While at my grandmother’s house yesterday, I gave her a birthday card to sign for my dad. But instead of signing her name, she signed his. Oh, grandma. You goofball.
Some shorter bullets for you today, as we otherwise have a lot to get into:
- The Bears are going to be must-see TV in 2019:
It's never too early to start talking about next season!
Which games are you most excited for? pic.twitter.com/1ulRnpApcS
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) February 6, 2019
- FOX will be the network TV home of the Super Bowl in 2020. And judging by this graphic, I’d think that the Chiefs, Bears, Saints, Rams, and Cowboys are the teams that would probably give them bonkers ratings for the game. Based on the ratings decline for Super Bowl LIII, I think the nation is growing weary of seeing the Patriots. Or maybe the country doesn’t want to see football games with a final score of 13-3.
- I’m still not over how boring that game was throughout. There was no give-and-take, back-and-forth, or pushing to-and-from between the combatants. The drama was as lacking as the points. I like scoring, but I don’t mind a good defensive tussle if both teams are up to it. Maybe that game between the Patriots and Rams will age well as the years go on. But there was too much sloppy play on both sides for me to call that it a defensive clinic.
- Embrace debate:
Forget the Brady vs Montana debate… Who is the head coaching 🐐???
6 Super Bowl titles
6 NFL Championships
6 NFL Championships
— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) February 7, 2019
- Winter is
We fixed it. pic.twitter.com/LobPQBukgG
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) February 6, 2019
- If the PECOTA projections don’t have Trubisky at .330/.450/.530 with 31 homers and 100 ribbies, perhaps checking out these cuts will change their minds:
— David Chasanov (@AllThatChazz1) February 6, 2019
- Chicago’s future is in great hands with Trubisky and White Sox stud prospect Eloy Jimenez:
Work never stops. Rising Chicago sports dudes Eloy Jimenez and Mitch Trubisky hanging out between workouts at IMG Academy in Florida on Wednesday. pic.twitter.com/txtetDGXLo
— Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubCub) February 6, 2019
- Some minor roster-related house-keeping:
#Bears roster update:
We have waived LB Andrew Trumbetti.
— Chicago Bears (@BearsPR) February 6, 2019
- Trumbetti didn’t get much of an opportunity to show out as a member of the Bears. He signed as an undrafted free agent in May 2018, but was waived with an injury designation in August and spent the year on injured reserve. The Notre Dame product picked up 90 tackles in 43 games playing for the Fighting Irish.
- Ex-Bears offensive lineman Matt Slauson announced his retirement via Instagram on Wednesday. Slauson had a productive three-year run with the Bears and played well in a short stint with the Colts last year before his season ended with a trip to IR:
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It has been 10 year amazing years. 4 organizations, and countless friendships. What an amazing dream this has all been. Thanks to all my teammates who have gone into battle with me, the group of coaches that have made me better on and off the field, the fans that were there no matter what, and especially my wife and kids who supported me through it all. It has been a very difficult decision but we are excited for what the next chapter holds. #nyjets #beardown #boltup #colts
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