphins were going to hire Douglas if Gase stayed in Miami. Now Douglas might be...

Bear Goggles On

Chicago Bears: Five Big Questions Heading into 2019 Season

This time last year, fans of the Chicago Bears were wondering just how good this team could be after a major overhaul. Matt Nagy was entering his first year as a head coach in the NFL, and Roquan Smith, James Daniels, and Anthony Miller headlined the Bears’ 2018 draft class. The last-minute, unexpected move to […] Chicago Bears: Five Big Questions Heading into 2019 Season - Bear Goggles On - Bear Goggles On - A Chicago Bears Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Chicago Tribune

Get to know Bears draft pick Stephen Denmark: A Q&A with former Valdosta State defensive backs coach David Rowe

The fourth in a series of conversations with the college position coach of each Bears draft pick. (Click on the respective names for Q&As about David Montgomery, Riley Ridley and Duke Shelley.) Stephen Denmark’s transition to cornerback from wide receiver was borne out of necessity. When Valdosta...

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The Bear’s Den, May 10, 2019

Chuck Pagano: “Is this heaven?” The ghost of Papa Bear Halas: “No, it’s Chicago. Close enough though... close enough” BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!! BEARRRSSSS / FREE AGENCY / DRAFT Campbell: 'We've got a 3-headed monster' - Mitch Trubisky is excited about the Bears' retooled backfield and Year 2 in Matt Nagy's offense - Chicago Tribune - Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky senses gains in the offense because David Montgomerynd Mike Davis were added to a retooled backfield and because of the team's experience in coach Matt Nagy's system. Barbieri: Chuck Pagano on landing job...

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Bears brass supports Chuck Pagano at cancer fundraiser

The new Bears defensive coordinator held his seventh annual Chuckstrong Tailgate Gala on Thursday. Chuck Pagano has only been the defensive coordinator of the Bears for four months, but the team has already accepted him into their family with open arms. A group including chairman George McCaskey, general manager Ryan Pace and head coach Matt Nagy traveled down to Indianapolis, Indiana to support Pagano for the seventh annual Chuckstrong Tailgate Gala on Thursday night. The event, which takes place at the Colts’ practice facility, raises money every year to help fund cancer research....

Chicago Tribune

'We've got a 3-headed monster': Mitch Trubisky is excited about the Bears' retooled backfield and Year 2 in Matt Nagy's offense

Just because the Bears are searching far and wide for a kicker doesn’t mean the manhunt is occupying all their offseason energy. Coach Matt Nagy and quarterback Mitch Trubisky are quick to acknowledge the offense was average and insufficient last year. After all, before Cody Parkey’s double doink...

ClutchPoints

Bears’ Matt Nagy unsure how many kickers he will keep on the roster

Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy is unsure how many kickers he will keep on the team’s roster, a natural point of uncertainty for an organization in search of stability. My general thoughts on who did well in the Bears’ kicking competition this weekend: Elliot Fry, Chris Blewitt, Spencer Evans and Casey Bednarski. Matt Nagy […] The post Bears’ Matt Nagy unsure how many kickers he will keep on the roster appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Chicago Tribune

Bears hire Jamie Kohl as kicking coach

At the NFL combine in February, Bears general manager Ryan Pace expressed an interest in creating a new position for a kicking coach to help the team reverse its fortunes. On Friday, Jamie Kohl was on the practice fields at Halas Hall for rookie minicamp, side-by-side with special teams coordinator...

Chicago Tribune

Raw? Very. Intriguing? You bet. Stephen Denmark faces long odds, but the Bears will give the cornerback prospect a long look

On a whim last spring, Stephen Denmark switched sides and lined up on defense. Valdosta State was going through one-on-one drills during spring ball when coach Kerwin Bell, now the offensive coordinator at South Florida, asked who could play cornerback. Denmark raised his hand and said, “I can...

