OK, I know GeauxBears put the moratorium on us dropping our roster predictions here on Windy City Gridiron, and I quote;
...let’s not have a new FanPost for every person who wants to project a roster.
So I apologize in advance, but I guess I'm just a rebel!!! So here goes...
QB - Jim McMahon, Steve Fuller, Mike Tomczak (3)
I think this Tomczak kid, he might have a nice little career after his good preseason. I think McMahon might turn the page on his reckless play, I'm hoping for 16 starts!
RB - Walter Payton, Thomas Sanders, Matt Suhey, Calvin Thomas, Dennis Gentry (5)
Honestly we could carry just Sweetness and be OK here! I think Gentry could see some reps at WR, he has those kinds of skills. Thomas will see some reps at FB.
WR - Brad Anderson, Ken Margerum, Keith Ortego, James Maness, Willie Gault, Dennis McKinnon (6)
Ortego could be something special! I think Gault might be on the verge of the Pro Bowl. Am I alone in missing Brian Baschnagel?
TE - Emery Moorehead, Tim Wrightman (2)
This Wrightman is a big guy (6'3" 237), he might see some action blocking in place of Moorehead (6'2" 218).
OL - Jay Hilgenberg, Kurt Becker, Mark Bortz, Stephan Humphries, Tom Thayer, Tom Andrews, Keith Van Horne, Andy Frederick, JImbo Covert (9)
Covert is gonna be a stalwart at left tackle for the next 10 years. I like the upside of Thayer he can play G and C. Van Horne is a nasty dude.
DL - Richard Dent, Dan Hampton, Mike Hartenstein, Henry Waechter, Tyrone Keys, Steve McMichael, William Perry (7)
This Refrigerator Perry is a giant man! 325 pounds!!! I expect Keys to have a break out season, either at DE or OLB.
LB - Mike Singletary, Otis Wilson, Brian Cabral, Wilbur Marshall, Ron Rivera, Jim Morrissey, Cliff Thrift (7)
Singletary and Wilson are solid, I just don't think Wilbur Marshall can fill the shoes of holdout Al Harris... please sign him! Keys might be an option instead. How do the Bears issue #51 to Morrissey? I think this Rivera is a heady player, he might make a good coach some day.
DB - Dave Duerson, Gary Fencik, Shaun Gayle, Mike Richardson, Leslie Frazier, Reggie Phillips, Ken Taylor (7)
I guess the plan is for Taylor to return punts, I hope he can be as good as Jeff Fisher was last year. I know I'll miss Doug Plank. And who'll step in for Todd Bell?
P/K - Maury Buford, Kevin Butler (2)
I like the pick up of Buford, well.. as much as one can like a pick up of a punter. But going with a rookie kicker, I hope he doesn't choke. I bet we'll have a veteran in by week 4.
What does everyone think? Are these guys gonna be ready for James Wilder and Tampa Bay in week 1? After a 1-3 preseason I hope so!
Sorry again Geaux... I'll be sure to take up all of your slack while you are traveling over the next couple of weeks.