Take A STANCE On Your Sock Game!

#SockGameStrong is how I dress, and Stance.com is helping me do that.

For those who don’t know, Stance is a growing clothing company that is best known for creating high-quality socks with unique designs that can fit anyone’s style. They provide customers with three different types of socks to try and fit their footwear needs, which include casual, performance, and premium/dress.

When it comes to designs, Stance spans the realm of thinking with it’s prints. Customers can choose from their numerous collections that include MLB and NBA designs, Disney and Star Wars, and much, much more.

The company even reached out to different athletes and celebrities to design their own sock lines for Stance. Some of these creators include Dwyane Wade, James Harden, Chandler Parsons, and Klay Thompson.

And if you want to put your own spin on some designs, you can go to the “Custom” section on their website to experiment with different colors and designs.

Personally, I’ve really gravitated toward the casual NBA and MLB styles myself. I started with the Larry Bird NBA Legends, the Patrick Ewing Trading Cards, the Reggie Jackson’s, the Scottie Pippen Cartoon socks, and a vintage pair of the New Jersey Nets Hardwood Classics.

But I don’t just go for the sports ones though. I also picked up a couple of the more “tropical” looking socks; including the Gums Classic Crew, and another design that I’m not sure what the name is, (I just call it the “Hawaiian Dream”).

I just love the job that the folks over at Stance are doing with their product. These socks are comfortable, sleek, and best of all, unique!

It’s extremely easy to find a pair of socks for yourself, regardless of what your style is.

You got a Celtics or Bulls jersey you want to show off on game day? BOOM! Add a pair of khaki shorts and the corresponding socks to match, and you are ready for any game day that comes your way.

Do you have a night on the town planned with a special someone? Then check out Stance’s premium section and check out some of their more elegant styles.

Stance socks is the wave of the future people. Don’t be stuck with whatever your local department store has anymore. Go online, take a STANCE on your sock game, and make your #SockGameStrong!

You won’t regret it!

Fan Voting Should Not Be This Prevalent In NBA All-Star Voting!

The starting fives were released recently for the NBA All-Star Game, and there were a few people who won’t be starting for either squad.

One of those men is Russell Westbrook.

The press and the players made the intelligent vote; putting Westbrook ahead of both Stephen Curry and James Harden. But, the public had other plans, as they voted Curry first, Harden second, and Russ third.

And the kicker, with the weighted score for the three categories tied, is that the fans are the tiebreaker. Because of this, Curry and Harden are the starting guards for the Western Conference.

Now that’s a splendid idea! Make the portion of the members who are not paid to know basketball be the tiebreaker instead of the ones who have ACTUALLY PLAYED AGAINST HIM. (I’m laying on some pretty thick sarcasm, if you didn’t notice).

Now to be fair though, Harden has been BALLIN’ this year; averaging 28.9 PPG, 11.6 AST, and 8.3 REB per game for the Rockets.He absolutely deserves a nod.

But Curry? The fact you are voting a player that’s averaging 24.6 PPG, 6.1 AST, and 4.2 REB per game over someone who’s AVERAGING a triple-double is completely absurd.

This is a prime example on how the All-Star game is just a glorified popularity contest, and not a reflection of the current reality of this year’s NBA.

Now don’t twist my words, because I’m not saying we need to do away with the fan vote completely. I’m just saying that we need to make the fan vote less prevalent than the other two, such as the player vote.

Why don’t we give more weight to the player vote, and less weight to the fan vote? Make this a game for the players who know who the best of the best is; who play against the best of the best night in and night out.

Don’t make this a game based on players’ past accomplishments, or their popularity.

Personally, I don’t want to see Steph Curry start a second consecutive All-Star game if he hasn’t performed to that caliber throughout the season.

I want to see players who deserve the honor of starting. Not a popularity vote based on what they’ve done before.

Take Isaiah Thomas of the Boston Celtics as another example.

Isaiah has been putting on a show on the east coast, posting 28.7 PPG, 6.0 AST, and 2.7 REB per game. But, he also lost the tiebreaker because of the fan vote.

Now, he’ll be sitting behind the likes of Kyrie Irving, who he has been out-performing SIGNIFICANTLY this year.

Do you want to know why he lost the fan vote??

It’s because, once again, of POPULARITY.

Since he is on the rise, and hasn’t been part of a championship team yet, he doesn’t get to start. Yea, that makes sense, (again, sarcasm)!

