[QUOTE=JustAnotherBearsFan99;893027]Maybe using "action figures" to demonstrate what to do would help also. "JaMarcus, see how Mr Hulk remembers the snap count that Mr. Batman gives him?"...[/QUOTE
this is a guy every year I have high hopes for but it never happens. I hope it does but man he keeps dissapointing me
one thing about last season though he was doing pretty good until he got hurt. He reverted to crap play when he came back. Hopefully he can stay healthy so he doesnt lose any rythm if that was the problem last year
Yeah back to Major Wright. One advantage all of those guys have back there is Craig Steltz. He isn't a fastest guy of the bunch but he's the headiest and most instinctive. Despite his shortcomings the guy can start and not hurt you because of his football intelligence and his effort.
If that can rub off on the others then some of our concerns with the consistency or lack thereof will start to diminish. BBPB is right. Playing Safety in the Bears defense isn't easy and if you look at the guys they have to play against a half dozen times a year in the NFCN it's a tough spot to be in. They're gonna make mistakes but the key is to learn and not repeat them
Mo is right too. Major Wright has struggled to play consistently from game to game but when you look at the youth and talent we have back there no one will be able to under perform for long without losing his job. The greatest improvement I see in this team is the competition all of these new additions is gonna create.
The Bears also have a guy coaching the Safteties, Gil Byrd, who I think is one of the better DB coaches in the NFL. The man knew how to play the game and he knows how to coach the opportunistic style of play Lovie likes to see. There are still some questions marks there in July but I'm betting by November there won't be. This is as talented a group as I seen back there.
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Honey Badger Don't Care. Honey Badger Don't Give a Shit.
The Bears have tried addressing their safety issues by using some very low rd picks. Its rare to find formidable starters in the lower rds. I mean just look back at all the guys that have come through here after Mike Brown and Tony Parrish and its guys getting drafted in the 3rd and beyond.
I have faith in Wright though. The kid was a player in college. And he's in a perfect environment now being pushed by equally talented safties. And that Bears secondary would look much better if our D-line could actually rush the QB on a consistent basis.
Your right, it's a formidable tasks to find a starter in the lower rounds. Like Webb a 7th round pick, whos graded out as just bad. But then again their 1st roung pick for LT isnt playing there either. Ok back to safeties, dont they say the two need time to MESS, GEL. If you BELIEVE in the player and he F's up you leave him in and let him learn from his mistakes. If he's that bad and you pull him but put him in next week or week after your just meesing with the kid. I blame that on the coaches.
I consider a 3rd rounder a fairly high investment (for most positions). A QB or LT, (and maybe a couple others) are exceptions to this. Yeah, like 1st round picks, nobody is a "sure thing" and there are busts. But overall a 3rd round pick may need a BIT of work to shine, but he should be a solid starter at some point.
Now, a 4th round or later pick is more of a crap shoot. And a 7th rounder is about on par with a UFA in my mind. About as many UFA's seem to stick on rosters as 7th rounders.
Trestman - Kromer - Tucker - DeCamillis
I'm looking forward to seeing these guys coach. Hope they're good.