The Bear’s Den, June 27, 2019

BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Hoge and Jahns: Ask Us Anything From The WGN Radio Studio – WGN Radio – Adam Hoge and Adam Jahns welcome a group of about 25 loyal listeners into the WGN Radio Studio to answer any and all questions. Though most were focused on the Bears and the upcoming season, there was a “would you rather” that would make any Chicago sports fan cringe. Towards the end of the show, Hoge and Jahns describe how the podcast got its start and share some of the pranks they pulled on other media members while covering the team in Bourbonnais.

McGinest expects Floyd to have breakout year – ChicagoBears.com – Former Patriots star and current NFL.com analyst Willie McGinest is predicting that Bears outside linebacker Leonard Floyd will have a special 2019 season.

Mayer: Bears ranked as NFL’s third most talented team – ChicagoBears.com – In ranking the Bears as the third most talented team in the NFL, longtime personnel guru Gil Brandt praises general manager Ryan Pace for not being afraid to make bold moves.

One of the NFL’s 10 Most Important Players Is On the Bears … But Doesn’t Have a Name – Bleacher Nation – Here is a riddle: Who doesn’t have a name or uniform number, but could change the fate of the NFC?

John Franklin is Running the 40-Yard-Dash For Cash – Bleacher NationJohn Franklin III is going for the gold — and some cold, hard cash.

Short Pod: When I Realized I Had a “Bears Problem” – Da Bears Blog – A short pod explaining how arriving late to my grandfather’s funeral in 2005 was the moment I realized I had a “Bears problem”.

Eurich: Projected Chicago Bears defense before training camp – 247Sports – The Chicago Bears did not add a lot to the defensive side of the ball in this year’s NFL Draft.

Bear Report Podcast: Offseason wait, Champ Kelly and more! – 247Sports – On the latest episode of the Bear Report podcast, we discuss Leonard Floyd, Champ Kelly returning, Bears odds plus talk to Luis Medina of Bleacher Nation.

Ranking the 100 best Bears players ever: No. 71, Jack Manders – Chicago Tribune – Before the Bears’ 100th season, the Tribune’s Bears reporters and editors ranked the 100 best players in franchise history. Jack Manders is No. 71.

Ranking the 100 best Bears players ever: No. 72, James ‘Big Cat’ Williams – Chicago Tribune – Before the Bears’ 100th season, the Tribune’s Bears reporters and editors ranked the 100 best players in franchise history. James “Big Cat” Williams is No. 72.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Bills’ Shaq Lawson to pay for slain 11-year-old’s funeral – NFL.com – Following the shooting death of 11-year-old Ja’Naiya Scott in his home state of South Carolina, Buffalo defensive end Shaq Lawson has pledged to pay for her funeral.

Ahar: The NFL usually appeals to my OCD, but I need to change the divisions – Our Turf Football – OTFB’s Kate Arhar tells us how the NFL traditionally appeals to her OCD, but the way the divisions are set up drive her crazy.

O’Gorman: The Importance of a Number in the NFL – Our Turf Football – The Buccaneers gave away Gerald McCoy’s number and he wasn’t happy about it. OTFB’s Dayna O’Gorman asks, is it disrespectful or is it just business?

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Lions notes: Yahoo ranks Detroit as 25th best team in the NFL – Pride Of Detroit – Patricia will need the team to buy in this year if he wants to keep his job.

Aaron Rodgers avoided interceptions on deep throws to an absurd degree in 2018 – Acme Packing Company – And it’s not like he stopped throwing deep, either.

Revisiting 2018 Draft Day: Can Alexander & Savage make passing on Derwin James worth it? – Acme Packing CompanyDerwin James’ All-Pro rookie season had plenty in Packer Nation wondering “Why not us?” Now that we know who Green Bay got instead, we look back at what could be Brian Gutekunst’s defining draft move.

Matt LaFleur plans more passes to running backs – ProFootballTalk – Last year the Packers didn’t pass a lot to their running backs. This year that may change. New head coach Matt LaFleur said he thinks the Packers’ offense could get the running backs more involved, and Aaron Rodgers could benefit from that receiving threat.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Householder: Betting the Chicago Bears – MVP Odds for Trubisky, Mack and more – Windy City Gridiron – How much value is there in betting on Bears players to be the league MVP? A lot, it turns out.

Wiltfong: Remembering the 1995 Bears’ offensive line – Windy City Gridiron – The 1995 Chicago Bears set a franchise record by only allowing 15 sacks.

WCG CONTRIBUTORS BEARS PODCASTS & STREAMS

Windy City Gridiron Podcast Channel which includes Bear With Me from Robert Schmitz, Bears Over Beers featuring Jeff Berckes & EJ Snyder, and T Formation Conversation from Lester A. Wiltfong Jr.; Steven’s Streaming Twitch Channel from Steven Schweickert; and Robert Zeglinski’s The Blitz Network

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