Who will be the SAM next year?!

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    Your choices,...a converted DE, a second year guy thrown into the fire too early last year or another 2nd year making the switch from the middle,... Trust me, I am pulling hard for all of them, but right now I'd settle for one to play decently.
     
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    Tend to believe that there will be a competition between Bostic and Shea, with the loser learning to back-up Briggs.
     
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    Whoever loses might not be backing up Briggs for more than a year. The guy is already older and playing with a harness. I love the guy but am anxious to see how much he is going to be able to contribute this year. Hopefully, I am worried about nothing there.
     
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    Might be filled by committee depending on what the down presents with Bostic in on running downs and Shea coming in on passing or not in favor of the nickel.
     
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    Briggs is much older and I would really like to see one of the two (Bostic or Shea) start the season as his back-up for a couple of reasons
    1. In the 4-3 the WLB tends to be more important than the SLB.
    2. Green does Not look like he is ready to play at this level.

    My preference - Bostic (back-up) Briggs and McClellin starts at SAM with Green/Draft pick backing up.
    Problem is there is NO depth at MLB.
     
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    Shea is most likely
     
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    I agree with that. I think Shea will be given the inside track in camp and prolly pre sesason to work out the kinks. Even if he struggles I don't see him getting benched until minimum week 8. Emery clearly wants this pick to pan out and benching Shea will very likely spell the end of his time with the Bears after this year and Emery's very first pick will be a huge bust. I'm sure he, nor us fans want to see that happen.
     
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    It's Shea's to lose, Bostic will be backup MLB and SAM and Greene will be backup WILL...God help us all if DJ and Lance go down.
     
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    well, we'd be where we were last year. Hopefully Herring can mitigate that train wreck if it happens again.
     
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    Even if it did happen then there would be marginal improvement from both, and Bostic may even see substantial improvement. I think our LB corps is in better shape than some think. We need another player, but a high quality pick used on LB is at least a year premature.
     
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