2017 Chicago Bears

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  1. Deceptive Speed

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    Head Coach John Fox enters his 3rd year with the Bears. Chicago finished 2016 with a horrible record of 3-13. Their predicted to go 7-9 in 2017, finshing 3rd in the NFC North.

    On Offense, gone is QB Jay Cutler, in is QB Mike Glennon. Glennon is listed as the starting QB for the bears, he signed from Tampa Bay over the summer. At Tampa, Jameez Winston was starting ahead of Glennon for some reason. As a Rookie in 2013, Glennon's only full year as a starter he posted 2,608 passing yds for 19 TD's/9 Ints. For a Rookie those numbers are very good! Rookie QB Mitch Trubisky has just been named the no. 2 QB, literally an hour before writing this. Trubisky is without a doubt the best QB of the 2017 draft class! I like Glennon, but the Bears future is with Trubisky he's just too talented. At WR, Tanner Gentry should've made the team, instead he's on the PS.

    TE Zach Miller will start as the main pass catching TE! As a back-up in 2016, he posted 47 rec for 486 yds and 4 TD's with the Bears. Black TE Dion Sims is listed as a starter on some depth charts too, but he is a blocking TE strictly. Rookie TE Adam Shaheen is listed as the no. 3 TE, and I wouldn't be surprised if he makes some nice plays this year.. At FB Mike Burton will start, the Bears use their FB a good bit.. The O-Line will be 3/5 white this year, not bad. LG Kyle Long is the key piece to this O-line. Both back-up Tackles are white, LT Brad Sowell, and RT Tom Compton

    On Defense, DE Mitch Unrein is listed as a starter. Unrein gets a lot of hate, DWF's want him replaced and the season hasn't even started yet. Unrein is a favorite of HC John Fox, and isn't going anywhere.
    LB Danny Trevathan is listed to start over LB Nick Kwiatokoski, but Trevathan is set to miss week 1. So by default, Kwiatokoski will start the season at RILB! However, it will be interesting to see what happens in week 2. S Chris Prosinski was put on IR the other day. Starters in bold.
    Offense


    QB- Mike Glennon, Mitch Trubisky, Mark Sanchez ( white Hispanic )
    FB- Mike Burton
    WR-
    Tanner Gentry
    TE- Zach Miller, Adam Shaheen, Daniel Brown, Ben Braunecker
    LG- Kyle Long
    C
    - Cody Whitehair, Hroniss Grasu (may have Arab in him)
    RG- Josh Sitton
    OT-
    Tom Compton, Brad Sowell
    Defense

    DE
    - Mitch Unrein
    ILB- Nick Kwiatokoski
    Special Teams

    K-
    Connor Barth
    P- Pat O'Donnell
    LS- Jeff Overbaugh

    Total starters- 8
    Whites on 53-man roster- 20 (including Sanchez, and Grasu)
     
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    OG/C- Hroniss Grasu
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  3. Don Wassall

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    This should be great news for Nick Kwiatkowski. Previously he had subbed for Travathan when he was injured, but now he should be one of the Bears' starting inside linebackers the rest of the season.

    Bears placed ILB Jerrell Freeman on injured reserve with a pectoral injury. Freeman also has a concussion. Signed to a three-year, $12 million contract in March 2016, Freeman was an every-down player last season, though he did miss time with a PED suspension. He was slated for the same duties this year. The Chicago Tribune expects 2016 fourth-rounder Nick Kwiatkoski to see the biggest uptick in playing time. Freeman's loss thins what could be an underrated defense in 2017.
     
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    More good news for the Bears as they placed WR Kevin White on IR, and promote Tanner Gentry to the 53-man roster!

    Per Weenie world http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/12470/tanner-gentry

    Bears promoted WR Tanner Gentry from the practice squad.
    An UDFA out of Wyoming, Gentry pushed for a 53-man roster spot all summer. He caught four passes for 77 yards and a touchdown during the preseason. Gentry was a big-play machine in the Mountain West. Considering the sorry state of the Bears' receiver corps, he could get snaps this Sunday. Sep 12 - 2:07 PM
     
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    Sickening news:

    Bears ILB Nick Kwiatkoski is believed to have a torn pectoral, which would end his season. It's rather unbelievable, as Sunday was Kwiatkoski's first start in place of Jerrell Freeman, who tore his pec in Week 1. A 2016 fourth-rounder, Kwiatkoski had been someone the Bears were anxious to get more playing time. His loss will be particularly troublesome against the run. 2014 UDFA Christian "Cheese" Jones is expected to slide into Freeman/Kwiatkoski's spot.
     
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