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Chicago Bears Rumors: Team has “plans” for Adam Shaheen

Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:21 pm

https://dawindycity.com/2020/06/18/chic ... m-shaheen/

It sounds like the Chicago Bears want Adam Shaheen to stick around.
On Wednesday afternoon, the Chicago Bears made many of their coaches available to the media via zoom. Both quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo and offensive line coach Juan Castillo delivered some great comments and displayed their passion for the game. Bears Twitter could feel the excitement in their voices.

Then tight ends coach Clancy Barone threw a collective wet blanket on the entire situation with his comments regarding the much-maligned Adam Shaheen.

Perhaps the only comments that would have been more shocking and disappointing to Chicagoans are “Jim Boylen is the right man for the job.” However, a close second would most certainly be something like “Adam Shaheen has a bright future and we have plans for him in this offense.”



Welp — it turns out that is exactly hat Barone said during his Zoom interview. It’s extremely difficult to try to rationalize why the organization would feel this way. Since the end of last season, all signs have pointed to the Bears parting ways with the former second-round pick who has failed to live up to expectations.

Whether it was him essentially being a healthy scratch for nearly the last half of the season or the fact that the Bears are overloaded with tight ends and Shaheen seemed like one of the more logical choices to be released, most fans expected him to be released.

But now it seems like the organization has had a change of heart. Again, though, the question is why? What could Shaheen have possibly demonstrated over the last few months that have left Barone with the impression that he still has a bright future? Which of his 26 receptions over the last three years did it?

In three years he has taken 24, 15, and 16 percent of the snaps respectively. He has had great difficulty getting and staying on the field, but the reality is even when he has been, it’s not as if he’s flashed brilliance.

So it strains the imagination a bit to understand what plans the Bears could have for Shaheen next season that don’t involve using his salary on another player after he’s released. But we shall see.
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Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:03 pm

Meh, I'm not put off by it. He was a high draft choice who's been injury riddled. If we're ok giving Mitch another chance after being one of the worst QB's in the league last year, I'm ok giving another high draft choice a last chance also, especially considering his failure has been primarily injury related.

Just like Mitch, where our best scenario is he magically turns his career around and beats out Foles and becomes a true franchise QB - the best scenario for Shaheen is he stays healthy and finally puts it all together and has a great year himself. No harm at this point in seeing that through.

I don't see either of these guys turning their careers around frankly, but why not try?
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Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:42 pm

Perhaps it's simply because the Bears are getting reports back that Shaheen is finally healthy. It was clear even in games that he played, that he simply wasn't healthy. At times, it seemed like he was moving around like Ditka.... Not as Mike used to be, but as he is now at 80 years old. And that's being generous to Shaheen.
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Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:45 pm

Press Conferences don't matter

Zoom didn't change that
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Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:46 pm

The "plan" is to release him once nobody trades a conditional seventh.
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Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:17 pm

UOK wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:46 pm
The "plan" is to release him once nobody trades a conditional seventh.
I think that’s what will happen but my thinking is to get him in camp an see what happens. If health and thats held him back no harm in seeing if he can shake the injury bug and do something. I don’t think he old help the cap that much by sending him to the wood chipper.

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Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:57 pm

I'm in the minority, but sporadic QB play combined with nagging injuries don't make me want to condemn Shaheen. I've seen flashes when he has a favorable matchup and the QB looks for him. He does need to stay on the field, but there isn't as much pressure for him to excel as a high top 10 pick. He does need to show he can contribute more to earn another contract, but when he does make it happen, even if its just 1 or 2 years, I think he'll be as good as any of the 2nd tier TE's out there.
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Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:02 pm

I have plans for lots of junk in my garage. They keep rusting and getting up in the garbage.
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Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:26 pm

Bears' plans for Shaheen:

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Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:22 pm

Maybe he's a really good cook and can help out in the kitchen.
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Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:23 pm

If I am selling a car am I going to say it’s a piece of crap?
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Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:25 pm

southdakbearfan wrote:
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If I am selling a car am I going to say it’s a piece of crap?
....or....if someone offers you a shitty price for your car, do you just keep it and fix it up?
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Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:48 pm

I'll bet anyone a cold 6-pack he doesn't play a snap for the Bears in '20 regular season.
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Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:50 pm

Meh. As usual, actions speak louder than words and Pace's actions tell me the "plan" for Shaheen doesn't include playing 2020 with the Bears.
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Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:25 pm

UOK wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:46 pm
The "plan" is to release him once nobody trades a conditional seventh.
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Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:35 pm

dplank wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:25 pm
southdakbearfan wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:23 pm
If I am selling a car am I going to say it’s a piece of crap?
....or....if someone offers you a shitty price for your car, do you just keep it and fix it up?

The City (NFL) has a law (Roster limit) that you can only have so many rusted out pieces of shit (Shaheen) in your yard though
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RichH55 wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:35 pm
dplank wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:25 pm


....or....if someone offers you a shitty price for your car, do you just keep it and fix it up?

