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Vincent Goodwill joins the show to talk the Bulls and Fred Hoiberg's disappointment in the team's effort when the going gets tough. Next, the guys discuss Kevin White and Mitchell Trubisky's offseason training programs. Could the Bears turn some heads next season if they add a few weapons?

 

 

Jump to 7:35 for Bears talk

There is a lot of good points raised here!

 

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re-Build 3.0

Still sceptical so I say 7-9 or 8-8 if they get lucky.

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re-Build 3.0

Still sceptical so I say 7-9 or 8-8 if they get lucky.

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Matt Forte for Assistant GM!

re-Build 3.0

Still sceptical so I say 7-9 or 8-8 if they get lucky.

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Bears can learn a lot from this guy!

re-Build 3.0

Still sceptical so I say 7-9 or 8-8 if they get lucky.

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Thank you for the links, I will try and only serve the koolaid here. Chilled and strong!

Train like you are 2nd, but play like you are 1st.

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2018 NFL Free Agency: Trubisky early winner as Bears add Trey Burton, Allen Robinson
The Bears are building a Rams 2.0 situation with Mitchell Trubisky

@WillBrinson
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The biggest early winner in free agency? Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, the second-year, would-be franchise quarterback who is getting a lot of weapons added around him courtesy of GM Ryan Pace.

First up was the addition of Allen Robinson, with the Bears agreeing to terms with the young wide receiver on a pricey but not prohibitive three-year contract. Robinson once had a 1,400-yard season in which he led the league in touchdowns while catching passes from Blake Bortles ... at the age of 22.

At just 24, Robinson still has a ton of upside and should be incentivized to have a great few years in Chicago as he'll hit free agency again in the prime of his career if he does. 

But Pace wasn't done with his recreation of the 2017 Los Angeles Rams. After hiring Matt Nagy -- a young, aggressive offensive mind in the mold of Sean McVay -- he got his second-year quarterback an additional weapon by giving tight end Trey Burton a deal to steal him away from the Eagles.

Burton became best known for throwing a touchdown pass to Nick Foles in the Super Bowl, but he was one of the low-key free agents teams were eying, a talented young tight end stuck behind Zach Ertz on the depth chart in Philadelphia, and a young weapon who wasn't getting as much attention as he should.

Pace clearly liked him, because the GM handed him a four-year, $32 million deal, according to a report from NFL Media's Mike Garafolo.

That's a lot of cheese for an unproven player, but Burton has had some nice production the last two years in Ertz's shadow. In those two seasons, he registered 60 receptions for 575 yards and six touchdowns, with a minimal number of starts. 

Bears fans are through the roof with the way the depth chart looks. 

The dual tight end thing is interesting: Shaheen was a pretty high draft pick for Chicago last year and considered a "Baby Gronk" type. Investing in Burton like this would indicate he'd actually be higher on the depth chart, but it's entirely possible the Bears could use both guys in two-tight-end sets.

Having Jordan Howard, Tarik Cohen, Robinson, Burton and Shaheen all of sudden gives this Bears offense a lot of juice. Pace and Nagy have to develop Trubisky and hope he can be Jared Goff 2.0 (or Carson Wentz?) but there is a lot of reason to like what the Bears are doing this offseason in terms of developing their young quarterback and giving him plenty of weapons.

re-Build 3.0

Still sceptical so I say 7-9 or 8-8 if they get lucky.

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Just going to say it, on paper, Pace is having a career offseason. Add a stellar draft and the Bears will be competing for the playoffs this year.

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According to NFL.com writer Marc Sessler, the Bears have improved more during the offseason than any other NFL team.

"With talented play-caller-turned-head-coach Matt Nagy at the controls, the Bears have used this offseason to build around second-year passer Mitchell Trubisky," Sessler wrote. "After luring in big-fish wideout Allen Robinson, Nagy and friends added deep threat Taylor Gabriel and "Philly Special" hero Trey Burton. Burton is the kind of player who could see his role double in Chicago, while Gabriel looms as an X-factor if Nagy can unleash him the way Kyle Shanahan did with the Falcons two seasons ago."

Since the start of the league year March 14, the Bears have signed seven free agents from other teams—the aforementioned Robinson, Gabriel and Burton as well as quarterbacks Chase Daniel (Saints) and Tyler Bray (Chiefs), outside linebacker Aaron Lynch (49ers) and kicker Cody Parkey (Dolphins).

Following the Bears on Sessler's list of the most improved teams this offseason, he ranks the Vikings second (primarily for adding former Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins and ex-Seahawks defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson), followed by the Browns, Jets and Rams.

Cleveland traded for quarterback Tyrod Taylor (Bills), receiver Jarvis Landry (Dolphins) and safety Damarious Randall (Packers) and signed running back Carlos Hyde (49ers) and cornerback Terrance Mitchell (Chiefs).

The Jets traded up in the draft with the Colts from No. 6 to No. 3 presumably to land a franchise quarterback, while the Rams made deals to acquire cornerbacks Marcus Peters (Chiefs) and Aqib Talib (Broncos).

re-Build 3.0

Still sceptical so I say 7-9 or 8-8 if they get lucky.

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ORIGINALLY POSTED BY The Shadow

According to NFL.com writer Marc Sessler, the Bears have improved more during the offseason than any other NFL team.

 

I'm not sure, something seems just a tad weak with this koolaid, is it artificially sweetened? Needs more sugar.

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This here is sweetened with pure cane sugar baybay:

Mitchell Trubisky ranked the 14th best QB in 2017

Only one NFL North quarterback ranked higher than Chicago Bears’ rookie Mitchell Trubisky in 2017.

Did you know? Mitchell Trubisky threw 39 seam passes in 2017 and was accurate on 28 of them. Only Aaron Rodgers was more accurate on seam throws than he was.

The big concern on Trubisky at this point is his ability to process coverages and blitzes. He ranked 24th in avoidable sack percentage as a rookie. But even that’s not a major concern because he came out of college as a raw rookie. His overall performance in 2017 was really impressive. The only thing he was lacking was a decent wide receiver.

Enter Allen Robinson, Taylor Gabriel, a returning Cameron Meredith (if healthy) and tight end Trey Burton, and this problem seems solved.

Trubisky was phenomenally accurate and he spent most of his season throwing receivers open at every level of the field. His receivers had a high failed reception rate but more importantly than that they really struggled to get open. Whenever they were pressed aggressively at the line, Trubisky was going to have to either make a perfect throw or extend the play outside of structure.

His combination of creating big plays while being efficient with his accuracy and decision making to work the underneath levels of the coverage made for a hugely promising rookie season. If he had a healthy Allen Robinson last year, his numbers would have been as impressive as his performances were.

Most experts believe that Trubisky is set to take a big step in play in 2018. The talent is better around him, as are his coaches. The Bears are still in a tough division, but if they get a few breaks they could be in contention for a playoff spot down the stretch.

https://www.windycitygridiron.com/2018/3/26/17165142/chicago-bears-nfl-detroit-lions-matthew-stafford-mitchell-trubisky-ranked-the-14th-qb-in-2017

That's right......... poor me a tall glass of this stuff, no ice, fill that sucker up.

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