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  More categories?
Posted by: George Halas - 05-22-2020, 11:36 PM - Forum: Suggestions - No Replies

Any ideas?

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  Have you read any good books lately?
Posted by: George Halas - 05-22-2020, 11:34 PM - Forum: The Lounge - No Replies

I read The Richest Man in Babylon, and I am reading Rich Dad, Poor Dad.

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  When are season tickets going to come out?
Posted by: George Halas - 05-22-2020, 11:33 PM - Forum: Tickets - No Replies

I think they come out in the summer usually.

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  No NFL in 2020?
Posted by: George Halas - 05-22-2020, 11:32 PM - Forum: NFL in General - No Replies

I think so.

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  Bears Analysis
Posted by: George Halas - 05-22-2020, 07:24 PM - Forum: Chicago Bears - No Replies

CHICAGO BEARS
Table inside ArticleOFFENSE
PLAYER
DEFENSE
PLAYERQB
Nick Foles
DE
Akiem Hicks
RB
David Montgomery 
DT
Eddie Goldman
WR
Allen Robinson 
OLB
Khalil Mack
WR
Anthony Miller
ILB
Danny Trevathan
TE
Cole Kmet
ILB
Roquan Smith
TE
Jimmy Graham
OLB
Robert Quinn
LT
Charles Leno Jr.
CB
Kyle Fuller
LG
James Daniels
CB
Jaylon Johnson
C
Cody Whitehair
CB
Buster Skrine
RG
Germain Ifedi
S
Eddie Jackson
RT
Bobby Massie
S
Tashaun Gipson

  • A shortened offseason of practices shouldn't hurt Nick Foles in his competition with Mitchell Trubisky. Foles knows coach Matt Nagy's offense from their time together in Kansas City. More importantly, Foles has played at a higher level than Trubisky has ever displayed. 

  • David Montgomery and Tarik Cohen disappointed as a running back tandem last year. Montgomery doesn't create a lot of yards after contact, but he ran with more confidence, making defenders miss late in the season. He'll get plenty of touches.

  • I'll give Ted Ginn the slight edge over Javon Wims and Cordarrelle Patterson for snaps as the third receiver, but I doubt any of them will play "starter" snaps. Patterson is primarily a special teamer, playing only 202 snaps last year despite all the injuries in Chicago.

  • Instead of listing three receivers, both Jimmy Graham and do-everything rookie Cole Kmet get the nod as tight end starters. Nagy hasn't used a ton of two-tight-end sets in Chicago, but Kmet's skill set and Graham's salary should get them on the field together. 

  • The Bears felt great about their offensive line after 2018, bringing the same crew back last season. They still have mostly the same group, but no longer feel so good. Nagy expressed confidence that tackles Bobby Massie and Charles Leno Jr. will bounce back after the Bears fell from 11th to 25th in PFF's overall O-line rankings last year

  • The defensive front seven is essentially the same as a year ago, except with Robert Quinn replacing Leonard Floyd as an edge rusher. That's an upgrade if Quinn stays healthy, which he's struggled to do for much of his career. If Quinn gets hurt, there's not much behind him. 

  • The interior defensive line depth is better than at outside linebacker. The Bears love Roy Robertson-Harris and Bilal Nichols rotating opposite Akiem Hicks, who was sorely missed when he missed 11 games with an elbow injury last season. 

  • The Bears re-signed Danny Trevathan this offseason, indicating they will remain one of the few teams that plays two inside linebackers nearly every down. It's a big year for Roquan Smith. Bears fans and coaches swear by him, but his PFF ranking last year was in the bottom half of inside linebackers, matching a second season without many standout moments. 

  • Chicago drafted cornerback Jaylon Johnson in the second round to start sooner than later opposite Kyle Fuller. There isn't much competition with Prince Amukamara gone, with former Steeler Artie Burns being one candidate for snaps. 

  • The Bears fell from No. 1 (by a lot) in defensive efficiency in 2018 to No. 8 last year, per Football Outsiders. It's still a talented group, but 2018 was lightning in a bottle, rather than a realistic goal for the 2020 Bears under defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano. 

  • The quickest route to improvement is probably through Chicago's top defensive players (Khalil Mack and Eddie Jackson) playing their best after relative down years.

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  Cards vs. Bears MNF in 2006
Posted by: George Halas - 05-22-2020, 07:04 PM - Forum: Chicago Bears - No Replies

https://www.nfl.com/videos/run-it-back-t...-were-game

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  2005 memory lane: Orton is benched
Posted by: George Halas - 05-22-2020, 06:27 PM - Forum: Chicago Bears - No Replies

We played the Falcons. Moose flipped out at Orton for not getting targeted. Lovie put Grossman in and he won the game.

2005 was a complete surprise. We were supposed togo last in the division. 

The good old days.

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  Why do we suck?
Posted by: George Halas - 05-21-2020, 10:44 PM - Forum: Chicago Bears - No Replies

No rb. Qb and hc are on different pages.

