Roquan Appreciation, New Jerseys Can't Beat Classic Looks, Adjusting with the Times, and Other Bears Bullets

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Roquan Appreciation, New Jerseys Can’t Beat Classic Looks, Adjusting with the Times, and Other Bears Bullets

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Part of me can’t believe I committed to yoga at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday (weather permitting, of course). However, another part of me knows it’s something I’ve wanted to try for a while. I don’t think the weather is going to cooperate on Saturday, but I’m getting closer to following through with something I said would do. That feels like a step in the right direction.

  • New jerseys are all the rage these days in the NFL, with a pair of NFC South teams showcasing their new threads in recent days. Check ’em out:

  • The Falcons uniform on the far right isn’t awful. It’s a nod to a throwback era and a clean look. The rest? Meh. It looks like something I would have designed for my NCAA Football 2005 create-a-team. And frankly, 2020 Luis has a much better eye for fashion than he did in 2005.
  • As for the Buccaneers, my complaints are minimal. Though, I still would have preferred had they tossed in a creamsicle throwback look for good measure.
  • Here’s a thread from Robert Mays (The Ringer) featuring some great jersey looks:

  • As a reminder, the Bears will see the new unis for the Falcons and Bucs this year when the teams square off later in 2020.
  • This Akiem Hicks appreciation tweet from the Bears’ official account is *EXACTLY* what I needed:

  • Happy birthday, Roquan Smith:

https://www.instagram.com/p/B-uPPvLFmjW/

  • Roquan Smith’s per-16 games numbers: 130 tackles, 8 tackles-for-loss, 4 sacks, 4 quarterback hits, 1 interception. Not bad. Pretty good, in fact. That’s what strength in the middle of your defense looks like.
  • Is it too early to discuss whether or not Roquan Smith is Ryan Pace’s best first-round pick? Kevin White was never healthy enough to play. Leonard Floyd was a steady contributor, but never played to the level of a top-10 pick (save for the games he played against the Packers). Mitch Trubisky has been an enigma. Trading first-rounders as part of the Khalil Mack trade certainly counts as the best usage of first-round picks. But Smith might be the best first-rounder as things stand right now.
  • Of course, Trubisky can go a long way toward changing that narrative by winning the open quarterback competition this summer.
  • Through the decades, the Bears franchise has been well-represented in All-Decade Teams:

  • At least the Bears are making the most of what has been a challenging offseason, writes Chris Emma of 670 The Score. That’s all any of us can do in times like these.
  • Imagine pouring gobs of money into upgrading Halas Hall and building a modern, state-of-the-art draft war room, only to be told you can’t use it. That’s the reality for the Bears, who like each of the NFL’s other 31 teams, will be drafting remotely from home. Over at NBC Sports Chicago, JJ Stankevitz writes about what the Bears will miss while not working in the new facility.
  • Watching Julius Peppers college highlights is fun:

  • I know we all have our Bears-related grievances, but things could always be worse:

  • This should be a treat:

  • Change is on the horizon for the Bulls:

 



Author: Luis Medina

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