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Babich, Bradley like their role reversal

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Babich, Bradley like their role reversal

Role reversals can sometimes be awkward when the boss and staffer switch jobs. The Jacksonville Jaguars and new head coach Gus Bradley arent worried.
Bradley worked with former Bears coach Bob Babich for six years at North Dakota State. Babich was head coach, Bradley his defensive coordinator.
Now Bradley is field boss and Babich his defensive coordinator after Babichs hiring last week to replace Mel Tucker, who took the same post with the Bears.
The Jaguars defense was 30th in yards and tied for 29th in points allowed last year. Bradley, the former Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator, had success of his own and also wanted what Babich was part of building in Chicago.
Chicagos defense was really good this year fifth overall and just watching them on tape, I was very impressed with their style, Bradley said via Ryan OHalloran at the Florida Times-Unions Jacksonville.com. Our philosophies mesh and the terminology is very similar. Its another great addition.
Babich was elevated to Bears D-coordinator in 2007 after the exit of Ron Rivera and served in that role for three seasons.
Ive grown being around former coordinator Rod Marinelli and the rest of the Bears coaching staff, Babich said. Ive become not only a better coach but a better person so Im excited and ready to go.

Bears to don throwback helmets Sunday against Giants

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Bears to don throwback helmets Sunday against Giants

The Bears are throwing it back to the past this weekend at Soldier Field.

The Bears will rock 1960s throwback helmets Sunday when they take on the New York Giants. The helmet is navy blue and features a white "C" logo and gray facemask, whereas the current helmet has an orange "C" and white facemask.

A look at the throwback lid:

The Bears donned those helmets from 1962-72 during the playing days of  Dick Butkus and Gale Sayers, now Hall of Famers. They won the 1963 NFL Championship along the way.

“I think a lot of Bears fans remember the ‘60s, especially the ’63 championship team winning at Wrigley against the Giants with those ‘Cs’ on our helmet,” Bears chairman George H. McCaskey said. “And of course Butkus and Sayers and all the great memories they provided. That small change I think means a lot to people.”

As 2019 is the Bears' 100th season as a franchise, they've been honoring a different decade at each home game. The Bears have also installed seven-foot tall bobbleheads around Chicago each week featuring players from that week's celebratory decade.

Unsurprisingly, this week's game will celebrate the 1960s, with Butkus and Sayers represented in life-size bobblehead form:

The Bears will give out bobbleheads of Butkus and Sayers to the first 20,000 fans who arrive at Sunday's game.

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Mitch Trubisky practiced in full on Thursday

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Mitch Trubisky practiced in full on Thursday

As Chicago continues to analyze Mitch Trubisky’s hip and figure out if his benching was actually injury related or performance related, the injury report from practice makes it seem like he should play on Sunday.

Trubisky was a full participant in practice on Thursday, just as he was on Wednesday. Back-to-back full practices would seem to indicate he should be full go for Sunday’s game against the Giants.

If not, then chaos will ensue.


As for the rest of the injury report, offensive lineman Bobby Massie was not limited with his back injury while linebacker Isaiah Irving was limited with a quad injury.

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