Buying enough Halloween candy to have yourself covered for trick-or-treaters, but not too much to ensure you have a reason to pick up the stuff when it goes on the discount racks on the day after Halloween, makes this one of my favorite times of the year.
- The NFL’s trade deadline was best summarized with the following tweets:
Waiting all day and watching the NFL trade deadline come and go like… pic.twitter.com/8njVVedWz2
— Pick Six Podcast (@picksixpod) October 29, 2019
My NFL trade deadline winners and losers…
Losers: All of us
— Steven Ruiz (@theStevenRuiz) October 29, 2019
- “So what was the point of standing pat?” That was the question I found myself asking after the trade deadline passed and the Bears did nothing. I waffled between ideas and theories, then came to a conclusion I was comfortable(ish) with later in the evening. The Bears didn’t make a move because there wasn’t enough flexibility for them to do so. They didn’t have the draft pick capital that could have made it worth someone’s while for an impact addition, and there was limited incentive to “go for it” when the Bears’ chances of making the playoffs are decreasing with each passing week.
- Do I think it would have been smart to move draft picks to help *THIS* team? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. That’s a genuine answer. On one hand, my answer is “no” because of the team’s slim playoff chances. On the other hand, my response would be “yes” because there is no benefit from packing it in and rolling over. The Bears have no first-round draft pick this year. And while perhaps having two higher-end second-rounders could be tantalizing, it just isn’t enough for me. In short, Chicago should have been doing everything possible to maximize this year and make every push for a postseason spot until they are mathematically eliminated. But maybe they already did that.
- In the end, the message should be simple from GM Ryan Pace. He should simply say he didn’t “buy” at the trade deadline because he believes in the team he built last spring. Whether you, me, or anyone else buys it doesn’t matter. That the players buy in to the idea that they are all they need for success is what matters. Sometimes that mental chip needs to be planted. I’m curious to see how the Bears come out of the gates against the Eagles on Sunday.
- I need a Bears player to go on social media and deliver a similar message to the one Jets running back Le’Veon Bell shared on Tuesday:
patience is key… pic.twitter.com/ajE7NnNbFx
— Le'Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) October 29, 2019
- This is not a comparison you wanted to see 23 regular-season games into the Matt Nagy era:
— Bears Talk (@NBCSBears) October 30, 2019
- If only the Bears could score *SOME* points:
Lowest % of opponent's drives resulting in a TD or FG:
1. Patriots: 7.6%
2. 49ers: 16.3%
3. Bills: 21.0%
4. Titans: 26.8%
5. Bears: 28.2%
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) October 30, 2019
#Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky hasn't cleared 25 rushing yards since last November 18 (an 11-game span).
Trubisky averaged 33.2 rushing yards per game in his previous 11 pre-Nov 18 games.
At the time was one of the best running quarterbacks in the NFL.
— Evan Silva (@evansilva) October 30, 2019
- November 18 is when Trubisky suffered an injury at the hands of Harrison Smith. I’m no conspiracy theorist (puts on foil hat) but the correlation between Trubisky’s injury and his decline in run effectiveness can’t be a coincidence. Can it?
- I’m here for this nuanced thought:
Pace assembled one of the best rosters in the league. Top to bottom. Free agency, draft, trade.
The rebuild came down to his QB evaluation. He failed.
Should he get another shot? Yep. Should we question whether he can find the right guy given Trubisky/Glennon? Yep.
— Joe Tidei (@JoeyProspects) October 30, 2019
- Computers, TV shows, and food processors are among your Deals of the Day at Amazon today. #ad
- Did you guys catch World Series Game 6 last night? If so, you caught this:
Davey Martinez out here looking like Akiem Hicks with the bullrush and STILL getting to his man while being double-teamed. pic.twitter.com/o5crNh2Ug4
— Bleacher Nation Bears (@BN_Bears) October 30, 2019
- This could be fun:
- Leonard Fournette’s troll game is strong:
- This is one of the coolest hockey goals I’ve ever seen:
Goal line view. pic.twitter.com/BCZQpqdsOk
— Corey Sznajder (@ShutdownLine) October 30, 2019