But basically, in the end, we are keeping two of the best guards out of the starting lineups for the All-Star game because the other guys were more popular than them?

I mean, I thought the All-Star game was supposed to be the BEST of the BEST playing on the same court for one night. So, shouldn’t the very best have the honor of being the starters?

Fans, you screwed up!

And NBA, you need to FIX THIS!

What To Do With Tony Romo?

Aaron “Ice In His Veins” Rodgers did it again! He came in clutch in the 4th quarter with a 36 yard pass to Jared Cook to put Green Bay in field goal range for Mason Crosby.

Then, with three seconds left in the game, Crosby hit a 51 yard field goal to send the Packers to the NFC Championship game.

But now, the Cowboys have some questions going into the offseason. And one of the biggest ones is what should they do with Tony Romo?

This question arose after a preseason injury to Romo’s back, where Dak Prescott ended up taking advantage of his playing time he received and never looked back.

But now, with Dak Prescott thriving in the NFL this early in his career, the question is what to do with Tony Romo? Keep him and let him tutor Dak a few years? Trade him and get as many assets as possible?

Oh, why am I asking??? Obviously trade the man, no matter what! In fact, if anything, Jerry Jones should have been fielding calls for him as early as Monday morning!

Romo is a 14 year veteran in the league, and has shown he cannot win the big games when they really matter. He’s only 2-6 in his postseason career with the Cowboys, and he’s on the wrong side of 30 to keep him in the conversation as the starter of the Cowboys.

Granted, Dak is 0-1 in the postseason in his career. But look at the season he had!

Prescott finished the season completing 67% of his passes for 3,667 yards, and a 23:4 touchdown to interception ratio.

He’s proven his worth on the Cowboys, and has posed the question to GM/Owner Jerry Jones; “if we trade Romo, where should he go?”

My top three landing spots; the 49ers, Rams, and Bears.

These three teams have two things in common;

  1. They all have turned into complete dumpster fires as of late.
  2. All teams have drafted/are expected to draft a quarterback with a Top 5 draft pick. (The Rams already did, drafting Jared Goff #1 overall in the 2016 Draft).

Most Likely Of The Three: I see the 49ers bringing in Romo this offseason over everyone else. They’re expected to bring in a quarterback with their second pick in this year’s draft, which means they need a quality veteran to help solidify their offense while their draft pick becomes acclimated with the NFL.

But seriously, he is a quality quarterback. If I was running an organization, I would much rather have a rookie learn from Tony Romo than Colin Kaepernick or Blaine Gabbert.

Least Likely Of The Three: The Bears are the least likely of the three to trade for Romo, and why would they?

Chicago already has Jay Cutler, who has squandered away a large sum of money for playing like garbage during his tenure in the “Windy City.” They also have Matt Barkley, who they can try and sign as a free agent this offseason. And, in addition to that, they will have the third overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, where they are projected to pick up a quarterback anyways.

Out of all the possibilities, I see Ryan Pace and the rest of the Bears brass picking up a quarterback with the third pick, and then letting him learn under Jay for a few years, and see where that goes.

But, the unpredictable drafting and decision making by the Bears make them my number three selection for Romo. You can expect one move based on rumors and such, and they will completely shift gears and go somewhere else.

So I guess, like all good train-wrecks, we just have to wait and see.

To Wrap-Up: Romo’s done in Dallas, it’s that simple! Jerry Jones would be a complete BUFFOON to not realize that. Dak Prescott is on the rise, and paired with Zeke Elliot in the backfield will create a recipe for disaster for opposing defenses in the coming years.

But, Romo’s time in the NFL is not completely over. He has a chance to be the elder mentor of the organization, instead of the younger star of the team.

Just don’t expect him to win you any Super Bowls.

The Bears Just Continue To Disappoint! (This Is A Rant)

I didn’t expect alot from the Bears this season, I really didn’t. Disappointment was clearly on the horizon.

I knew they were not going to make it to the playoffs. I knew Jay Cutler was going to be his normal, “mediocre” self. It was just inevitable.

But with the NFL Draft just a few short months away and the #2 overall pick inches away from Chicago’s grasp, it seemed like the outcome for this season would surely turn around.

Then, the 49er game happened….

For those of you who may not know, the Bears had a chance to move up to the #2 overall pick in the 2017 Draft with a loss against the 49ers. But, ONCE AGAIN, they continue to disappoint.

