Danieal Manning and Chris Harris have locked down the starting safety spots. While D.J. Moore beat out Corey Graham for the starting nickelback spot.
What Major Wright has to hope for is Danieal Manning struggles, so he can come into the starting lineup. Wright reminds alot of Bears fans of former Bears safety Mike Brown because of how he hits.
If Manning struggles expect him to go back to be the starting nickelback like he was last year.
Here’s what Major Wright had to say about the situation:
“I’m ready to play, I’m full-go.”
Bears GM Jerry Angelo said the team plans to take it slow with the rookie.
If Major Wright comes into the lineup and shines and Manning can barely make it at nickelback expect for Manning to be traded or let go at the end of the season. No one really knows how good this defense can be, but the secondary play might be the most vital this season.
In other news, SI.com is not very high on the Bears. In Don Banks most recent article called NFL predictions for division winners in 2010 season, Banks predicts the first place team and last place team in every division.
Banks picks the Green Bay Packers to win the division with a 12-4 record and he picks the Bears to be the last place team with a 5-11 record.
Here’s what Banks had to say in that article on SI.com:
“Often a winless preseason translates not in the slightest to what a team will be come the regular season. But there was something entirely listless and directionless about the 0-4 Bears this summer, and I do believe that bodes for big trouble in Chicago. Lovie Smith‘s guys had better win their opener at home against Detroit, because with Dallas, Green Bay and the Giants waiting in Weeks 2-4, a snowball effect could ensue.”
The Bears didn’t want to show much in the preseason because they don’t want teams knowing what there going to do when the regular season starts.
Mr. Banks the preseason means absolutely nothing to teams, look at the Indianapolis Colts, who have always been a bad preseason team. Clearly the Colts are good regular season team.
The Bears schedule is what worries Bears fans and analysts the most. If you start the regular season hot you can usually keep that going for the rest of the season. So, for Banks to pick the Lions to finish ahead of the Bears in the NFC North standings because of schedule and preseason play is ludicrous.
The Lions and Bears schedules are almost identical and again the preseason has no meaning on the regular season.