The first change on the Bears embattled offensive line came from an unexpected direction Wednesday when guard Chilo Rachal abruptly left the team for personal reasons and was replaced on the 53-man roster by rookie undrafted free agent James Brown from the practice squad.Rachals exit points to Chris Spencer returning to the starting lineup. Spencer was demoted from the left-guard spot after the loss to Green Bay and has lately been replaced by Jonathan Scott as the extra lineman in the Bears jumbo packages.Rachal suffered through an abysmal game against the San Francisco 49ers,unofficiallyallowing a sack and QB hurry in addition to two holding penalties.Rachal signed a one-year deal last offseason and told CSNChicago.com last week that he hoped to play well enough for an extension here. He stayed after practice every day working on his hand-punch on the heavy blocking bag.Brown was a surprise find after last Aprils draft, having been expected to be selected in a market that is having increasing difficulty finding adequate supplies or and quality in offensive linemen.But the current difficulties at tackle for the Bears do not point to Brown suddenly going from the developmental squad to blocking Jared Allen.Its not like at this point of the season you can take a James Brown, whom Im very high on of course Im always high on all the players because they work so hard and say, OK, youre the guy now, offensive coordinator Mike Tice sad on Wednesday. That would be desperation.
The Denver Nuggets have been hot of late, winning seven of their last 10 games against pretty stiff competition. However, they were no match in a tough virtual matchup on Friday night.
CSN Chicago associate producer Adam Yingst took on Nikola Jokic and company in #MeVsNuggets, a challenge in which the person watching must eat more chicken nuggets than Denver has field goals.
Fighting a cold, Yingst powered through 41 chicken nuggets to seal the victory over Denver. If that isn't reminiscent of the Michael Jordan flu game, then we don't know what is.
Watch this epic battle in the video above, and catch some funny outtakes below.