The Bulls received contributions from Shaq and Coby in a surprisingly lopsided win against the Detroit Pistons. Now, do that against teams like, well, everyone else in the Association.
- The Bears are kicking it old school this weekend:
- If you’ve ever found yourself down a Bears YouTube hole at any point in your life, you’ve probably seen highlights with players wearing these helmets. For my money, this is the cleanest look the Bears offer up. The white “C” with gray facemark is where it’s at. If it were up to me, they would rock these on the road with the white-on-white uniforms. Maybe one day in the near future, the Bears will decide to bring them back for old time’s sake.
- Look good, feel good. Feel good, play good. That should be the motto heading into this week.
- The Bears have lost the faith of the betting public:
- Here are some not-so-fun facts for Bears backers: Chicago is 3-7 against the spread, 2-5 against the spread when favored, and the under for the total has come in on seven of the team’s 10 games. Or in other words, the Bears are underperforming, losing their supporters’ money, and not even playing an entertaining brand of football that puts points on the board. No wonder there were $241 bet on this game at the time the video above was put together.
- This isn’t going to help interest much: NFL.com’s fantasy insider Michael Fabiano suggests sitting running back David Montgomery on Sunday. Fabiano goes as far as to call Montgomery his “Sit of the Week.” Back-to-back sub-par performances for Montgomery has the fantasy community souring on the Bears’ top back, and I can’t imagine an ankle injury last week helped matters. The Giants have allowed the fifth-fewest fantasy points to opposing running backs since Week 8, so perhaps this might be a good time too look elsewhere for help.
- From a season-long perspective, the Giants have allowed a chunk of yards to pass-catching running backs, so perhaps the Bears will see this as an opportunity to get the quick passing game open, put Montgomery in space, and allow him opportunities to break some tackles in the open field. Just because the Giants have been good against running backs doesn’t mean you have to abandon the ground game entirely. It’s time to get creative.
Near misses are crazy.
Had the Bears hired Matt Nagy one year earlier—and I understand his stock took off in last year with KC—he would have pushed to draft Mahomes over Trubisky.
Of course Ryan Pace was the Trubisky guy so maybe they still draft him, but kinda wild
— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) November 21, 2019
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- Jalen Ramsey is a savage:
- It is understandable as to why the Rams paid a pretty penny for Ramsey in that trade with the Jaguars. That guy *OWNED* the Bears’ pass-catchers on Sunday. He talked the talk and walked the walk while the Bears delivered no counter-punch. Here’s hoping the Bears get a chance to watch this, then tell themselves they will never allow a cornerback to do this to them again.
- Taylor Gabriel talked a little, too:
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