The Bears ended up winning that game 26-6 to move to a 3-9 record on the season.

It was that one game, that ONE GAME you want your team to actually lose, and they disappoint you again.

Yes, I know that sounds off, I get it. But with only three wins on the season, I’ll take whatever happiness I can get.

Now, after yet ANOTHER loss on the season to Detroit the following week, the Bears are sitting with the fourth worst record in the NFL, which translates to the fourth overall pick. But if they stay at four, how should they use it?

It’s simple, QUARTERBACK!!! Don’t give me this garbage about how John Fox is a defensive minded coach, because I am sick of it. It’s time to invest in a new QB for the future.

People need to get over the Jay Cutler craze and realize, NOTHING is going to happen with that man in Chicago. If this Chicago fanbase is going to continue to instill their trust in this man, then all they will get in return is a leech sucking a franchise dry of cap room.

And don’t try and convince me that Matt Barkley is the answer. Cause I’ll agree, he’s looked decent in his last four starts. But it’s been four games people. And as a proverbial backup his entire three year career, not to mention him being a free agent this coming offseason, I’m not ready to just hand the keys to the franchise over to him.

If you want Barkley so bad, bring in a Kaiser, or a Watson from the draft and make them EARN THAT SPOT IN CAMP!

But hey, what do I know. I don’t own a team. I’m not a GM.

But I do have common sense, and I know if something has been broken for roughly eight years, you should probably fix it.

Derrick Rose Needs To Stop Talking

Who is the PR guy for the New York Knicks? I mean honestly, who is keeping track of what Derrick Rose is saying to the media?

Now, for those of you who may not know, Rose has been in the media recently talking about the Knicks and the upcoming season.

One of the most well known, (and one of my favorite), quotes to come from Derrick Rose included the comparison of the Knicks and Warriors; calling New York a “super team.”

And if that amount of stupidity was not enough for you, there is also this little quote brought to you by the great people of Bleacher Report;

“I think we have a chance to win every game, and in the league, that’s rare.”

-Derrick Rose via Bleacher Report

Let’s get something straight here. Derrick Rose’s optimism about this upcoming season is making him sound like a fool to anyone not wearing Knick orange and blue. New York is the farthest thing from an 82-0 win team, much less a “super team.” In fact, I don’t see them winning more than 45 games, and would be EXTREMELY lucky if they happen to make anything higher than the 7th seed in the East this season.

Reason why? Let’s look at the team…

At the point, you guessed it, it’s the man himself Derrick Rose. Rose, for those who may not know, averaged 16 points per game during 66 games last season with the Chicago Bulls.

But this isn’t the same Derrick Rose we all knew from his MVP days. Rose is playing on bad knees, has lost a step, and who knows if another major injury is coming in his future.

In addition to that, Rose hasn’t provided sustainable playing time for the Bulls in the previous years. Since the ’11-’12 season, Rose has played in only 166 of the possible 410 games in those five years. I could be wrong, but I think a franchise would prefer their “stars” to be a little more reliable, and not as much of an injury risk.

But what about Joakim Noah? He was the “heart and soul” of the Bulls. Can’t he be the new “heart and soul” of the Knicks?

Sure, he was able to average 12 pts and 11 boards a game during the ’13-’14 season with the Bulls. But he hasn’t surpassed that the last two years. In fact, Jo hasn’t surpassed 70 games in the past two years either.

So, two of your biggest recruitment’s this year have had trouble not staying on the court recently, and have seen drastic dips in production. How does that sound like an 82-0 win team Derrick?

Then, you have the “great” Carmelo Anthony; the “savior” of the Knicks.

Don’t get it twisted, Melo is a great scorer. He’s averaged 21.9 points per game throughout his long 13 year career.

But to become a scoring threat like he is, you need to demand the ball, and that’s exactly what he does. Throughout his 13 year career, Carmelo has averaged a total of 19 shot attempts per game; with many being very ill-advised. With the constant demand for the ball, Derrick will get less touches, Jo will get less touches, and the whole team will go through Melo.

Which means if Melo has a bad night, the team will have a bad night.

And then there is the obvious one, the dreaded defense of Melo. Yikes, the defense. When arguably your best player can’t defend some of his counterparts like Lebron and KD, you are not going to win games.

