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How will the Bears’ defense adapt to Eddie Goldman’s opt-out?

In the latest episode of Bear With Me, Robert S. reviews the on-field effects of Eddie Goldman’s 2020 season opt-out and provides his take on the team’s 5 most important players and position-groups.

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As the Chicago Bears head back to camp, a new season of Bear With Me kicks off with discussion over undoubtedly the most important news of last week — nose tackle Eddie Goldman has opted out of the 2020 season, leaving Chicago without their run-stuffing stalwart as the year gets set to begin.

This decision has major ramifications on the Bears’ 2020 defense, both in the formations Chuck Pagano will likely deploy as well as the importance it places on the Bears’ remaining defensive lineman, so I decided I’d talk through it all to start the new BWM season off right — throughout this episode, I...

  • Cover everything from the salary cap impact to the on-field defensive effects of losing Eddie Goldman for the year..
  • List my personal “Top 5 Most Important Chicago Bears’ Players/Position-Groups”...
  • Talk through the “Honorable Mentions” that didn’t quite make the above list...
  • And much, much more.

Give the show a listen and let me know what you think!

What do YOU think? Did I get my Top 5 right?


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