Monty on ST?

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The Athletic's Kevin Fishbain and Adam Jahns report that RB David Montgomery is seeing reps on special teams.​

To his credit, Montgomery has "embraced the potential of playing on special teams this season."
He told reporters, "wherever they need me, I’m going to be ready to be there. I’ve never played special teams before. But I’m always down and excited to learn so I can be better.” Montgomery has never played special teams for a reason. After being drafted in the third round of the 2019 draft he has logged at least 267 touches in all three of his NFL seasons. A player with that type of workload seldom sees work on special teams, making Montgomery's new reps a red flag for his 2022 workload. With a new coaching staff in Chicago, it's entirely possible the Bears deploy a committee with Khalil Herbert, who is seeing first-team reps along with Montgomery.

What the fuck?! I know he isn’t in the Bears future after this year, but reps on ST?
 

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The Athletic's Kevin Fishbain and Adam Jahns report that RB David Montgomery is seeing reps on special teams.​

To his credit, Montgomery has "embraced the potential of playing on special teams this season."
He told reporters, "wherever they need me, I’m going to be ready to be there. I’ve never played special teams before. But I’m always down and excited to learn so I can be better.” Montgomery has never played special teams for a reason. After being drafted in the third round of the 2019 draft he has logged at least 267 touches in all three of his NFL seasons. A player with that type of workload seldom sees work on special teams, making Montgomery's new reps a red flag for his 2022 workload. With a new coaching staff in Chicago, it's entirely possible the Bears deploy a committee with Khalil Herbert, who is seeing first-team reps along with Montgomery.

What the fuck?! I know he isn’t in the Bears future after this year, but reps on ST?
Never underestimate the Bears propensity to hire dumber coaches than the ones they just fired.
 

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We have seen starting WRs take punts and kickoffs, but I hope they are not talking about putting him on a return team trying to tackle or block.....

Maybe it is just to have a back up practice taking kicks or punts.
 

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The Athletic's Kevin Fishbain and Adam Jahns report that RB David Montgomery is seeing reps on special teams.​

To his credit, Montgomery has "embraced the potential of playing on special teams this season."
He told reporters, "wherever they need me, I’m going to be ready to be there. I’ve never played special teams before. But I’m always down and excited to learn so I can be better.” Montgomery has never played special teams for a reason. After being drafted in the third round of the 2019 draft he has logged at least 267 touches in all three of his NFL seasons. A player with that type of workload seldom sees work on special teams, making Montgomery's new reps a red flag for his 2022 workload. With a new coaching staff in Chicago, it's entirely possible the Bears deploy a committee with Khalil Herbert, who is seeing first-team reps along with Montgomery.

What the fuck?! I know he isn’t in the Bears future after this year, but reps on ST?



Never happen. He's too slow.
 

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Never underestimate the Bears propensity to hire dumber coaches than the ones they just fired.
Treating special teams as an afterthought is the actual Dumb Coach Behavior. You want your best players on the field as much as possible, how many playoff games have you seen decided by a special teams blunder? Happens every year. It was only four years ago it happened to the Bears.
 

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Treating special teams as an afterthought is the actual Dumb Coach Behavior. You want your best players on the field as much as possible, how many playoff games have you seen decided by a special teams blunder? Happens every year. It was only four years ago it happened to the Bears.
They could have Fields return a few kickoffs too.
 

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Seattle used to play Earl Thomas and Richard Sherman (in their primes) on ST. In Thomas' case, it was both on returns and coverage. At any rate, Montgomery seems like an odd fit on ST.
 

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Treating special teams as an afterthought is the actual Dumb Coach Behavior. You want your best players on the field as much as possible, how many playoff games have you seen decided by a special teams blunder? Happens every year. It was only four years ago it happened to the Bears.
Yeah, when you're a playoff team, not a team in year 1 of a massive rebuild. Bears hit the FG and they score 18 points, which is not good. Maybe if their QB would have starting playing football sooner than with 10 minutes left in the game they could have won.
 

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Yeah, when you're a playoff team, not a team in year 1 of a massive rebuild. Bears hit the FG and they score 18 points, which is not good. Maybe if their QB would have starting playing football sooner than with 10 minutes left in the game they could have won.
New head coach, new culture. If there is ever a time to set a new standard for who plays special teams its during the rebuild under a first year regime when things are more maleable.

And besdies, Montgomery is embracing the role so its not like this is something being imposed on him against his will.
 

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New head coach, new culture. If there is ever a time to set a new standard for who plays special teams its during the rebuild under a first year regime when things are more maleable.

And besdies, Montgomery is embracing the role so its not like this is something being imposed on him against his will.
I never said it was being imposed against his will. Im saying this is the beginning stage of a big rebuild. Their roster is terrible. Worrying about special teams right now and comparing it to playoff games seems laughable when they'll have a lot of inexperienced guys getting meaningful snaps on both sides of the ball in a season where they might win 4-6 games.
 

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Treating special teams as an afterthought is the actual Dumb Coach Behavior. You want your best players on the field as much as possible, how many playoff games have you seen decided by a special teams blunder? Happens every year. It was only four years ago it happened to the Bears.
You’re referring to the kicker . So Monty for kicker?
 

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gonna block on returns.?
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