The NFL Draft is more than two months away, the start of the new league season/free agency of 2019 is still a month away. I am not sure what to do with myself - whenever the NFL ends I usually just switch to the NBA but that is not fun this year (don't even remember when was fun the last time honestly). Bored.
This NFL offseason seems to me will be full with storylines about the incredible crash and burn of the Steelers franchise. Not only Leveon Bell and Antonio Brown trying to leave the ship again, but key parts of their coaching staff already left as well (Munchack the o-line coach was an important member) and every news article coming out about their situation shows some sort of disfunction. It's truly fascinating to follow.
My beloved 'Da Bears' just released two players this week, Dion Sims the tight end who really underachieved his contract, and Cody Parkey the kicker who did the same while botching eleven goddamn potential field goals this last season, the last one in the playoff game costing the team a whole game.
Free agency is just a week away in the NFL and a boatload of defensive talent did not get franchise-tagged this year so there is a decent sized talentpool to choose from. Not sure what is the Bears priority this year, besides retaining their own, but sure is interesting to wait it out.
I cannot believe I am writing about this but the Bears jist signed a kicker named Chris Blewitt. BLEWITT. The meme just writes itself this time, right? Altough he is the second signing since we gonna let go Parkey next week, so we may draft another one and these three gonna battle it out for the position...
I might be wrong but it seems DA BEARS won't plan to make a big splash this time in the NFL free agency and frankly I am not sure they give a damn about gettin' compensatory picks for the couple guys we might loose this year, who knows. They signed a nickle corner and a running back so far.
For those of you who are still not tired of me talking about NFL free agency and cap situations... Seems to me the Bears won't make any big splashes this year in free agency - well of course 20 of 22 starters are returning and there was not a lot of hole on the roster anyway so this year they went for strengthening the trenches and bringing in quality depth and role players... Curious to know what happens for that 3rd OLB rotational spot we did not signed up anybody for...
Posted by bowie1984: Curious to know what happens for that 3rd OLB rotational spot we did not signed up anybody for...
Fingers crossed for Justin Houston since he is still a free agent right now, but I am not sure the Bears will be his final landing spot for this upcoming season. He could probably get more money elsewhere.
Justin Houston went to the Colts in a two-year contract. Seems the Bears are grooming their own OLB depth to be able to step up this year on more than just a few snaps every game. We'll see, the draft literally just a couple weeks away so maybe we bring in one more veteran after...
Hey now, Da Bears are upgrading their running back room for sure this season. They brought in Mike Davis as a free agent, they probably gonna draft one with one of their mid rounds picks of the nfl draft this year and they just traded Jordan Howard to the Eagles.
I think we look for TE/CB(nickel)/RB and EDGE rusher in this draft. The main focus on the last two positions because the draft this year is deep with edge talent, top heavy with TE, and plenty mid-rounders will be available as runningbacks... The Bears have only one pick in the top100 anyway.
Posted by bowie1984: I think we look for TE/CB(nickel)/RB and EDGE rusher in this draft.
Haha, I was half right. Da Bears took 2 RBs, 2 CBs (one is for the nickel spot) and a WR. But among the undrafted college free agents we piled up a truckload of tight ends and edge rushers just how I expected...
Hey now, for those who are keeping touch with the current Bears news cycle - they held their rookie mini-camp last weekend, and the first round of their kicker tryouts went to the books already. In the end the team cut almost every kicker from the squad leaving just two and traded for a third one with the Raiders. Ironically this new guy is the most promoising campbody so far, he might win the job in the end.
First set of OTAs are coming on this weekend at Halas Hall. The roster is at max. capacity (90 players during camp activities are allowed to be there) so I would not expect any more player signings as of now but we might kick one of the kickers off the roster - there are three right now under contract.
Okay I was wrong, first set of OTAs are starting this week instead, yet the argument remains the same - which kicker will reman on roster when the training camp starts during summer and how the retooled backfield will look like with four new runningbacks under the fold this season.
I'm really thinking about putting some money down this year on a couple long bets I expect to realize towards the start of the new NFL season. Bears for Super Bowl win, Bears for NFC win, Bears for NFC North win, David Montgomery for offensive rookie of the year, Allen Robinson for the best WR, Green Bay not making the playoffs. Some of these seems good value.