The Bears already have a Pro Bowl running back in Jordan Howard, but GM Ryan Pace just provided the Bears the perfect compliment to Howard's downhill running style.
North Carolina A&T's Tarik Cohen, who measures in at just 5-foot-6 and weighs 175 pounds, was selected by the Bears at No. 119 in the fourth round. Cohen finished his career as one of the most decorated running backs in FCS history as he finished as the MEAC's all-time leading rusher with 5,619 yards.
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Cohen, who is nicknamed "The Human Joystick" and draws comparisons to NFL running back Darren Sproles for their diminutive size and running size, immediately started trending on Twitter after he was selected by the Bears because of some jaw-dropping highlights.
Check out some of them below.
Cohen shows off his athleticism to go with his hand-eye coordination.
Cohen makes the entire Kent State team miss.
Check out that speed and vision.
Now, you can see why Cohen has been given the nickname "The Human Joystick."
On Monday evening, the Bears released a statement from George McCaskey regarding the recent death of George Floyd:
A week ago another unarmed African-American man died at the hands of a white police officer. We are witnessing the anger and frustration play out in protests across the nation, including Chicago. We must do more than wring our hands and hope it doesn’t happen again. As an organization, we have addressed it internally by offering unconditional support to our family of staff, coaches and players, and today Ryan Pace and Coach Nagy spent the allotted two hours of team meeting time listening to and healing together with our players and the coaching staff. Through our voice, our actions and our resources, it is our obligation to lead. We will continue to work with our player-led social justice committee to provide funding and exposure to local organizations dedicated to empowering communities that have been oppressed for far too long. We’re proud to support organizations like BUILD Chicago, I Grow Chicago, My Block, My Hood, My City, and Youth Guidance, among others, who are doing great work in these communities and we encourage fans to partner with us in supporting them. Our commitment is to continue to be an active participant in change.
Though they don't use his name specifically, it's clearly a reference to Floyd's death, as they Bears joined (most) teams across the country in issuing statements condemning the abuse of power among law enforcement officials.
There is a lot of debate happening in the country right now, and it's complex and nuanced.
For some reason, on Monday evening, former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher felt his input was necessary.
Urlacher hopped on over to Grant Hill's (??) Instagram account, jump into the comments section, where the most useful and productive conversation always takes place, and weigh in.
It's no surprise Urlacher is pleased with President Trump's handling of the situation, he visited him in the Oval Office earlier this year and called it a "once in a lifetime experience."
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