Post by h24dog on May 19, 2013 9:17:49 GMT -5
Since it'll take forever to list all the players,I'll just leave the link to the roster.www.chicagobears.com/team/roster.html
My 53 man roster projection
QB's-Jay Cutler,Josh McCown,Matt Blanchard
RB's-Matt Forte,Michael Bush,Armando Allen
WR's-Brandon Marshall,Alshon Jeffrey,Earl Bennent,Marquess Wilson,Eric Weems
TE's-Martellus Bennent,Brody Eltridge
T's-Jermon Bushrod,J-Marcus Webb,James Brown,Jordan Mills,Jonathan Scott
G's-Kyle Long,Matt Slauson,Gabe Carimi,Edwin Williams
C's-Roberto Garza,Taylor Boggs
DE's-Julius Peppers,Shea McClellin,Corey Wootten,Turk McBride
DT's-Stephen Paea,Henry Melton,Nate Collins,Andre Fluellen
ILB's-DJ Williams,Jon Bostic,J.T Thomas
OLB's-Lance Briggs,Khaseem Greene,James Anderson,Patrick Trahan
CB's-Charles Tillman,Tim Jennings,Kelvin Hayden,Zack Bowman,Isaiah Frey,Sherrick McMantis
S's-Chris Conte,Major Wright,Brandon Hardin,Craig Stelz
Post by Divebitch on May 20, 2013 7:19:06 GMT -5
Something I don't quite understand. Devin Hester was always their #3 WR, even possibly #2, particularly when Johnny Knox was hurt, which was often if I recall correctly. Look at Hester's production 2008 - 2010. He ranged from 40 - 57 receptions a year, for 475 - 757 yds a year, and a total of 10 TDs. This is of course in addition to special teams duty - pretty solid, wouldn't you say?
So they go out and get Eric Weems last year, who was almost strictly a kick and punt return guy for the Falcons, and pretty good at it. I was certain they got him to give Hester a break and get him more involved in the offense. Last year, Weems get 13 kick returns, less than 1 per game, and that's it - he gets no field time as a WR. Hester still gets almost double plus all 40 punt returns, and still manages 23 catches for 242 yds.
Rookie Jeffrey missed 6 games, Bennett (who I think is awful, or at least used to be) missed 4 games. Hester hasn't missed a game since 2009. He's better and faster than either of them. So....what's up with that!?!? If they don't list Hester as a WR who also does returns, how could they possibly list Weems as one when he does almost nothing. Maybe they just had no room for KR/PR/WR. That's no biggie, but still, I don't get why the Hester/Weems roles went down as they did.