It gets more interesting - there's a provision in the CBA that a player will lose an accrued season if they don't report to camp by the 30th day before the first regular season game. That magic date would be tomorrow, 8/11. Hold-ins are not excepted either:
A player shall not receive an...
It's really depressing to be a Bears fan. Shoen/Daboll would've been something to get excited about but it sounds like we'll most likely end up with Brown/Eberflus pairing. The Colts aren't some great organization that's on the cusp of greatness like the Bills are. Nothing special IMO.
Was Fields even that bad yesterday? I thought he was playing pretty well before the sack/fumble in BAL territory. He then became uncharacteristically erratic so I'm thinking the rib injury was sustained on that play.
There are bigger holes to fill at C, OT, NT, CB, FS, SS.
NT maybe should be higher given Goldman's regression this year - he has 4 tackles through 5 games with 0 sacks and 0 TFLs. Absolutely disgraceful that this guy is still a starter.
There's also this gem from the same presser:
Reporter: "Were there times you were looking for him (Matt) and seeing Chris Tabor and not knowing what to do?"
Fields: "I don't really understand the question..."
Reporter: "You normally talk to Matt during the game and stuff, right?"
Mac was the most NFL-ready with the highest floor. It should surprise no one that he is off to a decent start.
I still like Fields' upside long-term, just need to pair him with the right HC that will build the offense around his strengths.