I am not big on the whole ranking and listing thing that permeates every orifice of the internet these days. Everybody has a five this or five that or three guys that need to do this in order for that to happen. It's all crap and nobody cares. (I may put that phrase on the next tee shirt we make.)
Here are five questions I have as training camp approaches.
#1 Who is going to be the starting left tackle?
Either J'Marcus Webb or Chris Williams is going be the starting LT, with the other sliding into the flex tackle role. For the sake of the organization I truly hope Williams wins the job triumphantly. Not only because I think he's the more talented player but because I think Webb's time spent at both ends over the last two years will be an asset as the season progresses.
#2 Will Alshon Jeffery earn his starting spot in camp?
Simple enough. With rookie receivers there is always something of a crap shoot. Will Jeffery show up? Will he play his heart out? Will he provide that complement to Brandon Marshall the Bears will desperately need?
#3 Is Shea McClellin the answer opposite Julius Peppers?
If he sacks the quarterback, he is. But we won't know if he can sack the quarterback until he meets Andrew Luck in September. So basically this question has nothing to do with training camp.
#4 How will the other rookies factor into the base offenses/defenses?
Evan Rodriguez as a full-time fullback/h-back? Brandon Hardin cracking the starting lineup at safety? With this roster the rookies will be the most interesting collection of players to watch throughout the next six weeks.
#5 Can they stay healthy thru the summer?
Ultimately this is all I care about. Everything we hear and read about Bourbonnais is usually deceitful lies emanating from the highest offices of Halas Hall. All I care about/dread on a daily basis is seeing the phrase, "Urlacher helped off the field" or "Cutler carted off".
TEE SHIRTS CONTINUE TO SELL...
So we are cutting off the first round of sales on July 31st. We'll then process all orders the first week of August and get the product out to everyone. (I would imagine around the 15th) If you want a tee shirt or koozie guaranteed to you by the start of the regular season you need to get your order in by July 31.
The shirts are pictured above. To see the koozie, CLICK HERE.
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