I’m finally settling into the mental space that understands it’ll likely be a while before we get any tangible football content to dissect. So in the meantime, we’ll be on the lookout for any football-adjacent happenings.
For example … the latest from Dr. Michael Tal Risher, a Chicago Sports Performance Doctor who’s been training Bears running back David Montgomery.
Check it out:
This is so close to baseball’s version of showing up to spring training in “the best shape of my life” it makes me yearn for my other favorite sport. But for the moment, watching David Montgomery put in offseason work will have to suffice.
The year is 2020.
David Montgomery. Faith Remains.
— Derek Brown (@DBro_FFB) March 30, 2020
Whenever football returns, Montgomery figures to be a key cog in the Bears’ offensive plans. And sure, we thought that last year, too. But this year is a bit different. As things stand, Montgomery is the undisputed lead back and in a position to take on more than a lion’s share of the carries. There is no Mike Davis to vulture rushing attempts early in the season. Nor does Tarik Cohen project to be the type of rusher who gets a traditional running back workload. Therefore, the ball is in Montgomery’s court. This is his time to shine.
And if Chicago’s offense moves toward an increase in usage of “12” personnel with two tight ends, Montgomery as the lone running back makes a lot of sense as being someone who is the focal point of the attack.