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Now thats some good Kool-Aid!

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

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ESPN.com writer Matt Bowen, a former NFL safety, predicts that the Bears will have the most impactful rookie class in the league this season.

The Bears' rookie class will be led by seven draft picks: Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith in Round 1; Iowa offensive lineman James Daniels and Memphis receiver Anthony Miller in Round 2; Western Kentucky inside linebacker Joel Iyiegbuniwe in Round 4; Delaware defensive end Bilal Nichols in Round 5; Utah outside linebacker Kylie Fitts in Round 6; and Georgia receiver Javon Wims in Round 7.

"It starts with linebacker Roquan Smith,” wrote Bowen, who appeared in 77 NFL games with the Rams, Packers, Redskins and Bills from 2000-06. “He’s a blue-chip talent with the speed and natural instincts to find the ball. Great fit for Vic Fangio’s defense. Up front, Iowa center/guard James Daniels has the athleticism and pro-ready technique to compete for a starting job. And wide receiver Anthony Miller should find a role as a slot target for quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. The quicks are there and so is the playmaking ability."

The Bears are expected to announce the addition of several undrafted rookie free agents later this week in advance of their rookie minicamp Friday through Sunday at Halas Hall.

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Mitchell Trubisky Is Primed to Be NFL's Breakout Sophomore

There are few more graphic examples of a coaching staff hindering and then helping a quarterback than the two Jared Goff has had. The Los Angeles Rams quarterback had a nightmarish rookie year under head coach Jeff Fisher and offensive coordinator Rob Boras, in an impossible situation where limited route concepts and horrible protection made Goff look like a bust. 

Fast-forward to 2017 and the schematic designs put forth by Sean McVay, Fisher's replacement. McVay not only gave the Rams a new and much-needed face of the team, but he also gave Goff a playbook that was both more complex and easier to digest. McVay presented the second-year quarterback with an easy first read on every play. As he got comfortable and confident, the coach helped him thrive in route concepts that opened the entire field up for him to see.

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Based on Trubisky's preseason tape, I thought the Bears' 2017 staff—led by offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains—would play to the young quarterback's strengths. With just one season as a starter at North Carolina, Trubisky was going to be playing catch-up when it came to reading the field and assessing what defenses were arraying against him. So, when Loggains set him up with advantageous route concepts in the preseason, I thought things would work well for Trubisky. Not that Loggains did anything revolutionary, but the crossers and motions and effective play-action routes didn't make it to the regular season.

So when the Bears replaced Fox with former Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy on January 8, it had the look of a commitment to the quarterback similar to the one the Rams had made a year before. Regarded as one of the sharpest offensive minds in the game, Nagy was the man behind an explosive offense that made a superstar out of speed receiver Tyreek Hill, turned rookie running back Kareem Hunt loose on the league and, per Pro Football Focus, surprisingly helped Alex Smith become one of the most effective and prolific deep passers in the NFL.

Trubisky is understandably excited about the change.

"Just watching the Kansas City offense last year, what Coach Nagy brought—I was able to meet him through the draft process last year, and we really connected," Trubisky told 670 The Score (h/t the Chicago Tribune) in March.

"I think [the Chiefs] utilized an athletic quarterback. A lot of things they do in their offense fit my strengths, and we also have a lot of pieces within our offense that will create explosive plays that the Kansas City offense ran. So, it is a very exciting time. … The guys we have coming in, the coaches, they're just very creative."

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Trubisky didn't get the personnel or schematic support he deserved last year, which led to a problematic rookie season. He's got the raw talent to be much better, and it's understandable why Nagy is eager to get rolling with his new young quarterback and an offense that has been redefined specifically for his overarching vision.

Trubisky will benefit from all of this just as Jared Goff did last season.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2775054-mitchell-trubisky-is-primed-to-be-nfls-breakout-sophomore

Lots more in the link

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ORIGINALLY POSTED BY Calbrooks

 

Based on Trubisky's preseason tape, I thought the Bears' 2017 staff—led by offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains—would play to the young quarterback's strengths.

 

That Author was drinking some tainted Koolaid last year......that is some scary chit.

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ORIGINALLY POSTED BY PapaBear.OR

 

ORIGINALLY POSTED BY Calbrooks

 

Based on Trubisky's preseason tape, I thought the Bears' 2017 staff—led by offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains—would play to the young quarterback's strengths.

 

That Author was drinking some tainted Koolaid last year......that is some scary chit.

I can see where he is coming from. I thought that the plays they ran with him in preseason were way more dynamic than the regular season. I remember the preseason play calling gave me some hope that Loggains might have learned and would do better than we feared.

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ORIGINALLY POSTED BY Calbrooks

 

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ORIGINALLY POSTED BY Calbrooks

 

Based on Trubisky's preseason tape, I thought the Bears' 2017 staff—led by offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains—would play to the young quarterback's strengths.

 

That Author was drinking some tainted Koolaid last year......that is some scary chit.

