Two players who blew a huge fourth down play that allowed the Green Bay Packers to seal up the victory over the Chicago Bears and walk away with the NFC North are down and out.
News just broke that strong safety Major Wright has officially signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, reuniting him with former Bears head coach Lovie Smith. I’m not upset at all about that signing, I’ll always respect Lovie. Then you have free safety Chris Conte who will be sidelined for at least four-five months.
I’m aware that they signed M.D. Jennings and Ryan Mundy, but they may not be the answer. Craig Steltz hasn’t necessarily shown this team that he has what it takes to become a starter on this defense, so I expect him to continue to run with the Special Teams unit unless he’s filling in for someone.
With the NFL Draft slowly approaching, a lot of beat writers are predicting that the Bears will draft a defensive tackle. What do I think? Draft a safety.
When the number 14 pick in the draft rolls around and HaHa Clinton-Dix is still on the board? You would have to be absolutely out of your mind if you pass him up. I know this years draft is stocked with some serious safety prospects, but I feel more comfortable with the 2014 defensive line than I did with last years even though the team lost Henry Melton to the Cowboys.
With the additions of Lamarr Houston, Jared Allen, Israel Idonije and the re-signing of Nate Collins and Jeremy Ratliff, I wouldn’t be worried picking up a defensive tackle in the first round. Just pick up someone in the third or fourth round and wait another year to draft a top tackle.
I know most Bears fans would disagree with me, but Calvin Pryor or HaHa Clinton-Dix should be a top priority when Chicago is on the clock. If they’re unavailable when it’s their turn, then a defensive tackle it is.
Your call Emery, your call.