Wondering about a player, a past game or another issue involving the Bears? Senior writer Larry Mayer answers a variety of email questions from fans on ChicagoBears.com.
With the Bears drafting Jeremy Langford, do you think the team is moving on from Ka'Deem Carey? Langford looks like a solid pick who can definitely contribute as a rookie, but I went to the University of Arizona and watched more Ka'Deem Carey than most fans and he has legitimate talent to offer. I would hate for him to be phased out before he can develop into his full potential.
The Bears are very high on Jeremy Langford, but that doesn't mean that they're going to phase out Ka'Deem Carey before he gets a chance to show what he can do. I anticipate a very competitive situation at the running back position in training camp and the preseason as Langford, Carey, Jacquizz Rodgers and Senorise Perry all battle for backup spots behind starter Kyle Long. In answer to your question, I fully expect Carey to get an opportunity to earn a job with the Bears. When you're monitoring the competition, it's important to remember that the Bears will require their backup running backs to not only run with the ball and catch passes out of the backfield but also excel in blitz pick-up as well as on special teams.
What is the longest field goal kicked in Bears history?
The longest field goal in Bears history is a 58-yarder by Robbie Gould in a 24-21 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2013 season opener at Soldier Field. The kick came with :11 left in the first half and enabled the Bears to cut the Bengals' lead to 14-10. With the 58-yarder, Gould eclipsed his own record that he set with a 57-yarder in a 13-10 overtime loss to the Broncos on Dec. 11, 2011 in Denver.
I really enjoyed the "Inside Rookie Minicamp" video series last year. Why wasn't there one for this year? I was really looking forward to seeing the team's rookies.
There will be an equally-compelling series this year entitled "Meet the Rookies" that will be shown in four separate segments on ChicagoBears.com June 10, 15, 22 and 24. All four parts will be broadcast together on FOX-TV in Chicago on Friday, June 12. The series will focus on four rookies in Kevin White, Hroniss Grasu, Tayo Fabuluje and Cameron Meredith who all have fascinating stories.