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Nagy Talks Mack, Borom Coming Back, Orlovsky Thinks Offense is Whack, and Other Bears Bullets

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Charlie Morton struck out Jose Altuve while pitching with a broken leg in Game 1 of the 2021 World Series. So maybe I’ll keep my waking up abruptly after a bad dream and with general soreness complaints to myself this morning.

•   The last thing the Bears needed was more bad injury news, but that’s what they got before my morning coffee could even cool off:

•   When speaking with the media on Wednesday morning, Head Coach Matt Nagy said no decision has been made regarding Mack’s status. “We’re working through everything with Khalil. As everyone knows, he’s been battling through a foot injury,” Nagy told reporters. “There’s been absolutely no decisions made.”

•   In a very Nagy way, he wouldn’t even say if discussions about Mack going on IR to rest his foot injury were taking place. Chicago’s coach did offer up that Mack was talking to team trainers to get additional information on the situation. But no matter which way you slice it, Mack’s injury situation is complex and any prolonged absence would further hurt an already wounded team.

•   Nagy did offer up one bit of positive news, confirming left tackle Jason Peters’ report that fellow offensive lineman Larry Borom was coming off IR today. Activating Borom opens his 21-day practice window, in which the Bears have to decide whether to bring the rookie tackle off IR for good. Judging from Nagy’s phrasing of the situation, I have my doubts on if Borom will be available to play immediately. But that Borom is in a place where he can return to practice is a wonderful development.

•   Unfortunately, Nagy also confirmed that RB David Montgomery, RT Germain Ifedi, and OL Teven Jenkins won’t come off IR today. In other words, Khalil Herbert remains your likely RB1 in Chicago for the time being. As for what’s happening at right tackle while Ifedi is out is up-in-the-air until further notice.

•   As for the Bears’ broken offense, this flashback gave me chills for all the wrong reasons:

•   Dan Orlovsky continues to fry Nagy and the Bears’ offensive play-callers/designers/everything that continues to fail Justin Fields’ development:

•   Looking ahead to a TNF battle between the Bears’ fiercest rival and a franchise that used to play in Chicago: I hope everyone running to snag Packers WR Allen Lazard for their fantasy team after seeing Davante Adams go on the COVID reserve list saw news of Lazard joining his teammate on the COVID list before blowing their FAAB load.

•   Can’t stop watching this:

•   Love seeing stuff like this:

•   Not to toot my own horn, but I snagged Jorge Soler homering at +400 at DraftKings before the start of Game 1 of the World Series. So not only did I see one of my favorite former Cubs play long-ball to open the Fall Classic, winning my small change wager will pay for lunch today:

•   DeMar DeRozan get buckets:

•   Brett nailed it when he said of yesterday: “A truly awful day – recounting an awful past – for the Blackhawks, which will lead to transformations in the organization:”



Author: Luis Medina

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