And Courtney Lee will probably be the starter at SG…… I really shouldn’t have to go to much in depth there.

Finally, there is the only shining light of the Knicks, Kristaps Porzingis.

Porzingis, who averaged 14 points, 7 boards and 2 blocks a game, came out and surprised the league with his monstrous 2015-2016 season when everyone thought he was going to be a major project.

Porzingis is on the rise in his career. He’s not a washed up “has-been,” or a star who is only great on one side of the ball. If the Knicks were smart, they would build around him for the future and stop trying to salvage something now.

But overall, this team is average.

No wait, scratch that, this team is a bit below average. You have a bunch of has beens that NY is trying to salvage something out of. And don’t get me started on the bench situation. Talk about a disaster waiting to happen.

But hey, maybe I’m wrong. Maybe Derrick knows something we don’t.

Maybe Carmelo will win defensive player of the year. Maybe Derrick and Jo will play more than 75 games and return to their MVP and DPOY selves respectively…..

And then maybe Shaq will win an Oscar for Kazaam.

Seriously Derrick, stay away from the media for a while. You’ll thank me later.

I Still Don’t Believe In The “Wentz Hype”

It’s been a little over two months since Carson Wentz was drafted with the second overall pick by the Philadelphia Eagles. It’s been a little over two months since Wentz held up his new jersey on stage with Commissioner Goodell in Chicago, IL. It’s been a little over two months, and I still don’t believe ANY of the hype surrounding Carson Wentz.

Everyone likes to try and explain these “intangibles” that he posses, such as great size and athleticism. You can have all of the intangibles in the world, but if you don’t have a resume of facing top-tier talent (FBS), then those intangibles don’t mean a thing in my book.

For those who may not know, Wentz was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles with the #2 overall pick out of North Dakota State. At NDSU, Wentz racked up 45 TD’s on 5,115 passing yards throughout his four years there.

Those sound like impressive numbers, right? Not until you see who he was playing.

Western Illinois! Northern Iowa! Southern Illinois! Teams where the “big dogs” of D-1 football would have their backups in by halftime if they were to play them.

And even though he had a very impressive record during his college tenure, it’s not like Wentz went up against top D-1 teams like Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Michigan State, etc… To me, a guy from the Missouri Valley Conference would be the biggest gamble EVER if he were taken anywhere near the Top 5 of the draft, ESPECIALLY #2.

And that’s exactly what the Eagles took, a gamble.

Before the NFL Draft even began, the Philadelphia Eagles were looking to make a splash in the draft, and they decided to “gamble” their future to do it. To get the #2 pick, the Eagles agreed to hand over three picks in 2016 (first, third, and fourth round), one pick in 2017 (first round), and one pick in 2018 (second round) to the Cleveland Browns.

In my opinion, if you are going to give up that much for one guy, then he better be the second coming of Joe Montana in the end! (Just saying!)

Comparisons To Past FCS Draft Picks

“But what about Joe Flacco? He was drafted in the first round out of the (FCS),” some may say.

First off, Joe Flacco wasn’t picked #2 overall. Flacco was picked 18th in that draft by the Baltimore Ravens. So how you can compare the two is BEYOND me!

But besides that, Joe Flacco hasn’t been anything special as of late. Yes, he has one Super Bowl win. But he also had a top 3 defense that season lead by the likes of Ray Lewis and co.

Statistically, Flacco has been Top 10 in the league in TD’s ONCE in his career, (tied for 10th in 2010). Besides that, Flacco has not been Top 10 in the league in any other major passing statistic the rest of his career.

So if you are going to pursue a guy like Wentz the way the Eagles have, he better not be a “Joe Flacco.” He better become a franchise player and a Top 5 passer in the league. Not a middle of the pack guy.

Play To Impress

Even though the media and all of these insiders have been hyping up Wentz for some time now, I still don’t believe it. Until Wentz steps out on an NFL field and lives up to the hype, I will not be a believer.

(And if you have something to say about it, tweet me @KShermanSports.)

Dwyane Wade Is NOT The Answer For The Chicago Bulls

For those of you that may not have seen the constant bombardment of media outlets covering this story, the Chicago Bulls have signed the 34-year old Chicago Native with a history of knee problems named Dwyane Wade.

Wait, didn’t they just get rid of a “Hometown Son” with a history of knee problems a few weeks ago? Isn’t this a little counter-productive?

