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Bears Preseason 

Post#1 » by mack2354 » Fri Aug 9, 2019 9:01 am

I figured there should be a thread for the preseason even though the starters haven't played much yet. Something is better than nothing right?

I was skeptical of Montgomery when we drafted him but he impressed me after the first preseason game. He reminds me of a bigger stronger, slightly slower Cohen. Nagy wants his running backs to be both RB's and WR's. Montgomery fits this description alot better than Howard did. Davis I think got the nod over Montgomery out of respect for him being a veteran. Montgomery outshined Davis this first game and I won't be surprised if that trend continues, then bumping Montgomery up to 2nd in the depth chart.

Chase Daniel looked great out there. I think it's a blessing having him as our back-up. His solid play is going to help the coaches evaluate the rest of the 2nd/3rd string guys alot better as opposed to some other teams back-up QB's who are inexperienced and causes the entire offense to be held back.

Duck and Woods looked like football players but none of the reserves on the defensive side looked like they were ready to challenge our starters for their snaps. Hopefully some gems emerge in the next few games. I don't like watching the Bears lose even if it is just preseason.
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Post#2 » by 2018C3 » Fri Aug 9, 2019 6:31 pm

You are spot on with, David Montgomery. I love his attitude, and think he has what it takes to one day be succesful. I was also happy with what I saw from are second running back selected, (Kerrith Whyte). He missed some training camp with injuries and I was surprised to see him play in last nights game. I hope he makes the tean. If he does Im not surewhere he will find minutes, but his speed intrigues me.

David is the guy to root for this rookie season, but I also hope to see a few more reps for Kerrith Whyte in the next few preseason games, and see if he might be able to stick around in some sort of limited role. When he was drafted I initialy saw him as a special teams prospect whos speed may become usefull.
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Post#3 » by transplant » Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:13 pm

Whyte is going to have to show himself to be a stud special-teamer or he’s looking at the practice squad. Montgomery, Davis and Cohen are locks.

All 3 of the RBs are Nagy kind of guys. Gabriel was an occasional running back last season, but I figure Patterson will get most of those carries this season cause he’s better at it.

Coverage teams didn’t look very good, but I’m not concerned. All of the main special teamers are playing heavy regular minutes in the preseason.

As expected, preseason games aren’t going to give us much insight into the “$64,000 question,” namely, has Trubisky made the leap? We’re going to have to wait for the regular season opener for that.


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Post#4 » by 2018C3 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:55 am

Preseason games are still fun for me to watch, because it gives me a chance to see some of the off-season aquisitions who are fighting for a spot on the team. For the guys who do make it, It helps give a idea on how the organization may plan to use them.

Most of the people I associate with are uninterested in these games. I typically set aside a few hours to watch them, and enjoy them for what they are.

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One thing that impresses me in all the content I have seen, is Nagy's grip on this team. He seems to be a very personable guy with lots of charisma and excellent people skills. He has this team compleately bought in to his leadership style.

(His freindly nature is the exact opposite type of coach I ussually like to see leading a team I follow. (I have always perfered hard nose coaches who demand excellence). In the content I have watched Nagy's interaction with the players is 2nd to none, and has me rethinking my ideas of how a coach should conduct his own buisness.
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Post#5 » by mack2354 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:49 am

2018C3 wrote:Preseason games are still fun for me to watch, because it gives me a chance to see some of the off-season aquisitions who are fighting for a spot on the team. For the guys who do make it, It helps give a idea on how the organization may plan to use them.

Most of the people I associate with are uninterested in these games. I typically set aside a few hours to watch them, and enjoy them for what they are.

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One thing that impresses me in all the content I have seen, is Nagy's grip on this team. He seems to be a very personable guy with lots of charisma and excellent people skills. He has this team compleately bought in to his leadership style.

(His freindly nature is the exact opposite type of coach I ussually like to see leading a team I follow. (I have always perfered hard nose coaches who demand excellence). In the content I have watched Nagy's interaction with the players is 2nd to none, and has me rethinking my ideas of how a coach should conduct his own buisness.


I think he has a little hard nose in him. I wouldn't put him in the same category as say Lovie Smith. I think he has a great balance of being player friendly and getting after guys. I like him a lot.

https://www.chicagobears.com/news/quick-hits-bears-break-camp-miller-injury-update

“We’ll see where we’re at when we get back to Halas and we practice. The other thing, too, is seeing how our guys react to a little bit of frustration from the coaching staff at times. That’s always good. They understand. So we’ll put the tape on and go from there.”

Nagy isn’t worried about how Bears players will respond to getting chewed out by their coaches.

“They’re good. They’re fine. They get it,” Nagy said. “They’ve seen coaches get on them before. That’s not a first time. They react well. I’m going to always revert back to that when you have high character people, they can handle that. If you have a bunch of bad people or turds, they don’t. And we don’t have turds on this team.”
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Post#6 » by MalagaBulls » Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:40 pm

Just watched that slop with our scrubs. To me both the Oline and both QB's were horrendous. Apart from a couple of good plays on D everything else was terrible. Tackling on D & ST was beyond bad. 
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Post#7 » by Axxo » Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:14 am

Not a fan of Tabor at all. I said my piece on Chase Daniels already and he continues to prove me right. I kno Matt wants to give everyone a fair shot but he really needs to look into a new ST coordinator. You can really see the difference with how other teams are being coached in that regard.
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Post#8 » by transplant » Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:02 pm

I think most veteran front line players HATE preseason games. Nagy takes some heat for sitting these players, but my guess is that they love him for it.

This said, blocking and particularly tackling are skills and skills need to be practiced to be sharp. Game-quality blocking and tackling aren’t practiced in camp and for players held out of preseason games, it will be 9 months since they truly blocked or tackled. I can’t say that this doesn’t concern me a bit.

Nagy clearly is doing it his way. He’s responsible for the results, positive and negative. I might not run things the way he does, but there are hundreds of reasons why he coaches the Bears and I don’t.


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