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I’m Not Mad About (the Bears) Grades, I’m Just Disappointed … and Other Bears Bullets

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I made snow angels last night after shoveling snow. Admittedly, they still need some work. But on the other hand, it’s good to see that devil horns didn’t pop up on ’em when I was done.

•   This is tremendous, yet sobering, content:

•   One grade that stands out above the others is Eddie Jackson’s. It’s both wholly accurate and disappointing at the same time. Jackson getting the big contract and performing at that level was a punch in the gut. And if 2021 wasn’t a blip, it paints a bleak future for the secondary. Jackson getting that contract was a sign of his importance moving forward. If he can’t play at that level, it’ll be bad news for a Bears team that’s handcuffed from a cash spending perspective.

•   Anthony Miller’s grade was accurate and bad, too. Seeing that big red block on the graphic above was painful. But Miller didn’t get the major deal and isn’t necessarily viewed as critical to the Bears’ long-term success. After all, he has just one year left on his rookie contract. Nevertheless, seeing Miller grade out so poorly is depressing. A self-made All-American performer at Memphis, Miller has the tools, skills, and swag to be an impact performer at the NFL level. HOWEVER … the inconsistencies that plagued him as a rookie continue to dog him three years into his professional career. I don’t want to give up on Miller, as I am not one to bet against raw talent. But this year was supposed to be one in which he took a leap. He didn’t, and the passing game suffered for it.

•   For your listening pleasure:

 

•   Teammate love:

•   Ch-ch-ch-changes:

•   For his sake, I hope this ends better than the last time Trent Baalke worked with a high-profile college coach in the pros:

•   I’ll try to clear some time to listen to this:

•   An old friends finds a new home:

•   Good to see:

•   Philip Rivers retired, leaving one heckuva statement on his way out the door:

•   More importantly, he leaves the Colts as a team that needs an immediate quarterback fix. Had Rivers returned, we’d look at the Colts as a team that drafts for a developmental type who could take over in a year. Instead, let’s view the Colts as an active participant in the upcoming quarterback hunt.



Author: Luis Medina

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