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With tight ends such as Rob Gronkowski and Jimmy Graham changing the way the position is played even more so than Tony Gonzalez and Antonio Gates it has become imperative that teams wanting to compete have an advantage at this position.
The Bears top two tight ends in 2011 had a combined total of 25 catches. Gronkowski alone had 17 touchdown catches in 2011. The Bears must get better production out of this position in 2012 to compete.
A lot of the reason for the lack of production was the presence of former offensive coordinator Mike Martz. He refused to adapt to the times and still saw tight ends as purely blockers. New offensive coordinator Mike Tice figures to involve the tight ends more.
It is not like the Bears do not have talent at that position. Of the 25 combined catches in 2011 between Davis and Spaeth seven of them went for touchdowns. That is a pretty good ratio.
Quarterback Jay Cutler likes to use the size advantage of these two in the redzone. Both players pose ...
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Pass: DEN – C. Hanie: 7/14, 79yrds
Rush: DEN – X. Omon: 7car, 36yrds, 1TD
Defense: DEN – D. Wolfe: 3tack, 2sacks
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Chciago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher was back at training camp on Saturday, but he was not in pads with the rest of his teammates, which likely means he missed practice.
LM: Brian Urlacher has rejoined #Bears at training camp. He’s on field at start of practice but not in pads.
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) August 11, 2012
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