The main challenge for 2020 is trying to get players to develop and improve during a season stripped down by a pandemic. Coaching is going to matter a lot this year and more so than in average years.
The NFL’s ability to engage in legal tampering and official wheeling and dealing with free agents has been the only thing approaching normalcy for sports fans since the NBA announced the suspension of its season on March 11th.
While the Bears brass voice that they are in Mitch Trubisky’s corner, there is an desire to give the shaky signal-caller serious competition entering the 2020 season, something he hasn’t dealt with in his three years in Chicago.
Usually at this time their are a few headlines, simply speculation on some players health at the least. This year is different because everything to this point is indicating the team will be healthy and confident for Week 1. In all likelihood, cut day will be one of the biggest newsworthy days for the Bears since the start of training camp.
Head coach Matt Nagy has elected to rest all his starters and key players for the second year in a row and will leave the back end of the roster to play against the Colts…plenty of young players and players fighting to make the roster will get extended playing time to impress.
And the plot thickens…as the Chicago Bears released some important kicking news over the weekend. To this point in training camp and the preseason, there has been a place kicker […]
Around the league, the parsing of minutes seems to continue to be the norm, but we have seen teams change up the normal preseason routine like the Bears did under coach Matt Nagy last year.
With exhibition game No. 1, a long journey begins based in high hopes and expectations for the reigning NFC North champions.
Defensive continuity is a valuable commodity on any football team preparing for a new season and the Chicago Bears are hoping its top-ranked defense from 2018 can maintain its high standing by retaining 10 of its 11 starters for 2019.
Competition is heavy throughout the roster. These battles are a critical first step, not only does it benefit for depth reasons but also for setting the tone to what is an important season.