Chicago Bears: Analyzing Sean Desai’s first press conference

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The Chicago Bears finally made the defensive coordinator and special teams coordinator available to the public. Not much was said that you wouldn’t already know. However, it is nice to hear some Chicago Bears news that isn’t only about Justin Fields.

Don’t get me wrong. I love having Justin Fields as a Chicago Bear. For me, it doesn’t get any better watching your favorite NFL team draft the star quarterback from my arguably favorite college football program. However, it seems like that is all anyone is talking about when it comes to the Bears.

The only news I have for Tarik Cohen is that the Chicago Bears are hoping for a speedy recovery and that best wishes go out to him and his family during their time of sadness. Cohen will be happily welcomed back if and when he returns. Cohen will continue causing issues to teams as a returner. That was your special team’s news for the day. Do we finally have a kicker so that we can stop talking kickers for the next few years? I sure hope so.

New Chicago Bears defensive coordinator, Sean Desai, spoke to the media

Now, onto Sean Desai. I tell you what, Coach Desai is a brilliant man. He is very well-spoken and knows how to answer questions correctly. Only time will tell if the job is too big for him or not. All of us watched Brandon Staley leave to become a defensive coordinator and thrive.

Now, Staley is the head coach of the Los Angelos Chargers. The game the Chicago Bears are playing is deal or no deal? They just watched another team open up a $500K case and hope the million is still in one of the two cases left. The slot corner position was the position of interest at this press conference.

Sean Desai loves the depth he has and spoke on how Kindle Vildor can play in “this league.” I wonder if the Chicago Bears feel that Vildor is almost ready to start but brought in Desmond Trufant as a stop-gap.

The biggest takeaway I got from Sean Desai was that he believes to become a good player in the NFL, two things are needed — good coaching and the desire and accountability to want to be good. I have to agree. Talent is one thing, but the player needs to put in the work to use that talent.

Next. Players who could surprise (rookie camp). dark

Xavier Crawford is a sleeper to make the roster. Crawford played in three games last season but was a gunner on the punt team and a wing on the kickoff. With his special team’s potential, I expect him to get a ton of reps as a backup slot corner just in case he is thrust into that role.