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Bears 2017-2018 Season 

Post#1 » by Axxo » Sat May 6, 2017 6:56 pm

Interesting talk on Bears draft and season plan
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Re: Bears 2017-2018 Season 

Post#2 » by fleet » Thu May 11, 2017 12:23 pm

Look at old man Alex Brown jumping on the box working out Bullard.

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Post#3 » by patryk7754 » Thu May 11, 2017 2:23 pm

I'm excited for the season. At the very least the defense will be competitive and the offense will be interesting with our run game.
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Re: Bears 2017-2018 Season 

Post#4 » by Axxo » Thu May 11, 2017 2:39 pm

Here is one of the most recent Pwr ranking renditions
http://www.sbnation.com/2017/5/9/15560462/2017-nfl-power-rankings-offseason-new-england-patriots-atlanta-falcons

Shows comparions to end of last seasons ranking
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Re: Bears 2017-2018 Season 

Post#5 » by Axxo » Thu May 11, 2017 2:44 pm

patryk7754 wrote:I'm excited for the season. At the very least the defense will be competitive and the offense will be interesting with our run game.

I will say this Patryk...you, Fleet and City are true supportive Bears fans. I myself feel more like "morbidly curious", since my impression is Pace punted on this season in favor of an experimental/ developmental approach. Much more changeover than I would have expected at this point.
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Post#6 » by RedBulls83 » Thu May 11, 2017 8:16 pm

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Re: Bears 2017-2018 Season 

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Re: Bears 2017-2018 Season 

Post#8 » by heir_jordan22 » Thu May 25, 2017 1:46 am

So what's the update out of camp?

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Post#9 » by patryk7754 » Sat May 27, 2017 8:18 pm

Im getting optimistic about the season. I haven't heard much from Glennon, but what I have heard makes him sound like he'll be a good leader.

Long is being moved to LG. Our interior is about to be real serious. Im curious to see what happens with Grassu, Before he got hurt, I expected him to have a huge impact and maybe even be in the running for the probowl. My guess would be that he'll be the back up since our lineman like getting hurt so ofter, but I wonder if the bears will test his skills at other positions. Maybe if he shows a lot of promise as a guard Long will be moved to RT but I don't think that is likely. It would be great if Grassu could play RT because Massie is trash.
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Re: Bears 2017-2018 Season 

Post#10 » by hoosierdude12 » 12 minutes ago

I think this is exactly the perfect scenario. Several things happened this off-season to benefit the future of the organization and of the product on the field:

1) Pace is linked to Trubisky, who will not be given a "bust" label for at least three years. It also means Pace can sign a coach that will be perfect for the QB and not the other way around

2) The Bears signed a lot of "prove it" players. This gives them flexibility and allows them to snag someone cheap and hope for some magic, like Victor Cruz, Amukamura, or Jaye Howard. This also gives a lot of depth at critical positions, like WR and DB without putting big playmakers back there (transitioning to next point)

3) They picked Trubisky which is a sign they are not looking for a huge step this season. They didn't take a Top 3 defensive player like many people thought and they didn't trade down to take several draft-ready prospects. They picked someone that is going to take time, and time is exactly what Pace needed so he can build up other parts of the team (D line and O line) and gamble on playmakers later (Sheehan, Jackson). Trubisky won't make a big impact this season like a top-flight safety would, so they will have a high pick again next season and they already have their QB (transition)

4) So they can trade their pick next season and move down for someone who is QB crazy that may give up a lot to move. Or, they can theoretically take the top defender in the class. They will have cap and draft flexibility by not going broke this off season

Based on all of that, I am looking forward to seeing:

Kevin White perform closer to his potential and learn the position more
Jordan Howard continue to improve his blocking and pass catching (and staying healthy)
Floyd continue to improve and reach double digit sacks this season
The o line young pieces learn to be a unit
The defense staying healthy

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