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Matt Nagy sees “big ceiling” with Kevin White

Posted by Josh Alper on April 19, 2018, 6:56 AM EDT

Matt Nagy is in his first offseason as an NFL head coach and that means he’s getting to do a lot of things for the first time, including running a voluntary minicamp for Bears players this week.

He’s also getting his first chance to talk about the potential of Bears wide receiver Kevin White. That’s been a popular topic ever since the Bears took White in the first round of the 2015 draft.

His potential got him drafted high and it has remained largely untapped because a series of injuries has kept White from playing in 43-of-48 games over his first three seasons. On Wednesday, Nagy said White’s confidence hasn’t been where it needs to be but that getting a new chance with a new staff is a good thing for him.

“I would think it would, that it would help him,” Nagy said, via the Chicago Sun-Times. “If any of us were in that situation, and you have a fresh start — forget about the whys of what happened. Forget about that. That doesn’t matter. What matters is about right now. He’s young. He has a big ceiling. Now we can try to do it as much as we can as coaches and try to pull it out of him, but he’s got to work hard. He’s got to put time in the playbook. He’s got to put in the extra work after practice when he can. And then when the game comes, he’s got to make plays. When you do that, his confidence will slowly get better and better.”

There’s been variations on this theme in each of the last two offseasons, but this will be the last time anyone in Chicago will talk about what White might be for the Bears. There’s little chance his 2019 option will be exercised, so White will either be elsewhere next year or coming off a long-awaited breakout that turned his potential into something tangible.

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Whoooo boy! Coach Nagy is slurpin' a big ole mug of Pace's Kool-Aid! Sheesh, when will it end?

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Whoooo boy! Coach Nagy is slurpin' a big ole mug of Pace's Kool-Aid! Sheesh, when will it end?

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Israel Idonije returns to Halas Hall to unveil some serious Kool_Aid!

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Bears should give Mitch Trubisky what he needs — a first-round receiver

By Rick Morrissey

At 6-3, 218 pounds, Sutton is a big target. He has 4.54 speed in the 40-yard dash and a vertical leap of 35.5 inches. He’s tough, productive (two consecutive 1,000-yard seasons) and athletic enough to have suited up with SMU’s basketball team. He’s sort of like Alshon Jeffery, only without the soft-tissue injuries.

Put Sutton with Allen Robinson, the Bears’ marquee free-agent signing this year, and let Trubisky find out what it’s like to throw to big and possibly big-time receivers. As it stands now, it’s hard to say definitively that the Bears have improved measurably in the passing game, especially with Robinson coming off a serious knee injury. The more offensive weapons, the better.

They should be able to trade down to get Sutton, and that would mean more picks, something a thin roster desperately needs.

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Bears should give Mitch Trubisky what he needs — a first-round receiver

By Rick Morrissey

At 6-3, 218 pounds, Sutton is a big target. He has 4.54 speed in the 40-yard dash and a vertical leap of 35.5 inches. He’s tough, productive (two consecutive 1,000-yard seasons) and athletic enough to have suited up with SMU’s basketball team. He’s sort of like Alshon Jeffery, only without the soft-tissue injuries.

Put Sutton with Allen Robinson, the Bears’ marquee free-agent signing this year, and let Trubisky find out what it’s like to throw to big and possibly big-time receivers. As it stands now, it’s hard to say definitively that the Bears have improved measurably in the passing game, especially with Robinson coming off a serious knee injury. The more offensive weapons, the better.

They should be able to trade down to get Sutton, and that would mean more picks, something a thin roster desperately needs.

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ROTFLMAO!

I'm not sure I would call this koolaid........ that being said, I still think there is a reasonable chance they could get Sutton with their pick in the 2nd.

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ORIGINALLY POSTED BY The Shadow

Bears should give Mitch Trubisky what he needs — a first-round receiver

By Rick Morrissey

At 6-3, 218 pounds, Sutton is a big target. He has 4.54 speed in the 40-yard dash and a vertical leap of 35.5 inches. He’s tough, productive (two consecutive 1,000-yard seasons) and athletic enough to have suited up with SMU’s basketball team. He’s sort of like Alshon Jeffery, only without the soft-tissue injuries.

Put Sutton with Allen Robinson, the Bears’ marquee free-agent signing this year, and let Trubisky find out what it’s like to throw to big and possibly big-time receivers. As it stands now, it’s hard to say definitively that the Bears have improved measurably in the passing game, especially with Robinson coming off a serious knee injury. The more offensive weapons, the better.

They should be able to trade down to get Sutton, and that would mean more picks, something a thin roster desperately needs.

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ROTFLMAO!

I'm not sure I would call this koolaid........ that being said, I still think there is a reasonable chance they could get Sutton with their pick in the 2nd.

Kool Aid thread needed a bump! Unlike JimmyMac Fan did, I do not like to just write Bump and be done with it. I am still hoping Pace trades the Bears number 8 pick to Buffalo for their 12th and 22d picks! 12th is still high enough for an edge rusher and another pick to take a play making receiver!

