Five Things I’d Like To See as the Bears Progress Towards the Regular Season

| August 10th, 2014

(1) I’d like to see the Bears interchange Eric Weems and Josh Morgan on the first team offense this week. (I had forgotten about Morgan’s most boneheaded moment in Washington until I did a bit of searching.)

(2) I’d like to see Chris Williams rebound quickly from his hamstring pull but I fear that won’t be the case. Hamstring injuries and speed receivers can be a dicey proposition but his skill set is a perfect complement to Bears star receivers.

(3) I’d like to see Jordan Palmer and Jimmy Clausen given a shot with the first-team talent. How much can we really learn from these two quarterbacks dodging defenders behind the second offensive line and throwing passes to Michael Spurlock? History tells us the Bears will need their backup quarterback at some point during the regular season. It would be good to know which is most comfortable with skill players.

(4) I’d like to see Ka’Deem Carey jump Shaun Draughn on the “depth chart” and start Thursday night. (I have no use for Matt Forte in these preseason games.) The other night Carey looked just as he did in college. He attacks the hole. He runs with both patience and violence.

(5) I’d like to see Jordan Lynch worked into the first-team offense a bit. No, he’s not going to be an every down back or even a third down back due to his limited blocking ability. But if Lynch can contribute on specials he just may be a spark plug for this offense and I don’t think we should ignore the reaction of the Soldier Field faithful to his every touch. He lights up the building.

I understand this is unlikely to happen. But that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t happen.

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