Turning to Basketball for TE Help, Anatomy of a Playoff Comeback, Painful Anniversaries, and Other Bears Bullets

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Turning to Basketball for TE Help, Anatomy of a Playoff Comeback, Painful Anniversaries, and Other Bears Bullets

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I’m not going to bore you with my thoughts on the season premier of The Bachelor. But I will say that — without fail — every series finale of that show I have ever watched has been entertaining to the bone. And while I’m not sure I should be laughing out loud at some of these made-for-TV intimate moments between people finding love, I can’t help myself. With that being said, I’m probably not tuning in again until the end because the first and last episodes are the only ones I *REALLY* need to see.

  • Here’s how serious the Bears are about fixing their tight end problem

  • When I threw in Darion Clark’s name into the Google machine yesterday afternoon when the Bears reported the signing, the first things to come up were links to his time as a college basketball player. Clark spent time at Charlotte, USC, and Grand Canyon University. But there were no football statistics anywhere to be found on his college pages. As it turns out, that’s because he didn’t play football. So, yeah, the Bears signed a former basketball player to play tight end.
  • For what it’s worth, football isn’t completely foreign to Clark. He was getting it in catching passes at Sam Darnold’s Pro Day before the 2018 NFL Draft. And it’s not like the NFL has never seen a guy go from getting buckets to catching lobs from quarterbacks. At a minimum, the Bears brought in a warm body (one that measures out at 6-foot-7 and 220 pounds) who might be worth rolling the dice to get an extended look at during the offseason. No stone left unturned, am I right?
  • A hearty thanks from the Bears to Kyle Long for a job well done:


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  • The anatomy of a comeback, as directed by Deshaun Watson and explained in detail from NFL analyst Brian Baldinger:

  • Yesterday was the anniversary of one of my favorite plays in Bears history …


  • … and I missed it because I was avoiding any anniversaries, as it was also the double-doink anniversary.
  • Last year, anyone associated with Sean McVay’s coaching staff was moving up in the coaching world. A year later, key assistants are losing their gigs after the team missed the postseason. Among them, his defensive coordinator:

  • Wade Phillips’ time in the unemployment line won’t be long.
  • Are you sure the Bears can’t just make up a position out of thin air to put Phillips in? It’s not as if Chuck Pagano was the problem as a defensive coordinator last year. But I’m all for adding great football minds who could help get Chicago that much closer to a championship.
  • The Lions have made some changes to their coaching staff, hiring Hank Fraley to coach the offensive line and Billy Yates as his top assistant.
  • I’m not sure what the future has in store for Jason Garrett after being dismissed from his post in Dallas, but at least someone is showing interest.

  • Garrett represents the second Dallas-connected coach the Giants will have interviewed this offseason. At minimum, they’re gaining valuable intel on their division rivals.
  • I’m laughing because this is exactly how it played out in Cowboys nation:


  • The last thing the world needs is another whack rapper:

Author: Luis Medina

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