Project Starters 2014-2015

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    I don't see Mills losing his starting position at RT, I believe they want to keep continuity at the line, huge improvement from 2012 to 2013.

    And for #3 WR spot, Marquees Wilson has the most upside vs. the vet WRs on the roster right now. Although he is skinny, he had a great career at Washington St. until he ran into some internal trouble with the HC Mike Leach. Wilson can easily pick up Earl Bennet's job from last year and also keep in mind B-Marsh and Jeffery took him to FL to train with them this offseason.
     
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    It did. But now he's suing them...
     
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    Already? He's not retired yet! Pre-emptive strike?
     
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    Oh I don't either zona I just think they'll want Britton pushing him hard for that spot. We really didn't lose anything when Britton came in for him last fall so the two maybe closer in talent than we think. All it can do is help both of them.

    My biggest concern with Wilson is his size or lack thereof but when they interviewed him on ITB when he was down in Florida working with Marshall and the boys he said he was adding weight and muscle so we'll see what he comes to camp at. Another 15-20lbs would be nice.

    If they can teach him all of the routes like they have with Jeffery then theoretically all three are interchangeable as far as position goes. Marshall or Jeffery can play in the slot and Wilson can slide out to WR or Flanker. I'd like to see what kind of deep speed he has.
     
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    I think he's very motivated to get a reprieve at leading this D. I expect his best.
     
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    I believe they liked what they saw despite the BS advanced metrics that don't know what the line call or assignment was. He appeared to be doing a fine job keeping a clean pocket next to Kyle, IMHO.
     
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    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000352294/article/projected-2014-starters-chicago-bears

    Projected 2014 starters: Chicago Bears

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    » Chicago's offense has enviable continuity and talent. The starting group rivals any in football, which is amazing considering that Lovie Smith was the coach only two years ago. The starting wide receving duo is the best in the league, and Matt Forte remains a top-five running back, no matter what the "Top 100" show says.

    » The only new potential starter here is Marquess Wilson, who we chose as the No. 3 receiver over veteran Josh Morgan. Wilson has a higher ceiling, but Morgan is a fine fallback option.


    » The offensive line, so long a source of misery in Chicago, now looks stable. Center Roberto Garza could face competition from free-agent pickup Brian De La Puente, but this group is basically the same.

    » The Bears would love it if their second- and third-round picks Ego Ferguson and Will Sutton earned starting jobs at defensive tackle sooner than later. They have a chance with lackluster veterans Stephen Paea and Jeremiah Ratliff penciled in as starters for now. Chicago's run defense will hinge long-term on how quickly Ferguson and Sutton develop.

    » Fourth-round running back Ka'Deem Carey figures to have a big role right away as Matt Forte's primary backup.

    » 2012 first-round pick Shea McClellin is moving to strongside linebacker. He'll be on the field plenty, but probably come off in the team's nickel package. Middle linebacker remains a concern with Williams battling last year's second-round pick Jon Bostic.

    » Surefire new starters on the Chicago defense: Jared Allen, Lamarr Houston and first-round pick Kyle Fuller. That number could double if Ferguson, Sutton and a safety to be named later replace Chris Conte. We project free-agent pickup Ryan Mundy to win the safety job across from Conte, but fourth-round pick Brock Vereen and free-agent acquisition M.D. Jennings are also in the mix.

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    I think our whole LBer core is as big a question mark as our safety position. Besides Briggs and Williams we are pretty much an unproven core and Briggs and Williams are both questions health wise.
     
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    It's his ability to lead that has me more concerned then his physical ills.
     
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    I'm not sure how Paea and Ratliff earned a "lackluster" tag when Ratliff (a 4 time Pro Bowler) is finally 100% healthy for the first time in two years and Paea played almost all of last year with a turf toe injury that limited him. It's at least a four man rotation at NT and DT so I'm sure they'll all get snaps but expecting the two rookies to outplay the two vets well enough to get the majority of them seems optimistic to me. I never really look at that group as starters and subs. They all play.

    I don't know if he's got it right with McClellin coming out when we play nickel either. Not if they expect him to be a principal pass rusher from his LB spot or anywhere else they may move him to. It seems more likely to me that they'll scheme in such a way that they can keep him in as much a possible and even move him to MLB at times. At least that' what Emery alluded to earlier this spring.
     
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