The Chicago Bear’s Den, October

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Emma: Bears’ Akiem Hicks Uses Ejection As ‘Humbling’ Experience – 670 The Score – Hicks apologized to his Bears teammates for his ejection on Sept. 30.

Emma: Bears’ Anthony Miller In Line To Play Sunday At Dolphins – 670 The ScoreAnthony Miller suffered a dislocated left shoulder on Sept. 23.

Young: Trubisky can’t be worried about being perfect – ESPN Video – Steve Young talks about how Mitchell Trubisky can follow up with another big game in Week 6.

Dickerson: Khalil Mack on transition from Oakland: Nowhere to hide in Chicago – ESPN – “It’s everywhere!” Mack says of how often he gets recognized by Bears fans, a welcome spotlight for the former Raiders star.

Wolfe: Hurting Miami Dolphins trying to piece together plan for Khalil Mack – Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN – The Dolphins hope to have Laremy Tunsil back in the lineup, but he remains in the concussion protocol. Regardless, they must block better on Sunday.

Dannehy: Next Four Games – All Against the AFC East – Crucial For Trubisky – Da Bears Blog – Mitch Trubisky enters Sunday’s game in Miami with a ton of momentum. He’s coming off the biggest game of his young career; a game that would be the biggest game of many-a-quarterback’s entire career. Now it’s time to build off of it and become consistent. That’s what we need to see in the next four games, all against the AFC East. And it is very possible that a month from now, Sunday night November 4th, the city of Chicago will know who Trubisky is going to be.

Medina: Mitch Trubisky is Great in Play Action, So Maybe the Bears Should Run More (VIDEOS) – Bleacher Nation – Establishing the run has opened up huge windows for Mitch Trubisky to throw from out of play action.

Medina: Packers Safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix Doesn’t Think He’s Long for Green Bay – Bleacher Nation – You rarely hear a player speak openly about not coming back to a team this early in the season.

Kaufman: Key matchups in Bears-Dolphins game – ChicagoBears.com – When the Bears take on the Dolphins Sunday in Miami, keep an eye out for these three key matchups, including Dolphins right tackle Ja’Wuan James versus Bears outside linebacker Khalil Mack.

Oy vey! Cohen learns about Jewish culture – ChicagoBears.com – Although Tarik Cohen is not Jewish, his last name leads many to believe that he is. So the Bears running back spent part of his bye week at a New York City deli learning about Jewish culture.

Gabriel: Next 4 Games Can Set Path For Bears – 670 The Score – The Bears will be in prime playoff position if they take care of upcoming business.

Emma: Bears Rookie Roquan Smith Off To High-Flying Start – 670 The Score – “He’s adding some sting to that defense,” Danny Trevathan says.

Mayer: Hicks learned valuable lesson from first ejection – ChicagoBears.com – Veteran defensive tackle Akiem Hicks was apologetic and contrite Thursday when discussing for the first time his ejection from the Bears’ 48-10 win over the Buccaneers Sept. 30 at Soldier Field.

Hoge’s 10 Bears Things: McManis Giving Fangio’s Defense An Effective ‘Change Up’ – WGN Radio – 720 AM – When Sherrick McManis was getting recruited by Northwestern, the Illinois state-champion long jumper caught the coaching staff off guard with a question. “He asked us, ‘Are you sure I can play at this level?,’” NU head coach Pat Fitzgerald recalled. “We were like, yes, Sherrick, we wouldn’t have offered you a scholarship if we weren’t.”

Game Preview: Chicago Bears – Miami Dolphins – Da Bears Brothers Podcast – In this in-depth episode, the guys cover everything you need to know heading into the Chicago Bears’ Week 6 game against the Miami Dolphins.

Wiederer: ‘He really believed in me’: A scout’s discovery of Tarik Cohen and the Bears’ vision for what’s ahead – Chicago Tribune – Chicago Bears running back Tarik Cohen is emerging as a major threat in an offense that’s looking to go to a new level. But the Bears’ discovery of Cohen before the 2017 NFL draft has more layers than you might think.

Kane: Akiem Hicks ‘very relieved’ he wasn’t suspended for Sunday’s Bears-Dolphins game – Chicago Tribune – Akiem Hicks said he wanted to make sure all of the people within the Bears organization knew “how wrong my response was to the situation.”

