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Danny Trevathan on vicious hit on Davante Adams: 'It wasn't intentional'

Danny Trevathan on vicious hit on Davante Adams: 'It wasn't intentional'

GREEN BAY, Wisc. — Danny Trevathan’s helmet-to-helmet hit on Davante Adams will likely earn the Bears’ linebacker a fine, and possibly a suspension. But the message from both locker rooms after the Green Bay Packers’ 35-14 win on Thursday was clear: It wasn’t intentional, and unfortunately, that’s just football. 

The hit clearly rattled players on both teams — as soon as Adams went to the ground and wasn’t moving, Bears linebacker Pernell McPhee was seen frantically waving toward the Packers’ sideline to bring trainers out. Fortunately, Packers coach Mike McCarthy said after the game that “everything looks positive” for the 6-foot-2, 216 pound receiver. 

“I was just trying to make a play,” Trevathan said. “It wasn’t intentional. I was just trying to hustle to the ball and do my job, and unfortunately he ended up hurt. I’m sorry about that. I’m going to reach out to him and try to send him a message. We play a physical game but you never wish that on nobody.”

Bears defensive end Akiem Hicks had a clear view of the hit and had Trevathan’s back on it, too. 

“I told Danny, you’re just playing football, you’re just trying to make noise and bang pads and stuff that we’re asked to do,” Hicks said. “I know there was no malicious intent behind it. He’s just playing the game that he’s been playing since he was a young man.”

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said he believes there wasn’t anything nefarious behind Trevathan’s hit, either. 

“He’s a tough player,” Rodgers said. “I don’t think he was intentionally trying to hurt Tae (Adams), but he did give him a good whack and unfortunately Tae got knocked out.”

Intentional or not, though, Trevathan could get hit with a suspension. For a Bears defense already missing two starting inside linebackers, losing Trevathan would be a massive blow. 

“I don’t think it should be a suspension, but you never know,” Trevathan said. “But just want to send a prayer out — my main concern is that he’s okay.” 

Pat McAfee thinks Cam Newton is the move the Bears should be making this offseason

Pat McAfee thinks Cam Newton is the move the Bears should be making this offseason

Recently on the always-light-hearted, analytical-bending Pat McAfee Show, the former Indianapolis Colts player turned radio host weighed in on the Bears’ decision to keep Mitch Trubisky under center for the upcoming season. McAfee believes it’s time the Bears climb back into relevancy by replacing Trubisky with former-MVP Cam Newton:

If I was the Chicago Bears, I would be trying to get Cam Newton. What's the worst that could happen? He stinks? You guys stink anyways. 

With a “what do you have to lose?” mantra, McAfee believes that the Bears should swap out Trubisky for the Panthers' star. Newton is not a free agent, however; it's possible his time with the Panthers could be up,  as it's been heavily-rumored that they'll trade him away this offseason. Newton was sidelined most of the 2019 season with back-to-back injuries, first in his shoulder, then his ankle. If they trade away Newton, the Panthers could allot the money to rebuilding their team around one of the league’s best running backs, Christian McCaffery. 

2020 Senior Bowl: Jordan Love's 1st-round hype is real

2020 Senior Bowl: Jordan Love's 1st-round hype is real

MOBILE, Ala. — The Detroit Lions didn't gain any new fans after their questionable practice session (North team) on Day 1 of the 2020 Senior Bowl, but despite a lot of time warming up and working against air, there were a few prospect performances worth noting.

Utah State quarterback Jordan Love was the headliner, showing off his cannon of an arm in what was a clear display of starting-quarterback talent. Compared to fellow North team quarterbacks Shea Patterson (Michigan) and Anthony Gordon (Washington State), Love looked like the only quarterback who's capable of succeeding in the NFL. It wasn't even close.

Love has an effortless throwing motion. His passes are crisp, accurate and on a rope. Was he perfect? No. But he had the most impressive arm of the day. His first-round hype is very real and will only continue to build momentum as the week goes on.

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As for Patterson and Gordon? Bears fans need to temper their excitement for both of them. Patterson's quirky throwing motion looks labored and forced while Gordon's slight frame and underwhelming arm strength scream backup at best.

Tight end Brycen Hopkins (Purdue) had a quiet first practice. His opportunities to make plays were limited. But he'll need a strong finish to the week to maintain his standing as the top tight end at the Senior Bowl.

One player Bears fans should highlight as a name to watch is Michigan offensive lineman Ben Bredeson. He looked the part on Tuesday. He has strong hands and the kind of powerful playing style that tends to lead to success in the NFL. He showed pretty good feet, too. He has a chance to rise up the board if he stacks two more positive practices together.

On the defensive side of the ball, Syracuse edge rusher Alton Robinson flashed in drills. He showed a good first step and violent hands at the point of attack. He won several reps with ease. The Bears have to add pass-rush help in the middle rounds, and Robinson looks like a quality prospect worth keeping an eye on.

Ohio State defensive lineman Davon Hamilton had a nice day, too. He was almost unblockable at times and practiced with a level of intensity that scouts are certain to like. While not a need in Chicago, Hamilton looks like a player whose value could trump need come draft day. 

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