The Chicago Bears have been attempting all kinds of strategies to maneuver on from January’s season-ending double-doink. Nothing appears to be working.
They minimize Cody Parkey, the kicker who missed the now-infamous 43-yard area aim. The workforce rounded up eight new kickers in Might’s rookie minicamp and had them make makes an attempt from that very same distance on the finish of a follow. (The candidates went a mixed 2-for-8.) The Bears narrowed it down to 3 kickers—Chris Blewitt (sure, the joke is apparent), Elliott Fry, and Eddy Pineiro—and have tried to creep them out with “Augusta silence”: Everybody else at follow goes quiet as every participant makes an attempt a FG. (The advantages of this technique are doubtful, to me.) On Tuesday, in spite of everything three kickers missed and one in all them single-doinked an try, Nagy reached his breaking level:
This morning, the coach got here up with an answer: Scale back the variety of underwhelming kickers by one.
Are both of these different two kickers precise choices? Will the Bears ever discover a serviceable placekicker once more? Will Matt Nagy ever discover pleasure once more? Ought to the workforce decide to an “at all times go for 2” technique this upcoming season to compensate for the obvious weak point? How badly does Chicago remorse letting Robbie Gould go?