Thursday night the NFL Draft will be held, and as things currently sit, the Chicago Bears will be making the 14th pick. This could all change before the Bears are officially on the clock, though. Maybe the Bears will trade up to grab somebody they covet, or maybe they’ll trade down to get more picks. We don’t know.
What we do know is that if the Bears do make a selection in the first round on Thursday night, no matter who they choose, that player is probably going to suck.
This all started with a tweet. Well, by this I mean this post. Charles Tillman started long before Twitter did, but I’m getting way off the subject here, which is a great way to start a post isn’t it?
Anyway, free agency starts on Tuesday, and there’s a good chance that Charles Tillman will be signing with a team that isn’t the Chicago Bears. He’d be the latest departure in what has been an exodus of the stars of the last Bears team to reach the Super Bowl, as the team tries to get younger.
Marc Trestman’s first season with the Bears was about reinventing the offense, and it’s hard to deny the success he had along the way. I’m now wondering if Trestman’s second season at the helm will be about reinventing the Bears defense.
While it’s entirely possible that I’m reading the tea leaves and getting the answer that I want to see, Thursday brought yet another sign that the Bears are considering switching to a 3-4 defense.