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Danny Trevathan channels his inner Oprah: ‘You get a sack!’

Danny Trevathan channels his inner Oprah: ‘You get a sack!’

The Bears defense have every reason to be over-the-top excited after their strong showing in Washington on Monday night. Several players including HaHa Clinton-Dix, Khalil Mack, and Eddie Goldman made major moves keeping the Redskins offense at bay. But the player who described it best would have to be linebacker Danny Trevathan, who compared the whole experience to being Oprah.

Yes, you read that correctly.

 “You get a turnover, you get a pick, you get a sack,” Trevathan described after the game. “It’s kind of like Oprah.”

Never thought having seven solo tackles, including two tackles for loss and a sack, would make someone feel like Oprah. Here’s hoping the defense will keep channeling their inner Oprah and give the fans in the audience all the turnovers, sacks, and picks they want.

Read more about how the Bears’ defense flexed on the Redskins here.

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Kyle Brandt: 'Are the Bears Super Bowl contenders? Yes, they are.'

Kyle Brandt: 'Are the Bears Super Bowl contenders? Yes, they are.'

NFL Network's Good Morning Football host Kyle Brandt names the Chicago Bears as Super Bowl contenders. Or as we say in Chicago, duh.

The Chicagoland native and former Princeton University running back spoke on Good Morning Football on how the Bears played Monday night and what their 31-15 win against the Redskins means for the team going forward. When asked if fans should see the Bears as Super Bowl contenders three weeks in, this was Brandt’s response.

“I think last night was really important because there has been so much focus on Trubisky,” Brandt explained. “I think Matt Nagy has not had a great season, he’s been very very flat, a little tight maybe. Last night, Matt Nagy flexed a little bit. He had these crazy goal line plays, he’s doing full house back field, Cordarrelle Patterson is getting carries, he’s putting them in awkward positions. Are they a Super Bowl contender? Yes, they are.”

After a somewhat rocky start for the Bears, it feels good to get another W under the belt and to have commentators feel good about Chicago’s chances. Let’s keep this energy going into Week 4!

You can watch Brandt’s response here.

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Danny Trevathan showed what makes him such an important part of the Bears' defense last night

Danny Trevathan showed what makes him such an important part of the Bears' defense last night

Given the abundance of defensive highlights last night, it’d be easy to get caught up in HaHa Clinton-Dix’s two interceptions, or Khalil Mack’s pure dominance, and overlook the night Danny Trevathan had.  The inside linebacker led the Bears with seven solo tackles, including two tackles for loss and a sack. The latter was especially slick: 

“It’s been in the archives a little bit,” Trevathan said after the game. He wouldn’t elaborate much more on where or when he picked up the move, but did drop a bit of a clue. 

“Our outside linebackers do a great job with helping the inside, and vice versa – working on hands, working games and trying to be more versatile. The more you can do the better you are on defense. They do a great job coaching us and vice versa.” 

Trevathan’s bigger play came in the 4th quarter, when he jumped Case Keenum’s QB sneak on 4th-and-1, punching the ball out for safety Eddie Jackson to fall on. Up to that point, Washington had scored two unanswered touchdowns and were 15 yards away from making it a one-score game with over seven minutes left: 

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The offense would answer with a 10 play, 52-yard drive that not only chewed up five minutes but ended with a 38-yard field goal that put the game on ice. And it all started with Trevathan, who admitted after the game that he tried to shade away from Keenum as bait. 

“I was just being aware,” he said. “There was a situation like that – he’s a smart player, so I tried to show [away from the QB] and come back in and try to make a play. It’s all about being aware of the situation, and we do a great job coaching that stuff.” 

“It was just the perfect timing, I’ve been practicing that for a while. Finally I got that Mike Tyson punch out, so it felt good.”

 

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