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Across The Middle: Don’t Sleep on Kevin White

| May 2nd, 2018

Understandably, fans don’t want to hear about how good Kevin White can be or how big an impact he can have. Not when he’s had so much trouble simply staying on the field. But while I don’t think anybody is still projecting White to be a star, it would be foolish to rule him out. The Bears clearly have a plan for White and how much of an impact he makes in 2018 will be up to him…and his fragile body.

Ryan Pace invested quite a bit in Allen Robinson, Taylor Gabriel and second-round pick Anthony Miller. They are going to play. That doesn’t mean White isn’t. Matt Nagy’s offense has four wide receiver positions: X, Y, Z and Zebra.

Nagy has said Gabriel will be the Zebra and Miller will be the Z (playing in the slot). With every offense being slightly different, Robinson will either be the X or the Y. That leaves a “starting” position in this offense for White to earn in Bourbonnais.

And by all accounts, White looked exceptionally fast at the team’s minicamp two weeks ago. He showed deep speed last year as well, but they had Mike Glennon at quarterback so it didn’t really matter. If you watch the All-22 footage, you can see White regularly out-racing corners and threatening Atlanta’s defense deep. That’s exactly what the Bears are going to ask him to do, playing the same role Chris Conley did for Kansas City.

It is not unprecedented for Kansas City’s style of offense to use all four receiver positions. In 2016, the Chiefs had four guys on the outside get at least 50 targets and likely would’ve gotten close to that again in 2017 if Conley hadn’t gotten injured in the team’s fifth game. The opportunities will be there for White, if he earns them.

Of course, the Bears aren’t handing anything to White either.

Should he struggle — or worse, get hurt — they can play Gabriel on the outside with Miller in the slot. And Bennie Fowler’s signing was clearly an insurance policy for another White injury.

However, it seems that with so many players learning the offense and Miller being a rookie, they’d rather keep as many roles as clearly defined as possible. You can expect White to get somewhere between 25 and 50 targets — likely still fourth on the team — but many of those will be down the field.

When Nagy said the Bears were going to give White a shot, it wasn’t just lip service. The new Bears coach has a plan for receiver. Now it’s up to the player to execute it.

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  • SC Dave

    First foolish person to comment then. I do not consider it in any way unreasonable to rule out Kevin White.

    A handful of games in three seasons, and the most JAG-looking of receivers when he was in.

    • SC Dave

      As far as this goes:

      “He showed deep speed last year as well, but they had Mike Glennon at quarterback so it didn’t really matter.”

      I’m not yet convinced it matters with Trubisky, as he has not demonstrated an ability to consistently throw deep balls accurately. But I’m certainly looking for him to improve there this season, since he’ll likely get some actual game experience doing so.

      • Bob Doll

        You are right as Trubisky hasn’t had the time in service to demonstrate anything yet. What he did demonstrate to me that was especially encouraging to me is that in most every game, he made some mistakes but corrected them and didn’t repeat…coaches and players talk about that, but I felt like I saw it first hand last year. The other thing for me, he has a stronger arm than I thought…not that he was billed as not having one, but I think it is better than average…made some very accurate throws….and a few, not so much. To me, that is what he has to correct…he processes the field fast. That mental acuity and processing speed, to me, is the most “intangible” characteristic that makes or breaks a QB. Neither Glennon or Cutler had that…pundits kept talking about Cutler and how he held the ball thinking he could “fit it in”…that deduction is wrong in many cases…a player holds the ball or delivers late because they are not processing the field fast enough….guys like Brady, Manning and Rogers do that. Watch a close up of Rogers as he drops back…his eyes dart side-to-side, without his head moving and he scans the field sideline to sideline as he hits his 5th step in his drop back….if there is a break in coverage, he sees it. How many Bear QB’s, upon instant replay, do we say “he missed so and so, he was wide open!”

        • KentuckyBearsFan

          There’s just so many moving parts for an NFL quarterback to keep track of.

          movie quote from The Matrix:
          “…there’s way too much information to decode the Matrix. You get used to it, though. Your brain does the translating. I don’t even see the code. All I see is blonde, brunette, redhead. Hey uh, you want a drink?”

          I think I once saw a statistic that making it as an NFL quarterback was more impossible than getting a PhD in math or physics.

