TODAY’S POSITION: SPECIALISTS
Throughout our Training Camp Preview series, we’ve been touching on all the reserves and backups for the various positions and there was a common theme. Positional players need to excel at special teams in order to make the team as reserves. For young up and comers and fringe veterans alike, special teams are a gateway to the 53-man roster.
Special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis will have his hands full to get the special teams unit back to top form. The Bears finished in the bottom half of the league in PFF’s special teams grades. Some of that can be attributed to the number of injuries to starters, which pushed guys into roles they’re not accustomed to or suited for.