Positive Vibes Only and Other Bears Bullets

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Positive Vibes Only and Other Bears Bullets

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We’ve had a newsy day in these parts of the BN Universe.

Bears GM Ryan Pace was non-committal in his commitment to Mitch Trubisky as the team’s starting quarterback in 2020 during his season wrap-up press conference. Hours later, the team made some changes to the coaching staff by dismissing its offensive coordinator, offensive line coach, tight ends coach, and special teams assistant. Offseason surgeries are on the horizon for some key cogs in the Bears machine. Oh, and don’t think Ron Rivera is walking through those doors at Halas Hall to save the day, as he is off to coach Washington’s football team.

Alright, let’s swiftly roll through the final set of Bullets of the 2019 calendar year.

  • I wanted to take a moment to share my sincerest gratitude to you, the readers of this wonderful site. We have a pretty fun community here. And while it’s more enjoyable when the Bears are winning 12 games, I have come to appreciate how we come together in tough times to hash things out. We don’t always agree on which paths should be taken, but what fun would it be if we did?
  • So thank you for clicking, reading, sharing, re-tweeting, commenting, and everything else you have contributed to us here at BN Bears. We’re onto 2020 and I’m excited about it.
  • Tom Thayer’s playbook sends us off on a high note with his breakdown of the best plays that happened in Week 17’s win against the Vikings:

  • OK, that win was ugly … but it wasn’t all bad!
  • When the Bears start drawing their plans for 2020, they should put forth a more consistent implementation of the things they did well in 2019. And if they can execute at a high level, then things will be far more entertaining than they were in 2019.
  • More David Montgomery, please. Better blocking. Increased teamwork. More routes down the field for guys like Riley Ridley. An up-tick in plays that get the quarterback on the move. More blitzes, pressure, line stunts, and tackles-for-losses. There were times when I felt the Bears were going down without giving their best punch. Mind you, it wasn’t for a lack of trying. It’s just that the creativity was missing at times. A little more imagination could go a long way in 2020.
  • More safety dances, please:
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  • Let’s give some credit to where it’s due:

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Game-winning drive courtesy of @mtrubisky10.

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  • For all his flaws, Mitch Trubisky’s ability to lead unexpected scoring drives in two-minute drill situations is uncanny. There’s a little bit of Jake Plummer in his game, in that — yeah, he’ll dig you a hole — but he is skilled enough to dig you out of it later.
  • I truly believe this speaks volumes as to where the Bears are going:

  • You never used to hear Bears players talk about the franchise in this way. Comments like this suggest how far the team has come since the dark ages of the Trestman era.
  • I’m not even gonna be upset that AtChicagoBears stole my bit with Greg Braggs Jr. because it’s #PositiveVibesOnly moving forward into the new decade:

  • This slipped under my radar and should have been included in Monday’s Bullets:


  • When John Fox and Marc Trestman combine for 27 wins in five years, it’s easy to have an appreciation for a coach who gets 20 in two seasons. But good isn’t enough when better is expected. Nagy has set a much better foundation than Trestman did when he was around, but soon the time will come to build from it.
  • This tweet is an adventure:

Author: Luis Medina

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