          • Bob Doll

            yes, and I have no idea how one would measure this or even if this is fully developed at draft time. Our brains are still maturing and of course, we are always learning. Muscle memory for the brain is a real thing…when the conscious is repeated enough that it becomes sub-conscious and habit. You hear it from coaches all the time as second year players are “playing fast” and reacting instead of analyzing…QB is same but much, much more complicated and overwhelming as he has to know the routes, line up, formations, outlets etc of every player on every play….really, amazing stuff

          • KentuckyBearsFan

            I think of how I watch movies differently now than when younger. I’m looking at the whole screen and listening to the dialogue obsessing almost. I have to gear up for movie mode unless I’m just letting things go.

            I can see how a movie critic like Roger Ebert was an alcoholic for most of his life.

            Catching all the symbols takes a lot of concentration watching a movie. But compared to an NFL QB, there’s not the risk of having the living crap beat out of you.

            My math ability is not as fast as when younger. But I think it’s a motivation thing and as an adult there’s no reason I need to solve a math problem in seconds.

            But when I focus like looking at a painting as an adult, I see things I would never have seen as a younger man.

          • CanadaBear

            RE was a recovering alcoholic for a really long time. Gotta give him credit for that. The last few years of his life were pretty grim.

          • KentuckyBearsFan

            from his blog even in the last few years, he generally seemed like a happy guy despite the health problems.

            Seemed to have a good marriage.

          • CanadaBear

            He held up under it better than I would. I always liked his reviews.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Not-drinking is fucking great. Way better than waking up soaked in your own piss.

            And yes, kids, if you wake up in your own piss, you’re an alcoholic.

          • Irish Sweetness

            I once heard someone say that people like David Beckham needed exceptional breaisn because they had to work out the trignometry of perfect free kicks.

            As if Becks was standing there “…Cos 37…Sin 37/ Tan theta …”

          • Irish Sweetness

            I hope we’re not suggesting any comparison. The probability that one becomes a QB is more unlikely, yes. The set of NFL QBs is only 32. Getting a science PhD is infinitely harder than playing football.

          • KentuckyBearsFan

            Getting a science phD in the US today is like crawling through the sewer pipe at the end of Shawshank Redemption.

            Some weird politics. And they tend not to give an accurate history of many fields in college much less with experimental lessons.

            A good book on the politics of science I read years ago is “Disciplinded Minds” by Jeff Schmidt. He was trying to get a phd in physics.
            https://www.amazon.com/Disciplined-Minds-Critical-Professionals-Soul-battering/dp/0742516857

            I wanted to be a scientist but it didn’t work out in college. I feel it was not completely my fault and they wasted my f***ing time and money.

            Because all the time that is wasted now with politics or bad teaching or publishing mostly worthless research papers, it takes about twice as long to get a phD or an MD as it used to.

            And upon completion, most jobs are lousy. I know chemistry phds that took a long time for them to find a job (and they were good at what they do in the lab). With most industrial jobs moved overseas and the universities churning out crap, even the professor track is now a mindfield. Can maybe get hired part-time teaching at a Uni.

        • Johnnywad

          Trubisky absolutely has a fast ball. We didn’t see it much last year, but he can zip it. I’ve seen it.

          It’s not like Cutler’s rocket of an arm, but he’s got a legit fast ball.

          • Yeah, he has zip. But one of the knocks on him coming into the NFL was his inconsistent deep ball. He did struggle w accuracy overall, then again the whole O was Foxed .
            Some think it’s due to his inconsistent footwork. Guess we’ll find out.

          • KentuckyBearsFan

            yes inconsistent footwork. But also inconsistent receivers.

            But when he hits he hits.

          • CanadaBear

            I didn’t think his accuracy was much of an issue by the end of the season. It was mostly due to bad mechanics and I’m quite certain the coaches and MT have been working on them. I’m super excited to see this O.

          • SC Dave

            Most Bears fans are excited.

            I’m not yet a believer in Trubisky, but I am definitely hoping he and his teammates convert me this season.

            It’s hard to imagine the Bears with a top-tier QB. Not thinking MT can get there in 2018, but it would be great to see unmistakable potential to get there soon.

          • I still contend he has to hit 62% . that’s Cutler level. Not too big an ask IMO, esp in a WCO.

          • KentuckyBearsFan

            he’ll get to 75% within two years with Nagy and new wide receivers.

            Compared to an old Fox offense and no longer being a rookie.