Finley: After going ‘million miles an hour’ while hurt, Bears WR Anthony Miller is back – Chicago Sun-Times – Bears receiver Anthony Miller practiced in full for the second-straight day Thursday.

Vic Fangio: Dolphins RB Frank Gore deserves Hall of Fame nod – Sun Times – In his first year with the Dolphins, Frank Gore has totaled 14,228 career rushing yards, trailing only Emmitt Smith, Walter Payton and Barry Sanders.

Finley: Bears coordinator on Jordan Howard – ‘We think he can do everything’ – Sun Times – Mark Helfrich described running back Jordan Howard as a “hammer.” But that’s not all the team will ask him to do.

Finley: On Bears LB Roquan Smith’s speed and Newton’s 2nd Law of Motion – Sun Times – For someone who’s absence was a topic of conversation every single day of Bears training camp, Roquan Smith has flown under the radar.

Bears predictions: Week 6 vs. Dolphins – Sun Times – The Chicago Sun-Times’ experts offer their predictions for the Bears’ game Sunday at the Dolphins:

POLISH SAUSAGE

Jameis Winston: Absence made me reflect on making most of my opportunity – ProFootballTalk – The Buccaneers didn’t include quarterback Jameis Winston in the team’s promotional materials this summer due to his suspension, but he’s front and center again this week. Winston will be making his first start since returning from that suspension when the Bucs take on the Falcons. Ken’s Note: That may be true, but absence didn’t stop you from being a turnover machine.

Brian Hoyer has hilarious assessment of Patrick Mahomes’ arm strength – Patriots Wire – Brian Hoyer gives a humorous evaluation of how hard Patrick Mahomes throws the football.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Film breakdown: Lions frustrated Rodgers by refusing to chase him – Pride Of Detroit – Sometimes you have to let an opponent throw for 442 yards and 3 touchdowns from the pocket to beat them. Ken’s Note: Well, it’s a theory anyway. Flat Earth is also a theory. Both are equally likely.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers confirms setback with knee injury – Acme Packing Company – Though it does not appear Aaron Rodgers will miss the Packers’ upcoming matchup with the 49ers, he could end up reverted back to the bulkier brace he wore in the games immediately following his knee injury. Ken’s Note: Sniff sniff, what’s that smell? Denial. That’s what denial smells like.

Dolphins last in AFC East in fan confidence – The Phinsider – Two weeks ago, Dolphins fans were riding high. Now, they are ready for change.

Phinsider Mailbag Week 6 answers: Hot seats, offensive tackles, and three quarterbacks – The Phinsider – The Phinsider Mailbag is back with our answers to question you left us yesterday. The Dolphins have lost two straight games, one being blown out from the opening kickoff and one losing in a…

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Link: 2018 Chicago Bears The Bears Link Podcast – Episode 2 – Windy City Gridiron – Here is episode 2 of the Bears Link Podcast! For those of you who like a transcript, here you go!

Zeglinski: Chicago Bears injury report – Anthony Miller a full-go for Dolphins – Windy City Gridiron – The rookie playmaker is now very likely to make his return this Sunday against Miami.

Berckes’ Five Questions with The Phinsider: “The Bears don’t have a strong pass rush…do they?” – Windy City Gridiron – We talk all things teal and orange with Kevin Nogle of The Phinsider in advance of Sunday’s matchup in Miami

Wiltfong: How to watch Bears vs. Dolphins – Game-time, channel, odds and more – Windy City Gridiron – This is everything you need to know about how to watch the Bears vs. the Dolphins game. Do you think Vic Fangio is sweating the Gase/Loggains offense?

Silverstein: How the Miami Dolphins became our existential threat – Windy City Gridiron – The Bears never beat Miami when it matters. This ends now.

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears’ fans still riding a wave of confidence – Windy City Gridiron – Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse — a survey of fans across the NFL, powered by SurveyMonkey. Each week, we send 32 polls to 100+ plugged in fans from each team. Bears fans, sign up HERE to join…

2018 Chicago Bears Link Film Study New Name, Better Content! – Windy City Gridiron – Yes, I changed the name from Mitch Please to the Bears Link Film Study. I did this mainly because this video series is no longer just about Mitch Trubisky. In addition to the 2-part episode on the…

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