View from the Moon: Bears Insider John "Moon" Mullin explains what to expect from the final preseason game vs. Cleveland - 9/1
Thu, 1 Sep 2011|
Who's out there that really needs to play well if you look at thing. He's an integral part of the team but He needs a good game for. Well you got a guy like a defense about like Mario Addison as a few have done it Chico linebackers that the Bears would really love that they have a nice game. But He -- one more big picture to me what I'm really watching tonight but right about this for Mars is in Chicago dot com. It is worth paying attention to add to that second tier. The -- guys in the 52 53 guys in their interest in battles. But remember last year what what really key to the Green Bay Packers Super Bowl year was a number of guys who were able to step into it injury situations. The Bears were very lucky and I -- you. What the camera back -- not right now but later. How did the Bears have. A sufficient quality in their number -- you do they have enough depth on the offensive line did you know where the guys you're gonna see tonight. Some of these guys are the ones -- gonna have to step -- if somebody gets hurt and unfortunately the reality is that is -- you have to have in the NFL. So I'm actually curious to see how well the -- played because that could be a factor if this team really serious about going along quite. -- John Crist took the Tribune. The game is this for Caleb Haney and -- had a great training camp. His touches and play well in the games. Is this a game could make or break him. If chris' -- I I don't know that really will or won't. Somebody asked -- recently have. And what can Caleb hey -- did get in New York earned the confidence of Mike Martz. I think you know when Chicago and somebody -- an opinion -- -- I'm not really sure they really won't change sometimes for whatever reason. Mike Martz is not really sold on Caleb maybe Mike Martz was the one who pushed for and recruited -- are scouted make an -- we're gonna see a lot of tonight. I don't know Chris and He can really play is way in the security once in the video coordinator decide you're not really -- kind of guy. I don't know if it's a big game for him getting back what I said before if something happens to Jay Cutler. As did last year with a concussion and they did a good quarterback somebody you can and keep things going for game game and I have two games. That's why it's important to have any nothing is really vulnerable right there now. But it's what happens as the season goes on. They -- that -- how you doing. The -- -- -- your input is you're talking that we had it's this is a sprawling most fans this is throwaway game. From there and your opening statements it seems like there is something a lot more that can be get it done tonight won't know how we view this game from Swanson and home. I'll -- -- right Tivo or whatever exactly but it's important to develop billion said the depth here. The Bears haven't really establish what I think -- -- they'll say this privately and publicly they're not really sure that establish enough rhythm and so forth. One of the things that it is worth watching if you really looking at what this offense is gonna do is -- -- a bunker. The kid is really made an impression and when the coaches told me privately the other day. -- and I've never we've never had six guys who were comfortable having on the field let's say in the two minute situation. That's why this could become support -- like Sam Hurd becomes import although I'm not sure despite because of an ankle injury but. You know there's there's. Those kinds of things in this offense become very important. And what you're gonna see -- -- -- well you know it did it Matt Forte if something happens either injury wise after wise it keeps him out. Marion Barber problem what we won't play tonight this calf injury. You know those -- the subs it become important in the early going of the season. -- tell us the latest on that court today above the W were writing. That He was looking at a possible contract extension that Bears did have some type an offer on the table. We've got word -- fifteen million reportedly guarantee what can you tell us -- your sources are telling you. Well it them the money they had put an offer to him this is before any pre season games over the earlier in camp. Talk just to us and some people. Higher up with the situation and they have put an offer out there which was higher. -- the Kansas City Chiefs gave Jamaal Charles which is significant if they're in the same draft class Jamaal Charles is a playoff which gives you a global player. Three straight years of five plus per carry. If you wanna set the market that's word as well they have gone above that. And Jamaal Charles had eight million -- roster bonus they -- to the roster bonus they're all one year. And another two in guarantees this is north about so we're looking at twelve to fifteen million. And that's put on the table for awhile now the Bears don't have it and -- really good track record. Bending. We're running backs are concerned we can talk to Cedric Benson and Thomas Jones about that so. They have all the cars they have a contract and franchise -- Matt Forte is he's had a nice off of it hasn't really moves and so I wrote about Federer in training camp. More than anything tonight as the end of the Chester Taylor Europe was -- with the Bears. He just is there any other guys that might be familiar to Bears fans there you know who might not make this team might be -- surprised. But there's just a good question. No I think the you know there's no there too many surprises Eric and watching it through training camp on sort of thinking we were kind of running through some of the drills. You know you're not looking any veteran offensive linemen they're gonna cut no wide receivers that are here it goes a veteran like -- -- a -- type of guy who might be able on the bubble for the money. If they've adjusted things I don't think you're looking at any surprises too much Chris. If there was one it was Vernon Gholston in the first round of cuts but. Vernon Gholston was a surprise that He didn't do anything. The last one as we let you go offensive line what are you expecting there. And Alex Brown any update there. Well I Alex Brown is not in the playoffs is it and they'll -- wrote. This if you want cord wood to develop it if you sign Alex Brown as a stopgap. He's a -- vested veteran He gets 8101000. Dollars if he's on the roster opening day no cuts and so forth. There's no reason to go out and get him there was reason they didn't keep him some open that's not happening. -- -- are like your second question the other question what do you expect out of the offensive line tonight do you feel that if it plays well we're pretty much set then. With the positions and the group of guys that we have. Yeah -- do you are absolutely set. The thing I'm gonna watch personally Chris Spencer's senator because they're they're -- another one of those positions that they vitally needed and you know it if things don't go well once the season starts. Hill lance Louis they can shuffle -- yourself people talk about. You're gonna see probably before about not Alberto Garza starting. Probably just -- starting four. I think that what you're looking at that this hasn't changed all three seasons and it didn't change last pre season I went back in check and it was the same to open the season. You're still looking -- jamarcus -- Chris Williams Roberto Garza. Lance Louis and -- -- that's that's set until until game start.