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Ex-Bears quarterback Chase Daniel 'doesn't think we'll have an offseason program'

Ex-Bears quarterback Chase Daniel 'doesn't think we'll have an offseason program'

There aren't a shortage of opinions and predictions when it comes to how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the sports calendar, but so far, the NFL has seen the least amount of damage. 

While basketball, hockey, and baseball are all actively missing regular season games at this point, the disruption to the NFL calendar has mainly been limited to restricting free agent visits and work-from-home mandates. With that said, it's only a matter of time before more NFL dates get affected, and the now-remotely-operated NFL draft scheduled to take place April 23rd-25th is the best example of that. It could go far beyond late April, though, as former Bears' QB Chase Daniel addressed (with old friend Nick Williams!) on his 'Chase Chats' Periscope: 

Right around the 7:10 mark, Daniel dives into his own informed speculation about what the NFL summer looks like: 

It's crazy. As you know, I'm on the NFLPA. So I'm pretty involved with talks that are like, 'When's football [coming] back? And when is it not back?' And I did an interview for the Detroit Free Press last week, and was really just saying that I don't think we're going to have an offseason program. Like, I really don't. 

It's proving difficult to have any real sense of timelines when the situation is as fluid as the pandemic has been so far, but it's still interesting to hear someone like Daniel, who clearly has some inside information, speculate that the entire NFL summer will go dark. 

The entire conversation with Williams is worth watching, as the two get into what it's like to be back together, but on a new team. And 'Chase Chats' are only going to get more interesting on Monday night, when new QB Nick Foles joins Daniel on the show. This is our life now, embrace it. 

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Nick Foles ranked ahead of Mitchell Trubisky in Chris Simms QB list

Nick Foles ranked ahead of Mitchell Trubisky in Chris Simms QB list

One more pundit has ranked Nick Foles ahead of Mitchell Trubisky going into the 2020 NFL season.

Chris Simms has slowly been releasing his annual quarterback rankings on Twitter. On Monday, he got to Nick Foles at No. 31 overall.

That’s seven spots ahead of Trubisky, who came in at No. 38-- ahead of only Dwayne Haskins and Tua Tagovailoa.

Simms says Foles can make “big time throws” with support around him, and he should have plenty of that with Allen Robinson, Ted Ginn Jr., Anthony Miller and rookie TE Cole Kmet.

But first he’ll have to beat out Trubisky in the QB competition.

Still ahead of Foles on Simms’ list are Andy Dalton (No. 27), Ryan Fitzpatrick (No. 28) and the guy who took over his starting job in Jacksonville, Gardner Minshew (No. 30).

RELATED: Nick Foles' familiarity with Bears coaches, system important to Ryan Pace

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10 most dominant Super Bowl victories in NFL history

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10 most dominant Super Bowl victories in NFL history

Dominance.

It’s one of the many words used to describe the masterpiece that was the 1985 Chicago Bears.

Chicagoans should know the pillars of this great work of art by now: Richard Dent. Walter Payton. Mike Ditka. Buddy Ryan. And so on.

But if, perhaps, you’re part of a younger generation who has never seen the pinnacle of that work, or if you simply want to recapture some of that glory on a bigger screen, you now have your chance.

NBC will re-air Super Bowl XX in its entirety this Sunday at 2:00 p.m. CT, the penultimate game in the network’s “Super Bowl Week in America’ series. Liam McHugh will speak with two members of the vaunted 46 Defense, Hall of Famers Mike Singletary and Dan Hampton.

The game between the Bears and New England Patriots on Jan. 26, 1986, was certainly the biggest blowout in Super Bowl history up to that point. The 46-10 final score was relatively tame. The Bears could have easily scored 60 that night in New Orleans.

But was it the most dominant performance on the game’s greatest stage? Well, we made a list.

Here are the top 10 most dominant performances by an NFL team in 54 years of Super Bowl history