          • SC Dave

            Note the bold text in the table. Leading the league should be just fine.

          • KentuckyBearsFan

            good point.

          • Irish Sweetness

            And he’s pretty accurate downfield I thought – he just wasn’t asked .. .or we didn’t have guys down there.

            He was a rookie.

    • Scharfinator

      Perhaps it would be better said, it would be foolish if the coaches ruled him out before camp is over.

      As fans, fuck it, we’ve seen enough. I’ve got no expectations. If he turns into something, great.

      • SC Dave

        Fair enough. Agree with both statements.

      • KentuckyBearsFan

        Even Michael Jordan broke his leg his second season. (but he of course performed awesomely as even a rookie)

        Nothing to lose through training camp and giving White one more shot.

        ….but if he doesn’t perform in camp or gets injured, we have a lot of wide receivers on the roster now who deserve a chance as well.

        • Scharfinator

          Right, nothing wrong with running him through camp. I seriously doubt he will be the MJ of the NFL though.

          • To quote Smokey, Janet Jackson? She looks mo like Freddie Jackson!

          • Irish Sweetness

            But if you went out with Janet as a fatty you could guilt-trip her into losing weight with an endless onslaught of picking at her insecurities and stifling her self-confidence.

            Jus’ sayin’….

          • KentuckyBearsFan

            It would be nice if he was at least the Horace Grant of the NFL though.

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      $100k per target is a steal. I think Markus Wheaton got over $300k per target last year.

      • KentuckyBearsFan

        Wheaton is the inside joke I think only Bears fans can understand.

  • willbest

    Well at least AD didn’t call White essentially a rookie like people were during his 3rd year in the nfl

  • Frank Schoenburg

    Kevin White will produce this year!

    • willbest

      Still betting on bellamy to produce more

      • Frank Schoenburg

        With monopoly money, right?

        • willbest

          I said the same thing last year, and I was right.

    • SC Dave

      Produce what, exactly? [sorry, couldn’t help it]

      • Frank Schoenburg

        Touchdowns!

      • Sactowns#1

        Frank scares me. mostly because he uses his own image as his avatar. Who does that!?

        • KentuckyBearsFan

          talking about avatars, I listened to the audiobook of Ready Player One about two weeks ago.Haven’t seen the movie yet.

          • Sactowns#1

            The book was decent. Lots of 80’s nostalgia, which seems to be all the rage these days. I liked the mystery/puzzle aspect of the book which I hear is missing from the movie.

          • Irish Sweetness

            I turned the movie off. It’s for kids, it’s aimed at kids because all kids know is the game on their phone. I teach at an all-boys school. Every. Single. One. of. Them.

            Completely addicted to games on phones. All of them. It’s a pandemic in schools. They don’t even use computers anymore. Society is in big fucking trouble let me tell you.

          • KentuckyBearsFan

            I see young college teenagers who can’t look up from their phones when I go walking. Sometimes crossing the street and not looking up for traffic.

            I think it’s a neurotic reaction to isolation.

            I might use a phone less than five times a year. Ten tops.

            I haven’t played a video game in about 7 or 8 years. And it was old school Tetris. I spent too much time playing video games growing up and as an adult to me it would be just boring.

  • Bob Doll

    I didn’t overlook White in any of the seasons…he is a gifted athlete and has suffered either 1) “freak” accidents as the most unlucky player on the earth or 2) There is some sort of “flaw” in his body/bone structure that just won’t allow him to put the kind of stress on his body that an NFL athlete does.

    I read somewhere, cant remember the source, that White is actually pigeon-toed in his gate and posture. The article went on to talk about the potential “flaw” limiting him, maybe strength of bone structure etc. If I recall, some teams flagged this on his medical. Not being his physician, I can’t vouch for the accuracy or ramifications if the article is as I remember.

    This I believe, any player that misses 2, virtually, whole seasons is a long shot to make it in the league and be successful. 3 seasons…well, I hope for him and the team, that he has a strong season and puts the medical issues behind him. I’m not putting any money on it…the odds don’t support it. But, if this has been nothing more than a run of bad luck/coincidence…then he should go on to have a productive career.

