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Titanium Insight: Logic on How the Cerebral Twins Will Return Us to Monster Status

Overall Analysis:

This team is definitely headed in the right direction with Emery at the helm. Both Emery and Trestman will sit down at the table and breakdown the positives and negatives of each player, each coach, and themselves.

I wish we would've made the playoffs but then again it would've been a waste the way our defense looked this past season. I for one was getting tired of these draft picks in the back end of the draft, fore if we gonna have a pick at the end of the draft I would rather have a ring to go along with the last pick. I fully expect to return our beast of an offense and come back next year with a competitive defense. Having a draft pick in the top half of the draft can definitely aid us in our quest to returning our defense to form.

Some may think our Cerebral Twins have tough decisions to make but I think with the proper logic we will Lock and Reload with an even better Chicago Bears team, a Monsterous Chicago Bears team.

Staff Analysis:

If I were the Bears I would never allow Kromer to interview for another team. I would slowly but surely pay him more money to keep him where he belongs.

I'm not sure what to think about Joe Decamillis. I was not a fan of shying away from returners. We need to get back to making returners shy away from us.

I think Matt Cavanaugh did an awesome job teaching Cutler to manage his emotions. I definitely think we apprectiate the work of Matt more now than in the beginning of the season.

I'm not sure if Mike Groh has done an awesome job with our receivers or our receivers have done an awesome job at making Groh look good, regardless he is a keeper.

I can't remember one time this past year where coach Hoke's name was referenced. He was my choice last year to get a chance for the DC position. I don't want to blame our safety play on him but he has his hands full this offseason and I hope things work out better this year.

One could say three of our coaches are on the internal hot seat and I'm almost certain their position groups will be broken down to the fullest. Those three coaches go by the names of Mike Phair, Micheal Sinclair, and Tim Tibesar.

Those three may be on the hot seat but Mel Tucker is literally sitting in a sauna. I think we all can agree there will be no tears shed if and when Tucker is fired. I've seen some say we should give him another year to run his own system. After thinking about that for a bit I think if he's retained for another year he still wont be allowed to run his own system. If he's retained I think Emery, Tucker, and Trest would have a sit down and create a scheme that would accomplish our team goals, starting with getting to the quarterback. If Tucker is retained Emery and Trest will have more of a hand in the defense and their involvement will keep from allowing Tucker to do things completely his way. I believe Emery feels Tucker is smart enough to run a scheme of his and Trestman's choice so if Tucker is retained there will be a defensive schematic difference going into 2014's season.

Quarterback Analysis:

The best move for the Bears is to re-sign Jay Cutler. Whether we sign him to the franchise tag or not he needs to be retained. I would also like to keep Josh, but he may retire on us. I think Josh is going to give us a hometown discount. He has enjoyed his teammates, our system, and our staff. He may not be able to find those three things somewhere else. At his age the smartest decision is to stay where you are the happiest. If Josh were to leave I would actually be ok with Jordan Palmer being the backup. I remember after seeing Jordan in the pre-season game we had some questioning whether he needed to step ahead of Josh. Our offensive system is super quarterback friendly and I trust whomever Trestman starts on any given Sunday.

Name

Ht

Wt

Age

Experience

Yrs. Left on Contract

Jay Cutler

6'3

220

30

8

FA

Josh McCown

6'4

215

34

11

FA

Jordan Palmer

6'5

232

29

5

FA

Jerrod Johnson

6'5

251

25

2

1yr

Jerrod Johnson

Quarterback Draft Analysis:

I would be fine with us drafting a quarterback high. Here is the thing though, I think Cutler is the guy and he could possibly play for at least four or five more years with us. If that were the case the guy we groom now may not belong to us in due time. We have an offensive system that would enable us to continuously bring over veteran quarterbacks. By bringing over already drafted quarterbacks we will have the opportunity to scout them playing NFL defenses. I know some of you are high on drafting a quarterback this year but I would like to ask you to do what Emery would do. Whomever you would like for us to draft compare their highlights and numbers to our current youngster, Jerrod Johnson. Here are the quarterbacks I believe will be on our radar.

Derek Carr

QB

Fresno St.

Rnd 1

Zach Mettenberger

QB

LSU

Rnd 2-3

Joe Southwick

QB

Boise St

Rnd 5-FA

Adam Kennedy

QB

Arkansas St.

