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Danny Trevathan would like you to say his name properly

ESPN’s Jason Witten may be surprised to learn that Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan is the NFC defensive player of the week. Witten possibly would say that the award should have gone to Danny Trevathian. Yes, Trevathian. Witten repeatedly mispronounced Trevathan’s name that way during Monday night’s broadcast. It was bad enough that Trevathan himself called [more]

Robbie Gould named NFC special teams player of the week

San Francisco kicker Robbie Gould is perfect this season, and he’s been awarded for it. Gould, who was 3-for-3 on field goals and 3-for-3 on extra points in Sunday’s win over the Lions, has been named the NFC special teams player of the week. The 35-year-old Gould is continuing his very strong play since the [more]

Danny Trevathan named NFC defensive player of the week

Newcomer Khalil Mack is getting all the attention. But he’s just one part of the Bears defense, which is showing early signs of being able to carry a team. Linebacker Danny Trevathan was named NFC defensive player of the week, for his role in Monday’s win over the Seahawks. Trevathan led the Bears in tackles [more]

ESPN admits its mistake in not showing Brian Urlacher’s halftime ceremony

At halftime of Monday Night Football, the Chicago Bears honored Brian Urlacher by presenting him with his Pro Football Hall of Fame ring. As teams so often do, the Bears chose halftime of a nationally televised game to honor their new Hall of Famer, because those are big moments to give a player recognition on [more]

Bears celebrate with dance party, complete with disco ball

The Bears haven’t had a winning season since 2012, and they might not this year. But new coach Matt Nagy is going to make sure they have fun along with way. According to Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune, the Bears came in from Monday’s win over the Seahawks to a locker room dance party — complete [more]

Lowest Week Two rating since MNF moved to ESPN

Plenty of factors are pointing to a resurgence of national interest in pro football. Some factors aren’t. Case in point: According to SportsBusiness Daily, the Week Two Monday Night Football game on ESPN generated the lowest rating since the package moved to the four-letter network in 2006. The 8.2 rating reflects a six-percent drop from [more]

Bucs create Social Justice Fund with $1 million commitment

Earlier Tuesday, the Bears became the first team to announce they are maximizing the league’s social justice matching program. Now, the Buccaneers and more than a dozen players have announced a year-long, player-led social justice program that doubles the commitment of the Bears and their players. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Foundation’s Social Justice Fund, a [more]

Cardinals cut Garrison Smith

The Cardinals cut defensive tackle Garrison Smith on Tuesday, although they announced no corresponding move to fill Smith’s spot on the 53-player roster. Arizona claimed Smith off waivers from the Falcons following final cutdowns. He played in both games for the Cardinals, logging 16 snaps and a tackle against the Rams on Sunday and 14 [more]

Bears players, organization commit $250K each to social justice initiatives

Over the last couple of years, social justice issues have been a talking point for many in the NFL and the Bears have announced a new initiative to address them in Chicago. The Bears announced on Tuesday that the team’s players have pledged a $250,000 donation toward social justice initiatives and that the team will [more]

Matt Nagy on Mitchell Trubisky: “Growing pains are going to occur”

Bears coach Matt Nagy was still working in Kansas City in the spring of 2017, when the Bears took Mitchell Trubisky eight spots higher than the Chiefs took Patrick Mahomes in the first round. And in case you haven’t noticed, Mahomes is playing OK right now, dare we say it, better than Trubisky. But Nagy [more]

Bears defense wanted to impress Brian Urlacher, did

Former Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher was in the house, there to pick up his Hall of Fame ring. So the current memebers of the Bears defense wanted to show off for him. Newcomer Khalil Mack referred to Urlacher and “the O.G.,” and hoped Urlacher approved of what they did to the Seahawks. “We wanted [more]

Frank Clark on Mitchell Trubisky: “Nothing special, . . . average quarterback”

The Bears defense is good enough that Mitchell Trubisky doesn’t have to be great yet. Which is good news, because according to one of the guys he beat last night, Trubisky is far from great. “He was OK. Nothing special. I feel like he was OK. [He’s an] average quarterback,” Seahawks defensive end Frank Clark [more]

Seahawks rushing attack is still nonexistent, Chris Carson not used most of second half

From the moment the 2017 season ended, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll expressed an urgency at needing to fix their rushing attack moving forward. “We have to get our running game back in order,” Carroll said at the NFL Combine. “We’ve just been so banged up the last couple years. We haven’t seen the continuity [more]

Bears overwhelm Russell Wilson, Seahawks offense in 24-17 victory

Khalil Mack and the Bears defense harassed and flustered Russell Wilson to the tune of six sacks as Chicago earned a 24-17 victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Monday night. A patchwork defense that was missing Bobby Wagner, K.J. Wright and last week’s starting right cornerback Tre Flowers actually held up relatively well against Chicago, [more]

Seahawks score to get within 17-10

Where has that been all night? The Seahawks had only five first downs and 80 total yards through three quarters. On their first drive of the fourth quarter, Seattle drove 75 yards in 11 plays for a touchdown to cut Chicago’s lead to 17-10. Russell Wilson went 4-for-4 for 54 yards and a touchdown in [more]

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