Bears Must Go Defense No Matter What

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by Wanda/Wiedman // @WandaW63

In the 2014 movie Draft Day, general manager Sonny Weaver Jr. is under pressure as to whom to pick at the number one spot. Throughout the movie, Weaver carries a Post-it note with something written on it. As the drama of his life unfolds, the camera reveals these words, “Vontae Mack no matter what,” linebacker with a chip on his shoulder. Thirty-two teams with thirty-two GMs and head coaches put their jobs on the line for that number one draft pick. The question is who will it be?

For the Chicago Bears, they must go defense no matter what. With the eighth pick in the first-round, they have the option of moving up or trading down, especially if they go defense. The Bears hosted the sought after and elite edge rusher out of North Carolina, Bradley Chubb, just a few weeks ago. They were not disappointed. But what are they willing to trade to get him? Well, with limited picks I don’t see that happening. However, it is the NFL and anything can happen, but Chubb falling to the Bears at eight is a stretch. Continue reading “Bears Must Go Defense No Matter What”

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OurTurf’s Mock NFL Draft Part 1

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By Wanda Wiedman//@WandaW63

Free agency is pretty much on the quiet front with some players still trickling on to teams, such as quarterback Blaine Gabbert to the Tennessee Titans, and defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh to the Los Angeles Rams.  But now it’s all about the draft and filling the holes that will make or break a team. So here is my attempt at Round 1 of the NFL Draft.

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Chicago Bears: Possible Gems in Future-Reserve Den

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By Wanda Wiedman // @WandaW63 

Most teams, scout for players from all over to future contracts in hopes that a secret weapon will emerge from the pile. Last preseason, the Chicago Bears saw a taste of that in rookie wide receiver Tanner Gentry. The chemistry between quarterback Mitch Trubisky and Gentry lit a fire under most Bears fans as the next dynamic duo. But that was soon squelched as Gentry needed more training in blocking and separation skills.

He is maybe among the strong list of receivers the Bears have acquired this offseason that includes, Allen Robinson, Taylor Gabriel, Kevin White, Kendall Wright and hopefully Cameron Meredith. But what impact can the other nine players make on the team? There are a few on the Bears list that could make an immediate impact on the team if they make a splash during the preseason.

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NFC North / NFC South – Roster Updates

Meaningful player additions, releases, and re-signings – Last update:  April 19, 2018

 

Chicago Bears 

Signed: CB Kyle Fuller (matched offer sheet from GB), OL Bradley Sowell, WR Josh Bellamy, WR Cameron Meredith, CB Bryce Callahan, WR Allen Robinson, TE Trey Burton, K Cody Parkey, WR Taylor Gabriel, CB Prince Amukamara, LB Sam Acho, QB Chase Daniel, DE Aaron Lynch, P Pat O’Donnell, QB Tyler Bray, LB John Timu, CB Sherrick McManis, CB Marcus Cooper, LS Patrick Scales, RT Earl Watford, RB Benny Cunningham, DE John Jenkins, WR Bennie Fowler

Released: G Josh Sitton, LB Jerrell Freeman, LB Pernell McPhee, S Quintin Demps, LB Willie Young, QB Mike Glennon, WR Markus Wheaton, DB Marcus Cooper, WR Josh Bellamy, CB Bryce Callahan

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Will Ryan Pace Go Rogue Again in the NFL Draft?

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By Wanda Wiedman // @WandaW63

 

The list of possibilities are endless and the Chicago Bears need to make all their 2018 NFL Draft picks count. But will General Manager Ryan Pace go rogue like he did last year by trading up one spot for their franchise quarterback, Mitchell Trubisky?  I wouldn’t put it past him. He was very adamant about getting the best player off the board to fill their needs. The question is, what need will the Bears focus on? Will they go offense with a wide receiver or guard? Or defense with an outside linebacker or cornerback?

Now that the 2018 NFL Combine has painted a picture of what options are available, the Bears have a few choices to make in free agency and the draft.  Let’s take a look at free agency first.

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What Matt Forte’ meant to Chicago

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By Wanda Wiedman // @WandaW63

 

The Chicago Bears has a history of elite running backs with four of them enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  Red Grange, an immortal part of football history once score five touchdowns in a single game for the University of Illinois. He was pursued by George “Papa Bear” Halas, became a Bear who brought in the crowd. He finished his career with a defensive tackle to help Chicago win 23-21 over the Giants.

Then came Bronko Nagurski, a symbol of terrifying, bone-crushing power. He was like a charging bull against any defense but was just as terrifying on defense when he tackled.  But when it came to versatility on the field, Gale Sayers was like a twisting tornado in run plays, a kick and punt returner and receiver when needed. Walter Payton took that even further and added quarterback, punter, wide receiver and tackler.

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Chicago Bears Mock Draft: 7-Round Scenario

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By Wanda Wiedman // @WandaW63  

Open up a sports website or social media sites and you will find several NFL mock drafts to choose from. There are some that have pretty much the same players on their board, while others go for the less than big name prospects.

But how would the Chicago Bears 7-Round scenario look if all the favorites at the number eight spot pan out? Here is a brief summary of what that could look like.

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Ranking Top 5 Bears Draft Prospects by Position

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By Wanda Wiedman // @WandaW63

The Chicago Bears have spent the last five to six years rebuilding, and it appears that they may have found the right coaching staff to take back the NFC North. But they have to make a splash in the 2018 NFL Draft with one pick in Rounds 1, 2, 5, 6 and 7, none in the 3rd and two in Round 4. Depending on trades, a third-round pick could surface. However, they could lose the 7th round pick from the Dontrelle Inman trade back in October.

The biggest offseason needs for the Bears are Wide Receiver, Right Tackle, Defensive End and Cornerback.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at the top five prospects at each positional need. 

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Introducing The Mount Rushmore of Bears Middle Linebackers

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By Wanda Wiedman // @WandaW63

Etched on the side of a mountain in the Black Hills of South Dakota is a monument with the faces of four of our country’s most prolific presidents. Hundreds of thousands of visitors have seen this remarkable memorial, a testament to those who have taken part in building this country.

But in the city of Chicago, they finally have their own monument of middle linebackers that will be forever embodied in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. The Chicago Bears have 27 players enshrined in the PFHOF and on August 3, 2018, the 28th member will be inducted; middle linebacker Brian Urlacher.

But in order to understand and embrace the romance and charisma these impact players made for Chicago, it would only be fitting to introduce the Mount Rushmore of Bears middle linebackers.

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Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2018

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By Sonja Greenfield // @Mom23RN

 

The votes are in.

The newest members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame are Randy Moss, Ray Lewis, Brian Urlacher, Brian Dawkins, Terrell Owens, Jerry Kramer, Robert Brazile and Bobby Beathard.

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