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Discussion in 'Chicago Bears' started by draw2anderson35, Jun 19, 2014.
I have a feeling that #62 is going to be an eligible receiver a bunch this year.
I see a major change in the way we draft and sign players now compared to the way it worked when JA was running the show. He liked measurables and showy athleticism and figured his coaches should be able to teach those guys to play football. LOL Well that doesn't work. As a coach you really shouldn't have to teach an NFL prospect how the game is played.
I have that problem with certain musicians. I don't care how fast and fancy on a guitar they are if you they don't know basic musicianship they aren't gonna fit in with the guys I play with. We don't have time to teach that part. We all learned it on our own and that's how you get to first base.
I see Phil looking for good athletes but I also see him spending his money picks on guys who can play the game too. Even McClellin's short term failure at DE didn't come because he's not a good football player. He is he was just overwhelmed playing as an undersized LDE. Now that he's at LB the reports are that he's adapting to it very well.
For all of his inexperience at the college level Kyle Long can play football and so can Kyle Fuller and I think the rest of Emery's higher picks have that same skill set too. They have great measurables but they can also play the game. He may take some flyers in later rounds but not with his money picks.
I agree with all of that Soul. And I'm A-okay with taking flyers on players in the later rounds or UDFA's. I'm glad to see that Emery/Trestman are also willing to move on if these flyers don't work out. Give 'em a fair chance and if they show they're worth a roster spot keep them. Or, maybe they show that they're worth making the PS or investing some development time in (like C.Washington or even Fendi). But if they don't pan out, cut 'em and move on. I'm relieved we didn't invest another lost year in Fendi. I'm fine with them giving him ample opportunity to show he can play football. But at some point, like with J'Marcus Webb, you realize the guy doesn't have the ability you need - and you move on.
I like the fact that they're moving on faster with these guys. You get a year on the PS and then maybe one on the 53 man roster as a backup but if your growth as a player stops there and there's a guy behind you pushing to leap frog then it's his turn to get a shot.
Onobun got every chance he was entitled to and he's just not gonna make it as an NFL pro. There are a few others guys who look like they may be moving on as well. Possibly James Brown being shoved out of the way my Charles Leno and/or Michael Ola and possibly McCray at Safety over Steltz.
They've done about all they can to upgrade the top two tiers so most of the battles for a roster spot are probably gonna come at the back end.
I liked a lot of what Trestman had to say this week. One thing he mentioned was that he is looking forward to TC; it's about the 7th practice or so where you can really tell a difference in those that have plateaued, and those that are still progressing. What I like about our coaches, is that although they are creating this 'family-type' atmosphere (which is great), they also have it out in the open that if you don't perform, somebody will replace you. It sounds like the players have bought into both of those aspects and learned tons in OTAs. Training camp should be great.
Could have had him a long time ago but we picked this guy called SheaShea
???? Eifert was drafted in 2013 right after we took Kyle Long and I'll take Long over Eifert any day. I'll take Marty Bennett over Eifert too.
Ahhhh yes, I am thinking of when I wanted chandler jones instead of Shea and yes at the time I wanted eiffert instead of the long pick.
I did too at the time but fully admit I was wrong and Emery was right. Long has added nastiness, talent, and versatility to the OL in a way that Eiffert couldn't have added to the O as a whole from the #2 TE position (it also helped that Bennett gave us a presence at the position we've lacked for quite a while).
The OL has come far from just a short time ago. We now have a solid starting 5 with good depth behind in DLP, Britton, Brown/Leno/Ola/the other Long.
Based on the way we played D under Lovie to me Chandler Jones would have been both the better and the more obvious pick and I know Lovie liked Jones. I've always wondered if that was a situation where Phil overruled him and knowing what we know now took McClellin for his versatility instead?
I guess it still remains to be seen but I think if they can free Shea up to be a real pursuit guy and a wild-card pass rusher that we may have another Clay Matthews type guy who can create some real chaos as a playmaker. I still think we've just scratched the surface as far as what he's capable of doing but Shea needs to get meaner and tougher to do it. IMHO he's played a little too "meek" so far. I want to see the Doberman in him start to come out.