Trevathan Homecoming, Cutler Teaches Defense, RRH a Sleeping Giant, Calm and Swaggy, and Other Bears Bullets

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Trevathan Homecoming, Cutler Teaches Defense, RRH a Sleeping Giant, Calm and Swaggy, and Other Bears Bullets

Chicago Bears

I crammed my eyeballs with college football yesterday, so now I’m really ready for the NFL guys to have some fun.

  • They’re baaaaaaaack:

  • More than 240 days passed between the Bears playoff loss to the Eagles and their season opener against the Packers. But things seemed to fly by as we spent our offseason obsessing over an obsessive kicker search, keeping tabs on a free-agency period that was wild around the league, following GM Ryan Pace come through a solid draft haul, and seeing through other storylines that were worth following. The same cannot be said about the 10 days the came and went between the Bears’ last game and this one. These last 10 days dragged. Are you sure this game can’t start sooner than 3:25 p.m. CT?
  • Brett summed it up well here:

  • Pre-game for Week 1 featured all of the anticipation and hype. I vibed with my friend Zack Pearson’s pre-game feelings that Chicago felt like a Super Bowl host city two Thursdays ago. That game felt bigger than the first game of the 2019 season. Perhaps that is why we feel the way we did after watching the Bears lose in the manner in which they did against the Packers. And then there is Week 2, where anticipation has been replaced with existential angst and feelings that rival desperation as all we are left to do is hope the Bears can avoid an 0-2 start.
  • As Field Yates of ESPN tweets: “It’s hard to call any Week 2 game a must-win, but given pre-season expectations and last week’s performances, four teams under notable pressure this week: Bears, Browns, Falcons, and Steelers.”
  • At least the players aren’t all up in their nerves and feelings:

  • Cool. Calm. Collected. Swagged out. Bears by 100.
  •’s Michael Fabiano suggests sitting Chicago’s Mitch Trubisky and starting Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger. Well, that solves one fantasy problem I had going into today. Perhaps Trubisky does what he did last year while sitting on my bench, puts up big numbers, and leads the Bears to a win. I’ll gladly trade some fantasy football success for the greater good.
  • Then again, Derek Carr put up a passer rating in the 120s against the Broncos on Monday Night Football … so perhaps Trubisky isn’t the worst play of the day.
  • Notable: Three of the four NFC North quarterbacks are on Fabiano’s “sit ’em” list. Yep, that means don’t play Matthew Stafford against the Chargers or Kirk Cousins against the Packers. That says a lot about how folks feel about this division’s quarterback play outside of Aaron Rodgers.
  • Let’s ease our football-related stresses and watch Professor Jay Cutler teach us about the 5-2 defense:

  • Alright, I’m ready to roll now!
  • I want to run through a wall for Akiem Hicks:

  • If Eddie Goldman can’t give it a go because of an oblique injury that limited him in practice throughout the week, keep an eye on Roy Robertson-Harris as someone who can take up some of those snaps and make some plays. Tom Thayer’s tape breakdown of Robertson-Harris’ Week 1 performance is a thing of beauty:

  • Vic Fangio on Danny Trevathan:

  • I’m looking forward to seeing how Trevathan plays in his Denver homecoming. Before playing an integral role in the Bears’ turnaround, Trevathan was as key cog in the Broncos’ Super Bowl winning defense in 2014. Chicago still sees Trevathan as an important piece as the team looks to rebound after a gut-punch of a loss in Week 1, writes JJ Stankevitz of NBC Sports Chicago. Trevathan is an inspirational guy on the field and in the locker room, a natural leader whose teammates follow without batting an eye. Denver was once Trevathan’s home turf, so it would be wise to do what that guy does in preparation of a big game.
(Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
  • This is inspirational:

  • Socks are important:

Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.