I wonder if people realize how stressful it is to be a Chicago fan? I know there are teams out there that are far worse, but the last couple of seasons have sent my blood pressure through the roof. I’m sure I’m not the only one feels this way.
Now it’s no secret that the Chicago Bears need to fix their defense. Now that the offensive line has been patched up, the defense decides to fall apart after the year they had in 2012. The turnovers were there, but not nearly as much as they would have liked.
If it’s not one thing, it’s another.
Charles ‘Peanut’ Tillman is more than likely gone. Nothing is confirmed just yet, but the team will be considering his age and the fact that he’s been injured a lot over the last couple of years. It’s pretty clear that the team will be going forward with Tim Jennings as their number one corner, either drafting competition or signing someone who can become a solid lock at the number two spot.
The team is still trying to decide if they want to bring back Henry Melton or not and could be converting Shea McClellin into an outside linebacker. Which isn’t that bad of an idea. But what will they do when it comes to the Safety position?
Chris Conte, a man who blew the fourth down play that allowed Green Bay to score the game winning touchdown in the final game of the year, has one year left with the team. Major Wright on the other hand is an impending free agent. I was a little sketchy when the team drafted Wright in the first place.
I knew he was a decent player, but the guy couldn’t stay healthy to save his life when he first entered the league. This Safety corps. allowed way too many plays through the air and failed to help stop the ball carrier when teams were cramming it down their throats.
Don’t get me wrong, Wright had himself an amazing 2013 season. The man recorded 117 tackles and two interceptions, but time is running out for this guy. Now the Bears could bring him back, but may not lock him in as their starter.
There will be some serious competition on the defense during training camp. Someone wake me up when the NFL Draft rolls around. I expect the Chicago Bears to at least take a safety within the first three rounds of the draft, leaving Craig Steltz to continue to help out the special teams unit or step in when he has to.
What do you think Chicago Bears fans? Should the team move on from Major Wright and find a starter in the draft, or keep Wright and have him compete with a rookie?