High Profile Bear to Be Shipped?

 

Brandon Marshall For Sale?

While not quite the distraction he was in Denver, Chicago has decided to shake up things by putting Brandon Marshall up for trade.  Chemistry on the offensive side of the ball starts and ends with Cutler so most of Brandon’s antics are minor compared to the quirky quarterback.  This has more to do with age, 30, and decreased production.  The magic 1k mark in yardage was missing from 2014.  His guaranteed portion of his salary ($7.5 M) means that he wont be cut.  Alshon Jeffery is the heir to the throne but with everyone knowing the level of desperation the Bears have, the offers for him will be low ball because of all the quality options out there at his position.

  • Prognosis is upward if they can move him

Draft Stock

  • The Kill Switch – Jerry’s team in Minnesota was all about ball possession and rushing.  However the lynch pin to all of this and the tad of passing they did was Maxx Williams at TE.  His 6’4″ 250 frame bolstered blistering speed (4.78) for his position. The vertical leap of near three feet is garnering admirers.  With his improvements in blocking seen in the drills, he is first round all the way.
  • Is the Offensive Line Where You Take Risk?  At the right spot, TJ Clemmings could be the steal of the draft.  He actually shifted from the defensive side of the ball and is now being slotted as an offensive lineman.  Is the NFl the apprenticeship that such a green student can overcome?  Pegged at the right tackle, his gifts are amazing for that position.  He worked his collective arse off at all the drills.  If some team is willing to invest in a full time trainer or legend at that position to take him under his wing then he is all upside

This week in the NFL was all about improvements.  Some had to dip in the draft but mostly it was for the reason that the gifted showed they were willing to work hard as well.  This was the attitude that was missing from Manziel, Clowney, and a whole bunch of other gifted ones last year.  The 2014 class could be much better and Apex Football Betting with be with you all through next season to see how this draft pans out.