This may sound a little ridiculous, but the Chicago Bears have reportedly hired martial arts expert Joe Kim to help the team develop hand techniques during the offseason. The report comes from the Chicago Tribune.
The reports state that Kim will work with all of the team’s position groups to help improve their blocking ability and escapes.
This will be the ninth team that Kim has worked for in the NFL, where he has been labeled a “pass rush specialist.” With the Bears tying for the fewest sacks in the league last season, it only makes sense to bring in a man with that title.
Kim has previously worked with the Cleveland Browns (1992 ), Dallas Cowboys (1998), Miami Dolphins (2001-2006), Green Bay Packers (2005), Denver Broncos (2007), Buffalo Bills (2009), New York Giants (2010) and Kansas City Chiefs (2010-2012).
There is a connection for Kim in the Bears, thanks to the relationship he was able to build with current Chicago general manager Phil Emery who was with the Chiefs at the same time as Kim. Emery served as Kansas City’s director of college scouting from 2009-2011.
To beat a man at the line of scrimmage, you need to get the better of them with “hand fighting,” so hopefully the Bears new martial arts expert will be able to provide a boost to the team’s pass rush.
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