Lincoln Square Apple Fest weekend is here and I am looking forward to spending some time in my neighborhood at one of my favorite fall activities. But before I can enjoy the fun, I have to pound through this set of Bullets.
- The Bears are keeping it loose in London:
- Part of me worries about these trips because they take creatures of habit out of their routine and place them in another country where some expect them to just pick right up as if it was just another game week. But watching Akiem Hicks get his jokes off and yesterday’s dance-off put my mind at ease. They’re just the Bears doing Bears-like things before another Sunday game. Different opponent. Different country. Same Bears.
- Khalil Mack is larger than life:
- And he always knows what to say:
- Look, I’m always down for a spectacle. That’s why I don’t shun these overseas games like some other fans might. HOWEVER, shouldn’t this game have been played in Oakland? That city is losing the Raiders after this year, and Mack probably deserved a proper homecoming to the Bay Area. Raiders fans who saw him grow up as a player out west not getting a chance to give him a proper hero’s welcome doesn’t totally sit right with me.
- Trying to tweet excellence into existence:
I don't know … Mack blasts in, wrecking Carr in his throwing motion, ball goes up, Mack reels it in as Carr tries in vain to stop Mack from taking it back for six. https://t.co/GYHujNsbpy
— Bleacher Nation Bears (@BN_Bears) October 4, 2019
- It would be dope as heck if Nagy rocked this outfit on the sidelines tomorrow:
- Unless the Bears are trying out a new offensive alignment, the only guy in the right place here is center James Daniels:
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) October 4, 2019
- Or perhaps that wacky Coach Nagy is at it again with trickery in his formations.
- Maurice Moton (Bleacher Report) is still holding out hope for the Bears running game. Moton thumbs through every NFL’s team most promising young building block, landing on rookie running back David Montgomery as that guy for the Bears moving forward. Montgomery hasn’t been able to run wild behind a line that has yet to find its footing to this point, but has shown tackle-breaking skills and an ability to make plays in flashes as a receiver out of the backfield. So long as the Bears offensive line improves in front of him, the best is yet to come for Montgomery.
- Zack covers the Bears for Bear Report and I’m glad he’s enjoying his Euro trip to its fullest extent. Give him a follow:
Paris was incredible! Great start to the trip. Now it’s off to London for…. Da Bears! pic.twitter.com/aZbHxe1lyc
— Zack Pearson (@Zack_Pearson) October 5, 2019
- In search of a deal on a quality laser rangefinder for cheap? It’s among the Deals of the Day at Amazon today.
- This is neat:
— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) October 5, 2019
- Aren’t you glad Vontaze Burfict isn’t playing against the Bears on Sunday? I know I am:
Here’s the other helmet-to-helmet hit that Vontaze Burfict delivered during Sunday’s game: second quarter, 13:24 left, and Burfict launches and blasts Colts’ RB Nyheim Hines away from the play. Later came the hit on Colts’ TE Jack Doyle that got him ejected and suspended. pic.twitter.com/8Dvb7xPZgo
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 5, 2019
- I chuckled:
I present to you, Zauri MarkkaVine. pic.twitter.com/CleB5QVQqp
— Bleacher Nation Bulls (@BN_Bulls) October 4, 2019
- The Bulls are at a place that reminds me of where the Bears were a few years ago in having talented players with upside who are going to be overlooked because their team’s record isn’t good. Sure, the Bulls have burned me before, but I’m going to follow along at BN Bulls (and on Facebook, plus Twitter) to see if they can take steps like the Bears and show some real, tangible growth.