Rnd 5-FA

Brendon Kay

QB

Cincinnati

Rnd 5-FA

Nathan Scheelhasse

QB

Illinois

Rnd 5-FA

Corey Robinson

QB

Troy

Rnd 5-FA

James Franklin

QB

Missouri

Rnd 5-FA

Bryrn Renner

QB

North Carolina

Rnd 5-FA

A.J. McCarron

QB

Alabama

Rnd 2-3

H-back /F-back Analysis:

Forte is a beast. We need to go ahead and cut Bush and look for our next Forte. I hope Ford gets an opportunity to run the rock a little more. Ford may not be a Forte clone, but I hope the staff realizes Ford is our power back and should be used on our needed one yard runs. I think Fiametta did a stand up job but I think his position has to be utilized a little more in the passing game. With that being said we just signed Willie Carter and he brings a flare to the position. He may turn out to be our missing motion back. I hope Willie is able to steal the position from Fiametta. According to Carter's film he will be an asset in this offense. Im excited to see what he can do.

Micheal Bush

6'1

245

29

7

2yrs

MIcheal Ford

5'10

216

23

R

2yrs

Matt Forte

6'2

218

28

6

2yrs

Tony Fiametta

6'0

250

27

4

2yrs

Willie Carter

6'1

232

n/a

1

n/a

Willie Carter

H-back/F-back Draft Analysis:

We need to see if we can find a Forte clone in the later rounds. I am a huge fan of Marion Grice. Im an even bigger fan of Grice's replacement at Arizona St. but getting him will have to wait. I also like Watts if we are unable to pick up Grice in the mid rounds. I had to put De'Anthony Thomas on this list because a kid of his talent definitely would be an upgrade of our arsenal.

Marion Grice

RB

Arizona St.

Rnd 3-5

Charles Sim

RB

West Virginia

Rnd 2-3

Trey Watts

RB

Tulsa

Rnd 6-7

De'Anthony Thomas

RB

Oregon

Rnd 3-5

Marion Grice

Tight End Analysis:

Martellus had an awesome year for us and I hope he continues to grow in our offense. We will somehow someway have to solidify the spot behind Martellus. I don't believe Rasario will be retained but if he is I would be cool with that. It's almost genius that we just signed a kid named Zack Miller to our roster. I say that because maybe he will allow Fendi and Miller to compete for the backup position with hopes that neither have to touch the field because Willie Carter may prove to be the motion H-back. We should assume that Britton will continue to be our big tight if he is retained.

Fendi Onobun

6'6

260

27

3

n/a

Dante Resario

6'3

242

29

7

FA

Martellus Bennett

6'6

265

26

6

3yrs

Zack Miller

6'5

236

29

4

Tight End Draft Analysis:

If we decide to pickup a backup tight end in the draft to compete with our current roster tights we will get him in the back end of the draft. My favorite prospect out of all the tights may be available in the mid to late rounds of the draft. There are many reasons to give a kid named Colt Lyerla an opportunity, but there is one big reason not to. I believe with a kid like this it's worth the risk.

Colt Lyerla

TE

Oregon

Rnd 4-FA

Nexon Dorvilus

Florida Atlantic

Rnd 7-FA

Nehemiah Hicks

Texas A&M

Rnd 7-FA

Austin Tate

Arkansas

Rnd 7-FA

Colt Lyerla

Wide Receiver Analysis:

At least my optimism for this team came to be a reality. We have the best receiving Corp in the league. If you haven't heard Marshall will be taking Q with him this offseason. If you thought our offense was a beast this past season be prepared to witness a record setting year next year. I've been an Earl Bennett fan since day one but for the money he gets paid I have no problem saying goodbye. I think that's because I'm so excited to see what Wilson will do as the third guy. I enjoy Weem's scrappy style but It's time for us to get bigger and better.

Earl Bennett

6'0

206

26

6

2yrs

Alshon Jeffrey

6'3

216

23

2

n/a

Brandon Marshall

6'4

230

29

8

1yr

Eric Weems

5'9

195

28

7

1yr

Chris Williams

5'10

175

26

1

1yr

Marquise Wilson

6'4

184

21

R

3yrs

Joe Anderson

6'1

196

25

1

FA

Terrence Tolliver

6'5

204

25

1

n/a

Wide Receiver Draft Analysis:

I think there has been entirely too much chatter about getting a speed receiver. We had two 1,000 yard receivers this year, that's more than good enough for me. If we decide to get a small speedy slot it will take away from our ability to not show our hand. Whether we stay big or we add a small I believe Trestman will use all of our tools to the best of his abilities. There are three guys on this list I like a lot; Dri Archer, Jalen Saunders, and Micheal Campanero. Trey Burton is on this list because he is listed as a receiver but he sparks my interest as a possible moving tight end or fullback. It is unlikely we go after Burton with our signing of Carter but he deserves to be on our radar.

