I’m all about the Bears winning now, but their depth is still mildly concerning to me (having players drop like flies during the Fox era doesn’t help put me to ease). How do the Bears stay competitive, but still have good draft position for impact players?
Given the fact the depth is now the primary concern for the Bears, at least for the next season or two is great news. It’s also perfect timing given they don’t have 1st or 2nd round picks next year. They should be able to use the draft to fill in slots weaker positions. Maybe they’ll get lucky with a hit or two. Pace has a reputation for doing so. However, their likely slotting will be in the later half of each round given they’re on the cusp of making the playoffs. So it’s going to be a challenge.
How can the bears beat the rams on SNF
This is going to sound overly simplistic but rest assured it isn’t. The success of the Rams this year has centered around three key players: Jared Goff, Todd Gurley, and Aaron Donald. All three are likely to be All-Pro this year and have driven the team to the brink of a first round bye in the playoffs. Thus far one team has beaten the Rams this year, and they did it by scoring 45 points. That doesn’t look like a feasible option for Chicago.
So their game plan has to center around controlling at least two of those three players. They have to stop or at least slow down Gurley on the ground. They have to harass Goff to make him uncomfortable and they have to do whatever it takes to make sure Donald doesn’t wreck the game. Chicago might be one of the few teams in the NFL equipped to do it.