BoJack Needs a Bounce Back, Legend of Visor Foles, Jimmy G. Trade Watch, and Other Bears Bullets

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BoJack Needs a Bounce Back, Legend of Visor Foles, Jimmy G. Trade Watch, and Other Bears Bullets

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On Wednesday night, some friends and I spent some time catching up via web chat and doing a 1990s movie draft. We chose from the horror/thriller, action/adventure, drama, video game (or adapted into a video game), animated, comedy, sports, and wild card genres. You can see the draft results here.

What I’m asking from you, my readers, is to vote on which team had the best draft.

If I’ve done this correctly, we’ll have our results on Tuesday. Let the best team win.

  • Because of how things ended, I think we tend to forget how elite of a QB #VisorFoles was:
  • Let’s recall that Nick Foles entered the game facing a 26-10 deficit and ended up going 16/28 with 188 yards, 3 TD, and 1 INT in what amounts to one half of football. And to think, Foles had two other touchdowns taken away — one due to an interception in the end zone on a ball Allen Robinson II thought he had but was ultimately ruled a pick and the other a 50/50 call on a boundary review. If Foles could consistently play like he did off the bench, he’d not be on his sixth team as he enters his age 33 season.
  • Sanjesh Singh (NBC Sports Chicago) rounding up every NFL team’s quarterback situation puts into perspective so many things. From a Bears perspective, it drives home the fragility of the position. We can dream on Justin Fields’ upside until the cows come home. But if something were to take Fields out of action, we’re looking at a scenario in which Trevor Siemian is the next man up. And seeing Nathan Peterman behind him on the depth chart won’t inspire much hope either. So please, please, please keep Fields upright and healthy.
  • Check out Field and Eddie Jackson putting in work ahead of camp:
  • For as important as we know Fields is to the offense, I think we can say something similar about Jackson when it comes to the defensive side of things. Few players need a bounce-back year like Jackson, whose struggles in recent years make it feel like it was forever ago when he was a first-team All-Pro performer. But it wasn’t all that long ago. In fact, Jackson has put up flashes of greatness in each of the last three seasons. And only two years have gone by since Jackson was a Pro Bowler. Sometimes, I think reports of Jackson’s demise have been greatly over-exaggerated. Although, I’d vibe with anyone who concludes he hasn’t been at his 2018 level (because it’s true — even if repeating that type of an elite season is incredibly hard).
  • If Jackson can do his part in leading a secondary that will have at least three new starters, we’ll all likely look at him differently than we have the last two years. An interception here. Forcing a fumble there. Helping in flipping the field position game every once in a while could be so beneficial to Fields’ development. Having an experienced vet like Jackson with two upstarts like Kyler Gordon and Jaquan Brisker could turn a low-ranking secondary into something special.
  • I don’t think there is much beef when it comes to David Montgomery’s Madden rating:
  • Then again, I found myself briefly annoyed thinking about how the Bears had Montgomery and Robinson on the same roster and still failed at piecing together a cromulent offense.
  • The Bears are well-represented on here:
  • There isn’t much to quibble about in this numbers game. HOWEVER, something bugs me. Bernard Berrian being the “best” to ever wear 80 is Curtis Conway erasure. And it would be wrong if I let it go un-checked. Conway had consecutive 1,000-yard receiving seasons in 1995 (62 catches, 1,037 yards, 12 TD) and 1996 (81-1,049-7) and probably could’ve had more had Chicago’s quarterback situation been adequate. But you know how that goes. Imagine Conway catching passes from Fields. Swoon.
  • Don’t get me wrong. Berrian had highlights. And it’s why the Vikings gave him a big chunk of change to sign him away from the Bears. But he never got to Conway’s levels of excellence. So put some respect on the best 80 to rock it with the Bears.
  • Just 7 days until training camp practices at Halas Hall open their doors to fans. Which means we’ll soon be turning our conversations from hypotheticals like the one above featuring a dream Conway-Fields connection to the trajectory of a 90-player roster at the ground floor of building something that will hopefully be special.
  • Jimmy G. trade watch is ON:
  • In other words, prepare yourselves for Trey Lance vs. Justin Fields in Week 1.
  • I wonder if this will come back to haunt the Cowboys:
  • It’ll look different this year when you tune into Good Morning Football on NFL Network:
  • Some good news from the Cubs/draft front:
  • I’ve been wondering what happened to this:
  • Well, at least the Hawks have a bunch of youngsters climbing the organizational ladder:


Author: Luis Medina

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