When Bears head coach, Matt Eberflus, met with the media alongside Chicago’s GM, Ryan Poles, they took turns answering questions. Poles answered several hot questions about the Roquan Smith contract situation and Eberflus discussed some of the personnel.
Matt Eberflus On Building The Best Chicago Bears Team Possible
While discussing different players and the offseason, the Bears head coach mentioned how they are operating.
“We want to see guys compete. We have a lot of spots on the roster that’s in flux right now and we’re just trying to find the best combination of players.”Matt Eberflus
Specifically, Coach Flus described moving offensive linemen along the line. He made a brief comment about bringing guys from the outside part of the offensive line to the inside and likewise with cornerbacks. But he did make note that they plan on doing this with the entire roster.
They want to put the best possible version of the Chicago Bears on the field and they will get there by having a true competition at every position.
Matt Eberflus elaborated on why this is such a great process and how it will benefit the Bears:
“Seeing guys’ skill set, that’s an important part, but also the flexibility when injuries happen. We’re gonna have injuries during the year and we’re gonna have to flex guys in and out. We have to be able to see that as coaches and personnel guys, where can a guy operate and what can he do.”Bears head coach Matt Eberflus
Reporters asked Eberflus about which players will take the first reps at left and right tackle. Eberflus responded simply by saying, “You’ll see tomorrow.” However, he did add some insight about the Bears’ recent additions: Michael Schofield and Riley Reiff.
“What’s great about signing those two guys is they have flex. They’ve played left, they’ve played right, they’ve played inside. For us, it’s great by Ryan. Bringing those two guys in here. The experience and flexibility those guys have, it’s just outstanding… We’re in a much better spot with those two guys on our roster than we were 24 hours ago.”Matt Eberflus on the Chicago Bears newly acquired offensive linemen
The Chicago Bears training camp began on Tuesday and they have a ton of work to get ready for week one against San Francisco.
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