Chicago Bears: Breaking down this week’s press conferences

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The Chicago Bears gadget back shares how Trubisky is leading the practices.

Germain Ifedi continued…

If Ifedi can find his footing at right guard, he could become the future the Chicago Bears have been seeking. Ifedi has been working out with Jake and Bruce Matthews this offseason to stay in shape, which is a good sign considering how Jake Matthews has been very consistent since entering the league.

Ifedi met the Matthews family from going to school with Jake’s younger brother and developed a relationship with the family. For those that don’t know who Bruce Matthews is, he is a hall of fame tackle who played 19 years with the Houston Oilers. It is exciting that Ifedi has had a reliable connection with someone who has played offensive line at its highest level.

Tarik Cohen

If there has been a disappointing personal player on the Chicago Bears in my eyes, it has been Tarik Cohen. I have been one of the most prominent voices shouting for Cohen to start because I do believe he is that good.

I am not saying he needs to be fed the rock inside 20+ times a game. In this offense, the Bears are not a team that is going to wear the opposing team down and explode chunk runs in the fourth quarter. I do think Cohen needs to be in early and often to threaten the defense every way possible.

Cohen shared how a lot more players have been working out with Mitchell Trubisky this offseason to get on the same page. I wrote a piece on how Allen Robinson has been grinding hard with  Trubisky, but it seems a lot more have been working with him then my initial list has shown. Demetrius Harris and Cole Kmet were also mentioned. Getting to know the tight ends early is a must for this team as this offense seems to predicate itself on tight end play.

Cohen felt that he had a lot of wear on his body towards the end of the season last year. He shared how his focus will be on keeping his gas alive by stretching and doing more yoga. The back-flipping ball of energy is precisely what the Chicago Bears need for the 2020 season — the year before he might not have anything left to give. Coming out of college Tarik Cohen was compared to Darren Sproles as an electric running back who can create a lot out of nothing.