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Pekin

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2016 Chicago Bears
« on: May 16, 2016, 02:01:51 pm »
New thread for the upcoming season.  That way we can close out the 2015 topic.

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WshflThinking

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Re: 2016 Chicago Bears
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2016, 03:47:56 pm »
About time ;D ;D


Sportster

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Re: 2016 Chicago Bears
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2016, 12:41:46 pm »
LB in a wideouts body....should be interesting....

dallasbear

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Re: 2016 Chicago Bears
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2016, 12:49:43 pm »

Sometimes we get too hung up on measurables...height...weight...40 time.  I know I do.    It's really all we have until we see production on the field then if we do, nobody cares about someone's 3 cone drill time, arm length or vertical jump.

The Dolphins had a guy that was about the same size as Floyd - 6-6 244 lbs.  He had 139 1/2 sacks over a 15 year NFL career.

Anyone ever hear of Jason Taylor.

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Re: 2016 Chicago Bears
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2016, 12:56:53 pm »
Was he the exception or the rule? Guess we're gonna find out aren't we....

Jackiejokeman

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Re: 2016 Chicago Bears
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2016, 12:57:19 pm »



 Anyone ever hear of Oakland Raiduhs Mad Stork ?


 Ted Hendricks ! Shoulda been a BEAR all along.


 We missed out on that one ... he should have been ours.  ;)

Jackiejokeman

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Re: 2016 Chicago Bears
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2016, 01:05:58 pm »



 HOW many T.E.'s does it take to replace Bennett ???


 That's a lot. Think Marshall & Forte too.


 We gave up alotta firepower for what we don't know yet.


 Your 3 main guys walk over two years ...


 you better have some belief in a super shht wired TEAM in return.


 A 2016 BEARS TEAM ... that we have never seen. Faith.  :o

boogie

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Re: 2016 Chicago Bears
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2016, 01:23:44 pm »
Yeah but at least Peke fixed the name to 2016 Game day and 2016 Chicago Bears.  ;)  lol

dallasbear

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Re: 2016 Chicago Bears
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2016, 05:23:57 pm »

It looks like we have a bunch of strong safety types with Amos, Jones-Quartey and Devin Bush.  Houston-Carson and Deiondre Hall, if he doesn't play corner, look more like free safeties.
I think it will come down to Amos being pared with Bush or Jones-Quartey who I wouldn't count out.


Sun-Times:

Safety: Harold Jones-Quartey might start.

The arrivals of draft picks Deon Bush and DeAndre Houston-Carson meant the end for Antrel Rolle. But Harold Jones-Quartey’s strong finish to his rookie season also was a factor.

Similar to Bush and Houston-Carson, Jones-Quartey has a hard-hitting style that Fangio and secondary coach Ed Donatell want.

“He brings unusual toughness to the game,” Donatell said. “We like what we saw. He had a great finish to last season. For a rookie undrafted guy, it’s a real compliment to our personnel people that they can find a guy like that, that has those traits.”

Jones-Quartey made four starts last season after being a waiver-wire pick-up. He showed some playmaking promise in the Week 16 win against the Buccaneers, intercepting a pass, breaking up three and forcing a fumble. They were better numbers than Rolle had in seven starts.

“He’s very determined,” Donatell said. “I’m so excited to see him in Year 2 because those guys spike in Year 2. His biggest thing is he’s a determined guy [who] has very good toughness, and he’s built really good. He’s sturdy, tough and can take on punishment.”

dallasbear

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Re: 2016 Chicago Bears
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2016, 05:26:52 pm »

Is he blowing smoke?  I wonder if Kyle Long also has that right hand issue.

Sun-Times:

Offensive line: The Bears’ belief in Charles Leno Jr. is unwavering.

The battles up front will come at left guard and center. The right side of the line is set with guard Kyle Long and tackle Bobby Massie.

And Leno is the starting left tackle.

There are doubts about Leno outside Halas Hall, but line coach Dave Magazu continues to talk about the promise he sees in the 2014 seventh-round pick who became a full-time starter last season.

“He plays much better on the left than right,” Magazu said. “A lot of that revolves around some of the things, technically, being more dominant on his right hand than his left.”

Second-round pick Cody Whitehair might be an emergency option at tackle, but he’s best-suited at guard, Magazu said.

Leno still has room to develop, too.

“He’s bigger and stronger,” Magazu said. “He’s gained some weight. If you look at him, you can just tell he’s thicker.”

dallasbear

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Re: 2016 Chicago Bears
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2016, 05:28:58 pm »

Now this guy is definitely blowing smoke.

Sun Times:

Tight end: The Bears are ready to give Khari Lee more playing time.

The Bears’ belief in Lee was apparent when he was acquired from the Texans for a 2017 draft pick, even though he went undrafted last year.

Lee had only one catch for seven yards, but tight ends coach Frank Smith is eyeing a bigger role for him in his second season.

The Bears seem to be counting on him after Martellus Bennett was traded and a thin draft class deterred their attempts to replace him. Lee’s primary competition is Rob Housler and two undrafted rookies.

“Khari has done a good job from when we acquired him late in the preseason,” Smith said. “Primarily, he’s been able to show blocking, which came to him pretty quickly. But he’s really worked this offseason on route-running and receiving. He’s made some good development.”

WshflThinking

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Re: 2016 Chicago Bears
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2016, 07:02:43 pm »
We shall see said the blind man. Now that would really be something.

boogie

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Re: 2016 Chicago Bears
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2016, 08:18:13 am »
Linebacker Willie Young asked the Bears to trade him last year around the same time the team was dealing away Jon Bostic and Jared Allen, but no deal was struck and Young remains with the Bears heading into the 2016 season.

The stay could extend well beyond this year. Jason Cole of Bleacher Report and Adam Caplan of ESPN are both reporting that the Bears and Young are having discussions about a contract extension.

Young made the move from defensive end to outside linebacker under defensive coordinator Vic Fangio last season and turned in 30 tackles, 6.5 sacks and an interception while making eight starts in his 15 appearances in the lineup. He had 5.5 sacks in the final seven weeks of the season, which could be due to increased comfort in the lineup or increased distance from his 2014 torn Achilles.

Whatever the reason for the improved play, it appears to have improved Young’s feelings about staying in Chicago as well. The Bears already have Lamarr Houston and Pernell McPhee under contract beyond this season and they drafted Leonard Floyd in the first round, so they’re pretty well stocked at outside linebacker at present and it looks like they want to stay that way.

dallasbear

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Re: 2016 Chicago Bears
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2016, 10:25:24 am »

Well, this is surprising after what happened to Slauson  Kind of surprised that Pace is talking new contract with the 30 year old Young. 

But then again a pass rusher doesn't have to start to be useful, a guard not so much.

Probably a good move for both parties.  Young gets insurance if he gets injured or if Floyd has a monster year.  Bears lock up a quality pass rusher that is very good against the run and probably has at least a couple more years left in his tank and provides future insurance if Floyd flops.