Watch New Bears CB Buster Skrine Bust a Screen and Other Bullets

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Watch New Bears CB Buster Skrine Bust a Screen and Other Bullets

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Who needs coffee when you wake up to Bears rumblings?

OK, I *always* need coffee.

In case you missed it, there are morning updates on where Adrian Amos is playing next, Khalil Mack agreeing to restructure his contract to create salary cap spending space, and an Obsessive Le’Veon Bell Watch. Hence the late-bullets.

  • Here is a look at new Bears cornerback Buster Skrine busting a screen:

  • More of that, please.
  • More of this, too:
(Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
  • A player’s charitable efforts aren’t likely to be something about which most fans care, but I’m always interested in how players connect and give back to the community. In that vein, it looks like the Bears got a good one in Skrine:

  • After parting ways with linebacker Sam Acho, it’s nice to add a player like Skrine who was really active in the Jets’ community. Keep up the good work, new guy!
  • When it comes to on-the-field stuff, I’m intrigued by Skrine’s pre-draft profile:

  • The last line of the Skrine summary stands out: “Responded well in opportunities against better competition.” This can be taken in any number of ways. Skrine could play up to the competition in front of him. It’s possible that the biggest challenges push him in ways that he could not have otherwise been pushed. Maybe it means that the level of talent around Skrine in Chicago could lift his play to new heights. This will certainly be the most talented team Skrine has ever played for in his time in the NFL, which would lead the optimistic types to dream on the idea that the best is yet to come for this slot cornerback. Just a thought.
  • This, too, is encouraging:

  • That’s what Skrine looks like at his best defending the slot. There is plenty to like in that snap shot.
  • Sometimes, good offense beats good defense. Skrine knows that first-hand after trying to defend Anthony Miller:

  • Losing Adrian Amos to the Packers stinks, but at least we still get to root on Eddie Jackson:

  • And Akiem Hicks:

  • This was a fun fact while it lasted:

  • The only thing more fun than that fun fact is this contract:

  • $21 million in the first two years is a healthy chunk of change and can go a long way north of the border. That’s a lot of cheese and brats, my friend. Spend wisely.
  • An old friend calls it a career:

  • There are a lot of names in this tweet that a football fan of a certain age will recognize:


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Luis Medina

Luis is the Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation Bears, and you can find him on Twitter at @lcm1986.

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