Who's the Baby Daddy?

I cant help but to think Lance Briggs had something to do with the birth of Khaseem Greene. Soon as I saw Greene get drafted by us the first name I thought about was Lance Briggs. It must be a Chicago thing. Batman had Robin. Jordan had Pippen. Urlacher had Briggs. And now hopefully Bostic will have Greene. Hopefully Bostic shows up because I think it's almost a lock for Greene to perform well.

Though you may see some similarities in their combine numbers, stats or scouting report that's not why I compare the two. Batman was good but there were always moments where he needed Robin to come save him. Jordan was a Beast but Pippen completeed the package to the Bulls dominance. Yeah Urlacher was an absolute beast in the middle but there were many games where he was out performed by Briggs. Just as Urlacher attained awesome stats Briggs would be right behind attaining the same awesomeness.

When Urlacher had a lapse in his play Briggs would be there to fill in for him. When Urlacher made big plays on the field there came Briggs to show us he can make big plays too. Urlacher was there to be the vocal leader and quarterback spy, while Briggs played the part of Urlacher's assassin and head-busser. Even though Urlacher was considered the vocal leader I believe Briggs was the voice in the back ground keeping Urlacher motivated.

Though Bostic will play in the middle Greene will be right there showing the Chicago Bear fans Bostic isn't the only linebacker on the field. I can definitely see Greene out performing Bostic on many occasions. One thing that stands out about Green is his knack for causing turnovers, sounds like he came to the right team.

We all had a particular linebacker we wanted in the draft but I think Emery did us even better by giving us two highly rated linebackers.




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Lance Briggs







K. Greene







(This is a scouting report I found on Fox Sports done in 2003 on Lance Briggs.)

Lance Briggs

Briggs is an active linebacker who is a bit undersized. He is good versus the run but lacks the bulk to hold up in the NFL. He has good instincts and is quicker than he is fast. He does a good job of getting through traffic but struggles if a lineman ever locks onto him. He takes good angles to the runner and is a sure tackler. Briggs is at his best when allowed to flow to the ball. He needs to play in a system where he is protected from linemen and can flow and chase plays. He doesn't do a good job of turning and running in coverage, and he lacks the speed for man-to-man coverage. He is a little better in zone coverage but not much.

(Here is the cbs sports scouting report on Greene.)


Greene is a perfect example of one reason why the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are excited about head coach Greg Schiano after his first season with the team. Greene signed with Rutgers as a relatively low priority safety prospect but as he grew, Schiano and his staff elected to move him to weak-side linebacker, where he emerged as arguably the most impactful defender in the Big East in 2011.

This wasn't the case of a talented player riding the bench. Greene demonstrated his playmaking ways early on, tying for the team lead in interceptions as a redshirt freshman (despite only starting one game) and then leading the team with three interceptions as a full-time starting free safety in 2010 (also posting 77 tackles and four forced fumbles).

While productive as a defensive back, few anticipated Greene's explosion in 2011 as the Big East's leading tackler (141), earning him the conference's co-Defensive MVP honors. Greene would have been even more productive had he not suffered a gruesome broken right ankle in the Pinstripe Bowl victory over Iowa State. He recovered from the injury and proved as a senior no worse for wear, leading the Big East yet again with 125 tackles, including 10.5 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks and an eye-popping six forced fumbles.

Greene's size (or rather, lack thereof) limits his potential in the NFL. He isn't athletic enough to move back to safety and his struggles taking on and shedding blockers means he'll likely only fit as a chase (weak-side) linebacker in the 4-3 alignment. In this role, however, he has the speed and playmaking skills to flourish.



Rare athleticism for the position. Possesses the agility and straight-line speed to elude blockers and beat backs to the edge. Showed improved patience and awareness in his second season at linebacker, rarely taking false steps and exploding towards the ball.

Reliable open-field tackler, generally wrapping both arms around the ballcarrier. Best trait might be his incredible ability to create turnovers. Rips violently at the ball as he makes tackles, showing excellent hand-eye coordination and impressive strength.

Times his blitz well, showing a quick burst to close. Fluid in coverage due to his experience at safety and possesses good ball skills. Shows some natural open-field running skills once the ball is in his hands, as well.

Good bloodlines. Is the half-brother of Pittsburgh running back Ray Graham, also expected to be drafted in 2013. Competitive. Served as a member of the punt and kickoff defense squads in 2012.


Obvious size limitations. Isn't just short; possesses a rocked-up frame that isn't likely to be able to handle much additional weight.

Can get lost in the traffic in tight quarters, losing sight of the ball. A bit inconsistent in his overall physicality. Prefers to slip by blockers, rather than physically taking them on. Sometimes spends too much time going for the strip, rather than simply driving the ballcarrier to the turf.






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