on Sunday, and San Francisco 49ers you will face Chicago Bears At Soldier Field Kickoff, it’s scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on the West Coast, which means we’re very close to having football back in our lives.
To help us prepare for the dawning of a new season and our first game on the 49ers’ roster, we’ve come up with Windy City Gridiron To give fans an early exploration report on the Chicago Bears. Thank you very much to Patty Curl For informative replies!
You can check my answers to Patty’s questions correctly over here.
1.) With the start of his second season as Bears’starting QB, there has been a major change to Justin Fields’ organization, which includes a new coaching/front office staff, the departure of Allen Robinson, and four new faces along the offensive line. Do you think the fields have been better positioned to grow and succeed this year, or are they just the same?
People will tell you that continuity is good for a young quarterback, and it’s bad to have three different offenses in three different years. This is good conventional wisdom, but there are exceptions to every rule. When something doesn’t work as badly as the Bears offense didn’t do last year, any change is fine, and I’m optimistic that in this case specific changes go beyond addition by subtraction.
Luke Getsy brings a few things that should be a perfect fit for Fields from Green Bay, but he also brings the perspective that attack should be built with a player’s strengths in mind and adapt based on what works and what doesn’t. Nagy seemed to want to remake the 2017 Chiefs despite the players being so different and the fact that The Chiefs had really grown since that glorious moment in Nagy’s own career.
The O streak is likely to start worse than last year: Jason Peters has played well with them, and James Daniels is probably better than current freshman Tiffin Jenkins. But it is young and well positioned to develop throughout the year and into the future. The receiving team is work in progress, but Mooney was a career WR1 last year, bringing in Velus Jones Jr. Some exciting game industry potential, and Pringle and Harry (formerly 49) Pettis and St. Possibility to show more with a new opportunity. This transition may be difficult but ultimately it should be for the better.
Overall, it’s likely to be a tough transition and I’m sure it will be more than worth it in the end.
2.) It was a bumpy season for Roquan Smith, undoubtedly the best player in defense, and it capped a trade order. Now he’s decided to take his junior knot and let the chips fall into place. What are the odds that Smith will play with the Bears in 2023?
This one’s tough. Clearly, Bears and Smith are not on the same page in terms of his value. I can see a scenario where he jumps ahead and plays Leonard in Matt Ebervlosse’s defense, the Bears feel comfortable pushing the LB’s top contract, and everyone is happy. But even if he plays like a higher LB, there’s no guarantee that the Bears in semi-rebuild will be willing to prioritize pushing that position.
I also think the likelihood of him playing on the tag is low – probably tag and trading – unless the Bears really think they’re paying for a title in 2023, it just doesn’t make sense to spend capital and potentially lose commercial value to a year of great playing at linebackers in a season that sort of makes sense. striving for it. I will say 2:1 probability that he is on a different team.
3.) Darnell Mooney was selected to fill the role of first recipient in Robinson’s absence. Despite not having a typical size (173 pounds, 5’11 inches), he quietly managed to assemble 81 receivers, 1,055 guns, and 4 landings. What should Niners fans look for when they see Mooney on the field?
They should look to see your shiny new back charred by one of the league’s hottest road racers. Seriously, Mooney is a strong all-around receiver and good track runner who has developed some nice chemistry with Justin Fields. I think he’ll have a good season improving with last year’s numbers, but it won’t stop the Bears from keeping an eye on first-round receivers in next year’s draft.
4.) What would be the best and most realistic outcome of Matt Eberlus’ first season as Bears coach? What do you want to see from him to give you hope for the future and bury the memory of Matt Nagy forever?
The best and most realistic result is to finish the season around 0.500 with the 14th best defense by outsider metrics. Crime will show growth throughout the year, and Justin Fields will prove that he can raise the bar for the players around him. It will be clear that the team is playing aggressively with far fewer penalties than last season. At least one bear will host him as a summer at his wedding, and there will be a karaoke party at the end of the season where he drops the house with a sexy show of “Summer of ’69” by Brian Adams.
5.) Did Chicago Bears fans have nightmares about Deebo Samuel’s 83-yard tunnel screen on Days 3 and 20 that swung the game and the entire season’s momentum in favor of the 49ers? Or is it just for Aaron Rodgers and his disputed ownership of the team?
Deebo’s prankster falls into the category of temporarily annoying on the Bears fan torturing scale. I honestly forgot about it until I brought it up. Aaron Rodgers is a frequent daytimer for Bears fans, but he probably haunts them Packers Fans are more at this point as they become increasingly concerned about how he will embarrass them next in the news or when his team eventually leaves to Jordan’s love future and the enduring mediocrity that slowly leads to an appropriate level of irrelevance to the cheesy-sinking bridge team.
Fans’ nightmares generally revolve around Jim McMahon’s injuries, double steps, and former coaches and/or quarterbacks returning to the team to repeat the greatest hits from fouls.