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I'm Laurence Owen, and today we are going to discuss Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson on his comments about the dizzying quarterback situation and a little bit in his contract negotiations.
Right? Um, as of right now, he is their number one wide receiver.
And because of the situation with Nick Fools and Mitchell Torbinski, he was asked a question about the decision that quarterback and his response was.
To be honest, I think that I feel confident.
Regardless, I think it's on the staff to see what they want to see, because it really doesn't come down to me.
You know, it's a person who has to lead the whole group of men.
They have to leave the offense, leave the team.
I'm just a piece to the puzzle for me.
It's gonna be a fun training camp, and I'm really looking forward to training camp now.
That's actually a smart move, because you don't really want to alienate either one of the quarterbacks at this point in time.
**** Bulls, who has history with Maggie and Travis Key, who's been thrown on the football the last couple years.
And let's face it, last year, Travis Key wasn't that good on top of that, I mean, you are looking a few things.
They had 371 completions for 3300 yards and 20 touchdowns, right? What did Robinson get to that 98 of those receptions? 1150 yards and seven of those touchdowns.
He legitimately was responsible for 1/3 of the air yards and touchdowns that Chicago produced.
So it's not like he's gonna be forgot about this upcoming season.
He knows it's funny, because that is the first time, the first time in forever since his sop****re season, when he had 1400 yards and, like 14 touchdowns or something, that he is actually show that he could be a good number one receiver when he's got a full, healthy season, or at least semi full, healthy season.
So if he could do that back to back on a contract year, who he might make some money, right? At least that's what he's thinking.
He's thinking, You know what? I'm on not alienate either one of these quarterbacks.
Hopefully, whenever whoever is chosen to be the starter, whether it be beginning in the season in midway through the season, they'll come to me with the football, even though they did go out and get a couple people, especially in the draft, and someone in free agency as well.
I mean, they did go the free agency that they got.
I think they went and picked up What? Graham in free agency.
So that's a tied in there.
They're expecting their quarterback to use a little bit more of rather than, you know, Trey, that ended up leaving and going to the Indianapolis Colts.
Um, but their first pick of the draft round two, because obviously they gave up their first round draft pick up Khalil Mack.
Commit at Notre Dame, which is kind of similar to Jimmy Graham.
But there other guy that they picked up wide receiver.
They moved up in the fifth round to pick up Darnell, mooning Now where Allen Robinson is a big possession type, you know, outside wide receiver Darnell Muni is, well, that 5 11 speedster slot guy, you know, the T Y Hilton and Tory kill style type receivers.
Now I'm not saying that he's by any means that skillful because he kind of had a little bit of hands problems.
I had a problem dropping balls occasionally in his four years out of Tulane, but if you can get that fixed up, he could be in additional decent target from whoever starts a quarterback for Chicago.
Big issue is if they could get some kind of semblance of a passing game, some kind.
Like I said, they only through for 30 just under 3300 yards last year.
12 touchdowns or 20 touchdowns, 12 interceptions.
That's not good.
3 yards per attempt.
All right fools will most likely air it out a little bit more, then try Boesky, but they got to make sure they have, Ah, an offensive line right and it's not like they're running game with that much better.
I mean, they ended up with about 1450 yards rushing.
That's it as a team, as an entire team and this team is built on having you know good running game and a solid deep.
It's much much like, you know, Buffalo, Andy, the Ravens, San Francisco, those kind of style teams.
That's what they're based on.
You got to get more than 1400 yards rushing to be considered a running team.
There's running backs out there that got that by themselves last season.
But it's not to say that Chicago was absolutely terrible completely throughout the season.
But they did finish the season eight name, right? A night week, one they almost took.
The Packers came down to like the last few minutes.
Aaron Rodgers esque and Rodgers Drive play the very next week, they be the Denver Broncos.
They sweat the Minnesota Vikings in their division, swept, Um, and and they said, Hey, Dallas, come on.
They want that really tough offense and let's see what you could do against RD.
