Chicago Bears: Press conference thoughts on Bill Lazor and Chris Tabor

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Chicago Bears, Chris Tabor
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Chicago Bears special teams coordinator talk.

The Chicago Bears defensive coordinator had so much to share that Chris Tabor and the rest had to get their own article. If you haven’t read that one, go check it out. Chris Tabor seems enthused about how coach Matt Nagy has scheduled the training regiment to fill the needs of the team. What was once a crazy kicking competition last season, Tabor will have to make sure he stays on Eddie Pinero’s hip to make sure he stays ready and improving.

The most significant talk for Eddie Pinero was adding weight to make sure he gets more power behind the ball on field goals and kickoffs. Tabor spoke on how Pinero did add weight and had been keeping pressure on himself to keep him mentally ready. The Chicago Bears have had an inhouse talk on what they would do if, for any reason, any of the specialists are down for any abundant period. Tabor did not get into detail on what that would be, but there is a plan.

Tabor, usually very excitable and energetic, was very vague in a lot of his answers. He did mention how they brought in some players that he is looking at to replace the loss of Nick Kwiatkowski and Kevin Pierre-Louis.

Special team coordinators have to deal with a lot of turnovers each year because players ascend or get lost in the shuffle due to filling out the offensive and defensive roles first. Tabor seemed to ready to name Josh Woods as a starter on his unit. Tabor spoke of Wood’s speed and ability to process.

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Adam Jahn’s asked about kick returners, but Tabor wasn’t biting on switching out roles for Tarik Cohen or Coordarrell Patterson just yet. He did mention how Darnell Mooney has a lot of “quick-twitch speed” and intelligence. I almost wonder if players like Sherrick Mcmanis are still around to provide a player-coach like an experience to get the younger players up to speed.