Josh Huff

WR

Oregon

Rnd 3-5

Dri Archer

Kent State

Rnd 4-6

Tevin Reese

Baylor

Rnd 4-6

Jeremy Gallon

Michigan

Rnd 5-6

Trey Burton

Florida

Rnd 5-7

Jalen Saunders

Oklahoma

Rnd 3-4

Micheal Campanero

Wake Forest

Rnd 4-6

Dri Archer

Offensive Line Analysis:

I am so proud of this group and they will only continue to improve. We almost made it the whole year with no injuries taking these guys out of the lineup. It feels so good for this not to be our major concern in this year's draft. I'm not sure what Garza will do or whether we want to re-sign him but if we did it wouldn't be the end of the world. We would be foul not to lock up Slauson going forward. I'm curious to see if Kromer opts to move Slauson inside and draft's a guard in the draft, or we decide to draft a center and allow the draftee to compete with Boggs. Regardless of how we continue to add to this position group I have complete trust in whatever our offensive staff decides to do. I think Joe Long and Roger Gaines will compete to replace Scott, but Britton will continue to be our 6th lineman. This might be the first draft in a long time we don't draft an offensive tackle.

Jermon Bushrod

6'5

315

29

7

4yrs

Joe Long

6'5

304

24

1

1yrs

Jordan Mills

6'5

316

23

R

3yrs

Jonathon Scott

6'6

318

30

7

FA

Eben Britton

6'6

308

26

5

FA

Roger Gaines

6'6

329

24

R

n/a

Kyle Long

6'6

311

25

R

4yrs

Matt Slauson

6'5

315

27

5

FA

James Brown

6'4

306

25

2

1yr

Taylor Boggs

6'3

285

26

1

n/a

Roberto Garza

6'2

310

34

13

FA

Offensive Lineman Draft Analysis:

I reiterate the thought that this may be the first year we don't have to draft an offensive tackle. I don't think the guard or center position will be drafted too high by us this year, but we will have to see. Emery pulled a fast one last year and he could pull a fast one on us this year by drafting Richburg in the draft.

Bryan Stark

C

FSU

Rnd 2-3

Weston Richburg

C

Colorado St.

Rnd 2-3

James Stone

C

Tennessee

Rnd 4-7

Brandon Thomas

G/C

Clemson

Rnd 4-6

Alex Bullard

G/C

Tennessee

Rnd 4-7

Antwan Lowery

G

Rutgers

Rnd 6-FA

John Martinez

G

USC

Rnd 7-FA

Defensive Tackle Analysis:

I think we should re-sign everybody except for Cohen. If we decide to go big inside then we definitely have decisions to make on who to keep. I think we should definitely take advantage of the Melton injury and get him re-signed for cheap. If we do re-sign everyone we will have the depth inside that we were looking for last offseason. I'm not a big fan going big as most do. I rather continue making our roster decisions about rushing the passer. I think Tucker tried so hard to stop the run with the defensive line's assignments that it hampered them from rushing the passer like in years past. One thing that gets over looked is the fact that causing havoc in the backfield was part of our run stopping defense in years past. We shouldn't be worried about clogging up the line, but instead getting through the line to cause havoc.

Landen Cohen

6'1

300

27

4

FA

Stephen Paea

6'1

300

25

3

1yr

Nate Collins

6'2

296

26

4

FA

Henry Melton

6'3

295

27

5

FA

Jeremiah Ratliff

6'4

303

32

9

FA

Tracy Robertson

6'4

300

24

1

n/a

Defensive Tackle Draft Analysis:

I am a huge fan of Aaron Donald. Some think he's too small but his size enables him a stronger base which makes him harder to contain and deal with. I don't think we have to go DT as much as other people but if we do Aaron is the kid I want. I'm not too high on Nix as others. If we go big inside I think Jernigan, Johnson, or Furguson would be better fits for us, and we wouldn't have to use our 14th pick in the first round to get either one.

Timmy Jernigan

DT

FSU

Rnd 2

Anthony Johnson

LSU

Rnd 2-3

Ego Ferguson

LSU

Rnd 2

Aaron Donald

Pitt

Rnd 2

Will Sutton

Arizona St.

