Safety Position Big Thread

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  1. Grizzblue

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    Completely agree. We clearly made a priority of fixing the DL first and foremost. That's the correct move IMO. The old cliche is correct that games are won and lost in the trenches. No pass rush will make good safeties look bad and great safeties look average. Put the 'legion of boom' on the Bears last year and they look like just an average group.
     
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    I believe Mundy was a precamp favorite and it is his to lose. Not so convinced on Conte and Vereen and now add Wilson to the mix. I tend to believe the second safety position is still up for grabs and Conte is missing valuable time. If Wilson can come back to his old form I believe he will start.
     
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    Conte is missing valuable time but I don't buy the stuff from the media saying he's taking longer to heal than expected. He as never due back until early August and the first preseason game or shortly thereafter. If he's still nursing it after that then it will be longer than expected but not now.

    I agree with you, Wilson is a wild card right now and no one can really tell what he has left until he gets some game action. A player like him simply can't let loose on his own team the same was he can in a game. He may have lost a step but his instincts and anticipation can easily compensate for that.

    Right now I'm sure he's still feeling his way through the coverage assignments he wasn't around to pick up on in the OTAs and mini camp. It's not often that a team would bring in a player of his stature that late unless they felt he could make up for it in camp and still have a good shot of making the team.

    In drills where he had no specific assignments Emery claims the burst is still there. Bowen says he's not showing it yet but even he admits there may be reasons why that isn't the case. He and Mundy will both see plenty of action in the preseason and then we'll have a better handle on where both are at.

    It would be nice if we didn't need to throw Vereen out there to sink or swim the way we had to with guys last year. Letting him play STeams and adapt to starting through mental reps during games and then getting some snaps in practice is still the best way to make sure he's ready to start when the time comes. Right now until we hear differently I still expect to see Conte back in practice soon.
     
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    Its wide open and sadly , its the legacy left to us by the former regime.

    Which when you think about it comes down to the basic term : FUCK IT!

    Safety has to be revamped top to bottem. Sign all of them that you want ...

    sombody better step up on game day and lead the way when it comes to Safety's.

    CHICAGO BEARS Safety's are the LOST left underwired hook in the WONDER BRA that lets womens breasts sag one below the other.

    Now the right hook in the bra allows the womens breast to be uplifted and presented when used with the left.

    So you dont want to lose one over the other ... kinda looks uneven.

    Otherwise ... nice tits.

    Thats our CHICAGO BEARS Safety's.
     
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    By Patrick Finley | Get In Touch: @ | pfinley@suntimes.comBy Patrick Finley Inside the Bears - July 29, 2014 12:27 pm
    Bears’ Ryan Mundy out to ‘solidify’ safety



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    Bears safety Ryan Mundy is one of the many new faces fighting for a starting job at safety

    BOURBONNAIS — Through minicamp and the first four days of training camp, Ryan Mundy has remained the constant in an otherwise-scrambled safety position. He’s played with the first team at strong safety, and could even more to the free safety spot if the team deems late addition Adrian Wilson a worthy thumper.

    Monday, one day before the Bears’ first off day at Olivet Nazarene University, Mundy said he was proud of the way the position group was meshing.

    “I think we’ve done a real good job of coming together as one,” he said. “They brought in a lot of new pieces, but we’re all veteran guys who have played at a high level for high-quality organizations for a long time. That makes it easy.”

    With Chris Conte (shoulder) and Craig Steltz (groin) on the Physically Unable to Perform list, the unit is filled with new faces. Mundy, a former Steelers and Giants player, signed a two-year deal this offseason; former Packer M.D. Jennings and five-time Pro Bowler Wilson were added on a one-year contract; and the Bears drafted Brock Vereen.

    Mundy said the defense is “having a good camp,” forcing about a dozen turnovers through the first four days at practice.

    The Bears want to take four or five safeties into the season, and have said the two positions are interchangeable.

    “I know they’ve tried a lot of people at the position, but I’m excited about the opportunity,” Mundy said. “I think that’s why I’m here — to come out here and help solidify the position and get our defense back to where it needs to be.

    “That’s a great opportunity for me. Nothing is set in stone right now so it’s just a great competition for all of us, which has been well documented this entire offseason.”
     
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    Who else is on the Vereen bandwagon?
     
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    My favorite pick of this year's draft. I'm really excited to see him play soon.
     
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    Chicago Bears

    McCray takes first-team safety reps

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    By Jeff Dickerson | ESPNChicago.com

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. – In the latest twist to the Chicago Bears’ “wide open” safety competition, fifth-year veteran Danny McCray handled all the first-team reps alongside Ryan Mundy on Wednesday, while rookie fourth-round choice Brock Vereen worked exclusively on the No. 2 defense.

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    A core special-teams contributor the last four years in Dallas (74 career special-teams tackles), McCray’s only real NFL experience on defense occurred in 2012, when he recorded 87 tackles and one interceptions in 10 starts for the Cowboys.

    “It’s a big opportunity,” McCray said. “I think that’s what we are all here for. It’s open competition. They are just running people around to see what fits and who can make plays.”

    The Bears have refused to anoint any starters at safety, citing it as an open competition. However, Vereen and Mundy spent almost the entire offseason program and the beginning of camp as the top duo until Bears head coach Marc Trestman met on the off-day (Tuesday) with his staff to evaluate the club after four practices in Bourbonnais.

    “We wanted to take a look at [McCray],” Trestman said. “He’s been practicing well. We’ve said all along the safety position is wide open and we wanted to take a look at him with the first group today. We talked a lot about it yesterday. Like I said, like we’ve all said, I don’t think you should take any one day and start making decisions on who is playing that position, other than certainly the guys that we all know. But the safety position is wide open and Danny has worked to an extent that he gets a chance to get some work there, so that’s what we did today.

    “No. 1, [McCray] been in the right place in terms of covering and terms of the run game. His effort level has been very high. He’s a highly intelligent football player. He’s played consistently and continued to ascend over the last few days and we wanted to get a look at him with the ones. That’s what we did today and we’ll see what the tape shows.”

    To be clear: The Bears announced last week they planned to look at various combinations at several positions throughout the preseason. Just because Vereen ran with the second team on Wednesday doesn’t mean he won’t be back on the No. 1 unit in the near future.

    “I feel like whoever I’m out there with, I’m worthy of making a play,” Vereen said. “I don’t care who is to my left and to my right. I’ve got a great group of guys around me that I’m going to give my top effort to.”

    Meanwhile, veteran Adrian Wilson benefited from increased reps on Wednesday with Vereen on the second team. Up until Wednesday, the four-time Pro Bowl selection had been regulated to mostly the third team, where playing time is sporadic at best.
     
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    I guess they really mean it when they say the competition is wide open.

    McCray and Mundy work with the #1 unit yesterday while Vereen and Wilson work with the #2 unit. McCray is a STeams demon so I'm sure that at least Joe D would like to see him around.

    It's interesting how much differently they seem to be approaching this by rotating players around more in camp. Wherever there are openings there's gonna be massive competition.
     
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    We already have a master thread on Safeties begun jackie. Here it is. Bump.
     

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