    As a generalization, not backed by scientific facts, data and studies, I believe the overall health of players, by virtue of injury, is declining…they are bigger, faster, stronger and the human body (bones, muscles and connective tissue) simply isn’t keeping pace. The collisions are more violent, more kinetic energy and as a result there are more catastrophic injuries…on the medical side, it is much, much better…an ACL is standard procedure now…it was career threatening and limiting 30+ years ago. A violent sport to be sure…I’m kinda surprised that the NFL hasn’t expanded the roster a bit…a few more players allowed instead of dressing just 45…seems to me there would be a fairly strong case for increased rotation. From a player safety standpoint, there are many things that could be acted upon in terms of required bracing, weight limits for certain positions, limited playing time etc…that could improve health and safety of players without disrupting the fabric of the game that we all enjoy.

    • Scharfinator

      Your last point is reinforced by the steps the NFL is taking to make the game more safe. (Granted, due to lawsuits, but that’s not the point) They’re considering (may have done it?) getting rid of the kickoff entirely.

      • Bob Doll

        There are always many solutions to a problem…I hope that they don’t get rid of the play. but rather continue to refine where the players start from etc. Taking out an entire chunk of the game would change the fabric of the game. I have not read any statistics on how punts stack up from an injury perspective…anyone see any? Maybe there is a solution there…. turn the kick off into a punt if it is a safer play.

        • Scharfinator

          I love the kick off personally – I imagine most Bears fans have a huge love of it thanks to #23. I don’t know how the injuries compare with punts vs kickoffs. I feel the NFL has been slowly phasing the kickoff out for a while – moving the kick spot up has resulted in a much larger % of touchbacks.

          • CanadaBear

            Everything I’ve read, more concussions happen on KO’s than on any other play and it’s not close. Makes sense. Think back to Izzy when he was on ST’s. I can still remember the original MB talking about Izzy going down the field full tilt and “upsetting things in every way”. I loved it! Of course, it wasn’t me getting run over!

          • I heard McCaskey talk about it. Said the Bears voted against eliminating KO when Hester was around but now conveniently new evidence has emerged that made him reverse position.

          • CanadaBear

            That sounds way too smart for George!

        • KentuckyBearsFan

          Because of the liability, Goodell will replace the kickoff with a dance off.

      • KentuckyBearsFan

        how many kickoff injuries occur a year? I can’t remember many. Too many touchbacks in the NFL.

        But oh boy you would think the returner would be at risk.

        • CanadaBear

          I think the wedge/wedge buster players were the ones getting knocked out the most often.

          • KentuckyBearsFan

            it’s surprising that I think rugby has fewer injuries than the NFL….but I could be wrong about that.

            There’s the helmet-to-helmet hits in the NFL which were at least fined starting about a generation ago.

          • CanadaBear

            I wouldn’t bet on rugby players having fewer injuries (esp concussions). I used to pitch in a slow pitch league and everyone else on the team was a rugby player. I went to a lot of their games and looking back on it, I’d guess at least one or two guys got their bell’s wrung every game. Back then everyone laughed about it. Oops.

        • Johnnywad

          I don’t really see a returner at any bigger risk than a receiver. These guys don’t need need a lot of room to reach cruising speed.

          • Irish Sweetness

            WE don’t need to worry about return games anymore, man. That’s for teams with no offense. And that’s just … like my opinion, man ….

        • Scharfinator

          Apparently the stats bear out that it inflicts the most concussions by far. I assume because you have guys getting up to full speed on both sides and smashing each other.

    • Irish Sweetness

      I love the first line of the last paragraph. I should add that as a signature.

      And maybe our boys aren’t drinking their milk?

  • CanadaBear

    Like most Bears fans, I’m hoping for the best from White and expecting nothing. Like Dave pointed out earlier, those 4 games where they were feeding him the ball was about as impressive as Devin and a bunch of bubble screens. White seems like a nice young man and it would be awesome if he developed this year.

    • AlbertInTucson

      This.

      • KentuckyBearsFan

        Yes. And come to think of it, even if White had been a healthy pro bowler, the team still would have sucked the past two years.

        But this year it could matter.

      • evantonio

        That.

        • willbest

          the other thing.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            no not that thing.

  • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

    UK fans upset ticket resale sites priced them out of attending NFL games at Wembley, those poor people.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/05/02/london-tickets-sell-out-fast-and-uk-nfl-fans-arent-happy/

    • KentuckyBearsFan

      wow Jaguars fans in London. They’ll fit in, considering the reputation for bad teeth in both places.

      from The Simpsons: “The Big Book of British Smiles” (30 seconds)

    • Welcome to the NFL. Now Goodell can finally realize his dream of getting booed internationally

  • Sactowns#1

    Who would you take in a long ball contest? Cutty, Sexy Rexy, Or Jimmy Mac?