Rnd 1-2

Aaron Donald

Linebackers Analysis:

A lot of you want us to re-sign both D.J. and Anderson, but im not a fan of that. At some point we need to go ahead and get the learning process over for the future of our linebackers. If we were to re-sign one I would pick the one that lasted the longest and that would be Anderson. I think one way or another we have our outside linebacker positions squared away. We may have to address the middle position in the draft though. I rather wait till after the draft to re-sign a veteran to place in the middle. If we can't find our future middle linebacker in the draft then we can sign an experienced veteran for another year.

James Anderson

6'2

235

30

8

FA

Jonathan Bostic

6'1

246

22

R

3yrs

Blake Costanzo

6'1

235

29

7

FA

Jerry Franklin

6'1

245

25

1

FA

Khaseem Greene

6'1

241

24

R

3yrs

D.J. Williams

6'1

242

31

10

FA

Lawrence Wilson

6'1

229

26

1

FA

Lance Briggs

6'1

244

33

11

1yrs

Linebacker Draft Analysis:

A lot of you are fans of Skov and Mosley but not me. Mosley just doesn't seem to have the it factor, and Skov would be a beast if all he had to do was blitz every down. I've identified a three guys we should keep our eyes on leading up to the draft. Once the offseason is going full blast we should be able to add more names to this list. The guy I like the most is Christian Jones. If we do miss out on Christian then Jackson would be a decent backup plan in the later rounds.

Christian Jones

LB

FSU

Rnd 1-2

Andrew Jackson

Western Kentucky

Rnd 3-5

Denzel Perryman

Miami

Rnd 2-4

Christian Jones

Cornerback Analysis:

Between Tillman and Jennings I would rather sign Jennings. It would be nice to add Tillman to the coaching staff, but he has no plans of retiring so I guess we will have to wait and see. I think we should drop Bowman, Martin and McManis. I think this year's draft position enables us to go after a lockdown corner. If we aren't able to attain one of the lock down cover corners than we should re-sign Bowman. If we are gonna re-sign one of our vets I would opt for Hayden if he is capable.

Zack Bowman

6'1

193

29

6

FA

Isaiah Frey

6'0

190

23

1

1 yr

Tim Jennings

5'8

185

30

8

FA

Sherrick McManis

6'1

193

26

4

FA

Derrick Martin

5'10

198

28

7

FA

C.J. Wilson

5'11

187

24

R

n/a

Demontre Hurst

5'10

183

22

R

n/a

Kelvin Hayden

6'0

195

30

9

FA

Charles Tillman

6'2

198

32

11

FA

Cornerback Draft Analysis:

I think our draft position gives us the opportunity to get the best lock down corner in the draft. If we miss out on him then I have some other cover corners that we should consider as we move through the draft. Dennard is a beast but Fuller is my favorite.

Darqueze Dennard

CB

Michigan St.

Rnd 1

Kyle Fuller

VT

Rnd 2

Rashaad Reynolds

Oregon St.

Rnd 4-5

Andre Hal

Vanderbilt

Rnd 5-7

Aaron Colvin

Oklahoma

Rnd 2-3

Kyle Fuller

Safety Analysis:

We thought this position was solved but it's not. Maybe it's not our guys but our DC? That is definitely something to consider. Since Conte has one year left on his contract he is most likely going to have one more season to prove his worth. Wright had ups and downs the whole season and he is likely to be replaced. If he is replaced we may do it through free agency rather than draft.

Sean Cattouse

6'2

210

23

1

n/a

Chris Conte

6'2

203

24

3

1yr

Craig Steltz

6'1

210

27

6

FA

Anthony Walters

6'1

207

25

3

FA

Major Wright

5'11

204

25

4

FA

Safety Draft Analysis:

They don't make Sean Taylors on trees so we definitely will have to get lucky and find a competent replacement for Wright, that's why I say we may have to replace through free agency. My favorite on this list is Craig Loston out of LSU.

Deone Buchanan

S

Washington St.

Rnd 1-3

Calvin Pryor

Louisville

Rnd 2-4

Craig Loston

LSU

Rnd 2-4

Antone Exum

VT

Rnd 4-6

Alden Darby

Arizona St.