The City (NFL) has a law (Roster limit) that you can only have so many rusted out pieces of shit (Shaheen) in your yard though
Given the very strong likelihood that the NFL adds additional Practice Squad spots to account for trying to play through a pandemic, I would not be surprised if Shaheen ends up landing there.
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Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:42 pm
Perhaps it's simply because the Bears are getting reports back that Shaheen is finally healthy. It was clear even in games that he played, that he simply wasn't healthy.
I'm confused. Finally healthy?

Of course, he's healthy. There's no football being played. It's the off-season.

He gets injured when he's playing football. Which, unfortunately, he has to do in order to contribute to a football team.

If he never had to play football he would be healthy all of the time.
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Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:32 pm

dplank wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:25 pm
southdakbearfan wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:23 pm
If I am selling a car am I going to say it’s a piece of crap?
....or....if someone offers you a shitty price for your car, do you just keep it and fix it up?
Depends on if it is even capable of running again. lol And sometimes, you've waited to long and there's simply no way to get rid of it or fix it up:

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Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:38 pm

Richie wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:25 pm
Yogi da Bear wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:42 pm
Perhaps it's simply because the Bears are getting reports back that Shaheen is finally healthy. It was clear even in games that he played, that he simply wasn't healthy.
I'm confused. Finally healthy?

Of course, he's healthy. There's no football being played. It's the off-season.

He gets injured when he's playing football. Which, unfortunately, he has to do in order to contribute to a football team.

If he never had to play football he would be healthy all of the time.
Not sure that I've ever seen him healthy. He certainly didn't seem so at the start of last season.
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Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:45 pm

Smokescreen. They can't bad mouth him at this point if they want to trade him. He is not top 3 on this team at the moment. IMO he is done with this team, he has no value at this moment.
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Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:25 pm

Otis Day wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:45 pm
he has no value at this moment.
That doesn't change two months from now

It's just a dumb throw away Presser comment

Read: It was a presser comment
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Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:21 pm

Don't think he could be PS eligilble as he's played too much in games.

I'm going to go the kool-aid route and say he'll probably get a chance during TC. He knows the offense and he does have history with Mitch. Who knows, Foles may take pity on him and work with him. Shaheen could also get some tips from Graham on how to stay away from injuries.

He's a sunk cost so the Bears staff can see if he's worth a roster spot. Really late bloomer?
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Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:05 pm

I still say you all could be vast;y underrating Shaheen. He could have been doing a lot of studying, training, and honing his craft while out with an injury.

How do any of you know he wouldn't be a HUGE asset to the kitchen staff?
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I still say you all could be vast;y underrating Shaheen. He could have been doing a lot of studying, training, and honing his craft while out with an injury.

How do any of you know he wouldn't be a HUGE asset to the kitchen staff?
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Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:54 pm

spudbear wrote:
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Don't think he could be PS eligilble as he's played too much in games.
I don't think that's a limitation anymore in the New CBA. I don't think the new CBA has a year requirement to the Practice Squad anymore. That's why Bray would once again be eligible for our practice squad.
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Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:52 pm

Yogi da Bear wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:54 pm
spudbear wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:21 pm
Don't think he could be PS eligilble as he's played too much in games.
I don't think that's a limitation anymore in the New CBA. I don't think the new CBA has a year requirement to the Practice Squad anymore. That's why Bray would once again be eligible for our practice squad.
Good call

Anyone got an article with more on this? Always intriguing to me
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Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:45 pm

Yogi da Bear wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:54 pm
spudbear wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:21 pm
Don't think he could be PS eligilble as he's played too much in games.
I don't think that's a limitation anymore in the New CBA. I don't think the new CBA has a year requirement to the Practice Squad anymore. That's why Bray would once again be eligible for our practice squad.
Article 33, Section 4 of the CBA explains who is eligible to join the practice squad:

Beginning in the 2020 League Year, the Practice Squad shall consist of the following players: (i) players who do not have an Accrued Season of NFL experience; (ii) free agent players who were on the Active List for fewer than nine regular season games during their only Accrued Season(s); (iii) a maximum of four free agent players per Club who have earned no more than two Accrued Seasons, with those four players to have no limitation as to the number of games on the game day Active List in either of those seasons; and (iv) a maximum of two free agent players per Club with no limitations as to their number of earned Accrued Seasons; provided, however, that the NFL shall increase the maximum number of players in category (iv) above from two players to four players for the 2022-30 League Years.
I think Shaheen has 3 Accrued Seasons, with 1 being 13 games.
So he would only qualify for the 2 (new this year) slots with no limitations.

Debatable whether he's even worth one of those.
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Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:39 pm

My guess... They brought in Clancy Barone and told him if he could make lemonade out of Adam Shaheen, it would be a HUGE feather in his cap. As egotistical NFL coaches tend to do, he's embraced the challenge. That includes talking his key student up in press conferences.

I hope most of us (including me) are dreadfully wrong about Shaheen and he blooms out of nowhere and manages to stay healthy. However, at this point as many have said, talk means zero. We've heard that song before about many other players who flopped.
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