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Turn the Beat Around: Reactions to the Draft Reactions

| May 1st, 2017

Who Cares About Glennon?

Seriously, who cares? Rich Campbell makes the argument in Monday’s Tribune that the Bears must repair their relationship with the recently-signed QB before the start of the 2017 season. But Thursday night was a concrete, definitive statement from Ryan Pace: Glennon, you’re not the guy. (Thank God)

And I don’t care what Pace and Fox say about Glennon being the starting quarterback. They both know the ideal scenario is Mitch Trubisky winning this job in OTAs and over the summer and making it impossible to keep him off the field. That validates the pick and means the future of the franchise starts now.

Jahns, In a Paragraph

From Sun-Times beat and all-around nice guy Adam Jahns:

My favorite pick …

Make it two: tight end Adam Shaheen and running back Tarik Cohen. Both players face major jumps in competition after playing at small schools. It has seemingly been forgotten that the Bears did have needs on offense. They ranked 28th in scoring last year. They needed more firepower.

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DBB Weekend Show: All Adam Jahns Edition! [AUDIO]

| January 5th, 2017

ON THE WEEKEND SHOW!

  • Adam Jahns for a half hour, discussing what the postseason press conference means about the future of the Chicago Bears. Special focus on the quarterback position, Alshon Jeffery, Kyle Fuller, injuries to the 2015 draft and how to approach the secondary starting in March.
  • Picks for the Wildcard Round: Raiders +3.5, Seattle -8, Miami +10, New York +4.5.
  • Lots and lots of Shea McClellin talk!

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DBB Weekend Show – Week 13

| December 1st, 2016

On this longish episode of the Weekend Show:

  • Jeff breaks down the issues the Bears face in finding the “quarterback of the future” this spring, with a little help from his well-placed scout friend.
  • Adam Jahns tells you Pernell McPhee is playing at 60%, Kyle Fuller isn’t doing enough off the field to impress the coaching staff and confirms Jeff’s belief that Jeffery is headed for another tag and Hoyer to the starting lineup.
  • Reverend Dave mails in his sermon on crab racing. (And I mean mails in!)
  • Jeff picks the Bears out of tradition. He really believes the injuries at linebacker and inability to keep contain will lead to Kaepernick running wild Sunday.

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DBB Weekend Show – Week 8 [AUDIO]

| October 28th, 2016

On the Weekend Show:

  • We lead off with Adam Jahns discussing the drama surrounding Jay Cutler’s return to the starting lineup and his general dismay with John Fox’s communication.
  • Dolly Parton! In the Ghetto!
  • Jeff discusses the three possible outcomes over the next 9 games for Cutler and why his starting in 2017 should not be ruled out yet.
  • Reverend Dave compares the Cutler debate to…Scientology?
  • The pick: Bears 13, Vikings 10. Expect Bears defense to control things but if Bears go into this game without their starting guards, Cutler won’t have a calm pocket all night.

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DBB Weekend Show – 10/14/16 [AUDIO]

| October 14th, 2016

On the sixth episode of the Weekend Show this season:

    • Jeff breaks down why Brian Hoyer has made this season watchable in Jay Cutler’s absence
    • Adam Jahns makes arguably his best appearance, breaking down Cutler/Hoyer, Cam Meredith’s emergence, Pernell McPhee, Kyle Fuller…etc. (One note on this: his words on Kevin White are not encouraging.)
    • Jeff describes this season as “fascinatingly terrible”.
    • Reverend discusses Missouri’s premier tourism destination.
    • Jeff, while physically breaking down, still manages to pick the Bears.
    • Elvis Costello tracks!

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DaBearsBlog Weekend Show – 9/23/16 [AUDIO]

| September 22nd, 2016

On this week’s show:

  • Jeff plays a clip from “All That Jazz” and misidentifies it as “Lenny” (those familiar with the clip will understand why). He then discusses stages of death when it comes to the 2016 Bears season.
  • Adam Jahns discusses the tone in the Bears locker room Monday night and whether he believes the team has enough left in that locker room to be competitive the next few weeks.
  • Reverend Dave blows us off! (So instead we play an oldie but goodie. 2013’s “When the Bears Win”)
  • Jeff tries mighty hard to like the Chicago Bears this week.

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Turn the Beat Around: Lots of Leonard Floyd Talk & Other Stuff Too!

| September 13th, 2016

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ADAM2ADAM ON LEONARD FLOYD

Leonard Floyd didn’t have a great day Sunday, expectedly for a raw rookie. But he almost never left the field. Jahns broke down his debut after film study:

“We got a fast, relentless team, guys that can do multiple things in any situations,” linebacker Jerrell Freeman said. “We got [outside linebackers] that can go out there and play seam/flat on some receivers.

“You see the young fella out there playing great.”

But sacks still matter most for Floyd. His takedown of Osweiler in the third quarter was his best play. He didn’t have a quick jump off the snap, but he fought through left tackle Chris Clark, reached the edge and quickly closed on Osweiler.

As Fangio predicted, there were moments when Floyd was overmatched. On Hopkins’ 23-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter, Floyd was stood up by Newton.

Play fakes negated Floyd’s speed at times, but he handled his run assignments well, which included squaring up with tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz. Floyd also was involved in six tackles, but he wasn’t on the field for Fuller’s 18-yard score on a tunnel screen.

“I feel good,” Floyd said. “But I’ve got some improvements to make.”

Adam Hoge had an interesting take on the Bears decision to play Floyd about 80% of the defensive snaps.

This, of course, does not mean that Floyd was the best option to play the most snaps at outside linebacker in Week 1. In fact, I would argue that the Bears coaching staff did not give its team the best chance to win by only playing Houston on 36 percent of the defensive snaps.

But I guess it depends on how you look at it. Which is more important: beating the Texans in Week 1 or getting your raw first round draft pick the most experience possible?

I guess we now know where the Bears stand on that question.

The Bears are committed to developing Floyd. And they are willing to sacrifice early success to do so.

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DaBearsBlog Weekend Show – 9/9/16 [AUDIO]

| September 8th, 2016

DABEARSBLOG WEEKEND SHOW IS AVAILABLE ON BOTH SOUNDCLOUD AND ITUNES.

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On this week’s episode:

  • New theme songs!
  • I complain about the Tribune.
  • Adam Jahns talks about who is filling the defensive leadership void, why the negativity surrounding the Bears is wrong and pinpoints as HJQ as his player to watch early in the season.
  • The Reverend does a rant about a transvestite prostitute. .
  • Bears 20, Texans 14

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