    • KentuckyBearsFan

      Grossman for about two years had a reputation for being known as the Sex Cannon on the blog Kissing Suzy Kolber that was shut down (because the sponsors dicked with them too much.)

      2006 NFC Playoffs: Rex Grossman 68 yard touchdown pass vs Seattle

      this song is awful but funny
      “Rexyback”

    • BerwynBomber

      Two Cutty nominations.

      I remember the first play well. Might have been the single most impressive Cutty/BMarsh completion their entire time together in CHI. Big time throw and catch.

      the second link is a beautiful deep throw (60+ yards in the air) to Knox on a third and fifteen.

      • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

        I would like to counter that nomination with this video.

        • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

          lets see that from another angle.

          • KentuckyBearsFan

            oh there have been way worse in the league

            NFL Worst Throws of All-Time
            “https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NInWLw2oCVo” (9 minutes)

    • evantonio

      Are we really ignoring the mighty Neckbeard?

  • Juan Stone

    As a Bears fan, nothing would make me happier than Kevin White suiting up and playing like a veteran high 1st round draft pick for all or most of the season.

    Having said that, as a married family man, nothing would make me happier than waking up in the morning to a wife that loves and respects me like my children do. Just sayin..

    Are you feelin me MB? Hee hee

    • evantonio

      Huh. As a Bears fan, nothing would make me happier than a Super Bowl win. I could care less whether or not Kevin White is involved there.

      • Juan Stone

        Yeah yeah yeah… Meanie!

      • KentuckyBearsFan

        …but if White was there during a Super Bowl win and was important for the win, that would be a great story.

        But yeah…I’ll take a Super Bowl win now no matter how it becomes because right now we’re just hoping for the playoffs.

      • Irish Sweetness

        He catches two balls in that game and he’s the MVP. It’s the SB fairytale.

        • evantonio

          2 99 yard TD catches where he breaks a total of 47 tackles on his way to the end zone.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Nothing would make me happier than to wake up as rich as Kevin White. Cut me, I’m good.

  • Bear Instincts
    • KentuckyBearsFan

      “This decision does not come as a surprising one for Chicago, as White has yet to prove that he is worthy of the high first-round selection the Bears used on him. Considering the fact that picking up his option would nearly cost the team $14 million in 2019, it was essentially a no-brainer to decline his option.

      With his fourth season ahead of him, White could potentially end up having a season like teammate Kyle Fuller did in 2017 after the Bears chose to not pick up his fifth-year option last year. However, given his inability to stay on the field thus far in his career, that’s wishful thinking at this point.”

    • Didn’t Pace learn from Fuller?
      Does GB need a WR next yr?

      • CanadaBear

        Really? Guarantee next year at 13.9 mil. Pretty sure you would take Pace to task if he did that.

        • Haha I know. I’m just messing. Unless White blows up for 1,500 and 14 TDs

          • CanadaBear

            If he did and the O took off into the stratosphere, we’d go insane. Baby steps!

          • AlbertInTucson

            When you break the same leg, twice, you’re lucky if you can manage baby steps.

          • More likely to blow up like pinata than julio jones

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            If he does blow up, they put the transition tag on him for about the same amount and the the right to match any offers.

          • evantonio

            1,984 and 28 TDs

          • willbest

            If he did that, then I would say he earned his rookie deal.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Kinda silly. If he breaks out this year he costs you 15M next year.

      • CanadaBear

        If they guarantee next year he gets $13.9 mil no matter what he does this year.

  • KentuckyBearsFan

    seems like we’re due for another housing bust in a year or two.

    https://wolfstreet.com/2018/05/02/wow-thats-fast-mortgage-rates-jump-to-2011-levels/

    two excerpts:
    In terms of rents, the housing market is veering off in all kinds of directions. In Chicago, asking rents have collapsed by 30%. In New York City, they’re swooning. But they’re soaring in Southern California. And the US average hides all the drama on the ground.

