Chicago Bears: Play fast, score touchdowns and get hyped

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Chicago Bears, Cole Kmet
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The Chicago Bears’ new weapons are nice.

The Chicago Bears rookie tight end Cole Kmet has had the luxury of learning from Jimmy Graham. Kmet scored six times in 10 games in college. Kmet could have been even more involved had he not gotten injured playing another sport. For once, the Chicago Bears fan base should be excited about a tight end in the offense for the first time in a long time. While scoring in the red-zone is important, the Chicago Bears need to get to the red-zone. The offense lacked explosive players.

Tarik Cohen (not including Cordarrelle Patterson) was the only healthy explosive player on the roster last season. Anthony Miller, Taylor Gabriel, and Trey Burton were in and out of the roster last season. Add in Ted Ginn Jr and Darnell Mooney to add speed this year to the receiving core.

If both players stay healthy, the Bears will have enough speed to flip the field’s ends in 4.3 seconds. The Chicago Bears offense was at the bottom of the scale as far as explosive plays go last season. No explosive plays, fewer chances to score.

Young receivers such as Javon Wim and Riley Ridley have been battling it out at training camp. Many (to include me) expected one of them to make the roster and the other to be reduced to the practice squad. That was not the case. Both receivers made the roster, thus putting the receivers room to seven players. Ridley was also spotted playing on special teams so that he might be on the game-day roster as well.