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Bears hire Jamie Kohl as a kicking consultant

The Chicago Bears have hired Jamie Kohl of Kohl’s Professional Camps, a service that trains kicking, punting and long snapping, to serve as a kicking consultant for the 2019 season. With eight kickers at rookie mini-camp this weekend, it makes sense to have some eyes on the players, and considering the kicking woes in Chicago of late, having an extra coach around this year couldn't hurt. Today at Halas Hall. the Bears had all eight kickers working out on a separate field for a portion of the work-out, but they did bring the team together at the end of practice for some 43-yard field...

Chicago Tribune

Get to know Bears draft pick Duke Shelley: A Q&A with former Kansas State DBs coach Tom Hayes

The third in a series of conversations with the college position coach of each Bears draft pick. Duke Shelley missed the final five games of his senior season at Kansas State with a torn ligament in his big toe and didn’t receive an invitation to the NFL combine in February. But Bears general manager...

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Bears bring Brad Childress back as Senior Offensive Assistant

The Chicago Bears have announced that they are bringing Brad Childress back to the coaching staff as a Senior Offensive Assistant. Childress was with the team a year ago as a Senior Offensive Consultant during the offseason, but left before the season started to prepare to coach in the AAF. He never coached with the Atlanta Legends however, instead retiring in January. He has a history coaching with his good friend, Bears head coach Matt Nagy, so this move was expected for some time now. The Bears didn’t announce if this was another temporary hire like in 2018, so we’ll have to wait...

The Viking Age

Former Vikings head coach to join the Bears’ staff for 2019

Former Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress is returning to the NFL for the 2019 season as a senior assistant for the Chicago Bears. Four years into his tenure as the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings, it appeared that Brad Childress had the franchise heading in the right direction. The Vikings improved their win […] Former Vikings head coach to join the Bears’ staff for 2019 - The Viking Age - The Viking Age - A Minnesota Vikings Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Chicago Tribune

Get to know Bears draft pick Riley Ridley: A Q&A with Georgia receivers coach Cortez Hankton

The second in a series of conversations with the college position coach of each Bears draft pick. For Bears general manager Ryan Pace, Riley Ridley’s confidence wasn’t hard to detect. On a pre-draft visit to Halas Hall this spring, the Georgia wide receiver was detailing why he was so consistently...

ClutchPoints

Bears have same post-draft over-under win total as the Packers

The Chicago Bears will be one of the most interesting teams to watch in 2019. They came out of nowhere to win the NFC North last season and defied all expectations in Matt Nagy’s first year as coach. They made a bold offseason trade for Khalil Mack, who helped turn the defense into the league’s […] The post Bears have same post-draft over-under win total as the Packers appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Chicago Tribune

Brad Childress rejoins Bears coach Matt Nagy's staff as senior offensive assistant

Brad Childress will rejoin the Bears as a senior offensive assistant, the team announced Wednesday afternoon. Childress previously served as a senior offensive consultant during the 2018 offseason and training camp as coach Matt Nagy installed his offense. Childress has 20 years of NFL coaching...

Bear Goggles On

Brad Childress officially joins Chicago Bears coaching staff

Brad Childress is joining Matt Nagy’s coaching staff in Chicago. Brad Childress has had a long and illustrious coaching career in the NFL. Childress has been an offensive coordinator multiple times in his career and was the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings from 2006 to 2010. Since 2013, Childress has worked various jobs within […] Brad Childress officially joins Chicago Bears coaching staff - Bear Goggles On - Bear Goggles On - A Chicago Bears Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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The Bear’s Den, April 30, 2019

Welcome to “tweener” season, that time between the draft and rookie minicamps BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!! BEARRRSSSS / FREE AGENCY / DRAFT Wood: Reflections on the 2019 Draft Weekend - Da Bears Blog - The draft is over, and a lot happened that could impact this roster both in 2019 and beyond. Let’s take a look at the major moves made and put them into perspective. Gabriel: Analyzing Fit Of Bears’ Draft Class - 670 The Score - In their five-player draft class, the Bears added several players who should contribute soon. David Montgomery’s Former Coach On New Bears...

Chicago Tribune

Get to know Bears draft pick David Montgomery: A Q&A with Iowa State running backs coach Nate Scheelhaase

The first in a series of conversations with the college position coach of each Bears draft pick. David Montgomery was two years into transforming Iowa State’s football culture when Nate Scheelhaase arrived in 2018 as the Cyclones running backs coach. As a member of coach Matt Campbell’s staff,...

