XFL Runs It Back, Dream Draft Targets, Spice Adams Gets Buckets, and Other Bears Bullets

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XFL Runs It Back, Dream Draft Targets, Spice Adams Gets Buckets, and Other Bears Bullets

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When it comes to home-made hand-dipped chocolates, it’s milk over dark … every time.

  • Week 2 of the XFL kicks off this afternoon. I fully expect a dip in the ratings, but still want the league to succeed. At minimum, give me a full season of the innovations and opportunities to develop players who otherwise wouldn’t be getting a chance. This isn’t asking for a lot.
  • Look at these ex-Bears get after it:


  • The opining that happens during the pre-draft season provides perspective as to what type of players at what position teams could be targeting. So when I see that Chris Roling of Bleacher Report has Jordan Love as a dream target for the Bears come April, it makes sense. The Utah State quarterback has plus athleticism, arm talent, and ability to make off-platform throws, but inconsistency and volatility in his game could keep him from being a first-round pick. Should Love make it into the second round and fall into the Bears’ laps, it would be easy to see the team snag him as a developmental project as Mitch Trubisky enters the final year of his rookie contract.
  • An ideal offseason scenario for the Bears could be to team Trubisky with a draft pick who isn’t going to threaten him right away and a proven veteran who could push him in camp. Robert Mays of The Ringer seems to be on board with the Andy Dalton option:

  • The Marcus Mariota/Trubisky and Ryan Tannehill/QB-to-be-named-later comps persist:

  • Ya know … 2015 wasn’t all that long ago:

  • I get that Andy Dalton’s name isn’t the sexiest on the quarterback market. But when you quarterback the freaking Bengals to the playoffs five straight years, you were doing something right. So, at minimum, the Bears should be interested in having the conversation regarding bringing in Dalton. I’m not beating the doors down to get him into Halas Hall. Nor am I willing to sacrifice significant draft capital. But it is so clear the the Bears aren’t going anywhere unless the quarterback play is better, then all options must be exhausted in order to get the most important position on the field right.
  • Interesting that Emmanuel Acho (the brother of ex-Bears OLB Sam Acho) makes a strong case for the Bears to be interested in Cam Newton:

  • Unlike Dalton, I feel as if acquiring Newton would have to come with the guarantee of a starting spot. I’m not sure I can envision the Bears just handing the gig to Newton, even if he is a more proven option. Then again, who wouldn’t want to see a legitimate quarterback competition between the two this summer?
  • If only that type of competition could be played out in Bourbonnais, which had much more room for fans to roam than Halas Hall projects to have.
  • The Bears have their eyes on a Division III prospect who led North Central College in Naperville to a championship:


  • Who would you rather have on the block? Felicio or Spice?

  • Chicago can get rowdy:

Author: Luis Medina

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