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What Happens If Defense Wins Championships, But Your Offense Can’t Provide a Lead? And Other Bears Bullets

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Between random typos and leaving the basement TV on overnight, I’m having a Tom Brady memory fog type of day. I’m sure that’s nothing coffee can’t fix.

•   Now I understand why Matt Nagy was so upset with the defense:

•   He should still cut them some slack considering how much water this group has been carrying for the better part of three years.

•   Defense wins championships, but you can’t win if you don’t score:

•   It’s worth noting what the top-4 teams in this set of rankings has in common:

•   BYU has Zach Wilson, who is locking himself into top-10 draft status with every highlight-reel throw. Alabama features a ton of talent on the outside, but quarterback Mac Jones is making noise as a Heisman candidate and potential mid-to-late first-round pick. North Carolina features Sam Howell at quarterback. Howell projects to be QB1 on early draft boards for 2022. Like Alabama, Florida features unique talents at skill positions that makes life easier for a quarterback (Kyle Trask) getting first-round buzz. Admittedly, I need to bone up on what’s happening in Buffalo. Does Khalil Mack have a brother who plays quarterback at his alma mater who I don’t know about?

•   Will Matt Nagy be around to fix the broken offense he was hired to repair in 2018? The jury is still out. But the quotes collected by The Athletic’s Jon Greenberg paint the picture of a coach who is in search of answers.

•   🎵 Barkevious Mingo! He’s the man whose name you’d love to touch, but you mustn’t touch. His name sounds good in your ear, but when you say it, you mustn’t fear, ’cause his name can be said by anyone… 🎵

•   This was a good listen:

•   I laughed way too hard at this:

•   Chicago adds help to its defensive line:

•   I hope this isn’t a sign that Akiem Hicks’ hamstring injury is keeping him out for an extended period of time. Hicks was a game-time decision to play in Week 12, gave it a test-run during pre-game warm-ups, but ultimately sat out. We’ll get a clearer view of things when the injury and participation report comes out after practice.

•   Love seeing Bears players give back to the community:

•   The new-look Bulls should be interesting with fresh eyes on some old problems:

•   One of my favorite prep baseball players who I was lucky to cover while I was a reporter is now a Cub:

Author: Luis Medina

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