The Bears named Robbie Gould their all-time kicker as they continue to announce each position group leading up to this weekend’s 100 year celebration.
The team announced its Centennial Scrapbook All-Time Team Defense on Monday, featuring Dick Butkus at middle linebacker over Mike Singletary and Brian Urlacher. The offense will be announced on Wednesday.
Tuesday’s All-Time Team: Special Teams featured Gale Sayers at kick returner, Devin Hester at punt returner, Gould at kicker and Bobby Joe Green at punter.
The fan base’s clamoring for a reunion with Gould, the franchise’s all-time leading scorer, has waned a bit over the past month. He still has yet to sign the franchise tag from the 49ers and he requested a trade leading up to April’s NFL draft, to which John Lynch & Kyle Shanahan collectively acknowledged with a “that’s cute.”
Meanwhile the Bears kicking competition currently features Eddy Pineiro, Elliott Fry and Chris Blewitt. And…it’s…going?
As for Robbie, his latest social media update has him apparently training on an indoor track with the support of an inspirational quote from a guy I admittedly had to look up.
“Hard work beats talent, until talent works hard”- Eric Cressey pic.twitter.com/XMiAeVaZ9N— Robbie Gould (@RobbieGould09) May 30, 2019
So this is what we know.
The Bears have acknowledged the obvious - that Gould, a player who has been pretty transparent about his desire to return to the Bears, is the best player in franchise history at a position they desperately have to fix this coming season.
We also know that the kickers and Special Teams Coordinator Chris Tabor are supposed to talk on Wednesday to give everyone a gauge of something kicker competition related at the latest OTAs.
Depending on how that goes, let’s all take a minute to remember how the past month had been pretty quiet on the Robbie reunion front. That was nice.