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  1. How do we fix the QB in 2020

    I think the problem is that in the NFL it takes defenses a year or so to adjust to offensive schemes. Last year with a last place schedule we really caught some teams by surprise and we weren't as good as our record indicated. Last year was all about the explosive offenses and this year almost all the top tier teams have well balanced teams except for the Chief but even their defense is improved. Our offense was better last year because teams weren't expecting the Bears to be that good offensively and we scored more points despite having glaring flaws. With a full offseason of game planning, defensive coordinators adjusted and the true colors of our offense has been seen. We weren't a piece or two away from a championship, we still have to add to our collection of talent to be among the elite. I also think that the franchise hasn't been forthcoming as to the extent to Mitch's injuries. During the Cowboys game, he really showed some quickness that really wasn't seen during the year. Even though people want to point to playcalling, game plans might have been designed around Mitch playing injured. Coming into this year I thought the best case scenario would be to go 10-6 because we have a pretty tough looking schedule. However, most of our losses weren't due to schedule it was just us playing bad. I will say that the Oakland Raiders game really showed us how bad our offensive line is compared to rest of the league.

    This is a big reason why the Ravens and the 49ers are winning with their run game. When these teams are trotting out 6 offensive lineman, multiple tight end sets, and/or a fullback, most teams don't have a front 7 that can compete with their size.
  3. Cowboys @ Bears, 12/5, 7:20 GDT

    Eh. The reason I say this is because in this draft in particular there really aren't any TE standouts for the draft value. I'm more of the mindset of taking the BPA especially since we don't have a 1st round pick. The tight end position is a position of need but when picking a TE in the second round you're going to have to be guaranteed a Vance McDonald type of player or better for it to be worth its value. It really sucks that we don't have a 3rd round pick because that seems to be a sweet spot when drafting a tight end in terms position and value. This offseason we have certain position of needs: OT,EDGE, #2 CB, TE. Since OT and EDGE are positions that require significant draft capital to upgrade we are going to need to spend a pick on upgrading one of those two positions. For the other pick I say get the BPA. Each draft has its own pulse and when looking back on past drafts, the best picks were when the team drafted high impact players and not drafting on need. We really need to look at what kind of talent this draft has and draft a high impact cornerstone player regardless of position.
  4. Cowboys @ Bears, 12/5, 7:20 GDT

    This. I've been looking back at the past drafts in recent history and one thing that I noticed is that there really hasn't been one TE drafted in the first round that has paid off. I think a lot of that has to do with player development, coaching, and system. The TE position is one that requires a lot of different skillsets in blocking, route running, catching, etc. which is why it takes most players not named George Kittle a few years to develop. Take a look at the 2018 draft by the Baltimore Ravens. They drafted Hayden Hurst in the 1st round who for right now is a bust but the 3rd round pick of Mark Andrews ended up being the gem for his all-around skillset. Even though Horsted and Holtz are solid depth guys we still need a starting caliber TE which can still be had even if we don't spend our 2nd round pick on it.
  5. Cowboys @ Bears, 12/5, 7:20 GDT

    Facemask allowed vs us
  6. Cowboys @ Bears, 12/5, 7:20 GDT

    Those words by Nagy OMFG. Gold. SOB.
  7. Cowboys @ Bears, 12/5, 7:20 GDT

    Although the NFC East is weak this year, the Cowboys are still a hungry team vying for a playoff spot. I believe this game will be won in the trenches. The Cowboys offensive line will play with more physicality compared to ours. Apart from the obvious players like Elliot and Cooper we have to look out for Michael Gallup. With Prince being hobbled, I fully expect them to exploit our #2 CB position. Aside from a defensive masterpiece, Nagy is gonna need superior play calling to beat the Cowboys.
  8. Bears @ Lions, Thanksgiving, 11/28, 11:30 GDT

    This. Wims whom when drafted was a very raw prospect has shown a lot of development and has shown flashes in the snaps he has been given. Although he needs to clean up his route running he has shown deceptive speed for his size and provides the team with some size which could be an asset over Gabriel which can also help in the running game. He's still a very raw receiver but I want to see what he can do with more PT.
  9. Bears @ Lions, Thanksgiving, 11/28, 11:30 GDT

