Latest Chicago Bears News – May 21, 2015
We’re almost through the week, BEARS FANS!!! I’ve decided to try to resurrect an old favorite of mine, Bear Dawn. It’s the latest Chicago Bears news from around the interwebs. Here’s what you need to know for May 21, 2015:
With David Letterman signing off last night, we decided to re-visit some of the Chicago Bears appearances on his show.
We’re starting to get more info about the new video boards that are being installed in Soldier Field:
"“The fact that they’re significantly larger, and will have the highest picture quality in the NFL, which means more vibrant colors and better clarity at sharp viewing angles, it’s going to make the entire game-day presentation much more dynamic and exciting for our fans.”"
Yesterday we talked about how the new extra point rule might affect Robbie Gould, but Jeff Dickerson reminds us that the Bears were the best 2-point conversion team in the league last season, going 5/5.
"Here is the full list of the Bears’ 2014 two-point conversions:Oct. 12 @Atlanta: Jay Cutler to Martellus BennettOct. 20 @ New England: Cutler to Dante RosarioOct. 20 @ New England: Cutler to ForteDec. 4 vs. Dallas: Forte runDec. 15 vs. New Orleans: Cutler to Bennett"
Of course four of the five 2-point tries were in blowout losses, but who’s counting!
JD has been keeping busy this offseason, talking about a possible “big year” for Jared Allen:
Da guys at Da Bears Beat look to see if there’s a correlation between a team’s dead money and their success. There’s a lot of really good analysis in there.
Dave Duerson’s heirs won’t be appealing the NFL’s concussion settlement.
SB Nation thinks the Bears drafted guys who will see the field and help immediately beyond just Kevin White and Eddie Goldman:
"While the Bears grabbed a pair of surefire starters in White and Goldman, they’re playing in a very tough NFC North and any other help they can get would be a positive. Chicago drafted four other players this year and, fortunately, many agree that at least two of the players stand a shot at seeing the field this season.The first is center Hroniss Grasu of Oregon. He should be able to compete for a starting interior line spot early on, while Penn State safety Adrian Amos, a fifth-round selection, is on a lot of “underrated” lists. Amos could have what it takes to see the field early and often, pushing Brock Vereen and Ryan Mundy for snaps. Amos will be a starter for Fangio, if not immediately then at some point in the near future."