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Trubisky’s Return, Nagy’s Best Calls, Patterson Does It All, and Other Bears Bullets

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This year put into perspective how much I love my favorite neighborhood haunts. So I spent a good chunk of my Friday night putting together a list of local places I want to eat, drink, and shop at between now and whenever I complete the list. After all, Small Business Saturday should be just a jumping-off point to support your favorite local joints. I imagine the list will grow from the 27 places that came to mind last night. In fact, I hope it does. Let’s get to it.

•   The worst-kept secret in Chicago football history is out. Mitchell Trubisky is back as the Bears’ QB1. The Athletic, Tribune, Sun-Times, and NBC Sports Chicago have accounts and perspective on Chicago’s change at the most important position in the game. There’s so much Mitch stuff to get through. Thankfully, we have until 7:20 p.m. on Sunday to get through all of it.

•   For your listening pleasure:

•   Remember this guy?

•   Re-visiting that Cowboys game provides a reminder of what the Bears offense should look like. Plenty of tempo. Trubisky attempted a quick pass (one thrown in 2.5 seconds or less) on a season-high 65 percent of attempts, per NFL’s NextGenStats. Quick releases and accurate, well-placed balls on short and intermediate routes. First-down passes that went for first downs or put the Bears in 2nd-and-manageable. Personnel deployment that spread defenses with four receivers. Two TE formations that created mismatches. An offensive game plan with plays that worked hand-in-hand with each other.

•   And if Matt Nagy and his coaches can’t figure it out, we’re already taking notes as to which assistants figure to be hot candidates this offseason:



•   The NFC North’s two best receivers go at it tomorrow:

•   A reminder that Cordarrelle Patterson can do it all:

•   Amazon is rolling right into its Deals of the Day between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which today includes Star Wars gear and toys, Echo devices, Cuisinart stuff, and much more. #ad

•   Retired receiver Brandon Marshall, who played for the Bears from 2012-14, continues his work toward ending the stigma surrounding mental illness:

•   This is probably a good idea:

•   As is this, which keeps Bears-Packers in Sunday’s primetime slot:

•   In case you’re curious, the Texans released receiver Kenny Stills. The Bears were among the teams reportedly interested in Stills when he was a free agent in 2017.

•   The NBA season starts in 29 days:

•   And because the NBA is returning soon, we’ll be podcasting more often at Talkin’ Toros:

Author: Luis Medina

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