Anyway, signing Wade is unnecessary for the process of going younger for the future. The Bulls “brass” is stuck in this perpetual cycle where they “must win now,” with putting asses in seats being a “job well done” if they can’t.

That is exactly what you are going to get with Wade. His presence on the team will make it seem like the Bulls are in a “must win” mode. But in the end, he will just turn into a big name that put fans in the building because of his Chicago ties and his championship pedigree.

“But what about attracting big names during next year’s free agency,” some may say?

What free agents are the Bulls going to attract? What makes you think that any free-agent is going to be impressed by Rondo, old man Wade, Butler, and the Rec-League All-Stars?

“So then what would you do,” someone may ask?

Don’t throw all your eggs in one basket. Meaning, don’t give a majority of your money to an older version of Derrick Rose just to save face with your fan base.

Wade is going to be 35 years old, and has only played 70+ games ONCE since the 2010-2011 season.

Instead, what should have been done was the Bulls should have signed a cheap big man that can put up 8-10 points and 8 boards a game, along with another cheap wing that you can put in to eat up minutes.

By doing this, the Bulls open up even more cap room to use on the bigger free agents next year, such as Russel Westbrook, Blake Griffin, and more! Not saying that they will land these guys, but it’s worth having more money to spend then not.

WITHOUT WADE, the Bulls would be garbage next year, and would absolutely not make the postseason. WITHOUT WADE, the Bulls would have a higher chance of snagging a high lottery pick in a draft that is laced with top-tier young talent.

But with Wade, the Bulls would be lucky to see a pick above 18.

There goes the young talent rebuild!

 

 

 

5 Things To Get You Ready For Football Season!

It’s almost here folks, the 2016-2017 NFL season is just a short two and a half months away. But the question is, what should you do in order to prepare for such a momentous annual occasion? Well, here at Weekly Sports World, I’m here to help answer that question!

1. Prepare Your Fantasy Teams: Now you might be saying to yourself; “Hey Kellen, it’s too early to think about my fantasy team?” Absolutely not! There are countless resources at your disposal that can help you achieve Fantasy Football Greatness when it is all said and done.

Dollar store fantasy guides, TV shows, insider info online, apps; these are all waiting for you in order to make you the king of your league. So don’t let Claudia, who won your office league last year after consulting her seven cats all season long about football decisions, beat you again this year. Be prepared, watch film, do your research, and take this ‘ship home.

2. Binge Watch “The League” on Netflix: Since we are on the topic of Fantasy Football, another thing that can prepare you for the upcoming football season would be “binge watching” all seven seasons of “The League” on Netflix.

For those who may not know, “The League” was a television series that lasted seven seasons. The show follows a group of six dysfunctional friends on their journey to Fantasy Football gold in their own league. In addition, the show also follows through the group’s personal lives as well, with many hilarious shenanigans playing out in the process.

“The League” helps to fill the void of football with it’s unique mixture of raunchy comedy, the familiar faces of top NFL talent making cameos, and above all else, FOOTBALL!

3. Backyard Football Tournaments: Who wouldn’t want to be Jerry Rice catching a deep bomb in the endzone? Or LT racing down the sideline after a big run? Well, you can do that too! (But how about we go by our regular names instead, since a majority of the people who read that are well over the age of 10? We’re grown adults, let’s act like it!)

Nothing breaks those off-season blues like getting onto the field and playing the game you love. Just get a couple of your buddies together, find a field, and you’re good.

4. Madden Tournaments: Not only can you control the game in the real world, but you can also do so in the virtual world. (And with this, you won’t need to worry about feeling like a child actually calling out players names.)

5. Simulating Madden Games: Lord have mercy, please do not sink this low! For those who may not understand, when I say “simulated,” I mean picking two teams and having the gaming system control both instead of a player controlling one or the other.

Simulating football games on a video game system is a serious concern when dealing with Football Withdrawal, and could lead to some complications that will stay with you for years. If you experience this symptom yourself, we recommend watching the “Greatest Follies” compilation, and Super Bowl XIII. (Because who doesn’t love watching the Cowboys lose?)

 

To The Derrick Defenders:

For those of you who currently do not possess any form of contact with the outside world, (TV, Radio, Internet, etc…), the Chicago Bulls and the New York Knicks have made a monumental trade which sent Derrick Rose, Justin Holiday, and Chicago’s 2nd round draft pick next year to NY for Robin Lopez, Jerian Grant, and Jose Calderon.

