Bears Free Agency Review 2020

How much of an upgrade is edge rusher Robert Quinn over Leonard Floyd? Does Jimmy Graham enhance the Bears tight end position? Which additional positions should the Bears address in free agency or via trade before the draft? Spectator Sporting will discuss on Episode #40 Part 2.

Spectator Sporting Episode – 40 Part 2

Rob Quinn replaces Leonard Floyd-00:50-07:31

Jimmy Graham Joins Da Bears——–07:33-15:16

Bears biggest need————————-15:25-21:27

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Nick Foles Traded to Da Bears Breakdown

The Bears have traded their 4th round pick to the Jaguars for Nick Foles! Should Foles be the day #1 starter or should there be an open competition with Mitch Trubisky? Spectator Sporting will discuss on Episode #40 Part 1.

Spectator Sporting Episode – 40 Part I

Thoughts on the Foles Trade–00:51-11:46

Who Should Start?—————–11:47-21:02

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Bears Biggest 2020 Need (Besides QB) & Most Impressive Bears

Spectator Sporting Episode – 38 Part II

Bears Biggest 2020 Need———01:30-09:45

Most Impressive Bears————09:52-13:24

Khalil Mack’s Down Year———13:25-15:47

The Bears must also challenge or replace a few other players not named Trubisky.  Some Bear players have not met expectations and have created some big off-season needs other than QB.  Spectator Sporting will also discuss which Bears impressed them the most in 2019.

Previous Video: Bears QB Dilemma

Bears QB Dilemma


What are the Bears QB options this off-season?  Should GM Ryan Pace sign a veteran QB to replace the mediocre Trubisky?  Spectator Sporting will reveal the best solutions for Chicago’s QB dilemma.

Spectator Sporting Episode – 38
 
How to fix the QB position in 2020–01:33-09:23
If Da Bears are stuck with Mitch—-09:25-12:44
Should Nagy be the scapegoat?——16:25-17:55
Bridgewater vs Trubisky—————-17:56-19:53
Reasons to lose hope for Mitch——19:54-21:13
Will Da Bears win with Trubisky—–21:14-23:12

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Bears Mid-Season Report

Spectator Sporting Episode – 37

Scapegoat for loss to Chargers————-00:45-08:49

What should Da Bears do with Mitch?-08:53-15:36

Most shocking aspect of this season—–15:37-21:01

Bears @ Eagles Preview———————-22:50-29:44

Any hope for the playoffs——————–29:46-35:25

Bears 2019 Season Preview

Spectator Sporting Episode – 33

This #Bears upcoming season is full of high expectations but we’ll reveal our biggest concerns heading into this promising 2019 season.  We’ll also make our Bears regular season record prediction!  Will the Bears make it down to Miami for the Super Bowl?!  We’ll let yall know on Spectator Sporting!

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What gets us excited about these Bears?-00:36-09:07

Bears biggest concerns—————————09:55-18:14

Bears record prediction————————–19:03-28:37

How far will Da Bears advance?————–28:40-37:15

Will Matt Nagy Avoid the Bad Luck that John Fox Endured?

By Adewale Apata

If Matt Nagy’s luck as the Bears head coach is not much better than John Fox’s, he’ll be on the hot seat along with Ryan Pace in a couple years. In a make or break season for John Fox, a couple of bad NFL rules and poor officiating played a huge factor in 2017 being his last season as Bear’s head coach.

In week #5, the Bears were 1 – 3 and Mitchell Trubisky started for the first time against the Vikings on Monday Night Football in Chicago. This game was an old-fashioned smash mouth defensive battle as the Bears had a 2 – 0 baseball type lead towards the end of the 1st half.  But Jordan Howard busted the game open with a 42 yard TD as Soldier Field went crazy.  Unfortunately, that momentum was snatched away from the Bears due to the ref calling a super soft holding penalty on WR Marcus Wheaton.  Chicago ended up losing this game 20 – 17.

The Bears bounced back and won their next 2 games and had a chance to reach the .500 mark in New Orleans during a week #8 matchup against the Saints. In the 3rdquarter, Mitch Trubisky threw a perfect pass to Zach Miller to cut the Saint’s lead to 14 – 10 but the refs overturned the touchdown due to the irritating and erroneous catch rule.  Check this incredible catch (and horrific injury) out and judge for yourself if the Bears got hosed by the officials.

To make matters worse, Zach Miller dislocated his knee and came close to having his leg amputated. The Bears lost this game 20 – 12 and their starting Tight End for the season.

