Living in Troll's Heads Rent-Free for Decades
- Feb 8, 2021
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They drafted 1 player short of a complete oline. On top of who we still have I don't see them assuring we'll have more oline cuts than we already have. We have 15, 1/3-1/2 already aren't going to make the cut.
I'd be sure we'll try for a FA WR although affordability is an issue and as you said the best won't want to be here. But we're backed into the corner of needing a sure thing WR for this year.
There is some recency bias to this though - with all of us hyper focused on a receiver in the draft. I'd argue that the Bears need O-Line help much more than a receiver.
When I look at the team around fields, I see:
Mooney - 1000 yards and likely more in a vertical passing game
Pringle - deceptively fast receiver who was never given a chance in KC to start.
Jones Jr. - slot WR with straightline speed who will be a mismatch vs linebackers and safeties.
Horsted - fast, underutilized TE who just seems to catch TDs when given a chance, of which he was given extremely few by the previous stupid coaching staff
Montgomery - bruising back who can catch and doesn't go down on first contact
Herbert - Fast, tough running back who can catch, who may actually be a better than Montgomery in this system
Cole Kmet - an "okay" receiving tight end who can also block really well
If Fields is given enough time to throw, and the Bears have a competent offensive system, the Bears offense will be more than functional this year. middle of the pack. They need to upgrade depth for sure, but the biggest upgrade the Bears got was firing Nagy.
Now, do I think this is an explosive group? Highly skeptical. But get the right blocking for Fields, and I can see this team just causing a ton of headaches for other teams. We've seen in his career Rodgers and a bunch of bums at WR win divisions. If Fields can even harness a tenth of his potential this year, the offense will function just fine - so long as he gets time to execute...