THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL
Chicago Bears Q&A: Who is a realistic possibility at quarterback? – Chicago Tribune – The offseason has begun for the Chicago Bears, and readers filled Brad Biggs’ mailbag with questions about who the team’s quarterback will be in 2021, what the defense will look like and whether Allen Robinson will be back with the Bears.
Bears interviewed Mike Singletary for DC job, among others – The Athletic – The Bears interviewed Mike Singletary, among others, for their defensive coordinator job earlier this week.
9 players to watch in 2021: WR Darnell Mooney evolved into team’s No. 2 receiver in surprise rookie season – ChicagoBears.com – Rookie receiver Darnell Mooney showed off speed, toughness and consistency in his first season to evolve into the Bears’ No. 2 wideout.
Four Lessons From the Final Four, Volume II: Chiefs & Bucs – Da Bears Blog – No one has embraced the modern NFL more than Andy Reid. He’s never content with the offensive firepower on his roster.
Bears carry 40-1 odds to win Super Bowl next season – 670 The Score – While we’re still a few weeks away from crowing an NFL champion this season, the SuperBook in Las Vegas has dropped its 2022 Super Bowl odds.
Report: Bears interview Singletary for defensive coordinator – 670 The Score – The Bears interviewed franchise great and Hall of Fame linebacker Mike Singletary for their defensive coordinator position, according to a report.
Chuck Pagano at peace as he enters retirement – 670 The Score – Chuck Pagano made the decision last week to retire from coaching after 36 years in the profession, leaving his position as Bears defensive coordinator in order to spend more time with his family.
Bears seeking stability on offensive line this offseason – 670 The Score – The Bears’ offensive line had more success after Sam Mustipher moved to center late in the season, but there are still pressing issues around him – notably at tackle.
Bears interview Mike Singletary for defensive coordinator – ProFootballTalk – Hall of Fame linebacker Mike Singletary was interviewed for the Bears’ defensive coordinator vacancy, according to TheAthletic.com.
Bears spoke to Mike Singletary about coordinator job: report – Chicago Sun-Times – Singletary hasn’t coached in the NFL since 2016, hasn’t been a position coach since 2013 and has never been a defensive coordinator in the league.
After Bears dissed him, why would Deshaun Watson be interested in them? – Chicago Sun-Times – The Texans quarterback might force a trade, but it’s hard to see him agreeing to a deal that brings him to Chicago.
Scholarship set to honor late sportswriter Vaughn McClure – Chicago Sun-Times – The Vaughn McClure Foundation will send out journalism scholarship applications to Mid Suburban League schools this week, the first step in honoring the former Sun-Times sportswriter.
Drew Brees’ wife says he played the entire year with shoulder, foot injuries – ProFootballTalk – Drew Brees‘ wife says he was playing hurt all season, with multiple injuries. “The fact that you played this entire year with a torn rotator cuff, torn fascia in your foot,” she wrote, via NoLa.com.
Chiefs list Patrick Mahomes as full practice participant – ProFootballTalk – Chiefs head coach Andy Reid offered a positive review of quarterback Patrick Mahomes‘ practice work on Wednesday and the release of the team’s injury report brought more good news about Mahomes’ status.
Bruce Arians: “You start thinking about the Super Bowl, you’ll get your ass beat” – ProFootballTalk – Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians is reminding his players to take things one game at a time, but he’s putting a typical Arians spin on that coaching cliche.
Philip Rivers retiring from football after 17 seasons in NFL – NFL.com – Philip Rivers is packing up the kids and riding off into the sunset.
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Dan Campbell agrees to 6-year deal as Detroit Lions head coach – Pride Of Detroit – Campbell becomes the 29th head coach in Lions history.
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Infante: Bears interview Hall of Fame LB Mike Singletary for DC opening – Windy City Gridiron – The 10-time Pro Bowler reportedly interviewed for the defensive coordinator role with the team he spent his 12-year NFL career with.
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