The NFL as a whole really didn't have the top of that draft well-scouted, because after 1-5, six of the next 7 picks were Jamal Adams, Mike Williams, Christian McCaffrey, Patrick Mahomes, Marshon Lattimore and Deshaun Watson.And with this now happening, Myles Garrett is the only one from the top 5 of the 2017 draft that has had his 5th year option picked up by the team that drafted him.
I've never understood why Wims never made much of an impact, other than being called for blocking behind the back downfield numerous times. I suppose I will continue to wonder well into the future as he is probably not long for this roster.Pretty much. The ESPN article listed Robinson, Miller, and Patterson as locks to make the roster so Ginn would be fighting it out with guys like Wims, Ridley, Mooney, and former Packer Trevor Davis for the 4th and 5th WR spots.
Are the bears worse after what some would call a disastrous 8-8 campaign with a much tougher schedule last season? Probably not in my opinion.ESPN preseason prediction article has the Bears at 7-9 and fourth in the central after GB, MN, and 8-8 Lions. The prospects for a wasted year seem good.
I agree with this. Also imagine this hypothetical: What if the 2018 and 2019 seasons had occurred in reverse order; in Nagy's first season they go 8-8, Trubisky struggles but the end result is a clear improvement over 2017, and then the Bears go 12-4 last season and the trajectory is clearly up. Doesn't matter at all but interesting to think about. In that scenario 2020 isn't such a make-or-break for Pace, Nagy, or Trubisky.Are the bears worse after what some would call a disastrous 8-8 campaign with a much tougher schedule last season? Probably not in my opinion.
But are they any better?Are the bears worse after what some would call a disastrous 8-8 campaign with a much tougher schedule last season? Probably not in my opinion.
with hicks returning and Quinn they should be better defensively at leastBut are they any better?
The schedule is not much easier. Last year’s ranked 12th, while this year’s projects to about 20th.
They were 6-3 in games decided by 7 points or less last year, including the week 17 win when the Vikings sat their starters.
They were by pretty much every statistical measure one of the three worst offenses in the League last year
I think there’s a solid argument that they were lucky to go 8-8 last year.
If one of their 2 qbs shows they can play, then they’ll probably make the playoffs, but I see no reason to expect that to happen.
Agreed. That’s also where Floyd not being impactful hurt. Pure double/triple on Mack every time. Now if one gets hurt we should still have something. And at full strength, man...Hicks was a huge loss. I know the defense still rated above average, but without Hicks, they were no longer dominant.