Rnd 4-6

Defensive End Analysis:

We are stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes to the defensive end position. I wouldn't keep peppers if it were my decision. He has his moments, but his inconsistency is rookie-ish. Pepper's play has scaled down so much you hardly ever knew if he was is in the game or on the bench. On the other side of the line Wooten is a free agent. I have no problem with us keeping both but I'm not the one handing out the paychecks either. I think we need some new blood. Though most of you aren't Shea McClellin fans I believe he will be just fine and there is a rookie in this years draft that would fit real nice opposite of Shea. In the meantime hopefully Washington and Bass will continue to develeop as well.

David Bass

6'4

256

23

R

3yrs

Shea McClellin

6'3

260

24

2

2yrs

Cheta Ozougwa

6'2

255

25

2

FA

Julius Peppers

6'7

285

33

12

2yrs

Cornelius Washington

6'4

265

24

R

3yrs

Corey Wooten

6'6

270

26

4

FA

Defensive End Draft Analysis:

We could take drafting a couple different ways. If we decide not to draft a defensive end with our 14th spot than we should wait to the last couple rounds to possibly draft a sleeper. I'm not too high on Tuitt as others but the kid has some ability. If we do look at a Tuitt I would place inside because he doesn't have the usual outside speed that we normally target. I didn't know to much about Barr in the beginning but after much film I've fell in love with the idea of adding his pass rushing skill and versatility.

Anthony Barr

DE/OLB

UCLA

Rnd 1

James Gayle

DE

VT

Rnd 4-6

Scott Crichton

Oregon St.

Rnd 2-3

Chidera Uzo-Diribe

Colorado

Rnd 6-FA

Aaron Lynch

South Florida

Rnd 3-5

George Uko

USC

Rnd 3-5

Kareem Martin

Noth Carolina

Rnd 2-4

Trevor Reilly

Utah

Rnd 2-3

Lynden Trail

Norfolk St.

Rnd 6-FA

Anthony Barr

Special Teams Analysis:

Our special teams has been ok, but ok isn't good enough for a Chicago Bears team. I think we should let Hester go but we will have to wait and see if he re-signs for cheap. I'm looking forward to replacing Podlesh hopefully. I was wanting to draft the longest kicking punter in the draft but Emery must have read my mind because he just signed Drew Butler which kicks super long as well. We got some things to work on but I expect Bear special teams to improve heavily. Not sure what's wrong with Pat-Man but we definitely have to stick with him until he decides to call it quits.

Robbie Gould

6'0

185

31

9

4yrs

Devin Hester

5'11

190

31

8

FA

Patrick Manelly

6'5

265

38

16

FA

Adam Podlesh

5'11

200

30

7

2yrs

Brandon Hartson

Drew Butler

Drew Butler

This is a list of possible free agent targets on our radar from the top 100 free agents in 2014.

Carolina

Greg Hardy

DE

26

Bills

Jarius Byrd

S

27

Browns

T.J. Ward

S

27

Redskins

Brian Orakpo

DE/OLB

28

Browns

Alex Mack

C

28

Seattle

Micheal Bennett

DE

28

Colts

Vontae Davis

CB

26

Houston

Ben Tate

RB

26

Seattle

Clinton McDonald

DT

27

Saints

Brina De La Puente

C

29

Giants

Jon Beason

ILB

29

Redskins

Fred Davis

Te

28

I belive we should move up in the draft and go after Barr. If we can't snag Barr I think we should move back into the early second round and collect some picks.

If we retain the 14th pick here are some of our options for that pick.

Anthony Barr- we should trade up to attain this guy.

Derqueze Dennard-this guy may fall right into our lap.

Khalil Mack-I'm not as high on mack as I am Barr, I wouldn't get him.

Derek Carr-my favorite qb in my draft and if he fell to 14 I would take him, but a top qb isn't needed.

C.J. Mosley-this guy is overrated and I don't think he is an Emery guy

Eric Ebron- This kid has ability, but not worth our 14 spot[

Stephon Tuitt- I wouldn't be mad at picking him but I don't like his fit

Ifo Ekpro-Olomu- He is a young Jennings, but he isn't the second best corner on my list

Ryan Shazir-too small for us

Vic Beasly-too small for us

Louis Nix-not a fan. Beware of injuries. I can get a talent close to his in round 2 or 3

Cyril RIcharson- No need to go guard this early.

Jace Amero- No need to draft a backup tight end this early

So if I go according to my grades then the 14 pick would be between :

Anthony Barr

Derqueze Dennard

Derek Carr

Stephon Tuitt

BEAR DOWN



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