The Bears are considering members of a very good defensive tackle draft class among their core of possibles for the No. 19 pick on Thursday evening. If one of those turns out to be the choice, defensive tackle Stephen Paea has a few words of wisdom to share.Paea, voted by teammates as the winner of the rookie edition of the 2011 Brian Piccolo Award (linebacker Nick Roach was the veteran winner), came in last year as the Bears No. 2 pick. He learned that what worked in college didnt work in the NFL and youd better learn a different mindset first of all.Trust your keys, No. 1, and believe what the coaches are saying, Paea said. Its not like college where you can just run past offensive linemen with your speed and strength.In the NFL, that is just not going to happen.
Eloy Jimenez looks set to make his White Sox return this week, Javier Báez exited Sunday's game with a minor injury and is it time for the Bulls to think outside the box in the NBA Draft? Here's what you may have missed from the weekend in Chicago sports:
All indications point towards Eloy Jimenez returning to the White Sox this week, as the rookie outfielder was not in Triple-A Charlotte's lineup on Sunday. Jimenez's return comes just in time, as the White Sox play two of the best teams in baseball this week.
On the latest White Sox Talk Podcast, Chuck Garfien and Vinnie Duber discuss James McCann's breakout season.
Javier Báez exited Sunday's game against the Nationals with a right heel contusion, though he could be back in the lineup on Monday.
Jon Lester's hot streak came to an end on Saturday, though the bigger story from the game is the Cubs questioning if Nationals reliever Sean Doolittle's delivery is legal.
Former Cubs starter Carlos Zambrano made his return to the mound over the weekend with the independent Chicago Dogs.
On the latest Cubs Talk Podcast, Luke Stuckmeyer and NBC Sports Chicago producers Eric Strobel and Nate Poppen breakdown Monday's matchup between Yu Darvish and Jake Arrieta.
NBC Sports Chicago's Mark Schanowski wonders if it's time for the Bulls to think outside the box in the NBA Draft.
In the latest Blackhawks mailbag, Charlie Roumeliotis discusses Blackhawks trade probabilities and playoff chances in 2019-20.
Chuck Garfien and Vinnie Duber talk about James McCann's breakout season with the White Sox (1:15).
Then Chuck speaks with McCann about all the preparation he does for every game (9:20), why he'll never use a cheat sheet scouting report behind the plate like many catchers do (11:30) and what McCann has been badgering Lucas Giolito about since spring training (14:30).
Plus, why Evan Marshall and Aaron Bummer have been so successful out of the bullpen (16:30), why McCann acts as a karaoke host on the team bus (17:40) and more.
Listen to the entire podcast here or in the embedded player below.
White Sox Talk Podcast