Monsters Are Coming, Laughing at Lions, Wims Connects With Fans, and Other Bullets

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Monsters Are Coming, Laughing at Lions, Wims Connects With Fans, and Other Bullets

Chicago Bears

An earlier set of Bullets as I prepare to ride out back to Chicago after a few days with the boys in Michigan.

  • Let’s have some fun at the Lions’ expense as I leave Michigan:

  • SOON:

  • Preseason Week 3 is on the horizon and it’s just about time to start preparing for the regular season:

  • The third preseason game has long been touted as a dress rehearsal game for the regular season. Regulars usually play into the third quarter before they are removed from the game and battles among the key reserves take center stage. But because the Bears bucked tradition last year by not doing it, I’m not sure how they’ll go about attacking this game. My gut says Head Coach Matt Nagy will stay the course, continue to rest his starters, and get an extended look at players trying to make the bottom half of the roster.
  • How the Bears handle their tight ends over the last two preseason games should be of great interest. BearReport.com’s Zack Pearson noted that Chicago’s tight ends didn’t get a single reception. Further, they weren’t even targeted. That’s a bit jarring. This could have been a game-planning move in an attempt to better evaluate their blocking, but I’ll need to re-watch tape to confirm if that’s the case. No matter what comes from my re-watch, figuring out who will join the position group behind Trey Burton, Adam Shaheen, and Ben Braunecker is one of those things that still needs to be decided.
  • While discussing the deadlocked kicking competition, JJ Stankevitz (NBC Sports Chicago) brings up a good point about what it could have meant for the Bears to trade a fifth-round pick to the Ravens for Kaare Vedvik. Stankevitz notes the team has found starting-caliber players such as Adrian Amos, Jordan Howard, and Bilal Nichols in the fifth round. And if the Bears are going to pay big bucks for Eddie Jackson (he could be football’s highest-paid safety at this time next year), Mitch Trubisky (quarterbacks get paid big bucks these days), and even Cody Whitehair (it’s quiet now, but could still happen), they will need to continue hitting on lower-round picks.
  • Offensive linemen play through things I wouldn’t imagine playing through:

  • Happier times against the Giants:

  • You love to see it:

  • In addition to having fun with fans as part of his pregame warmups, Javon Wims’ performance against the Giants stood out. His roster spot is becoming more solidified as the summer goes on.
  • An interesting statistical nugget:

  • I needed a good laugh:

  • Does Mitch Trubisky need to be better? Yes. Did John Fox do everything possible to put Trubisky in a place to get better when he was his head coach? Heck no. That’s why I had a hearty laugh when I saw this tweet cross my wires.
  • Neat:

  • Ex-Bear Dontrelle Inman is getting it in with Tom Brady:

  • A possible podcast for the ride home:

  • Future ankle-breakers:

  • This will be a long year if *THIS* gets called a penalty:

  • Go get it, Peanut:

  • A great tribute:



Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.