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  Bears and Matt Nagy have a lot on the line in 2020
Posted by: George Halas - 05-21-2020, 12:08 AM - Forum: Chicago Bears - No Replies

Bears and Matt Nagy have a lot on the line in 2020
With four starters returning from a disappointing offensive line in 2019 — and possibly all five — Nagy is hoping new line coach Juan Castillo will make a difference. 
By Mark Potash  May 20, 2020, 9:15am CDT

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[img=751x0]https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/XCEjxOKE3qRa5LIV6o8ktmOXU-8=/0x0:4752x3300/1200x800/filters:focal(1376x192:2136x952)/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66820890/merlin_73199585.0.jpg[/img]Bears right tackle Bobby Massie missed six full games and parts of two others because of illness (vertigo) and injury (sprained ankle) in 2019. Massie, who turns 31 on Aug. 1, will be playing his ninth season in the NFL in 2020, his fifth with the Bears. Jeff Haynes/AP

Germain Ifedi is unlikely to single-handedly invigorate the Bears’ offensive line in 2020. It remains to be seen if he can even beat out Rashaad Coward, and perhaps Alex Bars, for the starting job at right guard. 
But so far, he’s the big upgrade for an offensive line that underperformed so badly in 2019, the Bears fired line coach Harry Hiestand — arguably the most respected position coach on Matt Nagy’s staff. In fact, of all the Bears’ most acute needs in the offseason, the offensive line received the least attention. 
Barring a surprise splurge to sign three-time Pro Bowl guard Larry Warford in free agency, the Bears pretty much stood pat with their offensive line in the offseason. They didn’t have much of a choice (perhaps one reason why the line coach took the fall). 
Center Cody Whitehair and guard James Daniels — both recent second-round draft picks — still are foundation pieces that weren’t going anywhere. And the dead-cap numbers on tackles Charles Leno ($10.3 million) and Bobby Massie ($8.3 million) made replacing them prohibitive even if Ryan Pace wanted to make a change. (And for what it’s worth, Pace and the Bears likely have a higher regard for Leno and Massie than many frustrated Bears fans do.)
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So right guard, vacated when Kyle Long was put on injured reserve with a hip injury after five games, was the only spot available for an upgrade and the Bears approached it modestly. Coward started 10 of the final 11 games in place of Long and seemed to get a foothold on the job. But the Bears signed Ifedi — a 2016 first-round pick by the Seahawks who started four seasons but was plagued by penalties and inconsistent play. Not exactly plug-and-play. 
So can the Bears’ offensive line improve with virtually the same cast as 2019? That might be a greater anxiety among Bears fans than the quarterback situation. 
Bears coach Matt Nagy is counting on new line coach Juan Castillo to make a big difference with essentially the same cast that Hiestand had. Maybe a different voice was needed, because it’s doubtful Hiestand forgot how to coach last year. 
“I think Juan’s biggest strength is being able to teach, and reach his players,” Nagy said. “You’ll see how he is when he’s on the field — there’s going to be times when he just chews their tails out; but then there’s gonna be other times when he’s giving them nothing but love.” 
That sure sounds like every football coach ever. But we’ll find out eventually if Castillo’s manner has a bigger impact than Hiestand’s did last year. For now, Castillo is doing what he does best — and what every coach ever thinks he does best — teaching.
“Where I think [Castillo’s] at the top is in these types of sessions that we’re having [via Zoom],” Nagy said, “and when he’s standing in front of the room at Halas Hall and he’s teaching the details of the run gam, the play-pass, the movements, protections … what we’re looking at personnel wise. I think he’s really at the top there. What I’m sensing is that our players are feeling that — that’s his strength.” 
So can the Bears’ offensive line improve with virtually the same cast as 2019? Offensive lines are often fickle units that thrive on chemistry, teamwork and unspoken communication that often make the whole greater than the sum of its parts. So it’s not a pie-in-the-sky notion.
Until the Bears infuse their line with a first-round tackle or two, this line will have to get it done. Leno was in the Pro Bowl in 2018 as an alternate. Massie at his best is above average, but missed six games because of injury/concussion last year and turns 31 in August. Can either of them regain their peak form? Can Daniels and Whitehair take the next step? The Bears are counting on Castillo can make it happen. We’ll see about that. All we know right now is that Castillo’s got a big job in front of him

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  Hicks is most underappreciated
Posted by: George Halas - 05-19-2020, 08:25 PM - Forum: Chicago Bears - No Replies

One way to see how pressure fronts work best together is to look at the Bears last season. NGS shows that in the first three games of 2019, Khalil Mack earned a pressure on 16.4 percent of pass rushes. But then Hicks missed Week 4 with a knee injury and went on injured reserve with an elbow injury suffered in Week 5, and from Week 4 on, Mack was only able to generate pressure on 8.7 percent of pass rushes. It's worth noting that Hicks did play a little in Week 5 and came back in Week 15, so this is an imperfect measurement, but the point still stands: When offenses have to account for the potential of pressure coming from many directions, the number of double (or triple) teams decreases, and strategic play-calling can often benefit the defense. I also wrote about Hicks last season, if you want more evidence.

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