    The big difference between 2010 and now, and between 2008 and now, is that home prices have skyrocketed since then in many markets – by over 50% in some markets, such as Denver, Dallas, or the five-county San Francisco Bay Area, for example, according to the Case-Shiller Home Price Index. In other markets, increases have been in the 25% to 40% range. This worked because mortgage rates zigzagged lower over those years, thus keeping mortgage payments on these higher priced homes within reach for enough people. But that ride is ending.

    • willbest

      I haven’t noticed rental rates decline in Chicago.

      • KentuckyBearsFan

        then must be that the asking prices got slightly more reasonable but are still too high to interest normal people to close a deal or sign a lease.

    • evantonio

      no offense to the people who get screwed by it, but i’m really hoping that happens. i missed out in 2008, but now i’ve got a healthy down payment ready to go.

      • Johnnywad

        It’s a solid plan. Because it’s coming down. And I’m guessing sooner rather than later. It won’t look like last time, but you’re gonna pick up a nice bump if you time it right.

        Only wrinkle is your interest rate will be higher this time around.

      • KentuckyBearsFan

        Problem is huge corporate speculators will buy everything up again on a bust.

        Houses that should have been on the market for people to live during a lot of post 2008 seemed to either never come on the market publicly. It was weird with a bust went huge.

        Whoever bought those houses, seems like a lot of become rental properties.

        The bailouts created a lot of market distortions compared to busts in the past.

        But a few good ones still might slip through the corporate raiders and federal balance books.

        • Irish Sweetness

          The same people who decide it’s time for another bust invested billions in derivative markets created on predicting the bust. They’re absolute c**ts and we need to regulate these bastards. Reagan turned them loose, they need to be locked back up, but nobody knows/cares/wants to do anything about it.

          The people don’t understand how they’re being fucked, so they don’t write to their congressmen to solve the problem. Step one. End the Fed.

    • Irish Sweetness

      We’re in for a bust whenever the Rothschilds and Morgans and Rockefellers decide it’s time.

      Increase the volume of currency in supply = boom. Contract the volume (..and who has the power to do that?) = bust.

      It’s a law in economics. People act like recessions fall out of the sky. It’s the banks creating them to get richer. They’re satanic c**ts and need to be dragged out into the street and publicly beheaded. Really.

      • KentuckyBearsFan

        the whole idea of recessions and depressions being “natural” taught in schools is garbage. It makes little logical sense for a society to function like this.

        My college freshman econ textbooks defined inflation as being caused by the longer that the same workers stay on the job, they’ll ask for higher and higher wages and salary over the years.

        It’s like the most bullshit explanation I’ve ever read, especially during eras of job insecurity.

  • AlbertInTucson

    “Don’t sleep on kevin White”.

    Is a nap OK?

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      As my Dad would always say when caught napping. “I was just resting my eyes”

      • AlbertInTucson

        As fellow Chicago baby-boomers and watchers of WGN-TV know, that’s same thing Beauregard Burnside, the 3rd (Garfield Goose’s Bloodhound “Chief Of The Secret Service”) would tell Frazier Thomas when Beau would doze off in mid-appearance of GARFIELD GOOSE AND FRIENDS.

      • A recent study has shown that nappers are more productive and live longer. Siesta time!

        • Ray Rayner liked to nap.

        • KentuckyBearsFan

          …yeah, especially those hires that fall asleep on the job.

          Kind of laughing because I had a 3 hour nap a few hours ago (but I had taken care of most of what mattered already)

          I remember reading a story about Tom Brady’s first or second Super Bowl. He took a nap before the game.

          Scottie Pippen before big games used to nap in between imagining his matchups for the game. It was almost like meditation.

        • Irish Sweetness

          I wake up completely fucked if I nap. Then I’m staring at the ceiling til four in the morning. Are some people built to motor on for 16 hours and some need a nap maybe?

          • CanadaBear

            You and I are the same. Of course, a nap is supposed to be 20 minutes at most and when I fall asleep it’s for at least a couple of hours.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Isn’t it terrible? The idiom “to get caught[napping]”?

        Resting your eyelids is microsleep. It’s rejuvenating. You’re sitting there facing heaven and hell battling the good battle … catching a few seconds to re-energise yourself … but no, fuck you … keep your eyes open and listen to our bullshit!

        Sleep in public, brothers! Close your eyes and have a rest! And if anyone comes over to see if you’re dead, tell them to fuck off.