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The Bear’s Den, April 29, 2019

Fallout from the draft and UDFA continues as we learn more about the new Chicago Bears BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!! BEARRRSSSS / FREE AGENCY / DRAFT Sugrue: Ryan Pace says selecting Riley Ridley was a ‘no-brainer’ - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears GM Ryan Pace said the selection of Georgia WR Riley Ridley in the fourth round was a no-brainer. Barbieri: Matt Nagy on David Montgomery: ‘He’s everything we were looking for’ - USA Today - Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy said RB David Montgomery is everything the team was looking for at the position Video: Nagy and Pace recap Bears...

ClutchPoints

Bears news: Matt Nagy sees David Montgomery comparison to Kareem Hunt

The Chicago Bears managed to select former Iowa State Cyclones running back David Montgomery in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft. With the Bears securing one of the top non-first round talents in the entire draft, head coach Matt Nagy appears to be pretty happy that Montgomery is headed to Chicago. Speaking about […] The post Bears news: Matt Nagy sees David Montgomery comparison to Kareem Hunt appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Chicago Tribune

The coach who recruited David Montgomery to Iowa State also recruited Kareem Hunt. Here's why he believes 'the sky is the limit' for the new Bears running back.

It was 2 a.m. and Louis Ayeni, the Iowa State running backs coach, had been home for about two hours after a late-night return from Oklahoma State, where the Cyclones had squandered a 17-point second-half lead and suffered a gut-wrenching Big 12 loss. The coach’s phone rang, never a good thing...

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Chicago Bears 2019 Season Predictions: 4th quarter

We’re going to predict the Chicago Bears 2019 record in each quarter of the season in this week’s WCG roundtable discussion! Here are our predictions for the 4th quarter! The NFL revealed their 2019 schedule last week, so we had to get in on the much-too-early Chicago Bears prediction fun. But to take it in a different direction, we wanted to break the schedule down into four easy to digest portions of prognostications. Former Bears head coach, Lovie Smith, used to like to break the schedule into four quarters — much like a football game — so we’re going to do the same thing here...

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Chicago Bears 2019 Season Predictions: 3rd quarter

We’re going to predict the Chicago Bears 2019 record in each quarter of the season in this week’s WCG roundtable discussion! Here are our 3rd quarter picks... The NFL revealed their 2019 schedule last week, so we had to get in on the much-too-early Chicago Bears prediction fun. But to take it in a different direction, we wanted to break the schedule down into four easy to digest portions of prognostications. Former Bears head coach, Lovie Smith, used to like to break the schedule into four quarters — much like a football game — so we’re going to do the same thing here at WCG. And...

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The Bear’s Den, April 24, 2019

The draft is nearly here, Robbie tells the Niners “no thanks” while Hicks and Smith are honored BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!! BEARRRSSSS / FREE AGENCY / DRAFT Zeglinski: Fighting complacency - The Bears’ 2019 draft has to fight self-satisfaction – The Rock River Times - The main reason Matt Nagy is the NFL’s reigning Coach of the Year isn’t because of offensive wizardry. It has nothing to do with mastery of any Bears personnel. It’s in the beauty of how he utilizes his words as a motivator, and how his actions paint the picture of a leader who knows how to galvanize...

Bill Belichick Patriots vs. Bears Week 7 Postgame Press Conference

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick speaks with media in his postgame press conference after his team defeated the Chicago Bears 38-31 in Week 7 at Soldier Field. For more: https://nesn.com/new-england-patriots/

New York Giants Report: Bring on the Bears

New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo and quarterback Eli Manning discuss cleaning up mistakes and avoiding a trap against the 2-7 Chicago Bears.

Lovie Smith Named Head Coach At Illinois

Lovie Smith has signed a 6-year, $21 million deal with the University of Illinois. Smith is a popular decision given his successful 9-year run with the Chicago Bears. Produced by Marc DiBenedetto