Podcast: Previewing the Chicago Bears safeties

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Even though the new defensive coordinator of the Chicago Bears, Sean Desai, is expected to make an immediate impact across the board, one position that may receive the biggest boost is safety.

Desai has been the safeties coach for the last two seasons, and not only is he familiar with the players he has at the position, but he’s also going to be bringing a more aggressive mentality to the group compared to when he was coaching under his predecessor, Chuck Pagano.

In this episode of The Chicago Audible, the guys continue their annual summer series “Countdown to Camp” — where they go episode-by-episode previewing every position (and player) on the Chicago Bears — the guys share their in-depth preview (and discussion on) the safeties.

What should we expect from Chicago Bears safeties in 2021?

One thing is for certain, Bears Fans are hoping for a bounce-back season for Eddie Jackson.

Jackson had one of his worst years statistically last season. How can Jackson return to form this season, and what does the former all-pro need to improve on in order to reclaim his former glory?

The return of Tashaun Gipson is surely set to help Jackson. But how else does the Bears bringing back Gipson help the defense this season? Gipson displayed plenty of confidence and willingness to do whatever the Bears need of him on any given down. With another year in the system, can we expect an uptick in his play?

Behind the two starters are some familiar faces in Deon Bush and DeAndre Houston-Carson. For the first time ever, Houston-Carson appeared in more defensive snaps than Bush. Will that remain true this season? And what type of value do these longtime Bears bring to the table?

Plus, what chances do players like Marqui Christian and Jordan Lucas have at making the final roster? And what do you need to know about these veteran players that are pushing for roster spots?

The guys also make some season stat predictions for the unit, play some over/under and discuss a few additional superlatives along the way.

Which safeties will make the team? How will the carries be split? And what should we expect from the entire unit in 2021?

As always, the guys at The Chicago Audible, have you covered.

Other positional preview episodes:


Chicago Bears Offensive Line Preview

Chicago Bears Tight End Preview

Chicago Bears Wide Receiver Preview

Chicago Bears Running Back Preview


Chicago Bears Defensive Line Preview

Chicago Bears Linebacker Preview

Chicago Bears Cornerback Preview

Special Teams

Chicago Bears Special Teams Preview

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