    • BerwynBomber

      It is almost like the Tiger Comeback stuff when media folks keep telling us (over and over and over) that if Tiger wins another major it will be the greatest thing ever. First off, it’s golf. But secondly, we have heard about it so often for so long that the story already feels tired/exhausted.

      In fairness, White’s injuries and issues aren’t stupidly self-inflicted like Tiger’s were, but I’m already feeling the same fatigue regarding the watch out for Kev White stuff.

  • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

    Freeman retiring. Going to miss him. Just hope he remembers his time with the Bears.
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/05/02/jerrell-freeman-announces-retirement/

    • willbest

      His body probably can’t take the punishment without the PEDs. Sad to see that happen.

      • SC Dave

        I would think it was the head injury and memory loss.

        • KentuckyBearsFan

          yeah.

    • BerwynBomber

      Meh. My suspicion is that his career was largely built upon PED usage. Dude’s dirty.

      • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

        PEDs don’t actually bother me that much to an extent. I pretty much assume most players are taking something. If they get caught it’s their own damn fault.

        • BerwynBomber

          I’m 50/50. Like you, I understand the reality of them. But I take issue with repeat offenders and guys I suspect wouldn’t have been much w/out them (which is arguably why they are repeat offenders).

          Freeman fit the first description and seemed to fit the second. My guess is hardcore PED usage was his ticket out of the CFL.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            We have seen in baseball, cycling, and Olympics that getting around PED testing takes some work but seems fairly easy to get around. The issue is that if you mess up and get busted the player gets extra scrutiny and drug testing.

        • Irish Sweetness

          They’re all on PEDS on a cyclical basis. Nate Diaz said it out loud. Everyone’s on steroids. You can’t compete if you’re not.

  • Cormonster

    It’s not unprecedented for a WR to miss most of his 1st three years and still have a very productive career.

    Jimmy Smith was a high 2nd round pick for the Cowboys who was injured for most of his 3 years on the team and caught a total of 0 passes. Then he went on to the Jags and had a long, stellar career.

    • Used to be like TEs. 3 yr process. Tyen again, they werent running around w a titanium rod

      • Johnnywad

        He’s basically Ironman. Only it’s in his leg.

  • KentuckyBearsFan

    Foo Fighters – “The Sky Is A Neighborhood”

    • Irish Sweetness

      ‘Foo Fighters’ referring to the WWII phenomenon where bombadiers reported small spherical lights that would enter the bombers through the open bomb bays and ….

      {IRISH! NO!!}

      Hmph …

      • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

        It’s been a while. Don’t hold back, let loose!!!

      • KentuckyBearsFan

        I did know about the lights.

        Looks like Grohl has a stronger career that’s only getting stronger.

        Close to same talent before Cobain passed…but I guess it helped not being married to Courtney Love. Or with “stomach pains”…whatever that actually means.

  • BerwynBomber
    • KentuckyBearsFan

      Daniel Snyder was never a class act.

    • KentuckyBearsFan

      sounds bad.

    • There are more and more stories coming out regarding the way the NFL treats these women

  • Irish Sweetness

    I never got the KWhite-hate. Dude’s been injured and had a dud at QB. I find it hard to believe that a guy goes from being in the mix with Amari Cooper as the best WR of his class … to being a chump.

    He will get open. MT will watch the tape. He will find him. He will be open.

  • Irish

    Do the Rothschilds make toffee mints?
    Man I like toffee mints.

  • ManGod

    To many people and writers reading to much into FA and Draft regarding the WR position and K Whites’ roster spot. K White is/was the absolute best WR in terms of skill on the roster prior to 2018 period. The Bears had 3 legitimate WR’s on the roster with K White, C Meredith and Wright….everyone else was/is a project. rookie, or has been on a one year prove it deal. WR was the most needed position on the roster period. K White will be the starting outside WR across from A Robinson entering this season period. All injury history and past production are “zeroed” out going into this season which is why the Bears declined his 5th year option basically giving him a 1 year prove it option. K White is going to surpass expectations and put up solid numbers, if not compete for #2, #3 in targets by years end. I personally believe his injury history is more of a fluke and bad luck than anything else. M Nagy has a role for K White and expects K White to be a very productive WR in his offense, that is not just lip service as some allude to, it is a stated fact. K White is a very gifted WR who can blow past defenders down the field and he will see plenty of targets in 2018 as A Robinson is going to draw double coverage early and often.

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