Brock Vereen listed as starting safety on Bears' first depth chart!

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That is very good news. I thought he got demoted to second team when they signed Adrian Wilson.
 

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Thin secondary and a smart, experienced, mature player equals immediate playing time.
 

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Alrighty then!

Pretty much all you do on this board is piss and moan about the team and whine about Limegrover.

What the hell was your comment even supposed to mean? You're surprised that Breakin' called smart and mature?
 

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Amazing that he can play in the NFL when his coaches never taught him to turn his head in college.
 

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whine about Limegrover.

Once it became uncool to rip Kill for being an epeleptic, he has turned his gaze on Limegrove. He understand Kill's loyality and this is his passive aggressive way of getting rid of Kill.
 

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I don't know if Studwell55 is the best moniker. Maybe Eeyore would be more appropriate.
 

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I immediately said Jerry should move to the booth until he gets better.

Everybody savaged me. Can I gloat now? I wouldn't be opposed to him staying there.

I love Kill and Claeys. I can't stand Limegrower, who I think is terrible at his job.

I am otherwise the biggest homer in the world. Go Gophers!
 

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Unlike some of our frequent-posting resident tackling dummies, Sawvel understands the secondary. He builds them from the basics into NFL DBs. To discuss the why and the how of his development philosophy seems like it would fit into the concept of a discussion board, but it seems it's too advanced for some. It's like discussing solar panels with the Amish.
 

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This night has turned into night of the living dead. But instead of zombies, it's comments on head turning. Lol
 

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Amazing that he can play in the NFL when his coaches never taught him to turn his head in college.

I don't think he had trouble not turning his head when playing safety. He got lost a bit at corner, but the Gophers' approach under Kill has been to have the corners play press coverage and it's difficult to be on an island.

I think Vereen is going to have a solid pro career. He's a very solid football player.
 

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Unlike some of our frequent-posting resident tackling dummies, Sawvel understands the secondary. He builds them from the basics into NFL DBs. To discuss the why and the how of his development philosophy seems like it would fit into the concept of a discussion board, but it seems it's too advanced for some. It's like discussing solar panels with the Amish.

+1 Dr Don’s expert comments are starting to get on my nerves.
 

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I don't think he had trouble not turning his head when playing safety. He got lost a bit at corner, but the Gophers' approach under Kill has been to have the corners play press coverage and it's difficult to be on an island.

I think Vereen is going to have a solid pro career. He's a very solid football player.

Agree on Brock. He is a stud. I was poking at another thread. Shouldn't have.
 

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Don’t know where to post this but MarQueis is listed as the Browns #1 FB, Ra’Shede is running with the second strings, Hill is rams 3rd string MLB and Michael Carter is the Bills 4th string right CB.
 

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In year one of the Browns’ offense under Kyle Shanahan, MarQueis Gray is busy carving himself a significant role in the offense. Pettine told ClevelandBrowns.com a few months back that he’d like Gray to morph into a player like Dolphins tight end Charles Clay – a Swiss Army knife who can do everything. So far, the coaching staff has been pleased with Gray’s progression, and his move to fullback means he’ll be on the field for a large portion of the snaps. Watch for how many passing targets the 24-year-old sees his way on Saturday in Detroit.

http://www.clevelandbrowns.com/news...vations/376ce971-e42e-4b3b-9167- daea8595994e

Gray is listed as the No. 1 fullback. Two years ago at this time, he was the quarterback of the Minnesota Golden Gophers. He is big enough (6-foot-4, 242 pounds) to be a lead blocker and athletic enough to be a tight end.
On one practice play Tuesday, Gray ran a deep route and was picked up by safety Jordan Poyer. Johnny Manziel fired a long, fluttering strike. Gray, who played some wide receiver in college, used his 4-inch height advantage effectively and snatched the ball out of the air for a long gain.

http://www.cantonrep.com/article/20140805/SPORTS/140809638/?Start=2
 

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http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-bowen-bears-spt-0804-20140804-column.html

It usually takes some time during an NFL training camp for rookie safeties to transition to the pro game.

The speed on the field is electric, the complexity of the playbook takes a step forward and the physical demands put on the position create an enormous amount of stress against established, veteran talent in competitive situations.

For Bears rookie free safety Brock Vereen, that transition process is just getting started as the fourth-round pick continues to push for a starting job on Mel Tucker's defense.

"It's been chaos, to be honest," Vereen told me. "But I feel comfortable saying that's how it is supposed to be."

Vereen may be blunt in his early assessment of camp, but his 4.47-second speed, man-coverage skills, position versatility and range are the reasons the Bears see potential in the Minnesota product.
 
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