Rick Morrissey Wags The Finger - Bear Dawn (1/20)

Bear Dawn

 Sorry for the lack of Bear Dawns lately, boys and girls. I come bearing gifts, however.

Rick Morrissey penned a goofy article about the passing of Gaines Adams. To sum up what he’s saying: We viewed him as a football player, as a bad trade by Jerry Angelo, and then he died. None of us knew him, and that’s sad.


Let me make this clear: I feel very badly that a seemingly healthy athlete, one that was only three years older than me, died. I really do. However, Morrissey misses the point: Sports are silly. It’s a method of escape. And for him to go to the “shame on us” routine is downright hypocritical and insulting. Why didn’t he take back all of his negative comments about Jay Cutler?

Make sure to click the first two links under the Chicago Sun-Times – excellent articles that deserve a look.


The Bears were hit hard by Gaines Adams’ passing. 

Mike DeBord is interviewing for the Bears’ TE coach position.

Rod Marinelli was looking forward to working with Gaines Adams.


Jeff Hughes gives us some free agent names to chew on. 

Chicago Sun-Times

A few renowned heart specialists discuss Gaines Adams’ passing and how difficult heart conditions are diagnosed. 

Here’s an excellent article focusing on heart conditions – don’t miss this article.

Mike Mulligan pens a great piece on Gaines Adams.

His funeral arrangements have been announced.

Rob Chudzinski seems to be a long shot in Chicago.

The second autopsy reached the same result as the first one.

Chicago Tribune

Here are some questions about Gaines Adams’ death from a business perspective. 

Gaines Adams’ death leaves the Bears’ DL dangerous thin, with only one under contract.

David Haugh: Chicago never got to know Gaines Adams the person.

Brad Biggs: The playoffs are showing why the Bears have to bank on Cutler.

Dusty Dvoracek was arrested on Saturday night for being an idiot.

Heart-related deaths aren’t uncommon among athletes.

Bears’ players expressed disbelief when Adams passed.

Troy Aikman has no problem with Lovie filling the OL coach position before the OC is set.

CSN Chicago

There were no red flags in Adams’ medical history prior to his death. 

The Bears’ search for coordinators is starting to heat up.

Daily Herald

Bob LeGere sizes up some coordinator prospects. 

Mike Imrem: Amid tragedy, we still turn to sports.

ESPN Chicago

Here are some former Bears who are doing good things in the playoffs.

Here are all the coordinators that got away from the Bears.

The Bears will not get a draft pick for Adams’ death.

Jeff Dickerson’s mailbag.

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