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Trey Burton felt anxious, uncomfortable, running 'Philly Special' trick play with Bears

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Trey Burton felt anxious, uncomfortable, running 'Philly Special' trick play with Bears

Trey Burton pulled off one of the most unbelievable plays in Super Bowl history with the Eagles in Super Bowl 52. 

The "Philly Special" featured Burton, who played some quarterback in college at Florida, throwing a touchdown pass to Eagles quarterback Nick Foles. The play has been used in college football and the NFL on numerous occasions since, including Sunday by the Bears against the Giants.

However, Burton did not feel comfortable running the play this time around.

“When they put it up on the board (in practice), I got crazy anxiety,” Burton said. “I was kind of freaking out a bit because a ton of unbelievable memories come back to mind from the Super Bowl. … I just remember going out and not really saying much, going out to practice and trying to do it. I just couldn’t. 

"Physically, there was some type of block, wasn't letting me do it. I told [Bears head coach Matt Nagy] 'Hey coach, I'm having crazy anxiety.' I couldn't sleep that night thinking about it.

"There were so many really good memories, but I'm not there anymore," he said. "I'm on a different team doing something different. I just didn't feel comfortable."

Kudos to Burton for both speaking up to Nagy about his anxiety and sharing it with the public, which is not the easiest thing to do. In the end, the Bears pulled off the play anyhow, with Tarik Cohen finding Anthony Miller in the end zone to force overtime.

The Giants won in overtime, but the "Chicago Special" was still cool, nonetheless.

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Injury Report: Trey Burton, David Montgomery, Adam Shaheen all non-participants in practice Thursday

Injury Report: Trey Burton, David Montgomery, Adam Shaheen all non-participants in practice Thursday

As the Bears prepare for a pivotal Week 11 matchup with the Rams, the team's injury report is trending in the wrong direction.

Take a look at the report from Thursday:

David Montgomery (ankle) was a non-participant in Thursday's practice after being limited Wednesday. Trey Burton (calf), Isaiah Irving (quad), Adam Shaheen (foot) and Danny Trevathan (elbow) also didn't practice.

Last Saturday, the Bears signed RB Ryan Nall and LB James Vaughters off their practice squad — potential candidates to see more run with Trevathan likely to miss time and Montgomery's status up in the air.

The Rams reported earlier this week that RT Rob Havenstein, WR Brandin Cooks and DB Darious Williams are all already ruled out for Sunday.

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Sports Talk Live Podcast: Bears not attending Colin Kaepernick's workout

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Sports Talk Live Podcast: Bears not attending Colin Kaepernick's workout

Hub Arkush, David Schuster and Patrick Finley join Laurence Holmes on the panel.

0:00- The NFL releases the list of teams that have committed to attending Colin Kaepernick's workout. The Bears are not on that list. The panel debates that and if we can trust Ryan Pace's quarterback scouting abilities.

12:00- Jason Goff joins Laurence to talk about Coby White's big game and preview Thursday night's big game against the Bucks.

19:00- Jose Abreu accepts the White Sox' qualifying offer. So what is Rick Hahn's next move?

Listen to the full podcast here or via the embedded player below:

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