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Seems like the Bears could have gotten a better compensatory pick by letting him walk after the season.

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The Bears have seemingly been rebuffed in their pursuit of Robbie Gould, and they weren’t able to draft a kicker over the weekend. That will not keep them from continuing their search for someone to replace Cody Parkey. Via Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times, the Bears will have five kickers at their rookie minicamp this weekend.

The are signing San Diego State’s John Baron II, and four other kickers are reportedly going to be with them for tryouts. That group includes Minnesota State-Mankato punter/kicker Casey Bednarski, Minnesota kicker Emmit Carpenter, McNeese State punter/kicker Alex Kjellsten, and Purdue kicker Spencer Evans.

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/04/29/bears-will-bring-five-kickers-to-rookie-minicamp/

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22 minutes ago, vike daddy said:

The are signing San Diego State’s John Baron II, and four other kickers are reportedly going to be with them for tryouts. That group includes Minnesota State-Mankato punter/kicker Casey Bednarski, Minnesota kicker Emmit Carpenter, McNeese State punter/kicker Alex Kjellsten, and Purdue kicker Spencer Evans.

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/04/29/bears-will-bring-five-kickers-to-rookie-minicamp/

In Carpenter, if he makes the team. that would be a guy who grew up in Green Bay only to play for the Minnesota Gophers and the Chicago Bears.  What a country!

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The Bears haven’t found a satisfactory replacement at kicker since they released Robbie Gould after the 2016 season, and the early returns on the latest attempts aren’t very promising either. Via Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, Bears coach Matt Nagy had each of the Bears’ eight kickers (yes eight kickers) try a 43-yard field goal in front of the team at the end of today’s minicamp practice.

Two of them made it.

“Two-for-eight is not good enough,” Nagy said, illustrating the obvious.

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/05/03/bears-kicking-competition-off-to-a-slow-start/

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PFF are not impressed by Trubisky, heading into year 3: 

https://www.profootballfocus.com/news/pro-what-the-advanced-analytics-say-about-mitchell-trubiksy

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However, we think this offensive production is likely in spite of Trubisky rather than because of him. During the course of 2018, we would tweet out graphics showing per-dropback PFF grades versus the expected points added by a passing offense, and Trubisky’s grade simply did not stack up to the production the offense was generating.

He ranked 32nd among passers in PFF grade from a clean pocket and 35th in percentage of dropbacks that earned a negative grade. The latter variable is the most stable we have when evaluating quarterbacks and is one from which a player usually does not rebound from one season to the next. He was 30th among quarterbacks in adjusted completion percentage, an accuracy measure that carries when looking at our ball-charting data, where he rated 30th in percentage of throws labeled “accurate” and 31st in percentage of throws labeled “catchable, but inaccurate” (as in he had relatively few of the former and many of the latter).

Nagy and the supporting cast will keep the Bears offense productive, but I wonder if Trubisky will increasingly seem like a limiting factor for Chicago, much as Alex Smith was in KC despite similarly scheme driven success. 

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I agree with you and them...I've never been impressed by Trubisky in the least.  I may actually think I am more impressed by Alex Smith than Trubisky, especially since Smith survived under far more adverse circumstances in both SF and KC.  I view Trubisky in about the same light as Andy Dalton, or to go back a little further a guy like Jay Schroeder, who may put up decent stats, although no one will ever be truly happy with him, but will continue to occupy the position until someone better is found.  

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On 6/5/2019 at 10:06 AM, Krauser said:

PFF are not impressed by Trubisky, heading into year 3: 

https://www.profootballfocus.com/news/pro-what-the-advanced-analytics-say-about-mitchell-trubiksy

Nagy and the supporting cast will keep the Bears offense productive, but I wonder if Trubisky will increasingly seem like a limiting factor for Chicago, much as Alex Smith was in KC despite similarly scheme driven success. 

Bears fans refuse to admit the obvious, which is that Trubisky is a bust that will have average numbers due to limited expectations from the offense (as long as the defense continues to thrive) and Nagy's scheme. 

To an outsider, it is obvious that Trubisky fell back to Earth after Nagy's scheme was studied and Trubisky in the scheme was studied.  The Bears averaged something like 7 less points per game over the final 8 games of their season.  It is as obvious to an outsider as it is that Aaron Rodgers has sucked in comparison to what he was before 2015. 

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I was kind of hoping Blewitt would get the kicking job just so we could make fun of his name all season.

Robbie Gould apparently doesn't want to go back; good for him. He's the guy we should have signed as soon as the Bears let him go. Unfortunately, at that time Zim had not yet accepted that we needed a new kicker. Instead we went through a few different guys before landing Bailey, who possibly started losing his touch just in time to become a Viking. Hooray.

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New Bears safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix suffered a knee injury late in the offseason program. It’s bad enough to keep him from passing a physical at the start of training camp.

Bears G.M. Ryan Pace said Sunday that Clinton-Dix, a first-round pick of the Packers who was traded last year to Washington, is likely headed for the physically unable to perform list. Pace added the offensive lineman T.J. Clemmings and defensive lineman Jonathan Harris are also likely to start camp on PUP as well.

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/07/21/ha-ha-clinton-dix-likely-headed-for-pup-with-a-knee-injury/

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1 hour ago, vike daddy said:

New Bears safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix suffered a knee injury late in the offseason program. It’s bad enough to keep him from passing a physical at the start of training camp.

Bears G.M. Ryan Pace said Sunday that Clinton-Dix, a first-round pick of the Packers who was traded last year to Washington, is likely headed for the physically unable to perform list.

Bad news, Bears.

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Bears rookie running back David Montgomery stated his case for a sizable role in the Bears' offense. The back showed great vision bouncing an inside run to the outside, splitting past defenders and dashing into the end zone for a seven-yard touchdown run in the first half. On the TD drive, Montgomery also generated a 23-yard screen reception, snagged a 6-yard catch and added another 5-yard run. The Bears have spent the offseason pumping up Mike Davis as the key back alongside shifty Tarik Cohen, but Montgomery has been impressive throughout camp and should push for more playing time.

We can't talk Bears without noting the kicker battle. Elliott Fry hit the initial extra point. Eddy Pineiro then missed a 48-yarder wide left. To end the first half, Fry nailed a 43-yard attempt (!) down the middle. Pineiro later atoned for his miss with a 23-yard field goal. We'd assume that Fry has the lead in this heated battle, but things can change swiftly in the Windy City.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000001040322/article/what-we-learned-from-thursdays-preseason-games

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The Bears are down to one kicker. Head coach Matt Nagy announced on Sunday that the team has waived Elliott Fry off of their 90-man roster. Fry missed a field goal against the Giants on Friday night, but made the three other kicks he’s tried this offseason.

The move leaves Eddy Pineiro as the only kicker currently on hand, but Nagy made it clear that Fry’s departure doesn’t mean Pineiro will be the kicker against the Packers on September 5.

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/08/18/bears-waive-k-elliott-fry/

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