Podcast: Chicago Bears offensive line preview
By Will DeWitt
Show of hands, who’s ready for the new-look Chicago Bears offensive line?
After a season that was riddled with mediocre play from the guys up front, change was needed. And change is what Bears Fans received.
Charles Leno Jr. and Bobby Massie are no longer the starting tackles. The Chicago Bears signed Elijah Wilkinson to compete with Germain Ifedi at right tackle and drafted Teven Jenkins to become the team’s new left tackle.
And when you look at the interior … James Daniels is returning from a season-ending pectoral injury, and Sam Mustipher displayed flashes of being a capable center down the stretch last season. So where does that place Cody Whitehair?
In this episode of The Chicago Audible, the guys kick off their annual summer series “Countdown to Camp” – where they go episode-by-episode previewing every position (and player) on the Bears … and it all begins down in the trenches with this in-depth discussion on the offensive line.
Listen as the guys discuss where they believe Cody Whitehair and James Daniels should start if there are any lingering issues with Daniels coming off his season-ending pec injury, whether or not Sam Mustipher is a lock at center, Teven Jenkins’ transition to left tackle, the battle at right tackle between Germain Ifedi, Elijah Wilkinson and Larry Borom, and much more!
The guys also make some bold predictions for the unit, play some over/under and discuss a few additional superlatives along the way. And of course, they stay true to form (adhering to their promise to discuss every player on the roster heading into training camp) by making sure they share which players fighting for roster spots have the best chance of making the team.
Who will be a part of the starting five come Week 1, and what are the reasonable expectations (and burning questions) for each offensive linemen?
As always, the guys at The Chicago Audible, have you covered.
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