Chicago Bears: Play fast, score touchdowns and get hyped

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The Chicago Bears head coach wants touchdowns.

During the Chicago Bears recent press conferences, Matt Natt has emphasized scoring touchdowns as a priority on offense this season. While that is the dream for every offense in the NFL, Matt Nagy has brought in more red-zone weapons to help this offense achieve that goal.

I discussed a long time ago how the weapons on offense are all about red-zone domination. Anthony Miller was not just a 1400 yard receiver in college, but he scored 15 touchdowns on offense his junior year before scoring 18 his final year in college.

Millers rookie season saw him score seven times before regressing last season. Allen Robinson was recovering his first year in Chicago but scored seven times last season even with Trubisky regressing. However, Robinson once found the end-zone 14 times with Blake Bortles as the starting quarterback in Jacksonville.

Trey Burton was brought in from the Eagles after scoring five times as a role player and found the endzone six times as a Chicago Bear. Unfortunately, injuries set in for Burton, and he was replaced with Jimmy Graham.

Graham may be older now and might have lost a step, but he is still very large and plays like an animal. Graham caught 63% of his passes last season with arguably the best quarterback to play the game. It is a wonder why Aaron Rodgers did not throw him the ball more.

The Green Bay Packers must feel good about Jace Sternberger because they let Graham walk to its divisional rival. Graham might have shown Sternberger how to become a better player. If that is the case, then Graham teaching the young core in Chicago would be a great advantage.