I can see where he is coming from. I thought that the plays they ran with him in preseason were way more dynamic than the regular season. I remember the preseason play calling gave me some hope that Loggains might have learned and would do better than we feared.

As you know, I lost all faith in Loggains the previous season.  Nothing about preseason led me to believe anything different given both teams play vanilla, it only gave me a glimps into the personal abilities of Biscuit as an individual.  He did show a lot of promise, and given the play calling I believe he continued to do so all season.

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ORIGINALLY POSTED BY Calbrooks

 

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ORIGINALLY POSTED BY Calbrooks

 

Based on Trubisky's preseason tape, I thought the Bears' 2017 staff—led by offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains—would play to the young quarterback's strengths.

 

That Author was drinking some tainted Koolaid last year......that is some scary chit.

I can see where he is coming from. I thought that the plays they ran with him in preseason were way more dynamic than the regular season. I remember the preseason play calling gave me some hope that Loggains might have learned and would do better than we feared.

I thought Loggains play calling last Pre-Season got predictable very fast. He rolled Mitch out every passing play. That is how Manziel plays every snap, roll out to his right. It becomes predictable and stoppable. It caught opposing defenses off-guard at first because the Bears rarely roll out the QB. Even though Jay Cutler is his most dangerous when he was rolling left or right. They just did not use it, preferring to have their QB sit in the pocket to await the sack!

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‘Be you’: Bears rookie camp provides inside look at Matt Nagy’s coaching style

Adam L. Jahns
 

A walk down the hallway that Bears players take to reach their respective meeting rooms is a walk through the motivational world of new coach Matt Nagy.

From inspirational sayings, to artwork, to the direct statement of “Chicago tough” outside the locker room, players have plenty to see and digest.

A life-sized image that features members of the Bears’ revered 1985 defense — Dan Hampton, Richard Dent, Mike Singletary, Leslie Frazier and Otis Wilson — can be seen toward the end of the hallway near all of the defensive rooms.

“When you look at the pictures of that ’85 Bears defense, that’s something that really hits me,” rookie defensive end Bilal Nichols said. “How ferocious they played. How dominant they were. How they just controlled games. That’s how I would love to see the defense I play in.”

The three-day rookie minicamp provided a glimpse into Nagy’s approach and methods for connecting and motivating his players. Rookies and veterans will get to see more of his coaching style when organized team activities begin Tuesday.

Similar to Fox, Nagy is into messaging. Under Marc Trestman, the hallway walls were bare. Under Fox, the same walls displayed sayings and pictures from their victories, albeit not many of them. 

Fox’s approach combined with general manager Ryan Pace’s cutthroat overhaul of the roster improved the Bears’ culture after Trestman’s controversy-filled run. But Nagy is still a new coach with new messages to share. A massive new paint job was required. It is
Nagy’s culture to build and improve now.

“No. 1 thing was just be yourself,” rookie inside linebacker Joel Iyiegbuniwe said. “Just keep to your core and stay true to who you are and have fun.’’

Nagy’s message — “Be you” — is prominent on the walls of Halas Hall. It is also one that seemed to resonate most with the rookies, including first-round pick Roquan Smith.

“Just being myself, because that’s what you can do best,” the linebacker said. “Just be yourself in all phases.”

In some ways, it is similar to head coach Doug Pederson’s approach with the Eagles, which was detailed in stories during the buildup for Super Bowl LII.

In a presentation before Pederson’s first season with the Eagles in 2016, he highlighted personality. He told players that he wanted them to be themselves and to stay true to their own personalities.

Nagy and Pederson are both from Andy Reid’s coaching tree. Nagy took over as the Chiefs’ offensive coordinator after Pederson left for the Eagles.

“What does ‘Be you’ mean?,” Nagy said. “It means let your personality show. Be you, don’t change. If you have a vibrant personality and somebody thinks that it might be a little cocky or arrogant, that’s OK.

“If you’re quiet and introverted, you don’t like to speak up too much, that’s OK. I don’t want false enthusiasm. I don’t want that.”

Nagy said there are certain lines that can’t be crossed by players. Nagy, though, doesn’t appear to have the same lax approach that Trestman had to player discipline and issues.

“That’s my job as a coach to kind of corral that,” he said.

The Bears were struck by Nagy’s authenticity during the coaching search. Nagy’s message is an offshoot of that.

“We all got here our own ways,” Nagy said. “We created our own paths. What can happen, as a player, is you think you need to maybe try a little harder, you may have to act a little different — don’t do that. Just be yourself. Do what got you here. As coaches, don’t change. If you have a certain style of teaching, then teach that way. Don’t change because now you’re in the NFL.”

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ORIGINALLY POSTED BY The Shadow

‘Be you’: Bears rookie camp provides inside look at Matt Nagy’s coaching style

Adam L. Jahns
 

 

“No. 1 thing was just be yourself,”

Nagy’s message — “Be you” —

“Just being myself

 

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