And they couldn't and Chicago ended up beaten Dallas so that they can get some filled ones.
And and to be honest with you, I think it all boils down to whether they need to upgrade that offensive line.
Get to Robespierre, pulls a little bit better protection, okay, because there's been too many times that I washed games last year where guys will just coming through that line untouched, even on a blitz.
There should be someone there to be able tow at least Chip somebody.
But there's miscommunications on that line all over the place.
I don't know, I haven't looked, but I hope the guys Chicago went out and got themselves a new offensive line coach just saying, You know, because there's miscommunication that's on the coach.
That's not less there of the talent.
Communication has everything to do with coaching, keeping them all straight up here and together.
But we look in the Allen like I said, Alan, he's got He's got that contract you're coming up Had a heck of a year last year and his partner on on, uh, whether or not this pandemic is going to, uh, you know, with the whole lowering affecting the salary cap on may be effecting his contract.
This upcoming you since he is in a contract year, is a response.
You know, I don't think necessarily will affect it.
I'm not 100 perfect.
I mean, I say effect it.
I mean, as far as guys salaries and stuff around the league.
I don't Yeah, I been listening of my sister who actually works in baseball and see what baseball is going through with their contracts and this part of this Even.
I don't think that's what's in store for us as a whole in the NFL that we won't go through anything like that, just kind of where I think our league is.
It set the start.
No, he's dead right about that.
The NFL is not in the same predicament.
Is baseball? Baseball is set completely differently with their They don't have true salary caps.
Their teams revenue is based on how much money they could pass on to.
Their players were at this, the NFL revenue that is divvied up amongst the 32 NFL teams, where in which have been used as player revenue for their cat.
But if something does get done, he says something, it's done.
But at the end of the day, that's left up to the Bears with my agent for me personally, to be quite honest, I'm not going to concern myself with that too much.
I'm just looking forward to this 2020 season.
I'm definitely excited for And I'm definitely ready to get going.
Whatever happens, happens.
That is a good way of looking at it.
Go out there, play your game.
You play the best you can.
You help your team.
You don't alienate either quarterback because either one of them could start for you this year.
You play well, You become a number one.
Get that big contract extension.
They're going to need you.
But the first and foremost thing is staying healthy.
He's going to have to stay healthy to duplicate this, what he did last year or maybe even improve on it.
But to improve on it, he's gonna need the quarterback.
Would need more time in the pocket toe.
Allow Alan to get down the field further because even with Allen's I mean, my goodness, he was like, he didn't do that great.
When it came to long, long catches, I think he averaged.
What was it that he averaged? Well, give me one moment.
Let me look this up real quick.
I think he averaged, like, 11 yards a catch.
Averaged 11 yards.
A catch led in the half. 11.4.
Let me just keep adjusting.
That I might that might even go down.
4 point two are for two.
Okay, the year before in Jacksonville are No, no, no, No. 11.7.
Yeah, 11 7 in 2015 where he went to the Pro Bowl when he was healthy his sop****re season.
The last time he broke 1000 yards receiving, he had 1400 yard receiving 17.
5 yards a catch, which is stupid. Good.
That's not something that you know you should truly expect.
But the year before last.
In 2018 when he played 13 games with Chicago, he had 750 yards, four touchdowns, but he had 13.
7 yards per catch.
If he could take that yards per catch and drop it on that 98 receptions.
My goodness, at the Pro Bowl season, that's a Pro Bowl season.
That'll be 98 catches that would put him around 13 1400 yards.
That's Pro Bowl for any receiver.
Well, I hope the good things happen for Alan, maybe, ah, maybe getting commit and Graham at the tight end positions will help kind of free him up a little bit.
It's quite possible, but it's very interesting to see who's going to be slinging him The rock this year.
Well, that's that was my question.
I'm sure I will get back to this later on as the season starts and as it progresses And as news comes out until next time, I'm Laurence Owen for SportsCastr news, and, as usual, I want.