Bears RB coach Charles London is ready to reignite Chicago’s running game, starting with second-year RB David Montgomery, who London says learned a lot during his rookie season.
“He’s a very highly-motivated individual,” London said, via Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic. “He’s a self-starter. He’s probably his own worst critic. I think he learned a lot of lessons his rookie year and I think he feels like he has so much more he can do, so much more that he can be into this offense, and I know he’s ready to do it. He’s out there working hard, he’s working out a few times a day. I just think just his growth from his rookie year to his second year, I think you’ll see him take a tremendous jump there.”
- Former NFL GM and analyst for the Athletic Michael Lombardi writes the most obvious question for the Bears in 2020 is who will win the quarterback competition between Mitchell Trubisky and Nick Foles.
- Another key question for Chicago is if they will be able to run the ball on offense after struggling to be consistent in that area for the past two seasons.
Packers HC Matt LaFleur believes their players got a lot of out of the virtual offseason experience overall.
“It really gave us a chance, for these players, to learn the system at their own pace,” LaFleur said, via Packers.com. “We had great communication throughout. I really do think our guys got a lot out of this virtual offseason.”
LaFleur says they’ve done all they could to get guys as ready as possible for the 2020 season.
“It’d be nice to be out on the field and come together, and just be around one another,” LaFleur said. “I think as important as anything is that team chemistry. Unfortunately, that’s not the case.
“But it’s the same for 31 other teams. I was proud of the efforts our guys made. I thought they did everything that could possibly do with the circumstances given.”
- Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports Vikings RB Dalvin Cook plans to hold out due to his frustration over a low initial offer he had received from Minnesota.
- The Vikings do, in fact, want to sign Cook to a long-term deal, but he was “slightly disrespected” by the Vikings’ first offer to him, according to Fowler.
- Fowler adds that both sides have a little over a month before camp to negotiate and that the Vikings will continue to work to re-sign Cook.