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WCG Radio, Episode 2: Prove-it time for White and McPhee

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Kevin White has missed most of his first two NFL seasons. Pernell McPhee likewise has been hampered by a knee injury. Discussing two Bears that need to start showing something on the field and more.

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Some talented Bears have to back up their words with action.
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Given injuries, there are plenty of current Chicago Bears with something to prove.

Kevin White, who has missed 28 of 32 games to start his professional career, is looking to move past two freak leg injuries. But the Bears aren’t doing him any favors nor has either side earned any benefit of the doubt.

Meanwhile, Pernell McPhee always talks a big game, but only sometimes backs it up. After hampered by a knee injury significantly in the past two seasons, it’s time for the veteran to show out in the way he continually glosses.

There’s also the matter of the addition of Victor Cruz and how he’ll impact the Bears, pondering whether Jeremy Maclin would be a fit in Chicago and more.

Sam joins me as we start to wrap up Bears OTA’s and again load up the mailbag to touch on Trubisky, Hicks, and the all important conversation topic: Mike Glennon’s neck. (Player link here)

This week on WCG Radio

  • Kevin White had a lot made over one missed practice. Why does this happen? Gauging whether the Bears do him any favors.
  • The 30-year-old Victor Cruz is now a Bear. Does he have anything left in the tank? Is the mentorship aspect he can offer overrated?
  • With Cameron Meredith’s thumb injury, and unproven receiving core in general, should or could the Bears eventually pursue the recently released Jeremy Maclin? Trying to make sense of a potential addition.
  • There’s been talk lately concerning a “sophomore slump” for running back Jordan Howard after coming in second in the league in rushing in 2016. Are these concerns overblown? How can he avoid a dip in production? What are aspects of his game he needs to improve?
  • Sometimes action needs to back up words. Pernell McPhee, ever an explosive and productive player when on the field, has a make-or-break year on the way. Can he back up his public confidence?
  • We open up the mailbag on Trubisky’s ideal scenarios, Akiem Hicks’ contract, and the “all but certain” addition of Bob Stoops as a coach in Chicago.

Robert Zeglinski is the Bears beat writer for the Rock River Times and is an editor for Windy City Gridiron. Sam Householder is a staff writer for Windy City Gridiron. You can follow them both on Twitter @SamHouseholder and @RobertZeglinski.