 

 

 

re-Build 3.0

Chicago at Miami, this is a pivotal game.

This game will tell us if the Bears are for real.

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ORIGINALLY POSTED BY The Shadow

 

ORIGINALLY POSTED BY PapaBear.OR

 

ORIGINALLY POSTED BY The Shadow

Bears should give Mitch Trubisky what he needs — a first-round receiver

By Rick Morrissey

At 6-3, 218 pounds, Sutton is a big target. He has 4.54 speed in the 40-yard dash and a vertical leap of 35.5 inches. He’s tough, productive (two consecutive 1,000-yard seasons) and athletic enough to have suited up with SMU’s basketball team. He’s sort of like Alshon Jeffery, only without the soft-tissue injuries.

Put Sutton with Allen Robinson, the Bears’ marquee free-agent signing this year, and let Trubisky find out what it’s like to throw to big and possibly big-time receivers. As it stands now, it’s hard to say definitively that the Bears have improved measurably in the passing game, especially with Robinson coming off a serious knee injury. The more offensive weapons, the better.

They should be able to trade down to get Sutton, and that would mean more picks, something a thin roster desperately needs.

******

ROTFLMAO!

I'm not sure I would call this koolaid........ that being said, I still think there is a reasonable chance they could get Sutton with their pick in the 2nd.

Kool Aid thread needed a bump! Unlike JimmyMac Fan did, I do not like to just write Bump and be done with it. I am still hoping Pace trades the Bears number 8 pick to Buffalo for their 12th and 22d picks! 12th is still high enough for an edge rusher and another pick to take a play making receiver!

 

 

 

I was referring to my thoughts on picking up Sutton in the 2nd round.......... I don't know, maybe it is koolaid.  But I do think he might still be there at the top of the 2nd.

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Javon Wims has 'steal' potential for the Bears
Javon Wims is convinced he can help the Chicago Bears as a rookie.

The majority of the time in the NFL the seventh-round selection of a team gets glossed over at the end of the draft. It is easy to understand why—typically those players are selected so late because they have a flaw in their game or are viewed as longshots to make the roster. For the Chicago Bears, there is reason to believe the team got some value with their 224th overall selection in Georgia wide receiver Javon Wims.

At 6'3" and 215 pounds, Wims has great size for the position. His 4.53-second 40-yard dash time was in the lower half of this year's participants, but his game speed looks to be much better than his timed speed. He is at his best down the field and could easily develop into a red-zone threat early in his career.

"Other than size, I just think I have the unique ability to be a natural hands catcher," he said. "I have the ability to catch the ball while I’m surrounded. I have amazing ball adjustment skills. A lot of people may say I have huge upside because I have a lot of raw talent. I haven’t even scratched the surface of what I can become. I think my best football days are ahead of me. Under the right tutelage, the right people, I think I could be a very good player in the league."

https://247sports.com/nfl/chicago-bears/Bolt/Javon-Wims-has-steal-potential-for-the-Bears-117876296

 

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Bears' offensive line plan seems pretty smart

n 2016, the Bears drafted Cody Whitehair as a tackle with the intention of moving him to guard but ended up starting him at center. That’s some travel schedule.

But the good news was that Whitehair played well at center in his rookie year, and it would’ve been great if he could’ve stayed there. But no. Last year, he played all over the interior of the offensive line because of injuries and depth issues and whatever John Fox was doing over there.

But Whitehair played center well enough that the Bears plan to start him there this season even though they drafted Iowa center James Daniels with the seventh pick of the second round. Daniels was regarded as the best center in the draft, but he won’t compete at center. He’ll compete at guard while also cross-training at center, to use GM Ryan Pace’s term, which I’d never heard in football but I get the idea.

It seems curious to spend that kind of draft pick on the top-ranked player at a position and immediately move him out of that position. Pace said positional versatility is important to the Bears, and I’m thinking, find a position Hroniss Grasu can play, go ahead, dare ya.

And now you’re thinking this is the portion of our program where I criticize the Bears for weakening a player’s value and hurting the team, but surprise, you’d better sit down for this, I get this move and think it’s pretty smart.

First, it gives quarterback Mitch Trubisky some continuity, an important consideration when you remember that a year ago Trubisky had almost never worked under center. Also remember that everything starts with what’s good for Trubisky.

Second, it reflects confidence in the magical abilities of new offensive line coach Harry Hiestand. He’s a legend. Former players swear by him. He just left Notre Dame, where he had two linemen drafted in the top 10. Hiestand would seem just the guy to turn Daniels and his second-round price into an NFL player. That’s what coaches do. That’s part of the raging enthusiasm about the coaching staff that rookie head coach Matt Nagy has put together.

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http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/rosenblog/ct-spt-bears-james-daniels-rosenbloom-20180501-story.html

I have to admit, I had the same thoughts. Why the heck draft a top center if you wanted a guard? But I have read several variations of the same thoughts that Rosenbloom states here. I have to admit, it does make sense. As with all the other changes, I guess we will just have to wait and see.

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