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Glennon Is Starting Again, the Harris Protection Plan, Watching the “D” Work, and Other Bears Bullets

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There are times where I’m uneasy thinking about how we’re living during a time that will be studied immensely by future students studying history. But then I read something like this, then hope that history will treat those who deserve it with some love:

•   The 2020 football year has been a mucked up mess, but the timeline could get a bit more entertaining down the stretch. Folks … we’ve taken our first steps toward a Mike Glennon vs. Mitchell Trubisky Week 16 grade match. NFL Network insider Tom Pelissero tweets Glennon gets the call in place of Jake Luton, who looked fine in his debut against the Packers (and not so much in his second act against the Steelers). Glennon, 30, hasn’t started since Week 4 of the 2017 season when the Bears’ demolition at the hands of the Packers was the last straw before John Fox moved to starting Trubisky. Time flies!

•   What a tangled web we weave:

•    The other step toward this showdown between the two stars of the Bourbonnais Bears of 2017 was taken when early indications suggested that it’ll be Mitchell Trubisky under center to start Week 12. We’ve got 32 days until Bears-Jaguars kicks off. And while the quarterback situations can change multiple times between now and then, I’m pulling for the bizarro grudge match to be on our schedule on December 27.

•   I want to circle back to Trubisky’s return. Because for me, it’s as simple as this: If Trubisky is healthier than Nick Foles, then he should start. Full stop. Start the healthier player, for he gives your team a better chance to win. Sometimes, football can be broken down into which team does simple better. And I’m not certain it gets any simpler than starting the healthy quarterback.

•   Oh, by the way, Trubisky may well be the starter, but this is probably not the direct evidence people believe it to be. As a rule, the Bears don’t have their injured players speak, and Foles is injured (indirectly, that could obviously lead to Trubisky, as we’ve discussed, but this isn’t because Trubisky is starting).

•   This is pretty damning, even if it’s not on everyone’s radar:

•   Adam Jahns of The Athletic explores how we got here in the first place:

•   Protecting the quarterback hasn’t been easy, so maybe we should see more Demetrius Harris:

 

•   It doesn’t matter who starts, so long as they target Allen Robinson downfield:

•   Seriously! Throw him the dang ball:

•    On the other side of the ball, we’ve seen how team work makes the dream work. Which is why I’m fascinated while watching the Bears defense when they’re on the clock:

•    They’ll need that type of effort to slow down Aaron Jones, who is one of the league’s best running backs.

•   PFF’s Bears wing notes that David Montgomery is tied for the fifth most avoided tackles on rushes and receptions among running backs. In other words, get him the dang ball once he fully clears concussion protocol.

•   For your listening pleasure:

•   Flipping back to the other side of the ball, I hope Chuck Pagano has tricks like this one up his sleeve:

 

•   And I thought the Bears’ deep ball issues were bad:

•   Adjust your calendars accordingly:

•   Bears dodged a bullet:

•   Giannis for Bears QB?

•   Baseball players are untrustworthy:



Author: Luis Medina

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