After the game versus the Saints, the Bears were 3 – 5 and gearing up to play Green Bay who was without the injured Aaron Rodgers at Soldier Field. Chicago was favorites in this game versus the Packer’s backup QB Brett Hundley to kick off the 2nd half of the season.  Then came the most unfortunate play of the Bears season, which caused the firing of John Fox.

Towards the end of the 1st half, Bears down 10 – 3 with the ball on 3rd and long and near the red-zone from the 25-yard line.  Trubisky tossed a screen pass to RB Benny Cunningham who ran inside the 5-yard line and dove to connect the ball with the pylon for a score.  But the ref determined that Cunningham’s foot went out of bounds before he made contact with the pylon.  Fox challenged the play to get those 6 points on the board.  But the officials turned Soldier Field upside down by overturning the call despite not having conclusive video evidence to conclude that Cunningham fumbled the ball before his foot went out of bounds.

Since the ball was fumbled into the pylon, by rule, the Packers were given possession of the ball at the 20-yard line through a touchback. Even if it’s true that Cunningham fumbled the ball before his foot went out of bounds, the NFL rule that rewarded the Packers possession at the 20-yard line is the worst rule in sports.  The fumble-touchback-turnover rule is absolutely stupid because the defense is awarded a takeaway without even recovering the fumbled ball.

Many people still ridicule John Fox for challenging the ruling on the field with the thought that the Bears would have had the ball at the 2-yard line if he kept that red flag in his pocket. But guess what?  Packers head coach Mike McCarthy also had the power to challenge that play in an attempt to benefit from the most awful rule in the NFL.  Chicago never recovered from that hapless play, lost the game 23 – 16 and finished the season with a 5 – 11 record to end John Fox’s 3-year tenure as Bears head coach.

I’m not saying John Fox was a good head coach for the Bears but I am saying the guy had some serious bad luck. And I didn’t even mention the plethora of injured players on his roster and Ryan Pace donating $18.5 million bucks to Mike Glennon then trading some draft picks to move up one spot to draft a QB who only started 12 games in college.  Now Fox is gone and hope is rising in Chicago as Matt Nagy is coming from that very successful Andy Reid coaching tree.  However; Nagy is going to need all the breaks he can get to turn around a team that hasn’t made the playoffs in 7 years.  Hopefully when Fox left town, he took all of that bad luck with him.

References

Gaming vlogs. “Zach Miller get Hurt while getting a Touchdown vs Saints.” Online Video Clip. YouTube. YouTube, 29 Oct 2017. Web. 4 Apr, 2018.

NFL. “Bears Challenge Crazy Play: Touchdown, or Out of Bounds? Can’t Miss Play. NFL Week 10.” Online Video Clip. YouTube. YouTube, 12 Nov, 2017. Web. 4 Apr, 2018.

Bears Sign #1 WR Free Agent Allen Robinson

By Adewale Apata

When the free agency signing period officially begins on Wednesday at 3pm, the Bears are scheduled to sign #1 free agent wide receiver and now former Jaguar Allen Robinson to a 3 year $42 million dollar deal.  Robinson stock is still high based off his 2nd season in 2015 where he gained 1,400 yards and tied for the league lead in receiving TDs with 14.  His production dropped in 2016 as he gained 883 yards with 6 TDs, then he tore his ACL in his 1st game of the 2017 season.  However; he is only 24 years old with a birthday on August 24th, has proven that he is capable of putting up 1st ballot Pro Bowl numbers and is a big target measuring in at 6’3” and 220 pounds.

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Allen Robinson was rumored to sign with rising star QB Jimmy Garoppolo and the WR starved 49ers.  Conventional wisdom suggested that Robinson would choose the proven Jimmy G over the raw and inexperienced Mitchell Trubisky.  Apparently, the Bears new offensive play calling scheme contributed to his decision to move up to The Windy City.  Here’s what Allen Robinson had to say about signing on with Chicago, per Josina Anderson, “I like what coach Nagy did from an offensive standpoint in Kansas City.  Being able to know that he is an offensive-minded coach and seeing what he’s done before helped me.”  Ryan Pace deserves plenty of credit for being hell-bent on hiring Chief’s offensive coordinator Matt Nagy in the off-season.

Robinson was attentive to the success Nagy had with the Kansas City’s #6 ranked offense in the NFL last season and decided that he can get back to his Pro Bowl ways in Nagy’s offensive scheme which falls under the proven Andy Reid umbrella.  Mitch Trubisky finally has his #1 WR and the off-season has just begun.