Kyle Long Knows There Is Only One Place to Visit in London This Weekend and Other Bears Bullets

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Kyle Long Knows There Is Only One Place to Visit in London This Weekend and Other Bears Bullets

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Death. Taxes. And someone on the St. Louis Cardinals complaining about a player’s celebration. It’s an October tradition unlike any other that is back despite no one really wanting it to return.

  • I think Kyle Long is onto something here, my friends:

  • Of all the sights and sounds one can check out during an overseas trip to London, the one place the Bears really care about visiting is the end zone at Tottenham Stadium. Feel the grass beneath your feet, breathe in the aromas of American football being played in a foreign land, take in the sounds of fans cheering your score. Sounds like a pretty dope way to spend a Sunday to me.
  • In case you’ve spent all week en route to London and have been away from your computer, this guy is starting at quarterback on Sunday:

  • Mitch Trubisky is making the trip to London, but Chase Daniel is starting. That is pretty neat. It’s also cool that Trubisky was the first one to celebrate with Daniel when things were going well, per Bears Offensive Coordinator Mark Helfrich via the Bears’ official website. The working relationship between Daniel and Trubisky is a strong one, which is good because it is clear Trubisky needs that strong working environment to keep him together when times get shaky. Eventually, that relationship will pay off with Trubisky turning the corner … right?
  • The Bears offense has some stuff to clean up:

  • Cordarrelle Patterson probably saw this in film room and is likely kicking himself for missing a hole that could’ve produced a huge gain.
  • For the record, I don’t hate the usage of Cordarrelle Patterson in this package. Patterson isn’t a traditional short-yardage back, but he has power, speed, and playmaking ability that merit his inclusion on fun gadgetry within the game. HOWEVER, the Bears drafted David Montgomery and it would be sensible to see the a known tackle-breaker get some work on 3rd-and-short. And while Montgomery hasn’t shown to be a great rusher yet, the potential is there.
  • On the other side of the ball, Khalil Mack is on Chris Roling’s short-list of Defensive Player of the Year front-runners after the first quarter of the season. You can check out Roling’s list at Bleacher Report here.
  • Given how damn good the defensive line fill-ins have looked this season, I hope the Bears are wise enough to limit Akeim Hicks until he is a full-go:

  • Hicks, Kyle Long, and Roquan Smith made the trip to London. The fact that they are traveling with the team gives me hope that they are healthy enough to at least consider playing. So through that lens, this is a positive development.
  • Check out the Bears going to and arriving in London:

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  • When another team loses a prime-time game because it misses a field goal:

  • Speaking of kickers, an old friend finds a new home:

  • Sure, Mike Nugent missed a pair of extra-points during his brief stint in Chicago. But he made all four of his field goals, including his only attempt from 50+ yards away. All things considered, I’m surprised the Bears didn’t bring him back for a look-and-see.
  • Bulls-related optimism? Yep. I’m all-in on Coby White and you should be, too:

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Author: Luis Medina

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