    Pretty good play by the offense and play-calling today. I actually feel the defense had a bad performance today. Credit the playcalling of the Lions to score 20 points but a 3rd string QB isn't supposed to have a game like that against us. Charles Leno is going to have to clean up his penalties if he's going to be a positive contributor for us. These penalties are really disrupting the flow of the offense and really mess with the rhythm of the offense. Also, Montgomery is really showing a lot of grit with his running. If we can play with some physicality on the offensive line, we might be able to play with some semblance of an offense to finish up the year. Even though Mitch didn't play the best game, he really showed some reason for optimism. A lot of it had to do with the play-calling with today's game. Mitch is still showing some hesitation when he's running the ball. But I'll take it. In today's NFL a win is a win and road games are hard to come by. Our team still has a lot of room for improvement but it looks better than it did a few weeks ago.
  10. How do we fix the QB in 2020

    I honestly feel that Nagy is just trying to talk up Mitch during these press conferences just to present an outward appearance that they are supporting their QB. I also don't get why people feel that Nagy when he got this job he did it because he thought that Mitch was going to be great. Getting a head coaching job is hard and I'm thinking every competitive person has the ego that they can win no matter what and Nagy jumped at the chance. The problem is that on offense there is no identity. If the other team shuts down Allen Robinson, there is nothing that this team does well.
  11. Would you pull Floyd's option?

    This is exactly why I wanted the Bears to draft Chase Winovich in this past draft. It would have provided us with a contingency plan in case we wouldn't resign Floyd in the future. Also, it helps to have a nice 3rd edge player to keep the rotations fresh when Mack or Floyd are taking a breather. However, we really needed a starting running back and the third round is when they really started to come off the board. Either way EDGE is a premium position which requires significant capital whether it is with $ via free agency or by investing a high round draft pick. I can't recall many studs being drafted in later rounds. Floyd isn't necessarily a bad player, it's just that for the price-tag he's going to fetch when he is unrestricted it wouldn't be a great investment. I say draft a guy who you can plug into the #3 and who can challenge Floyd for the starting spot. This way we are able to minimize the loss of Floyd after 2020 while having a replacement on a rookie contract.
  12. 11/24 GDT, NYG @ CHI

    The reason why we're not able to convert these short yardage situation is twofold. 1) We are lacking the physical presence of Jordan Howard. Even though he had his faults he was still very reliable at getting those tough yards on those obvious down and distances and he was very reliable on the goal line. Montgomery is a solid back but he lacks the thump that Jordan Howard provided. We might need to look into drafting a Frank Gore type type of running back or a fullback who can grab a couple yards for those situations. 2) Our offensive line is terrible. We aren't getting enough push and our running backs are routinely being met by defenders behind the line of scrimmage. You combine that with the fact that we are lacking elite offensive weapons that don't require double teams and you're going to routinely run into stacked boxes.
  13. 2020 Bears FAs -Who can/do you resign?

    It's basically a tradeoff. The 3-4 is better when you don't want to surrender too many yards on short/intermediate passes and the 4-3 is better when you want to stuff the run for more negative yardage. I like 3-4 better because there's more strategy in where you bring the pressure but I say pick the defense that fits you're personnel. Either way, transitioning from a 3-4 to 4-3 and vice versa requires time and revamping your roster. The 4-3 requires special players like having a good 3-Technique and a talented Mike and/or WILL. Most EDGE players are talented enough to transition between a 4-3 and 3-4 seamlessly.

    If we end up drafting a TE, he will probably take atleast 2-3 years to develop so the best way to immediately impact the position is via free agency. Hunter Henry and Austin Hooper are two names that pop up on the list, but I'm not so sure how willing their teams are to part ways with those talented players. Henry may not be among the top tier of TEs like Kelce, Ertz, and Kittle but I believe he has the talent to be on the tier just below them and is young enough to ascend among the elite. I feel that Hooper's ceiling is a little bit lower than that and I feel that he's been feasting off being on a talented Falcon's offense though I feel he may be more well-rounded than Henry. There are many ways to go about upgrading the position because we are at the bottom of the barrel and the only direction is upward. However, I don't want Pace to overspend on mediocre talent out of desperation and burden the franchise with a contract the way the Cubs are still paying for the Jason Heyward contract.
  15. The Last Ride of Mitch Trubisky Offseason

    I agree with many of the points addressed by the OP especially with the philosophy of taking a concerted effort to rebuilding the offensive line. I also agree with that we shouldn't waste our 2nd round pick on QB unless there is true conviction on the talent of the QB. Taking a flier on a late round QB is a good idea because regardless if its a hit, we need a backup QB. One position this team might want to look into is FB. With the right scouting getting a good FB is entirely possible in the last couple of rounds or even as a UDFA. This could improve our offense in the short yardage situations and help blocking in the run and pass game.