But this is a message to the “Derrick Defenders,” and that message is to LET HIM GO! The Bulls are trying to win a title, and they don’t need a 28-year old, overpaid point guard with a history of major injuries sitting on the roster.

Now I know that this trade with the Knicks isn’t the greatest trade that the Bulls could have made, that one is for damn sure. But looking at the big picture, this trade was not as horrible as people are making it out to be, and is the first step to the rebuild that they need.

Robin Lopez, to start, put up 10.3 points, 7.3 boards, and 1.6 blocks per game last season with the Knicks.

Now please, find a big guy on the Bulls not named Pau Gasol that averaged more points than Robin Lopez last year? Hang on, let me help, you will find ONE, and that one would be Nikola Mirotic, who averaged 11.8 in 16 less games than Lopez.

Another reason to talk up Lopez would be because the Bulls are losing key members of the roster to free agency in Pau Gasol, Joakim Noah, and Taj Gibson next offseason. They can’t afford any big names in free agency with Rose’s contract on the books, so the next best option is finding a journey man for now like Lopez.

The Bulls also added two point guards in Jerian Grant and Jose Calderdon, who will help bolster an already depleted position on the team. Calderon will give the Bulls a veteran guard who can provide minutes off of the bench for the squad, while Grant will continue to develop and grow from the teachings of offensive-minded coach Fred Hoiberg.

And, let’s not forget to mention that they just covered three positions that they desperately needed at the expense of one guy’s paycheck. Can you say “spending money?” Can you say “free agency?”

But regardless if you agree with the trade or not, getting rid of Rose is a necessary move for Chicago. He can become a liability at the drop of a hat, and the Bulls needed to get as many possible assets they could for him before his contract expires at the end of this season.

If Rose were to stay in Chicago, it would not provide a positive outcome for the Bulls in the end. At the most, Chicago would have been knocked out in the first round next season, Rose would have become a free agent, and the Bulls would have to pay an OUTRAGEOUS amount if they wanted to keep him around. If they did not want to keep him, then they just let go of a former MVP for absolutely NOTHING in return.

The Bears Should Keep Willie Young; Move Him To Defensive End

Willie Young, arguably the best defensive player on the Chicago Bears right now, is currently in the middle of contract negotiations in hopes for an extension. If Young does not sign an extension by the end of this upcoming season, he will become a free agent at seasons end. You can not let this happen if you are Ryan Pace and the Bears, and hopefully they are doing everything in their power to keep the former NC State grad, as rumors are circulating that they are currently working on keeping him in the Windy City.

But once he’s back, then what? Do you keep Willie at the five-technique and work Leonard Floyd into the defense more? Or do you put the seven year vet behind the up-and-coming rookie?

Actually, you should do none of those. Instead, Vic Fangio should consider shifting Young back to defensive end. You don’t need Willie at OLB with guys like Houston, McPhee and Floyd on the outside, so why not bring him in to improve where you are lacking?

In terms of snap count, you are adding a fresh face in Leonard Floyd to a defense where he is going to need his fair share of reps in order to become well-acclimated with the squad. This will surely deflate the number of reps that the other outside linebackers like Lamarr Houston, Sam Acho, and Willie Young saw the previous season. Young should not be subject to “rotational” snaps on this defense. He has proven himself to be a stud for this franchise. The best way to counteract this would be to give Young starter reps at DE in order to help boost an already depleted line.

At DE, Young will provide an explosiveness out of the three-technique that will give the defense another big body to clog the B gap in the line, while creating havoc in the backfield. He will become an instant upgrade from the likes of Will Sutton and Ego Ferguson, who amassed only 26 tackles and zero sacks combined last season.

If the Bears were to move Young to the line, then they will be down an outside linebacker. Which begs the question, who can they get to replace him?

In walks Mike Neal, formerly of the Green Bay Packers. Neal, seven year veteran out of Purdue, finished the 2015-2016 season with 36 tackles and four sacks as an OLB in Green Bay’s 3-4 D. He would be an absolute steal for the Bears at this point in the offseason, and would provide that much-needed extra body the Bears can shuffle into the mix with the rest of the outside pass rushers.

A simple shift in position such as this can open up many doors for a Bears defense that has fallen far from being “Monsters.” This team needs a change, and this change will do wonders for them.