"And we just have to figure out how much". "We're not afraid to say that we're out for championships".
He said it: "Probably the time I think about it the most is when I'm in my auto, driving home".
Phillips, along with coach Matt Nagy and general manager Ryan Pace, joined Jeff Joniak for a special edition of the Bears Coaches Show live from Halas Hall. The duo of Khalil Mack and Leonard Floyd should put the defense in favorable situations throughout the game. What we can see are the many layers of this stunning trade between the Oakland Raiders and the Bears. "We've evaluated everybody. He's real close". Mack was the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2016, but his best football should be ahead of him.
With 40+ sacks in four seasons, Mack figures to have a huge impact on a defense that ranked 10th overall last season.
While Carr was quick to note that the culture change should not exclusively be attributed to him and Mack, at the end of the day, the reality is that many aspects of the team's cultural shifts occurred as a direct result of that very pair. The Packers are locked in to play Mack and the Chicago Bears in Week 1 of the regular season. The team had a busy offseason.
With the additions of Allen Robinson, Taylor Gabriel, Trey Burton and Anthony Miller to the passing game, the Bears will have more than enough firepower to compete with Aaron Rodgers and his new-look receiving corps.
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"What everyone needs to understand with James is he's a rookie, and there's a lot that goes on", Nagy said. "I feel like we're always still trying to improve. Honestly, it hurts because we did, we tried, and we were always open".
Leno turned on the camera, cranked up Mark Morrison's "Return of the Mack" and started dancing. "...'I wanted him gone, he wanted him here.' We made a decision as an organization".
The Bears enter the season with a quarterback that has all the makings of a victor, new offensive weapons and a buffed up defense.
"He's a great player for us, a great person, a great teammate", Gruden said.
Pace stressed that part of the process toward the bigger goal is taking it one day at a time.
The Sean McDonough-Jon Gruden "Monday Night Football" pairing will not go down as one of the most revered pairings in sports-broadcasting history. We get paid to come in here, come together as a team, and win together.