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  1. Speaking of McManis. They moved him to safety. 😳😮😯😧😐🤔🤔🤔
  2. Random Thoughts for May 2019

    Long being healthy all offseason could be X factor to this season. Last off season he was pumped that surgeries took away his great pain, but obviously he wasn’t dead lifting massive weight immediately after multiple surgeries. Could be cumulative damage is too much at this time and next injury is inevitable. However, looking at bright side a loss of weight and a healthy offseason with no surgeries or debilitating daily pain allows him to train and prepare in way that could both make him a better player and keep him on field playing at high level.
  3. The Adam Shaheen Thread

    I think it’s tough to say with TE’s. A lot of them emerge later. Many shine and then quickly disappear. Few are good over a 4 year or more period. Shaheen has been in league two years. In college he couldn’t block and he turned into a pretty good blocker during his rookie year. That usually takes a longer time. Howard nearly led league in rushing and many of those yards were with Shaheen blocking. In year two Nagy was using him a ton in practice. He didn’t have to do that. He wasn’t his guy. He chose to based on what he saw. I wasn’t there so I can’t say if I agree or disagree, but Nagy thought so. Then Adam got seriously hurt before season and came back late in year and didn’t look same and wasn’t on same page with what offense was at that time. He still made some key plays, but was largely a non factor. Is he great? No. I think we would know that. Is he bad? You can’t say that given the evidence and situation. I’m not sure why so many are making that pronouncement at this time. I think if he stays healthy we will know based on his play by 4th game or so. If he gets hurt again then he gets injury prone label and is a bust in that sense.
  4. He mostly handled GBs FA pick up in HOF game.
  5. Random Thoughts for May 2019

    /2 So you have better backs, line should be better if Long is healthy, but question remains can you run effectively without a Y TE when you couldn't last year? We'll see. Shaheen will be healthy to start, but there is no one else. You can't build around Shaheen/Burton package again. Burton can't block front 7 guys and Shaheen hasn't shown he can stay healthy or is worth building around. Looking at clues, they didn't go get another Y, so that tells me that isn't the plan. 2 TE will be still be a small package of course, but they aren't going to count on it again and be left wanting. Keep an eye on what they do in training camp scrimmages towards end of camp. Should tell you what their plan or emphasis is going to be. I am thinking it will be heavy 3 WR this time with Burton or Shaheen switching off rather than being on field together. Its what I would do. I think its Robinson, Miller as mainstays. Burton and Shaheen will mostly rotate with Burton getting more of reps. Gabriel, Patterson, Cohen will rotate depending on play. Cohen will get extra reps in backfield of course. I think when its going to be a run or screen and Cohen is in backfield, Patterson will be in game over Gabriel or he should be. Ridley will work in here and there for Robinson. Nagy said he wants to start with him on outside because inside is harder to learn. So you have better backs, line should be better if Long is healthy, but question remains can you run effectively without a Y TE again? Shaheen should be healthy, but there is no one else. You can't build around Shaheen/Burton again. Burton can't block front 7 guys. They didnt go get another Y, so that tells me that isnt the plan. 2 TE will be a small package, but they arent going to count on it again and be left wanting. Keep an eye on what they do in training camp scrimmages towards end of camp. Should tell you what their plan or emphasis is going to be. I am thinking it will be heavy 3 WR this time with Burton or Shaheen switching off rather than being on field together. Its what I would do. Look for heavy play action/RPO off zone read/power and jet action. I think Davis is best pass protector/receiver/runner combo until Montgomery gets better at pass pro. I think Davis is slightly better receiver regardless. I think Cohen is best receiver and screen option. Patterson is best jet, OZ back, running seam, and quick power off RPO. Montgomery is best runner. Whyte has great speed. Davis and Montgomery will rotate, with Davis more early when/until Montgomery shows he can pass protect. .
  6. Random Thoughts for May 2019

    Bears have a lot of weapons this year. But you still have to rep things so you have to pick a general direction. Last year it looked like off season plan was 2 TE 2 WR, heavy Howard, heavy RPO. Then Shaheen got hurt and that was all out the window and they went mostly 3 WR 1 U TE. Essentially 4 WR. Unfortunately they found they couldnt run the football out of that set. Understandable as it isnt a favorable running personnel unless they are expecting pass and you have a scat or speed back in game. Howard didnt fit the bill. Original plan was a good plan and it was working in practice and scrimmages, Denver was frustrated, bad plan in sense that it couldnt work without a Y TE and you had only one. So offense kind of became either MT had to make a play with his feet or Cohen had to do something amazing. Often they both came through, however; as a coach you want plays to work as drawn and it is frustrating when they don't. They never got their run game together, but passing game improved throughout season. Without threat of run however, they got a bit exposed by Philly who sat on their route combos. I think they spent off season thinking how to fix run game and that will be a huge emphasis in camp. If you were self evaluating your offense the obvious problem was running game; 3 yards a carry sucks. /1
  7. Random Thoughts for May 2019

    I dont know. On street at last minute maybe. Everything on line will have a floor.
  8. Daniels was always going to be center. They didn’t want him making line calls in his rookie year. To me that’s kind of stupid, there are many work arounds for that, but whatever they had a plan and went with it.
  9. Rank your favorite draft pick ...

    1. Duke Shelley Not because I think he is a great football player. I just like the way he plays the game. He is a mosquito. Bothers you. Gets in your face. Plays with a smile. Goes hard every play. Plays physical. All this while undersized. I also like that he could eventually take Skrine’s spot as I wasn’t a fan of his. 2. Emanuel Hall. Fully aware this guy might not even make the team. Still think he is insane value for an UDFA. Every time Mizzu needed a play this guy was one to make it Doing a video on him later this week. 3. Montgomery. A guy who does everything good and nothing great. Never know with these RBs though. Sometimes they play better in pros than college. Only position you can really say that about. Glue guy. High character worker.
  10. Says the guy who thinks Goldman is 320. LOL. Just kidding. But point is never trust team listed weights.
  11. League 2019 off season

    Bears trendy pick to regress. https://www.windycitygridiron.com/2019/5/18/18630145/chicago-bears-free-agency-draft-offseason-training-activities-camp-pace-nagy-tarik-cohen-trubisky
  12. ... or UDFA factoring in where they were selected or what Bears gave up from best to worst or worst to best and give reasoning. So not necessarily best player, but your favorite move or value. Also say what you expect from each player in 2019 and going forward.
  13. Actually i was about 6'2 and had a neck roll and these big forearm and elbow pads. I looked big in equipment thanks to the pads. I played line too. Probably why they listed my weight so high. I was only 16 as a senior. So i havent gained a ton of weight. Lest some of you are thinking I got really fat.
  14. Kind Of A Damning Review Of Emanuel Hall

    I was just listening to Dane Brugler sp? ,who is probably most respected media scout working today, he said Hall is a second round talent. He said he thought he would go in 4th because he flat refused to play through injury at Mizzu which really pissed off staff there. They made known their feelings to scouts. I dont really blame a kid for taking that attitude when he thinks he's going to be a high round pick. Obviously it backfired on him. I think he fell further because doctors found a sports hernia.
  15. League 2019 off season

    Gase continues to fail upward.
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