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And a hearty Chicago sized thank you to Jon Gruden!
« on: June 11, 2019, 07:50:21 AM »
The iconic Superfans are led by Bill Swerski Youth Richard Dent Jerseys , his brother Bob, and longtime friends, Pat Arnold, Carl Wollarski, and Todd O’Connor. However, Bill usually does the heavy lifting on these articles. I know for a fact that Todd still wakes up every morning and pinches himself to ensure he’s not still dreaming about Khalil Mack being a member of our Chicago Bears. Todd’s longtime recurring dream wasn’t only about the Beloved snagging the most ferocious edge rusher in the game today, but also about he and Coach Ditka partaking in some adult beverages whilst enjoying a smorgasbord highlighted by sausages from around the world. I think it’s safe to say that Todd isn’t the only Bears’ fan that at the very least cracks a smile when thinking about the trade on September 1, 2018 that altered the state of a certain franchise that has regained its rightful place atop the NFC North. A certain franchise that is back on the path towards greatness. A certain franchise that will begin their 100th season in style as an NFC favorite for the Super Bowl. While general manager Ryan Pace has taken us on an exciting rebuild these last few years, it was his fleecing of Jon Gruden for Mack that was the sport-pepper atop the tasty hot dog that is the 2018 Chicago Bears. Happy Birthday Khalil Mack! We’re raising a cold one to you today!I still remember where I was when news of the trade went down. I was cooking up my customary Saturday morning breakfast — a three egg omelet with Italian breakfast sausage, bacon, onions Richard Dent Jerseys Stitched , green peppers, and Gouda cheese, with hash-browns, and two slices of sourdough toast — when my special Navy and Orange Bears phone alerted me to the transaction via a text from Carl. Followed by a text from my brother Bob. It was a glorious moment. I called Pat to relay the news, and since it was a Saturday morning and we knew Todd would be recovering from the night before, we all met at his house to deliver the news to him personally. After convincing him he wasn’t dreaming (for forty-five freaking minutes) we all shot over to my cousin Lou’s tavern for celebratory pitcher of beer.That date (9/1/18) will forever me etched into the memory banks just like December 29, 1963, January 28, 1975, and January 26, 1986.Where were you when news of the trade broke?Chicago Bears 2018 Position Battles: Cornerbacks looking strong so far If you were to take a poll among those that have been in attendance at Chicago Bears’ camp about which position group has been the strongest Tom Waddle Jerseys Stitched , you’ll likely get quite a few mentions for the cornerbacks. This could just be a veteran defense taking advantage of a brand new offense, but regardless, getting this good juju early could help boost their confidence for the long run. The coaching staff has been preaching turnovers, and after being among the league’s worst in interceptions the last three years, they need their top three corners to hold onto the ball in 2018. Teams that have a good turnover differential generally win more than teams that don’t.Roster LocksChicago’s top three corners, Kyle Fuller, Prince Amukamara, and nickleback Bryce Callahan, all received new contracts this offseason, and so far they’ve all looked good in camp. Fuller and Amukamara has stood out the most with daily interceptions. All these of these guys play a physical brand of football, but all three have had some injury issues in the past. Fuller played in all sixteen games last year after missing all of 2016. Amukamara hasn’t played a full season since 2013 William Perry Jerseys Stitched , and Callahan has never played more than last year’s twelve games. If these three stay healthy, I have a lot of confidence in the position group in 2018. A good bet to make itI thought Cre’Von LeBlanc played solid football as a rookie in 2016, but last year his playing time on defense decreased to 212 snaps from 695 his first year. I think he probably sticks as the backup nickle.I know Sherrick McManis hasn’t played much defense for the Bears the last couple years (only 49 snaps on D the last two seasons), but what he does on special teams is pretty special. He’s really good at what the Bears ask him to do and I think that wins him the final spot on the depth chart at corner.On the bubbleVeteran Marcus Cooper may have the edge over some of the younger corners on the roster because of his experience, but a strong push from his competition and he could find himself cut by the Bears for the second time in his career. Doran Grant has bounced around the league since 2015, and that was also the only year he saw any NFL action. The Bears are his fifth, and likely last, chance to make it as a pro. Undrafted rookies Rashard Fant, John Franklin III, Michael Joseph, and Kevin Toliver II are all big long-shots to make the 53-man roster. Of these four Youth Cody Parkey Jerseys , Toliver has stood out the most, but he still has a ways to climb up the depth chart. Deiondre’ Hall is still listed as a corner on the Bears’ roster, but he’s listed at safety on their unofficial depth chart. Another player listed at corner on the roster, but listed at safety on the depth chart is Jonathon Mincy, who was a big time player in the Canadian Football League last year as a corner. I don’t think either of these players make the opening game roster. The Bears have opened up with six corners on their roster in every year Vic Fangio has coordinated their defense, so if they do that again, which six do you have making the squad?

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And a hearty Chicago sized thank you to Jon Gruden!
« on: June 11, 2019, 07:50:21 AM »